The follow-up to the most successful independent faith film of 2014 is finally here! God’s Not Dead 2 will be hitting theaters on April 1, 2016 but you can get a sneak peak of the upcoming film above in the new trailer just released.
God’s Not Dead 2 will again feature a story based on Christians standing up for their faith in a culture that is trying desperately to take their rights away. The action will take place in a court room, where a Christian teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) is forced before a judge for answering a student’s question about the similarities of Jesus’ teachings to those of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandi. Hart’s character not only has to worry about her teaching position, but all those outside the courtroom trying to mark her as an example of how God should be removed from the public schools for good.
The cast has a star studded line-up, including Hart (Melissa & Joey), Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas), Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Sadie Robertson (Duck Dynasty), Robin Givens (Head of The Class), and Maria Canals-Barrera(Cristela). The late Fred Thompson(Law & Order) is also on the cast in one of his final film appearances.
Many actors from the original God’s Not Dead will also be returning, including Trisha LaFache (Amy Ryan), Benjamin Onyango (Reverend Jude), Paul Kwo (Martin Yip), and the award-winning CCM group The Newsboys (Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein, and Jody Davis).
The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets 7-2 Sunday night in 12 innings at Citi Field by rallying in the ninth inning to win their first World Series in 30 years.
New York held Kansas City eight scoreless innings until a walk and a stolen base re-energized the visitors to win the coveted title in five games. KC fans will celebrate with a 2.3 mile parade on Tuesday.
Outfielder Lorenzo Cain spoke with the Kansas City Star after the win about battling from behind all night.
“Never give up. Never give up. Came through again. We’re the comeback kids, if you want to call us.”
Mets fans will have to wait another year. The last time New York won was in 1986 against the Boston Red Sox.
After a recurrence of lymphoma Fred Thompson, 73, died Sunday, November 1st. Thompson is a former U.S. senator from Tennessee, Republican presidential candidate and “Law and Order” actor. Thompson’s family released a statement that was published in The Tennessean that said,
“It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, husband, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville surrounded by family. Fred once said the experiences he had growing up in small-town Tennessee formed the prism through which he viewed the world and shaped the way he dealt with life. Fred stood on principle and common sense, and had a deep love for and connection with the people across Tennessee whom he had the privilege to serve in the United States Senate. He enjoyed a hearty laugh, a strong handshake, a good cigar, and a healthy dose of humility. Fred was the same man on the floor of the Senate, the movie studio, or the town square of Lawrenceburg, his home. Fred believed that the greatness of our nation was defined by the hard work, faith, and honesty of its people. He had an enduring belief in the exceptionalism of our country, and that America could provide the opportunity for any boy or girl, in any corner of our country, to succeed in life.”
Thompson played District Attorney Arthur Branch on Law & Order for five seasons and then left the show to run for president. He eventually dropped out due to a lack of support. In 1994, he won a seat for Senate and then in 1996 he won a six-year term. After Thompson retired from politics, he hosted a conservative radio talk show and became a TV advertiser for American Advisers Group.
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders, 60, died Sunday, October 25, 2015 after a battle with cancer. Saunders was a head coach in the NBA for 17 seasons and had a 654-592 record. In August, Saunders announced that he was being treated for Hodgkin lymphoma and stated that the doctors believed that it was very treatable and curable. However, in September Saunders announced that he would miss the entire 2015-16 season due to the diagnosis and treatment. Saunders became an NBA head coach in 1996 with the Timberwolves and led the team to eight straight playoff appearances. He was known for having a specialty and gift for coaching point guards.
In a statement NBA commissioner Adam Silver expressed his sincere condolences to Saunders’ family and said, “…Flip’s untimely passing has left a gaping hole in the fabric of our league. Flip was a beloved figure around the NBA, nowhere more so than in Minnesota, demonstrating a genuine and consistent passion for his players, his team and the game. On behalf of the NBA, we offer our most sincere condolences to Flip’s wife, Debbie, their four children and the entire Minnesota Timberwolves organization.”
Players throughout the league turned to social media to express their sadness and provide condolences to the Saunders family. Kevin Garnett, posted the message “forever in my heart…”Garnett was one of the players who was impacted greatly by Saunders and was developed into one of the best players in the NBA and eventually into MVP.
According to the NBA officials, coaches will wear a lapel pin this season to honor the memory of Saunders. Players union executive director Michele Roberts said in a statement, “He was not only a well-liked and well-respected coach. He was also a mentor and friend to so many of our players. His impact on our players, the game and his community is profound, and we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Saunders family and the entire basketball fraternity, as we mourn this loss.”
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