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Jeffrey Weiss is a writer based in Dallas, Texas.

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Jamie Coots’ snake theology was not that crazy

Any religion is, by definition, crazy to a nonbeliever.

The Lego Movie’s got religion

The supposed children’s movie is replete with worldview references for those willing to pay attention.

COMMENTARY: Does refusal to wear a skullcap signal disrespect?

RNS () — Last week, the Greek prime minister got dinged for showing insufficient respect for Judaism. It’s possible his … Continued

ANALYSIS: ‘Gravity’ and the unanswered questions of unbelief

RNS () — Reviews of the new hit movie “Gravity” note that it’s an unusually fine science fiction film. What … Continued

COMMENTARY: Pay no attention to the man behind the burning Qurans

RNS () — Three years ago, a nobody from nowhere got famous for doing something unpleasant. The self-ordained pastor of … Continued

Steve Jobs: Prophet of a new religion

RNS () — The new movie about Steve Jobs is short on anything explicitly religious. Like its main character, however, … Continued

ANALYSIS: Pope Francis, the improbable pop culture icon

RNS () — In the wake of Pope Francis’ triumphant visit to Brazil, writers for the rival National Catholic Register … Continued

COMMENTARY: A history of discrimination earns President Obama a right to speak

I first learned about President Obama’s comments about racism and the Trayvon Martin case last week when a Facebook friend … Continued

REVIEW: ‘The Lone Ranger’ remake thrashes Christianity

Producers of the latest reboot of the “Superman” franchise famously marketed the movie to Christian audiences. Makers of the new … Continued