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Movie explores details of missionary’s murder

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A missionary’s murder that shocked the world 20 years ago is the focus of a new movie — and its filmmakers hope the project helps spark a renewed interest in long-term missions. ...

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‘Bible Stories’ premieres on faith-based streaming channel

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The streaming channel tvChaz.com announced today the launch of a new short-form programming category; Bible Stories. Consumers can watch free for 30 days. Bible Stories is a collection of video shorts delivering ...

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Keith the Critic ranks the movies of 2018, promotes local Movie Festival

Keith Van Sickle is known in the Topeka/Lawrence/Kansas City area as Keith the Critic, local movie reviewer. He is also the force behind Slash ‘n Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival every year in ...

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Melanie Few is celebrating 20 years of her Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Melanie Few is a marketing executive with a huge vision — for 20 years, she has merged faith and football by producing the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, which brings together some of ...

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Educational cartoon ‘Carmen Sandiego’ tops Feb. streaming lineup

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My four young children love a good cartoon. Well, all cartoons. I, on the other hand, only like certain cartoons — you know, the ones that are largely void of potty humor and ...

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New family-friendly streaming service launches with amazing price

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A new media streaming company has entered the ring to offer family-friendly entertainment on demand at an affordable price. 24 Flix is a new Netflix-style streaming service which offers family-friendly content that ...

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Kansas City upbringing: From books to movies and back again

When I was growing up in the 1970s in Kansas City (sometimes called “the buckle of the Bible belt”) my father, a Baptist minister, did not allow our family to go to ...

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February Top 5: ‘Run the Race’ stands out among sports movies

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Sports movies are never just about sports. In fact, the best ones present so many lessons about life and eternity that even non-sports fans will enjoy them. Such is the case with ...

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‘The Upside’ is a life-affirming movie

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The Upside is a comedy about a poor African-American man and a paralyzed white millionaire who help each other learn valuable life lessons. Beautifully crafted, funny and heartfelt, The Upside has a strong moral, pro-life ...

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Melissa Joan Hart opens up about how her faith in Christ impacts her parenting

Actress Melissa Joan Hart opened up on her Christian faith, detailing how it’s gotten her through many hard times in her life and changed her parenting. Hart, 42, also explained how she dealt ...

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Bret Baier and family released from hospital after accident

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Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family have been released from the hospital after being involved in a serious auto accident Monday. Described as a “major car crash” by news outlets, ...

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Drag queen superheroes coming to Marvel Comics

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In the latest issue of its Iceman comic book series, Marvel Comics introduces a new superhero named Shade. Shade is a mutant superhero drag queen, the first-ever drag queen in a Marvel ...

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‘Social Animals’ spotlights perilous life of teens and Instagram

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Not that long ago, I was young and hip. I knew about the latest trends, the latest songs, the latest gadgets. It was my life. But the process of growing older and ...

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Mother Superior shines in The Sound of Music production at the Kauffmann Center

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There is something extraordinary about a musical when the loudest and longest applause goes to a nun! Lauren Kidwell, who plays Mother Abbess, owns the stage in The Sound of Music with ...

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Actor, cut from show for refusing sex scenes, says he’s glad

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Actor Neal McDonough says he was blacklisted in Hollywood for several years because he refused to perform sex scenes. Known for his performances in “Band of Brothers,” “Minority Report” and “Desperate Housewives,” ...

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Netflix raising prices in biggest increase ever

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Enjoy Netflix? It’s gonna cost you more. The streaming giant is increasing prices for customer anywhere from 13 percent to 18 percent. It will be the biggest jump in prices since the ...

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Shirley Boone dies, Pat says ‘change of address’

Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone, dedicated Christian as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84. She passed away on Jan. 11, surrounded by her four daughters, ...

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Hulu’s new kid-friendly content tops family-friendly spotlight

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A 2018 poll showed that nearly 60 percent of Americans watch streaming television, and most of them have Netflix. But Netflix’s dominance over streaming television could be changing soon. Disney will launch ...

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Shen Yun celebrates ancient culture destroyed by Chinese Communism

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Shen Yun Performing Arts will bring 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture to Kansas City and Lawrence in the next few weeks. The production returns to Kansas City Jan. 25-27 a the ...

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Christian Bale thanks Satan for Golden Globes win

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Hollywood actor Christian Bale, who is known for playing dark figures, thanked an unusual source on Sunday for his Golden Globes win – Satan. Bale gave the shout-out to the ruler of ...

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New Christian music rings in the year

It’s a New Year and a new mindset. Each new year brings us all to take a look at the past year and reflect on all we did right and what could ...

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‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ leads January streaming

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January streaming options include many family films and a surprising series. My children aren’t allowed to watch horror movies. Or scary movies. Or anything that might possibly give them nightmares. I have ...

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Chris Pratt slammed by TV Guide as ‘problematic’ for his beliefs

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On Christmas, a day deemed to be one of the most cheerful of the year, TV Guidereleased an article targeting famed Hollywood actor Chris Pratt. His rising popularity landed Pratt on their “12 ...

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Hollywood actress willing to risk it all for pro-life film, claims getting blacklisted ‘worth it’

Actress Ashley Bratcher has risked her career to star in a film that tells the story of a former Planned Parenthood employee who refused to refer any more babies for abortion after ...

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Kansas Department of Commerce announces the National Career Development Poetry & Art Contest

The Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to participate in the 53rd NCDA Annual Poetry and Art Contest. The contest theme is “Using Careers to Break Barriers, ...

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