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Oscar’s Spirit – Conflicts, large and small, in this year’s race

Special contributors Kenny Dickson and Gary Keene, and associate editor Bill Fentum offer a rundown of the Best Picture (and Foreign Language Film) nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards, to be presented Feb. 24. Two or three of the movies have overt spiritual content, and all of them can spark moral and ethical discussions. […]

Reviving questions about Abraham Lincoln’s faith

By Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service There is a moment in Steven Spielberg’s masterful new film Lincoln when the 16th president asks the kind of big question usually tackled by religion: Why are we here? “Do you think we choose the times into which we are born,” Daniel Day-Lewis, as Abraham Lincoln, asks two young […]