Jessica Alba recently opened up about overcoming personal challenges with help from her acting career, including her role in the upcoming film "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."
The 33-year-old starlet, who was raised Catholic, is celebrating the journey she has taken through Hollywood today. Alba discussed a breakthrough that occurred while working with an acting coach that allowed her to solve personal issues through her film roles.
"She's so rad," the star said of her acting coach while speaking to Maxim. "She really believes that actors are here to tell stories and to heal people through healing themselves. And she believes that every character is about you healing something in your life." more >>
The new HBO series "The Leftovers" brings the Christian rapture theory to the forefront of secular culture showcasing a side of the faith not embraced by the entire body. The show, along with the upcoming "Left Behind" movie, exposes droves of non-believers to the concept of Jesus mysteriously rapturing a percentage of the world's population out of it with no real explanation at the time.
"The Leftovers" builds on this concept by telling the rapture story from a point of view that removes the faith aspect and deals with the nature of those left on Earth. The original "Left Behind" series takes the more traditional evangelical route, and it is unclear at this time if the upcoming film will follow suit with previous iterations.
The rapture concept, while popular among evangelical circles, strays far from the teachings of the historical Church and an accurate interpretation of scripture, according to Christian apologist and philosopher Dr. William Lane Craig. more >>
Earlier this week, Redeemer Presbyterian Pastor Tim Keller took to Twitter to answer questions about his feelings on Harry Potter, Matthew Vines, and why he's not a sports fan. He also touched on his beliefs on creation and evolution — a larger explanation of which can be found here.more >>
Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris wanted to start their family soon after getting married, but they never planned on a medical crisis bringing them closer together. Pratt recently opened up about the birth of his premature son Jack and how it restored his faith in God.
"We were scared for a long time," Pratt said of the time his son Jack spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after being born nine weeks early. "We prayed a lot."
"It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really defined it," Pratt told People magazine. "The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect." more >>
Several months before "Left Behind" opens in theaters, a prominent Christian philosopher is reminding the American church that the movie's claims about the rapture are false.
"This doctrine is not really found in the book of Revelation. If you read the book of Revelation, you won't find any mention of the rapture there," said William Craig, a Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University.
Instead, Craig says, the idea of the rapture comes from a "misinterpretation of 1 and 2 Thessalonians where Paul is describing the coming of the Lord and resurrection of the dead, which will occur at His coming." more >>
The first official trailer for "Fifty Shades of Grey," a film based on the bestselling E. L. James book series, hit the internet last week like a tidal wave, spawning various reaction videos and a media frenzy.
The trailer shows the book's character Christian Grey seducing the young Anastasia Steele through various unconventional sexual encounters. He utters the words "I don't do romance" during the clip, setting the tone for what type of experience viewers should expect.
Dr. Juli Slattery, clinical psychologist and co-author of Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy and the Longings of a Woman's Heart, feels that the movie will add to a movement that has already been working to normalize pornography for women. more >>