Noah

Lent, Noah and Baptism

Photography © by Andy Coan

This article on Noah’s Ark, Lent, and baptism is offered as a reflection on the readings for the First Sunday in Lent (Year B) — Genesis 22:1-2, 9, 10-13, 15-18; Psalms 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19; Romans 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10. In today’s fuzzy moral landscape, it is quite unpopular to even speak of sin, never mind condemn it. It’s even more politically incorrect to talk […]

Like the Waters of the Flood…

Photography © by Andy Coan

In today’s fuzzy moral landscape, it is quite unpopular to even speak of sin, never mind condemn it. It’s even more politically incorrect to talk about God taking stern action against sin and those who promote it. But that is exactly what the story of Noah and the flood is all about, as we are reminded by the scripture readings […]

Melchizedek Priest of the God Most High

"The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens

Perhaps the most mysterious, enigmatic and intriguing figure in all of the Old Testament is Melchizedek the Canaanite priest who makes a brief appearance in the Old Testament in Genesis. He is also mentioned in the Book of Psalms and is referred to eight times in the New Testament Letter to the Hebrews. Speculation, conjecture, and sometimes just pure wild […]

Noah: A Post-Modern Midrash

Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly star as Noah and his wife "Naamah"

Darren Aronofsky’s cinematic re-telling of the story of Noah has certainly stirred people up.  While quite a few reviewers, both religious and non-religious, have given the film high marks, many Christians, both Evangelical and Catholic, have registered a far less than enthusiastic reaction.  One prominent Catholic blogger and movie reviewer opined that “Noah” is “embarrassingly awful” and “the stupidest film […]

What Do We Really Know of Noah?

Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly star as Noah and his wife "Naamah"

When you go to see Noah, which opens tomorrow (3/28/2014) at a theater near you, prepare to be rattled.  That’s what the film’s Director Darren Aronofsky promises and that is what he and Paramount Pictures delivers with their epic and fantastical film Noah. I had a chance to preview Noah last week-end at Paramount studios in Hollywood and speak to […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Bible Trivia

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