(RNS) — Ever since Irma announced that she was going to pay Florida a visit, I’ve been experiencing what it must have been like to be on the ark — minus the animals, of course, writes Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin. (COMMENTARY)
The waters are rising. Global warming is real. What does God think of all this?
(RNS) It's time Hollywood treated Bible believers like adults, Aslan says.
(RNS) This ain’t no Sunday school Bible filmstrip, and that's the point, say creators of the series, which portrays events from the biblical book of 1 Samuel.
"We didn't make Sunday-school programming," says Hollywood producer Mark Burnett. "We made stuff that was accurate to the Bible, but realistic, and didn't feel like it had been made on a shoestring budget."
Insiders say China has joined several Muslim-majority countries in banning the film ‘Noah’ for religious reasons. But China’s ruling party is officially atheist. What gives?
WASHINGTON (RNS) Darren Aronofsky may not be religious, but the environmental messages in his "Noah" film definitely are.
(RNS) Biblical epics, such as the 1956 classic “The 10 Commandments,” featured white actors playing Moses and Pharaoh. That hasn't changed.
(RNS) Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia are among the countries that banned the movie "Noah." But aside from Muhammad, the prohibition on portraying other prophets is neither in the Quran nor the hadith.
World Vision flip-flops on hiring same-sex-married employees. Burma’s Muslims face new hurdles for marriage and childbirth. And Saudi goes nuts with new buffet and baby name bans. Sink your teeth into this all-you-can-eat March Recap while you still can.
(RNS) "Noah" director Darren Aronofsky describes where he got the idea for the film, how he plans to respond to critics and why he focuses the film on themes of justice vs. mercy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Some backers of the film tried to cast Wednesday’s encounter as a kind of tacit papal endorsement for the movie, but Vatican officials made it clear that was not the case.
Some evangelical leaders have criticized Paramount's forthcoming "Noah" film for not being fully accurate. RNS' Jonathan Merritt points out that these leaders have supported equally inaccurate biblical productions and misunderstand how good art functions.
(RNS) When the Bible is the source of inspiration for art, how close does the artist have to stay to the original narrative?
NEW YORK (RNS) The biblical narrative of the flood is a touchstone in many religious circles, a story that's told and retold within Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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