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Great American Family network schedule of original Christmas movies

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The weather is cooling down, which means the Christmas movie season soon will be heating up on the Great American Family network. The Great American Christmas event will begin on October 21 ...

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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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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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‘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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Israel dissolves Knesset, calls for new elections Nov. 1

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Israel’s legislature, the Knesset, on Thursday voted to immediately dissolve itself triggering new elections on November 1. It will be a record fifth election in three-and-a-half years. A strange coalition, including an ...

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Another poll finds majority want most or all abortions banned

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More national polls are confirming that Americans want all or most abortions banned. The news may come as a shock to some who see the weekly protests of pro-choice activists reflecting that ...

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Kansas City as 51st best place to live

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The Kansas City area is the 51st-best place to live in the United States, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report. “Kansas City, Missouri, is no flyover Cowtown,” ...

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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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Faithlife TV is for Christians interested in ‘digging into Scripture’

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For most streaming services, entertainment is the primary goal. Think Amazon Prime or even YouTube. Then there’s Faithlife TV Plus. It’s a relatively new streaming service that – yes – wants to ...

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The world considers Christians crazy – and new song from Casting Crowns agrees

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The world often thinks of Christians as being crazy, and the Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns don’t mind the phrase. They recently released an anthem called “Crazy People” in which the group ...

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Prices of new vehicles hit record high: Kelley Blue Book

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Inflation is now the highest it has been in 40 years and the price of new vehicles is leading the way. The transaction price for a new vehicle has increased more than ...

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‘Christmas with the Chosen’ breaks records with $10 million

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“Christmas with the Chosen: The Messenger” has been a resounding box-office success. Sales have topped $13 million for one million tickets, setting a new record for Fathom Events. The amount surpasses what ...

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas with 10 new albums releasing

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November is just around the corner, and Christmas music can’t be far behind. At least 10 Christian artists have released new albums. Zach Williams  is putting his own spin on Christmas classics ...

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Children’s book by Rep. Dan Crenshaw explains dangers of cancel culture

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas is helping families get an early start on fighting cancel culture. “Fame, Blame and the Raft of Shame” is the fourth in a series of titles by ...

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Northern Europe suspends Moderna vaccine for under 30

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All of northern Europe is now saying it’s too dangerous to administer the Moderna covid vaccine to anyone under 30 years of age. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responded to Nordic ...

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Singing in church prepared Jennifer Hudson to play Aretha Franklin

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Jennifer Hudson says her own connection to Gospel music helped her fill the role of Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic RESPECT. Hudson may not have taken on the “Queen of Soul” ...

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Kathie Lee Gifford, Rabbi Jason Sobel offer free Bible lessons from Israel

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TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford is joining with messianic rabbi Jason Sobel to offer free Bible lessons that were recorded on location in Israel. “If we want to understand what Jesus’ life ...

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‘Summer of Soul’ and “Mysterious Benedict Society’ lead July streaming

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A wide variety of entertainment options for July include Gladys Knight and the Pips in Summer of Soul to The Mysterious Benedict Society. It’s not easy finding a television series the whole ...

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New series redefines for audiences the personal story of enslaved Americans

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Barry Jenkins, the director of “The Underground Railroad,” says that “before making this show … I would have said I’m the descendant of enslaved Africans.” “I think now that answer has evolved,” ...

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Shannon Bream and her book on incredible Women of the Bible

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Popular Fox News host Shannon Bream has published a new book focusing on the incredible stories of women in the Bible. “Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and ...

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City opens news pediatric research facility

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City announced the opening of its new nine-story, 375,000-square-foot, pediatric research facility located in downtown Kansas City. The new building is home to the Children’s Mercy Research Institute, which was established in 2015 to accelerate ...

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Federal mask mandate goes into effect today, with penalties

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A new national mask mandate put in place by the CDC goes into effect today. Requirements to wear a mask apply to individuals traveling on buses, subways, trains, planes, taxis, ferries and ...

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Christian persecution up as governments, extremists leverage Covid restrictions

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Violence, discrimination and oppression surged against the world’s Christians in 2020 according to research by Open Doors USA. Their latest report on persecution lists underlying reasons including the Covid restrictions, more and ...

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2021 shaping up to be good year for faith-based films

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Faith-based movies performed well in 2020 despite many theaters closing because of the pandemic. For example, the film “I Still Believe” landed at No. 1 for its debut opening and brought in ...

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FCA announces ‘Pursue’ is 2021 ministry theme

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes is urging athletes to move from state of uncertainty to a position of confidence as they move into the new year. “It is important that we continue exercising ...

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