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‘SEX AND THE CITY’ INSPIRATION CANDACE BUSHNELL REACHES AGE 60 CHILDLESS AND ALONE

Did you know that there is a real woman who inspired the feminist fairy tale TV show “Sex in the City”? She had an enormous influence on young women, who wanted the glamour, fun, and consequence-free sex with “high value” no-commitment men. Most women who adopted the values of the show probably thought that this path would eventually lead to marriage and children.

My friend Chris sent me this article from Fox News, which talks the woman who inspired the show’s storyline.

It says:

“Sex and the City” may have left a trailblazing legacy for women on television, but the book’s original author now thinks her independent lifestyle may not have been as rewarding.

Candace Bushnell, 60, who wrote the original 1997 novel which spawned the successful TV series for HBO, opened up to Sunday Times Magazine about her 2012 divorce, admitting it made her realize how not starting a family made her feel “truly alone.”

“When I was in my 30s and 40s, I didn’t think about it,” she recalled. “Then when I got divorced and I was in my 50s, I started to see the impact of not having children and of truly being alone. I do see that people with children have an anchor in a way that people who have no kids don’t.”

I do think that it’s important for young women to really consider where they want to be when they are 30, 40, 50, etc. A wise person should seek to pattern their decisions off of the decisions of people who have reached the goals that they themselves want to reach. Candace Bushnell clearly has failed to achieve her goals. And those who listen to her will, likewise, fail to achieve the goals of marriage and children.

Making decisions today to achieve goals tomorrow
It’s important not to put too much faith in TV shows. Or any fiction.

Whenever I see women reading books in the office, I always ask them: is that fiction or non-fiction? In 19 years of full-time work, I have never had a woman answer non-fiction. And they usually answer “romance”. Well, I supposed if you were a fictional character, then you might take the advice of fictional characters. But if you are a real person, then you should look at the way the world really works. You should read peer-reviewed research, and take the advice of real people who have come up from humble beginnings to achieve the goals that you want to achieve.

After all, if your goal was to retire at 50, wouldn’t it make sense to read books about investing, and take the advice of successful investors? It certainly would not make sense to imitate the characters in TV shows and movies made by Hollywood divorcers, adulterers, rapists and pedophiles. And yet so many women do the latter with marriage and children decision-making. They seem to derive some sort of unquestionable emotional delight from making important decisions based on appearances, intuitions, peer-approval, etc.

Why listen to celebrities, teachers, politicians, etc. who have infidelities, no children, failed marriages, etc.? Why make decisions by counting votes from your no-achievement peer group? If you want to reach a goal, then there is only one way to proceed, and that’s by consulting the evidence, and seeking guidance from those with demonstrated results.

For example, when I was choosing which state to live in, I made a spreadsheet and filled it with all sorts of rankings of the 50 states that I pulled out of research papers and reports. I looked at things like infrastructure, income tax, economic growth, business friendliness, cost of living, tax as a % of income, abortion laws, support for traditional marriage, single motherhood, gun laws, concealed carry laws, fiscal solvency, etc. I moved here, and I’ve become very wealthy as a result. And my state has actually moved upward in gun rights rankings, fiscal solvency rankings, tax rankings, etc. since I got here. We’re even trying to pass pro-life laws! When you make decisions using evidence and when you listen to good advice from people who have real achievements, you succeed.

Don’t make decisions about sex, marriage and children by “following your heart”. That’s the lesson.

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WHY DO CHRISTIAN MEN PREFER TO MARRY VIRGINS?

Some Christian women argue that chastity is an “idol” that detracts from Jesus’ “gospel of forgiveness”. Basically, they claim that although premarital sex is a sin, it shouldn’t stop a man from marrying them, because they can just make the sin disappear by asking Jesus for forgiveness. But does this really address the underlying concern that men with have marrying a non-virgin?

Let’s start with an example (reported by Daily Wire), then analyze what is going on here:

Though “The Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown has been open about her Christian faith this past season, she also openly boasted about premarital sex as if it were no big deal.

“I have had sex, and, honestly, Jesus still loves me,” Brown said on Monday’s episode.

[…]Brown later spoke with Entertainment Tonight about her religious views on Christ, which boil down to a “personal relationship with Jesus” without doctrinal accountability.

“Regardless of anything that I’ve done … well people might think, ‘Oh, that deserves a scarlet letter.’ That’s not how it works. I can do whatever — I sin daily and Jesus still loves me. It’s all washed and if the Lord doesn’t judge me and it’s all forgiven, then no other man, woman … can judge me,” Brown told Entertainment Tonight.

So to start with, Transformed Wife has a spiritual reflection this, which you can read. The Bible teaches that sex outside of marriage is rebellion against God, and Jesus tells people who sin that they are forgiven, but that they should “sin no more”. Sinning no more is hard. But what should be easy is not telling everyone that sinning is OK, like Hannah Brown did. She doesn’t think that the Bible has the authority to say NO to her feelings and desires. Already, this is a red flag for men who feel that they can’t trust a woman who is willing to throw out Bible verses when it goes against her desires.

Even among Christians, premarital sex is the rule, not the exception:

As many as 80 percent of unmarried evangelical young adults have had sex, according to an analysis of a study on sexual activity in the upcoming October issue of Relevant, a Christian magazine.

Young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 who identify themselves as evangelicals are almost as sexually active as their non-Christian peers, according to the article “(Almost) Everyone’s Doing It.”

This study from Live Science makes clear that young people see avoiding commitment as an intended benefit of premarital sex.

Two-thirds of participants said they had been in a “friends with benefits” relationship, and 36 percent said they currently were in one. The main advantage of such a relationship was “no commitment” (reported by 59.7 percent of participants), which was followed closely by “have sex” (55.6 percent).

Let’s decide what premarital sex tells marriage-minded Christian men about a woman.

What a woman’s choice to have recreational premarital sex tells a marriage-minded man
What kind of men do women choose for recreational premarital sex? Well, they choose men who don’t commit to marriage before sex. It’s not as if women are choosing these men because they are good at commitment behaviors; sobriety, fidelity, charity, protecting children, etc. A premarital-sex woman thinks that a no-commitment man is the best man. If she thought that a marriage-minded man were best, she’d be giving him sex – after marrying him. She uses her temporary supply of youth and beauty to reward the no-commitment man for his “superiority”. What makes him superior? A bunch of superficial traits like height, tattoos, piercings, arrogance, etc. – basically, he’s fun in the moment.

The commitment man is bad, because he just wants to burden her with a “boring” marriage commitment. Commitment requires moral boundaries that would reduce her fun. For example, the commitment man might tell her “these research papers say that it’s best for our newborn if you quit your job and stay home, instead of putting them into daycare”. Or he might say, “we can’t afford your shopping” or “your smoking is bad for our pregnant baby”. And she doesn’t want to deal with this “controlling” behavior – not right now, anyway. Her youth and beauty needs to be used to chase her real priority, which is fun with the hot bad boys. Marriage is not her first priority, it’s her last resort.

Marriage-minded men can’t lead a family if they marry a woman who does not respect them
So, suppose that a woman passes up marriage-minded men during her young and pretty years. Should a marriage-minded man pursue her after she’s done having fun?

Well, what does her past decision-making reveal about her character? She prefers no-commitment men, and her goal is fun.So how can a woman who chose no-commitment men suddenly change herself completely around and start to like men with commitment skills, (chastity, sobriety, frugality, mentoring, etc.). Marriage-minded men marry in order to lead. But will a woman who prefers no-commitment men and fun allow a man she sees as “boring” and “controlling” to lead her? A wise commitment-man must choose a woman who respects his preparation for and focus on commitment.

Now the woman might say that she’s changed, and now she is ready to get serious with a real man. But what reasons does a man have to think that her change is genuine? What has she read to change her mind? What actions show that she wants a man to lead in moral and spiritual areas? What evidence is there that she is now an activist against feminism, promiscuity, abortion, divorce, socialism and single motherhood? Isn’t a man entitled to ask for some evidence of what caused her to change her mind about which men are good, and what relationships are for?

Suppose that her sudden change is just because she recognizes that her recreational premarital sex approach to getting a no-commitment man to commit hasn’t worked. So she hasn’t changed which men she is attracted to, but now she just wants financial support and the social respectability of marriage. From a man she doesn’t admire, doesn’t respect, will not support, and will not follow. Is that a good value proposition for a commitment-man?

Marriage-minded men don’t marry in order to give a woman who prefer no-commitment men financial support and social respect. We marry in order to lead a family with the support of a woman who respects our focus on marriage and commitment. We don’t trust last-second conversions to the pro-patriarchy position. We have to be convinced that a woman really repented of her past, and now has a deep, Christian understanding of men, marriage and parenting. This is a nearly impossible task given the myths about men and marriage that are floating around in this secular leftist culture of feminism and misandry. In order to accept that the woman has changed, we expect to see the work you did to change your behavior patterns and beliefs from anti-marriage to pro-marriage. I have met a few women who have done this, including some of my trusted advisors… but it’s rare.

The importance of evidence in making selfish, reckless behavior unthinkable
My female advisors are always telling me to be more positive in my writing. “You must tell women what to do after mistakes have already been made!” OK, women: the solution is simple, and it’s found in Romans 12:1-2. You have to change your criteria for men, and your vision of marriage by consuming evidence that makes your prior decisions unthinkable. You must train yourself to disregard your feelings, your desires and cultural pressure. And then you must put your new mind into practice with your actions, including promoting your new vision for men, sex and marriage to other people in public. These actions will signal to men that you are serious about marriage.

The evidence is necessary because evidence helps everyone to do the right thing, regardless of feelings, desires and peer approval.

You wouldn’t waste your money on tattoos, alcohol, cigarettes and travel if you understood the financial demands of retirement and how to invest in order to be ready for retirement. Knowledge of investing and retirement overrides feelings, desires and peer pressure. If women do not prioritize learning the “boring” evidence about best practices for men, sex and marriage, then they will decide how to live based on their feelings, desires and the culture. In a secular left culture like this, a man with chastity and a good fortune will be attracted to women who have deliberately walled off sin by strengthening their ability to be good at marriage with evidence.

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Courageous Conversations National Gathering 2019

My key take-away’s from the conference:

Walter Strickland’s definition of sin as, “Creations deviation from Gods design.” Sounds simple but in a culture, where being a “sinner” is almost the equivalent of the scarlet letter A on one’s chest banishing them to hell; not a symptom of a fallen world that all humans experience. I see this definition as necessary to keep us all grounded and repentant.

John Kinney’s statement, “Guess what yall. All of this is speculation. All of it……I love God so much I don’t wanna be satisfied with simplistic responses to complex issues that privilege me to be comfortable while somebody else is victimized.” We often forget that none of us is God and the God of the Bible is so big that He can’t fit the totality of Himself in 66 books, denominations or all of mankind’s theological understanding combined. Hence conversations not debates.

I challenge you to view at least one of the discussions and tell me what you think!

Please take the time to check out Jude 3 Project’s Podcast, Youtube Channel and Facebook page. The website http://www.Jude3project.com also offers a bibliography of Early African Christianity and information on their upcoming curriculum: Through the Eyes of Color. I pray that my experience encourages you to pick a conference and challenge your understanding of Christianity this year

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Mind, Body, Soul – The Harmonic Symphony Of Faith

As a young Christian, I was an Altar Boy, learned the Holy Mass in Latin, respected the Institution of Church, and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. Life was simple; you honored God with your life, you became more familiar with the Bible, and you consciously attempted to avoid Sin.

And then you grew up to join the world of Adults. Life became more complex, more interesting, more opportunistic; indeed, more dangerous. New emotions were born, along with the awesome sense of independence, responsibility, and choice; yet was fraught with anxiety, fear, learning, self-awareness, and sense of purpose. Self-doubt became a familiar foe, and uncertainty, as well as unsureness, occupied the top floor in your mind.

Adulthood was a vast swimming pool, inhabited by a plethora of personalities, agendas, boundaries, opportunities, detours, dangers, and few reassurances, if not, real and true friends.

Even as a young child, then youth, and now, adult, I’ve possessed a unique ability to recognize patterns, whether they be mathematical, associative, visual, environmental, behavioral, societal, or spiritual. Patterns, when examined and analyzed, yielded profound insight, dare I offer to say, wisdom when combined with personal experience and knowledge.

Mind, Body, and Soul, is one of those amazing euphemisms that lends itself to analogies, corollaries, and logical deduction. My intuition leads me to associate it with the traditional Christian prayer and Mass opening symbology, i.e., “In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit”. Specifically, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Indeed, Christianity is steeped in Trinity, as in things grouped in three’s.

Let’s begin appropriately with the Mind and how it relates to the Father. The mind is the head or leader of the body, as is the father in a family. It is the origin of thought, ideas, innovation, solutions, and planning, as it relates to the body, as is the father as he relates to his family. Likewise, its primary function is to protect the body, like a father protects his family.

Following, the Body is to the Mind as the Son is to the Father. Both are inherently submissive, take direction and are dependent upon their predecessors. Until fully trained or conditioned, both grow by learning via cause and effect relationship. Both mature from creation and both share an intensely intimate relationship with their Master. Both provide iterative feedback in an ongoing fashion.

And, at last, the Soul and its comparison with the Holy Spirit. As the soul represents the ethereal origin of our human/mortal component of Christianity and our existence, the Holy Spirit shares that role with the Father and the Son. Each represents intangible, yet necessary if not essential form and function as parts of the whole.

Most notably, God is the divine and harmonic symphony of Peace, Love, Joy; and Life. We exist solely because of, and for, His preference and direction. It is in our, or more precisely, your best interest to acknowledge His existence and presence. It is, however, your choice to accept Him as your personal savior and King.

Bottom line, to Believe is a Bittersweet Symphony. Accountability with Eternal Life. God Bless you and Be well.

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WHY GIVING IS BETTER THAN RECEIVING AS A CHRISTIAN

Why Giving Is Better Than Receiving:

God himself gave His begotten son to save the Human Kind. In the book of Mark 20:35 ‘There is more happiness in Giving rather than Receiving”. Giving is in the Bible, and thus as Christian, the Bible is our command and guider; therefore, we should follow.

In our life, we meet with people who need our help either in material things or spiritual help. Thus raising the need why the Christian should give more and expect less from others, and the Bible says “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” If you are a Christian and you are yet to embraces the acts of giving others, I believe this article will help you change and begin giving more and expecting less from other people.

Christians should show mercy to each other:

*Following God Commands
*It is our responsibility to help
*It is an act of happiness
*Act of receiving God Blessings
*We Give to thanks, God
*Giving is relatively easy
*God uses His power through Giving

Christian Should Show Mercy To Each Other:

Christian should ensure they show some mercy to each other through giving instead expecting to receive. Each Christian is called to extend the hand of mercy to other people, especially those in need of our help. Some people are poor in heart, and others lack material things. With these people in society, it is our obligation to shows some help to such people. In the Bible, the acts of compassion and mercy are numerously mentioned, thus requiring Christian to adhere.

Following God Commands:

God gave us commandment in the Old Statements where we as Christian we are supposed to follow and ensure we provide some financial help to other people in the society. Lord, Himself gives us more and thus, as Christian, we should also help our neighbors who are in need. Besides that, if giving is in the Bible, therefore a Christian, we have nothing but to follow the Bible and practice what God demands from us as Christian.

It Is Our Responsibility To Help:

Every Christian has a responsibility to help one another irrespective of the background difference. In society, some people are going through significant challenges in life, which call for help from all Christian. Today, if all Christian would embrace giving more than receiving the World, could be a better place.

If God Himself helped humanity, thus, the Christians should emulate Him through helping one another. In my life as a Christian, I have embraced helping other people without necessarily expecting to receive anything.

It Is An Act Of Happiness:

Sharing brings happiness to those receiving, and thus, there is a need for the Christian to embrace giving rather than waiting to receive from others. As Christian, we should champion happiness to other people in life, especially those who are less fortunate in our society. As Christian from our church, we decided to help the street kids, and we were able to put a smile on their faces. In doing such kind of acts as Christian, it was an act of extending happiness to those people who could be grieving.

Act Of Receiving God Blessing:

God blesses the hand that gives, as Christian; we should always give to expects more blessing from God. The small acts of love and compassion we show to our brothers and sisters as Christian it would lead to us receiving more blessing from God. Blessing from the Almighty Lord is what we as Christian need to grow and be able to fight all the battles which the Satan has put on us.

Giving Thanks To God:

Through giving others, it shows an act of giving thanks to Lord, the Lord blesses us with the material thing, and we can always give thanks to Him by helping others in society. Sometimes we get more blessing from God, and we forget to give thanks, and we tend to thinks that tithing is all that is needed from us as Christian. However, that is not the case for Christian as we are supposed to tithe and also give to other people in our life.

Giving Is Relatively Easy:

Sometimes giving is an easy activity and only requires little from us. For instance, there are many ways you can give to others. You can offer to others your time where you sacrifice your time for other people in society. On the other hand, a Christian can provide warmth friendship to other people, thus making them feel compassion and love.

God Uses His Power Through Giving:

We as Christian, we are the Ambassador of the Lord, and thus, Lord can use us to manifest His love to the universe. When going through some difficulties in life, one would pray to God, and He answers those prayers through those people around you. For instance, a Christian may be used by the Lord in answering someone else prayer, which shows some power of God. We should always open our heart and allows God to use us in manifesting his power to all Christians.

Conclusion:

We need to embrace giving rather than expecting to receive since it has more Blessing from God. Many people need our help both spiritually and also in material things, thus showing the need for Christian to give more. There is a need for the Christian to ensure they demonstrate some acts of love and also compassion to each other to ensure no one is suffering in our midst.

Lord blesses us through small acts of helping other people; thus, we as God ambassador, we should manifest this in our life. For example, there orphans children and also streets kids who need our help to survive, and we should extend the hand of compassionate to them. Besides that, there are those people who are poor in their heart, and as Christian, we should help them.

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BEING A CHRISTIAN ACTUALLY REQUIRES FOLLOWING JESUS

-Written by Lilly Pierce

Hi, friends! Today’s post delves into what it means to be a Christian. We claim to follow Jesus, but do we actually follow Jesus? Let’s discuss.

-Musings on Salvation-

Over the last couple years, I’ve undergone a spiritual transformation, as if a lightbulb went off in my head. I started reading scripture and praying consistently, and God spoke to me through His word and through personal revelations. I seemed to see my reflection in His mirror clearly for the first time, and scales still fall from my eyes daily. I went from a church goer to a disciple of Jesus.

Since I have always claimed the title of “Christian,” these realizations have caused me to ponder what it truly means to be a Christian (FYI, the term was first used to describe followers of Jesus in the Book of Acts). Does saying “The Sinner’s Prayer” then living like the rest of the world give someone a golden ticket to heaven? Are we only called to a lifetime of lip service, or will many of us cry “Lord, Lord” on Judgement Day–only to be answered with “I never knew you?”

A Conversation in Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Recently, I read a stirring book called Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and this post was inspired by an exchange in the novel. Uncle Tom, a slave and a man of great faith, asks his owner to read him some scripture; Tom struggles with reading, and he also wants his master to learn about Jesus. The master reads Matthew 25:31-46, which tells of Jesus metaphorically separating sheep from goats on Judgement Day.

What is the criteria? … Whether people had fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the imprisoned, and ministered to “the least of these.”

The master stops reading and becomes anxious. Bear in mind that he considers himself a good man because he treats his slaves gently. He muses in a borderline-humorous way that his minding his own business and not actively hurting others isn’t quite good enough.

Reflections
We like to live in our little bubbles, and we think not being a thief or a murderer or a rapist means we are good people, even good Christians! Like Tom’s master, we need to understand that we are called to a purpose much grander than living in a bubble, minding our own business.

Reading the exchange in the book recalled the questions about true salvation I’ve mulled over lately. According to the scripture above, reciting The Sinner’s Prayer is moot if one doesn’t actively engage in ministry. When Jesus separates sheep and goats, I don’t think He’ll say, “once saved, always saved.” Apparently, being a Christian requires…I dunno…following Jesus.

I end this post with some scripture; I had many options but decided to narrow it down for your reading pleasure. Emphasis added by me.

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” (Matthew 13:1-8, 18-23, NIV)

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:18-20, NIV)

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Famous Hollywood Christians

Here are just a few of Hollywood’s most talented Christians!

Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron became a born-again Christian when he was 17 years old. He has left mainstream Hollywood behind him, as he now focuses his energy and talent on Christian projects. He has said, “Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.”

Age: 48

Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter

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Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt became a devout Christian after an interaction with a stranger in Hawaii when he was a teenager. “He was like, ‘I stopped because Jesus told me to stop and talk to you. He said to tell you you’re destined for great things.’ My friends came out, and I was like, ‘Hey, I’m gonna go with this guy.’ I gave my soul to Jesus within, like, two days. I was stuffing envelopes for his organisation, Jews for Jesus,'” Chris Pratt told Esquire of the meeting.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star surprised fans in 2017 when his acceptance speech for Choice Sci-Fi Actor at the Teen Choice Awards was filled with Christian undertones. He also often mentions his religious beliefs on Instagram, such as when he announced his engagement to now-wife Katherine Schwarzenegger, saying, “Proud to live boldly in faith with you.”

Age: 39

Birthplace: Virginia, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Singer

Chuck Norris

Age: 78

Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more

Gary Busey

Actor Gary Busey became a born-again Christian after suffering a life threatening motorcycle accident in 1988. In 1996, he was quoted as saying, “I am proud to tell Hollywood I am a Christian. For the first time I am now free to be myself.”

Age: 74

Birthplace: Baytown, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Actor, Voice acting

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman, was raised in a Jewish household. In the late 70s, the “Like a Rolling Stone” singer became a born-again Christian.

Age: 77

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Musician, + more

Mr. T
Mr. T is a born-again Christian. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he gave away all his gold, stating, “As a Christian, when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property… I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold.”

Age: 66

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Bodyguard, Actor, Voice acting, Motivational speaker, + more

George W. Bush

After spending years drinking and partying, in 1985 George W. Bush was born-again as an evangelical Christian. He has said, “I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job.”

Age: 72

Birthplace: Eastern United States, New Haven, New England, New Haven County, Connecticut, + more

Profession: Pilot, Businessperson, Politician

Jane Fonda
In 1998, Jane Fonda became a born-again Christian. She discusses her faith in her book My Life So Far. She said that she developed an eating disorder when she was 60 years old and Christianity helped her get her life back in order.

Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor

Bono

Bono is quoted as saying, “I wish to begin again on a daily basis. To be born again every day is something that I try to do. And I’m deadly serious about that.” His Christian beliefs have helped fuel his activism and desire to make the world a better place.

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Guitarist, Songwriter

Jeff Gordon
In 1995, race car driver Jeff Gordon became a born-again Christian. He now speaks openly about this joys and benefits of finding religion.

Age: 47

Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States of America

Profession: Race car driver, Actor, Voice acting

Alice Cooper
Alice Copper grew up in a Mormon household and his father was a lay preacher in the Church of Jesus Christ. Cooper became a born-again Christian after struggling with drugs and alcohol for much of his adult life. He has said, “Drinking beer is easy.

Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s rebellion.”

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States

Profession: Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney became a born-again Christian in the early 70s. He claims that an angel approached him at dinner. He has said, “All the muddy waters of my life cleared up when I gave myself to Christ.”

Age: Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Soldier, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality

Niki Taylor

Model Niki Taylor became a born-again Christian after being involved in a life threatening car accident in 2001. She attends the Calvary Chapel Brentwood in Nashville.

Age: 43

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Fashion Model, Model, Supermodel

Johnny Cash
Country music legend Johnny Cash became a born-again Christian in 1968. On being born-again he said, “A few years ago I was hooked on drugs. I dreaded to wake up in the morning. There was no joy, peace, or happiness in my life. Then one day in my helplessness I turned my life completely over to God. Now I can’t wait to get up in the morning to study the Bible.”

Age: Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)

Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor

Jesse McCartney
Teen idol Jesse McCartney considers himself a born-again Christian, and he frequently wears prayer bracelets. He doesn’t speak publicly about his faith very often.

Age: 31

Birthplace: Ardsley, New York, USA

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting

George Foreman
After having a near death experience after a fight in 1977, George Foreman became a born-again Christian. Shortly after this experience he became an ordained Christian minister in Houston.

Age: 70

Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Entrepreneur, Author, Actor, Professional Boxer, Minister of religion

During the late-1990s, MC Hammer became a born-again Christian, and he now chooses gospel music over hip-hop. He has also been ordained in the Church of God in Christ.

Age: 56

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur

Stephen Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin became a born-again Christian after the 9/11 attacks. He believes that his outspoken opinions on being a Christian have cost him film roles. He has said, “I think it’s really terrifying that a country based on the foundations and ideals of God, is now systematically removing God from everything. Everything!”

Age: 52

Birthplace: Massapequa, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Writer, Film Director

Darryl Strawberry
After retiring from baseball in 1999, MLB star Darryl Strawberry became a born-again Christian. He has said, “I’ve always lived a high life, but here it is. God has brought me to a simple life to do his will.”

Age: 56

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Baseball player

Angus T. Jones
In 2012, “Two and a Half Men” actor Angus T. Jones became a born-again Christian and encouraged people to stop watching his show because it’s “filth.” He has said, “Committing yourself to some kind of job that isn’t committed to God is going to bring so much trouble into your life. It’s not good and not something I would suggest that someone seek.”

Age: 25

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

Profession: Actor

Sherri Shepherd
Sherri Shepherd became a born-again Christian later in life. She was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, but became disillusioned with religion in the early-1990s. She has said, “If I didn’t have God I would have been dead. First of all, if I got into this entertainment industry without God. I would probably be on drugs.”

Age: 51

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Presenter, TV Personality

Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker became a born-again Christian in 1997. He declined to reprise his role as Smokey in Next Friday or Friday After Next because of his faith.

Age: 47

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Stand-up comedian

Kim Fields
Actress Kim Fields is an outspoken born-again Christian. She has said, “The entertainment industry has its own perils and ups and downs, like any industry. But in just life itself, I couldn’t and wouldn’t want to be without God. And I’ve tried to be in this life without God: no thanks.”

Age: 49

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Actor, Singer

John Corbett

John Corbett became a born-again Christian after he read the Bible in 1986. He was raised Roman Catholic. He has said, “Me and the Lord are on good terms. I travel a lot. There’s a little Catholic church that I go to once in awhile, but I haven’t found a church that I like to go to. Church bums me out, too. I just read the Bible and pray.”

Age: 57

Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Laborer, Businessperson, Actor, Hair Stylist

Mase
In 1999, rapper Mase renounced his own album after becoming a born-again Christian. In 2012, Mase compared his job as a preacher to other hip-hop artists starting clothing lines. He said, “I thought I could do more than rap and I just so happen to be right. I see different artists making clothing lines and people respected it.”

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Actor, Pastor

Chynna Phillips
Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips became a born-again Christian in 2003 after being inspired by her brother-in-law, Stephen Baldwin. She has said, “Nothing is more gratifying as a Christian believer than being able to thread my faith and love for Jesus into my music.”

Age: 51

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Singer, Philanthropist

Christianity · Christianity Beliefs · Christians · Movie Reviews · Netflix

Christian Faith-Based Movies on Netflix

Netflix is a great place for Christian programming! Turn on Netflix and make tonight a movie night that the whole family will enjoy, and grow closer through Christianity.

Below are 24 movies that you can watch right now on Netflix with your loved ones, or even by yourself.

  1. The Case for Christ

Starring:
Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunawa

2. A Question of Faith

Starring:
Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields, C. Thomas HowellA.D.

3.A.D.

4. Believe

Starring:
Ryan O’Quinn, Shawnee Smith, Danielle NicoletAn Interview with God

5. Hoovey

6. Hoovey

Starring:
Cody Linley, Patrick Warburton, Lauren Holly

7. God Bless the Broken Road

8.Nothing To Lose

Starring in this movie:
Petrônio Gontijo, Day Mesquita, Beth Goulart

9. Christian Mingle

This movie is also on Amazon Prime.

Actors: Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Saidah Arrika Ekulona
Released: 2015
Directed by: Corbin Bernsen

10. My Daddy is in Heaven

Cast:

Jenn Gotzon Chandler, Corbin Bernsen, Lorenzo Lamas

11. God’s Not Dead

After a fire breaks out at his church, a pastor faces a legal battle against university leaders who wish to push the congregation off the campus.

12. In-Lawfully Yours

Starring in this cast are:
Chelsey Crisp, Joe Williamson, Marilu Henner

13. I’m in Love with a Church Girl

I’m in Love with a Church Girl is a 2013 Christian drama film, directed by Steve Race. It stars Jeff ‘Ja Rule’ Atkins, Adrienne Bailon, Stephen Baldwin, Vincent Pastore, Toby Mac, T-Bone and Michael Madsen. The film was released in theaters on October 18, 2013. Reviews from mainstream media were negative while the response from Christian media was more positive.
Actors: Ja Rule, Michael Madsen, Stephen Baldwin +more
Released: 2013
Directed by: Steve Race

14. The Gospel of Luke

Actors: Selva Rasalingam, Karima Gouit, Mourad Zaoui
Directed by: David Batty

15.Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me is a 2017 American Christian drama film directed by Michael Carney. International art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (Renee Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Actors: Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou +more
Released: 2017
Directed by: Michael Carney

16. A Cowgirl’s Story

Starring:
Ailee Madison, Pat Boone, Chloe Lukasiak

17. An Unfinished Life

An Unfinished Life is a 2005 drama film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström, and based on the Mark Spragg novel of the same name. The film stars Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, and Morgan Freeman. It is the story of a Wyoming rancher who must reconcile his relationship with his daughter-in-law and granddaughter, after they show up unexpectedly at his ranch and ask to stay with him and his…more on Wikipedia
Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford +more
Released: 2005
Directed by: Lasse Hallström

18. Joseph: King of Dreams

Joseph: King of Dreams is a 2000 American animated biblical musical family film and the only direct-to-video release from DreamWorks Animation. The film is an adaptation of the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis in the Bible and also serves as a prequel to the 1998 film The Prince of Egypt. Composer Daniel Pelfrey said “the film was designed as a companion piece to Prince of Egypt…Of course, Joseph turned out to be very different than Prince of Egypt, [nevertheless] very challenging and rewarding”. The Book of Angels explains “In this film we are shown how Joseph makes use of his dreams to guide him through his life, and where this adventure leads him”.

19. Come Sunday

Come Sunday is a 2018 American drama film directed by Joshua Marston. Evangelist Carlton Pearson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.
Actors: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Condola Rashad +more
Released: 2018
Directed by: Joshua Marston

20. The Women’s Balcony

Starring:
Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banay

21. Samson

Samson is a 2018 American biblical drama film directed by Bruce Macdonald, inspired by the Biblical story. When his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, Samson (Taylor James) embarks on a quest for vengeance that brings him into direct conflict with the Philistine army.
Actors: Taylor James, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane +more
Released: 2018
Directed by: Bruce Macdonald

22. The Star

The Star is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated Christian adventure comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. A small but brave donkey (Steven Yeun) and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
Actors: Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi +more
Directed by: Timothy Reckart

23. Victor

Patrick Davis, Lisa Vidal
In 1962 Brooklyn, a Puerto Rican teen who joins a gang is seduced by violence and heroin. But can his mother’s love and faith in God save him?

24. Holy Camp!
Macarena García, Anna Castillo, Belén Cuesta