An annual tradition of this column calls attention to the kind of religious inspiration that religion didn’t necessarily request. Suspecting that the cause of these decisions were due to indigestion rather than inspiration, I’ve named them the Bad Burrito Awards.
By Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service|
November 16, 2018
CHICAGO (RNS) — At his appearance in late October at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, best-selling author, newspaper columnist and social media maven John Scalzi tossed a 10-sided die to determine what he would speak about that evening.
Sometimes it's explaining the meaning of life. Sometimes it's how he wrote his latest science-fiction novel, “The Consuming Fire,” in two weeks.
(RNS) — When the creators of CBS’s new, surprise hit TV show “God Friended Me” set out to create a series with religious ideas at its center, they wanted to bring something innovative to the genre: Doubt.
(RNS) — Even in our present “golden age” of television, with the number of scripted programs on network, cable and streaming channels expected to top 500 this year, shows that feature religion or faith are scarce.
Rarer still are spiritually themed series that successfully find an audience, if not critical acclaim, amid the thrum of hundreds of other viewing options.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service|
October 27, 2018
(RNS) — U.S. Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife, Heather, faced the trauma of war on the battlefield and the home front when he was suddenly deployed to Iraq days after he entered the military chaplaincy.
A decade later, their story is portrayed in the movie “Indivisible,” which opens Friday (Oct. 26) and features “Grey’s Anatomy” actors Justin Bruening and Sarah Drew.