Connect with us


Kelsey Grammer to Star in ‘Jesus Revolution’ Film Based on Spiritual Revival That Changed America



Actor Kelsey Grammer will star in the true story of a national spiritual awakening that took place in Southern California during the 1960s and 1970s.

The film is titled Jesus Revolution and it revolves around Pastor Greg Laurie who set out to redefine truth. He ended up meeting a hippie street preacher named Lonnie Frisbee, who will be portrayed by The Chosen’s Jonathan Roumie.

Laurie and Frisbee connect with Grammer’s character, Pastor Chuck Smith, who opens up his church to other hippies and seekers. A great spiritual revival occurs at the church, leading to the Jesus Revolution.

Smith, the real-life pastor of Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, served as a mentor to Laurie.

“I don’t think we necessarily knew we were a part of history, but we knew we were part of something very special,” said Laurie in a video about the film. “Thousands of young people were coming to Christ and being baptized. We called it the Jesus movement.”

Laurie later founded Harvest Christian Fellowship, in Riverside, California, now one of the largest churches in America. The church has sponsored its local SoCal Harvest event for 31 years, making it one of the longest-running evangelistic events in the nation, and attended by millions of people.

During an interview with Christian Headlines, Grammer said he was honored to be part of the project.

“Jesus has been a profound influence in my life. I am proud to be a part of this film,” Grammer said.

Grammer, a Christian, is well known for the character of Frasier Crane that he played for 20 years in the television series “Frasier” and “Cheers.”

“Jesus Revolution” is a Kingdom Story film in collaboration with Lionsgate. Filmmaker Jon Erwin of I Can Only Imagine and American Underdog is directing the new film.

Erwin explained the movie highlights a unique time in history.

“It was a time of fear and doubts in a generation that was looking for all the right things but in the wrong places … came to the end of themselves,” he said. “It was just a powerful move of God that was undeniable and it shaped culture and it shaped America. We haven’t experienced anything like it.”

Additional actors starring in the film include Joel Courtney, Anna Grace Barlow, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

Erwin noted that he was delighted with the list of cast members and excited to see how their performance recaptures the powerful faith movement.

“We’re thrilled by the incredible cast that has come together,” Erwin said. “The movie is set in a very specific time and place, but the theme of finding a deeper meaning to life, in the midst of a fractured and broken world, is timeless. In his iconic performances, Kelsey has a proven ability to connect with audiences in a real, vulnerable way, which will make him a tremendous presence in this film.”

Filming for “Jesus Revolution” begins this month in Mobile, AL, then moves to Los Angeles in April. It is scheduled for release in 2023.


‘Fast and Furious’ actor Lucas Black says role in new Christian film was an answer to prayer



Hollywood actor Lucas Black, who’s best known for his roles in “The Fast and The Furious” franchise and “NCIS: New Orleans,” took a break from his roles in mainstream entertainment three years ago and said his latest role in a new Pure Flix film was an answer to prayer.

Black is the star of the new family-friendly film “Legacy Peak,” now streaming exclusively on Pure Flix.

In 2019, Black finished working on “NCIS: New Orleans” after 125 episodes when he made the decision to leave the series “to spend more time with family” and connect with his “Heavenly Father.”

“There were plenty of days where I would go to work and they would still be asleep, and I would come home and they’d be already in bed,” Black told The Christian Post. “The first three seasons … I’d be working 70 hours a week. I’m just fortunate throughout my career, I’ve recognized that that kind of schedule and the way the entertainment business is run, and a lot of temptations that come with it, can be really destructive to families’ lives and your relationship with others.

“It takes a lot of discipline, a lot of godly people around you to hold you accountable,” he added.

Those concerns were some of the reasons why Black decided to step away and take time off to “reflect and rest.” Soon after, he was introduced to this new faith-filled film.

“We were praying what the next step was going to be,” Black said of himself and his wife. “We saw a huge culture shift here in America and for a long time, movies coming out of Hollywood and in entertainment undermined the fatherhood role.”

Their prayers were answered when he attended a homeschool convention and met Pastor Eric Ludy who spoke to Black about the script for “Legacy Peak.”

“I read it, my wife read it, and she comes to me with tears in her eyes and says, ‘I don’t know why you wouldn’t be a part of this project.’” he recalled, explaining why he wanted to take the role. “It’s one that really sheds a good light on fathers. It shows the need for a good earthly father. It shows how we can find our fulfillment and love from our Heavenly Father, and it really is one that’s going to empower the nuclear family, and especially fathers out there.”

“Legacy Peak” is about a man named Jason who “wants nothing more than to have his girlfriend’s kids like him. But when a perfectly planned trip to a mountain cabin falls apart, the ensuing adventure could tear them apart or bring them closer than they ever imagined. Together they’ll discover how to trust again and what it means to be a family,” the synopsis reads.

Black plays Jason and the rest of the cast includes: Todd Terry, Ina Barron, Kyleigh M. Bakker and Roman Engle.

“My character gets to use masculine traits to really protect the innocent, and provide for them and show transparency to connect with the kids in a special way,” Black told.

“I’m super blessed to be a part of it. It was an answered prayer, for me and my family just to have something come to us like this. God orchestrated the whole thing.”

Black didn’t always have such strong Christian convictions, however. Although he was raised in a Christian home where he was taken to church every Sunday, he strayed from the Lord in his 20s, when he was trying to do the Christian walk alone while working in the entertainment industry.

“I really didn’t have a strong spiritual family or godly men that I can do a Bible study with, or do life with that really hold me accountable,” he said.

Early in 2015, Black became intentional about reading the Bible and said he was “convicted by the Holy Spirit” which helped him dedicate himself to God. He eventually became involved in a church and a Men’s Bible study which held him accountable.

“That’s really when my relationship with the Lord took on a whole new level. All the chapters and books about the Holy Spirit really spoke to me,” Black testified. “He is our advocate; He is our helper. I can rely on him in times of trouble or when I’m feeling alone and traveling around. The Lord is with us wherever we go.”

“I’m just thankful He’s always been with me. He never leaves us nor forsakes us, and His grace has just shown abundantly in my life,” “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” star continued.

Films like “Legacy Peak” that have faith and family messages are the type of entertainment Black encourages people to spend time watching. “There’s an attack in our country right now on Christian values, on family values,” Black said. “So, this is kind of our way of battling our culture.”

He added: “I think we need to really focus and be intentional about what we allow to be seen on our screens in our homes for our family. We really need to fight for our families and our children, so we need to be intentional about what’s coming through the television screen, the computer screen and the phone.”

“The more you guys watch stuff like this, the more we’re able to make content like this,” he said. “The message is going to be strong that’s going to empower families and empower Christians and encourage them and uplift them. I just encourage you to go out and see it because we’re fighting this battle together. We got to stand strong in faith and stand strong as Christians and fight for our families.”

Sources:Christian Post

Continue Reading


സീരിയൽ, സിനിമാ താരം രശ്മി ഗോപാൽ അന്തരിച്ചു



സിനിമാ സീരിയൽ താരം രശ്മി ഗോപാൽ അന്തരിച്ചു. 51 വയസ്സായിരുന്നു. ആരോഗ്യപ്രശ്‌നങ്ങളെ തുടർന്ന് ആശുപത്രിയിൽ ചികിത്സയിലിരിക്കെ ഞായറാഴ്ച രാത്രിയോടെയാണ് അന്ത്യം സംഭവിച്ചത്. സ്വന്തം സുജാത എന്ന സീരിയയിലെ സാറാമ്മ എന്ന കഥാപാത്രത്തിലൂടെയാണ് രശ്മി ഗോപാൽ ശ്രദ്ധേയയായത്.

പരസ്യ ചിത്രങ്ങളിലൂടെയാണ് രശ്മി അഭിനയരംഗത്തേക്ക് എത്തിയത്. നിരവധി സീരിയലുകളുടെ ഭാഗമായി. മലയാളം, തമിഴ് ചിത്രങ്ങളിലും അഭിനയിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. ജയഗോപാലാണ് ഭർത്താവ്. മകൻ പ്രശാന്ത് കേശവ്‌
Sources:Metro Journal

Continue Reading


‘I’m an atheist y’all’: Britney Spears says she no longer believes in God



Pop superstar Britney Spears is making headlines yet again, this time for declaring that she no longer believes in God.

Spears’ revelation that she no longer believes in God can be heard in a profanity-laced audio recording posted on Instagram and reshared on YouTube Monday after “60 Minutes Australia” aired an interview with her ex-husband, Keven Federline, and their son, Jayden. In the recording, Britney accuses her sons of “being hateful,” “undermining her behavior” and having “secretly loved looking at me as if something was wrong with me.”

“There is nothing to believe in anymore. I’m an atheist, y’all,” Spears said at the end of a three-minute rant to her son, Jayden, where she rattled off a list of financial obligations she took on in her decadeslong career, including paying her mother’s legal fees and sending $40,000 a month to her ex-husband.

In the recording, Spears speaks about her relationship with her sons, Jayden and Sean Preston, her ex-husband, and her sons’ reactions to what she described as the trauma her father and other family members put her through after her music career took off in the late 1990s.

Last November, the singer was released from a conservatorship in which her father, James “Jamie” Spears, had control of her finances, estimated to be around $60 million. A judge awarded him conservatorship in 2008 following Britney’s mental breakdown in which she allegedly contemplated suicide following a custody battle a year earlier when Federline was awarded sole custody of their two sons. That same year, Spears was photographed by paparazzi shaving her head after she left a rehab center in Los Angeles that heightened concerns about her stability at the time.

Spears, now free from the conservatorship, has regained control of her finances, got married for the second time, and last week released her first song in six years. However, according to ITV and a “60 Minutes Australia” interview with Federline and Jayden, the boys haven’t seen their mother in months and declined to attend her star-studded wedding because no one else in the family had been invited.

In the recording in which Spears claimed that if God really existed, she wouldn’t have suffered or lost the autonomy to make her own decisions for 13 years: “God would not [have allowed] that to happen to me if God existed. I don’t believe in God anymore because of the way my children and my family have treated me.”

The “Oops! I did It Again” singer’s newfound atheism runs counter to the faith she previously testified to when she said it was God who had enabled her to make it through the distress of the last 13 years.

In his interview, Jayden said his grandfather “doesn’t deserve all the hatred he’s getting in the media.” He further explained that he and his brother chose not to attend their mother’s wedding to model and actor Sam Ashgari because “she didn’t invite the whole family.” “And then if it was just going to be me and Preston, I just don’t see how that situation would have ended on good terms,” he added.

Spears, who was raised in the Southern Baptist denomination, told a judge during a virtual court hearing over her conservatorship that instead of being subjected to intense therapy multiple times a week, she prefers to talk to God.

The 40 year old said at the time that she wanted to end her conservatorship without having to be psychologically evaluated because other doctors had prescribed strong medications, such as lithium.

Spears said a doctor “illegally … 100% abused me by the treatment he gave me. And to be totally honest with you, when he passed away, I got on my knees and thanked God.”

At the time, she was required to see a therapist and doctor about four times a week: “I don’t feel like I can live a full life. I don’t owe them to go see a man I don’t know and share [with] him my problems. I don’t even believe in therapy. I always think you take it to God.”

The popstar’s declaration might come as a shock to many of her fans because in an Instagram post shared three days ago, Spears mentioned having faith in God.

“I’m a child of God as well; we all are in God’s eyes,” she said.
Sources:Christian Post

Continue Reading

Latest News

Crime19 hours ago

മഹാരാഷ്ട്രയിൽ സുവിശേഷ വിരോധികൾ പാസ്റ്ററെയും വിശ്വാസിയെയും ക്രൂരമായി മർദിച്ചു.

മുംബൈ : താനെ ഭിവണ്ടി കാട്ടായി പിലാനിപ്പാഡ ഗ്രേസ് ബാപ്റ്റിസ്റ്റ് ചർച്ച് ശുശ്രൂഷകൻ കണ്ണൂർ സ്വദേശി പാസ്റ്റർ സുജിത് ചിക്കുനിയെയും കൂടെയുണ്ടായിരുന്ന യുവ സഹോദരനെയും സെപ്റ്റംബർ 22...

us news20 hours ago

‘The Lord is with us’: Florida pastor shares update in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s destruction

“The Lord is with us” and there are “many reasons to be filled with hope and even to rejoice,” says...

world news20 hours ago

ക്രൈസ്തവ ദേവാലയം അഗ്നിക്കിരയാക്കുവാന്‍ ശ്രമം

കൊളംബിയയിൽ കത്തോലിക്ക ദേവാലയം അഗ്നിക്കിരയാക്കുവാന്‍ ഫെമിനിസ്റ്റുകളുടെ ശ്രമം. നിയമപരവും സുരക്ഷിതവുമായ ഭ്രൂണഹത്യ വേണമെന്ന ആവശ്യവുമായി കഴിഞ്ഞ ദിവസം രാത്രിയില്‍ നടത്തിയ മാര്‍ച്ച് അക്രമാസക്തമാവുകയായിരുന്നു. മാര്‍ച്ചിനിടെ ഒരു സംഘം...

Tech20 hours ago

രാജ്യം 5 ജി യുഗത്തിലേക്ക്; പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു; ആദ്യ ഘട്ട സേവനം 13 നഗരങ്ങളിൽ

രാജ്യം 5 ജി യുഗത്തിലേക്ക്. ആദ്യ ഘട്ട സേവനം 13 നഗരങ്ങളിൽ. പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി നരേന്ദ്രമോദി ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്‌തു. സേവനം തെരെഞ്ഞെടുത്ത പ്രധാന നഗരങ്ങളിലാണ്. ഇന്ത്യ മൊബൈൽ കോൺഗ്രസിന്റെ...

Travel21 hours ago

ഉയരെ പറക്കാൻ ആലപ്പുഴയും

ആലപ്പുഴ :ആകാശക്കാഴ്‌ചകളുടെ സൗന്ദര്യം നുകരാൻ ശനി മുതൽ ആലപ്പുഴയിലും സൗകര്യമൊരുങ്ങുന്നു. കൂറ്റൻ ബലൂണിൽ 200 അടിവരെ ഉയരത്തിൽ പറന്ന്‌ കാഴ്‌ചകാണാം.ജില്ലാ ടൂറിസം പ്രമോഷൻ കൗൺസിലും കേരള അഡ്വഞ്ചർ...

us news21 hours ago

എച്ച്1ബി വീസയ്ക്ക് യുഎസിൽ തന്നെ അപേക്ഷിക്കാനായേക്കും

വാഷിങ്ടൻ ∙ യുഎസിൽ കഴിയുന്ന ഏഷ്യൻ രാജ്യക്കാർക്കും പസിഫിക് ദ്വീപുകളിൽനിന്നുള്ളവർക്കും എച്ച്1ബി വീസയ്ക്ക് അവിടെത്തെന്നെ അപേക്ഷിക്കാനായേക്കും. എച്ച്1ബി വീസ സംബന്ധിച്ച പരാതികൾ പഠിക്കാൻ യുഎസ് പ്രസിഡന്റ് നിയോഗിച്ച...

politics21 hours ago

കോ​ടി​യേ​രി ബാ​ല​കൃ​ഷ്ണ​ൻ അ​ന്ത​രി​ച്ചു

ചെ​ന്നൈ: സി​പി​എം പോ​ളി​റ്റ് ബ്യൂ​റോ അം​ഗ​വും മു​ൻ സം​സ്ഥാ​ന സെ​ക്ര​ട്ട​റി​യു​മാ​യ കോ​ടി​യേ​രി ബാ​ല​കൃ​ഷ്ണ​ൻ (68) അ​ന്ത​രി​ച്ചു. ചെ​ന്നൈ അ​പ്പോ​ളോ ആ​ശു​പ​ത്രി​യി​ൽ ചി​കി​ത്സ​യി​ലി​രി​ക്കെ​യാ​ണ് മ​ര​ണം. അ​ർ​ബു​ദ​ബാ​ധി​ത​നാ​യി​രു​ന്ന കോ​ടി​യേ​രി​യു​ടെ ആ​രോ​ഗ്യ​നി​ല...

us news2 days ago

God’s Smuggler: Andrew, the evangelist who smuggled Bibles into Communist Countries, has died

Anne van der Bijl, a Dutch evangelical known to Christians worldwide as Brother Andrew, the man who smuggled Bibles into...

us news2 days ago

2 arrested for robbery of Brooklyn pastor at gunpoint during service

Police have confirmed the arrest of two individuals suspected of robbing Brooklyn Bishop Lamor Whitehead of hundreds of thousands of...

National2 days ago

ഭിന്നശേഷി കുട്ടികളുടെ രക്ഷിതാക്കളെ സ്ഥലംമാറ്റില്ല ; സംസ്ഥാന സർക്കാർ ഉത്തരവ്‌

തിരുവനന്തപുരം:ഭിന്നശേഷി കുട്ടികളുടെ രക്ഷിതാക്കളായ ജീവനക്കാരെ പൊതുസ്ഥലംമാറ്റത്തിൽനിന്ന്‌ ഒഴിവാക്കി സംസ്ഥാന സർക്കാർ ഉത്തരവ്‌. ജീവനക്കാരുടെ സ്ഥലംമാറ്റം സുതാര്യവും പരാതിരഹിതവുമായി നടപ്പാക്കുന്നതിന്റെ ഭാഗമായാണ്‌ ഇത്‌. ഭിന്നശേഷിക്കാരുടെ രക്ഷിതാക്കൾക്ക് നിശ്ചിത കാലയളവിലേക്കു...

Medicine2 days ago

വ്യാജന്‍മാരുടെ പണിപൂട്ടും ! മരുന്നുകളില്‍ ബാര്‍ കോഡും ക്യൂആര്‍ കോഡും കൊണ്ടുവരാന്‍ നീക്കവുമായി കേന്ദ്രം

മരുന്നുകളിലെ വ്യാജനെ തടയാന്‍ ശക്തമായ നീക്കവുമായി കേന്ദ്രസര്‍ക്കാര്‍. മരുന്നിന്റെ പാക്കറ്റിന് മുകളില്‍ ബാര്‍ കോഡോ, ക്യൂആര്‍ കോഡോ പ്രിന്റ് ചെയ്ത് നല്‍കാന്‍ മരുന്ന് നിര്‍മ്മാണ കമ്പനികളോട് കേന്ദ്രസര്‍ക്കാര്‍...

us news2 days ago

ചുഴലിക്കൊടുങ്കാറ്റ്: ഫ്ലോറിഡയിൽ 25 ലക്ഷം പേർക്കു വൈദ്യുതിയില്ലാതായി

മ​​​യാ​​​മി: ഇ​​​യാ​​​ൻ ചു​​​ഴ​​​ലി​​​ക്കൊ​​​ടു​​​ങ്കാ​​​റ്റ് അ​​​മേ​​​രി​​​ക്ക​​​യി​​​ലെ ഫ്ലോ​​​റി​​​ഡ സം​​​സ്ഥാ​​​ന​​​ത്ത് വ​​​ലി​​​യ നാ​​​ശ​​​ന​​ഷ്ടം വി​​​ത​​​ച്ചു.ക​​​ന​​​ത്ത മ​​​ഴ​​​യും വെ​​​ള്ള​​​പ്പൊ​​​ക്ക​​​വും ഭീ​​​ക​​​ര തി​​​ര​​​മാ​​​ല​​​ക​​​ളും ഉ​​​ണ്ടാ​​​യി. 25 ല​​​ക്ഷം പേർക്കു വൈ​​​ദ്യു​​​തി ഇ​​​ല്ലാ​​​താ​​​യെ​​​ന്നാ​​​ണ് റി​​​പ്പോ​​​ർ​​​ട്ടു​​​ക​​​ൾ....