"The trailer has been viewed by 4.8 million people and we've generated 230,000 fans on Facebook -- about ten times the social media numbers for other films in this genre at this point before release," said Russell Wolfe, CEO of Pure Flix Entertainment. "With over 1,100 requests from churches for group tickets, we attribute this interest to the film's topic as well as our outstanding cast, which includes Willie and Korie Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty.'"
Despite facing a challenging time in his football career over recent seasons, Tim Tebow has assured that he is happy and well. The football star is crediting his persistently positive outlook to his faith, saying that his identity has never been defined by him being a football player, but instead comes from who he is in Jesus Christ.
"I've never found my identity in who I was as a football player. I found my identity in who I am in Christ. And when you find your identity as a Christian, then regardless of your status, or your fame, or your popularity, or your position, that never changes," Tebow told Sports Illustrated. "So the roller-coaster that the world has always looked at my life and viewed, I'm very thankful that I don't have to live it."
"They're sharing Colton's message accurately and honestly, and they're doing it incredibly well," Burpo, whose book has sold more than 8 million copies since its release in 2010, told The Christian Post on Tuesday. While the film is still in production, the author has seen the trailer (included below) and other scenes from the movie. "I think God is telling people the story," Burpo marveled.
20th Century Fox has just released the official trailer for their upcoming cinematic epic, SON OF GOD. From the producers of the history-making TV miniseries, 'The Bible,' SON OF GOD brings the story of Jesus to the big-screen, beginning with his humble birth, through his teachings, crucifixion, and ultimate resurrection. This major motion picture event is an experience to be shared among families and communities across the US, and is both powerful and inspirational. Starring Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado as Jesus, this film will leave you breathless.
Was Jesus a nice guy? Consider this: He made some shockingly exclusive claims about Himself, and nice guys just don’t do that. When Peter told Him, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God,” Jesus blessed him (Matthew 16:16-17). To a Samaritan woman, Jesus plainly declared, “I AM the Messiah!” (John 4:26). And He announced to His followers, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (14:6).
But when it came to personal relationships, Jesus was equally shocking in a very different way. No one was more inclusive. He welcomed everyone—rich or poor, good or bad, Jewish or Gentile.
Zack Lawrence, Indy Christian Review takes a look at "Taken By Grace."
Hostages, murder, revenge... fun for the whole family! Is it worth watching?
Shawn and Carrie Everett thought that their camping trip in a lonely forest would be just what they needed to reconcile and save a troubled marriage. But their dreams are shattered when they are taken hostage by a criminal intent on revenge. What follows is a terrifying journey across the country in a fight for survival, a day of reckoning and finding forgiveness. Dove approved (12+).
"Thor: The Dark World" soared at the box office to become Disney's biggest November opening ever, topping 2004's "The Incredibles," and reaching number nine for all films to come out this month. Christian reviewers explained its success as a function of truly compelling characters, who are lifelike and reflect biblical themes.
"The fascinating thing is these characters have been around for nearly fifty years, but they resonate with a modern day audience – the box office numbers were huge," Thomas Parham, co-chair and professor of Theater, Film, and Television at Azusa Pacific University, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Parham said the film's story reflects the biblical tales of Jacob and Esau, Solomon, and creation.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Chris Tomlin's awarding winning "Burning Lights" tour recently stopped in one of the South's richest musical enclaves to showcase the songs and message that have catapulted him to new heights in the Praise and Worship genre of Christian music.
Tomlin and Atlanta-based pastor Louie Giglio entertained a nearly packed house at Hope Church in Memphis, combining Tomlin's strong vocal performances of such hits as "Our God," "Whom Shall I Fear" and "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)," with the mega-pastor's message of grace and forgiveness. Giglio, who has been friends with Tomlin for over a decade, addressed the crowd with a message on the prodigal son and a message of hope for those struggling with life's challenges.
The Christian Post sat down with Tomlin prior to his mid-October performance and discussed the tour and how life on the road is different with a wife and young child at home.
SEATTLE, Nov. 19, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Just in time for the 50th anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death, a new documentary is being released exploring the beloved Christian writer's life-long struggle to find intelligent design in a world filled with cruelty, pain, and imperfection.
We have a tendency to overestimate ourselves and inflate our positive qualities. Recently, researchers asked nearly a million high school seniors to assess their leadership skills. Seventy percent rated themselves as above average, while only 2 percent rated their leadership skills below average. In another study, 94 percent of college professors rated their work above average. Psychologists call this the “illusionary superiority” effect—where we think we’re better than we really are.