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Coroner rules Christian son of singer TobyMac died of drug overdose

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An overdose of Fentanyl and amphetamines has been ruled the cause of death for Truett Foster McKeehan, 21, son of Christian rapper TobyMac. That from a report from the Davidson County (Tenn.) ...

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Several faith-based films among this year’s Academy Award nominations

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Faith-based movies are starting to make inroads in Hollywood. “Breakthrough” and two other faith-centric films received Academy Award nominations earlier this week. “Breakthrough” was nominated for best original song for “I’m Standing With ...

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Disney producer: ‘we’re trying to make this demon realm a part of Disney’

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The Disney company is releasing a new cartoon about a teenager who, in their words, “finds herself stuck in the Demon Realm and battles the forces of evil alongside a rebellious witch and ...

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey series ‘Messiah’ causes controversy

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A government agency in Jordan wants to prevent a new series from being shown in that country. “Messiah,” which is produced by Hollywood Christian couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, has content “that ...

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“Christmas at the ‘Chateau’ on Showtime filmed in St. Joseph with local cast and crew

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Christmas movies seem to air around the clock at this time of year, but a new romantic comedy on Showtime will hit close to home for local viewers. “Christmas at the Chateau” ...

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The 2019 Top 10 Family-Friendly Film List

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It’s not easy finding a film the whole family can watch, but 2019 gave us several movies that fit in that unique category. Some – like The Pilgrim’s Progress – should be ...

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“Ford v Ferrari” is a fast-paced David verses Goliath

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“Ford v Ferrari” is the high-octane true story of events that took place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966. The film sets up a David v Goliath scenario where ...

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Parents Council lists ‘best and worst’ TV advertisers

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The Parents Television Council, a nonpartisan family media watchdog group, has released its list of “best” and “worst” TV advertisers for 2019. This year, one major brand has gone from worst to ...

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Singer Goulding flips on boycott threat of Dallas Cowboys over Salvation Army beliefs

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The show must go on. Singer Ellie Goulding, who threatened not to perform at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving, changed her mind after learning more about the mission of ...

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Black Friday deals on TVs open up hacking concerns

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Savvy shoppers know that Black Friday presents some of the best deals of the year on pricy electronics like TVs. Overall, the National Retail Federation expects Americans will spend about $730 billion ...

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Our favorite Thanksgiving movies

Can’t move from all the turkey and pumpkin pie? Sit back and enjoy one of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies. Available on streaming services like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime, broadcast on cable ...

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Former Amazon exec creates faith-based children’s streaming app

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A Christian alternative to Disney has been developed by a former Amazon executive and his team. The streaming app offers a variety of entertainment and educational choices for kids. Former Amazon marketing ...

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Dolly Parton: My life purpose is to ‘do something for God’

Dolly Parton can still remember the moment she discovered her God-given purpose. During a sit-down interview with Christian media outlets last month, the country music legend and cultural icon recalled how, as ...

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“Judy’ reveals there was no yellow brick road for actress

Everyone knew about Dorothy, the yellow brick road and that magical place somewhere over the rainbow. But how many people actually knew Judy Garland, the beloved face and voice of Dorothy? Not many. ...

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5 things to know about the Downton Abbey movie

The king and queen are coming to Lord Robert Crawley’s 300-room estate, Downton Abbey, and he has exactly two weeks to get ready for it. Thankfully, he has some of the hardest-working ...

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Filtered movies from Vudu lead October’s family-friendly lineup

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What if you could turn a PG-13 movie into a family-friendly film that even a seven-year-old child could watch? Thanks to a new venture between Vudu, Walmart and Clearplay, you can. The Walmart-owned ...

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Ad Astra pulls you into a future closer to God yet still lost

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What do we hide from? How far are we willing to go to get away from the things we are afraid of? Ad Astra, by director James Gray (Lost City of, The ...

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New book delves into the faith of Johnny Cash

Guitars, fiddles and heartbreaking songs take center stage this fall as “Country Music”, the new documentary series from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, airs on PBS. The man in black, Johnny Cash, is ...

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Wes Hampton wants to introduce hymns to a new generation

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Singer Wes Hampton is on a mission to introduce a younger generation of Christians to the music he, his parents and his grandparents sang as children. You know: hymns. Hampton, the well-known ...

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Faith-based crime series ‘Vindication’ leads September streaming lineup

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The best new series on Amazon Prime Video is a crime drama full of brilliant sleuthing and police investigations. But — surprise, surprise — there is not a curse word or mega-violent ...

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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ on PBS leads September’s family-friendly lineup

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More than a few of my childhood nights were spent sitting in my bedroom, wondering why my father was watching a “boring” PBS documentary on the Civil War. But then I grew ...

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‘Overcomer’ opens in top 3 at theaters

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The faith-themed film “Overcomer” opened strong over the weekend, placing third at the box office and grossing over $8.2 million at over 1,700 theaters. The drama is directed and produced by Alex ...

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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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‘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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Country star Josh Turner is coming to Kansas

The Topeka Performing Arts Center has announced that Josh Turner will be performing live on August 15. Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to ...

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