(RNS) Perhaps the performance richest in religious imagery was Beyonce's, which evoked iconography of the divine mother from several faith traditions.
Many moments ago—two millennia or so—all this was called “Gnosticism,” which never left our cultures, and returns in newly marketable forms.
This public display of faith in conjunction with his other shenanigans raises questions about whether it's helpful for celebrities to broadcast their faith.
(RNS) “Black Jesus” will air late at night, well after most kids are in bed, but One Million Moms' Monica Cole said "blasphemy is blasphemy, no matter what time of day it is."
ROME (RNS) Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who was considered a leading candidate to become pope in the March conclave that selected Pope Francis, is no stranger to pop music-related controversy.
(RNS) ABC's saucy new drama, "GCB" has been panned by critics and called "anti-Christian" by Newt Gingrich. TLC cancelled its controversial reality show, "All-American Muslim," and anything short of "Touched By an Angel" seems to flop. Piet Levy explores why.