Theology & The Church

The saving grace of Mark Russell’s satirical Bible

Someone told me about a new version of the Bible they’re reading. It’s called God Is Disappointed in You and is written by Mark Russell (with drawings by Shannon Wheeler). I cynically downloaded it to my Kindle, prepared for the worst, only to find myself laughing hysterically 10 minutes later…  [more]

If Wes Anderson adapted the Bible

Thanks to our friends at Christ and Pop Culture, we were alerted to this ingenious Tumblr blog that we had to share: the Wes Anderson Bible. The simple concept matches dialogue from Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom and other Anderson films with Sunday School-style illustrations of familiar tales from…  [more]

Macklemore preaches 1 Corinthians 13:4 on Colbert Report

Sometimes the Bible shows up when you least expect it. On last night’s The Colbert Report, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed “Same Love,” a song off their 2012 album, The Heist, calling for equal rights for gay couples. It’s a deft piece of musicianship, with confessional lyrics and a nice…  [more]

Why History’s Bible series was worth it

We’ve now reached the conclusion of the landmark History series The Bible. A record 10 million viewers plus have tuned in each week to this sweeping portrayal of the narrative of Scripture. The Bible has even surpassed American Idol - a Biblical irony, if you think about it. It’s always…  [more]

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