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 >>
Hillary Clinton's teenage years will be explored in Dinesh D'Souza's new film which is slated for July 2 release.
The conservative author and filmmaker, who was recently convicted of violating campaign finance laws, directed the recent documentary "2016: Obama's America." The 2012 film investigated the impact that anarchist Saul Alinsky had on the life and work of the current president, a theme which "America: Imagine a World Without Her", will also explore.
"In 2016 I focused on the mis-education of Obama. Here we explore the mis-education of Hillary Clinton," D'Souza told The Hollywood Reporter."Is Hillary more like Bill Clinton or is she more like Obama? This is the question we answer in the film." more >>
The new family-friendly drama "Alone Yet Not Alone" starring Kelly Greyson is headed to theaters this Father's Day.
The film is based on the true story taken from the novel of the same name by author Tracy Leininger Craven that follows the powerful faith of two women who were faced with despair and fear during the French & Indian war in 1755. While "Alone Yet Not Alone" was released in 11 cities last year, the film will reach over 200 theaters nationwide on June 13.
Speaking about the themes of perseverance, faith, and positive values, actress Greyson told The Christian Post that "Along Yet Not Alone" would encourage and uplift families who see the film this weekend. more >>
The director and co-writer of the upcoming religious parody, "Believe Me," says that although his project takes a hard look "at the power of platforms, particularly among today's young Christians," he does not want to label the film as a "Christian movie."
When asked if he would be marketing "Believe Me" to Christians and people of faith, Will Bakke, the director and co-writer of the film, told The Blaze, "Of course!"
He went on to note the visible presence and power of the Christian demographic at movie theaters of late. more >>
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban silenced the rumor mill after putting on a united front at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, June 4.
The longtime couple are just days shy of their eighth wedding anniversary on June 25, but reports have surfaced lately suggesting marital trouble. Despite the negative reports, Kidman and Urban graced the red carpet in Music City with their arms lovingly around one another.
Wednesday's appearance served to silence the reports that suggested Kidman and Urban lead "separate lives" as the pair offered each other loving gazes and kisses while seated in the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday. Kidman, who turns 47 this month, donned a shirt white dress decorated with blue beading while next to the 46-year-old "American Idol" judge at the awards show. more >>