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Exposure to sexual content in popular movies predicts sexual behavior in adolescence: study

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Researchers at New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College are urging parents to protect their children from sexual content online and in films as they release a new six-year study.  The data shows viewing such ...

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Extraordinary new documentary on Mother Teresa in theaters Oct. 3

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Mother Teresa — one of the most famous figures to emerge from the 20th century for her work helping the poor in India — is the focus of a new documentary that ...

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Maya exhibit at Union Station transports visitors to different time

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Families looking for something both fun and educational to do this fall may want to check out the latest exhibit at Union Station in Kansas City. After an unexpected delay, Maya the ...

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One of Wahlberg brothers found his faith while locked in prison

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While Mark and Donnie Wahlberg achieved great success in music and film, their brother Jim took a darker path that led to prison. “I lived a rough-and-tumble life,” he said. “I was ...

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‘Lifemark’ is boring and unrealistic, even for Christian film standards

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Kirk Cameron‘s adoption movie “Lifemark” has been extended for an extra week after originally being scheduled to close in theaters Sept. 15. The move comes after it was the #4 movie in ...

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Missouri partners with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide books to children

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The state of Missouri is teaming up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to promote childhood literacy. A new state law designates at least $5 million in state funding annually toward the effort. ...

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‘Knocking down’ genre walls, Christian music reaches new audiences

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You don’t have to be a fan of contemporary Christian artists to have heard Christian music in recent years. Thanks to a wave of collaborations between CCM artists and those of other ...

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Wife of country star Jason Aldean stands firm on criticizing  gender transition for kids

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Brittany Aldean, the wife of country music singer Jason Aldean, is not backing down from comments she made opposing gender transitions for children. “I’d really like to thank my parents for not ...

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One Million Moms calls on Disney to cancel “Little Demon” cartoon

Family advocates are sounding the alarm over “Little Demon,” a new FX series from Disney in which a woman s impregnated by Satan and gives birth to an antichrist daughter, as well ...

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How Star Wars’ Jedi were inspired by the Knights Templar and the church

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Star Wars is once again in the spotlight and pulling on nostalgic heartstrings in the new Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The series follows members of ...

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Will ‘Rings of Power’ TV series be faithful to Tolkien’s Christianity?

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As the Sept. 2 release date of Amazon Prime’s controversial series “Rings of Power” nears, fan anticipation is building immensely. The show is meant to be a prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The ...

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Johnny Cash’s son releases devotional book based on his father’s faith

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Although Johnny Cash died two decades ago, his spiritual influence lives on. His son, John Carter Cash, is keeping the flame of his dad’s faith alive by compiling a new devotional book ...

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‘The Greatest Showman’ remains a favorite

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A musical that celebrates marriage, family, and the American Dream. Impossible, right? Not if it’s “The Greatest Showman“. The film, which hit theaters in 2017 is the best movie musical to appear ...

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Spiritual perspectives of Olivia Newton-John emerge after death

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Millions of fans around the world are mourning the death of singer Olivia Newton-John earlier this week. She was, perhaps, one of the most decent people in the entertainment industry. In a ...

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New ‘The Chosen’ documentary engages Gen Z with Jesus

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The makers of the popular Jesus series “The Chosen” got heartwarming reactions of the show from Generation Z in a recent experiment. Much has been made of the fact that Gen Z ...

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Music, rides, livestock and Casting Crowns on tap as Missouri State Fair opens this week in Sedalia

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Summer is winding down, but the fun is about to start at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. The popular event opens on Thursday. The celebration of Missouri’s agriculture, which dates to ...

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Town votes to defund library over sexually-explicit children’s book

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After a library system in Michigan refused to remove sexually-explicit children’s books, the town overwhelmingly voted to defund the library. Jamestown, Michigan Library Board President Larry Walton doubled down on his decision ...

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Trailer for Amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’ series thrills Tolkien fans

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Amazon has released the action-packed new trailer for “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” a highly-anticipated series based on the bestselling books by Christian author J. R. R. Tolkien. ...

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Justin Bieber and crew pray as he resumes tour after health issues

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Justin Bieber has resumed performing after world tour dates were canceled. The health crisis, which precipitated the schedule disruption, was his diagnosis with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The singer, 28, gave his first ...

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BRANSON CARES: How the entertainment industry is leading its community for global impact

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In the center of America’s heartland, Branson, Missouri, has embraced a mission to help children with severe disabilities across the globe through an initiative aptly titled BRANSON CARES. Dubbed “The Live Entertainment Capital ...

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Tony Dow, who played Wally on ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ has died

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Tony Dow, one of television’s most iconic figures for his role in “Leave it to Beaver,” died Wednesday. The actor passed away while on hospice after it was announced his cancer had ...

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Nashville food ministry founder writes of cancer and faith in posthumous memoir

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Tallu Schuyler Quinn, 42, changed the lives of many by creating the Nashville Food Project. In addition to contributing to food scarcity programs in her home state, she also shared her celebration ...

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Several Hollywood actors share their faith openly

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Despite opposition from the popular culture, more Hollywood actors are speaking out about their faith. Chris Pratt, Carrie Underwood, Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson are among those who keep their beliefs at ...

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Sight & Sound Films plans first feature film release for December

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Sight & Sound, which operates life theaters in Branson and Pennsylvania, is expanding into movie production with Sight & Sound Films. Known for creating spectacular family-friendly entertainment experiences, Sight & Sound is ...

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Kids pick up crayons to draw their war experiences around the world

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“They still draw pictures!” So wrote the editors of an influential collection of children’s art that was compiled in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War. Eighty years later, war continues to upend children’s lives in ...

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