Actor Ewan McGregor has said that playing both Jesus Christ and Satan in the "Last Days in the Desert" film was not as disorienting as people may think, as the two characters are portrayed separately, and Jesus always knows He is the Son of God. McGregor revealed that there were several challenges to shooting the crucifixion scene, however.
In an interview with Yahoo Movies posted on Monday, McGregor reveals that the production was shot for five weeks in Southern California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The plot of the movie, which recently opened at the Sundance Film Festival, follows Yeshua, as Jesus is called in the movie, as He wanders the desert for 40 days and 40 nights, meditating on the divine nature of His calling.
As for Satan's nature in the film, McGregor said the film leaves it open for interpretation. more >>
DeVon Franklin may be a Seventh-day Adventist minister who is vocal about his faith, the Franklin Entertainment production company head says he does not depend on religion.
Franklin, the 36-year-old husband of popular Christian actress Meagan Good, recently spoke to Essence magazine about his views on religion.
"I'm connected to religion and that's how I access God. I'm in a relationship with God that can sometimes be informed by religion, but not dependent on religion," Franklin told Essence. "Religion is an organizational institution that is there to help access God and a relationship with God. I'm a Christian man." more >>
Eddie Ray Routh, the Marine Corps veteran accused of killing real life "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, will plead "not guilty" in the upcoming trial his lawyer said.
Kyle, a former Navy SEAL, and his friend Chad Littlefield were gunned down at point blank range at a Texas shooting range while trying to help Routh overcome PTSD back in Feb. 2013. Routh's trial is scheduled to begin next month pending jury selection and his attorney said recently that he will plead "not guilty" to both shooting deaths.
"My client will plead not guilty by reason of insanity," Routh's attorney, J. Warren St. John, told People Magazine in a report last week. He was also quoted by Reuters as saying, "Our guy is not evil." more >>
For years XXXchurch.com founder Craig Gross has been passionate about helping Christians struggling with pornography addiction and evangelizing men and women working in the porn industry. Now he has a new passion: to break Christians' silence about sex.
"When you come into marriage, there still seems to be this off-limits talk about sex where I haven't told my wife this is what I like or I like to do this," Gross shared with The Christian Post.
Together with his wife, Jeanette, and Dave and Ashley Willis of Strongermarriages.org, they recently launched the Best Sex Life Now video series to help Christian couples work on their sex life. more >>
A new Bible-based film "Confessions of a Prodigal Son" is headed to theaters next month with an important message for Christians: we are all prodigals.
Nathan Clarkson, who wrote, produced and stars in the modern retelling of the Bible's "The Parable of the Lost Son," explained that he hopes that "Confessions of a Prodigal Son" reminds Christians that, not only have we all had some experience with "wasteful" and "extravagant" behavior as the word prodigal describes, but that we should be encouraged by Jesus to show grace and kindness toward prodigals.
"I consider everyone a prodigal," the actor told CP. "There is kind of a mentality that a prodigal son likes sex drugs and rock and roll, but we are all prodigals. This movie depicts one kind of prodigal but almost anyone can find something in this story because we have all looked for fulfillment in things that aren't ultimately what we are meant for and what we are meant to fill up with." more >>
Former television star and director Corbin Bernsen recently spoke to CP Voice about his new film "Christian Mingle the Movie" and the message he hopes to convey through the film.
Bernsen found himself in a place before making the film where he realized that God's plan differs for each person and this was something he wanted to communicate in the movie.
"We all have our own paths, and I think each of our paths are as unique as a snowflake, no one path is alike. We know where we go, we know what we feel, and at least where we're headed and where our heart is," Bernsen told CP Voice. "Too often I think one of the things that drives people away from exploring their faith, coming to Christ, coming to their faith, any faith, is there's so many directives about how it has to be." more >>