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Jeff Foxworthy’s Show Proves Faith Programming Works

posted by Corine Gatti

foxworthyWORD-ThumbWe need to laugh more as people of faith said host Jeff Foxworthy of “The American Bible Challenge” and who am I to argue with this advice? He’s still a comedian and a child at heart.

“I am a comedian, and even though faith is a big part of my life, sometimes things just pop out of my mouth,” he laughed. “It’s kind of like an old person where there’s not really a filter. There have been moments when I started saying something and I go “I don’t know if I should say this or not.” But humor is a very big part of it and I often argued one of our failures as people of faith is a lot of us don’t have a lot of joy.”

The smash hit on Game Show Network kicks off on May 22nd heading into its third season and is expected to embrace new colorful characters, laughs, and shows faith programming can succeed on secular networks. Foxworthy’s show is a top performer.

That doesn’t surprise this Georgia boy.

“You’re seeing more biblical movies. Maybe I’m lucky where I live you see faith pretty visible in the deep the South,” Foxworthy said. “In LA you don’t necessarily see that many billboards Do you need Jesus?”

Maybe not, people in general are familiar with the Bible, and Foxworthy believes this is the reason for the show’s success.

“It’s kind of like “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” Everybody can answer the first grade questions and then it gets tougher as it goes along.”

Foxworthy, who has volunteered at a homeless shelter for years said he took the job with the stipulation that the winners don’t keep the money, but donate it to their favorite charity.

“Faith just talked about gets boring pretty quickly, but when you can see it in people’s lives and you can see it changing other people’s lives, then to me, it gets interesting.”

You can expect more personal stories from the contestants and, yes, the unexpected. I mean it is Jeff Foxworthy, so catch him on GSN this season.

 

 

 

Focus on the Family Makes Another Winner

posted by Angela Guzman

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While many films focus on outlandish extremes or make believe, it is refreshing to know that films like “Irreplaceable” are made, by Focus on the Family, to help change the world and bring light to real issues that we face on a daily basis – both directly and indirectly.

May 6, 2014 “Irreplaceable” will showcase for a one night event in theaters nationwide. The message behind “Irreplaceable” is centered around God’s vision of family. Unfortunately, when culture moves away from God’s design, the people suffer however when we accept God’s plan we as a society prosper.

Irreplaceable” is a film that breaks down the superficial barriers and reveals the truth behind the ever changing people of the world we live in today, while reinforcing the importance and need for God’s design.

The phenomenal film features interviews with experts including Carey Casey, CEO of The National Center for Fathering; Rebekah Lyons, Author; Rev. Sam Rodriguez, President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; and Tim Sisarich, Host of Irreplaceable and former Executive Director of Focus on the Family, New Zealand and others. It’s not just another film making claims and quoting statistics, it presents experts who have the research and knowledge to back their claims and observations on society.

It’s more than a film it’s the truth underlying our society. “Irreplaceable” is the definition of what our values should be – simple, to the point and of course - irreplaceable.

To learn more about this amazing event and to purchase your tickets click here.

 

 

The JESUS Film Celebrates 35th Anniversary

posted by Angela Guzman

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The original JESUS film has transformed millions of lives in many of the most remote areas of the globe. Since its theatrical release in 1979, the original JESUS film, re-mastered and re-titled The JESUS Film in honor of its 35th anniversary, has become the most-watched movie in history.

The JESUS Film has paved the way for biblical films and has broke and continues to break records – deemed as the “Most Translated Film” in history, inspired over 200 million people to become followers of Christ and is available in more than 1,200 languages.

“Unlike other religious films, which contain graphic violence or do not adhere to scripture, The JESUS Film script is taken directly from the Bible and shown in a cinematic style suitable for all ages,” said Dr. Erick Schenkel, the executive director of the Jesus Film Project. “The new greatly enhanced video and sound quality elevates the emotional viewing experience of this 35-year-old film to a new level, making it fresh and appealing to a generation that may not be aware of who Jesus is.”

While other films try to break barriers, The JESUS Film is a timeless classic that has changed the world and the lives of many.

Mickey Rooney Passes at 93

posted by Angela Guzman

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Mickey Rooney, born as Joseph Yule Jr, passed away April 6, 2014 at the age of 93. Rooney was a well-known actor and entertainer. He has one of the longest careers of any actor, spanning over 92 years. Rooney began as a child actor and was making films for ten decades – from 1920 – 2010. Until his death, Rooney was one of the last surviving stars who worked in the silent film era.

Despite having a huge amount of success in the entertainment realm, Rooney decided in 1944 to enlist in the United States Army - where he served 21 months in World War II. After the war, Rooney returned to the limelight and acted in television and movies.

From Boys Town to the many stories behind Andy Hardy – Rooney is no stranger to Hollywood. He has helped pave the way for many actors in the film industry and will forever be remembered as a legend.

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