GREAT TO SPARK DISCUSSION: Two Oscar nominations (for writing and acting) indicate “The Messenger” is fresh and powerful. But there’s more. The release on DVD and Blu-ray coincides with news—and an upcoming “Global Spirit” broadcast, too.
FriendshipAndFaith: Our weekly series of stories about cross-cultural friendship takes us to India! You’ll love this story by Shahina Begg, describing how—as a young woman—she dared to circle the world to make new friends within her own family.
GREAT FOR SMALL GROUPS: We’ve got news about two books guaranteed to spark spirited discussion. Part 1: Excerpt of Philip Gulley’s “If the Church Were Christian.” Part 2: Excerpt of Philip Jenkins’ “Jesus Wars.” Part 3: Gulley interview. Part 4: Jenkins interview.