July 18, 2013 |
As a kingpin of nonscripted programming, Mark Burnett has won five prime time Emmys and been nominated for many more. But there's a special place in his heart for the recognition the TV academy gave him for “The Bible,” his History miniseries that picked up three nominations Thursday, including for outstanding miniseries or movie. “It's not like some people from Hollywood decided to make a Bible thing,” he said. “We completely believe in the Bible.” EMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Top nominees | Complete list | Recap | Nominee reactions Burnett, who executive-produced the 10-part series with his wife, actress Roma Downey, said he had wondered whether the program's commercial success would work against it with Emmy voters.
August 14, 2013
Two Hemet men arrested after reading the Bible aloud outside a California Department of Motor Vehicles building were acquitted by a judge. Prosecutors claim the men, Brett Coronado, 44, and Mark Mackey, 60, illegally demonstrated without a permit on Feb. 2, 2011, when their church evangelism team gathered outside the DMV office in Hemet to recite Bible verses, the Times' Matt Hamilton reported. Mackey was arrested by a California Highway Patrol officer on suspicion of preaching to a captive audience.
July 1, 2013 |
"The Bible" is getting its holy sequel. NBC said Monday it was teaming with resident producer Mark Burnett ("The Voice," "Celebrity Apprentice") for "A.D.: Beyond the Bible" (working title), the follow-up to this spring's popular cable miniseries "The Bible" from Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey. It's the first announced project under the network's new mini-series initiative. “NBC is thrilled to bring this highly anticipated sequel to Mark and Roma's 'The Bible' to network television,” said Jennifer Salke, the network's president of entertainment, in a statement. “There was huge interest in this project within the television community and NBC is gratified by Mark's confidence in our ability to partner with him and position this miniseries as true event television.“ VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview "The Bible," oddly enough, made history on an entirely different network: History Channel.
October 29, 2012 |
Parents give us life. In return, if chronology is respected, we watch them die. Out of this human trial, Bill Cain, author of "Equivocation" and "9 Circles," has created an autobiographical drama about the last year of his mother's life. A time of illness, old family grievances, a mountain of love and the challenge of coming to terms. It's not easy to criticize a play like "How to Write a New Book for the Bible," now at South Coast Repertory in a production directed by Kent Nicholson and starring SCR favorite Linda Gehringer as the dying matriarch.
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February 16, 2009 |
To start their morning Sunday, about 20 Jews attended a Mechitza Minyan service in a ballroom of a Costa Mesa hotel, praying in Hebrew, with separate seating for men and women. A few doors down, a group wearing sweat pants and T-shirts began their day by breathing deeply and twisting their bodies in a class titled "My Body, My Temple: Yoga for the Jewish Soul." A couple of hours later, a third group engaged in a discussion about Israel's national security agenda.
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November 4, 2000 |
About six in 10 Americans say they read the Bible at least occasionally, but that number is down considerably over the last two decades, according to a Gallup poll. The October survey found 59% saying they read the Bible. Surveys in the 1980s found that 73% said they did so. The number of those saying they read the Bible weekly or more often dropped only slightly, from 40% in 1990 to 37% now.
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November 21, 1998 |
Buena Park and Garden Grove have joined more than 70 cities in Southern California in recognizing National Bible Week, which begins Sunday. Sponsored by the New York-based National Bible Assn., the week "is simply to encourage everyone to read the Bible," said Robert Saul, executive vice president of the nondenominational group, which was formed in 1941.
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November 24, 1991
You ran a couple of stories about (former Air Force) Lt. John Dickinson, the Amnesty International prisoner of conscience who spent the past year locked up for his refusal to participate in the slaughter of Iraq. I would like to add a couple tidbits of information that I find very confusing. John Dickinson is a gentle, caring man of peace, a teacher who loves his students and was willing to give up his livelihood, his family and his freedom to be true to his belief in peace and his abhorrence of war. But the military was (angry)
March 18, 2007
Re "Reading, writing and Revelation," Opinion, March 14 As concerned as Stephen Prothero might be about the current rate of biblical illiteracy, which anthropologists call religious reductionism, there is no reason public schools (and taxpayers) must pick up the slack for the failings of Christian parents using the guise of Western literacy and societal morality as an argument to favor promotion of this particular religion. Christianity and other religions do not have a lock on literacy, morality or truth.
May 12, 1990
The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible (NRSV), replacing a 1952 edition used widely by mainline Protestant, Episcopal and Eastern Orthodox churches, incorporates wording that reflects improved understanding of ancient linguistics and culture, scholars say. Translators also sought greater clarity and to substitute gender-inclusive terms for masculine references. Genesis 1:26 RSV: Then God said, "Let us make man in our image. . . . " NRSV: Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image.