Poised to offer more doses of intrigue, sword action and drama, History Channel's hit historical TV series "Vikings" will air this week with yet another exciting episode on its brand new Season 3.
Entitled "Scarred," tonight's segment will voice out the questions that fans have all been wondering about: What is exactly is Ragnar's (Travis Fimmel) plan when he struck an alliance with the Christians?
Perhaps the fitting person to do this is the eccentric yet dangerously cunning Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard). Kattegat's renowned boat builder and the King's close friend was furious with the alliance made between the Vikings and King Ecbert (Linus Roache) which, as followers of the show remembered, killed many of his countrymen. more >>
Kelly Osbourne opened up for the first time since her controversial exit from E!'s fashion talk show series "Fashion Police" on Monday.
Appearing and co-hosting for her mother Sharon Osbourne's show "The Talk," the singer speaks about her experience being with the celebrity fashion dissection series and her plans for her future.
"You know what, it was the five best working years of my life. I am so grateful for the experience – working with Joan Rivers for five years was incredible. I learned so much and I'm excited for my future. I want to try new things," the 30-year-old daughter of Ozzy Osbourne told SMN Weekly. more >>
The new CNN documentary series, "Finding Jesus: Faith Fact Forgery," has brought many common Christian beliefs into question, including the earthly family of Jesus Christ.
In an interview with CNN, Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest who's featured in the documentary, comments on a 2002 archaeological find that's said to be a 2,000 year old ossuary, or bone box that includes an Aramaic inscription that reads: "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus."
This artifact, which could be archaeological proof of Jesus' existence, relates to the debate between some Catholics and Protestants over whether Mary gave birth to other children besides Jesus. While Catholic theology teaches that Jesus was Mary's only child, other Christian denominations believe that she also gave birth to a son named James. more >>
Gospel singer and "Mary Mary" reality television star Tina Campbell recently acknowledged her ability to overcome marital problems, including her own "crazy" and "violent" behavior.
A recent episode of "Mary Mary" revealed that Campbell had riddled husband Teddy Campbell's car with bullets in a fit of anger over his multiple extra-marital affairs. Days after the footage aired, Campbell addressed her behavior during her marital woes. The singer, who is one half of the Gospel duo Mary Mary along with her sister Erica, spoke with New York Gospel radio station WLIB about "angry," "crazy" and "violent" reactions before turning to God for direction on her marriage.
"What men think is impossible, with God, all things are possible," Tina explained. "My situation was busted, every other week I finding about someone else - that was devastating. I can sit here and smile because I just want to be happy because it's a choice. I did mad, I did frustrated, I did angry, I did bitter, I did crazy, I did violent, I did all of that, and I remained miserable. But when I turned to God and made a conscious effort to pursue forgiving and letting go, that's where I found my hope." more >>
Spiritual thrillers are few and far between on the big and small screens these days, but screenwriter, director and radio personality Russ Parr believes God gave him a story to tell with the film "Hear No Evil."
The new film will give audiences a unique approach to faith, when a 15-year-old hearing impaired girl named Shelby Carson suddenly gains the ability to hear after an unexpected accident. Although she's no longer forced to hear silence because of her disability, she begins to hear messages from God that reveal more than she bargains for about her loved ones and strangers.
When Shelby begins to get acquainted with her new auditory sense, she's forced to battle the burden of knowing people's secrets, health issues and unbelief. Parr, the film's writer and director, has a personal spiritual journey that prompted him to write "Hear No Evil." While he created films such as the popular "35 & Ticking," and faith-based drama "The Undershepherd," "Hear No Evil" was birthed out of a situation that strengthened his own belief in God. more >>
For many Americans Fred Rogers, famous for his character on PBS' long-running children's television series, "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," was a nostalgic staple whose feel-good quotes continue to be propagated by those who grew up watching him on their living room TV sets as children.
According to one author, however, Mr. Rogers shouldn't just be considered a wholesome TV star from yesteryear, but also a radical counter-cultural figure.
Michael G. Long, associate professor of religious studies and peace and conflict studies at Elizabethtown College, has written a book titled Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers. more >>