The film "Pass the Light," which encourages younger generations to share the love of Jesus instead of cursing the darkness, is gearing up for an online release this month following its success in select theaters nationwide.
The movie follows Steve Bellafiore (Cameron Palatas), a religiously devout teen who yearns to become a football starter and works twice as hard as his high school peers to accomplish that goal.
Steve's work ethic and kindness radiate through his life. Upset by his parents' estrangement, Steve is even more disturbed by the message of hatred and intolerance espoused by Franklin Baumann ( Jon Gries), an extremist candidate for Congress. Steve wants to make the point that Baumann's exclusionary and fear-based message has very little to do with his Christian perception of Christ's teachings. more >>
Mel Gibson's upcoming film "Hacksaw Ridge" details the heroics of a U.S. Army medic whose only weapon on the battlefield during World War II was prayer.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield ("The Amazing Spider Man"), who served in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle in the Pacific and miraculously saved 75 men without firing a shot, "Hacksaw Ridge" will hit theaters nationwide on Nov 4.
Doss served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army but refused to kill or carry a weapon into combat because of his personal beliefs as a Seventh-day Adventist. Consequently, he thought it was fitting to become a medic during the war. more >>
A North Carolina church is offering a program called "Racists Anonymous" that helps people overcome racist tendencies by using a 12-step program similar to how "Alcoholics Anonymous" treats those working to overcome substance abuse.
Trinity United Church of Christ of Concord, an LGBT-affirming congregation, started the program in late July and has held five meetings since then, averaging out about a dozen attendees of varying races and genders.
The Rev. Nathan King, lead pastor of Trinity UCC since 2001, told The Christian Post that their program was modeled off of another Racists Anonymous group that meets at Congregational United Church of Christ in Sunnyvale, California. more >>
Major League Baseball star Daniel Murphy says playing in the World Series last year for the New York Mets gave him a glimpse into the love of Jesus Christ as he experienced both triumph and failure.
Murphy, who's now a second baseman for the Washington Nationals, spoke about his faith and the impact it had on him when he played for the New York Mets in an interview with Tim Pierson, the Nationals' team chaplain, at Faith and Family Night at the baseball stadium in Washington, D.C. last Friday.
"My wife and family had an opportunity last year to [watch me play] in the World Series," Murphy told Pierson. "And got the most perfect picture of Jesus' love and how it's not dependent on our current circumstances. Jesus loves us right where we're at. He always gives us what we need. Amen. He doesn't always give us what we want." more >>
Conservative radio personality and author Glenn Beck told The Christian Post that the United States of America should have a "firm reliance on Divine Providence."
Beck will be a guest speaker at the American Gospel Celebration on Saturday, an event headed by renowned evangelical Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.
In a Tuesday CP interview, Beck explained that he will focus his remarks at the Louisville, Kentucky event on relying on God's providential care. more >>
Joyce Meyer joined the Love Your Spouse Facebook challenge on Saturday and has committed to set aside some time every day to honor her husband of 49 years, Dave Meyer.
The Love Your Spouse challenge was created for married Facebook users to post one photo with their spouses each day for seven days to keep the celebration of love and traditional marriage alive.
On her first day of the challenge, the televangelist said no one had asked her to join, but in hopes of keeping love and marriage trending she wanted to join in. more >>