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Newest film adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ is a funny delight

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When it comes to cinematic adaptations of Jane Austen novels, you can usually count on a few things: an unlikely romance, a rejected marriage proposal, the importance of having an amiable dancing ...

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The Price is Right donates $100K to Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood has found a friend in the TV show, The Price is Right. The show donated nearly $100,000 to the abortion provider in the nation in a recent episode featuring drag ...

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Major amusement parks delay openings over Covid-19

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With Memorial Day weekend and the end of the school year fast approaching, Missouri’s three major theme parks normally would be going strong. Of course, this is not a normal year, and ...

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Captivating ‘Dude Perfect’ documentary looks behind popular G-rated comedy

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It’s not wise to let your children watch something without screening it first, but — thankfully — there may be a few exceptions. For example: Dude Perfect. This quintet of basketball trick ...

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Actor Kevin James talks faith, short film mocking coronavirus response

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Last week, actor Kevin James made a short film mocking some people’s response to the novel coronavirus. The short video, titled “Out of Touch,” shows James and another man running and hiding from ...

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Little Richard and his surprising faith story

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Rock ’n’ roll icon Little Richard, who died this weekend at age 87, has been heralded by the entertainment industry as a trailblazer whose performances influenced Elvis, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, ...

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Podcasting shows surprising trends during pandemic

At the beginning of this year, podcasting was projected to be one of the hottest new media. After experiencing a half dozen years of 20% annual growth, this was going to be ...

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Sight & Sound Theatre will broadcast production of “Jesus” on TBN

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Many Branson visitors have enjoyed lavish productions at Sight & Sound Theatre. The company plans to broadcast its production of “Jesus” on TBN on May 13, for one night only. The production ...

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Several good Christian movies available for viewing this weekend

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There’s a lot of trash available on streaming devices and television. Sometimes it’s easy to spend 30 minutes looking for something decent to watch on Netflix, Prime or television. Here are five ...

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Creators of “War Room” movie plan online event for May 8

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Individuals or groups looking for entertainment options during the ongoing pandemic are invited to join in a special event centered around the faith-based movie “War Room.” The creators of the movie are ...

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Egyptian TV series El-Nehaya shows Israel, U.S. destroyed

Israel is almost completely destroyed and millions of Jews slaughtered in the Egyptian science fiction drama El-Nehaya. The program, which has seen high ratings in Egypt and across the Islamic world, was ...

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The Chosen tops our top 5 family things for May

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Have you ever watched a television series that was good at the beginning, great by the second act and left you begging for more when the credits rolled? Such is the case ...

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Pastor offers hope for future of rural churches in new book

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Pastor Danny Davis believes rural churches have a bright future despite the many challenges they face. He shares his insights in the new book “Rural Church Turnaround,” published by CrossLink Publishing. “Danny’s ...

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Faith-based musical “A Week Away” will be shown on Netflix

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Netflix has acquired “A Week Away,” a faith-based musical which has been compared to the smash hit “High School Musical.”  The idea for the movie came from Christian singer and Alan Powell, ...

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‘The Chosen’ streaming series on Jesus surges in popularity

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The series “The Chosen” has surged into the top-tier of well-known and popular productions that people are watching. VidAngel, the family-friendly streaming app, and original content studio, recently announced that it’s series ...

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From the Lincoln Highway to a Scottish revival: Five free documentaries on Youtube

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During the stay-at-home orders, I have had more time in the evenings. It has allowed both Dwight and me to research many topics for which we had long wanted to learn more ...

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Famous museums offer virtual tours of amazing exhibits

Although art museums are closed across the country, many have opened their collection to the public through virtual exhibits. The Covid 19 “stay-at-home” order is the perfect time to visit local, national and ...

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‘The English Game’ series tells history of English soccer

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One of the best new series on Netflix spotlights a slice of little-known English history and a sporting game that rarely gets front-page coverage in the U.S. Titled The English Game, the ...

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Wrestling star Hulk Hogan encourages Christians to put quarantine to good use

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The ongoing stay-at-home orders present a good opportunity for Christians to focus on strengthening their relationships with Christ, wrestling star Hulk Hogan said. “God has taken away everything we worship,” he wrote ...

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Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors story and basketball’s classic move

He needed to be taller than his big brother. He needed to fly. He would invent the jump shot as we know it. Back then, in the 1930s, the game of basketball ...

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4 Christian companies offering free streaming and video in April

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If your only definition of streaming is “Netflix,” then April is a great time to try something new. That’s because multiple family-friendly services — including four of the best ones — are ...

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From John Adams to Bobby Flay, here’s what our readers are watching on television

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Dwight and I have said that we do not want this “stay at home” order to go to waste. We have garden work, back log of business duties, and home projects to ...

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Black Gospel music needed within evangelical churches

White evangelical churches have a music problem, and I fear it’s getting worse. This year, the National Museum of Gospel Music is slated to open in Chicago. It will rise from the ...

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The story behind ‘It is Well With My Soul’

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Since its creation, millions have turned to “It is Well With My Soul” for comfort. The hymn,  written by Horatio G. Spafford, remains one of the most beloved songs of all time ...

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Dolly Parton: virus a ‘Lesson from God…keep faith’

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Country singer Dolly Parton has said she believes the COVID-19 virus is a “lesson from God” that will make everyone “a better person,” in an encouraging video on social media. The singer, ...

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