Last Saturday morning I woke up still shaken by the movie "12 Years a Slave" after watching it in the theater with my wife on Friday night.
On Sunday morning, I was still reeling.
I never thought Hollywood could deliver a dignified, honest sensitive portrayal of slavery and the pernicious effects of racism in America but it has in this film and I encourage everyone, if you can take it, to go and see it. more >>
Christian reviewers say the underlying theme behind the new hit ABC TV series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." reflects the way Jesus impacted the world through seemingly ordinary people who can do extraordinary things.
"I think S.H.I.E.L.D. celebrates the everday heroes getting caught in potentially extraordinary circumstances," Craig Detweiler, an author, filmmaker, cultural commentator, and associate professor of Communication at Pepperdine University, told CP on Monday. He even compared this underdog story to the tale of Jesus' disciples. "The foundations of the Christian Church begin with Jesus leading a team of outsiders who seemingly have no business challenging something as massive as the Roman Empire."
"Yet acts of courage, service, and bravery can undermine the mightiest of armies," Detweiler added. The Pepperdine professor explained that while the show's director, Joss Whedon, is known for rejecting faith in God, people of faith are often drawn to his work. more >>
Gwyneth Paltrow has expressed outrage over "completely false" rumors of an affair with a billionaire developer this week.
The actress has been married to Coldplay front man Chris Martin for the past decade, and the pair share two children together, but her relationship with Martin has been under the spotlight this week after rumors were sparked by media reports of an alleged affair - something the actress strongly denies.
According to recent reports, Paltrow had a "romantic relationship" with supermodel Elle Macpherson's billionaire husband, Jeff Soffer, in 2008. more >>
1. Mel Gibson
Gibson Quote: " The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic."
- Mel Gibson directed one of the biggest Christian movies that ever hit the Hollywood screen, "The Passion of the Christ." The film had a lot of criticism behind it but brought many to the truth of Jesus! more >>
Switchfoot's new single "Love Alone is Worth the Fight," from its anticipated 9th studio album Fading West is the first and only song to have every Christian Adult Contemporary (AC/CHR) station playing the single in its debut week, according to Nielson BDS, a service that tracks monitored radio, television, and internet airplay.
The song also breaks new ground for Switchfoot, as the highest debut rank for the band on the National Christian Audience (NCA) chart – it hit No. 34 in the first week, reaching about 1 million people. The song also took the band's second highest chart spot on the Hot AC/CHR singles list.
Switchfoot released the single during its 43-city "Fading West" Fall tour, which began Sept. 20 and continues until Nov. 24. The album itself premieres on Jan. 14, 2014, with a feature film preceding it on Dec. 10, 2013. The film will be part rock documentary, part surf film, and part travelogue. more >>
An accomplished rookie quarterback with the National Football League has stated that he became a Christian after Jesus visited him in a dream.
Russell Wilson, a native of Richmond, Va., who quarterbacks for the Seattle Seahawks, explained in a recent video about his religious background and spiritual decision.