The movie industry has a long history of casting white actors to play African and Middle Eastern Bible characters. But religious audiences can witness a stark departure from this trend when Sony’s “War Room” hits theaters on August 28.
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Hillsong Church says they are a “gay welcoming” congregation, even though they are not gay affirming. Hillsong pastor Carl Lents explains how they are attempting to think through and navigate this difficult issue.
The church says the gay celebrities can’t serve as leaders and don’t support their ‘lifestyle.’ But Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly aren’t going anywhere. It’s a love story.
Eve Tushnet is a popular blogger and author of “Gay and Christian.” But is she missing something about the uniqueness and importance of erotic intimacy?
Ridley Scott said he couldn’t make a film starring “Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such.” But when his adaptation of “Killing Jesus” debuts this week, a Lebanese-born Muslim will star as Jesus.
“When I started, I was using these people in Korea to fulfill my aspirations to go to Sundance, but I found something much great” says Brian Ivie, director of “The DropBox.” His critically-acclaimed movie has made him a major player in a burgeoning faith film industry.
On CNN, RNS’ Jonathan Merritt discusses Exodus’ race problem, which he believes may have contributed to its underwhelming opening weekend.
“Exodus” director and lead actor discuss concerns religious moviegoers will undoubtedly have about some of the film’s more controversial moments.