The controversial Museum of the Bible, a project spearheaded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, is scheduled open in Washington, D.C. in 2017, and is seen as a threat by an atheist group that claims the intent of the museum is not to educate tourists, but to "influence Congress."
News of the museum's pending construction came not long after Hobby Lobby won a religious freedom case before the United States Supreme Court. The court ruled in June that Hobby Lobby could be exempted from providing four birth control methods that can lead to the early termination of a pregnancy.
Since the announcement of the project, the Museum of the Bible has generated negative responses from secular groups, including the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. more >>
20th Century Fox released the full length trailer for Ridley Scott's "Exodus: God and Kings" on Wednesday, revealing Christian Bale in the powerful role of Moses.
The brand new sneak peek is set to Coldplay's "Midnight" and introduces the story with the tagline: "When men ruled as Gods, one was chosen to change the world." Moses, portrayed by Bale, is seen growing up alongside Pharaoh Ramses, played by Joel Egerton, before their lives take very different turns. The film, inspired by the Bible, also stars Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn and John Turturro.
"The year of your birth there was a prophecy that our leader would be born to liberate us, that leader is you," a slave tells Moses. "After 400 years of slavery, things here have become much worse. As your brother you must set them free." more >>
Pastor John Pavlovitz recently caused a stir with a blog post entitled "If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From a Christian Pastor/Parent," in which he issued statements of support for his two children should they be homosexual.
Pavlovitz's four promises are the following: "If I have gay children, you'll all know it. If I have gay children, I'll pray for them, I'll love them, and if I have gay children, most likely; I have gay children." The father of two wanted to write the post in response to hearing stories of children's pain when coming out to their parents. He also wanted to provide a Christian response for those searching for reassurance.
"I wrote the post because I've been in ministry for 18 years and have seen many LGBT people be mistreated and damaged by the Church, and with a lack of decency. I wanted to share a different sentiment from a Christian and pastor," he told The Christian Post. more >>
Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard are preparing for their first child in a unique way—by writing out Bible verses for support and encouragement during labor and delivery.
Duggar became pregnant just weeks after saying "I do" to Dillard; the couple made a vow to accept any and all children God chose to bless them with. And they are prepping for labor and delivery by writing out encouraging Bible verses to focus on during labor and delivery. Duggar posted a photo of her work online, along with an updated photo of her pregnancy progression.
Some of the verses included Isaiah 26:3, which reads: "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You." And 1 Chronicles 4:10, "Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, 'Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.' And God granted this request." more >>
Carrie Underwood opened up about being an outspoken Christian in the music industry this week amidst the release of her new faith-filled single, "Something In The Water."
The brand-new song features major Christian themes including conversion, baptism, and keeping the faith, with lyrics that include, "I followed that preacher down to the river and now I am changed, and now I'm stronger, there must have been something in the water."
Speaking about the new single and her career, which started after winning "American Idol" in 2005 and led to the hit single, "Jesus Take The Wheel," Underwood reflected on her faith in the country music world. more >>
A Washington, D.C.-based secular organization has sent a complaint to a Georgia school district over its high school having a stone statue that has religious statements including Bible verses listed on it.
The American Humanist Association sent the Madison County School District a letter of complaint regarding the statue, which is at the school district's high school.
Sent to Madison County Superintendent Allen McCannon and Madison High School Principal George Bullock, the letter said the statue violates the Establishment Clause. more >>