"90 Minutes in Heaven," the stirring film of Don Piper's miraculous trip to heaven and back, is coming to DVD and On Demand Dec. 1. The Christian Post caught up with Piper to talk about the making of the film and the real-life struggles he faced after he died and came back to life.
"It's surreal to watch people be you and say your words and reenact a part of your life; it's quite disarming to sit there and watch it," Piper reflected on the filming experience to CP.
"There were times when they would actually turn to us after filming a scene and say 'what do you think?' You don't normally have that happen, so Giving Pictures did everything they could to make this an authentic film," Piper revealed. more >>
Funny man Tracy Morgan isn't joking when he says he spoke to God while in a coma after the tragic accident he suffered in June last year, which claimed the life of a friend and nearly took his own.
"I went to the other side," Morgan told Complex magazine this week. "This is not something I'm making up. Do you know what God said to me? He said, 'Your room ain't ready. I still got something for you to do.'"
Morgan was critically injured last summer when a Walmart tractor-trailer ran into the comedian's Mercedes limo bus, which had been returning from a stand-up comedy show in Delaware. The vehicle was carrying a total of seven passengers, one of which was also critically injured and flown to the same hospital as Morgan. Comedy writer James McNair, 62, died at the scene, according to authorities. Morgan's limo driver was unharmed. more >>
Pope Francis has warned that there will be "catastrophic" consequences for the planet unless global leaders agree on a plan to reduce the use of fossil fuels and tackle climate change.
"'Particular interests,' the pontiff insisted, should not be allowed to prevail over the common good in the fight against global warming and climate change," Crux reported on Francis' words at a U.N. campus in Nairobi, Kenya. "He also took an indirect shot at global warming skeptics, warning against 'manipulating information' to serve someone's 'plans and projects.'"
The Vatican leader's comments come just days ahead of the global climate change meeting that will take place Nov.30-Dec. 11 in Paris, where representatives from 194 countries will attend. more >>
A Cincinnati couple is crediting "divine intervention" and prayers from family and friends after a suspected tumor on their infant daughter's brain suddenly disappeared.
"As soon as he came in, he sat down, he was just shaking his head," the mother, Carissa Hatfield, said of the doctor's words.
"He said, 'Your prayers must have worked, because when I went in to get that biopsy,' he said, 'nothing was there.'" more >>
Donald Trump has continued to stand behind his claim that American Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 terror attacks on New York, despite widespread media criticism, and denial by both police and Jersey City's mayor.
Trump has claimed that there are "thousands and thousands" of people who cheered in Jersey City as the World Trade Center buildings went down, despite Mayor Seteven Fulop stating that "no one in Jersey City cheered on Sept. 11. We were actually among the first to provide responders to help in lower Manhattan.
On Thursday, Trump linked on his Facebook page to an article that was posted on InfoWars, a website by controversial conservative radio show host Alex Jones, where a Jersey resident claims that the GOP Presidential candidate is "telling the truth." more >>
A persecution watchdog group has said that local government authorities in a village in Mexico are threatening to kick out 158 Protestant Christians from their community, who have already faced years of persecution and forced starvation.
International Christian Concern reported that officials from the village of Mariano Matamoros have threatened the Protestant Christians in the small Chiapas community, giving them a deadline of November 30 to either reconvert back to Roman Catholicism, or face expulsion.
ICC Advocacy Director Isaac Six noted in a press release that Mexico has ignored rising tensions among religious communities in rural areas for decades. more >>