The faith-based family film "Yellow Day" held its own on opening weekend and will now open in 80 additional theaters nationwide on Jan. 8.
"Yellow Day" opened Christmas Day and was the only faith-based and family film released during the holidays. The wildly imaginative film beautifully blends high-quality animation and live action depictions of true stories to reveal how God's grace changes people's lives.
"Yellow Day" chronicles a young man's life-changing journey through the Yellow Day, a miraculous day where the world is revealed as seen through the eyes of God. On this day, the young man witnesses astonishing miracles, each one teaching a lesson in faith, hope, or love. This man must learn from these miracles and confront his fears, if he is to complete his journey and be reunited with his lost love. more >>
"American Idol" has launched the careers of some of the nation's favorite Christian singers, including Mandisa, Colton Dixon and Danny Gokey. As the show enters into its final season in 2016, many artists are sharing their reflections about the experience.
The final season of "American Idol" is scheduled to premiere on Jan. 6 and the Fox network has announced that its final season will include judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. Television and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, the competition's longtime host, will also return for the show's 15th season.
News of the series coming to an end was announced in May 2015 and since that time the show's successful alumni have publicly reacted to its cancellation. According to The New York Times, at the height of its popularity, "Idol" drew over 30 million viewers. The highest season on record being season 5, which featured gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist Mandisa. more >>
Editor's Note: A previous headline wrote that Higgins was criticized for "promoting abortion." Higgins was criticized for her critique of pro-life activism but she was not promoting abortion. We apologize for the mistake.
Also, Intervarsity released a statement on Thursday explaining its inclusion of Black Lives Matter speakers and with a response from interim President Jim Lundgren, saying, "Scripture is clear about the sanctity of life. That is why I'm both pro-life and committed to the dignity of my Black brothers and sisters." You can read the full statement here.
Urbana 15 and Black Lives Matter activist Michelle Higgins are under fire from Students For Life of America for seemingly rejecting the pro-life group's exhibition request and for proclaiming disparaging remarks from the stage about the pro-life movement, respectively, earlier this week at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-sponsored student mission conference. more >>
In a video promoting the upcoming release of his book, Unashamed, Reach Records rapper Lecrae tells fans he's going to reveal the greatest regret of his life.
He not only shares that secret, along with the craziest thing that's ever happend to him, but within the 208-page book, set to release on May 3, he reveals intimate details about his difficult past, including childhood abuse, struggles with drugs and alcohol, bouts of depression, and a suicide attempt.
The book is named after a scripture Lecrae and his fellow Reach Record rappers often proclaim, which is Roman 1:16: "For I am unashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." The verse is also the inspiration behind their name, 116 clique. more >>
Even though Lolo Jones is a famous Olympic bobsledder and hurdler, she says she'll never forget how the Salvation Army helped her family when they were homeless.
The 33-year-old Christian athlete spent Christmas Eve with her mother as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army and posted the image on Twitter.
"When we were homeless @SalvationArmyUS sheltered my fam," Jones tweeted. "The money donated helps ppl all year." more >>
Social activist Michelle Higgins used the Urbana student missions platform to tackle key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, calling out the Evangelical Church in the process.
In her 30-minute address, Higgins, the director of Christian activist coalition Faith for Justice, dispelled misconceptions about Black Lives Matter and got to the core of the objectives of the movement.
"We do not want all people of color to go 'scott-free' from wrongdoing," she said. "I don't want to see people of color never arrested for anything. 'Oh, Black Lives Matter' means black folks can kill everybody and steal stuff and we're going to all go home and say, 'Well, let 'em — because of slavery.' That's not what we want. That's not what I want. What do we want? Justice. And what is justice? Justice means my baby boy, my baby girl will not be tried, condemed, sentenced and executed on the street. That is justice." more >>