In the making of the documentary film "Bible Quiz" perhaps it would have been easy for storyteller and producer Nicole Teeny to poke fun at a group of Scripture memorizing hyped-up teenagers engrossed in an intense national Bible Quiz playoff and its surrounding culture. Instead, Teeny lets the players and the competition do the talking, real and honest sharing in front of the camera, and what unfolds is an inside look at a specialized ministry and a maturing young believer.
"Bible Quiz," which recently had its West Coast premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California, has as its backdrop a relatively unknown competition (Bible quizzing) involving youth groups around the nation that memorize entire books of the Bible, and in the case of the central figure in the film, more than 2,000 verses. The competition culminates in a "Super Bowl" of sorts in a national playoff held in Wisconsin.
Organizers of the competition say the contests and the preparation for them are primarily about building a personal foundation on God's word found in the Bible. They consider the coaching of youth who spend hours at a time memorizing Scripture a ministry and not a type of program. more >>
Christian filmmaker Joe Boyd has opened up about his latest exciting new comedy, "A Strange Brand of Happy."
Coming to theaters in just a few months, the film addresses serious questions about life and love that are rolled out in a message about God.
Boyd, who stars in the film, revealed to The Christian Post that he also helped create it. more >>
The third installment of Marvel's "Iron Man" film series hits theaters Friday, but will it be a hit with the Christian community?
Adam Graham, a fiction author and superhero blogger, says the most successful superhero movies are those that evoke Christian themes.
"They've focused on the battle between good and evil without many shades of gray," said Graham in a statement. "Themes such as self-sacrifice, redemption, and responsibility really explain the appeal of these films. It makes them stand out from other films with less noble heroes. While some films have focused on comic book anti-heroes, such as Watchmen and The Punisher, these films have not had nearly the wide-spread commercial appeal." more >>
While promoting his new documentary "The Unbelievers" alongside theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, atheist professor and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins addressed the recent Boston bombings, as well as some reports which claim that perhaps an extremist belief in Islam could have motivated bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in their recent terrorist attack.
When asked on "CNN Sunday Morning" what his response was to hearing that radicalized Islam may have played a role in the two bombings in Boston which took place on April 15 at the 117th Boston Marathon, Dawkins responded:
"It's very easy to blame radicalization, but radicalization is very easy, if people are brought up in the first place to believe that faith is a virtue, if you bring up your children and tell them that believing without evidence is what faith is, is a virtue, then only a tiny minority of them may become radicalized, but the ground has been fertilized for radicalization." more >>
Actress Erin Bethea has opened up about her latest role in the film "This Is Our Time" as well as offered her take on the dilemmas new graduates face today.
Well-known for her role opposite Kirk Cameron in 2008's hit film "Fireproof," Bethea realized she wanted to pursue an acting career at the age of 15.
"I was always a performer- singing, dancing, putting on shows in the living room," explained the actress while speaking to The Christian Post. "When I was 15 I got really into acting and my parents were really supportive." more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham has stated that a solution to the problem of violence in American culture could be a tax on violent entertainment.
The CEO of the international relief group Samaritan's Purse stated this in some remarks delivered Wednesday at Camp Bethelwoods in York, S.C. more >>