Why Trump — not Jesus — is at the heart of white Christian love for Kanye
(RNS) — White supremacy has always been on the lookout for black spokespeople. From the moment he donned that red hat, Kanye became their great black hope to endorse their white nationalist messiah.
Della Reese, minister and star of ‘Touched by an Angel,’ dies at 86
(RNS) — A onetime gospel singer and groundbreaking African-American talk show host, she was later known for her lead role in the TV series “Touched by an Angel”
Obama at prayer breakfast: ‘Jesus is a good cure for fear’
WASHINGTON (RNS) The president’s speech to several thousand mostly evangelical listeners came a day after he spoke at a Baltimore mosque.
#blacklivesmatter in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘A.D.’
(RNS) Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s “The Bible” miniseries was criticized as too white. Now they’re back with “A.D.,” and the cast is more multicultural than you might imagine.
Jesus is all over the small screen, and that’s no accident
“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.”
REVIEW: Well-intentioned ‘Son of God’ doesn’t go too deep
(RNS) “Son of God,” which opens Friday (Feb. 28), takes no real chances, opting for a moderately involving re-telling of an oft-told story.
Rick Warren, others, rent theaters for premiere of ‘Son of God’
(RNS) Christian leaders, including megachurch pastors Rick Warren and Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters in 10 cities for the upcoming Jesus film, “Son of God.”
5 films that will make 2014 ‘the year of the Bible’
A slew of biblical films with star-studded casts and big budgets is slated for 2014. Here are five you don’t want to miss.
Hollywood looks to the Bible for screenplay potential
(RNS) Nearly 10 years after the blockbuster success of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” which earned $611.9 million worldwide, studios are looking to the Good Book for good material.
Christians in Middle East: U.S. attack on Syria would be detrimental
NEW YORK (RNS) “I couldn’t find a Christian leader at the conference who supported military intervention,” said Geoff Tunnicliffe, secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance.
10 inaccuracies in The Bible . . . the miniseries, not the book
History Channel’s The Bible is a smash hit, but some Christian critics have questioned its historicity. Here is a list of the series’ 10 most notable inaccuracies.