An evangelical author and former feminist recently stated that Christians who support socialism and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders are "lazy."
Chelsen Vicari, author and Evangelical Program Director with the Institute on Religion & Democracy, told the Daily Caller in a recent interview that these "lazy Christians" expect government to take care of problems that Christians and the Church should address.
"Young Christians are confusing individual Christian compassion and the Church's role and responsibility in public life with the government providing entitlements and expanding welfare programs," said Vicari. more >>
Now that Candace Cameron-Bure is busy co-hosting ABC's "The View," and starring in the Netflix hit "Fuller House," the actress believes God might be telling her to rethink her rigorous schedule.
Cameron-Bure joined the cast of "The View," produced in New York, back in August of last year. Now that the actress stars in the L.A.-based sitcom "Fuller House," a re-boot of the late '80s TV hit "Full House," which has now been renewed for a second season, the coast-to-coast slog is taking a toll.
"I'm flying back and forth from L.A. to New York every single week, working four days in New York and then back home in L.A. for three days to be with my family," Cameron-Bure recently told NY Daily News. "It's definitely exhausting and I'm not sure how long I can keep up the pace." more >>
British singer/songwriter Seal may have made his acting debut this past week in FOX's musical about Christ's last days on Earth, "The Passion: Live," but the Grammy Award-winning vocalist says he really isn't all that religious.
In a recent interview with NPR, Seal said he went to a "Church of England School" as a child and described his upbringing as being in a typical English family where his parents "kind of" instilled religious values.
"But they weren't overtly religious and I didn't grow up staunch Catholic or anything like that," he told NPR. Seal believes in God and said he doesn't subscribe to the conventional images often portrayed by pop culture. "I don't necessarily think he's a grey-haired man with a beard, but I think of God as more of an energy, a divine energy." more >>
A group representing India's Christian minority recently issued a statement to a religious publication pleading for protection during Holy Week.
The Global Council of Indian Christians sent a statement to Fides News Agency declaring that "protection is necessary during Holy Week" in light of rising violence against Christian communities in the South Asian nation.
"The community fears an organized attack against Christian faithful and churches during Holy Week. As Christians, participating in the liturgies of the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ask for protection and security for our defenseless community," stated the GCIC. more >>
Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have the highest unfavorable ratings of any presidential race frontrunners since 1984, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll.
"More than half of voters have unfavorable views of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump; each has a net negative rating in the double-digits," reported CBS News about the two candidates who are expected to win their respective party's nomination.
"Compared to frontrunners in previous presidential primary races, Trump and Clinton's unfavorable ratings (57 percent and 52 percent, respectively) are the highest in CBS News/New York Times Polls going back to 1984, when CBS began asking this question." more >>
The television ratings for Tyler Perry's "The Passion," a semi-live musical that put a contemporary spin on the centuries-old story of Christ's last days on Earth, were modest compared to another musical that aired on Fox earlier this year.
With a star-studded cast that included Trisha Yearwood as the Virgin Mary, Chris Daughtry as Judas, and Seal portraying Pontius Pilate, the Palm Sunday broadcast held the attention of 6.6 million viewers — a modest showing that was nearly half the audience of Fox's other musical, "Grease: Live," which netted 12.2 million viewers in late January, according to TVLine. "The Passion" earned a 1.6 demo rating among viewers ages 18 to 49.
All things considered, Perry's musical was up against stiff competition with a new episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the new NBC variety show "Little Big Shots." more >>