Jakes' International Faith and Family Film Festival aims to provide a significant value-add to the discussion of how faith-based filmmakers should proceed with producing and marketing films to Christian and mainstream audiences.
The most important lesson of The Passion of the Christ was not that people are clamoring to watch faithfully pedantic retellings of Bible stories, but that some of the greatest stories ever told deserve to be told with an artistic flair.
The deftness with which Charley Lerrigo has turned the assumptions and expectations of contemporary Christians upside down and inside out is a joy to behold, not only for his theatrical craft but for his brilliant use of character development.
Scott Stapp's book, Sinner's Creed is brutally honest and pulls no punches. It's about one man coming to terms with the incongruity of the vocation he's chosen and the faith he refuses to give up. Stapp's tale is authentically rock and roll.
Researchers found that "religion is practiced largely within race" and as such, "religious in-group identity promotes general ethnocentrism." This study focused on white Protestants, but the researchers believe that their findings apply to other groups.