Hollywood producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey believe their upcoming faith-based football film "Woodlawn" is "brilliantly made" and matches the quality of some of their other Christian productions, such as "The Bible" television series.
The Christian mega-couple shot a promotional video for "Woodlawn," titled "Who Is Going to Stand Up for Jesus," which includes a trailer for the film along with an inspirational message from them.
"The entertainment world around faith is undeniable. I'd like to think we had little to do with that, with the 'Bible' series being so prevalent in 100 million households. And we said at that time we thought it was a door opener. It opened the door for others to make faith films as long as they were made well. 'Woodlawn' is such a movie. This is brilliantly made," said Burnett in the clip shared with The Christian Post. more >>
While Meagan Good started her acting career as a child, the "Minority Report" star and wife of Franklin Entertainment President DeVon Franklin, insists God is responsible for sustaining her place in the fickle entertainment industry.
Good, 34, took to Instagram after "How to Get Away With Murder" actress Viola Davis was awarded an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama. Davis mentioned Good, along with a number of other actresses, who were opening the door for other thespians of color to find their place in the world of television.
While Good said the moment "took my breath away," she also reflected on the hardships that she has had to endure in the entertainment industry and how God has brought her through. more >>
In 1851, attendees of a feminist convention gathered in a packed hall in Akron, Ohio. It was a time when — even in the midst of a fight for women's rights — mostly men spoke. They talked of dainty women — delicate and deserving of special protection.
Sojourner Truth sat in their midst. Miss Truth sat quiet, listening to men fill space with empty arguments about why women should or should not have the vote. Finally, she rose to speak and a visceral wall of hostility rose from the masses to greet her. The voice of this "n___ger woman" could muddy the message, they hissed. It could conflate the movement for women's equality with the abolitionist movement — and that would be the death of suffrage, they feared.
Ben Carson sparked outrage from his fellow Republican presidential candidates and members of the Muslim community after stating on Sunday that a Muslim man or woman should not be elected president of the United States.
"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," the retired neurosurgeon told NBC's "Meet the Press."
Carson further argued that Islam as a religion is incompatible with the American Constitution, and a presidential candidate's faith should be considered during the election. more >>
NEW YORK — The children are the future? Well, the future is now, according to Larry Acosta, founder and CEO of the Urban Youth Workers Institute, a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to support and train Christians who are walking with and influencing the next generation of leaders.
The Urban Youth Workers Institute describes itself as "a national nonprofit organization that trains and resources urban youth workers to effectively evangelize and disciple youth in at-risk zip codes throughout the U.S." The UYWI's primary goal is "to engage 75,000 urban youth in life-changing discipleship with local youth workers by 2020."
A big part of moving that initiative along is the recently-unveiled Discipleship Toolkit, a free resource compiled of conversation-starting videos, leader guides and student handouts that include an introduction to the Gospel, discipleship support and apologetics resources. It also helps leaders track the progress of students in the areas of spirituality, self, family, community, and education. more >>
A new campus policy has been proposed at the University of California that seeks to limit freedom of speech so that students and faculty have the "right" to study or work "free from acts and expressions of intolerance."
The policy proposal, which has been deemed a "statement of principles against intolerance" was discussed by a committee of university regents on Thursday, and aims ban so-called intolerant speech, yet protect its students' and faculty's freedom of expression at the same time.
The policy defines intolerance as being "unwelcome conduct motivated by discrimination against, or hatred toward, other individuals or groups," and includes "acts of violence or intimidation, threats, harassment, hate speech, derogatory language reflecting stereotypes or prejudice, or inflammatory or derogatory use of culturally recognized symbols of hate, prejudice, or discrimination." more >>