Seems like comic book movies are constantly trying to push new borders on content and storylines. The latest film in the X-Men franchise might be pushing it on religion.
In a trailer released earlier this month by 20th Century Fox, the 2016 film "X-Men: Apocalypse" finds the group of superpower-laden heroes battling an ancient villain named Apocalypse.
"I've been called many things over many lifetimes," says Apocalypse, who lists Yahweh alongside the Egyptian god Ra and the Hindu god Krishna as the names he's been called. more >>
From increasing attacks by the Islamic State terror group to a new alliance between Iran and Russia, everything is happening according to God's plan, California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie said in a message, sharing what believers should be doing as they await Christ's return.
"It's safe to assume that we are living in the Last Days," Pastor Laurie of the Harvest Christian Fellowship told the congregation in his message, titled "What in the World Is Happening? #WorldwarIII?"
The hashtag WorldwarIII was trending recently as people discussed the possibility of a World War III. more >>
WASHINGTON — Nearly eight out of 10 Evangelicals say they believe the ongoing violence in the Middle East is an indication that the rapture is on the horizon, a new survey released Friday shows.
Research conducted by the Brookings Institute's Center for Middle East Policy on Americans' attitudes toward the Middle East and Israel found that 79 percent of Evangelicals say they believe "that the unfolding violence across the Middle East is a sign that the end times are nearer."
The survey, which compiled a national sample of 875 adults and an oversample of 863 self-identified Evangelicals with a margin of error between plus or minus 3 to 4 percent, found that only 43 percent of non-Evangelical Christians believe that terrorism in the Middle East is indicative of the apocalypse. more >>
It's a message you've likely heard during some point in your childhood. Probably more times than you can remember, you've been told to "say thank you," or to "be grateful."
As an adult, you know that having an attitude of gratitude and thanks is a good thing, but how do you take it beyond a simple platitude and make it a daily way of life? Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren spells it all out in a sermon he delivered last week entitled: "Living Life as a Thank You Gift to God."
"If you live your entire life as a thanksgiving gift or a thank you gift back to God — for all the things he's done for you — it's going to increase your happiness in life," Warren says. more >>
On the heels of the release of her new album, Be One, singer Natalie Grant talked to The Christian Post about the current state of the world and what she believes has been missing.
The multiple Dove Award winner admitted she was not approached by her record company, Curb Records, to make a new album, but was "compelled" by what was happening around her and in her. Despite her label being hesitant, the Seattle-born singer proceeded to write and record song after song, completing the album in just 6 weeks.
A six week turnaround time for a big studio album is very rare but when asked how she did it, Grant gives all the glory to God. Her song "Clean," which now has over a million views on Facebook, was written after a conversation with her friend who confessed that she suffered from a lot of abuse. Grant said she was so burdened by her friend's story that she wrote the song in 20 minutes. more >>
Terror attacks have increased more than ever, indicating that we are living in the last days, and the life of Noah in the Old Testament teaches us how to live as Christians in these days, Pastor Greg Laurie of California's megachurch Harvest Christian Fellowship said in a sermon.
It is quite obvious that we are living in the last days, Laurie said in his message Thursday. "Terrorism seems to be stronger than it has ever been. Islamic terrorism, it's not going to go away," he added.
Islamic State, also known as IS, ISIS or ISIL, wants to establish a caliphate, or an Islamic rule, he explained. "It's an ideological war" between the Islamic worldview and the Judea-Christian worldview. more >>