Tagged with religion and media

NEWS: New Documentary on 7th-Day Adventists and Health Care Reform

As a result of their health-centered lifestyle, Seventh-Day Adventists typically live eight to ten years longer, according to longevity studies. A new documentary, The Adventists, explores intersections between faith and medicine, focusing particularly on the healthy lifestyle of adherents of Seventh-Day Adventism. As filmmaker Martin Doblmeier explained in an interview with Religion News Service, Adventists “start with the … Continue reading

NEWS: Angels or God?

It seems the “feel-good angelmania” of the mid-nineties is wearing off—or at least the optimism surrounding angelic hope as connected to God. The movie Legion depicts a God who “is simply sick of us and he’s going to show his displeasure not by water or the fire next time, but instead by angels—lots and lots … Continue reading

NEWS: Pope tells Priests to Start Blogging the Good News

In a recent official message, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged Catholic priests to utilize multimedia outlets such as  blogging and Youtube as potential outlets for their ministries. Seminaries should become, in addition to many other things, centers where young priests are trained in the use of new technologies, Benedict admonished, so long as this usage reflects Catholic … Continue reading

NEWS: The Church of Shiantology?

Personality cult is perhaps a bit too tame a descriptive for the following young actor Shia LaBeouf has attracted recently. Celebrity worship has become quite literal for a small group of Shia fans who have gotten together and actually declared their adoration a new religion. They call it Shiantology. It has a founding date–February 8, … Continue reading