EchoLight Studios, which released last year's adaptation of Max Lucado's "The Christmas Candle", told Deadline that the studio made the decision as a strategic attempt to draw the masses into churches.
The collective heart of a Central Kentucky community opened wide for an 18-year-old high school senior after his mother and father died just weeks apart and saddled him with the burden of paying for their funerals.
Just two years ago, conservative Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy infuriated LGBT activists when he publicly voiced his support for traditional marriage. As his company gets ready to expand into the more liberal northeast, however, Cathy is on a campaign to show the public that he has found a wiser way.
As a follow-up to Rick Warren's ground-breaking conference on mental health and the Church, CP asked Executive Editor Richard Land to interview Dr. Rebekah Land, his wife and a Christian psychologist with over 40 years' experience as a therapist, on the conference and to ask her what a new focus on psychological illness might mean for the Church universal.
For most Christians, Easter is much more than Easter egg hunts and new Sunday clothing to wear to church. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. For the most part, Christians in the West flock to churches in safety.
The Pharisees hated that so many people believed the man standing before them was the Messiah. This Galilean commoner had no pedigree. Sure, he might astound people with inexplicable wisdom, but surely he was not the returning king—for what would that make them?
His wife, two children and the entire spiritual flock of Pastor Robert McKeehan, 42, are now locked in grief after the leader of Community Bible Church in High Point, N.C., was found hanging in his home in an apparent suicide Friday, according to local police.
Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Think about it this way: there are just over 10,000 Starbucks and well over 300,000 churches! So Starbucks can saturate the United States with caffeinated drinks but almost 30x's more churches can't saturate the United States with the Living Water. Seriously?
We read the story (or hear the sermons) and sing the song and make this whole account about Joshua and how he bravely fought the battle of Jericho and how as a result of his great faith, the walls came tumbling down and he led his people into the Promised Land. And then we turn it into nothing more than a moral lesson. When we read the story of Joshua this way, we demonstrate that we've completely missed the hinge on which this story turns.