Jamie Nieto, a two-time Olympic high jumper-turned-actor, has accomplished quite a bit in his life. But he faced his biggest challenge in 2016 when confronted with a life-changing injury that threatened to leave him paralyzed.
Actor Bart Johnson might have one of the most interesting stories in Hollywood. Johnson stars in the new, modern adaptation of "Little Women" as well as in the "High School Musical" franchise, but perhaps more importantly, is helping save the lives of drug addicts who are desperately in need of assistance.
"There are very few issues where you can confidently look forward 100 years and say people are going to look back at us and say we're barbarians — people are going to look back at us and say that we're engaged in an act of great moral evil," he said.
Clare Niederpruem is the director of "Little Women," a new, modern adaptation of the popular novel that is set to hit theaters on September 28. The actress-turned-director is on a mission to entertain and inspire, as she's hoping the timeless values in the film uplift audiences across the nation.
Ben Shapiro, whose signature line is, "Facts don't care about your feelings," decried the crisis of truth that seems to be plaguing the American conscience, explaining his worries that people seem more motivated today by emotion than facts.
"I arrived on scene [in New York City] six days after the collapse of the Towers ... the next morning I was on the pile," he said. "What I saw, of course, was off-scale terrible. The rubble itself was just overwhelming ... we were literally walking around in an open graveyard."
Cru Inner City has begun packing and distributing thousands of Power Packs in some of America's most impoverished areas. There are an estimated 100,000 kids in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area alone who won't have the needed resources when they start the school year.
Among the many Hollywood actors and producers fondly remembering Reynolds' life and legacy is Pure Flix founder David A.R. White, a performer who got his start working alongside Reynolds on CBS's hit show "Evening Shade," which ran from 1990-1994.
The little girl, who was forced to flee her home in Qaraqosh, Iraq, alongside her family, stunned millions of people around the world when she offered forgiveness to the ISIS militants who had permanently disrupted her life. Then, she sang a hymn about Jesus that further captured hearts.
How much does the Bible influence pop culture and modern-day life? Some people might be shocked to discover the sweeping influence that Scripture has on film, TV, music, Broadway, and even our daily sayings and proclamations.
A talent for the arts clearly runs deep in the Pratt family's DNA. Cully Pratt, Hollywood megastar Chris Pratt's older brother, recently revealed some fascinating details about the family's creative genes — and some incredible facts about his own personal journey.
Ben Carson has long been open about his deep faith in God, routinely showcasing his calm and kind demeanor as he navigates the political landscape and shares his past struggles and victories. But the man that many now know as a faithful and compassionate leader wasn't always so calm and collected.
Actor and producer Kirk Cameron is on a mission to encourage and inspire families with positive and uplifting messages. Cameron, who has become a dominant voice for truth, love and the gospel over the past two decades, recently revealed some powerful truths about the importance of establishing and maintaining a healthy marriage.
Mark Batterson, pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C., and author of "Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God," recently explained this dynamic. The preacher said that God wants people to be close to Him and to "hear His heart as well as His voice."
When it comes to creating a legacy, many people's minds turn to power, wealth and materialism — elements that too often become primary motivators. But Jackie Green, daughter-in-law of Hobby Lobby founder David Green, and her daughter, Lauren Green McAfee, are on a mission to transform the way people think about the legacy they leave behind.