Palm Sunday, April 13 marked the beginning of Holy Week, when Christian believers celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. That evening, "The Passion of The Christ" made its commercial television debut on the UP Television Network.
Viewership was so strong, averaging 1.1 million viewers and placing 8th in its time period among cable networks, the faith-friendly network this week it will air an encore presentation with limited commercial interruption at 10 pm EDT/7 pm PDT on Thursday, April 17, as part of its two-week celebration of Easter.
These television events mark the ten-year anniversary of Mel Gibson's epic film that captivated the world and made box office history in its dramatic portrayal of the final 12 hours in the life of Jesus on the day of His crucifixion nearly 2,000 years ago. more >>
Pastor Shane Idleman of Westside Christian Fellowship Church, advises Christians to celebrate the power of the cross this Easter instead of focusing on the pagan aspects of the holiday.
Idleman says just like Christmas, Easter can be redeemed to be celebrated for its true meaning. In his recent blog post, he states that redemption is a familiar concept among Christians that can be applied to celebrations since "it's about why, who, and how we celebrate."
"Like Christmas, the historical roots and the secularization do not undermine the message in a sincere heart. Easter celebrates the reality of an empty tomb and the power of the cross to cleanse and redeem…to release us from sin and death. It offers hope and peace to a dying world...Holidays, in many cases, are redeemed when the focus is on Christ," writes Idleman. more >>
Kandi Burruss recently married Todd Tucker in a ceremony that fans will witness in an upcoming Bravo TV series but now the singer is revealing what her husband's issue was with their prenuptial agreement.
Burruss has been documenting her relationship with Todd Tucker on the Bravo series "Real Housewives of Atlanta" where she met the television producer. While the wedding was initially met with opposition from her mother who is known as Mama Joyce on the show, Burruss walked down the aisle.
After her mother accused Tucker of being an opportunist, rumors began about him refusing to sign their prenuptial agreement. During a visit to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Burruss revealed the origin of the issue. more >>
Sometimes all it takes is a little glimpse of light to bring joy to our hearts in a desperate situation. This family had to see their homes crushed and dismantled by a disastrous mud-slide! But even after they thought they had lost everything, a surprise visitor makes his way back into their lives.
All involved have a chance to come together and rejoice for this returning blessing -- coated with only eight or nine layers of dust!more >>
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law Tuesday approving surprise inspections at the nine abortion clinics located in the state.
"This legislation will ensure that the Arizona Department of Health Services has the authority to appropriately protect the health and safety of all patients," Andrew Wilder, a spokesman for Brewer, said in a statement after the governor signed the bill.
The bill, known as House Bill 2284, removes a section from state law that requires a judge to grant a warrant before a surprise inspection of an abortion clinic can take place. Proponents of the bill argued that because warrants are not required for other medical facility inspections in the state, abortion clinics should not require a warrant either. Eliminating the warrant requirement elevates abortion clinics to the same health code expectations as other medical facilities, supporters of HB 2284 argue. more >>
Amid the recent epidemic of liberals behaving illiberally, some still support the liberal values of diversity, tolerance and open-mindedness.
The two most recent examples of liberals behaving illiberally were the ousting of former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich and Brandeis University's withdrawal of an honorary degree for feminist scholar and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Eich was forced out of his position by same-sex marriage supporters for making a $1,000 donation in support of traditional marriage in 2008. Ali was disinvited from speaking to Brandeis students because she has argued that Islam in inherently violent. more >>