The History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries continues to draw praises for its record television ratings and for increasing interest in the Bible, with the Rev. Franklin Graham being the latest to pay tribute to the positive influence the show is having on viewers.
"The Bible Series ... will likely cause a viewer to want to open the pages of Scripture to see the realities of Almighty God's plan for the human race," Graham said on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.
Graham acknowledged that some story lines on the show are interpreted differently, but said that "the truth is that in all things the Lord Jesus Christ is seen lifted up before the world and glorified as the King of kings." more >>
Christian apologist Alex McFarland says that in order for America to survive there needs to be a revival of Christianity. He plans to host a spiritual town hall meeting tonight (Tuesday evening) in Charlotte, N.C., to address the position that a Christian worldview in America needs to be re-established.
"We encourage people everywhere to get serious about prayer, get serious about living out their Christian faith because I personally believe that to save America, to preserve our Constitution, we have to again in this culture reassert and proclaim and even defend the Christian worldview," McFarland recently told The Christian Post. more >>
As millions tuned in to the second part of the miniseries "The Bible" on The History Channel on Sunday night, some were intrigued by the casting choice for one of the characters.
Samson, the Ancient Near East judge known for superhuman strength and long hair, was portrayed by a black actor, leading many online to ponder aloud what Samson must have looked like. On the discussion board for Internet Movie Database entry for "The Bible," someone posted the question and got five pages worth of responses for and against the idea.
On Yahoo Answers, at least three people posted questions pertaining to Samson's race in response to the episode, with a combined amount of over 20 responses. more >>
NASHVILLE – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was one of several prominent leaders in broadcasting that received awards during the last night of the annual National Religious Broadcasters convention. The weekend show host for Fox News Channel won the NRB Board of Directors Award during the awards dinner Tuesday.
"I'm honored and I just want to be a little salt and light in a world full of decay and darkness, and that's what you all do every day," said Huckabee upon receiving the award.
The NRB Board of Directors Award honors a Christian who demonstrates integrity, displays creativity and makes a significant impact on society. In recognition that broadcasting is not the only way to witness to the power of the Gospel, the award recipient may or may not be in the field of electronic communications. more >>
A notable actor in film and television has stated that the Hollywood entertainment industry is full of the "least tolerant people" in the country.
Kevin Sorbo, star of television programs like "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Andromeda," recently told the hosts of "Fox & Friends" about the climate of Hollywood.
"I certainly get into trouble in Hollywood for the some of the things I say but I am one of the true independent voices in Hollywood," said Sorbo. "I look at both sides of the aisle, look at who's going to really help this country … things aren't going that great right now. I think that's very obvious to most people." more >>
A former professional wrestler known for his devout Christian beliefs has demanded that World Wrestling Entertainment remove him from their Hall of Fame.
"Superstar" Billy Graham, a former WWE champion who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004, released a statement Monday explaining his reasons for seeking this removal.
Graham's dominant problem with the WWE Hall of Fame came in 2011 when they decided to induct Abdullah the Butcher, whose real name is Larry Shreve. more >>