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"Mayberry" meets "Friends" at UP's "Coffee Shop" + For Producer/Director Dave Alan Johnson "heart" beats "edge"

Date: 09/12/2014

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.  ...

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Christianity Is Not a Political Party

Date: 08/22/2014

We have two sets of friends that we have always wanted to put together in the same room: Set A is classic U.S.A. Republican party, and they worship George W. Bush. The world ended on the day he left the White House, and if they believed in saints, George would be greater than Peter. Most of the world consists of ordinary people, who have more in common with one another than we have differen ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, God, Christ, Church, Religion, Leadership, Christianity, News, Politics, Republican, Commonsense, Democrat, Conservative, Jewish, Fox, Liberal, George Bush, Barack Obama, Kings, Earth, Kings Of The Earth

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"Summer Snow" lands on UP TV

Date: 08/17/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Summer Snow on UP TV tomorrow night (8/17) @ 8:00 PM (ET) Synopsis: 8-year old Hallie Benson (Rachel Eggleston) has a heart that's bigger than she is. She's always thinking of creative and unconventional ways to help those around her. Whether it’s baking cookies for cranky neighbors or selling toothbrushes ...

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This weekend: "Persecuted" in theaters; "Rocky Road" on TV

Date: 07/18/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. At the movies: Persecuted The faith-themed political thriller opens nationwide today (7/18) . Synopsis:  Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator orders Luther abducted and framed for the murder of an innocent t ...

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Upset About the Hobby Lobby / Supreme Court Decision

Date: 07/02/2014

Or, are you celebratory of the decision?  In any event, people often inquire what can one person do about such large matters? I offer a sixty word summary first and then in 1051 words I explore more deeply.  My perspective is one of chagrin at the Constitutional compromise that the decision represents.  Perhaps your view is different.  In any case, these suggestions may apply to any viewpoint. Si ...

Related Topics: Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court, Dessent, What Can One Person Do, Amicus Brief, Petitions, Write A Letter

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Interview: "Obvious Child's" Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre

Date: 06/12/2014

Jenny Slate gives a star-making performance in "Obvious Child," a romantic comedy about Donna, a young stand-up comic who becomes pregnant and has an abortion. Her decision is not presented in a comic or light-hearted way. What is revolutionary is that it is presented at all. As writer-director Gillian Robespierre points out, in movies women who become unexpectedly pregnant either choose to del ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Jenny Slate, Obvious Child, Gillian Robespierre

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The Mourning After…A Post Mother’s Day Prayer

Date: 05/13/2014

“There is No Condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…” Romans 8:1 What does Mother’s Day feel like for someone with empty arms? And more specifically one who chose abortion. I remember a Mother’s Day when I watched one of our daughters perform in the musical Annie . I observed a little girl in the audience crying in one of the final scenes; she couldn’t wipe her tears away fast enoug ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, Guilt, Post-Abortion, Regret, No Condemnation, Beauty From Tragedy

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65th Annual Christopher Awards honoring positive media to be held tonight + "Moms' Night Out" connects with its audience

Date: 05/15/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." That's the motto of The Christophers , a Catholic organization founded in 1945 by a Maryknoll priest named Fr. James Keller. Keller believed that the power to positively shape the future lies within individual and that, in fact, God has given each individual a ...

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