The recent blockbuster hit "War Room," about the power of prayer, was made for less than $4 million and has grossed nearly $70 million at the box office. On the heels of its release to DVD Dec. 22, The Christian Post caught up with the film's creators, the Kendrick brothers, to discuss the impact the movie made and the future of Christian films.
Alex and Stephen Kendrick, together referred to as "the Kendrick brothers," have pioneered the faith-based film mainstream invasion as their independently made films paved a way for a slew of Christian movies to be accepted by Hollywood and the media in the last couple of years.
The brothers have made incredible strides in their small town of Albany, Georgia, where they serve at Sherwood Baptist Church. Their first four movies – "Flywheel," "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof" and "Courageous" –attracted huge crowds with their positive messages, together grossing over $80 million. With their newest film "War Room" grossing almost that same amount on its own, it's apparent that they reached a new level. more >>
The nation's largest atheist group has filed an appeal in court to remove a Ten Commandments display from a Pennsylvania public high school.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation filed the appeal earlier this month before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals against the New Kensington-Arnold School District.
At issue in the appeal was a lower court ruling that allowed for a Ten Commandments display at Valley High School to remain on the public grounds because the judge found the complaint "moot." more >>
Tens of thousands of Christians have signed an online petition directed at Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to stop a ceremony in which satanists plan to pour blood over a Virgin Mary statue on Christmas Eve.
Satanist Adam Daniels has received a permit allowing him to pour costume blood over a Virgin Mary statue outside of St. Joseph Old Cathedral on Christmas Eve as a sign of protest against the Roman Catholic Church.
"The purpose of the blood is to add another layer of corruption to Mary, which is an emblem of the Catholic Church," Daniels asserted. more >>
A nativity display at an Indiana county courthouse has survived a second lawsuit brought against it by secularist groups after a settlement was reached.
Lawyers representing Franklin County settled earlier this month with the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union regarding a nativity display at the Brookville courthouse.
The ACLU had filed the suit on behalf of the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and The Satanic Temple. more >>
In a video message posted on the desiringGod website, theologian John Piper dwells on Jesus' statement, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's," and explains the relationship between Christians and the government.
When Jesus said, in Matthew 22:21, we should render to Caesar what's Caesar's and to God what is God's, He did not define the scope of things that belong to Caesar, or the scope of things that belong to God, Piper says in the video, adding, "He left it open."
"Everything belongs to God. Caesar belongs to God," Piper, founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary, says, giving the example from John 19. more >>
Six Republican presidential candidates signed a pledge to support a federal bill meant to protect the rights of gay marriage opponents.
Known as the First Amendment Defense Act, the proposed legislation introduced in June is designed to protect critics of gay marriage from facing legal action for their views.
Conservative groups including the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America, and the Family Research Council affiliate FRC Action created a pledge for candidates to support. more >>