Hollywood power couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett previewed their forthcoming Christian film "Ben-Hur" during a surprise appearance at Mega-Fest in Dallas on Friday.
Described by the notable Christian filmmakers as an "epic" action movie, "Ben-Hur" is based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ and stars Academy Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman.
Downey and Burnett, who created the "The Bible" miniseries and the box-office hit "Son of God," told a large crowd at Bishop T.D. Jakes' annual family festival that ultimately the film tells "a story of forgiveness with an underlying story of Jesus." The project, which is the product of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is just the latest in the couple's quest to glorify God through Hollywood entertainment as they continue to be "Hollywood's noisiest Christians." more >>
Jessa Duggar Seewald shared scripture about God's grace and forgiveness via Instagram on Sunday just days after her brother, Josh, publicly confessed to adultery.
The pregnant reality TV star hasn't directly spoken out about the infidelity scandal surrounding Josh and his wife, Anna, although she alluded to the importance of confessing one's sins in order to be granted forgiveness from God. Duggar shared 1 John 1:5-9: The First Epistle General of John KJV with her 1 million Instagram followers on Sunday, and the post garnered over 40,000 likes.
" This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all," the passage begins before ending with " If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." more >>
There have been a number of suicides reported in the past few days linked to the massive leak of emails and personal details on adultery website Ashley Madison, including the death of San Antonio Police Captain Michael Gorhum.
MailOnline reported that Gorhum, who served 25 years with the San Antonio Police Department, took his own life after his official email address was linked to an account on the website.
Police in Toronto, Canada, have also said that they are investigating information on two individuals that might have taken their lives as a result of the leak. more >>
It's test time. I want to give you a quick, three-question quiz.
Question 1: A guy at the office fudges the numbers on his sales reports and his reimbursement forms. He's stealing from the company. Two coworkers know about it. One loves that he's found a way to make more money and stick it to "the man." The other believes his behavior is ethically wrong. So … which of these two coworkers will love the guy more?
Question 2: A lady in the neighborhood strips every night in a sleazy club down by the airport. Two neighbors know about it. One thinks it's great that she can make money off her body and give guys a good time while she's doing it. The other disapproves of her career choice. So … which of these two coworkers will love this lady more? more >>
For generations it's been easy to live as a Christian in America. We have lived in a culture that largely assumed and supported Christianity or at least Christian moral principles. Even the deists among our Founding Fathers operated within the structural framework and assumptions that undergird Christianity. Over the past few decades, we have seen those assumptions questioned, derided, and mocked by our pop culture, media, and even our courts. What's next for the American Christian?
While American culture is increasingly hostile towards traditional Christians, it is not quite correct yet to call ourselves a post-Christian society. The vast majority of Americans consider themselves at least nominally (in name) Christian, but it is safe to say that America as a whole has largely abandoned a traditional, convicted Christianity.
Consider Justice Kennedy's take on identity in the recent Obergefell decision: "The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity." more >>
The Christian music industry is in a state of decline, according to numerous reports. But Gospel Music Association President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo says she has proof that Christian music still has a substantial impact on the Church community and beyond.
In new research presented by the Gospel Music Association and Christian Music Trade Association, it's evident that Christian music still has a reach and influence that cannot be ignored, despite some media reports.
One of these reports is a recent article titled "Who Killed the Contemporary Christian Music Industry?" Its author, Tyler Huckabee of The Week, shed light on the fact that contemporary Christian music used to sell 50 million albums annually during its glory days. In 2014, however, that number had decreased to 17 million. more >>