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American Idol Gospel singer Mandisa dead at 47

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Grammy-winning contemporary Christian singer Mandisa Lynn Hundley, a former top-10 American Idol finisher, was found dead Thursday in her Nashville home. She was 47. The announcement was made on social media, and no cause ...

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Faith propels Dennis Quaid from drugs to life of fulfillment

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Living a hard life prepared actor Dennis Quaid to experience the life that God has for him today. “It has gotten me through hard times,” he says. “It has gotten me through ...

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The Dirty Dozen: List of sexually exploitative companies released

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has released its annual list of 12 mainstream contributors to sexual exploitation. This year’s rankings includes big tech companies, online retailers and a U.S. law that ...

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Star of TV series “County Rescue” focused on bringing faith to Hollywood

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Actor Brett Varvel, who appears on the Great American Family series “County Rescue,” is on a mission to bring faith to the entertainment industry. “The thing that we explore in this show ...

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MO bill names Branson ‘Live Entertainment Capital’ of Missouri

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The Missouri House last week voted to name Branson the Live Entertainment Capital of Missouri. The city has more than 100 live entertainment venues, according to Branson.com and sees almost 8 million ...

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Former “Wonder Years” star celebrates two years of faith on Easter Sunday

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Danica McKellar, start of the hit TV series “Wonder Years,” said her life changed forever when fellow actress Candace Cameron Bure invited her to church on Palm Sunday. “Easter week for me ...

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Director Martin Scorsese producing TV series about Christian saints

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Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will produce and host a documentary series about Christian saints. “Martin Scorsese Presents: The Saints” is scheduled as an eight-part limited series, with the first four episodes debuting ...

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Political agenda robs liberal comedy of its humor, Babylon Bee founder says

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Comedy that comes from the political left is no longer funny, according to CEO Seth Dillon of Babylon Bee. “I think one of the ways that they lost their sting was because ...

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Distorted film depicting “Christian nationalism” flops

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“God and Country,” actor Rob Reiner’s documentary film on “Christian nationalism,” has flopped at the box office. “Here’s the good news — ‘God and Country’ is a bomb,” Catholic League President Bill ...

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Half of “The Chosen” viewers are not Christians

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The popular television series “The Chosen” is having an impact beyond simply entertaining Christian viewers. Research by the producers found that many non-Christians also are tuning in. “We recently had some data ...

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5 Jesus movies to watch before Easter

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As Christians prepare for Easter Sunday, some are searching for a movie to include in their activities. But what to watch? Here’s what others are including in their “top Easter movies” lists. ...

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Child star of “Family Affair” finds faith, sobriety after long battle

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Actor Johnny Whitaker became a child star on the television series “Family Affair” and went on to live a turbulent life. Today, he shares a message of faith and overcoming addiction at ...

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Ten March Madness coaches name Christian musicians as favorites

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Don’t be surprised to hear Christian music in the background when college basketball’s March Madness tips off on Thursday CBS Sports asked all 68 head coaches in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament ...

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Hispanic pastor is ‘Flamin’ Hot’ in Hollywood

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A leading Hispanic pastor has a new mission field – Hollywood. The Rev. Samual Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, has produced such hit films as “Flamin’ Hot” and ...

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True story of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson streams this month

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“The Blind,” the true story of Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame, will be available on demand from Great American Pure Flix, beginning on March 22. “The message of ‘The Blind’ is ...

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The Rabbit hOle children’s literature experience now open in North KC

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Just in time for spring break, local parents have an innovative new option for family outings. The Rabbit hOle, the Kansas City “Explor-a-storium” that’s been in the works for the past eight years, ...

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2024 Movieguide Award Winners Include Dennis Quaid, ‘Sound of Freedom,’ ‘Jesus Revolution’

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The films nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening are a mixed bag for Christians. The recent Movieguide Faith & Values Awards, however, recognized movies that the whole ...

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“How Great Thou Art”: 75th anniversary recording with new verse will support humanitarian causes

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Christian singer-songwriter Matt Redman has teamed up with 15 other artists and released a new version of “How Great Thou Art” to mark its 75th anniversary. “Someone wrote something out of the ...

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How the 2024 Oscars portray a post-Christian West

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This year’s Best Picture nominees at the 2024 Academy Awards showcase how our culture is wrestling with a post-Christian society, whether or not these films feature religion or not. While Hollywood has ...

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No twerking, drinking or smoking: The Cove Christian nightclub opens in Nashville

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It can be difficult for younger Christians to find a place to hang out with friends and socialize without compromising their values. The Cove, a pop-up nightclub in Nashville, offers a fun ...

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Discovering the 7 Churches of Revelation on the Big Screen

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Combining archeology, history, science, and scriptures with film, Tim Mahoney offers a new examination of the warnings written by the apostle John regarding how we should choose to live. The movie theater ...

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Mamma Mia will charm audiences in electrifying production

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The 25th anniversary tour of MAMMA MIA! returns to Kansas City tonight at the Music Hall through March 10 with catchy tunes, incredible vocal performance, and high energy choreography. With ABBA’s timeless ...

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Entertainment consumers say media pushes stereotypes of religion

A staggaring 80% of entertainment consumers would like to see fewer religious stereotypes and more faith-based movies, according to a HarrisX poll conducted in collaboration with the Faith & Media Initiative. The ...

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Barbie meets Aslan: Netflix promises to be true to Narnia books

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Christians who love “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis understandably have been nervous since it was announced that Greta Gerwig would direct new film adaptations for Netflix. Afterall, she may be ...

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The Little War exhibit at National War I Museum shows Great War from children’s perspective

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World War I took a heavy toll, not only on the soldiers who fought but also on the families who waited for them at home. The Little War, a new exhibit that ...

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