Daniel Distant

Christian Post Reporter

'Return to the Hiding Place' Actor Jonathan Rhys-Davies Speaks Out Christian Persecution Amid Release of Corrie ten Boom Film

"Return to the Hiding Place," the thrilling story of Dutch Christian watchmaker Corrie ten Boom and how she risked life and limb to protect Jews from Nazis soldiers, became available for widespread distribution via DVD and iTunes Tuesday. The film, which features Hollywood veteran Jonathan Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings," "Raiders of the Lost Ark"), is a sequel to "The Hiding Place," which was presented by Billy Graham in 1975.

Florida Man Charged With Plotting Terror Attack on 9/11 Anniversary

On the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks a man was allegedly planning to set off a bomb at a memorial event. Fortunately, FBI agents were able to apprehend the suspect early Thursday morning before he caused any damage. Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 20, of Orange Park, Florida, is now facing up to 20 years behind bars for the alleged plot to bomb the Kansas City Stair Climb in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tim Tebow Returns to ESPN as an Analyst After Being Cut by Philadelphia Eagles

After Tim Tebow was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, it was announced Wednesday that the Christian quarterback will be heading back to ESPN as an analyst for "SEC Nation," which covers college football. The move by the Eagles came as a surprise to the NFL player's fans, who saw Tebow make significant improvement since he led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, and had solid performances as a backup quarterback in the pre-season this year.

US Demands Release of Christian Lawyer Held Captive in China

The U.S. government has demanded that China release Christian lawyer Zhang Kai, along with other pastors and churchgoers who've been imprisoned by the Communist regime since last month, according to reports. Zhang was arrested two weeks ago for advising Christian churches not to remove crosses from their roofs as ordered by the Chinese government.

Josh Duggar Had a 'Covert and Extensive Lifestyle of Evil,' Says Jessa's Father-In-Law Michael Seewald

Ben Seewald's father, Michael Seewald, has slammed Josh Duggar over his involvement with adultery website Ashley Madison, and for cheating of his wife, Anna, the mother of his four children. The elder Seewald, whose son is married to Jessa Duggar, called Josh a "pretender" and said he took the Lord's name in vain by publicly advocating for conservative values while living "a covert and extensive lifestyle of evil."

Mother Who Gives Birth to Conjoined Twins Gives Glory to God Even After One Baby Dies in Surgery

A Hastings, Minnesota, woman who gave birth to conjoined twin girls last week but is now grieving the loss of one which died during an operation to separate the sisters, is also giving thanks to God through her heartbreak. Amber McCullough, a 31-year-old U.S. Army Reserves captain and attorney, gave birth to Hannah and Olivia via Cesarean section at just 32 weeks into her pregnancy at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Comedian John Oliver's Prosperity-Gospel-Mocking Church Gets Off to Good Start With Thousands in Donations

Comedian John Oliver, who started his own parody "church" called Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption to highlight the predatory nature of some televangelists, recently revealed that the joke paid off in a big way. Sunday on his show "Last Week Tonight," the British host revealed that viewers had already sent him thousands of dollars with their letters after he told them earlier this month to "sow a seed" — mocking the style of preachers like Robert Tilton and Kenneth Copeland.

World's Largest Christian Wax Museum Uses Elvis, Elizabeth Taylor and Prince Charles to Spread the Gospel

The BibleWalk wax museum has been attracting a lot of attention lately — and not because of its detailed mannequins that depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments, but because several of the mannequins are repurposed from celebrity statues. Prince Charles, Elvis and Elizabeth Taylor are a just few famous faces out of over 300 figures, and the staff is continuing to add to the collection.

Husband Plants 4 Miles of Sunflowers to Honor Wife Who Died From Cancer

If you take Highway 85 through Eau Claire, Wisconsin, you'll see a touching tribute from a husband to his late wife — thousands of bright yellow sunflowers lining the road for 4-and-a-half miles. Don Jaquish made it his mission to honor his wife Babbette's memory by planting fields of her favorite flower. Babbette died last November at 66, after a long battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow.

Ariana Grande Joins Kabbalah: Singer Slams Catholic Church Over Brother's Homosexuality, Spongebob Squarepants

Ariana Grande has joined Kabbalah and rejected the Catholic faith of her youth because of the church's stance of her brother's homosexuality, SpongeBob Squarepants and Harry Potter, among other things. The "Problem" singer talked about her entry into Kabbalah — the cult of Jewish mysticism that has lured other high-profile stars like Ashton Kutcher and Madonna — and slammed the church in recent interviews.

ISIS, ISIL or 'Islamic State'? Are They the Same? What to Call Iraq's Islamic Militants

ISIS and ISIL are currently both being used to refer to Iraq's Islamic extremist terrorist organization, but recently there has been confusion over what to call the jihadist group. While the U.S. State Department is using the ISIL designation, much of American media still uses the better-known ISIS. Adding to the confusion is a third name, Da'ish, which is being used by some Arabic media and politicians.