The faith-based film "Heaven Is for Real" recorded a highly impressive box-office debut over Easter weekend, taking in $21.5 million domestically and besting Johnny Depp's sci-fi blockbuster "Transcendence," which only earned $11.5 million.
ABC network's annual airing of the classic 1956 biblical epic "The Ten Commandments" dominated in the ratings for Saturday evening.
Actress and producer Roma Downey hopes that "The Bible" mini-series and the film "Son of God" that she produced along with her husband, Mark Burnett, will become favorite films for Christians during the Easter season, just as "The Ten Commandments" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told" are staple annual films.
Todd Burpo, the Kansas-based pastor and author of Heaven Is for Real, which spawned a film released in theaters on Wednesday, told The Christian Post recently that while he believes the majority of Americans believe in the afterlife, they likely have given it little thought.
John Piper Reveals the Horror That Birthed the Powerful Hymn 'It Is Well' in Track on Jimmy Needham's 'The Hymn Sessions'
If you have ever wondered what sequence of events inspired the lyrics of the timeless Christian hymn "It is Well" by writer Horatio Spafford, theologian John Piper unveils the tempestuous story behind it during a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the song on Jimmy Needham's new album "The Hymn Sessions."
"Heaven Is for Real," the movie based on the near-death experience of a young boy who believes he visited heaven and met Jesus, is generating divided opinions among Christians on whether it presents a biblical message on heaven as it hits theaters Easter weekend.
The Hallmark Channel has been receiving criticism from Christian viewers since it recently censored the word "God" during a re-run airing of the movie "It Could Happen to You." The network has responded by saying it muted the word "God" so as to not use the Lord's name in vain.
Heaven is for Real tells the story of the small town Nebraskan Burpo family whose 4-year-old son Colton has a near death experience where he visits heaven and meets Jesus.
EchoLight Studios, which released last year's adaptation of Max Lucado's "The Christmas Candle", told Deadline that the studio made the decision as a strategic attempt to draw the masses into churches.
The UP TV premiere of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" on Palm Sunday delivered the network's highest ever ratings among households and key demographics, nearly 10 years after the most successful Christian movie ever made opened in theaters.
Devout Christian Bubba Watson Wins 2nd Masters, Dines With Justin Bieber's Pastor, Judah Smith, to Celebrate
Bubba Watson claimed his second Masters title in three years with a three stroke victory on Sunday.
Noah and God's Not Dead dropped out of the top five for the first time since the films were released in a weekend that saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier take first place for the second consecutive week.
Erica Campbell may have the number one gospel album in the country, but she is also adding church leader to her resume with The California Worship Center.
Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon are both successful gospel entertainers in their own right but now the pair are helping other singers in a new reality television show.
Erica Campbell's debut solo album "Help" has claimed a top spot on the Billboard Gospel Albums charts for the consecutive week in a row.
Jessa Duggar and boyfriend Ben Seewald may be in the middle of courtship, but they are already talking about their desire for a large family. First, though, they are eagerly awaiting their first kiss, which they will save for their wedding.
DeVon Franklin, an executive with Sony Pictures and Seventh-day Adventist minister, is speaking about bridging the gap between his ministry work and Hollywood film career.
Disney Is Tolerant of Anything in Its Movies...Except God - 'Frozen' and 'Book of Mormon' Songwriters Reveal
The husband and wife team behind the Oscar-winning Frozen said on Thursday that while Disney is open to bringing in the talents of a diverse list of songwriters, God is the only thing that they have seen censored since they have worked there.
'Duck Dynasty' Star Lisa Robertson Reveals 14-Month Affair After Childhood Assault: 'I Want Survivors to Have Hope'
"Duck Dynasty" star Lisa Robertson revealed that childhood molestation led her to have a 14-month-long affair during her marriage to husband Alan. The two were eventually able to work through their pain and hurt and are now happily married.
'Duck Dynasty' Star Miss Kay Reveals Suicidal Thoughts After Being Accused of Affair: 'I Could Not See Any Way Out'
"Duck Dynasty" star Miss Kay has chosen to go public about one of the most painful times in her life – the time she was accused by husband Phil Robertson of having an affair. That led Kay to seriously consider suicide, but by the grace of God, she was relieved of that thought and she and Phil have since rebuilt their marriage.
Jon Stewart poked fun at religious conservatives unhappy with Darren Aronofsky's Noah on Tuesday night in a segment called "Haters of the Lost Ark."
'Heaven is For Real' opens in theaters on April 16th and tells the story of the Burpo family whose son Colton experienced a vision where he traveled to heaven and met Jesus when he was just 4 years old.
Much like the men in their lives, Duck Dynasty's five leading ladies are outspoken about their faith in Jesus Christ and their desire to grow God's kingdom by sharing their testimonies with the people they meet. In their new book, "The Women of Duck Commander," Miss Kay, Lisa, Missy, Korie and Jessica share never-before-told stories about the Robertson family, and how their reliance on God has enabled them to persevere through life's unforeseen challenges, heartaches and strife.
Sex Pistols, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child Members to Star in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' North American Tour
Members of music groups 'N Sync, Sex Pistols, Destiny's Child and Incubus are set to star in the upcoming "Jesus Christ Superstar" North American tour, the controversial musical loosely based on the events leading up to and including the crucifixion.
Noah and God's Not Dead were among the top four grossing movies in a weekend that saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier take in $96.2 million.
Mickey Rooney, one of Hollywood's longest-tenured actors, died in his California home Sunday at the age of 93. His oldest child, Mickey Rooney, Jr., is an evangelical Christian.
The week of Noah's release, BibleGateway found that over 60 percent of respondents preferred Hollywood adaptions that strayed little from the story.
The BET Celebration of Gospel is not a new affair, but actress Taraji P. Henson is bringing a new twist to the show that she promises will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.
Recording artist and worship leader Phil Wickham had to cancel his performance at Catalyst West and additional concerts it was announced at the event Thursday evening because of a vocal cord irregularity most likely caused from overuse.
Atheist Turned Christian Character in 'God's Not Dead' Movie Was Inspired By Real-Life Harvard Educated, Chinese-Born Doctor
A character who leaves behind his atheist convictions in the recently released God's Not Dead movie was inspired by the real-life Lasik and cataract surgeon, Tennessee resident Wing Mang.