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  • 50-year parenting journey portrayed in ‘Like Arrows’

    May 2 2018 by Michael Foust, Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    50-year parenting journey portrayed in ‘Like Arrows’

    Filmmaker Alex Kendrick has directed or produced five films during his career, but none had the challenges that his latest one, “Like Arrows,” brought. The film, to be shown in select theaters May 3 with DVD release later this year, follows the life of a married couple for 50 years as they experience the ups and downs of parenting.

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  • GQ’s slam of the Bible ‘sadly laughable’

    April 25 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GQ’s slam of the Bible ‘sadly laughable’

    GQ’s inclusion of the Bible in a list of 21 overrated classic books has drawn expressions of pity for the popular men’s magazine. “Our response as believers should not be defensiveness or outrage,” said Union University Bible professor George Guthrie, “but pity …”

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  • ‘Fragments of Truth’ film shows Bible’s reliability

    April 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Fragments of Truth’ film shows Bible’s reliability

    Detailed examination of the earliest New Testament manuscripts in the upcoming “Fragments of Truth” documentary proves the reliability and viability of the Gospels, evangelical scholar and lead film commentator Craig Evans said. “The documentary concludes ... that the manuscripts are very old ... they’re reliable, they do preserve the original wording of the Greek New Testament,” said Evans.

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  • Video games studied in new theological framework

    April 19 2018 by Brian Koonce, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Video games studied in new theological framework

    Matt Millsap admits he made up the word “theoludology” for his doctoral dissertation in systematic theology. Broken up into its roots, his dissertation topic becomes clearer. “Theo-” and “-ology” are clear enough. “Ludo” is the Latin root for “game” or “play.” Mashed together, it is thinking about video games from a theological point of view.

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  • ‘I Can Only Imagine’ film still strong in 4th week

    April 11 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘I Can Only Imagine’ film still strong in 4th week

    The MercyMe faith biopic “I Can Only Imagine” continues to draw strong audiences nearly a month after its debut, grossing $68.5 million and gaining 1,200 more theater screens. Featuring the story behind MercyMe’s megahit of the same name, I Can Only Imagine placed sixth at the box office in its fourth weekend.

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  • MercyMe saga opens big with two more faith films due

    March 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MercyMe saga opens big with two more faith films due

    “I Can Only Imagine” opened third at the U.S. box office this past weekend as the Easter season heralds two more faith-based films. The saga of forgiveness and triumph based on the hit MercyMe ballad brought in $17 million from just over 1,600 locations, far exceeding industry insiders’ advance projections of $12 million.

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  • ‘Flywheel’ began Kendrick brothers’ filmmaking ascent

    March 7 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Flywheel’ began Kendrick brothers’ filmmaking ascent

    Evangelicals were introduced to a new level of faith-based filmmaking 15 years ago when brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick released “Flywheel,” a $20,000-budget film using church members as the cast and production crew to convey biblical truth. “We’re just amazed at what the Lord’s done with it,” Alex Kendrick said.

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  • Huckabee resigns from CMA Foundation following criticism

    March 5 2018 by Carol Pipes, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Huckabee resigns from CMA Foundation following criticism

    Former Arkansas Gov. and Southern Baptist pastor Mike Huckabee resigned from the Country Music Association Foundation board following criticism of his stance against same-sex marriage from multiple members of the country music industry. Huckabee’s resignation came less than a day after his appointment to the board of the charitable arm of the Country Music Association.

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  • ‘I Can Only Imagine’ reveals truth of MercyMe ballad

    March 2 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘I Can Only Imagine’ reveals truth of MercyMe ballad

    Everyone needs a Mrs. Fincher in their lives, says Priscilla Shirer of her character who stirs up the gift in MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard in the upcoming movie “I Can Only Imagine.” “Everybody needs someone who sees in them what they do not see in themselves,” Shirer said.

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  • ‘I Can Only Imagine’ movie delivers ‘rush of hope’

    February 19 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘I Can Only Imagine’ movie delivers ‘rush of hope’

    Bart Millard, lead singer for MercyMe, wrote a song that went on to become the most downloaded Christian song of all time, according to industry sources. Within a few years it crossed over into other music genres, and now Andy Erwin has turned the song’s touching story into a feature length film.

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  • #MeToo ‘poster boys’ on 2018 sex exploitation list

    February 14 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    #MeToo ‘poster boys’ on 2018 sex exploitation list

    Four of Hollywood’s leading men accused of various forms of sexual abuse are targeted in an advocacy group’s 2018 Dirty Dozen list of major contributors to sexual exploitation. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation dubbed Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen and James Franco “the poster boys of #MeToo.”

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  • Keep halftime ‘friendly, safe,’ PTC urges Timberlake

    February 1 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Keep halftime ‘friendly, safe,’ PTC urges Timberlake

    The last time Justin Timberlake headlined a Super Bowl halftime show, host broadcasting company CBS was slapped with a federal fine for indecency. Ahead of Timberlake’s halftime performance at Super Bowl LII, the Parents Television Council is urging him to steer clear of any moves that could rival the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” of 2004.

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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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