Warner Bros. has announced it has officially cast English actor Eddie Redmayne to play the lead in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Redmayne, an Academy Award winner, has officially signed on as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" companion book. The film will serve as a spinoff to the popular movies.
After having led the list of contenders for the role, which included "X-Men" actor Nicholas Hoult, and "Doctor Who" actor Matt Smith, Redmayne has been confirmed for the part of a wandering wizard scientist documenting existing magical creatures during his travels, and eventually penning the Hogwarts essential textbook Harry Potter and his friends use in their required readings at school. more >>
NEW YORK — Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder and lead pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, recently revealed what he thinks is his greatest accomplishment in life so far and said he's "more concerned about being a good person" than he is about being a good preacher.
"The things that are most dear to me are the things that are most personal to me," Jakes, 57, told The Christian Post in an interview last month.
The megachurch pastor, who leads a 30,000-member church, has come a long way since he first began ministering to a congregation of just 10 people at Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith in 1980. In addition to founding one of the largest megachurches in the United States, Jakes has won numerous accolades over the years for notable books, films and music he has produced. None of these accomplishments, he says, compares to family. more >>
Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the popular television series "The Big Bang Theory," portrays the Creator of the universe in the new tongue-in-cheek Broadway play titled "An Act of God," written by the author who runs "TheTweetOfGod" account that has nearly 2 million followers on Twitter.
The satirical and irreverent play is described on the official website as "a 90-minute comedy where the Almighty and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He's finally arrived to set the record straight … and He's not holding back!"
"An Act of God" officially opened May 28, and also features Christopher Fitzgerald and Tim Kazurinsky as the archangels Michael and Gabriel, in addition to 42-year-old and openly gay Parsons in the titular role. more >>
NEW YORK — Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder of The Potter's House, one of the largest megachurches in the United States, recently called on the Church to become a source of unity and healing in the faith community, particularly in the wake of ongoing racial unrest.
Earlier this year, Jakes, along with Bishop Harry Jackson and James Robison, launched the Reconciled Church, an initiative designed to help heal the racial divide in America. The Destiny author recently told The Christian Post that he believes the Church is critical in the restoration of America while also acknowledging the lack of multiracial congregations across the nation.
"First, I think we have our own house to clean before we clean anybody else's house," Jakes told The Christian Post during an interview in New York City last week. "When we started Reconciled Church with Bishop Harry Jackson and James Robison, we came together, we started bringing thought leaders from every stream of Christian faith that we could, and we had to admit that the 11 o'clock hour is still far too segregated." more >>
Starting this Sunday a church located in the heart of New York City will be giving away free movie tickets to every first-time visitor as well as the person who invites them.
Flyers highlighting the chance to attend the movies for free by simply showing up for worship services at The Journey Church in Manhattan were distributed in a local paper Thursday morning as a part of a summer teaching series called "God on Films."
The movie ticket offering was also highlighted via the church's social media accounts. more >>
International evangelist Andrew Palau will be preaching the Good News, while popular local artists and other top-selling Christian singers provide good vibes in NYC's historic Harlem neighborhood this weekend.
Palau, who works with his father Luis Palau's ministry and is more frequently seen on the global stage, expressed excitement about the opportunity to deliver a Christian message twice in one day in the city known as the world's melting pot.
"We are so excited to share the Good News in the city in every neighborhood, in every borough, in every community," said Andrew Palau in a press release shared with The Christian Post. "This Saturday, we'll be in front of an incredibly diverse group of New Yorkers in Harlem and again in Manhattan, with all roads leading up to the July festival on the Great Lawn of Central Park." more >>