Best-selling author and pastor Rick Warren plans to give an exclusive preview and behind-the-scenes look at the production of "The Bible" TV series, created by Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, during a live webcast on Saturday. The event comes one day before the much-anticipated first episode premieres on the History Channel this Sunday.
The 90-minute simulcast hosted by Warren will feature an overview of the series with not-yet-seen portions of the series and the "why" behind the series with Burnett and Downey, according to Pastors.com, a website dedicated to providing guidance and resources for Christian leaders.
"One way to build a bridge between God's Word and the issues of our day is to tie a sermon series into some cultural event, something that has already caught the attention of many people," Warren stated. "For instance, when we enter the current economic crisis, I preached a series on God's principles for money management. It taught people that the Bible offers wise and practical advice on how to handle your finances. more >>
If seeing is believing then the teaser poster released by Stoney Lake Entertainment for its "Left Behind" movie reboot should settle once and for all any doubts about actor Nicolas Cage taking on a role in the film based on the 16-part Christian book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
The movie poster, shared with The Christian Post by Stoney Lake Entertainment, the newly-founded production company behind the film, shows Cage dressed in a ragged suit and torn tie. Behind Cage, in the distance stands a downed passenger plane, its nose buried in debris and flames. Farther back is a cityscape, overshadowed by dark clouds and billows of smoke. It's difficult to tell for sure, but the poster shows Cage either standing on sand, or walking on water.
Unlike the first Left Behind book, released in 1995 by Tyndale House Publishers, and its 2001 movie version, this adaptation begins hours after the rapture, or the spiriting away of Christians from Earth to heaven. "It will not cover everything that the first book includes, but will be more specifically concentrated on those first few hours and the chaos of the world in the wake of millions of people vanishing with no explanation," according to the official website for the film, scheduled for a 2014 release. more >>
Two filmmaking organizations supporting Christians interested in impacting culture through their work in movies announced Tuesday that an award of up to $1 million will be given toward producing a feature-length film to the winner of this year's 168 Film Project contest.
"Between 168 Film and EchoLight, we are going to make a great film," 168 Film founder and director John David Ware told The Christian Post before the official announcement by EchoLight Studios on Tuesday.
"This is a great leap for the producers of the short films in our contest," said Ware. "They move up to making feature-length films, and this is a great encouragement for them to continue to excel." more >>
"Beautiful Creatures," a teen pop-goth film about supernatural star-crossed lovers, has been gaining attention in the critics' world since its Feb. 14 release date, primarily because of its similarity to the teen gothic movie "Twilight," especially in that it too carries the theme of abstinence.
The film, which is an adaptation of the 2009 book by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, follows the story of two star-crossed teen lovers, Ethan and Lena, in a small, South Carolina town.
Lena, a member of a witch family, is approaching her sixteenth birthday, at which time she will be "claimed" by either good or dark forces. more >>
Kirk Cameron, actor and evangelical leader, delivered a presentation earlier this week to film students at Liberty University, a small, private college located in Lynchburg, Va.
Cameron spoke to students of the new Liberty University Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center on Monday, giving the students a sneak peak of his upcoming film project and answering questions on how to navigate their careers as Christian filmmakers.
"When Kirk Cameron spoke to Liberty University students last Fall, I was impressed with his sincerity as a man of faith and with his passion for returning this nation to its founding principles. Kirk is using his skill and reputation as a filmmaker and a popular actor to convey and promote values that are core to Liberty University's Christian mission," Jerry Falwell, Jr., chancellor and president of the university, told The Christian Post via email, referencing Cameron's previous documentary, "Monumental." more >>
Hollywood film executive DeVon Franklin and actress wife Meagan Good said their decision to remain celibate during their 10-month dating period prior to their marriage was not easy, but the Christian couple also said neither one was willing to get in the way of God's purpose in their lives.
Franklin and Good were guests of Pastor Touré Roberts at One Church International in Los Angeles Wednesday evening, the night before Valentine's Day, to discuss their relationship in terms of a "Kingdom Love," one based on wanting to honor God first.
"During the moments I felt weak," said Good in her discussion about sexual temptation while dating Franklin. "I loved him enough not to put him in that situation. I loved him and I loved God enough to not put someone as a man of God that says a certain something that what he is saying could be potentially not true to what he means. It was so much bigger than the moment or the temptation that I was feeling. It was more about he needs to be what God told him to be and I need to not be the person that messes that up. I couldn't live with myself." more >>