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What Is Joan Osborne Thankful for This Year?

posted by dross

I recently got the chance to speak to singer Joan Osborne, who–even if you aren’t a fan–you probably know from her hit 1995 single, “One of Us.” [Oh, you know the words: "What if God was one of us/Just a […]

Negotiating the Spate of Holocaust Films This Holiday Season

posted by Donna Freitas

The New York Times movie critic A.O. Scott counts no fewer than five Holocaust movies coming out this holiday season–speculating that it’s the end of the year Oscar hopefulness that has sparked this spate of films capturing the horrors of […]

The Bible in Six ‘Violent, Mysterious’ Acts

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Actors in Goth costume pantomiming stories of cannibalism, rape, empassioned beheadings, wild scenes fueled by throbbing rock… Not another Biblical musical?At Northwestern College, a Christian institution in Orange City, Iowa (and not to be confused with the Chicago-area university), drama […]

‘Pushing Daisies’ Cancelled – Along With Two Other ABC Shows

posted by Kris Rasmussen

After weeks of speculation, the whimsical drama “Pushing Daisies”–along with “Eli Stone” and “Dirty Sexy Money”–was officially cancelled last week. In spite of numerous Emmy nominations and critical praise, the series about a pie maker who can bring people back […]

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The Life of Yogananda Hits the Big Screen
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdnrP1fMn7I&list=UUkTfq0mIERmAh5jfbq1-krQ[/youtube] Have you ever wondered how yoga came to the West? The new feature documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda examines the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Indian Swami brought meditati

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Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose donated $1 million to After School Matters - a Chicago charity that assists in organizing out-of-school apprenticeships for teens. The charity has a program at Simeon Career Academy, Rose's alma mater. After School Matters stated that Rose's donation is the larg

posted 1:46:39pm Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Go Behind the Scenes of the “Good Lie,” The True Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Will Inspire You
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhGPaX3MXfE[/youtube] "The Good Lie” from the producers who brought you “The Blind Side” and starring Academy Award Winning actress Reese Witherspoon, chronicles the journeys of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that bega

posted 9:41:42am Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Catching Up with Edwina Findley Dickerson
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZRp77ggsMU[/youtube] What do you get with OWN, Tyler Perry, Edwina Findley Dickerson, and a hot script? Viewers get “If Loving You is Wrong.” “As you could imagine, it’s a dream working with these two inspiring titans Oprah Winfrey and Tyler

posted 1:46:46pm Sep. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Dr. James Dobson and Son Update Popular Parenting Series
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDrYpZ7mt6g[/youtube] Family Talk Founder, Dr. James Dobson's powerful parenting series from 1978, Focus on the Family challenged millions of parents to look at their marriages and parenting in a whole new way. This year, Dr. Dobson and his son, Ryan are sh

posted 10:20:03am Sep. 23, 2014 | read full post »


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