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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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Michael Youssef lays out plan to equip next generation for church challenges

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As deconstruction, liberal theology and “woke” doctrine continue to invade the church, Michael Youssef, pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia, is on a mission to instill truth in ...

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Casting Crowns to headline Missouri State Fair Aug. 16

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Casting Crowns will appear at the Missouri State Fair Tuesday, Aug. 16. This year’s Fair theme is “Buckets of Fun,” and runs Aug. 11-21, 2022, in Sedalia. The group, off of a ...

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‘Elvis’ looks at faith and foibles at root of cultural icon

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Before he was the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley was a young boy getting his musical beginnings in the small rural town of Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 13, he ...

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“The Da Vinci Code” star Tom Hanks says it was “hooey”

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Christian scholars criticized Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code” and the ones that followed as historically inaccurate. It turns out that Tom Hanks, who starred in the movies based on the ...

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Perfect summer reading: ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’

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There are few books that encompass the soul of summertime; “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is one of them. In it, the glorious line between romanticism and realism blurs in a haze ...

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‘Ain’t Too Proud’ brings The Temptations to life

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Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations comes to Kansas City Tuesday, June 21, 2022  The musical will get you on your feet– even during the current heat ...

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How corporate takeovers threaten podcasting

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At first glance, it may seem as though Big Tech can’t figure out how to make money off its foray into podcasting. In early May 2022, Meta announced that it was abruptly ending ...

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3 real-life inspirations for George Orwell’s 1984

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George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. British literary critic V. S. Pritchett could have been speaking for many in his review for ...

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The popularity lifespan of a worship song isn’t what it used to be

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The most popular worship song in churches these days is “Build My Life,” from Bethel Music, the megachurch-based worship music hit machine based in Northern California. Sitting at No. 1 on the top ...

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“The Chosen” creator clarifies remarks about Mormons

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Dallas Jenkins, creator of “The Chosen,” has clarified recent remarks about Mormons, evangelicals and Jesus. Throughout the years, Jenkins has mentioned that he has friends who belong to The Church of Jesus ...

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How a Christian high school in Kansas became a basketball powerhouse

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(REVIEW) Can you name one of the best boy’s basketball teams in the nation? You may have never heard of the school, but that’s what makes their story an even better one. ...

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Skillet frontman John Cooper says he was asked to deny Christ by executive

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Faith is more important than fame to musician John Cooper of the popular band Skillet. A decade ago, an executive tried to explain how much potential Cooper had, but the caveat was ...

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Where does your state come in for a love of reading?

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New research is revealing which states have the highest love for reading. The data comes at a time when some feared reading was on the decline as the public seemingly spent more ...

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Mickey Mouse legislation: Hawley bill to remove copyright protection gains support

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The move to strip Disney of its special copyright protections is growing more likely. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is finding growing support among fellow legislators and the public for his legislation. The ...

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“Highest form of song is prayer:” Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa

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In Bob Dylan’s March concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the iconic musician and songwriter performed two of his overtly Christian songs,  “Gotta Serve Somebody” and “Every Grain of Sand,” not to mention ...

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Marvel and DC’s war on God

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The first installment of a seven-part Marvel & DC’s War on God series has been released by Christian media company Good Fight Ministries. The company says the 150-minute film The Antichrist Agenda “documents ...

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MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises to open at Union Station

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The record-breaking Auschwitz exhibition at Kansas City’s Union Station closed in March  to record crowds. Now, the next major exhibition, MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises, will open July 13. (Editor’s note: this article ...

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5 Family-friendly things: for $6.99, Frndly streaming is an amazing deal

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Can a new streaming service called “Frndly” make a difference? For decades, satellite and cable companies maintained a large customer base by offering channels that families couldn’t get anywhere else. Then came ...

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Christian hip-hop is a ‘bridge’ between the church and the world, Lecrae says

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The music by Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae and his label Reach Records may not yet be in your church hymnal, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t heard it — especially if you ...

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is a cinematic bullet train

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A Shinkansen is an extremely fast bullet train spread all over Japan. They reach high speeds and don’t really stop until they get to their destination. Much like my esoteric statement, Sam ...

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ mirrors a world of family, love, and Russian aggression

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“Fiddler on the Roof” comes to Kansas City Tuesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 8 after the pandemic interrupted its national tour which began in 2018. The musical that was first performed ...

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Social media loses popularity among younger generations

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As concerns about the negative impact of social media on young people continue, the popularity of the apps is waning. Those born in the late 1990s and early 200s are turning their ...

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Former Hallmark exec hopes to compete with better television programming

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GAC Media hopes to rival the Hallmark Channel and become the leader in family television, CEO Bill Abbott says. Abbott formerly was CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of ...

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