Two ‘religion on the TV’ stories:
Silent monks are surprise TV hit
A three hour almost silent documentry following a monastery of Carthusian monks has filled cinemas in Germany, reports the BBC. The website of the film is here and Chris Iddon (via whom this story came) has offered some thoughts on it.
The book of Daniel
Meanwhile in the USA there is a kerfuffle over a new TV drama, ‘The book of Daniel’. Conservative Christians don’t like it (See these responses on Blogs4God), meaning that a lot of people who would have ignored it are taking an interest, as Bene Diction reports. Father Jake has what seems to me to be a balanced response, including a link to a post by the show’s creator explaining his motivation.
Over here in the UK we just have ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, a reason to give up TV for life if ever there was one.