Christians will celebrate Easter this Sunday to observe when Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead. Yet along with the sacred observance will come a more secular American tradition wherein many children will leave out baskets with the playful expectation that the Easter Bunny will come.
According to popular lore, it is the Easter Bunny who provides goodies (usually chocolate candy or ornate eggs) to children who leave their baskets out the night before. Many candy companies have taken advantage of the popular tradition and offer Easter Bunny-themed candy for that part of the year.
However, where did this tradition of a bunny that gave out eggs come from? more >>
While the Easter holiday traditionally has brought the biggest boost in attendance for many U.S. churches, a new survey from LifeWay Research has found that one in five Americans are unsure if they will even find themselves in a pew this year come Resurrection Sunday – and many Christians are among that number.
Easter, which reportedly leads Christmas and Mother's Day in drawing big numbers to church, is arguably the most important Christian holiday, as it marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion, as described in the New Testament of the Bible.
However, LifeWay indicated that among the sample of 1,060 adult Americans surveyed who identified themselves as Christians, only 58 percent of Protestants and 57 percent of Catholics said they planned on attending Easter services. The research group found that 45 percent of nondenominational Christians said the same. more >>
The Five-Day Crucifixion "teaser" has been selected by the 34th Annual Telly Awards to receive a Bronze Telly Award for 2013, beating out nearly 13,000 entries submitted from around the world. Each entry is judged based on its own merit and unique distinction in creativity weighed against the high standard of The Silver Telly Council.
"Winning such a prestigious award for the teaser is a validation from my peers that brings this project one step closer to the full-feature production that I strive for it to become. We're actively participating in film festivals across the country to generate the interest and exposure necessary in order to partner with the right people in producing this screenplay into a full-feature film," producer Sal Bono told The Christian Post.
The teaser, produced by The Sky's The Limit Productions and Quicksilver Consortium, is based on the full-feature screenplay, "The Five-Day Crucifixion," written by Salvatore A. Bono. This faith-based supernatural drama is about John Santo's "life and death" struggle with Satan that jeopardizes his faith in God. John's resolve wavers when he's tempted by the love of a beautiful woman, only to find out that his surroundings are not what they appear to be. more >>
Dr. Larry Richards has released a new book about spiritual warfare entitled "The Full Armor of God." Richards provides biblical insight into the reality of spiritual warfare and demons, which is contrary to the Hollywood depiction of such things. Richards spoke with The Christian Post about the reality of warfare and what is needed to overcome evil.
The Christian Post: Why is this book important to believers, especially as we are in the middle of Holy Week?
Dr. Richards: One of the fascinating things is that the Gospels portray Satan as being especially active while Jesus was here on earth, and he was really trying to thwart God's plans and purposes. Really, Satan was behind the efforts to get rid of Jesus through crucifixion – it shows how intense the opposition of Satan is to anyone who is for the work and will of God. At Easter, we are reminded of Jesus' commitment to the Lord, as well as our own. Our own commitment to God should not be taken lightly. more >>
Cameron Mathison has played a number of characters throughout his life, but in his latest role, he appears to be connected to a higher power. Mathison appears in GMC TV's "The Carpenter's Miracle," in which he plays an ordinary man, Josh, who is given an extraordinary gift.
The Christian Post: What made you interested in taking on this role?
Mathison: It was in the first couple of pages of script that I liked this guy. For me, it was a really different opportunity; I'm used to playing leading men who are confident, cocky. There was a sense of humility and selfless-ness about Josh … a real lack of self-importance. There's simplicity and a kindness that I really like, especially in today's society. more >>
Wednesday has arrived with the official first day of spring and people everywhere are hoping for more sunshine.
At 7:02 a.m. EST Wednesday morning, the sun will have crossed directly over the Earth's equator in what is called the vernal equinox, causing day and night to be about equal. The event also marks the first day of the new spring season.
After a snowy winter, spring-like temperatures have helped usher in the first day of the warmer season today. more >>