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Mister Rogers Lego prototype a tribute to his ‘deep spiritual resonance’

By Kathryn Post — May 30, 2023
(RNS) — Mister Rogers' Neighborhood could again become a household fixture, this time in the form of a Lego set.
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Hebrew Bible purchased for $38.1 million for display at Jewish museum

By Kathryn Post — May 17, 2023
(RNS) — Purchased by the American Friends of the ANU, Museum of the Jewish People, Codex Sassoon is one of the most expensive historical documents ever sold at auction.

‘The Way,’ Emilio Estevez’s film about the Camino, returns to theaters

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 15, 2023
(RNS) — The movie returns to theaters for one night Tuesday (May 16) and features a conversation between Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen and travel guru Rick Steves.

‘There are many worlds in me’: Asian American Christians reject conformity

By Kathryn Post — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — Hosanna Wong, J.S. Park and Nikole Lim have forged expansive faiths that acknowledge the rich dimensions of their identities.

New books celebrate faith and motherhood in time for Mother’s Day

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 10, 2023
(RNS) — Yes, that’s this weekend. Call your mom — or maybe gift her one of these books.

How Mexico City’s mural movement transformed walls into art

By MarÍa Teresa HernÁndez — May 10, 2023
MEXICO CITY (AP) — It is no coincidence that muralism was born in this place.

The real priest behind ‘The Pope’s Exorcist’ was a fan of Hollywood horror films

By Joseph P. Laycock — May 5, 2023
(The Conversation) — How did blockbuster horror films such as ‘The Exorcist’ help the church warm to the controversial ritual?

What ‘The Starling Girl’ gets right about church abuse and fundamentalism

By Kathryn Post — May 5, 2023
(RNS) — ‘When abuse is framed as just black and white, it can be harder for people going through it to reckon with it and realize it,’ said writer/director Laurel Parmet.

Why white supremacists would be thrilled to hear Jackie Hill Perry call out Beyoncé

By Andre Henry — May 4, 2023
(RNS) — A Christian criticizes Black musicians for exploring African spirituality.

New books spotlight women’s leadership in New Testament

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 4, 2023
(RNS) — ‘It’s not that we’re trying to rewrite history. It’s simply that women have been obscured,’ said Beth Allison Barr.

‘The Chosen’: Coming soon to a US prison near you

By Kathryn Post — May 3, 2023
(RNS) — The wildly popular show is the first multiseason drama to hit Floodlight, a free streaming platform launched by Prison Fellowship in March 2020.

Whimsical cathedrals and spiritual portals: The architecture of Paul Goesch

By Emma Ryan — May 3, 2023
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (RNS) — Goesch, a German expressionist architect and spiritualist, is having his first dedicated exhibition outside of Europe.

20 years ago, Switchfoot unleashed the riff that changed Christian rock

By Tyler Huckabee — April 29, 2023
(RNS) — Switchfoot was always meant for more than CCM.
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