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Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.   Car Trek. Addie Zierman is a popular blogger and writer whose first book, When We Were On Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love and Starting Over (Convergent Books), was named […]

Born to Win (Lionsgate Home Entertainment) arrives on DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand today (2/15). From the producer of the hit faith film Faith Like Potatoes, which sold over 2.2 million DVDs in 17 languages worldwide, the moving drama […]

Francis the First. In a cinematic first, Pope Francis will become the first pontiff to act in a scripted movie. In AMBI Pictures’ Beyond the Sun, Pope Francis portrays himself in an inspirational story based on Gospel parables. The concept […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Dove Channel fills a market void. It’s been  few months now since Cinedigm Entertainment Group bowed Dove Channel, a family and faith-friendly streaming network comprised of movies and series […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Yellow Day, a highly-anticipated debut film from Providence Film Partners, will release in select theaters Christmas 2015.  The only faith-based and family film this holiday, Yellow Day is a […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Miracles Happen. Miracles from Heaven is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. UP TV  launches its annual mega-celebration of Christmas with a batch of uplifting holiday movies, specials. The special programming runs through Thursday, December 31, 2015. Highlights include new UP […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Films to inspire. A busy couple of weeks hampered me from reviewing these films but, given the themes and talent involved, I think they’re worth putting on your radar. […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Since rebranding in 2013, Atlanta-based UP TV has broadened its appeal out from its Gospel Music Channel (GMC) roots, reaching beyond the choir to offer its trademark “Uplifting Entertainment” […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Production began this week in Atlanta on the UP Original Movie A Baby for Christmas. The romantic comedy stars Malinda Williams (Soul Food), Victoria Rowell (The Young and the […]