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Church rescue squad

By Sophia Lee
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Television | New reality show attempts to resuscitate failing churches by using a business model based on the needs of the community—not the gospel

Signs and Wonders: Gay groups praise Boy Scouts over Gates’ new leadership role

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Boy Scout developments. In an unusual move, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) tapped former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to be its next…

Witches' brew

By Megan Basham
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Television | Both cable and network TV are suddenly under the spell of sorcery-themed programming

Killing Kennedy

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Television | A mix of narrative and documentary that works better than it sounds, Killing Kennedy —premiering on National Geographic Channel Nov. 10—provides…

Signs and Wonders: Washington’s undercurrent of corruption

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | D.C. scandals. More than a year ago, I did a short piece in “Signs and Wonders” about corruption in our nation’s capital, focusing on the D.C. Lottery…

Reading Red

By Megan Basham
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Television | The Blacklist has the character development and story arc to make it a hit for NBC

Signs and Wonders: Morality training without a moral foundation

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Good habits, but inadequate theology.Schools around the country are beginning to use Stephen Covey’s  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Signs and Wonders: Does the U.S. really need to buy more stuff?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Don’t raise debt ceiling? Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is saying there’s no need to raise the debt ceiling, and he has an interesting argument. The reason we…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

By Megan Basham
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Television | If you’ve been mourning the end of the summer blockbuster season with its strapping superheroes, explosive stunts, and snappy one-liners, then ABC has good…

Signs and Wonders: Breaking Bad and abiding justice

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Box office breather. It was another slow weekend at the box office. The top 12 movies grossed less than $100 million, 10 percent less than the same weekend…

Critics: Emmys not ‘diverse’ enough

By La Shawn Barber
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Television | I regularly watch a handful of TV shows and couldn’t care less whether they or their actors win awards. Although I haven’t watched an awards show in…

Awards show with an agenda

By Megan Basham
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Television | Conventional wisdom has it that we’re in the midst of a new golden age of television, and that cable and network series are the “new movies.” If…

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