Ewan McGregor, the Hollywood actor who plays the role of Jesus Christ in the "Last Days in the Desert" movie, has admitted that he is neither a Christian nor religious, but follows more of the Jewish tradition.
"I'm not a religious person," McGregor told The Daily Beast in an article published on Sunday. "I'm married to a Jewish woman, so my children are Jewish and my involvement in religion has more to do with the Jewish faith now and not the Christian faith, which I was very vaguely brought up in."
He added: "My parents were not religious, but my school had prayers at morning assembly. So my early understanding of religion was the Protestant faith in Scotland. But my experience is no longer that." more >>
While American involvement in church may be on the decline these days, what remains of great interest to many is the End Times and what the Bible has to say about it.
Items like "Blood Moons," the Rapture, and predictions over specific dates for the end have captivated countless people in the United States and the world at large. Yet what do people mean when they talk about the Rapture or Millennialism? What do theologians have to say about the Tribulation, the Second Coming, and the final Judgment?
Billy Hallowell, faith editor with The Blaze, recently released a book detailing the diverse theological opinions on the End Times, titled The Armageddon Code: One Journalist's Quest for End-Times Answers. more >>
On National Geographic's last episode of "The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman, the Hollywood actor saves the best for last with his sentimental endeavor to discover the prospect of miracles.
Freeman kicks off the final installment of "The Story of God," titled "Miracles," just as he began every episode, by sharing from his own experience. The Mississippi native speaks of a time during his teenage years when he found himself in the hospital with pneumonia and suffered a hemorrhage because of overexertion. His recovery is his own personal experience with miracles, and he says many people told him that it was God who saved him.
"Believers say that miracles are proof of the divine," Freeman says, as his journey begins. more >>
Fans of the 2013 animated blockbuster hit "Frozen" have taken to social media to ask Disney to give Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) a female love interest in the highly anticipated sequel "Frozen 2."
While talk about featuring an LGBT relationship in "Frozen 2" isn't anything new, the issue was re-fuelled on Saturday, when the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend began picking up internet steam. The hashtag evolved out of 17-year-old Alexis Isabel Moncada's musings about giving Elsa, one of the most prominent Disney characters of all time, an LGBT-inclusive plot line in the upcoming sequel.
Singer Adele has some people enraged after hearing controversial comments she made during a concert in Copenhagen earlier this week where she gushed over Beyonce and used Jesus' name in vain in an attempt to compare the pop icon to God, expressing her admiration for Lemonade.
Three days ago, the singer told her Instagram followers "I'm not late on this I've just been speechless. Beyonce is the most inspiring person I've ever had the pleasure of worshipping. Her talent, beauty, grace and work ethic are all in a league of their own. I appreciate you so much! Thank god for Beyoncé X."
During her concert in Denmark Tuesday, she said: "How is it even possible that she only ever gets better? How is that possible? She is Jesus [expletive] Christ, Jesus [expletive] Christ. Beyoncé is the sickest artist around in the whole entire world; it's unbelievable. I've been listening to her for 17 years, and she's still making music that blows my mind." more >>
A viral social media campaign is calling on Disney to make Elsa, the princess from the popular 2013 animated children's movie "Frozen," a lesbian by giving her a girlfriend in the movie's sequel.
The hashtag campaign #GiveElsaAGirlfriend was first started when a 17-year-old activist from Florida named Alexis Isabel Moncada wrote on Twitter last Saturday, "I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess imagine how iconic that would be."