Brother’s Keeper, a Movie with a Message of Redemption Releases in May (Movie Review)

To face the death penalty when you are innocent must be one of life's worst nightmares. And to face it with no family except for one brother must be even worse. Brother's Keeper, releasing in theaters this month, is a film of suspense with a message of redemption.Set in the fifties, Brother's Keeper conveys the story of two orphaned twins, Pete and Andy Goodwynn, who lost their parents at a very young age and then faced the immense heartache of losing their parents in a tragic shooting.

Former Soviet spy: We Created Liberation Theology

Espionage deep in the heart of Europe. Secrets in the KGB. Defection from a communist nation. Ion Mihai Pacepa has seen his share of excitement, serving as general for Communist Romania's secret police before defecting to the United States in the late 1970s.The highest-ranking defector from communism in the '70s, he spoke to CNA recently about the connection between the Soviet Union and Liberation Theology in Latin America. Below are excerpts of the interview. All footnotes were provided by Pace

Tour Guides for Faith

I am writing these words from the shores of the Dead Sea where I am closing out an amazing 10-day trek across Jordan with a dozen other faith writers. For some of us, we hoped to gain some inspiration. A few were here to see the sights. Others were looking for a pilgrimage, a way to connect with the roots of their faith.

Rapper Lecrae on a Mission Bigger Than This World

Lecrae is very open about his past-how God saved him from a destructive lifestyle of drugs, violence and fast living. He's shared his story of redemption with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) several times."It took some struggle. Some sharpening ... God didn't quit on me," Lecrae told BGEA last year. "Now, I get to go across the globe professing my love for the God who adopted me and gave me purpose."Recently, he challenged his Facebook audience to continually strive to live unse

Why Are We So Afraid to Talk About Ida?

I often hear Catholics (myself included) complaining about the lack of the true, the good, and the beautiful in modern society - particularly when it comes to entertainment media. So when a film about a Polish Catholic nun (Ida) won an Oscar for best foreign film a few weeks ago, I was excited to see what the Catholic world had to say about a film that finally (FINALLY) treats the faith as something with authentic depth, something that includes both suffering and beauty.

Christ Crucified: A Stumbling Block

April this year will be marked as the centenary of the Armenian and Assyrian genocide. Enormous evidences indicate that the genocide was centrally planned and administered by the Turkish government, and was essentially an effort to exterminate the Christian population living in the predominantly Muslim Ottoman Empire

Islamic State Plans To 'Sell Your Sons As Slaves'

"We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women. If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market." So warns Islamic State Spokesman Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.

Court Rules In Favor Of Christian School

Trinity Western University is a private Christian school in western Canada. It plans to open a law school in September 2016, but has faced intense opposition because its students must agree to a code of conduct prohibiting "sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman." Opponents claim that this code excludes gays. As a result, the British Columbia Law Society voted to deny accreditation to the school.

The Pastor Who Brought Down a Dictator

You've probably heard of Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia and Lech Walesa of Poland, both Nobel Laureates and heroes of the Cold War who precipitated the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe a quarter-century ago.

The First Iranians To Worship Jesus

Pastor Saeed Abedini continues to make headlines from his Iranian prison cell. He has written a Christmas letter in which he explains his ability to withstand such suffering for Christ: "Christmas means that God came so that He would enter your hearts today and transform your lives and to replace your pain with indescribable joy."

What Is The Right Approach To Cuba? Russia? N. Korea?

Is President Obama's initiative to normalize relations with Cuba "another concession to tyranny"? Or is it "a dream come true for the 11.2 million Cubans in Cuba"? Is it "the right thing to do at the right time," or is it "dramatic overreach"?

The Roots of Misconception

Think about all of the tall tales you were told as a child; that touching a toad would give you warts; that lightning never strikes twice; that going out into the cold will give you a cold.