Culture

“In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem” will screen nationwide on May 23

With the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War approaching, Christian Broadcasting Network and Fathom Events bring to theaters the docudrama “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem” for a one-night theatrical screening nationwide Tuesday, May 23. It is the compelling story of heroism and victory by a small group of Israeli paratroopers who—at a heavy cost of lives—managed to take back Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, then to radio their commander the message that this strategic and symbolic piece of real estate was “in our hands.” “Most accounts of the Six-Day War are straight documentaries, and The Battle of Ammunition Hill is […]

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“Champion” Focuses on Forgiveness

You may have found yourself at a movie theater to support a Christian film in the past, surrounded by members of your church, where the movie was corny, cheesy or unrealistic, the gospel was forced into scenes unnaturally, and you were glad you didn’t invite an unsaved friend. “Champion” is not that movie. It seems the industry is starting to get the idea behind making Christian films: outreach. This is not a movie made exclusively for Christians with cameos by famous Christian bands; “Champion” is a movie with actual potential to reach the unsaved. The gospel is presented very clearly […]

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Dove Channel’s New Show is Frankly Family Fun

  Back in September of 2015 the Dove Channel was first launched to provide conscientious entertainment online, and the channel has now grown into one of the largest libraries for faith-based and family-friendly content with hundreds of films, children’s programs, documentaries and television episodes available for streaming. Recently, they have taken on a timely project with a new original series, “Frankly Faraci.”   The Channel Parents know all too well how difficult it can be to provide both quality and wholesome entertainment for the whole family. Our culture is inundated with subject material that violates the values of many. That […]

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“The Case for Christ” is a Must See this Easter

“‘Logic!’ said the Professor half to himself. ‘Why don’t they teach logic at these schools? There are only three possibilities. Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is telling the truth. You know she doesn’t tell lies and it is obvious that she is not mad. For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must assume that she is telling the truth’” (C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, 1950). “What is truth?” This is a question that every person who has ever lived has asked at some point. […]

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New Faith-based Films Expected to Impact Lives

The good news in the world of faith-based films is that we are continuing to see increasing numbers of these films coming to theaters, touching millions of lives with their messages. Although there are occasional Hollywood-produced pseudo-faith-based films (e.g., “Noah” and “Exodus”) that distort the message, there has been no lack of truly inspiring, uplifting films with biblical faith messages. These movies inspire and encourage believers, providing a special opportunity for an uplifting experience for families. And since many people who are hesitant to come to church might accept an invitation to see a movie, these films often help reach […]

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Women of Faith Who Impacted History

March is Women’s History Month. When we think of important Christian women, we often think of the Virgin Mary. But did you know that one of the very first missionaries in the New Testament was actually a woman? She never gets a proper name, but we know her as the woman at the well (John 4:4-26). All throughout, women have played a pivotal role in Christian history. Women have been used by God to spread the good news of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, and are examples of God’s love on earth ever since Jesus’ days. Three deeply Christian women […]

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“Facing Darkness” Shines Light on a Dark Disease

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” (Isaiah 41:10, NLT). What do you do when faced with a crisis the world has never seen before? What do you do when your only heroes on the frontline have started to fall? What do you do when the darkness creeps in, fear overwhelms and your faith is pressed from all directions? These were questions that Samaritan’s Purse was faced with during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in […]

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“The Shack” Stirs Strong Reactions

Mention “The Shack,” the upcoming movie based on the bestselling book that is opening in theaters March 3rd, and you are sure to get a strong reaction. Some praise it as an emotionally gripping drama that depicts God in untraditional ways that promote hope and healing. Others condemn it as heresy with the potential to lead people away from a biblical understanding of salvation, saying it embraces Universalism. The book’s author, William Paul Young, who was raised by missionary parents living among a tribe in New Guinea, said he originally wrote the book at the request of his wife to […]

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New Documentary asks the compelling question: Is Genesis History?

Do you remember what happened a few years ago—it was all over the news—like say 6,000 years or more ago? Yeah, me neither. I can hardly remember what I had for breakfast; I certainly cannot remember my birth, let alone the beginning of space and time. Of course, we are at a disadvantage, are we not? You see, one of the key issues with understanding history is simply this: we were not there. All we have to go on is little bread crumbs that the centuries have left. Everyone has the same available evidence. But how we interpret that evidence […]

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Black History Highlights Christian Missionaries of African-American Heritage

In honor of Black History Month, here are significant mission events that happened on these dates in February involving African-Americans. These are just a few examples of what people of one racial background are doing to fulfill the Great Commission.   February 1, 1823 Betsey Stockton, a young black woman in company with 13 white missionaries, was on board a ship rounding the southern tip of South America. Those missionaries were on their way to the Sandwich Islands (present-day Hawaii). They had left New Haven, Connecticut in November, having been sent by the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, […]

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