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1. The title is based on a quote the writers totally misunderstand.┬áIf you’re going to base two entire movies on a famous quote, go and read the source material first. As it happens, I highly doubt whoever wrote “God’s Not Dead” has read philosopher Frederick Nietzsche, or if they did,…

Last month, comedian John Oliver confronted the problem of televangelism and the prosperity gospel head on during an episode of Last Week Tonight. As a way of showing how easy it is to claim nonprofit status and get people to send you money, he set up a church himself, called…

**Two disclaimers: first, obviously, spoilers ahead, so don’t read if you haven’t watched the finale. Second, I’ve read some fantastic pieces on this episode, and I can agree with all of them, which is a testament to the depth and range of this show. What’s missing, to me, is a…

I heard an interesting piece on NPR earlier this week with Tina Brown, the Editor of Newsweek Magazine, who has recently announced that they will shut down their print edition and go fully digital by January. I admire Tina Brown’s risk-taking, her leadership and her bold vision. I think her…

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