Jaden Smith, the son of entertainers Will and Jada Smith, is sharing some insights about commitment on Twitter.
Although Smith is only 15 years old, he often shares some of his philosophies on the social networking website where he has over 5 million fans.
"Commit To Love Not To People, Commit To Happiness Because When You Commit To People The Love Leaves And You Are Forced To Stay, (SIC)" Smith tweeted. more >>
NFL free agent wide receiver Jason Avant says his grandmother's faith led him to Jesus. She prayed for him for years, and when he finally came to Christ, it was the happiest day of her life.
Her positive influence goes back to his drug-dealing days,Avant told CBN News in a video interview posted Friday.
"I was the worst gang-banger/drug dealer ever because my grandmother gave me too much truth for me to be comfortable in that environment," he said. The NFL star admitted to dealing drugs as early as sixth grade when he was growing up on the south side of Chicago. He lived with his Christian grandmother, but most of the other relatives he lived with were gang-bangers, so he grew up familiar with drug deals and drive-by shootings. more >>
Actress Jennifer Connelly weighed in on the controversy over "Noah," saying that the upcoming Darren Aronofsky film is true to the spirit of the biblical story. She also stressed that religious leaders who have seen the movie are supporting and embracing the project.
"What you'll find is that the controversy that was generated by people who were speculating hadn't seen the film yet, for the most part. We're now getting feedback from religious leaders who have seen the film and are really embracing it and supporting it," Connelly, who plays Noah's wife Naameh, shared with ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday.
"Really, it's true to the spirit of the story in the Bible." more >>
NEW YORK – When filming his upcoming movie "Noah," Director Darren Aronofsky shared that he wanted to portray a different concept of the Bible story.
"I wanted to break the clichéd preconceptions we have from children's toys, adverts, 1950s biblical epics and even much of the religious art of the last two millennia; the old man in a robe and sandals with a long white beard preaching in some Judean desert," Aronofsky said, as written at the entrance of a New York City art gallery hosting artwork inspired by the flood.
Hoping to invigorate something "fresh, immediate and real" into one of humanity's "oldest stories," Aronofsky ironically looked to an ancient source — the Bible. more >>
Despite criticism by some conservative groups like Answers in Genesis, the upcoming Christian film "God's Not Dead" has received high marks by Faith Driven Consumer, with the movie review site saying that the film leans toward a biblical worldview,
"With biblically orthodox Christian faith under unprecedented attack in America today, 'God's Not Dead' is a timely and thought-provoking look at religious freedom and standing up for your faith and convictions," said Chris Stone, certified brand strategist and founder of Faith Driven Consumer. "The challenging – but ultimately hope-filled and encouraging – message of this film will resonate strongly with Christians and non-Christians alike."
Faith Driven Consumer, which was behind the IStandWithPhil.com movement that helped restore Phil Robertson to "Duck Dynasty," gave the movie 4 stars out of 5, describing it as "leaning toward a Biblical worldview." more >>
Kevin Sorbo of the upcoming Christian film "God's Not Dead" said there is no point speaking with someone as angry as TV host Bill Maher, who recently called God a "psychotic mass murderer."
"I wonder what happened to him in his lifetime, because the atheists I have met, not all of them are angry. I've got some very good friends who are atheists and they just don't believe, they simply don't believe. We've had great debates about it and things like that," Sorbo said in an interview with Newsmax, posted Tuesday, after being asked about Maher's comments.
"There is no reason to even try to talk to a guy like that because he has so much hate." more >>