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Francesca Battistelli and Andrea Bocelli team up for Christmas duet

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When Christian contemporary artist Francesca Battistelli answered a phone call asking her to perform a Christmas duet with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, there was no hesitation in her answer: “absolutely.” “It was ...

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‘The Fantasy Makers’ explores creativity, faith of Tolkien and Lewis

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The trascendental works of famed English scholars J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are known and loved by all. Lesser known are the works of George MacDonald; the precursor of fantasy literature in ...

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Christmas ‘Mystery’ revealed in ballet

This year marks the 21st season of The Mystery of Christmas (MOC). This original version of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, debuted in Kansas City and is continuing its hi-tech, family-friendly production ...

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Focus on the Family premieres comedy series

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Marking a new foray into YouTube original content, Focus on the Family has debuted a short-form comedy series on the popular social media platform. Created and developed by the organization’s social media strategy team, ...

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Expert advice for decorating your home for Christmas

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With the early wintery weather this year, many homeowners are a little behind schedule in their outdoor Christmas decorating. If that sounds like you, outdoor home maintenance expert Scott Shippy has some ...

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New Christmas music releases join recent classics

Looking for some new Christmas music or thinking you missed some great releases of recent years? Check out what’s new for 2018 plus some albums you may want to consider from previous ...

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Michael W Smith to sing at Bush funeral

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Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith will sing “Friends” at former President George H.W. Bush’s service at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday. “It means something because I’ve been friends with him ...

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How can the church use the visual arts to glorify the Lord?

As Christians we sometimes have relegated the visual arts to the very fringe of life. We often dismiss our own creativity as impractical to the work of evangelism. But is this what ...

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KC Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ will leave you speechless

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Christmas is gifts, snow, imagination, music and magic for kids. A Christmas tradition that incorporates all these is the Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The opening night for The Nutcracker in Kansas ...

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Why did Christian film ‘The Reliant’ get an R rating?

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Christian movie insiders are questioning the actions of the Motion Picture Association of America after it gave Christian film “The Reliant,” starring Kevin Sorbo and other Christian celebrities, an R rating. Strangely, ...

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Awe-inspiring ‘Blue Planet II’ leads December streaming lineup

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King David likely would have enjoyed watching nature documentaries on television. After all, he’s the one who told us “the heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1) and that mountain peaks ...

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‘At Eternity’s Gate’ explores complicated Vincent van Gogh

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He had come to Arles to get away from the fog and colorless gray of Paris. But when Vincent van Gogh first arrives, it seems little better. Wind buffets the window, rattling ...

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Anti-Trump TV show Murphy Brown gets canned

The reboot of the Murphy Brown TV show has been cancelled only a few months after it debuted. Billed as a liberal and anti-Trump response to what was considered the pro-Trump Roseanne ...

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5 family-friendly shows for December

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The commercialization of Christmas started in the early 1900s, grew out of control by the middle of the century, and has gotten only worse each decade since. Christmas now starts in October, ...

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‘My Pillow’ inventor donates $1 million to pro-life film

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I addition to his pillow, his donation may also help him sleep at night. The inventor of the “My Pillow,” Mike Lindell, is investing $1 million into the pro-life film “Unplanned.” “I’m ...

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