(RNS) — Across the country, congregants have bought out theaters for screenings and dressed in their favorite African attire to see a superhero who looks like...
An occasional feature where RNS reporters plumb religion and spirituality — in film, television, books, music and other forms of popular culture.
(RNS) — The network enlisted the aid of actual clergy to make 'Living Biblically' more realistic and, hopefully, more funny.
(RNS) — Minecraft is becoming what some hoped failed Christian-themed games like Catechumen would become — a tool for exploring and advancing religion among...
(RNS) — Will audiences watch a sitcom about a guy who talks to God?
(RNS) — Author Julia Duin focuses on a new breed of snake-handling preachers — young and adept at using social media to attract attention.
(RNS) — Here are eight recently published books that deal with religion and spirituality in plot, theme or subject matter — without proselytizing.
(RNS) — 'I felt, as a moviegoer, kind of making fun of Catholic school has been covered,' Gerwig told RNS.
(RNS) For Prince, who died in April 2016, 'every song was either a prayer or foreplay.'
(RNS) — A new film recounts the unlikely friendship between St. Francis of Assisi and the nephew of the great Muslim leader Saladin.
(RNS) — Some are clearly rooted in religious messages, while others focus on family, kindness and generosity in ways that may appeal to interfaith and secular...
(RNS) — Here are 10 memoirs that blend the spiritual or religious with politics, mental health, death and dying, marriage, motherhood, divorce, academia and...
(RNS) — The actress gives voice to Abby, a creature not mentioned in Scripture but who is charged to convey the excitement of the news of the birth of Christ.
(RNS) — A madman, a church, many people dead. It's not 2017 and Sutherland Springs. It's nearly 40 years since the November day in 1978 when the Rev. Jim Jones...
(RNS) — While McDermott's novels are often concerned with Irish Catholics in her native Brooklyn, this book — her eighth — is her most specifically religious.
(RNS) — A trip to the Holy Land in 1867 launched Twain from local journalist to international satirist and cemented his skepticism of organized religion.