Back in 2009, a pilot managed to save an aircraft full of people after it lost control on both of its engines. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger chose to land the craft on the Hudson River, saving 155 passengers and crew. It was clearly a success story, however, the drama for the US Airways Flight 1549 (also known as the Miracle on the Hudson) doesn't stop there.
Former investigators who were involved in the 2009 airline accident probe do not agree to the portrayal of the movie, "Sully", featuring phenomenal star Tom Hanks as the main character, which will land on cinemas today. more >>
The upcoming Disney feature film "Queen of Katwe" tells the inspiring true story of Ugandan teenager Phiona Mutesi and her mentor, missionary Robert Katende, who transforms children's lives through the game of chess.
The Chess Academy and Mentoring Center began in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, after Katende, then a soccer coach, noticed the children watching from the sidelines of soccer matches he had organized. The mission of the "Queen of Katwe" outreach is to use the game to teach strategic thinking and planning that can be useful in everyday life. The center started with only five students and now has over 300 who gather daily across five separate slum locations.
The film stars Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo, and highlights the impact Christian missions and outreach have on the people they serve. more >>
Mel Gibson rocked movie theaters with his release of the "Passion of the Christ" movie back in 2004. The story focused on Christ's crucifixion. Today, talks about the sequel say it will focus on the resurrection of Christ.
In an on-stage interview with Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship, Gibson responded to several queries about the sequel. The interview was done in front of 36,000 people during the SoCal Harvest evangelical event held in Anaheim, California. Gibson emphasized that the movie will not be titled as "The Passion 2". He says that the sequel will be a huge undertaking to deserve a separate name - "The Resurrection".
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New Zealand-born evangelist Ray Comfort, who's best known for his street evangelism in which he asks people about God, the Bible, sin and salvation, explains why he never leads people in the "sinner's prayer."
In Comfort's many taped evangelism videos he is rarely seen praying with those he encounters and has received many questions from believers who are curious about this particular omission.
One commenter posed the question to Comfort on Facebook last Friday: "You often have them at the point of belief but then don't allow them, or encourage them, to confess. You do great work to get them to believe, and yet not confess. If you don't want to lead them in a prayer, which is what people do when they exchange vows at a wedding, why not encourage them to pray their own prayer? Help them if they need it, but why not? more >>
When Jennifer Garner is away, Ben Affleck makes sure to uphold her values by taking their three children to church.
Even though actors Affleck and Garner announced that they were filing for divorce in a joint statement last year, the pair have yet to do so and continue to co-parent their children. While Garner had to travel to Colorado to help premiere her film "Wakefield" at the Telluride Film Festival, Affleck took their 10, 7 and 4-year-old children to church in Pacific Palisades, California.
Television and movie star Kevin Sorbo is working on a new film about an atheist who, upon experiencing a near-death experience, converts to Christianity.
Titled "Let There Be Light," the film is in production and recently completed a shoot in Birmingham, Alabama, according to al.com.
"Sorbo and his wife, actress Sam Sorbo, wrapped up three weeks of filming in Birmingham this morning with an all-night shoot in Southside for the movie they co-star in," reported al.com. more >>