TheBlaze on Faith

By TheBlaze | Weekly resource for faith-themed news. Curated by faith editor Billy Hallowell.

Advocacy Group Skewers 5 Companies That It Claims Exclude Christian Consumers With Tough Public Challenge: ‘Walk Your Talk or Stop Talking’

An advocacy group that works to “achieve marketplace and workplace equality” for faith-driven consumers is offering a public challenge to five companies that are known for touting diversity, but that purportedly don’t extend that same treatment to the Christian community.<p>Faith Driven Consumer …

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Filmmaker Is Hoping His New Thriller Does Far More Than Simply Entertain: We Want to ‘Start a Conversation’

When filmmaker Nicholas DiBella set out to pen the script for his most recent film titled, “Wildflower,” he said that he ended up with a decent recipe for an entertaining feature — but that there was one key ingredient that seemed to be missing.<p>That’s when DiBella employed the knowledge and …

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Prominent Ex-Muslim Was Asked if Islam Is a Peaceful Religion. Here’s His Response.

Well-known author and Christian speaker Nabeel Qureshi has widely discussed his conversion from Islam to Christianity, and his realization, as he says, that “Islam really is violent at its core.”<p>Qureshi, author of the new book “Answering Jihad,” recently told TheBlaze that “radicalization is on the …

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Scientist and Hollywood Producer Reveals Personal Revelation About the Big Bang and Creation After Working on Morgan Freeman’s ‘Story of God’

Lori McCreary, executive producer of the new National Geographic Channel series “The Story of God With Morgan Freeman,” recently told TheBlaze about a key theological debate that “settled” for her after completing the faith-focused TV project.<p>McCreary, who joined James Younger and Morgan Freeman in …

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Pastor Says Churches Have ‘Done a Disastrous Job Dealing With Homosexuality.’ Here’s His Take on Exactly What the Bible Says About Gay Relationships.

Pastor Landon Schott is stepping into the ever-contentious battle over what the Bible has to say about homosexuality, releasing a new book that he’s hoping will motivate Christians to both discuss the complex issue — and take action.<p>Pastor Landon Schott is out with a new book about homosexuality …

Apologetics
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God
Conservative POV

X-Files Star’s Emotional Reaction to Movie About Child Sex Slaves: ‘This Film Will End [Human] Trafficking’

Actress Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame spoke at the United Nations headquarters this week to shine some light on the growing global crisis of human trafficking, specifically the selling of young girls as sex slaves.<p>Image source: Soldthemovie.com<p>Anderson stars in “Sold,” a movie highlighting the …

Human Trafficking
Fundamentalism
Hotels

Parents’ Biggest Concerns About Movie Content Revealed — and You Might Be Surprised Where ‘Graphic Violence’ Falls on the List

A new survey about kids and movie content found that parents are more concerned about sex and nudity than they are language and violence.<p>The Classification & Rating Administration, which provides the movie-rating system that is jointly run by the Motion Picture Association of America and the …

Conservative POV

This Has the Vast Majority of Evangelicals Convinced That the Biblical ‘End Times Are Nearer’

A new survey found that the vast majority of evangelical Christians believe that violence across the Middle East “is a sign that the end times are nearer,” according to a new survey from the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.<p>The study, titled, “American Attitudes Toward the Middle East and …

Apologetics
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Theology
Israel

He Was Studying to Become a Doctor. But Here’s What This Grammy-Winning Singer Says God Did to Change All That.

Chris Tomlin has won a Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards and 21 Dove Awards, but the highly accomplished Christian singer told <i>The Church Boys</i> podcast that he originally never intended to become a popular Christian musician and, instead, was once studying to be a doctor.<p>“It wasn’t something I was …

Conservative POV
Atheism
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Mysterious Signs Appear — and They Have a Pointed Message About Saying ‘Merry Christmas’

A confounding Christmas mystery has returned to Redmond, Washington, with residents and local leaders once again surprised to find signs popping up around town that read, “It’s OK To Say Merry Christmas.”<p>It’s at least the fourth year that the green signs — which also include text from Romans 1:16, …

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