"A.D. – The Bible Continues" premieres on Sunday, April 5, to coincide with the Easter holiday. It's a time of celebration for Christians, and the new series from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey captures the turmoil and emotions of those witnesses to the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
The series opens with the final moments of Jesus' life played out: charges of blasphemy brought by the High Priest, Pontius Pilate washing his hands of accountability in Jesus' death, and the crucifixion. Viewers are introduced to a man desperately trying to spare his own life in the midst of accusations and absolute turmoil.
One problem, though, is that unless a viewer is familiar with the biblical account of the resurrection, the characters may seem confusing, given that their names are not used until much later in the episode. How can one distinguish between Herod and Pilate, John and Peter, all key figures in the post-resurrection story? Hopefully this will be resolved and made more clear as the series moves along. more >>
These teens took some time out of their busy lives and decided to have a little fun. While doing so, they reflect on Jesus in an exciting way!
While hearing these teens get up and each take turns praising the Lord. All those who are in the parking lot see how happy and committed to the Lord they truly are -- of course adding a little comedy in there as well. It will put the biggest SMILE on your face, and make you stand up and clap.
God bless them all for openly sharing their faith! Check out this video below: more >>
Acclaimed and beloved children's book author Sally Lloyd-Jones revealed the inspiration behind the best-selling Jesus Storybook Bible just in time for Easter and the release of her newest book, Bunny's First Spring.
The new picture book, which was released earlier this year, follows the widespread success of Lloyd-Jones' The House That's Your Home and the 2007 hit The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. Staying true to the author's gift for storytelling, Bunny's First Spring celebrates the Easter season of rebirth while teaching children about the beauty of renewal and transformation. Speaking to The Christian Post, the celebrated author revealed her early relationship with Jesus that led to a prolific writing career.
"I was four when I came to faith and understood that Jesus was my best friend," Lloyd-Jones, who was born in Uganda, told CP. more >>
WASHINGTON — Evangelical churches need to focus more on preaching biblical truth in order to prepare children to defend historic Christian teachings on social issues like same-sex marriage and abortion from the "distorted" theology being propagated by the Christian left, evangelical author Chelsen Vicari said Wednesday.
At a Family Research Council discussion on her new book, Distorted: How The New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging Faith, Vicari explained that as more mainline Protestant denominations are starting to affirm same-sex relationships and other issues that Christ has labeled as sinful, young Evangelicals are susceptible to caving in and embracing the liberal agenda that they encounter on college campuses and in youth groups, because they don't know enough about the Scripture to defend its guiding principles.
Vicari, who's the evangelical program director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, shared her own story about how when she was going through her undergraduate studies, her strong conservative Christian convictions were tested and ostracized by left-leaning Christian groups on campus. She eventually folded her convictions to believe that it's acceptable for Christians to be accommodating toward sinful behavior, such as homosexuality. more >>
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!
Watch this powerful Easter drama below: more >>