"Man of Steel" hits theaters this weekend bringing Superman back to the big screen for the first time since 2006.
The new film features an all star cast including Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, and Kevin Costner. It also was directed by Zack Snyder, who worked on other films such as "Watchmen" and "300." Zack's wife, Deborah Snyder, who was a producer on "Man of Steel," recently spoke to The Christian Post regarding the film and its creation.
The Christian Post: How were you able to create and execute an origin story for Superman that followed a different format than other superhero films? more >>
The Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to redefine marriage – and we're hearing a lot of claims about how well children do when they're reared by homosexual couples. Sad to say, some of those claims are being made to the Supremes – and they are completely false.
One man who knows a little about this first-hand is Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez, who teaches at California State University at Northridge. Lopez, who says he's bi-sexual, was raised by his lesbian mother and her partner. And while he's for civil unions, he's against redefining marriage.
At "Public Discourse," a website run by the Witherspoon Institute, Lopez writes of the great professional risk he took when he and Doug Mainwaring filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court. Risky, because Lopez knows how vicious homosexual activists can sometimes be when anyone disputes their claims. Lopez is speaking out in part because he was asked to do so by others raised by same-sex partners, but who fear the repercussions of going public with their feelings. more >>
ABC Family will debut on Monday night a new drama series, "The Fosters," which is produced by Jennifer Lopez and tells the story of a lesbian bi-racial couple who raise biological and adoptive children together.
"It's about a biracial, lesbian couple who have biological and adopted children, all living together as a family," Lopez tells Entertainment Weekly, adding it "takes chances."
"There's something that every family can take out of this show and say, 'That's exactly what happens at my breakfast table,' or, 'I can't believe she said that! That's exactly how I say things to my son.' It's very relatable that way," series star Sherri Saum has said. more >>
Many living with chronic suffering know from experience that stepping into some churches can be hazardous to your faith. Admonishments such as, "if you had enough faith, Jesus would heal you," are not uncommon directives from church folk who are not only poorly educated in what the Bible teaches, but also suffer themselves from a deplorable lack of humility and compassion. Hurting individuals seeking comfort in churches may often encounter spiritual "sweathogs" ( thank you, Mr. Kotter ) who, when faced with affliction in others, counter it by brandishing the "Sword of the Spirit" like an axe to bludgeon the already bruised and suffering. In days past, such doctrinal beliefs and behaviors remained somewhat contained to church circles. Today, however, that message blasts forth on 24-hour cable, social media, and every other type of communication method (some worldwide), and there seems to be no shortage in mass media messages promising the next "breakthrough" to those who subscribe to a particular ministry's teachings.
Flipping channels one evening, I happened upon a broadcast of a prominent "television evangelist" who earned international fame with reported miraculous healings through his ministry. With an expectant group of suffering lined up in their wheelchairs hoping to reach the man in the spotlight, the whole thing had a circus-like feel as the audience looked on waiting to see something astonishing. Combine that with the rousing music played on "traditional Biblical instruments" such as a Hammond B-3 organ (preferably with the Leslie speaker) and the formulaic and campy performance, is a picture of the Church that cause many Christians to slide further down in their pews with embarrassment. Ignoring the carnival-esque atmosphere, my eyes immediately fixed upon the glasses perched on the preacher's nose. "Wait a minute," I thought to myself. "Doesn't this guy believe that God will heal his poor vision?"
Do minor sufferings such as age-impacted eyesight not qualify for those who bill themselves as having an "anointing for healing" ministry? How much suffering is acceptable before traveling to a sawdust-floored tent to hear a man in a white suit pronounce a cure for maladies? To be fair, most of these high profiled individuals have upgraded to indoor arenas with state-of-the-art sound systems and lighting. more >>
WASHINGTON – The newest breakthrough in the pro-life movement isn't a bill in Congress or a march on Washington: it's a mobile ultrasound vehicle. Equipped with a team of Christian medical professionals, 22 mobile vehicles already visited 19 cities in the United States.
Michael Homula, executive director of ICU Mobile, shared the story on Wednesday at a Family Research Council event. ICU stands for Image Clear Ultrasound, but also sounds like "I See You," as in "I see you in the womb."
"We're not interested in having a pro-life-mobile," he said. "We're very interested in appealing to women who are considering aborting their children." more >>
There is a quiet crisis playing out in our nation that most women don't know exists. We all desire that every child in America grow up in a stable, loving, safe home. Unfortunately, that isn't happening for tens of thousands of little ones.
May is National Foster Care Month - an important time to remember that not every child goes to sleep at night in a permanent home. In a nation that compassionately cares for "the least of these," the shockingly high number of children languishing in foster care, waiting for a home they can truly call their own, should cause each of us to take action.
The data is shocking. There are approximately 400,000 children living today in the American foster care system, of which about 100,000 are in need of an adoptive family. The vast majority of foster children are in safe placements, but they are still desperately in need of the stability and security that only a loving "forever family" can provide. There is no substitute for permanency, whether with a biological family or an adoptive one. more >>