"Preachers of Detroit," the Midwest spinoff of the controversial and popular "Preachers of L.A." reality show, has put front and center in its early episodes the debate about what roles women are permitted to hold in the church.
Haaz Sleiman, the actor playing the title character in National Geographic's upcoming "Killing Jesus" drama, has said that it was a "dream come true" to portray a figure whose teachings have so strongly affected his life.
"Killing Jesus," premiering this month on the National Geographic Channel, is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. In the television dramatization, the described "great king and warrior" Herod the Great is portrayed by Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer — long admired by fans for his television persona Dr. Frasier Crane.
Megachurch pastor and author Erwin Raphael McManus appeared on a CNN program to comment on the debate surrounding the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, Jesus Christ's purported burial cloth. During his brief appearance, McManus made it clear, however, that the show's anchors had failed to ask the most relevant question.
Jackie Hill-Perry, a spoken word and hip-hop artist whose talents and unique testimony have garnered her popularity and praise, recently shared her story of leaving the gay lifestyle with televangelist Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network.
What would Jesus do to promote his message as the Christ to Jews in first century Palestine? According to a tongue-in-cheek video from an ad agency, he might turn to a Canadian production company specializing in stunts.
Jesus is a hot commodity. At least three networks — CNN, National Geographic and NBC — are banking on Christians tuning in during the holy season of Lent and on Easter Sunday to watch their varied presentations on the Son of God.
"Don't get swept away by things God never said," reads a warning tied to the promo of a new four-part sermon series by LifeChurch.tv founder and senior pastor Craig Groeschel. The megachurch pastor warns that some "words of wisdom" offered in popular culture, and sometimes co-opted by Christians, will lead to wrong ideas about God.
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker directing the "Four Blood Moons" docu-drama has said he was drawn to the project because of his fondness for "Jews and the House of Israel." The film is based on the bestselling book of the same name written by Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee.
In a feature titled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the Black Church," Al Jazeera questions why the black church isn't playing a central role in the movement for LGBT rights, as the institution did in the African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
A Texas megachurch pastor, two Christian authors, and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation have joined the chorus of critics speaking out against the new "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, claiming that the erotica story does more harm than good to women.
Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee's best-selling book, "Four Blood Moons," is getting the "big-screen, live-action" treatment. A docu-drama based on the prophecy book, which suggests that certain lunar eclipses are tied to world events, is expected to be in theaters in March.
Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Texas, recently preached against abortion from the pulpit, doing what many U.S. pastors apparently avoid like the plague, according to a survey's findings and the observation of some Christian leaders.
The Christian authors behind the popular "Pulling Back the Shades" book that challenges the "satanic" elements in E.L. James' breakout "Fifty Shades of Grey" titles are reaching out to fans of the erotic book series by offering them a unique opportunity to learn how they can be sexual without compromising their spiritual or emotional well-being.
Mali Music, Grammy-nominated Christian recording artist, headlines a new musical presentation on the life of Jesus Christ titled "Revival! The Experience," a "mixed media virtual experience" that is expected to be released in theaters sometime this year.
A survey examining Americans' views on Christian theology revealed that, among even self-identified Christians, there is confusion or disagreement about the Holy Spirit. Is the spirit a force or a personal being? Is the spirit present in only Pentecostal Christians, or in all believers? According to one theologian, the spirit is both a force and a being — and is present in everyone, not just Christians.
Carman Licciardello, popular Christian recording artist and actor, has shared in an online post how he believes God's grace helped him endure the painful journey of cancer treatment, to eventually find himself "cancer-free."
It is an "irresponsible argument" for critics of the claim that police officers are biased in their targeting of and interactions with black men to point to so-called black-on-black crime, according to Christian rapper, pastor, author, and thought leader Trip Lee. That only deflects from the real issue, he said in a recent interview in which he comments on race, the church, and how he identifies with Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
World Vision, a leading Christian humanitarian aid organization, has partnered with what's described as a new "opportunity platform" that allows participants to compete for a chance to nab the job of their dreams, if only for a week or two.
Seasoned evangelist Luis Palau will be joined by popular preacher Francis Chan and worship leader Kristian Stanfill and the Passion Band for a series of free events next month across the New York City metro area.
Megan Boudreaux had visited Haiti before on short-term business and missions trips, but never did she imagine that God would call her to permanently abandon a comfortable life in the U.S. for a bare-bones one in a third-world country plagued by poverty and child slavery and that was just starting to climb its way out of a devastating earthquake.
Rapper Trip Lee, born William Lee Barefield III, seems to have many things going on — a new book, a top-charting album, and a new church he's helping to plant in Atlanta. Yet, the married father of two insists he's a pretty boring guy.
A Lakewood, Colorado, church declaring itself "a center of hope" has been accused of causing offense and an indignity by a deceased woman's family and friends for allegedly shutting her funeral down because she was a lesbian. However, a representative for New Hope Ministries, the church in question, insisted that the matter was "a misunderstanding."