Faith, Media & Culture

Faith, Media & Culture


John Tesh launches radio channel + Jewish interfaith leader to address Catholic grads + “October Baby” milestone

posted by John W. Kennedy

Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

1. Positive Vibes. Grammy-nominated musician John Tesh continues to build his radio portfolio. The host of the successful syndicated radio program Intelligence for Life is in the process of launching a new new online Christian radio station called K Tesh Los Angeles. Though in Southern California, the new venture will be available to listeners from across the USA and around the world.

Tesh’s long-running  show Intelligence For Life garners about 14.5 million listeners and airs on more than 300 terrestrial radio stations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The show will be carried by the new online channel. Other programming will include Intelligence For Your Health, hosted by his wife Connie Sellecca (featuring interviews from notable medical doctors and nutritionists) and uplifting music from a variety of Christian artists.

Between his radio hosting, concert and recording successes, John Tesh is probably one of the most busy people in show business — and evidence of the public’s desire for positivity.

Note: Speaking of radio, I’ll be guesting on Jason Jones’ Great Campaign program, talking about faith, media and culture, this Friday (May 11). His show airs Friday’s at Noon (ET) on Radio Maria.

2. Paving the way toward religious understanding.  Pave the Way Foundation founder Gary Krupp will deliver the commencement address to just over 400 students at Sparkill, NY-based St. Thomas Aquinas College this Friday (May 11) at 2 p.m.  Krupp, a Jewish activist on behalf of interfaith bridge building, was actually knighted by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000 and has since been invited to the papal summer residence of Pope Benedict XVI. He  is known for his staunch defense (indeed praise of) of Pope Pius XII’s actions during the period of the Jewish holocaust during the Nazi era. See The New York Times.

Mr. Krupp will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the college. Additional honorary degree recipients include Richard F. Connolly (Doctor of Commercial Science), Ann Marie Connolly (Doctor of Pedagogy), John J. Ferguson (Doctor of Laws), Karen S. Ferguson (Doctor of Humane Letters) and Gary’s wife Meredith S. Krupp (Doctor of Humane Letters).

3. Congratulations October Baby! The micro-budgeted indie movie about  the trek of a teenage abortion survivor to find her birth mother has crossed the $5 million mark at the box office.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11



Previous Posts

"Exodus" encore + Would Jesus have been politically correct?
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Exodus success. Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, the one-night documentary theater event I told you about last week played to packed houses across the country Monday night -- leading Fathom Events to schedule an encore

posted 11:07:18am Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

From ring to screen: Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao's faith-filled story told in new documentary
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBTf6Xx1gI Larger than life. Manny Pacquiao may be just over 5'6" inches tall but anyone familiar the champion fighter (the first and only boxer to win world titles in eight different we

posted 6:07:50am Jan. 22, 2015 | read full post »

DVD review: "Welcome to Inspiration" delivers a great sermon in a mediocre movie
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Out on DVD today (1/20): Welcome to Inspiration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQiGm6bR0KI Synopsis: After their car breaks down, a freelance journalist (Britt George) and his wife (Whitney Goin) spend time in a small t

posted 3:01:01pm Jan. 20, 2015 | read full post »

National movie theater event explores the truth of the Biblical story of the Exodus
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJzqy7-H_34#t=211  Is Biblical history really history? Ridley Scott's fictionalized Exodus: Gods and Kings may not have had the box office legs it backers had hoped but those interested

posted 7:57:23am Jan. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Former TLC programming exec Amy Winter joins UP TV
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Moving on UP. UP TV has announced that Amy Winter will join the network on February 1 as executive vice president and general manager, a newly created position. She will oversee and creatively guide the network’s bra

posted 5:34:11am Jan. 15, 2015 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.