NEW YORK — Christians seeking family-friendly entertainment for their children will be able to do so without commercial interruption in the comfort of their living rooms with the new streaming service, Dove channel.
The platform functions much like Netflix, except it solely focuses on streaming faith-based and family friendly content. It will also give lesser-known filmmakers an outlet to release their movies and shows.
Cinedigm, a leading content distributor in the U.S., has partnered with The Dove Foundation, an organization which has specialized in rating movies for family friendliness for over 25 years, to launch the new service. more >>
A Louisiana megachurch pastor and his family are mourning the loss of his 20-year-old son who died after his motorcycle crashed into a car that was pulling out of a private driveway last Friday.
Wesley Ravenholl Aranza, the son of Jacob and Michelle Aranza, who lead Our Savior's Church, Lafayette and Broussard, died Friday after his 2010 Honda motorcycle collided with the vehicle, according to KLFY. Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pastor Chris Lerma of Our Savior's Church remembered Wesley as a talented musician and said the entire church community has rallied around their grieving pastor and his family. more >>
NEW YORK — Some Christians are more comfortable being in the church than they are being the Church, and are sometimes fired up about serving but reluctant about sacrificing. These are two things that have to change, especially when it come to discipling youth, according to a director for a national outreach organization that focuses on reaching young people on their turf and in their culture.
"There [are] not that many that are called to this. There's not a line of people waiting to do urban youth ministry, let's keep it real. … Ain't that many people," said Luma Haddad, the Young Life urban area director for San Diego South Bay.
Haddad, who works with Latino, black, and Filipino teenagers in junior high and high school, made those remarks Sept. 12 at the Urban Youth Workers Institute's RELOAD one-day training event held at Bay Ridge Christian Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The event, which included various presentations and workshops from urban ministry leaders, was tailored toward equipping and encouraging those who work with youth. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" newlyweds John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson recently shared what they believe to be the secret to a lasting marriage, two months after they exchanged vows in a televised wedding.
While some critics have openly questioned the couple's decision to marry at ages 19, John Luke believes that it's one's commitment to faith, and not age, that determines the success of any marriage. The pair said "I do" in a country-style wedding at the Robertson family farm in West Monroe, Louisiana, on June 27, and they recently settled into their new lives together as college students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
"As far as relationships and marriage goes, we've discovered that the ones that put God first in their relationship last and the ones who put themselves first don't," John Luke said, according to Richmond.com. more >>
A Tennessee pastor is encouraging Christian parents to tell their children to "take an F" in their world history classes as a way to stand up against what he claims is the school district's attempt at indoctrinating and brainwashing students with Islam.
The Tennessean reports that Pastor Greg Locke, of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, posted a video on Facebook last week that he recorded on the grounds of West Wilson Middle School where he explains that there's growing concern within his congregation that Wilson County Schools' middle school world studies curriculum unfairly favors Islam.
Locke asserted that the history book includes roughly 28 pages on Islam, while it includes only about "a half-page of watered down Christianity." more >>
Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders stressed the need for "common ground" on economic issues with his mostly non-like-minded audience at Liberty University.
Speaking as an honored guest at the Evangelical Christian private school's Monday morning convocation, Sanders mentioned that he and most of his audience strongly disagreed on hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage.
"I came here today because I believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse," said Sanders. more >>