Compassion is Hard Work

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on July 22, 2012. Psalm 23; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 You may have thought of this before, but I admit to you that if it has ever crossed my consciousness, I can’t remember it. But...

‘Kingdom of Heaven’

A modern master of the historical drama has returned, this time to play with Christians and Muslims. Just what we need. Seriously. Sir Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven,” which opens nationwide today, tells the story of real-life Balian of Ibelin...

New Film Draws Attention to Crusades

Some 800 years after the fact, the Crusades—the historical setting for the new movie “Kingdom of Heaven”–remain a sore spot in interfaith relations. In his 2002 book, When Religion Becomes Evil, Charles Kimball noted that most Christians growing up...

Panel Discusses Crusades in Conjunction With Movie

A panel of history and religion experts put an upcoming movie about the Crusades in perspective for journalists covering the movie. Three scholars spoke to journalists recently at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., about the facts and fictions of Sir Ridley...