Gibson’s Passion sequel: Mel Gibson is said to be working on a sequel to his successful The Passion of The Christ. The Times of Israel


Laughing it off: Confessional comedienne Chonda Pierce says “people are paying me to hear what I would pay to tell my shrink.” The Ledger-Enquirer


Brothers’ horror gospel: Film-making brothers Chad and Carey Hayes “have devoted their lives to mixing Jesus with horror” in movies like The Conjuring 2, just released nationwide. Religion News Service


Everyday singer reflects: Everyday Sunday singer Trey Pearson talks about how coming out as gay might affect his Christian music career. Billboard


Spirit West celebration: The Christian music-themed Spirit West Coast Festival has progressed from a local four-day camping event to a popular touring festival now celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Press Enterprise


Catholic Bible reading: A new State of the Bible Survey by the American Bible Society found that 77 percent of Catholics want to read the Bible more often. Catholic News Service


Kirk Franklin’s anniversary: Kirk Franklin, “a giant in the world of gospel music,” is marking two decades of music with his 20 Years in One Night tour. The Louisiana Weekly


Lauren Daigle ‘rising’: Two KLove Fan Awards “further fuel Lauren Daigle’s rising stardom in the world of Christian music.” The Advertiser


Not Dead lawsuit: God’s Not Dead grossed $140 million for producer Pure Flix Entertainment, but it was based on a screenplay by two writers—one of them the son of the late Michael Landon—who say they deserve $100 million for it. Courthouse News Service