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  • Point of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums

    December 21 2017 by LifeWay communications staff | with 0 comments
    Point of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums

    Grammy-nominated singing trio Point of Grace has partnered with LifeWay Worship to release a new album and will soon begin work on a second. “Sing Noël,” Point of Grace’s first album with LifeWay, features 10 new arrangements of beloved carols and Christmas favorites.

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  • Worship leaders’ jaunt to Sam’s Club goes viral

    December 20 2017 by Scott Barkley, Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Worship leaders’ jaunt to Sam’s Club goes viral

    Things went viral after Slade and Danielle Alday and a group of friends went to Sam’s Club in Dothan, Ala. One of them began playing a keyboard there and the group began to sing. An onlooker recorded about three and a half minutes of “Our God is Awesome” and posted it to Facebook, where it had tallied nearly 11 million views.

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  • ‘Genesis: Paradise Lost’ docudrama back 1 final night

    December 6 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Genesis: Paradise Lost’ docudrama back 1 final night

    A docudrama defending the Genesis 1 creation story is back in theaters one final night Dec. 11, producer Eric Hovind has announced. “Genesis: Paradise Lost” will show creation unfold in 3-D animation that Hovind described as utilizing “cutting-edge cinematography, trusted creation science and biblical accuracy” in a Nov. 28 press release.

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  • Broadway composer seeks ‘lights’ in entertainment

    November 6 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Broadway composer seeks ‘lights’ in entertainment

    Amid entertainment industry scandals and a steady stream of profanity- and sex-laden content from Hollywood, Broadway composer Christopher Smith aims to inspire a generation of Christians to be salt and light in the entertainment world.

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  • Parents and kids can’t turn off the TV or phone

    October 25 2017 by Lynde Langdon, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Parents and kids can’t turn off the TV or phone

    When it comes to screen time, many parents are ignoring pediatricians’ recommendations, a study released Thursday by Common Sense Media found. The survey looked at media use habits among children ages 0-8 and found several alarming statistics.

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  • Fantasy-themed TV exposes kids to adult fare, PTC says

    October 6 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Fantasy-themed TV exposes kids to adult fare, PTC says

    Fantasy-themed television shows routinely repurpose familiar fairytales into graphic adult fare targeting children, the Parents Television Council said in its most recent study. Shows such as NBC’s “Grimm” and “Emerald City,” and ABC’s “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” repurpose Alice, Dorothy and other characters to yield adult fairy tales while rating them suitable for children.

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  • TBN’s ‘Huckabee’ seeks civil discourse amid division

    October 5 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    TBN’s ‘Huckabee’ seeks civil discourse amid division

    Civil discourse enabling understanding and nonpartisan solutions will be a main goal of a new talk show featuring Mike Huckabee, the former Baptist pastor and political figure told Baptist Press. People with divergent political opinions may learn from the show to understand one another’s perspectives, Huckabee noted.

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  • Daigle again tops list of Dove Award nominees

    August 14 2017 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Daigle again tops list of Dove Award nominees

    Lauren Daigle again tops the list of artist nominees at this year’s GMA Dove Awards with five nominations. Daigle was named last year’s Artist of the Year and 2015’s New Artist of the Year, after topping the charts with her song “How Can It Be.”

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  • Chromecast, Apple TV safest viewing for kids, PTC says

    August 11 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chromecast, Apple TV safest viewing for kids, PTC says

    Among popular video entertainment services, Google Chromecast and Apple TV provide the safest viewing options for children and their parents, the Parents Television Council said in its latest research. Popular streaming video on demand and over-the-top entertainment viewing options expose children to disturbing and edgy programs rated only for mature audiences.

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  • Faith & Fandom: N.C. pastor helps geek culture find God

    August 7 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Faith & Fandom: N.C. pastor helps geek culture find God

    With the blockbusters “Wonder Woman,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” topping box offices this summer, there’s no question of the popularity of mythic stories of good versus evil. Hector Miray, a Lumberton, N.C., pastor, uses his love of Batman and Dr. Who to reach the geek culture at conventions geared toward fans.

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  • Teen Internet addiction cited as growing concern

    July 24 2017 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Teen Internet addiction cited as growing concern

    Gateway Seminary professor Paul Kelly had a friend who once became so addicted to online gaming that he would ignore his family and friends so he could play more games on the Internet. His desire became so severe that he began failing classes and stole from his family to support his habit.

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  • Noah’s ark to celebrate 1st anniversary July 7

    July 7 2017 by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Noah’s ark to celebrate 1st anniversary July 7

    In its first year, a modern-day Noah’s ark has drawn more than a million visitors into northern Kentucky to look at the life-size replica of the biblical boat. The Ark Encounter theme park will celebrate its first anniversary on July 7.

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  • Layman honors wife’s legacy at Bonnaroo

    July 3 2017 by David Dawson, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Layman honors wife’s legacy at Bonnaroo

    Ignoring the heat and the insects, Bill Thompson maneuvered his way through the tall grass, weaving through the maze of parked cars and pop-up tents that were jammed together in the massive open field at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tenn. He visited with attendees of Bonnaroo and passed out Bibles to anyone who wanted them.

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  • Bonnaroo ‘Jesus Tent’ sharing Christ’s love

    July 3 2017 by David Dawson, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Bonnaroo ‘Jesus Tent’ sharing Christ’s love

    The line outside the tent is lengthy, but it moves along steadily and orderly. Even at 10:30 in the morning, long before any musical acts have taken the stage, the ‘Jesus Tent’ is buzzing with activity at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

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  • ‘Run the Race’ explores questions of life & faith

    June 27 2017 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘Run the Race’ explores questions of life & faith

    Where is God when bad things happen? An upcoming film says He is pursuing you in the midst of those trying times. Following two teenage brothers, Zach and Dave Truett, “Run the Race” poses tough questions and is meant to stir up conversations about faith, according to filmmakers Jake McEntire and Trey Brunson.

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