Beliefnet Bloggers on 'American Idol'
After 15 seasons, Fox has decided to cancel American Idol. Since Simon Cowell's departure in 2010, ratings have continued to decline. Despite the 11 million viewers still watching the series, Fox has commented that the costs and salaries for the cast are too expensive to keep going - even though it is reported that the judges took a salary cut to return for the 15th season. Over the past year ...
You've heard the saying, trust is easy to break, hard to repair. How do you go about building trust with someone you’ve hurt! The key is to know the other person’s world and reliably respond to it. Do what you say. Keep your promises. Empathize with the other person’s issue and try to see the problem from both sides. When differences emerge and pain is associated with those differences, don’ ...
La grandeur du crime est la seule différence qu'il y ait entre un conquérant et un brigand. The magnitude of the crime is the only difference there is between a conqueror and a robber. Jean-Paul Marat Governments and their hit-men aren't morally higher than lone gunmen, and they certainly aren't more morally justified to kill or steal. Above: Sheldon Richman, who attracted cr ...
I’m reading a book about Albert Einstein, a fantastic bio written by Walter Isaacson. One of the things that strikes me about the man, beyond his brilliance, is the spirit of his times. In the early 1900s scientists were treated like rock stars. They were the celebrities. When Einstein visited New York in 1919, crowds greeted him and lined the streets cheering wildly, while photographers and repor ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. UP TV continues Love Finds You franchise. Production has wrapped on the UP Original Movie Love Finds You In Charm , a romantic, coming-of-age drama set in Amish country, The film, starring Trevor Donovan ( Texas Rising , 90210) , Danielle Chuchran (Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, UP’s Nowhere Safe ), Drew Fulle ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In recognition of that, UP TV is presenting two films that tackle the subject. Nowhere Safe premieres tomorrow (10/5) at 7 PM (ET). Synopsis: Two teen girls cruelly impersonate young Ashley (Danielle Churchran) in an online "reverse cyber bullying" ...
"Mayberry" meets "Friends" at UP's "Coffee Shop" + For Producer/Director Dave Alan Johnson "heart" beats "edge"
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Coffee Shop is a warm, tasty blend of humor and romance. The film airs this Sunday (/9/14) @ 8:00 PM (ET) on UP TV. Synopsis (per UP): Coffee Shop is the story of Donavan Turner (Laura Vandervoort), a smart, independent, twenty-something woman looking for just the right blend of happiness in her life. ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Since I originally posted the Faith, Media & Fall Preview last week, a few additions have come to my attention. New entries are headlined in red. Prepare to be inspired! Media publications like Entertainment Weekly and others are known for compiling Fall Preview issues that focus -- and laud praise upon -- the late ...
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