Television and movie star Kevin Sorbo is working on a new film about an atheist who, upon experiencing a near-death experience, converts to Christianity.
Titled "Let There Be Light," the film is in production and recently completed a shoot in Birmingham, Alabama, according to al.com.
"Sorbo and his wife, actress Sam Sorbo, wrapped up three weeks of filming in Birmingham this morning with an all-night shoot in Southside for the movie they co-star in," reported al.com. more >>
A California elementary school has banned a Christian student group from meeting on its campus after the district's superintendent received a complaint from the nation's largest atheist organization.
Mariposa Elementary School of the Brea Olinda Unified School District once hosted a Christian student group that met after hours named Club Monarch.
However, after the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint earlier this year to the school district, they responded by barring students in the club from meeting at the elementary school or any other school in the district. more >>
Several news sites are reporting that a Saudi Arabia court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison, along with a punishment of 2,000 lashes, for several messages on his Twitter account that denied the existence of God and criticized the Koran, the Islamic holy book.
The Sun first reported on the story on Wednesday, revealing that the atheist refused the chance to repent, and instead said that his Twitter messages reflected his views, further arguing that he had the right to express them.
The Daily Mail noted that police investigated his social media accounts and found that he had accused Islamic prophets of lying and teaching hostility. The man also denied the existence of God, which under a controversial law is marked as "terrorism." more >>
Evangelist Ray Comfort, who recently released his apologetics film, "The Atheist Delusion," sat down with Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Atheist blog for an interview, and responded to the questions whether Christians must accept a literal interpretation of Genesis and what will happen if atheists are elected to political office, among others.
A Christian doesn't have to believe in Genesis literally to be saved, but you have to believe in the divinity of Jesus, commented Mehta, adding that the faith of a believer is not about evolution or creation.
By rejecting Genesis, you would call Jesus a liar, "because He said, 'In the beginning God created them male and female,'" Comfort responded during the interview, in which both Mehta and the evangelist discussed hard questions in a fairly friendly manner. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham says America's enemies today are "godless secularism" and those who "call themselves progressives."
Graham reported on his latest Decision America Tour prayer rally in Boston on Tuesday, which he said on Facebook was attended by over 3,000 people on the Capitol grounds. Graham said that he and the attendees prayed for God's forgiveness and for the healing of America, as he also encouraged Christians to run for office and vote in the coming elections.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of social media giant Facebook and his wife, Priscilla Chan, met with Roman Catholic leader Pope Francis at the Vatican, and later shared their admiration for the pontiff's "mercy and tenderness" and the way he has connected with people of different faiths.
"Priscilla and I had the honor of meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. We told him how much we admire his message of mercy and tenderness, and how he's found new ways to communicate with people of every faith around the world," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook message on Monday.
"We also discussed the importance of connecting people, especially in parts of the world without internet access. We gave him a model of Aquila, our solar-powered aircraft that will beam internet connectivity to places that don't have it. And we shared our work with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help people around the world," he added. more >>