(RNS) Was the "Sudden Departure" an act of God? Is there a God? If there is, why does he let bad things happen to people in the series? These, and other theological "big ones," formed the heart of the HBO series, but went unresolved.
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(RNS) The show, which concludes Sunday (Dec. 4), raises theological questions about what it means to be human and what it costs us to sacrifice our humanity for momentary pleasure.
(RNS) A first look at Jude Law playing Lenny Belardo, the first American to be elected pope -- and surely the hottest, and most dangerous. Will this drama work in the Pope Francis era?
(RNS) The HBO satirist aims to shine a light on broad IRS tax exemptions for televangelists' prosperity gospel schemes.
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver launched Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption to highlight the IRS’s hands-off approach to America’s top televangelists and their sometimes "seedy" prosperity gospel schemes.
(RNS) A new HBO documentary tells the story of Lobsang Phuntsok, who gave up being a Buddhist teacher in the U.S to start a remote orphanage.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) In Uganda, LGBT people are beaten, raped, evicted and dismissed from their jobs because of their sexual identity or orientation, said the Rev. Anthony Musaala during a speaking engagement. Even associating with or advocating for...
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (RNS) Will HBO's scathing documentary of Scientology, which airs March 29, prompt the secretive, litigious church to change? Don't bet on it.
"The Jinx," a new docuseries on HBO, is one of the most profound explorations of good and evil on television.
(RNS) The new HBO series begins three years after what has been termed the Sudden Departure, when 2 percent of the world's population -- Christians, Jews, Muslims, straight, gay, white, black, brown, and Gary Busey -- suddenly disappeared.
'True Detective' and 'The Good Wife' are putting atheist characters in the spotlight. To celebrate the rise of atheists on TV, here are five of the best nontheist TV characters from the last five years.
(RNS) “Questioning Darwin,” a new, hourlong documentary airing on HBO in February, juxtaposes the story of the 19th-century naturalist with looks into the lives of contemporary American Christians who believe the world was created in six days.
(RNS) A growing number of Americans are marking the 1809 birthday of the British naturalist whose masterpiece “On The Origin of Species” has never been out of print since its publication in 1859.
(RNS) Is there anything morally redeeming about “Games of Thrones”? Some worry that HBO's fantasy tale is the antithesis of J.R.R. Tolkien’s good-over-evil stories, but others perceive a theological framework that could inspire Christians.
(RNS) Against great odds, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus set out from Philadelphia to rescue 50 children from Nazi-controlled Austria, the subject of a new HBO documentary set to air on Holocaust Remembrance Day.