Founder Chris Stone discusses recent campaigns in MarketWatch interview
Faith Driven Consumer continues to make a splash in the national news.
In today’s piece, “Where Would God Want You to Shop?”, The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch writer Quentin Fotrell interviews Chris Stone about the economic power of the $1.75 trillion Faith Driven Consumer market with brands across America.
What’s NOT for HGTV to like?
Faith without works is dead. And this biblical message from the second chapter of James is something David and Jason Benham take seriously as they steward their businesses in alignment with their Christian faith and worldview.
As part of their relationship with Bank of America and its Nehemiah Community partner, the Benhams are privileged to serve veterans through a program that refurbishes foreclosed properties and then sells them to their military families at a discounted rate.Read more
Quoting from the Bible can get you in trouble these days. Just ask Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame, who’s recent Easter sermon to his church has landed him in hot water – again. Or David and Jason Benham, who recently lost their upcoming HGTV show, Flip It Forward, for publicly expressing their Bible-based beliefs.
But exactly what is it that’s so offensive? Check out this video by David Benham in which he takes a look at 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – the Bible passage that got Phil Robertson in trouble. Here, we see that the message that Robertson shared is actually a hope-filled promise of victory that sets all of us free from our sins – no matter what the flavor.
And Benham also encourages each of us – no matter which side we’re on – to read the Bible for ourselves and let God’s Word speak for itself.Read more
Benham Brothers Thank Faith Driven Consumers for Their Support
Church called to a boldness flowing from repentanceRead more
UPDATE: The Infographic now includes HEAVEN IS FOR REAL!
Here is a brand new analysis detailing the commercial performance of the first three Year of the Bible Movie offerings. Faith Driven Consumer’s new Bible Movie Scorecard INFOGRAPHIC compares the 2004 Bible box office hit THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, which we consider to be the "gold standard" for movies intended to appeal to faith-based audiences, to four weeks of domestic box office data from NOAH, SON OF GOD, and GOD’S NOT DEAD. Specifically, we measure the return on investment for each film as well as other key metrics and insights.
Conclusion? There’s a direct link between our Faith-Friendly Film Review Ratings and success at the box office.
As Founder Chris Stone put it, “When a filmmaker creates an entertainment product that respects the biblical message, narrative, and worldview, it resonates with a Faith Driven Consumer audience that spends $1.75 trillion annually. We’re here to encourage Hollywood to keep it up — give us more faith-compatible entertainment choices and we will reward you for products that resonate with Faith Driven Consumers."
Check it out, give us your thoughts, and share with your friends!Read more
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You’ve probably heard about Mozilla’s recent intolerance toward people with a biblical view of marriage. Last week – following a firestorm of protest from gay activists – the tech company known for its internet browser Firefox compelled its new CEO to step down simply because he, as a private citizen, contributed $1,000 to California’s pro-marriage Proposition 8 campaign…six years ago.
According to pro-gay advocates, it’s theoretically acceptable for companies like Mozilla to hire Christians as long as they are never permitted to assume leadership roles. The same people who claim to support equal treatment for everyone want to deny access to employment opportunities based on personal convictions – in effect a new “glass ceiling” for a faith-driven worldview.Read more
Following a firestorm of protest from gay activists this week, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned yesterday from his leadership role at the internet browser giant after less than two weeks on the job.
Eich’s unforgiveable sin? A $1,000 donation in 2008 in support of California’s Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman and passed with the support of more than 7 million Californians – a 53% majority.
This, despite the fact that Eich made all the requisite apologies, gyrations and genuflections before the High Altar of Political Correctness.Read more
World Vision Shifts Course and Approves Same-Sex Marriage for its Employees
Faith Driven Consumers must now make a stewardship decision
In a move that has shocked the Evangelical Christian community in the United States, World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns announced yesterday in an exclusive Christianity Today interview that it has changed its employee conduct policy and will now allow persons in same-sex marriages who profess belief in Jesus to work for the Christian organization.
As one of the largest Christian charities in the world – taking in more than one billion dollars in revenues in 2013 and serving more than 100 million in 100 countries – the decision highlights a theological shift away from biblical orthodoxy on a matter that many Evangelical donors consider to be nonnegotiable – the definition of marriage as exclusively limited to one man and one woman.Read more
So what’s the buzz in Hollywood these days? Well, the Bible, of course.
What comes to mind when you think about St. Patrick’s Day – shamrocks, leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage? Not surprisingly, these symbols have very little (if anything) to do with the man behind the holiday. Once we remove the legends and myths, Patrick’s inspirational testimony is more about the golden rule than a pot of gold.Read more