Day: December 11, 2014

Exodus Opens Amid Criticism

Exodus Opens Amid Criticism

Hollywood’s latest Bible epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, opens to a nationwide audience this weekend with mixed reviews and heavy criticism of a mostly-white cast representing Biblical characters. The film stars Christian Bales as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses and tells the famous Exodus story when Moses is chosen to lead the Hebrews out of […]

Anglican Communion bonds building at Virginia Theological Seminary

Under the new leadership of Dr. Robert Heaney, the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary is looking to strengthen Anglican Communion bonds as a hub for reflection, resources, and reconciliation. In a new film from the Center for Anglican Communion Studies, Anglicans from all over the world share their stories of working together […]

Lessons from the Prophet Muhammad on preventing torture

Qasim Rashid, the author of Amazon #1 Best Seller in Islam, “Extremeist,” and “The Wrong Kind of Muslim, writes in the Huffington Post that the Prophet Muhammad’s life of compassion, mercy, and justice is a positive exemplar for individuals and communities who wish to end torture practices used by groups like ISIS and the CIA: Stop justifying torture Nothing justifies the torture […]

Women and Pope Francis

Despite the popularity of Pope Francis as a theological progressive, some people are beginning to question his understanding of women in the life of the Church. According several of his public remarks gathered in the Huffington Post, a highly patriarchal view of women seems to be part of his papacy:   For all his positive […]

Speaking to the Soul: The Shadow Side of Love

Speaking to the Soul: The Shadow Side of Love

“Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve. . .”  Luke 22:3 Judas has always fascinated me.  We know so very little about any of the disciples, and of him least of all.  How did he come to do what he did?  What motivated him to betray Jesus?  He was […]