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  • Judas documentary critiqued as heresy, revisionism

    March 30 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Judas documentary critiqued as heresy, revisionism

    A BBC documentary suggesting Judas Iscariot wasn’t purely a traitor has drawn criticism from evangelicals as, among other things, “an attempt to undermine the Christian gospel.” Jerry Vines, a former Southern Baptist Convention president, noted attempts since the second century to portray Judas more favorably than he is presented in scripture.

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  • Religious liberty violations recounted at NRB convention

    March 2 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Religious liberty violations recounted at NRB convention

    As followers of Christ in America experience increasing attacks against their religious liberty, Christian journalists have an opportunity to lay the groundwork for rights of conscience to prevail, an attorney and a Fox News commentator said at Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention in Nashville.

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  • ‘Risen’ tells crucifixion from soldier’s eyes

    February 1 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Risen’ tells crucifixion from soldier’s eyes

    “Risen,” a new movie distributed by Affirm Films, tells the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection from the perspective of a fictional unbelieving soldier whose investigation of the mystery leads to a personal encounter with Jesus. Opening in wide release weeks before Easter …

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  • Alabama player turned actor considers ‘Woodlawn’ powerful

    January 11 2016 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Alabama player turned actor considers ‘Woodlawn’ powerful

    Young actor Caleb Castille, a former two time University of Alabama football national champion, sat down with Roman Gabriel III to talk about faith, football and his recent role in the movie “Woodlawn.” Gabriel said it’s “the best faith-based sports film I’ve ever seen – the Erwin brothers do it right!”

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  • ‘Woodlawn’ opens in top 10 at box office

    October 20 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Woodlawn’ opens in top 10 at box office

    The faith-based drama “Woodlawn,” promoted as a potential catalyst for revival and spiritual awakening, opened in the top 10 at theaters Oct. 16-18, Box Office Mojo reported. Woodlawn opened in the eighth spot Oct. 16, and finished the weekend at number nine, earning a total of $4.1 million.

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  • Billy Graham marks 97th year with new film

    October 8 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham marks 97th year with new film

    The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will release Oct. 15 a new film in its global “My Hope” outreach and is encouraging pastors to use the free resource in conjunction with Graham’s 97th birthday celebration Nov. 7. “Value of a Soul” showcases the testimonies of three born-again believers ...

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  • ‘Captive’ shows salvation, hope, redemption

    September 16 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist press | with 0 comments
    ‘Captive’ shows salvation, hope, redemption

    Academy Award nominee David Oyelowo was drawn to his starring role in the movie “Captive” because the true story of the 2005 Atlanta-area murder and hostage saga shows the power of the gospel to transform lives, he told Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren. Acclaimed for his role …

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  • ‘War Room’ 1st at box office opening night

    September 1 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘War Room’ 1st at box office opening night

    The Kendrick Brothers’ “War Room” opened in first place in box office sales on the single night of Aug. 28, but finished second to “Straight Outta Compton” over the entire opening weekend ending Aug. 30. War Room, promoting the power of a disciplined prayer life, grossed $4.045 million …

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  • ‘War Room’ resources now available

    August 28 2015 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘War Room’ resources now available

    LifeWay Christian Resources has partnered with filmmakers Stephen and Alex Kendrick to provide churches with resources to accompany their latest film, “War Room,” which spotlights prayer, its power and purpose. The movie, releasing in theaters Aug. 28, tells the story of a prayer warrior grandmother who mentors a young mom ...

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  • ‘War Room’ shows believers who they are really fighting

    July 14 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘War Room’ shows believers who they are really fighting

    The latest movie from Kendrick Brothers Productions uses North Carolina as a backdrop for a story about spiritual warfare. Pitts Baptist Church in Concord,  along with more than 80 churches in 19 different towns in and around Charlotte helped make “War Room” possible.

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  • Film calls people to pray

    July 10 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Film calls people to pray

    Alex and Stephen Kendrick believe God is calling His people to pray. Described as a “family drama with humor and heart focused on the power of prayer and its primary role in the Christian life,” “War Room” represents that belief as well. This movie was filmed in North Carolina.

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  • Lecrae’s ‘Unashamed’ to be published by B&H

    May 19 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Lecrae’s ‘Unashamed’ to be published by B&H

    Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae has signed a book deal with B&H Publishing Group of LifeWay Christian Resources. Releasing May 2016, the book called “Unashamed” will discuss details of his difficult past, including childhood abuse, struggles with drugs and alcoholism, bouts of depression and a suicide attempt.

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  • New Hiding Place film challenges anti-Semitism

    March 27 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New Hiding Place film challenges anti-Semitism

    The “Return to the Hiding Place” film about the underground army that helped Corrie ten Boom save Jewish lives during the Holocaust is aptly released as anti-Semitism is rising globally, the movie’s director said. Director Peter Spencer said the film’s release is for such a time as this.

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  • ‘Do You Believe?’ stars born-again Bosworth

    March 17 2015 by Ginny Dent Brant | with 0 comments
    ‘Do You Believe?’ stars born-again Bosworth

    With an award-winning cast, The Newsboys singing “We Believe,” and the largest production budget of Pure Flix to date, “Do You Believe?” will also feature former professional football player Brian “The Boz” Bosworth. The movie tells the story of a dozen lives that intersect on the streets of Chicago.

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  • Islamic jihad, in many forms, ‘gaining ground’

    February 27 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Islamic jihad, in many forms, ‘gaining ground’

    Many in western democracies are blind to radical Islam’s threat to their security and cultural values, speakers said at a day-long discussion of Islam during the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention. The threat Islam poses stems not merely from a radical fringe but from central doctrines of the Muslim faith …

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