Posts tagged "religion and television"

God TV

“‘It is God’s sovereign time for the East Coast of America. He has planned such a radical move of The Holy Spirit from here, it will impact the Americas and the world, and in less than a decade, the East Coast will be called America’s “Bible Belt.” Several major ministries will sovereignly be realigned to...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Ghosts

For network TV executives torn between reported demands for more Godly programming for the believers’ market, and the competing logic that airing overtly religious sitcoms and dramas could land them squarely in the middle of the culture wars (or just plain flop), there is a third way out: quasi-spiritual stories of hope and inspiration, and...

Crossing Over With Amy Grant

NBC gets religion. Sort of. By Nicole Greenfield There’s always a lot of hype surrounding a new TV series, even when it’s just another indistinguishable reality show. The most recent buzz, good, bad, and astonishingly bad, has been about last Friday night’s NBC premiere of “Three Wishes,” hosted by Christian singer Amy Grant. The San...

God Sez: 700 Club Stock Will Rise

God has communicated with Pat Robertson again, and told him that judges on the Supreme Court will be removed quickly (read: get sick or die), and their successors will be stalwart activists fighting against “‘the attacks on religious faith.’” God’s last communique to Robertson (relayed after the fact) was that the war in Iraq would be a...

The Dolorous Passion of South Park

Gut Pesach. Stewart M. Hoover writes from Colorado on last week’s already-legendary South Park episode, “The Passion of the Jew”. Stewart, a member of NYU’s Center for Religion and Media, is a professor of journalism and mass communication at CU-Boulder. And, he likes South Park! Stewart writes: Maybe it’s because I’ve actually been to South Park, but when Eric, Stan, Kenny, and Kyle took me on...