Culture and Review

  • 20 Jan 2009

    Bishop Robinson chose to eschew specifically Christian language for the occasion, saying that the texts and beliefs he holds sacred are not so held by all Americans. But his prayer could hardly be accused of pulling punches or resting on polite diplomacy.

  • 9 Jan 2009

    "Byzantium 330-1453" runs at Britain's Royal Academy of Arts until 22 March 2009.

  • 12 Dec 2008

    A New York City art exhibit is featuring the biblically-inspired art of Marc Chagall, a Russian exile whose work depicted both Jewish and Christian symbols but remained rooted in an earth-bound, humane view of the world.

  • 11 Dec 2008

    Sarah Malik, the new Youth President of the Methodist Church in Britain, talks about her role, her hopes for change in church and society, the need to empower young people, and her personal sense of vocation.

  • 4 Dec 2008

    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has announced the publication of it its first official history, In Harm’s Way: A History of Christian Peacemaker Teams by CPTer Kathleen Kern (Cascade 2008).

  • 21 Nov 2008

    As religion has become progressively self-absorbed and spirituality increasingly other worldly, both have failed a generation searching for a vision of a better way, says Gethin Abraham-Williams. It's time for a change.

  • 20 Nov 2008

    For half a century, says Savi Hensman, theologians have vigorously debated lesbian and gay love and the response of society and the Church. Yet theological reflection on these issues, for instance in literature, dates back further.

  • 20 Nov 2008

    The 16th-century Reformation figure Jean Calvin is often portrayed as a stern Protestant but an exhibition in Geneva of selected passages from his writings shows a dimension of the reformer that many people do not know.

  • 13 Nov 2008

    World cinema's most famous spy is back and this time he fights a villain trying to control strategic water resources in a developing country, says Annegret Kapp. But is the script of the latest James Bond movie too far fetched a fictional plot?

  • 22 Oct 2008

    In a thoughtful, passionate and challenging reflection on homosexuality
    and the Christian church, Glynn Cardy's focus is not on an 'issue' but
    on the people who are most affected by prejudice, and their need for
    justice, dignity and human rights.

  • 30 Aug 2008

    Using a new-to-DVD documentary on Lonnie Frisbee as a starting point,
    Brian Collins reflects on the way Jesus became an inspiration, brand and cultural transfer for an alternative culture that became mainstream.

  • 8 May 2008

    An installation of sculptures responding to the horrors of war, particularly the ongoing war in Iraq, is on display at Union Theological Seminary in New York City until 16 May 2008. It is the work of priest and artist Thomas Faulkner.

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Millions of dollars have been spent promoting Ben Stein’s creationist propaganda movie ‘Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed’ to conservative church groups, but that money would have been better spent on fact checkers, say its critics.

  • 22 Apr 2008

    The bludgeoning conclusion of Paul Thomas Anderson's much-lauded, Oscar-nominated film "There Will Be Blood," which has recently been released on DVD, features a preacher forced to renounce his faith in God and admit charlatanry. Spencer Dew investigates.

  • 18 Apr 2008

    A new painting of St George by Scott Norwood Witts, which depicts the saint as a man of compassion rather than a crusader, is to be unveiled at the Catholic Cathedral of St George, Southwark, to mark the saint’s day next week.