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David A. R. White’s new movie about redemption

“Hi, may I take your order?”Not many parents would view that question as a harbinger of success for their teenaged child. The phrase has morphed into shorthand for concerns about current job market prospects.According to Christian-movie.com, that same question was also a line in a McDonald’s commercial; it was David A. R. White’s first professional acting job in Hollywood; it was just the first of many successes. These would include three years in a recurring role on Evening Shade, starring Burt Reynolds, as well as guest appearances on Coach, Saved by the Bell, Sisters and Melrose Place.Opening in theaters on […]

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Goodson thankful for Christian parents

Some Christians have miraculous stories of how they came to know Christ. Some have found themselves in some of the deepest, darkest moments one could possibly imagine and realized there was nowhere left to turn but to a Higher Power.Clarence Goodson, a defender on the U.S. World Cup team, is not one of those people.Raised in a very tight-knit family with strong Christian values in Alexandria, Va., Goodson recognized at an early age the difference between right and wrong and was active in his local church. His parents were strong influences in his life and provided him with a Christian […]

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Champion of Faith

Danny Kanell, former NFL QB, joined me on the “Good Sports Magazine Show” premiere in April at the Reach FM studios in Ft. Lauderdale. I had a chance to talk to the local former Westminster grad, drafted as the 130th pick in the 1996 NFL Draft to the New York Giants out of Florida State. He played for the Giants, Falcons, and Broncos, where he passed 31 career TD’s and over 5,000 yards. Danny and I talked about his spiritual and sports journeys and his choice to play NFL football rather than Major League Baseball; he was drafted by the […]

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Hospital visit leads to salvation

John Napier couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Here his father was, dying in the hospital, and in walked Derek Spain, pastor of Lake Placid Baptist Church, who had driven more than two hours to visit him. “It kind of astounded me that this guy drove five hours total that day just to see my father,” Napier said. “Who would do that? What kind of human being? It was my first witness of Christ-like love.” Napier’s father died two days later, but that encounter set Napier on the path to faith in Jesus Christ. Now, five years later, making his […]

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People to pray for healing America at Jubileefest,

This coming July 29th – August 1st weekend is sure to be one of the biggest weekend festivals for Christians ever to take place. Jubileefest, an outdoor Christian festival, will attract over one million believers to Houston, Delaware, with the mission to pray for the healing of America. Over 65 musicians, seven entertainers, and nine popular speakers will perform on five separate stages over the four day period. The main event, known as “Super Saturday,” will take place July 31st, and will be celebrated with the lighting of one million lights to call for the healing of America. The significance […]

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Book review

“The Gospel doesn’t just ignite the Christian life; it’s the fuel that keeps the Christian going every day.” Tullian Tchividjian brings fresh perspective to the Old Testament story of Jonah, in his new book Surprised by Grace; God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels. Crossway Books is scheduled to release it May 31. The central character is Jonah the prophet. The story does not begin with Jonah as a hero, nor does it end that way. In fact, the Jonah’s story ends rather abruptly, as Tchividjian points out a little more than halfway through his book. Jonah is a runner and a […]

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Tullian Tchividjian interview on new book

There is no easy way to combine two separate organizations. Tullian Tchividjian, the new pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, learned this very difficult lesson first hand during the summer and fall of 2009. As he stepped into the pulpit of the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, founder of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Tchividjian preached a sermon series through the book of Jonah. His latest book, Surprised by Grace; God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels, due out in May, is a product of this extremely trying time. This book is the fruit of his personal trial. During […]

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Dallas Jenkins to release film, What If

Dallas Jenkins didn’t grow up spending hours sitting in front of a television or movie screen – his parents monitored how much TV time was allotted to their children. But as a young teen, Dallas got a glimpse of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring Jack Nicholson in one of his most impassioned performances. Dallas was bitten by the film bug, and the movie made a lasting impression on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well, garnering the top five Academy Awards at the 48th Oscar ceremony. “I thought, wow, if I could make a movie […]

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Former Gymnast: Unfavorable Odds

Kim Hamilton Anthony was never your typical world-class gymnast; she wasn’t white, didn’t come from a middle- or upper-class family, and was labeled too tall to be a gymnast. The award-winning athlete shares her painful past and her journey to a purposeful life in her newly released autobiography, Unfavorable Odds. While watching Nadia Comaneci perform in the ’76 Olympics, Anthony fell in love with gymnastics and began doing flips in her grandmother’s living room. “She sent me outside since I was breaking things,” laughs Anthony. “I taught myself how to tumble, do flips with no hands and started jumping off […]

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Love and War by John and Stasi Eldredge

“We live in a love story, set in the midst of a war. Love is our destiny, and all hell is set against it,” write John and Stasi Eldredge in their latest book, Love and War. Written in classic Wild at Heart style, the reader is drawn in early. We are characters in a story much larger than ourselves. This is information we need to have. Ignorance is what causes so many marriages to fail. An enemy is hellbent on the destruction of our marriages and our lives. Like Elisha with his servant, the Eldredges peel back the thin veneer […]

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