Beliefnet Bloggers on 'American Idol'
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 ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 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 latest in so-called "edgy" entertainment. To the extent that inspirational content is mentioned at all, it's usually accompanied by some sort of supposedly so ...
Josh Grobin and contestant Macy Kate on last night's "Rising Star." (ABC) For months, ABC has been touting that its latest singing competition show, Rising Star would be unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Last night, we finally got a chance to see what all of the hub bub was about. ABC boasted proudly this morning that Rising Star is the network’s top-rated summer series debut in two yea ...
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