David Oyelowo brings Martin Luther King, Jr. to life on the big screen in this historical drama. This is a movie that should be seen by everyone, and is produced by Oprah Winfrey. His faith in God drives the movie in a direction never seen before.
Some may not know the full story of Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a good time to catch up and learn about what this man stood for in this incredible film. It can be seen now in all theaters in the U.S. After seeing this movie it will help you understand what David means when he says God greatly helped him with this role.
This is one extraordinary movie you do not want to miss! more >>
Pope Francis has said that his continued criticism of the global financial system is not because he supports Communism, but because of Jesus' call for Christians to serve the poor. The Vatican meanwhile is set to publish a report titled "This Economy Kills," highlighting the damage that the world economy brings to impoverished populations.
"Jesus affirms that you cannot serve two masters, God and wealth," Francis said Sunday in an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa. "Is it pauperism? No, it is the Gospel."
"Jesus tells us that it is the 'protocol' on the basis of which we will be judged, it is what we read in Chapter 25 of Matthew: I had hunger, I had thirst, I was in prison, I was sick, I was naked and you helped me: dressed me, visited me, you took care of me." more >>
Every day we put the news on and it seems that there is always a new case of conflict in the world. Whether it be between nations, races, or even religion it often is rooted to hatred. Hatred cause conflict to occur. It may be difficult to solve hatred, but we can use the unconditional love of Christ as a response to a hateful person.
The truth is, we are going to have conflict whether we like it or not. It is a part of life that we can't control in full. The key to dealing with conflict is to follow God's word and respond obediently. It may be easier said than done, but we must not lose the faith. If conflict is ignored there is a strong chance that it will continue. There are so many different ways conflict can be cause in your life and the world. It can be stirred up by a hot tempered heart, a greedy heart, hated heart, or even angry heart.
If you happen to see conflict and feel that you can help solve it, try your best to do so. The key to stopping conflict is to deal with it right away and trust in God. more >>
Rising star David Oyelowo, who portrays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma," admitted to hearing God calling him to the role several years before it happened.
In theaters across the U.S. on Friday, "Selma" follows the months of Dr. King's life leading up to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Although the South was desegregated with the Civil Rights Act, discrimination was still rampant, making it nearly impossible for African Americans to register to vote. In the role of Dr. King in the film, Oyelowo's impeccable performance sheds light on the pastor's fight for suffrage despite violent opposition. The actor said that preparation for the enormous role started with hearing God's voice over seven years ago.
"This journey started for me in 2007 when I first read the script, and the brutal truth is I felt God tell me that I was going to play this role in this film," Oyelowo told The Christian Post. "That was how it started on the 24th of July, 2007. I heard God tell me that." more >>
Fred Hammond is teaming up with playwright JD Lawrence to officially debut the latter's new stage play, "Cain & Able" which will grace Dallas, Texas theaters next month.
With numerous Stellar, Dove, and Grammy Awards, Hammond,54, has proven his worth in the gospel music industry. After 30 years, Hammond recently released his latest album, "I Will Trust" last November and is beginning the new year by releasing another type of production.
JD Lawrence's "Cain & Able" is a modern re-telling of the biblical story of brothers Cain and Abel found in the book of Genesis. Lawrence's play tells the story of a wealthy business developer who leaves his two sons a fortune. more >>
On a tiny exotic island just off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the Patpatar people are reading and understanding Scripture that's in their heart language as the result of the completion by a Bible translation team of the New Testament, Wycliffe Associates announced this week. A training facility for translators is growing as well.
Bible translators Ed and Debi Condra, along with their Bible translation team, were such an encouragement to the Patpatar churches that they created the New Ireland Translation Institute (NITI) to provide quality training to those nationals who want to become Bible translators.
"What God had established here was the potential for a rustic yet cutting-edge, dream-come-true translation center—where native speakers would be trained to be quality translators," Wycliffe officials state. "A place where the nationals would also lead, coordinate, and conduct the translation of the Scriptures into their own mother-tongues. Here everyone works together on 15 language projects simultaneously—thus impacting an entire region with the power of God's Word." more >>