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Video: Top 5 Christian Audio Dramas

July 1st, 2015

We count down our top 5 Christian audio dramas. What do you think of our list? What other audio dramas would you recommend? Be sure to let me know in the comments and I'll be happy to discuss them with you!



Find out more about these audio dramas:

Down Gilead Lane -- http://goo.gl/jJZIUi

Lamplighter Theater -- http://goo.gl/Sf80eL

Radio Theater -- http://goo.gl/Uzh5b7

Jonathan Park -- http://goo.gl/XVmz46

Adventures in Odyssey -- http://goo.gl/KIGY56

Audacity Available on Digital Download

June 24th, 2015

Ray Comfort and Living Waters Publications have always been known for their controversial topics and discussions. From a documentary about abortion (180) to a film about evolution (Evolution vs. God), they've sparked discussion over a variety of controversial topics. Today is no different, as they release their latest documentary, Audacity. In this film they tackle the issue of homosexuality head-on, sharing their beliefs and thoughts on witnessing to a homosexual audience. The synopsis for this film reads:

From Living Waters, creators of the award-winning TV program “The Way of the Master” and the hit movies “180” and “Evolution vs. God,” comes the powerful film “Audacity.” Executive produced by TV co-host and best-selling author Ray Comfort (Hell’s Best Kept Secret, Scientific Facts in the Bible), this film delivers an unexpected, eye-opening look at the controversial topic of homosexuality.

Peter (Travis Owens) is an aspiring comedian encouraged by his friend Ben (Ben Price, Australia’s Got Talent finalist) to perform at the local comedy club. But stage fright isn’t Peter’s only fear. When confronted with one of today’s most divisive issues, he feels compelled to speak, but can he? Challenged by his coworker Diana (Molly Ritter) to defend his convictions about homosexuality and gay marriage, will he have the courage to stand for what he believes—even at the risk of losing a friendship? And how will he respond when faced with a harrowing life-or-death experience?

“Audacity” uses a unique approach to address a very sensitive subject in contemporary society. Regardless of your views on homosexuality, you’ll gain fresh insights and a new perspective.



To find out more, you can visit their website at www.audacitymovie.com. There you can learn more about downloading this movie digitally.

What do you think about this film? We welcome your friendly discussion in the comments below. This has quickly become a popular and extremely controversial social issue, so it will be interesting to see how this film is received. As always, be sure to stay tuned as we bring you the latest Christian film news!

Old Fashioned on DVD

June 16th, 2015

It's no secret that we absolute loved Old Fashioned when it came out. We mentioned it on our Youtube channel, reviewed it on our podcast, and gave it plenty of coverage on our blog. After a successful run in the theaters last February, this movie is now coming to DVD today. The synopsis for this film says:

"A romantic-drama, Old Fashioned centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an "old-fashioned" and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America."

You can find out more about this film in our New Movies section, or you can purchase this film over on www.ChristianCinema.com If you have seen this film, or are planning on seeing it, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And as always, stay tuned for all the latest news!

Pure Flix - Christian Alternative to Netflix

June 8th, 2015

Ever since Netflix Instant Play rose to popularity, Christians have been looking for a similar service, featuring Christian films and a variety of wholesome entertainment. While Netflix does have some options, such as God's Not Dead, and the new exclusive series Veggietales in the House, the selection is still pretty limited. There have been a few other services that we've mentioned from time to time, and today we're letting you know about a new one releasing from Pure Flix, one of the biggest names in the Christian film industry right now.

With a design and UI very similar to Netflix, it would seem they're attempting to give Christians an option to directly compete with Netflix. The service is priced at $7.99/month, and will allow you to watch on a computer, on Android phones, or Roku. Some of the titles available for instant online streaming include:

-Old Fashioned

-Pirate's Code

-Dancer and the Dame

-Sarah's Choice

-What If...

-One Hit from Home

-Finding Normal

-The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

-Kingdom Under the Sea

These are just a few of the titles, and if you want to find out more for yourself, you can visit www.PureFlix.com. What do you think about this? Will you be subscribing to this service? As always, be sure to let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below!

Hope Bridge on DVD

May 26th, 2015

As we enter into Summer, we're seeing even more Christian films being released! Today we're bringing you a film that released on DVD today, Hope Bridge. The synopsis reads:

After his father’s shocking suicide, Jackson (Booboo Stewart) begins a search for the truth behind the devastating decision his father made. A violent outburst at school crosses his path with a counselor, Eric (Kevin Sorbo) who wants to help Jackson deal with his grief, and Sophie (Rebeca Robles,) a girl with a troubled past of her own.

With Sophie’s assistance, Jackson travels down a twisting road leading to a decades-old secret that could destroy him. As Eric’s guidance falls on deaf ears, Jackson’s quest for answers is only breeding more questions. Will he be doomed to repeat the same cycle, or will he choose to journey forward and find hope for his future?



If you want to find out more about this direct-to-video release, you can read more in our New Movies section, or on their website at www.hopebridgemovie.com. Also, iIf you're looking for more Christian films to see this summer, check out our video of the 8 Must-see Christian Films of Summer 2015!

Update on Left Behind 2

May 24th, 2015

Last month, we let you know that the producers behind the new Left Behind movie were looking into creating a sequel. So, to raise more funds for their film, they took to Indiegogo, in an attempt to raise $500,000 by May 7th, 2015. That day has now passed, and they have unfortunately only been able to raise 16% of their goal, $80,699 in total.

However, this was a flexible funding campaign, meaning they receive all that money, despite not reaching their goal. So now, this leaves a lot of unanswered questions. Will the sequel still go through? Will they be able to produce the film they want to make with only $80,000? According to IMDB, the first film's budget was $16M, and grossed roughly $14M. The movie also received very negative reviews almost universally, and many (including us in our video review) were disappointed in the end product.



So, it looks like the future is uncertain for Left Behind 2. As seen in the video above, they seem to want to make a whole series of this movies, chronicling the entire account told in the books. But will they be able to go through with the second film? Only time will tell, so be sure to check back as we bring you the latest on the future of Left Behind!

CFC - Now 2 Years Old!

May 22nd, 2015

On May 22nd, 2013, two years ago today, Christian Film Central went live to the public. It's been an exciting journey, and I've been absolutely amazed by all of the incredible experiences I've gotten to have because of this website. This year in particular has been such a blessing, as we've seen exponential growth on this website. We've now reached over 70,000 people in the history of our website, with more visiting all the time. In the past year we have:

-Started a Facebook page, which has been a great way to get out news to a lot of people quickly

-Launched a podcast, which we've had a lot of fun reviewing movies on. We now have over 75 subscribers, and we're planning on doing a lot more with this channel in the future.

-Beefed up our email subscription by using Mailchimp. We've been actively trying to increase our list, and we now have over 350 email subscribers!

-And probably the thing we're most excited about is our new Youtube channel! I've really enjoyed making videos again, and keeping to a schedule has been an exciting challenge for me. We specialize in Christian film reviews, but we're finding we also enjoy creating lists, like our Top 3 Christian Films of 2014 and our newest video, the 8 Must-see Christian Films of Summer 2015.



Thanks for all the support and encouraging notes over the past two years, and we're looking forward to bringing you lots more news, videos, and reviews over the next year! If you haven't already, you can subscribe to our email newsletter for all the latest news, or you can subscribe to our Youtube channel to keep up with all of our latest videos!

I apologize that there has been less content appearing on this website over the past few months. I've been working on building a web design business, and it has been harder to keep up with everything. However, we will continue to keep this website updated, and there are no plans to stop working on this website any time soon. In fact, we have lots of ideas we're hoping to implement over the summer, so as always, stay tuned!

Again, we really appreciate all the support. Every Facebook like, Youtube subscription and email subscription really does make the difference!

Thanks and God bless,

Noah Metzger

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