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How Hollywood Embraces the Holy

The 2010 Academy Awards featured a bumper crop of 2009 films built around spiritual and religious themes. In 2007, a range of movies adapted comic book superheroes for the silver... read more >

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Christian Insight and Art

Historically, art has intentionally interpreted biblical passages in light of a particular culture and according to a particular religious worldview. In a new art concordance, catalogued by theme, lectionary date... read more >

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Christian Insight and Movies

Films can help us understand perspectives on biblical themes we might not otherwise have noticed; sometimes they help open up new avenues for understanding, preaching and living the text within... read more >

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The Passion of the Christ

The movie by Mel Gibson was the focus of considerable attention by supporters and critics when it was released in 2004. In addition, Gibson’s own public behavior has contributed to... read more >

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Schools Required To Teach Bible-Based Origin Theories

Several state legislatures have introduced or will soon introduce laws requiring schools to teach Bible-based theories of the origin of the world. Surveys show that a significant portion of the American... read more >

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Understanding people of other faiths: Tools to help

Insights Into Religion has compiled these resources to help faith communities understand one another and reach across cultural, racial, ethnic and faith divides, with an emphasis on the Muslim-Christian dynamic.

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Practicing faith in Everyday Life: some spiritual tools to help

Insights Into Religion offers the following resources and tools for congregations to help their members learn to think theologically, develop patterns of worship and practice spiritual disciplines.

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Black Church Resource Provides Dialogue On Homosexuality

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An online resource seeks to open up discussion on what is sometimes viewed as a taboo subject in African American congregations.

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Study Leave for Ministry Professionals

Study Leave for Ministry Professionals at Duke University is for Christian institutional leaders and pastors, program staff and laity of all traditions who want to spend a week immersed in... read more >

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Jerusalem: City of War, City of Peace

“The subject of the Bible is violence. And it’s rooted in Jerusalem. … It’s the place where all the warring armies of the empires intersected.” With those words, author James... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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