Outspoken Christian National Football League player Benjamin Watson recently posted photos of his infant son on Facebook and remarked about how every time he thinks of his son, he's reminded of how deserving God is to receive the utmost highest praise from believers.
Watson, who is an 11-season NFL veteran and a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, commemorated his son, Judah's, second birthday by posting a collage of Judah's baby pictures on Facebook to share with his fans.
"Baby picture alert!!" Watson wrote. "It's always fun and nostalgic to look back at baby pictures on our kids' birthdays. On March 19, 2013, we were blessed with our second baby boy. We named him Judah, which means 'God be Praised.'" more >>
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are bringing women in the Bible to life while shedding light on the persecution of Christians both past and present with "A.D. – The Bible Continues."
The follow-up to "The Bible" premieres on NBC this Sunday, April 5, chronicling the birth of the early church. Based on the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts, "A.D." explores the aftermath of Christ's death and its impact on early Christians, including the persecution of Jesus' disciples and his mother, Mary. Furthermore, the mini-series reveals the significance of women during Biblical times, according to Downey.
"That was important to us - so often history written by men, about men, and you look at these scenes and you think, 'Where are the women,'" the series co-producer told The Christian Post. "You wonder, 'What were the women doing?' Each episode, we would approach it with that in mind." more >>
A Christian florist and grandmother who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her Christian belief in traditional marriage has been fined $1,001 by a Washington court and will be held liable to pay the legal fees incurred by the gay couple, which could "devastate" her financially.
As previously reported by The Christian Post, 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, was found guilty of violating the state's non-discrimination law in February, after referring Rob Ingersoll and Curt Feed to another florist when they asked her to provide the floral arrangements for their wedding.
Although Stutzman sold flowers to Ingersoll for nearly a decade and maintained a positive relationship with him, when he asked her to provide flowers for his same-sex wedding, she felt she could not act against her Christian conviction to serve her friend. more >>
OUARZAZATE, MOROCCO — The director of National Geographic Channel's upcoming "Killing Jesus" movie says audiences will not be getting the standard issue "wimpy" Jesus, but instead a "muscular" messiah who is every bit as human as the people who made him famous.
"We wanted to go for a muscular Jesus, someone who was in a way a sort of a rock star in his time," director Chris Menaul told The Christian Post in October during a visit to the set of "Killing Jesus" in the rocky plains of Ouarzazate, a city dubbed the "Hollywood of Morocco."
Menaul, known for Fatherland and The Passion of Ayn Rand, noted that news of Jesus' miracles traveled word of mouth, and that every time he entered a village "it was a huge event." more >>
"Killing Jesus," a National Geographic channel miniseries based on the life and death of Jesus Christ that will debut on Sunday, chose to do most of its filming in Morocco rather than the expected location shoot in Israel.
"We wanted to create a believable Palestine of 2000 years ago," said director Chris Menaul to The Christian Post at a New York City special premiere event on March 23 . "What Morocco gave us was these amazing locations and faces. We used one village which had been a Jewish village up until 1974 when all the Jews got out at the time Yom Kippur was because they thought Africa wasn't the place to be anymore."
"It's still there and it was built hundreds of years ago exactly in the style of the villages that Christ lived in with mud bricks and courtyards, and very few people have moved into it." more >>
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's "The Bible" mini-series is still breaking records, becoming a Spanish network's highest rated show just 10 days before the premiere of their follow-up series "A.D.," which will broadcast on Easter Sunday.
"The Bible," which tells the story of the Christian and Jewish Holy book from Genesis to Acts, debuted on the Spanish network Telemundo Wednesday night and pulled in 3.22 million viewers, making it the channel's highest rated 8 p.m. premiere.
"Within just 10 days of the premiere of 'A.D.: The Bible Continues' on NBC, 2013's 'The Bible' series continues to break records, this time on Telemundo, pulling in 3.22 million viewers on Wednesday night," according to statement shared with The Christian Post. "The epic story continues nightly on Telemundo through Good Friday when it will air the epic three hour finale." more >>