Town Says Goodbye To Man Who Spent Life Helping Neighbors

Town Says Goodbye To Man Who Spent Life Helping Neighbors

Oct 05

How a small town in Oregon showered a man, who’s life was full of caring for others, with love…

Ancient Papyrus Fragment Suggests Jesus Was Married

Ancient Papyrus Fragment Suggests Jesus Was Married

Sep 20

A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …’ ” The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.”

The Life, Death & Corrupting Influence of Sun Myung Moon

The Life, Death & Corrupting Influence of Sun Myung Moon

Sep 04

This special resource page examines the life, death, and corrupting influence of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s. Along with news stories that report his death at 92, this page features several documentaries that examine the dark side of Moon’s life, teachings, church, front organizations, political agendas, cozy relationships with U.S. presidents and government officials, generous support of ring wing political movements, personal debauchery and family life…

Rock Center with Brian Williams on Mormons

Rock Center with Brian Williams on Mormons

Aug 24

“Rock Center with Brian Williams” devoted an hour to Mormons and Mormonism on Thursday, August 3, 2012. Watch this one hour special, plus additional online content, here…

Documentary: ‘Mister Rogers & Me’ (Updated)

Documentary: ‘Mister Rogers & Me’ (Updated)

Jul 26

An MTV producer’s life is transformed when he meets the recently retired host of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ Fred Rogers. Friendship with the PBS icon sets the young producer on a hero’s quest to find depth and simplicity amidst a shallow and complex world through conversations with Susan Stamberg (NPR), Tim Russert (‘Meet The Press’), Marc Brown (‘Arthur’) and more…

Dead Man Reportedly Visits Two Doctors

Dead Man Reportedly Visits Two Doctors

Jul 20

When Faye Aldridge’s husband, 53 year old Burke Aldridge, was in the final stages of cancer, he promised to send her a fax from heaven. Within hours of being pronounced dead at the hospital, oncologist Dr. Carl Willis and neurosurgeon Dr. Arthur Cushman, two men who had never met, both swore Burke Aldridge paid them a visit at their homes before either of them even knew he was dead…

Scientologists Plan Hollywood TV Studio

Scientologists Plan Hollywood TV Studio

Jul 12

The Church of Scientology, the religion whose followers include actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, plans to start a religious broadcasting center to promote its teachings over TV, radio and the Internet…

Documentary: ‘My Reincarnation’

Documentary: ‘My Reincarnation’

Jun 22

Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Namkhai Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s spiritual legacy alive? With intimate access to both the family and H.H. The Dalai Lama, Fox distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation and destiny…

History Channel: ‘Secret Access: UFOs On The Record’ (Updated)

History Channel: ‘Secret Access: UFOs On The Record’ (Updated)

Jun 20

From prehistoric drawings through the Roswell incident, reports of strange and unexplainable sightings in the skies have become part of an unofficial historic record. With the proliferation of video and photo technology in the modern era, reports of these events along with visual evidence have only increased. 95% of UFO sightings are false, resulting either from misidentification or deliberate hoaxes. But the other 5% cannot be dismissed; SECRET ACCESS: UFOS ON THE RECORD focuses on those 5%. Based on the newly published book UFO’s: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, this two-hour special explores sightings that are supported by numerous creditable sources, from Air Force and commercial pilots, FAA officials, investigators, military Generals and NASA officials as well as hard data: photos, film, radar and audio recordings. This evidence presents a startling look at the very real possibility of alien visitation…

Mars One

Mars One

Jun 05

A Dutch company says it will produce the biggest reality show on the planet, centered on a group of humans who colonize Mars. The firm claims that it will put four people on the red planet every two years beginning in April 2023. By 2033, Mars One boasts there will be 20 colonists on Mars…

Göbekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple

Göbekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple

May 11

Göbekli Tepe is an Early Neolithic site of enormous significance, featuring 5-meter-high monolithic pillars carved in relief and dating to 10,000 or more years ago. Erected within circular “temple” structures, the latest excavations have revealed that these structures likely covered the entire hillside and could number as many as 20 in total. Göbekli Tepe has been interpreted as the oldest human-made place of worship yet discovered. Until excavations began, a complex on this scale was not thought possible for a community so ancient…

Viral Video: ‘Push To Add Drama’

Viral Video: ‘Push To Add Drama’

Apr 11

To launch the high quality TV channel TNT in Belgium, TNT placed a big red push button on an average Flemish square of an average Flemish town. A sign with the text “Push to add drama” invited people to use the button…

Jerusalem District Court Issues Verdict On ‘Ossuary Of James’

Jerusalem District Court Issues Verdict On ‘Ossuary Of James’

Mar 22

After a trial of more than five years with 138 witnesses, more than 400 exhibits and a trial transcript of 12,000 pages, Judge Aharon Farkash of the Jerusalem District Court has cleared the defendants of all forgery charges. His opinion in the case, handed down on March 14, is 474 pages long. The most famous of the objects charged to be forgeries is an inscription on an ossuary or bone box that reads “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.” It received its first publication in BAR — on October 21, 2002. The next day it was on the front page of almost every newspaper in the world, including the New York Times and Washington Post…

60 Minutes: ‘Face Blindness: When Everyone Is A Stranger’

60 Minutes: ‘Face Blindness: When Everyone Is A Stranger’

Mar 22

Imagine going to school to pick up your child and not being certain which kid is yours. Imagine brushing your teeth every morning and not wholly recognizing the face in the mirror. All of this is unimaginable for most of us, but a basic fact of life for people with the mysterious neurological condition called “face blindness” — or prosopagnosia – which can make it almost impossible to recognize faces, even of one’s nearest and dearest. Dr. Oliver Sacks knows something about the condition, and not only because he’s a neurologist, but also because Dr. Sacks himself is face blind. Lesley Stahl reports…

History Channel: The Real Face Of Jesus? (Updated)

History Channel: The Real Face Of Jesus? (Updated)

Feb 22

From 2010: “The Real Face of Jesus?” follows a team of graphic experts as they use cutting-edge 3D software to bring a holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin to life. Many believe Jesus Christ was buried in this ancient linen cloth, which bears traces of blood and the faint, ghostly image of a man. With the help of modern technology, the History Channel seeks to unlock the secrets of one of the world’s most scrutinized and controversial artifacts…

60 Minutes: ‘Mozart Of Chess: Magnus Carlsen’

60 Minutes: ‘Mozart Of Chess: Magnus Carlsen’

Feb 21

Demolition, not defeat, is the goal of 21-year-old Magnus Carlsen. No, he’s not a boxer, not a wrestler. Rather, Magnus is the top chess player in the world, and he takes it on like an athlete. First, there’s the tough physical workouts to prepare himself for the tough mental workout of competition. And then there’s the attitude. Magnus, who comes from a nice Norwegian family, tells Bob Simon: “I enjoy it when I see my opponent really suffering, when he knows that I’ve outsmarted him.” But really, he’s a nice guy – an athlete and fashion model in addition to being the top-ranked chess player in the world. Bob Simon profiles Magnus Carlsen…

60 Minutes: ‘Treating Depression: Is There A Placebo Effect?’

60 Minutes: ‘Treating Depression: Is There A Placebo Effect?’

Feb 21

Do antidepressants work? Since the introduction of Prozac in the 1980s, prescriptions for antidepressants have soared 400 percent, with 17 million Americans currently taking some form of the drug. But how much good is the medication itself doing? “The difference between the effect of a placebo and the effect of an antidepressant is minimal for most people,” says Harvard scientist Irving Kirsch. Will Kirsch’s research, and the work of others, change the $11.3 billion antidepressant industry? Lesley Stahl reports…

Dr. Eben Alexandra Featured On ‘I Survived’

Dr. Eben Alexandra Featured On ‘I Survived’

Feb 07

Dr. Eben Alexandra describes his near-death experience on ‘I Survived… Beyond and Back’…

Discovery Channel Examines Reincarnation

Discovery Channel Examines Reincarnation

Feb 06

A Discovery Channel program that explores reincarnation…

Favorite 2012 Super Bowl Commercials

Favorite 2012 Super Bowl Commercials

Feb 05

Favorite 2012 Super Bowl Commercials…

Corning: ‘A Day Made Of Glass’ – 1 & 2

Corning: ‘A Day Made Of Glass’ – 1 & 2

Feb 04

A look at Corning’s vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it. This post includes Corning’s first viral video, which has been viewed by over 17 million people, and the followup video which was posted yesterday…

NDE: Interview With 11-Year Old Colton Burpo (Heaven Is For Real) (Updated)

NDE: Interview With 11-Year Old Colton Burpo (Heaven Is For Real) (Updated)

Jan 18

A burst appendix nearly cost 4-year-old Colton Burpo his life in 2003. Afterwards he began telling his parents about a very vivid trip to heaven, including sitting in Jesus’ lap, watching his parents while he lay seemingly near death, and meeting his great-grandfather. But most poignantly, Colton described meeting a sibling in heaven — even though he had no way of knowing that his mother had miscarried two years before he was born, since his parents had never told him. Colton’s father, Todd Burpo, began telling of his son’s heaven-sent visions from the pulpit of the Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Neb., where he serves as pastor. Word of mouth spread, and the family landed a book deal. The book — “Heaven Is for Real,” written by Todd with co-writer Lynn Vincent — has become a best-seller, with some 1.5 million copies in print since its release in November. Here’s an interview with Colton (and Colton’s parents) who appeared on The Today Show with Matt Lauer…

Documentary: Bible-Believing Christians Explore NDEs

Documentary: Bible-Believing Christians Explore NDEs

Nov 23

A documentary examining the near-death experience from a mainstream Christian perspective. Along with featuring interviews with such notable NDE researchers as Raymond Moody, Kenneth Ring, and Melvin Morse, this documentary also describes some of the most remarkable NDEs on record…