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Overcomer is a movie that asks: What defines you?

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What defines who you are? Your job? Your spouse, your partner, your accomplishments? Does your sense of well-being and satisfaction come from dependence on your position or friends or appearance or skills? ...

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Shelter pup lands starring role in Lady and the Tramp remake

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A shelter pup is one lucky dog in Arizona after landing a starring role in the upcoming Disney remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” “Monte,” a 2-year-old terrier mix, once called HALO Animal ...

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Priscilla Shirer talks on leaders who fall from faith

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Recent news shocked many believers as several well-known Christians abandoned their faith in Christ. While startling, it’s nothing we should not have expected, says Priscilla Shirer. During an interview with the website ...

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Indie film ‘Open Borders’ tackles a dissolved America

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It’s a long way from Lake County to L.A., but Mark Saunders of Monteverde bridged that gap this past weekend when his film, “Open Borders,“ was recently screened at the Get Free Film Fest in ...

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Netflix’s ‘The Family’ turns prayer group into sinister force for world domination

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Heard about the Netflix documentary “The Family?”  As the streaming channel’s series go, it is just about as far-fetched as they come. A lot of supposedly smart people – Christians included – ...

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‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ explores mental illness and a family’s love

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Mental illness is rarely a matter of being just fine on one hand and asking your filing cabinet out to tea on the other. Sure, sometimes the answer’s easy, obvious. But often, ...

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Universal cancels release of movie portraying hunted Trump voters

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After days of outrage from many quarters, Universal Pictures has canceled the release of the controversial and violent movie ‘The Hunt’ simply saying that, ‘now is not the right time.’ “While Universal Pictures ...

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Movie ‘The Hunt’ plans to show Trump voters being murdered

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“The Hunt,” a movie that shows “liberal elites” hunting down “deplorables,” is still planned for a September release despite a major backlash regarding the film’s violent premise. “The Hunt” is slated to ...

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‘Basketball or Nothing’ leads August streaming

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Sports, and particularly basketball, have a special place in the American culture. Perhaps that’s because Americans naturally root for the underdog — the subject of most sports flicks. Or perhaps that’s because ...

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Hospitality in an age of lonely lives

Piles of laundry, yard work, hectic schedules, napping kids. Let’s face it—there’s never a perfect time to invite others into our homes and, ultimately, into our lives. In her debut book, Invited: The ...

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Katy Perry loses lawsuit brought by Christian rapper

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Pop artist Katy Perry is being ordered to pay nearly $3 million in damages after a jury found that her hit song “Dark Horse” illegally copied Christian rapper Marcus Gray’s 2009 song ...

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Kendrick brothers’ ‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

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I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which ...

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Jeremy Camp wants to ‘share the hope’ of Christ in new album, movie

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For Christian singer Jeremy Camp, the next year won’t be like any other 12-month stretch during his long career. It began in June with the making of I Still Believe — a ...

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‘The Farewell’ explores the fibs one family tells in love

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Is there ever such a thing as a good lie? Even when it’s told as part of a farewell? Billi, a struggling young artist in Brooklyn, isn’t so sure. I mean, yes, ...

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‘The Bachelorette’ sends home Christian guy for sex-before-marriage ideals, spat spills onto Twitter

Sparks flew last week on the Fantasy Suites episode of “The Bachelorette,” the popular but sleazy reality dating show, between star Hannah Brown and Luke Parker, who had been considered the frontrunner for much ...

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Simba and Mufasa return to take viewers on emotional ride

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Simba has a lot to learn. And Mufasa, his roaring royal pop and the Pride Lands’ Lion King, is eager to teach him. Mufasa takes time to help Simba explore the vast ...

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Netflix cuts graphic suicide scene from season finale

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Amid continued public and media criticism, Netflix has decided to cut “13 Reasons Why” of its most graphic suicide scene to date. The television show’s season finale sees main character Hannah Baker ...

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Apollo 11 joins Mary Poppins for July streaming

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Defying gravity and capturing the imagination define two of our streaming films for July. Mary Poppins could fly, of course, with the opening of her umbrella. Apollo 11 chronicles humanity’s victory of ...

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Michael W. Smith misses flight, talks Jesus to Uber driver

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Michael W. Smith recently shared how a “divine interruption” led him to a surprise conversation with an Uber driver who truly needed to hear the gospel. It’s a powerful story about how ...

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Movies to get your red, white and blue on

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July is what I call Red-White-and Blue days of summer. This is when the themed t-shirts come out, there are red, white and blue hair ribbons and caps, plus corn on the ...

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‘We can’t save him:’ Randy Travis fought back from coma

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At Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, you might say the voice of Randy Travis still lingers on stage. Backstage Randy and his wife, Mary, admire his many photographs with country music friends. Asked ...

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America’s Got Talent to aliens: July’s 5 family things

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Aliens aside, I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ ...

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Is an artificial intelligence Antichrist possible?

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There was a time when most of humanity could envision some occupations that would be replaced by machines, technology or artificial intelligence. Working as a fashion model probably wasn’t one of them. ...

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MTV to add ‘gender fluid’ contestants to dating show

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MTV, the network that has lost 50% of its viewers, is trying to lure more eyes to its dating show. For the first time in the history of dating shows on television, ...

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‘Hamilton’ could be a story for today’s political climate

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Forgiveness. The unimaginable. We can all relate to being forgiven, asking someone for forgiveness, and waiting to be forgiven. It’s a surprising and potent message that wraps up the Broadway production of ...

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