World-renowned ministry Hillsong has released a clip for its highly-anticipated feature film "Let Hope Rise." The film will chronicle the spectacular rise of the prominent Australia-based band, Hillsong UNITED.
In the 40-second clip the leader of Hillsong United, Joel Houston, shares about loving others and being honest about faith and the importance of the cross and allowing people to see it for what it is. He maintained that Christians are called to open their arms and love others.
"That's honestly what the Gospel is all about," he said. more >>
Model, actor, and singer Tyrese Gibson, mononymously known as Tyrese, is mostly known for his racy R&B music and his role in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but he's also known for speaking about his Christian faith on social media.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the crooner discussed his struggle with doubt and fear, and urged others struggling with the same issue to trust in Jesus Christ.
"I am posting this for you, are you listening to me? While I'm saying this to you I'm saying it to myself, I'm saying to you. The spirit of doubt is real the feeling of letting go and walking away is real. But I'm here to remind of the power and the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ and to tell you that the God I know wants you to learn during those dry spells, he wants you learn how to conquer fears and doubts," Tyrese shared. more >>
The film "Pass the Light," which encourages younger generations to share the love of Jesus instead of cursing the darkness, is gearing up for an online release this month following its success in select theaters nationwide.
The movie follows Steve Bellafiore (Cameron Palatas), a religiously devout teen who yearns to become a football starter and works twice as hard as his high school peers to accomplish that goal.
Steve's work ethic and kindness radiate through his life. Upset by his parents' estrangement, Steve is even more disturbed by the message of hatred and intolerance espoused by Franklin Baumann ( Jon Gries), an extremist candidate for Congress. Steve wants to make the point that Baumann's exclusionary and fear-based message has very little to do with his Christian perception of Christ's teachings. more >>
The magic continues for The Boy Who Lived.
With "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" now part of the series' canon, it comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., the same studio that breathed life into the eight most important movies of anyone's childhood (a.k.a. the "Harry Potter" series), is currently mulling making a trilogy out of the five-hour West End play for 2020.
And just when we thought it couldn't get any more magical than that, New York Daily News reported that the studio is currently approaching none other than Daniel Radcliffe for the lead role! According to the report, Warner Bros. is currently working on getting the movie rights and screenplay, though it may take a little more magic to get Radcliffe on board for the ninth installment of the franchise. more >>
Mel Gibson's upcoming film "Hacksaw Ridge" details the heroics of a U.S. Army medic whose only weapon on the battlefield during World War II was prayer.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield ("The Amazing Spider Man"), who served in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle in the Pacific and miraculously saved 75 men without firing a shot, "Hacksaw Ridge" will hit theaters nationwide on Nov 4.
Doss served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army but refused to kill or carry a weapon into combat because of his personal beliefs as a Seventh-day Adventist. Consequently, he thought it was fitting to become a medic during the war. more >>
Though the summer may be winding down, the need to indulge yourself with a new television series, film and documentary will simply not let up. And it's all good timing, too, as September brings on a whopping variety of pop culture for your consumption on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.
There's a wide selection of films you simply have to watch before you cave to the dark, impending thought that is school. And who's to say you can't be equally educated with films? Amazon Prime, for example, offers the prime dystopian Orwellian classic "1984" (1984) this September 1, while "The Imitation Game" (2014), which recounts the harrowing tale of the mathematician behind the Enigma during World War II, debuts on Netflix on September 28.
Looking for more to sate your pop culture thirst? We've rounded up the best of the best to watch out for this coming month, which are mostly coming on September 1st: more >>