Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have released the official trailer for their upcoming "Bible" series on Thursday.
Furthermore, the epic 10-part mini-series has received an airdate; "The Bible" will debut on the History Channel on Sunday, March 3.
With anticipation for the debut rising, Twitter users have sounded off about the trailer for "The Bible." more >>
A mobile app studio in Los Angeles announced this week it is creating a series of Bible-based games and stories for children and has launched a crowd-sourced campaign to help fund the project. Well-known Christian leaders are supporting the campaign, including NBA star Jeremy Lin, LifeChurch.tv pastor Craig Groeschel, author of Crazy Love Francis Chan, Newsong Church pastor Dave Gibbons and nearly a dozen more featured on the campaign's Kickstarter page.
After experiencing the need firsthand for quality Christian apps directed at inspiring and entertaining kids, Emmy Award-winning creative director Jeff Matsuda and technology industry veteran Mike Su began the fundraising for their company, Deep Fried Manna. As the name implies, Deep Fried Manna seeks to create innovative and fun apps that teach biblical values by using games and stories.
"We as parents realized that when given a choice, our kids were increasingly choosing their iPads over traditional TV," explains Matsuda, the 42-year-old father of three, "yet there were so few apps out there that taught them about God." more >>
Christian radio talk show host Frank Pastore, who was described by his colleagues and friends as "larger than life," died Monday, one month after a motorcycle accident on a Southern California freeway left him in a coma. He was 55. In perhaps prophetic words on the same night as the accident, the former Major League Baseball pitcher had talked about a strikingly similar scenario in which he said his soul would leave his body.
In a discussion about life after death, Pastore said, "I mean look, you guys know I ride a motorcycle don't you? So, at any moment … I could be spread out all over the 210 (Freeway), but that's not me, that's my body parts."
His pastor, David Rosales of Calvary Chapel Chino Valley, released a statement in the afternoon. more >>
Residents and workers in the city of Costa Mesa in Orange County, Calif., may be experiencing a brighter Christmas season this year thanks to a local church that decided to shower its community with gifts of love and service for 25 days.
This past week, 25 school principals and vice principals in the local school district were given tickets to attend concerts, sporting events, and gift certificates for such services as massages and spa treatments. Last week, among the "25 Days of Christmas" giving opportunities for volunteers at The Crossing Church, mail carriers and trash truck drivers were given baskets of cookies.
At sober living homes in the area this week, gift baskets were delivered along with invitations to have Christmas dinner with church members. On another day, drivers in the city were randomly given $25 gas cards. more >>
Christian leaders were quick to offer their reaction to the deadly shooting Friday at a Connecticut elementary school in a small town where within minutes 26 people were dead – 20 of them children.
By mid-afternoon, evangelist and Harvest Christian Fellowship Pastor Greg Laurie had posted a blog in which he called the morning shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton the "worst imaginable scenario."
"It's Christmas time," Laurie wrote. "Parents bundle up their children another day for school before Christmas vacation starts in the small town of Newtown, Connecticut. There's shopping to do, errands to run before they pick them up. more >>
Popular Christian radio talk show host Frank Pastore remains in a coma while in critical, but stable condition three weeks after a motorcycle accident on a Southern California freeway. However, Pastor Greg Laurie gave an optimistic update about his good friend at the beginning of his sermon at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside Sunday morning.
Laurie, who also enjoys riding motorcycles and sometimes did so with Pastore, visited him at the hospital with another pastor from his church during the week.
"At one point I said to Frank, 'Frank if you can hear me, twitch your eye.' The moment I said it his eye twitched," Laurie told his congregation. "So, we were all very excited. We're just praying that God would wake him up." more >>