New content from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's latest television series "A.D." is set to debut during the Super Bowl today.
The NFL Super Bowl XLIX will feature the game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks as well as the most coveted advertisement spots on television. In an unprecedented turn of events, over 110 million people will see the new "A.D. - The Bible Continues" promo during the game.
"A.D.," produced by the husband-and-wife team Downey and Burnett, is set to premiere on NBC on Easter Sunday, April 5. The new 12-hour series will pick up right where the couple's "Bible" series left off, revealing what would become the most influential movement in history – the rise of the church. While the "Bible" aired on the History channel in 2013, Burnett explained that NBC was a better fit for "A.D." more >>
A Christian activist who filed a complaint against a Colorado bakery for refusing to make two cakes protesting against homosexuality has denied asking for the confections to include the phrase "God hates gays."
Recently Azucar Bakery of Denver had a complaint filed against them before the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies for refusing to make the cakes.
Bill Jack, founder of the Christian group Worldview Academy and the one who filed the complaint, told The Christian Post that he never wanted the phrase "God hates gays" put on any of the cakes he requested. more >>
This morning I watched, in a half-embarrassed sort of way, while Nicola Menzie, of The Christian Post, interviewed me. At first, the angle of my head was odd: I looked like a balloon–fat around the jowl–with glasses and a little tuft of hair on my narrowed head. Once I got over that, I settled in to listen.
The interview started with the provocative point that the holy spirit—the spirit of God—is in everyone, including, as the people of The Christian Post noted, an aggressive atheist such as Richard Dawkins. Nicola posed the question perfectly, but I know that many watchers probably stopped listening right there and then, even as I tried to explain that there is a tension in the Bible between the spirit of creation and the spirit of salvation.
Is God's breath entirely different from God's Spirit—when both are called, in Hebrew, ruach? more >>
Stan Mitchell, pastor of Gracepointe Church, a diverse congregation in Franklin, Tennessee, announced this month that the leadership of his church have decided to fully support the inclusion of gays in their church, including the right to marry same-sex partners.
In an emotional sermon on Jan. 11 first highlighted by Time magazine, Mitchell explained that the decision was the result of a two- and-a-half year evolution on sexual orientation and gender identity. The announcement in the video below, begins at 44:40.
"Some two- and-a-half years ago, we were thrust, I believe, by a divine wind into a prayerful, mindful, painful, invigorating, careful, and hopeful conversation regarding sexual orientation and gender identity," explained Mitchell in the run-up to the announcement to his congregation. more >>
"Preachers' Daughters" has decided to tackle the topic of Christianity and homosexuality in a way that no other show has done before.
In the latest episode of Lifetime's docu-soap "Preachers' Daughters" airing on Jan. 30, one preacher's daughter, Kristiana Flowers, admits her struggle with homosexuality, while her housemate and fellow preacher's daughter, Cierra Vaughn, is strictly against it because of her biblical values. Cierra, 22, is forced to defend those values when she hears about Kristiana's struggles and witnesses lesbians on the party scene in Cabo, Mexico, where nine girls were grouped together to do missions work for the show.
For Cierra, there's no denying what it says in the Bible, which she believes is very clear about the topic of homosexuality. She opened up to The Christian Post about some of the struggles. more >>
Influential megachurch Pastor Rick Warren and 49 other Catholic and Evangelical scholars and intellectuals have signed their names to an eight-page declaration that opposes society's growing acceptance of same-sex marriages and labels homosexual unions as a "graver threat" to marriage than widespread divorce and cohabitation because it is a parody of marriage.
The declaration entitled "The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage" was written by the alliance called Evangelicals and Catholics Together and is set to be published in the March edition of the religion journal First Things.
Although the Catholics and Evangelicals involved in the writing of this overarching declaration against sexual sin still hold differences when it comes to the legitimacy of divorce and use of contraception, their differences were set aside as they focused on tackling what they consider to be the biggest problem facing marriage in society today. more >>