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Glo Bible Partners with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

Word from the entertainment world is that superstar-producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey, are teaming up with digital Bible maker Glo Bible; and Christian publisher Zondervan (an imprint of HarperCollins) to launch Bible360, “a new app that brings the text of Scripture to life through video, interactive technology and social media.” According to the press release: Bible360 will build upon Glo Bible’s award-winning digital platform — which incorporates 360-degree virtual tours and animated […]

Book Review: The Betrayal of Charity by Matthew Levering

The Betrayal of Charity: The Sins that Sabotage Divine Love by Matthew Levering (Baylor University Press, 225 pages, August 1, 2011) It is always refreshing to read from a young theologian bringing new perspectives and exploring topics in a new light. Matthew Levering certainly does not  disappoint with his newest theological work, and recent Patheos Book Club pick, The Betrayal of Charity: The Sins that Sabotage Divine Love. In bringing together the works of contemporary theologians and scholars in other […]

Where I Am

I realized not too long ago that I’ve lacked some serious “me”   time since the start of the year. I may have figured it out halfway through the year, but it’s not too late to take some time off to recharge and renew. My good friend Emmy has recently felt the same way. She has taken some time off to reconnect with what is most important in her life and spend some time listening in the silence. She took […]

Film Review: Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

A few years ago, while perusing an online Catholic store, I stumbled across something called “Jesus Beads.” My first thought was that “Jesus Beads” was another name for the rosary, but I quickly learned that they were something completely different with the same purpose: meditation and closeness to God in prayer. On the “Jesus Beads” is said the Jesus Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner. Why hadn’t I heard about this prayer before? […]

From Fallible Blogma: Is your faith “dumbed down?”

Great post over at Fallible Blogma with a great video featuring Fr. Barron discussing how our culture has “dumbed down” subjects such as literature, philosophy and religion. Check it out:Is your faith “dumbed down?” Matthew Warner says that we have become “dumbed down to anything except technology.” I agree. While I am a huge fan of technology, I also recognize that an increase in technology has also led to a decrease in communication and, quite possibly, one of the leading […]

(Music Review) SaintSong by Sarah Hart

SaintSong by Sarah Hart (SpiritandSong.com, 2009) Most often, when we think of Catholic music, we think of traditional hymns or the beautiful Gregorian chants that are so intrinsically a part of the history of Western Christianity and the Catholic experience. Music in the Church, however, has evolved into a blend of traditional and contemporary liturgical music that evokes both the beauty of the Catholic musical tradition and the Christian call to praise God in all ways. With SaintSong, singer-songwriter Sarah […]

Of Wright, Obama, and a Theology of Liberation

In an article from the Associated Press, Eric Groski writes of the divided loyalties in the Black Church </a>caused by the rift between Sen. Barrack Obama and his longtime Pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. The rift, of course, comes as a result of Wright’s recent speech and Q&A session at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club. In that speech, Wright accused the U.S. government of spreading AIDS, praised Louis Farrakhan, and suggested that Obama’s distance came from a politician acting like […]

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