The Family Research Council will honor Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed six days for being in contempt of federal court after refusing to issue marriage licenses due to her biblical opposition to same-sex marriage, as the recipient of this year's "Cost of Discipleship Award" later this month.
FRC, a social conservative activist group, announced Monday that the 49-year-old Rowan County clerk will be honored with the award at the organization's 10th annual Values Voter Summit on Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C.
Davis follows in the footsteps of last year's award winner, Sudanese mother Mariam Ibraheem, who was sentenced to death on charges of apostasy for marrying a Christian man, and was forced to give birth while her legs were chained in a Khartoum prison. more >>
NEW YORK — Christians seeking family-friendly entertainment for their children will be able to do so without commercial interruption in the comfort of their living rooms with the new streaming service, Dove channel.
The platform functions much like Netflix, except it solely focuses on streaming faith-based and family friendly content. It will also give lesser-known filmmakers an outlet to release their movies and shows.
Cinedigm, a leading content distributor in the U.S., has partnered with The Dove Foundation, an organization which has specialized in rating movies for family friendliness for over 25 years, to launch the new service. more >>
The woman who helped comedian Sherri Shepherd and her ex-husband, Lamar Sally, by carrying their baby has sworn off surrogacy, saying that her negative experience has completely turned her off from such arrangements.
In 2014, Shepherd made headlines when it was revealed that the former "The View" co-host backed out of a surrogacy arrangement that she and Sally had made with their surrogate, Jessica Bartholomew, while Bartholomew was already five months pregnant.
Shepherd, who split from Sally before the birth of their surrogate baby, had changed her mind about the child when her marriage began to crumble, which ultimately sparked a bitter and very public custody dispute, and Bartholomew, 33, says that the experience emotionally scarred her. more >>
Martha Williamson, the creator of the acclaimed faith-based television series "Touched by an Angel," seems to have scored another hit with the "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" film series, and the next installment airs on Sunday and tells the reconciliation story between a father and a son.
The latest trailer for the film titled "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told" shows character Oliver O'Toole, who is also the lead in the previous film and TV series, being confronted by his father who seems to have been reaching out to him for years through letters.
A clip from the film shows O'Toole's father confronting him with the letters which all read return to sender. The father ends up giving him back the letters and Oliver is shown throwing them away. more >>
Comedian Stephen Colbert, the new host of CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," interviewed Vice President Joe Biden Thursday night and the two men bonded over their faith in God and loss of loved ones. Colbert, despite poking fun at the Church occasionally, has always been open about his belief in God and Christian duty to serve others.
Colbert and Biden discussed various issues — the vice president could potentially run for president, but he's unsure if he's invested in the idea — but then they spoke about the death of his son, Maj. Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in May. Colbert asked him if his Roman Catholic faith helped him get through the painful loss.
The vice president said he gets "an enormous sense of solace" from his belief in God. more >>
Kay Warren, best-selling author and Bible teacher who co-founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, with her husband, Rick, said this week that there is nothing in the Bible supporting the notion that Christians who take their own life will be condemned to Hell. And she wants the family and friends of suicide victims to know that.
On April 5, 2013, Warren's son, Matthew, fatally shot himself at the age of 27, after a long and private struggle with mental illness that was only made public after his death.
Despite longstanding views in many Christian circles that suicide consigns its victims to Hell, Warren believes Matthew is now at peace in Heaven. more >>