"Killing Jesus," premiering this month on the National Geographic Channel, is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. In the television dramatization, the described "great king and warrior" Herod the Great is portrayed by Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer — long admired by fans for his television persona Dr. Frasier Crane.
Grammer ("Cheers," "Frasier") was noted as saying during a press event by the Los Angeles Times that Herod "wasn't necessarily evil — he was just a guy who had to do some despicable things to maintain a balance of power."
Though Herod the Great died not long after Jesus' birth, in "Killing Jesus," as well as in the biblical account, the ruler plays a pivotal role in the early life of the god-man worshipped as savior by more than 2.2 billion people around the world. more >>
A former Republican congressional committee counsel predicts that the Supreme Court will legalize same-sex marriage in coming months, but does not believe that decision will change the Church.
"I think the Supreme Court is probably going to come down on this 7-to-2, and I have every reason to believe that they will legalize same-sex marriage based on what we call the equal protection clause and the precedent of Loving vs. Virginia 1967," former attorney Sophia Nelson, author of The Woman Code, recently told The Christian Post, referring to the landmark civil rights decision that struck down miscegenation laws.
The Christian author and award-winning journalist supports traditional marriage, however, she said that while Christians have the right to exercise their religious liberties, they must also respect the law and leave the judgment to Jesus. more >>
Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey recently recounted the start of their television series "The Bible" as well as its follow-up, "A.D," which premieres on NBC this Easter Sunday.
The power couple are two of the most influential producers in Hollywood today, especially in Christian media. However, Burnett admitted that their contemporaries scoffed at the initial idea of a television series based on the Bible. The series premiered on The History Channel in March of 2013.
"Everyone thought we lost our minds," the executive producer told KPRC Houston. "When we said we were making the Bible into a series everybody thought it was a joke and nobody would watch 'The Bible,' but 100 million Americans tuned in. We knew we had to continue. We were up against 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Walking Dead' and we were the most-watched cable program that year." more >>
This spoken word artist and rapper, Prince Ea, shares a Bible verse with everyone that consists of four powerful words. He lets God use him as a vessel to share a message to heal against depression.
A perfect spoken word for anyone battling depression. It is something we all go through every now and then. Even the famous people we follow tend to battle with depression from time to time. But, it's important that we have something to lift our spirits. No better place to look for an answer then the Bible.
Prince Ea uses the verse "This too shall pass" in his spoken word as the answer to dealing with depression. Using it in many different scenarios, including his own. more >>
Riot Studios' "Believe Me" is available on DVD on Tues., March 3, allowing audiences everywhere to see the unexpected journey to faith starring Alex Russell.
Directed by Will Bakke, "Believe Me" follows four broke college seniors who start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition. Aimed specifically at Christians, Sam (Russell) and his friends accrue hefty sums of money before their conscience catches up with them. However, different moral compasses threaten to tear the friends apart, and following the advice of a devout churchgoer named Callie (Johanna Braddy), Sam is transformed as a person.
"The DVD takes 'Believe Me' to a wider audience where we know it will continue to connect, amuse and challenge," Bakke said in a statement. more >>
Actress Shari Rigby who starred in the hit film "October Baby" is opening up about her own life story in the new book, Beautifully Flawed, which will be available in stores on Monday.
Rigby, who's also a motivational speaker, reveals her tumultuous journey from teen marriage, pregnancy, adultery and drug use to her Christian faith. The author also delves into her career in Hollywood with Beautifully Flawed: Finding Your Radiance in the Imperfections of Your Life, including the powerful role as the mother of an abortion survivor in 2011's "October Baby." The part brought Rigby full circle since the actress herself had an abortion at a young age, proving that God transforms our mistakes into new purpose and beauty.
"This book is about the journey that we go on and how the Lord absolutely uses everything to his glory," Rigby told The Christian Post. So many times we look at our lives and we see things that are flawed, we are ashamed and can't speak about them. I was transparent about my story, from little girl on all the way up through speaking career that last few years. more >>