Theologian John Piper explained how the church in America is living with "cultural indifference or derision or exclusion or hostility," and why this is not strange but normal, and how Christians are called to respond to it according to the Bible.
Speaking at the Bethlehem 2016 Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Piper quoted Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, as saying that Christianity in America is becoming "less nominal, more defined, and more outside of the mainstream of American culture."
"More outside of the mainstream of American culture" is not the same as saying true Christianity is declining in numbers or faithfulness, clarified Piper, founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. more >>
AMC theaters across the U.S. will be showing a limited theatrical release of "Providence," a modern day retelling of an old-fashioned love story that is sure to warm hearts this Valentine's Day weekend.
The silent cinematic feature tells a love story that spans four decades and reveals how a lifetime of choices, mixed with chance encounters and divine intervention, leads one to their destiny.
The storyline follows the lives of characters named Rachel and Mitchell, two people who grow up together in the small town of Providence, Tennessee. Throughout their lives their paths keep intersecting, but misunderstandings pull them apart until tragedy brings them back together. more >>
The "Bringing Up Bates" series is back with all-new episodes on UPtv and in an exclusive clip given to The Christian Post, viewers are given a glimpse into Brandon and Michaella's wedding bliss.
In episode 304 of the hit show, the big day that Michaella and Brandon have waited for arrives. After months of planning the Bates family are faced with the bittersweet reality that their daughter will soon be leaving home.
Confronted with having to accommodate 800 guests at the wedding, the Bates clan get everything ready. In the emotional episode set to air on Feb. 4, Michaella and Brandon say "I do" and finally share their first kiss. more >>
LOS ANGELES — Media critic and founder of the family and values based Movieguide, Ted Baehr, says the solution to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy proposed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is flawed and encourages prejudice, the exact opposite of the Academy's intention.
"As all Hollywood insiders know, the Academy is a club, and like all clubs, insider politics and favoritism reigns supreme," said Baehr in a statement released to the press. "If they believe their problem is that white voters vote white, thus the solution to bring in more African-American voters to even the playing field, they're simply encouraging prejudice voting based on skin color instead of solving the root issue."
Baehr is considered a valuable trusted source by conservative moviegoers interested in reading reviews that place family and faith values as the highest priority. His organization will have its own entertainment awards night, Movieguide's 24th annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, held at the Universal Hotel in Los Angeles on Feb. 5. more >>
Actor Arturo Muyshondt believes his role as a modern day hero in "The Pastor" can spearhead positive social change in communities throughout the world that are overwhelmed by criminal gang activity.
"I was really shocked with what I found," said Muyshondt, who was born in El Salvador, to The Christian Post. "I found that these kids are joining these gangs as young as 9, 10, 11-years-old because they go looking for the same elements — for identity, brotherhood, community and protection."
Set in Brooklyn, New York, Muyshondt plays a former gang leader who discovers Christ in prison. When he's released, he seeks out underprivileged youth in his neighborhood to mentor and direct them toward a life that doesn't involve drugs and crime. more >>
To become Jesus Christ, Cliff Curtis shut out his wife and family to live alone for 30 days.
In the upcoming film "Risen," Curtis plays Jesus in the story about the events that took place after the Messiah's resurrection. The film is told from the perspective of a fictional Roman military official named Clavius who is charged with the task of disproving the fact that Jesus rose from the dead.
To prepare for the film, Curtis did more than just read the script. more >>