Category Archives: Culture

‘Amazing Grace’ Musical to Debut at the Museum of the Bible In Washington, D.C., on November 18

Amazing Grace is a hymn countless people around the globe know and sing. However, many do not know the powerful story behind it. Soon audiences everywhere will see the story…

The Young Pope and Pop Culture Ask: Where Did God Go?

From The Leftovers to Silence, movies and TV muse a God-shaped vacuum.

Evangelical Christians Reject Compromise on Homosexual Rights

Compromises designed to safeguard both religious freedoms and LGBT rights won’t fly among many of America’s most influential conservative Christians.

In Year of Anti-Muslim Vitriol, Brands Promote Inclusion (Video)

The gentle piano music starts as the doorbell chimes. A white-haired Christian pastor greets his friend, a Muslim imam, and the two converse and laugh over a cup of tea,…

Religion and Resistance at a New National Museum

This Saturday, priceless religious relics from black history like Nat Turner’s Bible, Harriet Tubman’s hymnal and antique pews from AME churches across the country will be on view at the grand…

WATCH: Divine Inspiration for the Fashion World

Admittedly, his face has adorned more religious imagery than any other in history.

Meet the “Muslim Mr. Rogers” of Nashville

A black headscarf framed Sairah Kamal’s face as she warmly greeted the three women who sat down across the table from her. The welcome broke through the whirring coffee shop…

The Secret Jews of The Hobbit

From the Middle East to Middle Earth In 1938, the Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien published a bestselling book featuring wizards, elves, dwarves, kings, queens, and a curious creature for which the…

Why Frivolous Pop Culture Matters

The morning of Friday, July 8th, was like a punch in the gut. I’m an early riser—three in the morning is usually prime writing time for me. Most nights, I go…

“Ghostbusters” Speaks to People of Faith

Most of the think pieces about the new “Ghostbusters” got written long before the film came out last weekend, as haters complained about women assuming the principal roles and were…