TobyMac Releases ‘Hits Deep Live’ Album, DVD

TobyMac’s latest project, Hits Deep Live, a beautifully shot concert film and live album of 16 of his biggest songs, releases Friday, Nov. 18. The album and DVD combo is the artist’s first live album in eight years and features his high-energy stage show and band performing some of his biggest songs such as “Steal My Show,” “Made To Love,” “Feel It” and “City On Our Knees.” Toby’s joined onstage by special guests, including Hollyn on the danceable”Backseat Driver” and “Funky Jesus... Read more

TRAILER: Disney’s New ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Following the success of the live-action Cinderella and The Jungle Book, Disney’s next classic reimagining is Beauty and the Beast, arriving March 17, 2017. The film, directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, features updated music from the 1991 animated film along with several new songs. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures released the full trailer this week, wowing audiences with a new take on the “tale as old as time.” Beauty and the Beast is the... Read more

Eddie Redmayne on ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ the future of the series, acting, and his Christian faith

Eddie Redmayne may be the nicest Best Actor Oscar winner that you would ever speak with. That’s not to cast aspersions or assumptions on any of the other icons who have held the golden statue, but when you speak with him in particular, you get the sense that he is genuinely bewildered and grateful yet still largely unaffected by his newfound notoriety. During our conversation last week, Redmayne was gracious, even after a string of unexpected dropped calls and he even... Read more

VIDEO: Lacrae Performs Deeply Personal ‘Can’t Stop Me Now’ on ‘Tonight Show’

Hip hop artist LaCrae recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, sharing the personal song “Can’t Stop Me Now,” accompanied by Lalah Hathaway. The deeply personal song chronicles the artist’s struggle with doubt, depression, and anxiety stemming from racial injustice in America: I’m glad that Jesus ain’t American And that’s the reason why I care again People started praying for me And homies telling me I was being arrogant I quit popping them pills And even though we get... Read more

REVIEW: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’—An Ordinary Hero With Extraordinary Faith

Light shines brightest in darkness. Perhaps that’s why so many hopeful, inspiring stories are born out of intense, painful violence. Beyond the self-sacrifice of enlisting and serving for a cause greater than them, the soldiers whose lives are tested and validated in the heat of the battle remind the world what true greatness really is. Hacksaw Ridge, a triumphant entry into World War II canon, spotlights the true story of Desmond T. Doss (played by Andrew Garfield), a devout Christian... Read more

Indie Romance ‘New Life’ Opens Today

  New Life, starring Fireproof’s Erin Bethea, opens in limited release today in markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Phoenix and Dallas. The romantic film centers a couple’s journey through the highs and lows of life. “New Life follows Ben and Ava, who meet as children, marry as young adults and together face what life brings,” Bethea said. “Audiences respond to seeing young love become something lasting and strong. We wanted to inspire audiences with love’s power, in... Read more

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Producer Terry Benedict: Desmond Doss ‘Personified’ Being Christian

Hacksaw Ridge, releasing Nov. 4, is the true story of Medal of Honor recipient Desmond T. Doss, a medic and a conscientious objector during World War II. Because of his convictions and Christian faith, Doss refused to bear arms and yet went into battle, saving more than 75 lives during the Battle of Okinawa. Directed by Mel Gibson, the film is generating a tremendous amount of buzz in both mainstream and faith-based circles for its inspiring story, and performances by... Read more

First Look: ‘The Bowden Dynasty’ Football Documentary

The Bowden Dynasty: A Story of Faith, Family & Football, taking a look at the legendary career of coach Bobby Bowden, is releasing to theaters as a one-night Fathom Event in January. Produced by John Corry, along with Rob Harvell and Brian Goodwin (ESPN Films’ The Book of Manning and I Hate Christian Laettner), the film centers on the greatest achievements of the “winningest coach in college football” and credits his faith as the key to his success. The documentary’s cast includes: Fred... Read more

Amy Grant Explores Seasons of Joy and Sadness in ‘Tennessee Christmas’

You don’t have to follow me for too long to know that I have a soft spot for Amy Grant. As a teen, when Christian music was not on my radar at all, I picked up a copy of Unguarded and it opened my eyes to a genre that could be as professionally polished as mainstream music but that also carried a spiritual element I was desperate to explore. In the years since, her songs have provided a soundtrack for... Read more

FIRST LOOK: ‘The Case For Christ’ Movie

I’ve spent the past couple of days on the set with the producers, cast and crew of the upcoming film based on Lee Strobel’s New York Times bestselling book The Case For Christ. In the next few weeks, I’ll share more specific information about who’s involved and the heartbeat behind the film, but in the meantime, the teaser trailer premiered on television, so you can get an early look for yourself. You’ll see it’s a total period piece from the... Read more