NEW YORK — On the red carpet of the premiere of "Hacksaw Ridge" at the Sheen Center on Wednesday, Academy Award-winning actor and director Mel Gibson talked about Christian World World II hero Desmond Doss, and the amazing example he set by sticking to his convictions and turning the other cheek.
"Hacksaw Ridge" is based on the extraordinary true story of Doss, played by Andrew Garfield ("The Amazing Spider Man"), who served in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle in the Pacific and miraculously saved 75 men without firing a shot.
Doss served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army but refused to kill or carry a weapon into combat because of his personal beliefs as a Seventh-day Adventist. Consequently, he thought it was fitting to become a medic during the war. more >>
Evangelist Ray Comfort has said that although most people in the world believe they are good, failing to acknowledge one's own sins is a sure way to point out people who need urgent biblical correction.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Comfort cited Proverbs 20:6, which reads: "Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?"
He suggested that even people who don't believe in the Bible would agree with the verse, and claimed that "almost every human being thinks that they are morally good." more >>
Tim Tebow is helping his father reveal a recent Parkinson's diagnosis to the world, and says the disease isn't going to stop either of them from spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
On the heels of releasing his second book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms, Tebow says his emotions were shaken to the core after discovering that his father has Parkinson's disease. The 29-year-old NFL player-turned-professional baseball hopeful is opening up about learning that his missionary father, Bob Tebow, was diagnosed with the disorder that is known to cause excessive tremors and affect the central nervous system.
"My dad has Parkinson's disease. He was diagnosed last spring," Tim told People magazine before explaining the emotions that ran through him after finding out. "It wasn't a good night. I got really emotional." more >>
The Jeannie Ortega of today, a devoted wife and Christian recording artist debuting her upbeat and lyrical first full-length Christian studio album, Love Changed Me, isn't the Jeannie Ortega of yesterday. Her turbulent childhood and her walk with Christ have shaped someone altogether new.
From thoughts of suicide, exposure to a religion that involved witchcraft, and being surrounded by an entertainment industry riddled with sex and drugs, Ortega would not allow Satan to distract her from the true purpose that God had for her life — not even the enticements that might accompany a Billboard Top 25 pop star with a certified gold song.
A major distraction in Ortega's life was the religion Santeria, a form of witchcraft that originated in Africa that involves the conjuring of spirits through chanting and the offering of sacrifices like food and drink. As a child the religion had been a significant part of Ortega's family life and was a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Faith, however, would lead Jeannie down a different path. more >>
The upcoming film "The Case for Christ," based on Lee Strobel's best-selling book of the same name, will make its big screen debut in spring 2017 and will take viewers along his journey from atheism to faith.
The film will explore Strobel's journey as an unwavering atheist who used his skills as an award-winning investigative journalist to try and disprove Christianity. His findings, however, led him to become a believer in Christ.
According to the film's synopsis, the movie "draws on the true story of Lee and Leslie Strobel, whose marriage struggled mightily as her growing faith collided with his determined atheism. The dramatic retelling of their journey offers heart and a human touch on the in-depth research Lee Strobel conducted." more >>
Candace Cameron Bure is celebrating the achievement of getting Whoopi Goldberg to pray to God during an episode of "The View" earlier this week.
During a segment on ABC's "The View" on Wednesday, co-hosts Bure, Goldberg, Joy Behar and Jedediah Bila talked about a debate between Fox News host Megyn Kelly and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who sparred over whether sexual assault allegations against former president Bill Clinton — in which he paid former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones $850,000 in a sexual harassment lawsuit case — were as import for the media to cover as allegations of sexual harassment against Donald Trump, who has said his accusers are all liars.
The conversation between the ladies on "The View" led to a discussion about the negative coverage Trump has received in the media until Bure changed the subject to the topic of singer Sheryl Crow, a Hillary Clinton supporter who was a guest on the show Oct. 3, and her petition on Change.org to shorten the presidential campaign season to six months, after what she says has been as an "extremely damaging" 2016 campaign. more >>