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Steven Curtis Chapman comes to South Florida Aug. 15

Five-time Grammy Award winner Steven Curtis Chapman will perform at Land Shark Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 15, as part of the Marlins’ “Super Saturdays” home game program. The Christian singer and songwriter will take the stage after the Florida Marlins take on the Colorado Rockies at 6:10 p.m. The concert will also be followed by a fireworks extravaganza. Concert attendees are also invited to stop by the Strike Zone at Gate H, where players and celebrities will be signing autographs. Chapman’s most recent album “This Moment” is based on the themes of family, worship and international awareness. After releasing his […]

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Adoption groups counter ‘Orphan’ horror film

Adoption advocates are rallying to speak up for the world’s orphans in light of a recent Warner Brothers horror film that depicts a young adopted orphan girl as a murderer. The movie “Orphan” was released in theaters on July 24 and tells the story of a couple that adopts a young girl named Esther from the local orphanage. She appears sweet at first but turns out to be, to put it mildly, a terror. The trailer shows her being picked on by school classmates and then, seconds later, on a murderous rampage. One early version of the trailer – which […]

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Inspirational film ‘The River Within’ tackles life’s tough questions

“The River Within,” a new Christian-themed film, ambitiously tackles some of life’s largest questions. The film’s main character Jason returns home from law school to study for his upcoming bar exam, but is pressured into becoming a youth pastor. Suddenly his world, and his presumed place in it, is turned upside down and he finds himself haunted by the question: “What am I doing here?” Cloud Ten Pictures Inc., the Christian film production and distribution house behind the “Left Behind” film series, has recently acquired all of the media distribution rights to “The River Within,” produced and directed by Zac […]

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Adoption groups counter ‘Orphan’ horror film

Adoption advocates are rallying to speak up for the world’s orphans in light of a recent Warner Brothers horror film that depicts a young adopted orphan girl as a murderer. The movie “Orphan” was released in theaters on July 24 and tells the story of a couple that adopts a young girl named Esther from the local orphanage. She appears sweet at first but turns out to be, to put it mildly, a terror. The trailer shows her being picked on by school classmates and then, seconds later, on a murderous rampage. One early version of the trailer – which […]

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Matt Redman’s new album reminds believers that ‘We shall not be shaken’

Known for having penned popular worship songs sung in churches across the world including “Blessed be your name,” “Better is one day,” “You never let go” and “Heart of Worship,” recording artist Matt Redman encourages everyone to turn to worship in times of struggle on his seventh studio album “We shall not be shaken.” The project will release nationwide Aug. 25 via sixstepsrecords. “We shall not be shaken” uses simple poetic lyrics to express unbreakable truth in an age of utter brokenness. Working with producer Robert Marvin (Mat Kearney) and writer Jonas Myrin (Steven Curtis Chapman, Natasha Bedingfield), Redman wrote […]

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David Crowder*Band releases new record called ‘Church Music’

GMA Dove winners and former MSN “Artist of the Year” David Crowder*Band will release their fifth studio album, “Church Music,” on Sept. 22 from sixstepsrecords and EMI CMG Label Group. Aptly titled, the band hopes their self-produced recording will prompt listeners to recognize the continual evolvement of music within the church as well as transport them into an awareness that we exist within the very presence of God, therefore allowing “church music” to happen anywhere. “I hope this album serves as a reminder of music within the Church, of its richness and its broadness and the tension that exists in […]

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The superpower of Spider-Saints

First appearing in the early 1960’s in the Marvel Comics, Spider-Man is one of the most popular fictional superheroes of all time. His unique skill of shooting spider webs gave him the ability to attach himself to buildings and structures. This enabled him to move great distances at tremendous speeds, clinging from wall to wall as he fought his many foes. The recent popularity of a series of Spider-Man films reminded me of a story I once heard about an encounter Robert the Bruce had with a spider. Along Came a Spider As the story goes, Robert the Bruce, the […]

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