Culture

How was the Bible made?

My first Bible was a red King James Version New Testament given to me by the Gideons when I was in the fifth grade. I took it home and read its first words: “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat […]

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South Florida says goodbye to ‘Musicianary’ Bobby Michaels

Bobby Michaels, a popular Christian recording artist from West Palm Beach, recently passed away while ministering in Cambodia. Michaels touched the lives of many people over the years through his music and his missions Life called Musicianaries. Musicianaries served Christian musicians and church worship leaders in the world’s poorest countries, even venturing into countries known […]

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Jim Channell heats up airwaves in SW Florida

“With God before us, who could possibly stand against us?” the voice on the radio bellows each weekday morning. Thousands of Southwest Floridians have started their day with him for more than a decade. Halfway around the globe, people are listening to his voice as he talks about the history of contemporary Christian music. Meanwhile, […]

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Uplifting films for troubling times

God once told Joshua, “I will not leave you or forsake you. … Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:5-9). We’ll get through these tough economic times. The following is a list of a few films featuring characters enduring and triumphing over hardships […]

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‘Go back and be happy’

After a horrific car crash, doctors gave up on Julie Papievis, but God – and her father – surely didn’t. Julie Papievis often feels she is not of this world.  “It sometimes feels as if my soul went home, but my body came back,” she says. In May of 1993 Julie’s life was forever altered […]

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Slumdogs and slavery

On the Monday morning following the Oscars, U.S. News websites splashed the announcement that the “little film that could,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” had garnered the Best Picture of 2008 award. Buried on many of the same web pages was News that 48 children had been rescued from prostitution, and several pimps were arrested during the previous […]

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Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten fights domestic violence

Jason Witten remembers the pain. The Dallas Cowboys tight end remembers the screaming, the confusion and all the other terrible consequences of domestic violence. He doesn’t want others to experience what he did growing up. So he’s doing something about it. While many NFL players occasionally throw a requisite bone to charities to satisfy their […]

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Martial-arts Life leads kung-fu master to Christ

Taiwanese kung-fu master Liu Chang probably didn’t think a routine seminar he led at Virginia Bluefield College would lead to him to Christ. But that’s just what happened. Liu, a widely-respected karate expert, was one of two visiting instructors at a martial-arts seminar hosted by Doug Minnix, Bluefield’s faculty advisor for the school’s karate club. […]

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Faith-based film ‘C Me Dance’ appears in 200 cities in April

“C Me Dance,” the first film produced by Uplifting Culture – a new faith-based motion picture company – will premiere in 200 theaters across the country on April 3. The film is being endorsed by the Leukemia Foundation and the Dove Foundation for excellence in filmmaking. “C Me Dance” tells the story of a teenage […]

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