The recent blockbuster hit "War Room," about the power of prayer, was made for less than $4 million and has grossed nearly $70 million at the box office. On the heels of its release to DVD Dec. 22, The Christian Post caught up with the film's creators, the Kendrick brothers, to discuss the impact the movie made and the future of Christian films.
Alex and Stephen Kendrick, together referred to as "the Kendrick brothers," have pioneered the faith-based film mainstream invasion as their independently made films paved a way for a slew of Christian movies to be accepted by Hollywood and the media in the last couple of years.
The brothers have made incredible strides in their small town of Albany, Georgia, where they serve at Sherwood Baptist Church. Their first four movies – "Flywheel," "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof" and "Courageous" –attracted huge crowds with their positive messages, together grossing over $80 million. With their newest film "War Room" grossing almost that same amount on its own, it's apparent that they reached a new level. more >>
Christian theologian and Bethlehem College & Seminary Chancellor John Piper believes that Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. was wrong to encourage students to acquire guns.
In an op-ed on DesiringGod.org, Piper criticized Falwell's remarks at a recent convocation where he encouraged Liberty students to acquire conceal-carry permits and guns so that they can defend against a potential terrorist attack and also explained that the the school will soon allow guns in on-campus housing.
Piper wrote that Falwell's comments could forge the disposition in Christian students to use lethal force to defend against harmful adversaries. more >>
Reconciliation negotiations between Wheaton College and a professor who was suspended for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God have reached an impasse as the school has reportedly attempted to strip her tenure for at least two years.
Political science professor Larycia Hawkins, who was placed on administrative leave last week after she stated "we worship the same God" in a Dec. 10 Facebook post calling for solidarity with Muslims, told The Chicago Tribune on Tuesday that talks between her and the school have stalled and it looks like the school is moving toward terminating her employment.
The 43-year-old Hawkins, who is the first and only tenured African-American professor at the Illinois Evangelical higher-education institution, explained that she cannot accept the college's reconciliation proposal. Although the proposal would have allowed her to return to the classroom next fall, it would also remove the professor's tenure status for at least two years. more >>
A Wheaton College professor who was suspended last week for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God argued Monday that her claim has been affirmed by the church for centuries and also affirmed by other Evangelical scholars.
After Wheaton political science professor Larycia Hawkins posted on her Facebook Dec. 10 that she was going to wear a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims, adding, "we worship the same God," the school placed the tenured professor on paid administrative leave on Dec. 15 as her comments appear to have violated the Evangelical institution's statement of faith.
Hawkins addressed her Facebook post in an interview with Chicago's public television WTTW on Monday in which she proclaimed that her post was in not a "theological treatise" and was really meant to be just a call for solidarity. more >>
While the true meaning of Christmas is increasingly being purged from the public square, a McDonald's in Tennessee has painted a nativity scene on the windows of the restaurant that feature the words "His name is Jesus" and "Rejoice."
A photo of the McDonald's in Spring Hill went viral last week after resident Amy Basel posted a picture on her Facebook page showing the windows' bright hand-painted nativity murals in honor of the birth of Christ.
To the left of the nativity scene features the words His name is Jesus in big white letters. To the right of the nativity scene is the word rejoice painted in huge yellow lettering. more >>
Two moderate Muslim women have decried non-Muslim females who are wearing hijabs in a show of solidarity, and argue that it only helps feed the strict interpretation of Islam that limits women's freedoms and requires them to hide their hair and faces.
After a Wheaton College professor announced earlier this month that she was going to wear a hijab throughout the Advent as a way of showing solidarity with Muslims, non-Muslim women across the country have joined the WISH (Women in Solidarity with Hijabis) movement and donned hijabs in public. Many have also posted pictures of themselves in hijabs to their various social media platforms.
As many women are wearing hijabs this holiday season with good intentions, two Muslim women who grew up in conservative Muslim families in Egypt and India wrote a Washington Post op-ed arguing that the solidarity hijab movement only hurts moderate Muslim women in their attempts to "reclaim" the religion from "the prongs of a strict interpretation" that impedes on the liberty of Muslim women. more >>