New TV shows coming this fall are better than what the Parents Television Council has seen for the past few years, markedly veering away from the serial killer genre pattern and moving toward family comedies, says a PTC official.
PTC's Head of Research Operations Christopher Gildemeister prescreened many of the major networks' TV fall lineup (from NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS). Although he said that he has not screened absolutely every new show coming out this fall, he told The Christian Post during an interview Monday, "There may be something out there much better or much worse — I doubt it."
Gildemeister said that the landscape of network TV this year seems to have improved. "This year is better than the last couple previous years have been. The good shows are better than (the ones) that got broadcast in past years, and the bad ones are not as bad — (as) they have been in the past. more >>
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed Tuesday that he has been getting death threats for refusing to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial inequality and unfair treatment of minorities by law enforcement.
He also said the recent death of Terence Crutcher, 40, is a "perfect example" of the point he is trying to make. Crutcher was shot dead last Friday in a controversial encounter with Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby after his SUV broke down in the middle of the street.
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship church in Riverside, California, believes people will not be given a second chance to choose Heaven after they die, and insists that those that go to Hell send themselves there.
"We need to think very seriously about this, because once we die and enter the afterlife, we can't change our destination. You can decide right now where you will spend eternity. But once you die, there are no more chances," Laurie wrote in a message shared on his Facebook page on Saturday.
The pastor, who often talks about the topics of Heaven and Hell, said that he is not approaching the subject "from an ivory tower of theory," since a number of members of his family have died. more >>
What will the 35-acre campus of Christ Cathedral look like after its redesign is complete? The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, which bought the structure, formerly known as the Crystal Cathedral, in 2012, is unveiling a virtual preview of the multimillion-dollar renovation for the public on Sunday.
As the diocese celebrates its 40th anniversary Sunday in an event to be attended by about 10,000 Catholic faithfuls, it will offer a virtual tour of the $72 million renovation of the glass sanctuary in Garden Grove in California which was originally built by the Rev. Robert H. Schuller.
The preview will include a sanctuary splashed in white, highlighting an altar, the bishop's chair and baptismal font, according to Los Angeles Times, which said the new space will have nearly 3,000 seats, with pews arranged in a radial pattern and featuring a circular shaped Blessed Sacrament Chapel, bearing a portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe. more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California delved into questions on social media about whether loved ones watch people's actions from Heaven, and rejected some "extreme" suggestions by those who believe heavenly residents undergo a "lobotomy" of sorts.
"Are our loved ones watching us in Heaven? How much are they aware of what's going on in our lives?" Laurie asked in a Facebook post on Wednesday, and pointed to Revelation 6:10 in the Bible, which talks about martyred believers asking God to avenge them on Earth.
"They are aware that the injustice they experienced has not been avenged. They are aware of the fact that time is passing. They are asking the Lord to intervene," Laurie observed. more >>
One North Carolina pastor is gaining national attention for appearing on comedian Steve Harvey's "Family Feud" game show looking strikingly similar to the host.
Pastor Olden Thornton of Raleigh International Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, insists that he loves his job but joked about getting compensated by Steve Harvey.
"Every single day of my life people come up to me and call me Steve Harvey," he told the "Family Feud" host in an Aug 31 clip that has gone viral this week. "And I don't even have your money! I think I should get compensated or something." more >>