National Geographic's forthcoming scripted miniseries, "Saints & Strangers," is expected to spark discussions about America's history and revitalize interest in the country's founding by its first European settlers ahead of Thanksgiving Day.
The cable network will premiere the two-night event about the 1620 voyage of the pilgrims and adventurers to the new world on Nov. 22. "Saints & Strangers" retells the story of the 101 men, women and children, many of them Christians seeking religious freedom, who traveled aboard the Mayflower from England to America and their first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans. more >>
The portrayal of sex by Hollywood might lead many to the believe that sex is sinful and that it undermines the beauty of Christ's holiness, but Christians should not think this way, says theologian John Piper in his latest blog post, which states that sex in marriage belongs to Believers.
It was false teachers, as pointed out by Paul in 1 Timothy 4:1–5, who believed that "sex in marriage and eating foods freely were at best for second-class Christianity," writes Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, in his blog, desiringGod.
For believers, "the sex of marriage and the pleasures of food are made holy — that is, they are set apart from the sinful use of the world and made pure and precious and beautiful by participation in the goodness of God," he explains. more >>
Hollywood producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey believe their upcoming faith-based football film "Woodlawn" is "brilliantly made" and matches the quality of some of their other Christian productions, such as "The Bible" television series.
The Christian mega-couple shot a promotional video for "Woodlawn," titled "Who Is Going to Stand Up for Jesus," which includes a trailer for the film along with an inspirational message from them.
"The entertainment world around faith is undeniable. I'd like to think we had little to do with that, with the 'Bible' series being so prevalent in 100 million households. And we said at that time we thought it was a door opener. It opened the door for others to make faith films as long as they were made well. 'Woodlawn' is such a movie. This is brilliantly made," said Burnett in the clip shared with The Christian Post. more >>
A new documentary based on the infamous late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a patient and born-alive babies is scheduled to debut in November.
Titled "3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy," the filmmakers released a new trailer for the documentary via YouTube earlier this week.
Jennifer Brown, producer of "3801 Lancaster," told The Christian Post that this documentary will be a longer version of a previous a 20-minute film created before Gosnell's trial. more >>
The upcoming film "Prometheus 2" will be released to provide answers to cliff-hangers in the first "Prometheus" movie, but fans might be in for more surprises from the makers of the sci-fi franchise.
In an interview with German website FilmFutter, Ridley Scot confirmed that Prometheus 2 is a follow-up to "The Martian." The shooting will commence in January 2016, but Scott has already hinted that there might be more than one sequel to cover all the unanswered mysteries from the first Prometheus film, according to Screen Crush.
Filmmakers who feature faith-based content sometimes face the temptation of playing-up the religious element in order to cater to Christian audiences, and in doing so could end up alienating millions of other viewers, according to actor David Oyelowo.
The "Selma" actor co-starred and worked as a co-producer on the new thriller "Captive," which tells the true story of how crazed murderer Brian Nichols held Atlanta mother and meth addict Ashley Smith hostage overnight, and how God touched them both through the ordeal.
Oyelowo portrays Nichols in the film and also took on the role of co-producer to ensure that the film stayed true to Smith's real-life account while not alienating viewers who might not subscribe to Christianity, which plays an integral role in the story. more >>