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"The Lego Movie" has dominated the box office for three weeks in a row, and captured high praise from reviewers, but the ideas and themes it presents (many of them remarkably consistent with a Christian worldview) may very well rank as its highest accomplishment.
The film presents a light-hearted, adventurous atmosphere infectious for kids and adults alike. It features pop culture references to Batman, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, and Dumbledore from Harry Potter. From a journey to "Cloud Coo-Coo Land," where "there's no government, babysitters, and no consistency," to the millionth floor of President Business' mansion, which hosts "a mysterious room called the 'think tank,'" the movie creates a world full of witty fun. more >>
Editor's Note: This is the second part in a series on gender roles in Christian marriages. Read Part 1 here.
A Christian author claims that husbands are "dropping the ball" when it comes to shepherding their families' prayer lives, but not all Christian leaders agree that the man should be the spiritual leader of the home.
"My wife shared her heart with me, and said, 'I feel like you have failed me.' The weight from spiritual and emotional battles were falling on her shoulders alone," Sam Ingrassia, Columbia strategy leader for ministry group e3 Partners, told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday. more >>
According to megachurch pastor Andy Stanley, if your religious convictions conflict with your ability to serve those you differ with, that's your business, but you should "leave Jesus out of it."
What exactly did he mean by this? And has he thought through the implications of his statement?
Since I have been unable to reach Pastor Stanley directly and since he expressed his views publicly, I want to take this opportunity to raise some questions for him – really, for all of us – to think through carefully. more >>
An atheist attacked the Ten Commandments as an abrogation of freedom, declaring that America's laws are not based on this Judeo-Christian source. He made these comments denouncing a bill to support public appearances of the Ten Commandments, which passed the Alabama State House last week.
"The Ten Commandments deny freedom of religious expression," Dan Barker, co-president of The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Barker declared that "the first four commandments basically reject our First Amendment."
Representative Duwayne Bridges, author of H.B. 45, the bill to support the Ten Commandments, argued that "the laws of this country were founded on the Ten Commandments." He wrote the bill in order to awaken people to their right for religious expression, Bridges told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. more >>
An article published earlier this month claims it's scientifically proven that single people live better, healthier lives. Some relationship experts, however, believe that marriage brings greater benefits, but emphasize that contentment in life, regardless of relationship status, is what's most important.
"Marrieds and singles live with a greener grass mentality – 'I would be happy if I were married, I would be happy if I were single,'" biblical counselor June Hunt, founder and CEO of Hope for the Heart ministries, told The Christian Post on Friday.
Hunt, who believes that relationship status is less important than being content and serving God, emphasized that people need to "focus on becoming the right person, rather than looking for the right person." more >>
A Christian legal group has contacted two public universities, encouraging them to replace the Gideon Bibles in their university hotel rooms after they removed them at the request of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal nonprofit group, sent letters to the University of Wisconsin and Iowa State University, advising that they place the Bibles back in their university hotel rooms. The universities removed the Bibles last month after receiving complaints from FFRF, a national atheist group, which alleged that the Bibles were a violation of the U.S. Constitution's Establishment Clause because they served as religious endorsement at a public university. FFRF called the Bible placement "unwelcome religious propaganda in the bedside table."
The recent letter sent by Alliance Defending Freedom argues, however, that FFRF's argument is flawed and the schools could actually be at liability for religious discrimination for removing the Bibles. "In reality, the First Amendment does not require you to remove these Bibles, and by removing them, you may have demonstrated the very viewpoint discrimination and hostility towards religion that the First Amendment prohibits," the letter from ADF reads. more >>