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 >>
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science announced a new movie titled "The Unbelievers" set to premiere in 2013 that will explore the importance of science and reason in the modern world – while taking aim at religion.
"Science is wonderful, science is beautiful. Religion is not wonderful, religion is not beautiful, it gets in the way," Dawkins says in the official trailer for "The Unbelievers."
The documentary film follows Dawkins and award-winning theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss giving speeches and speaking with people while promoting a scientific worldview. The film features a number of famous names, such as Academy-award winning director Werner Herzog, who praises their efforts: more >>
A new Polish movie premiering at this year's Berlin film festival is causing a stir because of its focus – a gay Roman Catholic priest.
"In the Name of" premiered on Friday in Berlin, and is expected to be especially controversial in Poland, a country which is still heavily Catholic, and may be troublesome to conservative Christians. The movie follows the life of a gay Roman Catholic priest who suffers through loneliness while working with troubled youths in Poland involved with drugs and alcohol.
"Pastor Brown" proves that anybody can be called to serve God in a movie that takes one woman from the strip club to the pulpit.
Lifetime network is celebrating Black History Month with an all-star cast of characters, which bring a tale of redemption to life using the principles taught in the Bible like in the prodigal son parable. In the film "Pastor Brown," Jesse Brown is a preacher's daughter who left her son, father and sister while pursuing a fast life in New York City that led her to become an exotic dancer.
When Jesse's father falls ill, she is forced to return home to Atlanta to face scrutiny and her father's dying wish to take over the family church. Jesse's family struggles and faith are put to the forefront in the movie that boasts a star studded cast featuring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Rockmond Dunbar, Nicole Ari Parker, Ernie Hudson, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Keith David, Tasha Smith, Monica Brown and Creflo Dollar. more >>
Meagan Good is defending her image after some questioned whether she has changed after marrying preacher DeVon Franklin.
Good, a 31-year-old actress, took to her Instagram account to promote an upcoming appearance with her husband at One Church International in Los Angeles, Calif. However, one person took to the photograph sharing website to speak about Good's Christian image.
"She's changed her whole image by marrying that man," one person commented on Good's promotional photograph posted on Instagram. more >>
It isn't every day that the lead singer in gospel choir can find love in a Jewish cantor, but Lifetime network manages to bring the tale to life in the original movie "Twist of Faith."
"Twist of Faith" is a tale of two faithful individuals from two different walks of life who are forced to overcome hardships in life to find love. The fictional story fuses two different cultures and faiths with the use of love and music.
Nina is a single mother in Alabama who leads a gospel choir who she is trying to help win a statewide competition, while Jacob is an Orthodox Jewish Cantor who makes his way to her church after a tragedy compels him to leave Brooklyn,N.Y. and make his way into the Christian house of worship. more >>