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‘I’m Not Blind, I Just Can’t See’: A Chat with the Blind Boys’ Ricky McKinnie

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Ricky McKinnie has been playing with the gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama for more than three decades, and that makes him one of the new guys. First recorded in the 1940s, the Blind Boys were known mostly to […]

The Apocalypse Comes to ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’

posted by Donna Freitas

Last week’s episode of “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” got all apocalyptic. Well, not that it’s not already a show about a coming apocalypse, but “The Demon Hand” episode got explicitly Christian this time, evoking the Book of Revelation, and […]

Can Oprah Save Reality TV from Itself?

posted by mkress

“Oprah’s Big Give,” which debuted last night on ABC, offers reality TV the Winfrey way–sans back-stabbing, snarkiness, and rauchiness. So, will anyone watch it as it proceeds through its eight-week run? Put another way, does wholesome reality TV have a […]

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Jeff Foxworthy's Show Proves Faith Programming Works
We 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

posted 9:18:12am Apr. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Focus on the Family Makes Another Winner
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 “Irre

posted 12:42:52pm Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

The JESUS Film Celebrates 35th Anniversary
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkv7R5twZE0[/youtube] 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 annive

posted 2:47:07pm Apr. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Mickey Rooney Passes at 93
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

posted 12:07:38pm Apr. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Another Legend Announces Retirement
[youtube]http://youtu.be/H9eYkpgeeI8[/youtube] After 32 years and 6,000 episodes, David Letterman has decided he will retire at the end of his contract with CBS in 2015. “(Les) and I ... we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance a

posted 9:14:52am Apr. 04, 2014 | read full post »


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