"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 >>
The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, has been missing for over a month after he failed to return home following a trip to North Korea.
Lisa Pak, official spokesperson for both the family of Rev. Lim and Light Korean Presbyterian, told The Christian Post that Jan. 31 was the last time the pastor had contact with those he knew in Canada.
"[Lim] left Toronto on Jan. 27 for Seoul, then flew to China and crossed over the northern border of North Korea into the Rajin region," explained Pak. more >>
A retired World Wrestling Entertainment superstar has written a new book documenting his coming to Christ and how it affected his public and private life.
Shawn Michaels, a pro-wrestler whose accolades include winning the world heavyweight title three times, talks about his Christian faith in the Zondervan book Wrestling For My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Michaels explained that the inspiration for Wrestling For My Life came while he was writing up a book back in 2006 about his career for the WWE. more >>
Veteran radio and television broadcaster Larry King says he thinks the only reason religion exists is because people fear death and declared "I'm probably an atheist."
King made the revelation last Thursday on the popular Power 105.1 morning radio show in New York City called "The Breakfast Club" hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God.
In a portion of the interview beginning at about the 8-minute 15-second mark, King and the hosts engage in a discussion about life and death after Charlamagne Tha God questioned the 81-year-old, who's been married seven times, about his desire to freeze his body after he dies. more >>
An annual conference focused on the needs and interests of international Christian media professionals is expected to bring thousands to Nashville, Tennessee this week.
Overseen by the organization National Religious Broadcasters, the conference is scheduled to begin Monday and continue with various events until Thursday.
Known as the NRB International Christian Media Convention, it boasts of being the largest conference that's focused on Christian communications. more >>
A television watchdog group is calling for the cancellation of a TV show that features couples (both gay and straight) who have sex in an enclosed box and then walk out in front of a live studio audience to discuss their sexual likes, dislikes and relationship issues with a three-person panel.
The Parents Television Council has created a petition calling for the WE cable network to cancel the "Sex Box" TV show, which is scheduled to debut on Friday, Feb. 27.
"This new reality show far exceeds the limits of decency when its participants enter a soundproof box on stage, have sex, and then discuss their 'intimacy issues' with a panel of so-called experts," reads the petition. more >>