Real estate entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham, widely known as the Benham brothers, recently called on Christians to unite in the wake of what they say is a growing threat to religious freedoms.
Last year, the 39-year-old twin brothers made headlines when their HGTV reality series "Flip it Forward" was scrapped before it aired following complaints from liberal special interest groups that criticized their stances on hot button issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.
The Benhams, who identify as being "pro-marriage" and "pro-life," say their ordeal is indicative of a growing threat on First Amendment rights facing Christians around the nation and they're urging believers to stand up for their religious freedoms. more >>
Just a few weeks after "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee announced that she is publishing her second novel, "Go Set a Watchman," controversy still hounds the circumstances behind the discovery of the manuscript and her decision to publish.
According to a report in The Guardian, her announcement came as a surprise to most people in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where friends and neighbors know she had repeatedly said that she did not want to publish anything else after her first novel and said that "she may not be able to stop others from doing so."
The controversy stems around the circumstances of the manuscript's discovery and Lee's supposed approval for it to be published. It was supposedly discovered by Lee's lawyer, Tonja Carter, in a vault and attached to the original copy of "To Kill a Mockingbird," according to another report in Sky News. more >>
Angelina Jolie's hit film "Unbroken" will be available on DVD on March 24 in a release that will include a bonus disc with even more information about its star, Louie Zamperini.
Released on Christmas Day, "Unbroken" is based on the true story of Zamperini's life, which highlights the resiliency of the human spirit. The Jolie-directed epic earned $15.5 million at the box office. But next month, "Unbroken" fans can watch the film from the comfort of their own home with the special edition DVD. Furthermore, the DVD release includes the "Legacy of Faith" bonus disc from Pure Flix that contains over an hour of features such as an introduction from pastor Greg Laurie.
"Quite possibly the most remarkable testimony I've encountered. … Louie's outstanding life points us to an amazing God," Laurie said of "Unbroken." more >>
Harper Lee, author of one of the most popular novels in literary history, "To Kill a Mockingbird," recently announced that she will publish a sequel to her first novel entitled "Go Set a Watchman," set to be released in July 2015. The novel will only be her second one, after a 55-year hiatus.
According to a news report in The Guardian, the author called her work "a pretty decent effort," perhaps as a way of allaying fears about the quality of the book.
Lee wrote and finished "Watchman" ahead of her first novel in the 1950s but she had thought she had lost the manuscript, according to a statement she made to her publisher, HarperCollins. more >>
In response to the cinematic debut of the "50 Shades of Grey" movie, one Virginia pastor will look to respond via a sermon series meant to address various matters regarding sexual ethics, including pornography and gay marriage.
Rick McDaniel, pastor of Richmond Community Church, will be preaching a sermon series starting on Sunday meant to add a Christian moral perspective on controversial topics pertaining to sexual behavior. Known as the "5 Shades of Grey," the series will include issues like pornography, divorce, gay marriage, cohabitation, and adultery.
In an interview with The Christian Post, McDaniel explained that "God just sort of dropped an idea in my head" to do the series in response to the popularity of "50 Shades of Grey." more >>
Family Christian, the nation's largest Christian bookstore that specializes in selling Bibles, books, music and church supplies, has filed for bankruptcy.
The retailer is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has over 266 stores across 36 states. The store has now filed for a bankruptcy protection plan to sell all of its assets.
"We strive to serve God in all that we do and trust His guidance in all our decisions, especially this very important one," said FCS president and CEO Chuck Bengochea in an announcement. "We have carefully and prayerfully considered every option. This action allows us to stay in business and continue to serve our customers, our associates, our vendors and charities around the world." more >>