The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Fall TV Lineup Includes New Shows for Christians to Love, and Few They Won't
Septemeber is here, and with it comes the new fall television lineup. The runaway success of shows like 'The Bible' and 'A.D' means that this season's new shows continue to try to tap into Biblical stories and themes. While some of these series aim to delight Christian audiences with epic, big-budget Bible stories designed to fit the small-screen, other new shows will surely drive Christian audiences away with their shocking take on both ancient and modern morality. BREATHEcast ranks some of this year's new television shows from inspiring (THE GOOD), mildly offensive (THE BAD) and downright sacrilegous (THE UGLY).
The name Gay Talese is synonymous with the golden age of journalism, and a name that comes to mind when one thinks of the greatest writers to ever live. Talese has single-handedly penned some of the finest narrative journalism the world has ever seen, whether it be about stray cats in the 1950s, the life of true crime family gangsters, or the incredibly revealing “Frank Sinatra has a Cold.” The man who interview profiled everyone from Muhammad Ali to Pope Paul II never had the chance to interview Jesus Christ Himself, but BREATHEcast wanted to know just what the best of all time would look for in a story.
Kendrick Brothers Release 'War Room' in Theaters Tomorrow; Film Inspires Families to Fight With the Right Weapon [VIDEO]
Faith-based family drama 'War Room' hits theater tomorrow August 28th. The highly anticipated fifth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous, Facing the Giants, Flywheel) showcases the power fighting your toughest battles in prayer.
Singer Angie Stone Sits Down With Daughter for First Time After Violent Altercation on New Bishop 'T.D. Jakes Show' [VIDEO]
For the first time publicly, Angie Stone and her daughter sat down together to discuss their brutal fight that happened earlier this year, one which left Angie arrested, and her daughter missing teeth and publicly bashing her mom on Facebook.
Don Piper Recounts Vivid Experience in Heaven; Upcoming '90 Minutes In Heaven' Movie Will Encourage People to Live a Better Life [INTERVIEW]
The '90 Minutes in Heaven' film is the stirring story of Don Piper, who died in a highway accident, experienced heaven and returned, hits theaters Sept. 11, 2015. In a recent interview Piper described his experience in Heaven.
Rapper Andy Mineo Addresses 'Unacceptable' Behavior by Christians Who Attack Homosexuals for Their Sin [SEE HERE]
Andy Mineo is gearing up to release his sophomore album Uncomfortable in September and in a recent interview on Sway in the morning he explained a line off of his song of the dame title, which touches the subject of homosexuality and the way some Christians react.
CBN Spotlights Gospel Singer Bryan Andrew Wilson on Anniversary of Popular 'His Eye is on the Sparrow' Rendition [VIDEO]
This week CBN News spotlights Dove and Stellar Award nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Andrew Wilson on the 20th anniversary of his now legendary rendition of “His Eye is on the Sparrow” with The Mississippi Children’s Choir when he was ten years old.
'Good or God?' By Best-Selling Author John Bevere Debuts at No. 1 on Amazon’s Christian Charts [VIDEO]
The highly anticipated book “Good or God?: Why Good Without God Isn’t Enough” by world-renowned speaker and best-selling author John Bevere, makes its debut as the No. 1 Bestseller on Amazon’s Christian Ministry & Church Leadership List.
Inspirational Movie 'Where Hope Grows' Comes to DVD & Shatters Stereotypes With Down Syndrome Lead Actor [EXCLUSIVE CLIP]
'WHERE HOPE GROWS' DVD arrives on Digital HD August 11 and on Blu-rayTM (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand August 25 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Hillsong Church has been the center of much media scrutiny as of late for having an openly gay couple serving in their New York Church and now that both senior Pastor Brian Houston and New York Pastor Carl Lentz have both clarified the rumors; Christians find themselves divided on the matter.
JESUSFREAKHIDEOUT.COM Celebrates 19 Years With Release Of Fifth Volume Of Indie Music Compilation Series [LISTEN HERE]
JesusFreakHideout.com, one of the pioneers of Christian music media on the web that has helped to pave the way for similar media outlets, is celebrating 19 years online today. To celebrate, the JFH team is releasing the next installment of their popular free indie mp3 compilation Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Five.
Hillsong NY on Homosexuals' in Leadership at Church; Carl Lentz Would Rather Be 'Misunderstood' Than Reach None [SEE HERE]
A recent report made its way around the web about Hillsong New York that claimed an openly gay couple was leading the popular church's choir. Although Senior Pastor Brian Houston released a statement putting those rumors to rest, NY's pastor Carl Lentz is now saying they are not in leadership but they are still serving in the church.
Ridgerock Entertainment Group and P23 Entertainment Inc. announce the January 8, 2016 theatrical release ofTHE MASKED SAINT through Freestyle Releasing.
Chris Tomlin's 'Worship Night In America' Concert Recap: Kari Jobe, Matt Redman, Max Lucado & Thousands Worship and Pray in MSG [VIDEOS]
BREATHEcast was in attendance over the weekend as popular worship leader Chris Tomlin gathered some of his closest friends to worship Jesus on New York Cities iconic Madison Square Garden arena stage. The night was filled with true worship as thousands cried out to God in one spirit of adoration.
Lecrae Poses Sincere Question to Fans: Asks Why People Embrace Dialog About Abortion & Isis But Avoid Racial Injustice [VIDEO]
With cases such as Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and now Sandra Band and Samuel DuBose, racial tension amongst authorities and black Americans is on an all time high. In a recent social media video post, rapper Lecrae, who is a Christian voice in the Hip-Hop community, posed a sincere question to his followers concerning it all.
Every summer has them: those songs that, years later, bring to mind memories of the season that they were radio staples. And this year will be no different, with new music from TobyMac, Crowder, and Hillsong UNITED among the songs that are inescapable on Christian radio stations this summer. BREATHEcast takes a look at what we believe will be the songs that define the summer of 2015.
Bringing clarity to all the rumors of the actor portraying Hal Jordan in DC/Warner Bros. 'Green Lantern Corps' movie is The Wrap that confirms Chris Pine's casting in 'Wonder Woman.'
Hulk Hogan's Racist Rant Occurred Before 'Conversion' to God; Wrestler Apologizes for Sex Tape & Tirade
Hulk Hogan, arguably the most popular wrestler that the WWE has ever featured, is no stranger to controversy, but the roller-coaster of events that has rocked his life over the past year in particular has brought the anti-Hogan diatribe to a fever pitch.
TLC Series 'Answered Prayers' With Host Roma Downey Series Premiere: Episode Provided Real-Life Proof of Power of Prayer [WATCH HERE]
The new series 'Answered Prayers' premiered last night on TLC and the exploration of modern-day miracles hosted by Roma Downey ("The Bible Series," "Son of God," "AD," "Touched by an Angel") leaves the viewer wanting more.
Gospel Singer & Pastor Donnie McClurkin Confronts Racial Violence In America; Calling it a 'Hellish Assault' on Human Race [SEE HERE]
With the continued deaths of black Americans by police authorities or racially charged terrorists, many have spoken out. Popular gospel singer and pastor Donnie McClurkin took to social media with a cry for something to be done about it.
Chris Tomlin’s 'Worship Night in America' Is a Dream Come True; Singer Aims to Unite Body Of Christ [INTERVIEW]
Chris Tomlin is about to embark a dream project of his with his upcoming tour 'Worship night in America'. BREATHEcast caught up with the popular worship leader to discuss what this passion project will consist of and the different approach he and his guest performers will take to worship together.
Should Christians React to Controversial Photographer Michael Stokes Posing of Military Veteran Amputee in Jesus Pose'? [SEE HERE]
A new collection of photographs by Michael Stokes seeks to shine a spotlight on courage, sacrifice, and strength of United States' veterans. The controversial photo depicts an injured veteran named BT Urruela posing with his arms outstretched and his body suspended in air, in a pose mean to recall the crucifixion of Jesus.
Where are They Now? Alternative Christian Rock Bands of the '90s: Caedmon's Call, Sixpence None the Richer, Smalltown Poets
The early 2000s were the ultimate heyday for emergent and alternative rock music -- and with bands like Sixpence None the Richer, Smalltown Poets, and Caedmon's Call tearing up the charts, Christian music was no exception. But, with some notable exceptions, many of the biggest alternative rock acts of that time period have either dropped from the radar or disappeared altogether. BREATHEcast reports on what became of some of Christian music's most popular bands.
MercyMe Unveils Fall Tour & Announces MercyMe, 'It’s Christmas!' As Single 'Flawless' Hits No.1 [VIDEO]
GRAMMY nominated band MercyMe has unveiled dates for their fall "Greater Than Tour," kicking off this October, as well as MercyMe, It's Christmas! set to debut on October 9.
When Brady Toops, a Christian musician based out of Nashville, met Britt Nillson, and aspiring actress and Bachelor and Bachelorette alum, there seemed to be a real soul connection from the moment their eyes met. And when Brady chose to leave the show to pursue Britt off-camera in a grand romantic gesture, fans were really rooting for the two to make it work. But it was not to be. News broke last week that after nearly two months of dating, Toops and Nilsson decided to end their romance. They both acknowledged the spiritual growth that their brief relationship fostered and their plan to remain friends on their individual social media accounts.
New TLC Series 'Answered Prayers' Hosted by Roma Downey Premieres July 26; Will Prove Real-Life Power of Prayer [VIDEO]
TLC explores modern-day miracles with ANSWERED PRAYERS, an all-new series hosted by celebrated actress and producer Roma Downey ("The Bible Series," "Son of God," "AD," "Touched by an Angel").
Jennifer Garner, Hayden Christensen, Queen Latifah, & More's New Films Add to Genre of 'Heaven Tourism'
It's wasn't exactly a typical Hollywood producer's dream to produce a film that caters to Christian audiences. But after the huge box office success of the film adaptaion of 'Heaven is for Real' last year, Hollywood execs took notice. With two more major motion pictures set to depict living people's experiences with heaven, this genre of "heaven tourism" doesn't show any signs of slowing down. And with these new films, there is big-time talent like Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth attached.
Kim & Kanye's Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr Debuts New Book 'Sandcastle Kings'; A Step by Step Journey For The Spiritually Bankrupt [SEE HERE]
Known around the world as the pastor who performed the wedding ceremony for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Rich Wilkerson Jr. explains why all the material success in the world won't make you happy or fill the void in your heart through his debut book.
Hillsong UNITED packs arenas and tops the charts consistently in the United States. Their trademark combination of beckoning, ethereal worship songs and heart-stirring altar calls has built quite a following, and the band has fans of all types looking forward to their next single. Interestingly, one particular audience that Hillsong UNITED seems to have hit a chord with has more influence than the rest: the coveted demographic of young Hollywood.
'19 Kids and Counting' Cancelled by TLC; Duggar Family Responds with Statement & Helps with Sexual Abuse Documentary
Following over two months of controversy and speculation, TLC has announced that '19 Kids and Counting', the hit show chronicling the daily lives of the Duggar family, is officially cancelled. The network will not be filming new episodes, nor will they air re-runs of the show.
Worship Leader Darlene Zschech Responds to Critics for Slamming Her Vatican Performance for Pope’s Event [SEE POST]
Well-known worship leader and now cancer survivor Darlene Zschech was overwhelmed by the amount of negative comments she received from Christians after performing at the Vatican this month and took to her blog to respond to her critics.
'Bringing Up Bates' Daughters Erin & Michaella Face Baby & Wedding Challenges in Episode 207 [EXCLUSIVE CLIP]
The Bringing Up Bates series is back with all-new episodes exclusively on UP and in this BREATHEcast exclusive sneak peek we are given a glimpse into Erin's pregnancy and Michaella's wedding planning complications in episode 207.
'Amazing Grace' On Broadway – the Visually Stunning, Inspirational & Racial Reconciling Story of John Newton's Life [REVIEW]
'Amazing Grace' on Broadway is an unforgettable experience that will wow the critics, captivate the crowd, and inspire people to pursue love and freedom despite racial tensions in the country. [WARNING SPOILERS BELOW]
John Hagee's 'Four Blood Moons' Tops Christian DVD Sales; Pastor Says Events Will ‘Change World’ & End ‘Dispensation of God’s Grace’ [VIDEO]
Based on John Hagee's New York Times best-selling book and a hit with moviegoers nationwide, the gripping docu-drama FOUR BLOOD MOONS launches on DVD with strong sales. With 32,673 DVDs sold, FOUR BLOOD MOONS was the top-selling DVD at CBA retailers in its first two weeks.
Are Christians Being Mocked by Television Writers? New Programs Offer Morally Irresponsible and Darker Plots
It's been a refrain so oft-repeated that it borders on cliche; Christians feeling personally offended by the plots they see portrayed on television. However, as new programs become progressively darker, with less focus on uplifting the viewer and more exploration of moral ambiguity, it appears that perhaps the Christian viewing audience has a point.
Tye Tribbett Launches 'Hate Won't Win' Benefit Concert in Honor of Charleston Church Massacre [VIDEO]
The June 17th Charleston Church Massacre has prompted Grammy Award winning recording artist Tye Tribbett to launch a "Hate Won't Win" concert to benefit the families of the nine people who were shot to death in that tragic incident.
International Business Woman Provides Insight to Holocaust in Middle East & Calls Churches to Unite in Prayer [VIDEO]
BREATHEcast sat down with esteemed international businesswoman Uta Dammann to discuss the urgent need for prayer concerning the corruption in Iraq and America's national security.
Pastor Charles Jenkins To Launch 2-Hour, Weekly ‘Inspired People Radio’ Show On Rejoice Musical Soul Food Network [VIDEO]
GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and Inspired People recording artist Pastor Charles Jenkins has conquered the music world with two back-to-back #1 best-selling gospel albums (His latest "Any Given Sunday" and his 2012 debut "The Best of Both Worlds") and now he's aiming to make a major impact on the radio airwaves.
World’s Gone to Hell? Newsboys Singer Michael Tait Says Times Are Crazy As He Spreads Good News in NYC’s Radio City [VIDEO]
The Luis Palau foundation has successfully brought hundreds of thousands together in New York City during the summer months to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. During one of the biggest events held at Radio City Music Hall, Michael Tait of the Newsboys testifies of God's goodness and says the world may have once been going to hell in a hand basket but now that basket is gone and everything is crazy.
Just a few short months ago, the Duggars seemed to have it all. Their long-running television show, '19 Kids and Counting', was experiencing a rating boom thanks to the influx of weddings and births in the family's storyline (Jill Duggar's televised wedding alone brought in 4.4 million viewers). With speaking gigs and public appearances lined up through the summer around the country, it was no surprise that everyone from presidential candidates to pop culture magazines saw face time with the Duggars as a valuable opportunity for nationwide exposure. Then came the bombshell: Josh Duggar, the family's eldest son and one of the franchise faces of the Duggar television show, had confessed to molesting his own sisters, as well as another unnamed victim, while he was a teenager living at home.
Evangelist Ray Comfort Says Homosexuals Were Born Gay; Claiming All People Have Sinful Nature But Some Choose to Give in [INTERVIEW]
BREATHEcast caught up with well-known evangelist Ray Comfort to talk about his new film 'Audacity' in which he confronts the delicate subject of homosexuality and Christianity.
'90 Minutes in Heaven' Film Starring Kate Bosworth & Hayden Christensen Gets Distribution; Movie Tells Near-Death Story of Don Piper [TRAILER]
90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN-the stirring story of Don Piper, who died in a highway accident, experienced heaven and returned to face severe physical, emotional and spiritual challenges-has landed a distribution deal with Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Duck Dynasty's Si Robertson Glorifies Being a 'Jesus Freak'; 'Faith of Our Fathers' Actors Talk War, Love & Peace [INTERVIEW]
Actors of the new film 'Faith of Our Fathers' Si Robertson and Kevin Downes opened up about being a Jesus Freak in times like these in America while promoting their new movie.
UP Debuts 'Playin For Love' Movie Exclusively Sunday July 12; Film Stars Robert Townsend, Jenifer Lewis & More [VIDEO]
Acclaimed filmmaker Robert Townsend (The Five Heartbeats, Hollywood Shuffle) stars, directs, produces and co-wrote script with Michelle Amor and Cheryl L. West for the UP Premiere Movie Playin' for Love, a romantic comedy about life on and off the basketball court. It's a story about a successful high school coach who gets a superstar player - and the mom who tries to take over the team.
Successful Celebrity Gossip Blogger Call it Quits & Decides to Follow God's Plan to Do Positive, Meaningful Content [VIDEO]
Necole Kane paved a way for herself with her celebrity gossip blog NecoleB******.com . Gaining much mainstream recognition, the successful entrepreneur has now decided to change course and follow "God's Bigger" plan for her life.