Culture

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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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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Three killed when car hits MercyMe tour bus

Two teenagers and an unborn baby were killed Aug. 8 when a car collided with a tour bus carrying the band MercyMe at an intersection in Fort Wayne, Ind. MercyMe had wrapped up a concert in Fort Wayne, and around 1:15 a.m. their bus was traveling through a green light when a car in an […]

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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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Modern evangelicalism builds empires, not disciples

A review of  ‘A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church’ Joel Osteen’s effervescent smile to the contrary, all is not well in American evangelicalism. If you grew up evangelical, or spent all your Christian life in that domain, you might, like the proverbial frog in the kettle, not know how influenced by American culture modern American […]

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Local rapper Proverb Newsome shares the Gospel in Cambodia

This spring, Musicianaries International, Inc., a Life that uses food, music and evangelism to meet real needs in Cambodia, lost a key figure in their organization when their founder, Christian recording artist Bobby Michaels, passed away while ministering in Cambodia. Fortunately for the Life, West Palm Beach rapper Proverb Newsome has stepped into the musical […]

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