NEW YORK — Mary Magdalene has been presented by both the church and popular culture as either a prostitute or as Christ's love interest, although the Bible shows that she was neither. Chipo Chung, the Zimbabwean British actress taking on the iconic role in "A.D. The Bible Continues," recently gave her take on one of Jesus' most noted female followers.
"I think Mary was one of Jesus' most important disciples and I think that's a story that's not often told," Chung told The Christian Post Tuesday evening at the television series' premiere reception at The Highline Hotel in New York City.
"I think a lot of the stories about her say she was a prostitute and then after the Da Vinci Code people said she was a girlfriend. But when you look at the actual material and where she was, she was there at the resurrection, she was the first witness and as many of the early Christian writings said, she was the apostle of apostles." more >>
This could be one of the most emotional Easter dramas you have ever seen. In honor of Easter Sunday, this group of teenagers from Watersprings Church act out the life of Jesus in a play … and it is POWERFUL!
How they created each and every visual scene was very moving. It's almost impossible to keep a dry eye while watching. God bless all those involved, and their hearts! Watching the young celebrate such a precious time in the faith is worth every second. Feel free to share this with all those who celebrate Easter. It will touch their heart!
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These two Texas pastors decided to do something unique which they are calling the "tale of two cities." After acknowledging racial tension that had been occurring in Texas, they decided to stand up. They knew they needed to take the stand and remind people that God loves EVERYONE!
It just so happens that we all may forget that God loves all of us no matter our race, color, or ethnicity. No matter how different we may be, God loves us all! How these two pastors decided to approach this topic is truly amazing. They entered each others' churches and delivered powerful sermons. The congregation remembered that that they are not so different after all. God bless them for what they are doing, and most of all for spreading the love of God!
They hope what they did on Palm Sunday won't just build a bridge between their congregations, but over the racial divide in their city. more >>
"A.D. The Bible Continues" creators Roma Downey and Mark Burnett recently made an appearance at David Jeremiah's Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, where they discussed their upcoming series as well as their successful miniseries "The Bible" and the TV show "Shark Tank."
Burnett noted that the series projects he's involved in are family friendly, and celebrated the fact that "Shark Tank" and "The Bible" represent what he believes to be the very foundation of American civilization.
"Interestingly enough, I often joke that America was built on two things: the Bible and free enterprise," Burnett told the congregation at Jeremiah's church on March 12. "Well, we made 'The Bible' and we make 'Shark Tank.'" more >>
An expert on the history of American evangelical denominations is taking issue with the claim by some that Reconstructionism, a strict faction within conservative Christianity, is America's version of the Islamic State.
Christian Reconstructionism, which calls for the application of biblical law in society, has been compared in recent months to the Middle Eastern terrorist group that's best known in the United States as ISIS.
The U.S. Navy received a petition Monday that calls for the reinstatement of a chaplain allegedly disciplined for his Christian beliefs, and who is now facing possible discharge and the loss of his military retirement.
Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council and the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition delivered the petition, which has been signed by more than 101,000 people, in support of Lt. Commander Wes Modder.
"More than 100,000 Americans are joining together in this petition to say they will not stand for service members being punished and driven out simply for living in accordance with their religious beliefs," said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement. more >>