Denzel Washington, 57-year-old actor, may be known for many of his gangster roles in movies like "Training Day" but the thespian is also adamant about sharing his love for Jesus Christ.
In an interview with GQ magazine, Washington opened up about his Christian values, telling the publication that he made sure to read his Bible every day.
"I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word," Washington revealed. "I read something great yesterday. It said, 'Don't aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.'" more >>
For some pastors, especially those close to scene of the tragic shooting inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., during the early hours of last Friday, their sermon notes for this past Sunday's services had to be rewritten. Author and evangelist Lee Strobel was scheduled to speak at Cherry Hills Community Church about marriage, but changed the theme of his message to answer the question, "Why does God allow tragedy and suffering?"
Strobel, who is the co-director of the church's evangelism and apologetics ministry, began the service on Sunday at the church located in the city of Highlands Ranch this way:
"It was the worst mass shooting in American history – 70 people shot by a gunman, 12 of them killed, while they were watching the midnight showing of a new movie just 21 miles from where we're sitting. There are no words to describe the anguish being felt by those who are suffering today; our heart and prayers have – and will – go out to them. There are so many tragic stories, so much pain. And many people are asking the question, 'Why? Why did God allow this?'" more >>
Spoiler Alert: Scenes from the film "The Dark Knight Rises" are discussed in this article.
Politics has collided with pop culture recently as commentators have drawn connections between Bane, the villain in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Others, however, have said that Romney is more like the film's hero: Bruce Wayne, the billionaire who fights crime in a bat suit.
"It has been observed that movies can reflect the national mood," Democratic adviser and former Clinton aide Christopher Lehane told The Washington Examiner. "Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being out by Hollywood, the narratives are similar: a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society." more >>
Colorado native David Jesse woke up Friday morning to the news of the mass shooting in an Aurora movie theater in which 12 people were killed and 58 injured and instantly felt the same way he did more than a decade ago after the Columbine tragedy.
While first recalling how Christian leaders at the time pointed to the evils of society in blaming the shootings at Columbine, he says that the Church is to blame for what happened in Aurora during the first showing of the new Batman movie.
"Thirteen years ago, when Columbine happened it hit me like a punch in the gut," the Christian speaker and author told The Christian Post on Friday shortly after posting his thoughts as a contributing writer for the men's ministry website Third Option Men. more >>
A campaign led by two religious scholars asking the hotel industry to remove porn movies from its rooms has the approval of some Christian leaders. However, many admit that choosing this particular battle against pornography may only be scratching the surface.
"We believe that despite the lucrative nature of the pornography business that hotel executives, people of goodwill, shareholders can act on the basis of conscience here and lay profitability aside for the sake of human dignity," said Christian scholar Robert George during a CNN interview.
Muslim scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is also calling upon the hotel industry to quit offering porn. more >>
It takes a brave, brave man to dress up like a flying rodent, wouldn't you agree? Perhaps that's why since childhood I have been captivated with the super hero who really doesn't fit the definition of "super" or "hero."
He doesn't have any gamma ray induced abilities, no spider bite steroid effects, and he can't leap over tall buildings in a single bound while simultaneously telling children to obey their parents.
In fact, his parents were murdered right before his eyes, and the person he grows up to be is a study in conflicted personalities. He doesn't spout family values and conservative ideals like the man of steel, but Batman does have the heart of a lion. more >>