Culture

Fearless

“We fear being sued, finishing last, going broke; we fear the mole on the back, the new kid on the block, the sound of the clock as it ticks us closer to the grave,” writes Max Lucado in his latest book “Fearless.” Whether rational or irrational, we live in a world and a time in […]

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Slain student Jones’ legacy lives on

Stephanie Jones couldn’t quite agree with the old adage that time heals all wounds. Her 23-year-old daughter Kim was killed 10 years ago when a gunman walked into the sanctuary of Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. “Maybe for some people time heals wounds, but I think if you have a leg cut off, […]

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Some sentences you just never forget. They get etched into the hard surfaces of your brain like a stony epitaph. For Lisa Hood, those words likely are: “Mark’s OK. He’s in the Hudson.” Dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson,” the nation was amazed when on Jan. 16, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency […]

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Family films rake more than R-rated

The summer blockbusters are over and the box office results are in – family friendly films are killing R-rated movies in the pocketbook as reported by OregonFaithReport. Only one R-rated film, “The Hangover,” made the Top 10 box office list. The next highest grossing R-rated film, “The Watchmen,” came in at a distant No. 18 […]

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‘Lord, Save Us From Your Followers,’

Faith and culture collide with humorous and illuminating results in the even-handed and startlingly redemptive film asking, ‘Why is the Gospel of love dividing America?’  In the wake of civil discourse on the hot button social issues devolving to bumper sticker slogans like “Choose Life – Your Mom Did” or “Democrat and Christian” or “God […]

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”O’ God’ reveals about Oprah’s spirituality

Best-selling author and apologist Josh McDowell, author of “More Than a Carpenter,” and fellow apologist Dave Sterrett of Probe Ministries believe that as many people leave churches and give up on organized religion, they’re turning to Oprah as their spiritual leader. Their new novel “‘O’ God: A dialogue on truth and Oprah’s spirituality” will release […]

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‘The Mysterious Islands’

New Galapagos film challenges evolution on ‘Ground Zero’ of Darwinism As the world prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s landmark book, “On the Origin of Species,” Vision Forum has unveiled details on a new documentary, filmed in the Galapagos Islands, that debunks the conclusions Darwin reached during his storied […]

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Life after death

How one woman held on to her faith after her husband’s tragic death In “Holding Fast for Purpose,” Karen James tells the story of losing her man to a mountain. Kelly James was a man’s man; a follower of Jesus; a lover of life; a godly dad and hopeless romantic. He was a 25-year veteran […]

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YouTube bans video showing abuse at Planned Parenthood

In a censorship that appears politically motivated, the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube has blocked a video critical of Planned Parenthood made by the student-led nonprofit Live Action. The video shows a Planned Parenthood clinic in Birmingham offering to “bend the rules” of Alabama’s parental consent and mandatory reporting laws in order to cover up […]

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Families petition MPAA for ratings

The Family Guide to Movies and Culture has asked the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to drop its “failed” ratings system and return to “standards-based” guidelines, announced Dr. Ted Baehr, Movieguide’s founder and publisher. Movieguide is also asking Americans to sign a petition urging the MPAA to end the ratings system and adopt a […]

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