Creation Ministries International has released the trailer for its new book and DVD documentary "Evolution's Achilles' Heels," which features commentary from 15 Ph.D. scientists on a mission to expose evolution's "fatal weaknesses."
"This project will be a very direct demolition of the very pillars of a foundational belief system that underpins our now-secular culture. It's coupled with the biblical command to reach the lost with the Bible's Good News. In a nutshell, it's a comprehensive outreach tool like no other," the organization's website promises.
The trailer, released on Tuesday, features a number of the scientists discussing research into the origins of life, natural selection, fossil records, the geologic column and other topics they say show evidence that the theory of evolution is not based on truth. more >>
2014's hit faith-based films have all worn their connection to Christianity heavily on their sleeves. "Son of God" centered on the life, death and resurrection of Christ. A four-year-old in "Heaven Is for Real" claimed he met Jesus. "God's Not Dead" depicted a Christian college student challenging atheism. Even "Noah," while directed by a non-Christian, was still set in a popular Old Testament story.
That may not be the case with "The Song," the latest faith-based film to hit theaters and set to open this September. With a soundtrack which evokes the Grammy award winning British band Mumford and Sons and a protagonist who struggles with greed, fame and staying faithful to his wife, "The Song" may challenge audience notions of a stereotypical Christian film.
That's part of the plan, Tony Young, the movie's producer told The Christian Post in an email this month. more >>
The small Christian movie whose Oscar nomination was rescinded after its composer promoted the film to his fellow Academy members returned to theaters this weekend and finished 14th in nationwide box office totals.
"Alone Yet Not Alone" which was nominated for Best Original Song in February, before the distinction was taken away, made $462,000, bringing its total haul to $596,000. The film briefly appeared in theaters in September 2013, turning a $125,775 profit.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's sequel "22 Jump Street" won the weekend with $60 million. more >>
Results from a recent poll suggest that while nearly 50 percent of American Christians favorably view Hollywood, more than 40 percent believe that the major studios do not accurately represent their faith on screen.
According to respondents from a Christian News Service/Nicaea Movie poll conducted by American Insights, 49 percent of Christians view Hollywood positively, while 32 percent do not. The poll also revealed that Catholics are more likely to view Hollywood warmly, with 57 percent approving of it, compared to only 40 percent of Protestants.
Other findings show that one third of Christians (33 percent) believe that Hollywood fairly represents Christianity on screen, while 43 percent believe that their religion is unfairly portrayed. more >>
Megachurch pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas and producer of the recent hit "Heaven Is for Real" T. D. Jakes urged Hollywood to create more films that reflected his own experiences in an editorial for Variety.
"As both an African-American and a person of faith, I have watched with great consternation while the missing reflection of the world in which I live in was previously being poorly served," wrote Jakes in an article released on Wednesday.
Jakes, who has a close relationship with Christian film executive Tyler Perry, (who also donated $1 million to his church in 2013,) praised Hollywood for "the new-found proliferation of products that serve the burgeoning faith and family film market," but added that he remained "appalled that this sector is still being discussed from a niche-market perspective." more >>
BALTIMORE – Southern Baptists have taken aim at the theology behind afterlife experiences like the one described in the bestseller book and Hollywood film Heaven is for Real by stating that such accounts "cannot be corroborated" and are not in line with biblical accounts of from the apostles.
The Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution Tuesday stating messengers representing its 46,125 churches "reaffirm the sufficiency of biblical revelation over subjective experiential explanations to guide one's understand of the truth about heaven and hell."
While the resolution did not single out Heaven is for Real – Committee on Resolutions member Chris Osborne told an inquiring messenger "We did not want to single out anyone" – a motion raised by Community Church Pastor Tom McCracken did. more >>