Brian Ivie, a 24-year-old filmmaker from Orange County, California, set out three years ago to South Korea to make the film to end all films. Fortunately for him, that didn't work out. Instead, he encountered the man he now calls his spiritual father — and became a curator of this man's powerful and profound story of sacrifice and love.
Ivie, eager and working from a script set in his mind of how things would certainly go, set out on Dec. 15, 2011, for Seoul, South Korea, with a crew of 11 (mostly friends and his younger brother, Kevin) after a simple email exchange with Pastor Lee Jong-rak.
Alveda King has been hired as a contributor to the Fox News Channel after a recent meeting with CEO and chairman of the company Roger Ailes.
"Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans. Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network," Ailes said of the news, according to a press release shared with The Christian Post.
The New York City Fire Department swore in its first ever lesbian chaplain on Tuesday.
Rev. Ann Kansfield, who ministers at Greenpoint Reformed Church in Brooklyn, New York, is the first openly gay female chaplain to serve in this position. She was profiled by The New York Times in an article published Monday where she shared her attitude toward people's opinions about the FDNY's decision.
"We shouldn't have to hide ourselves or worry about being judged," shared Kansfield, who grew up with firefighters in her family, including her grandfather who worked as an Illinois fire chief. more >>
A mammoth hot air balloon featuring the painting of a smiling Jesus will ascend to the skies of western New York during the Easter season.
Named "RISEN!", the hot air balloon will be 80-feet-tall and have a volume of 105,000 cubic feet, being constructed from more than 2,000 square yards of fabric.
Sky Sail Balloons, Inc., an Ashville, New York-based hot air balloon company, will create the RISEN!, with its maiden voyage slated for this Easter season. more >>
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has compared terror group ISIS to the infamous Irish Republican Army, claiming that both sets of militants distorted the respective religions they claim to represent.
"These extremists do not represent genuine Islamic thought," Dolan said about ISIS in an interview with CNN. "Even the majority of temperate, peace-loving Muslims would say, 'I'm afraid they have a particular strand of erroneous Islam.' But I do think they are, they are distorting it."
Bun B, one half of the legendary rap group U.G.K., made an appearance on the Hot 97 Morning Show late last month where he discussed a new course on religion and hip-hop that he's teaching.
The rapper was asked about Christian rap group DC Talk by host Peter Rosenberg and if they are discussed in the curriculum of the class that he teaches alongside professor Anthony B. Pinn at Houston's Rice University.
Rosenberg laughed about the group, while host Ebro bounced back by citing Lecrae as a good example of faith-based hip-hop. Bun B replied to both hosts by relating both acts. more >>