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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

posted by Evan Derrick

Let me count the ways I am eagerly anticipating this film. Actually, whatever well-observed reasons I may have for seeing it, they all quickly devolve into a single, all-encompassing thought: MUST SEE NOW! Is there any doubt this will be […]

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Want to Go to the Hollywood Premiere of “Jumping the Broom”?

posted by Evan Derrick

You could win 2 tickets to the Hollywood Premiere of “Jumping the Broom” and rub shoulders with the likes of Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, and Bishop TD Jakes. Tell Sony Pictures executive and author DeVon Franklin how your faith has […]

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The God Squad takes Manhattan

posted by Donna Freitas

The front page feature for this Sunday’s Metropolitan section of The New York Times is about how it is becoming more and more common to be both a New York City hipster and a Christian these days. That, in fact, […]

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So Touching! Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones

posted by agreyson

Hit “LIKE” above to support the troops and share with your friends! WATCH MORE GREAT VIDEOS! AMAZING! Christian Bikes Protect a Soldiers Funeral WOW! Carry Underwood and Vince Gill Sing “How Great Thou Art” CUTE! These twin boys are ADORABLE!

Giveaway: Disney’s African Cats Book

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

On Earth Day, April 22, Disney Nature released its latest film African Cats, a beautiful wild life documentary. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, African Cats follows the adventures of a cheetah family and a lion pride surviving and thriving in […]

This Week’s Most Inspiring Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A housewife fights hunger with bread art, a celebrity chef gives back and a rocker helps the homeless. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Teri Hatcher Fights Hunger One […]

Cheryl Klein has “Second Sight”

posted by Donna Freitas

Okay, no she doesn’t–not really. But while Cheryl Klein–Senior Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books at Scholastic–may not be a clairvoyant or have the power to see into the future, she does have other powers that might be relevant to […]

Christian Bikers Protect the Funeral of Fallen Soldier

posted by agreyson

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A Royal Wedding Spoof

posted by agreyson

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Lauren Winner on Rob Bell

posted by Donna Freitas

The essay at the back of The New York Times Sunday Book Review belongs to Lauren Winner this week, and she gives her take on the book (and author) that everybody and their mother is giving their take on these […]

Keith Green Sings “Easter Song” Hit Like to Share!

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WOW! Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill “Sing How Great Thou Art”

posted by agreyson

Be sure to hit “LIKE” just above this video to share! WATCH MORE GREAT VIDEOS! AMAZING! Christian Bikes Protect a Soldiers Funeral INSPIRING VIDEO! No matter what God is with you! CUTE! These twin boys are ADORABLE!

My Earth Day Movie Picks

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Movie Mom and I have both posted lists in the past  of excellent movies available on DVD with a “green focus.”  Well, for Earth Day 2011, I would like to update my list with a couple of new choices you […]

Priest Tweets the Stations of the Cross

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Think you don’t have time to particpate in this Holy Week? Think again. On this Good Friday there is a priest who will tweet the Stations of the Cross and you can follow him as he does. Father Paddy Byrne […]

Easter “Sunday”: Rebecca Black “Friday” Church Parody

posted by Donna Freitas

Okay, so if you haven’t already had enough of Rebecca Black’s tragically hilariously bad “Friday” song that has you chanting “Friday, Friday” every time someone mentions this particular day of the week (oh it is so horribly catchy you can’t […]

‘The View’ Discusses the Virgin Mary and Judas

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Heated debates about religion are nothng new to ABC’s “The View”, but I have this week’s spiritual conversations on the gabfest  enjoyable. Yesterday, Whoopi discussed at great length her opinion on Judas as well as whether or not Lady Gaga […]

‘Call on Faith’ With Your Smartphone

posted by Evan Derrick

Call on Faith is a new app for your smartphone that provides an instant dose of inspiration whenever you need it. I have it on my iPhone and have been pleasantly surprised by it. It essentially works as a dynamic […]

The Joy and Angst of ‘Jumping the Broom’

posted by Evan Derrick

People enjoy seeing themselves on the big screen. And watching “Jumping the Broom” felt like part class reunion and a family gathering – complete with the joys and angst that both can generate. I couldn’t help but be reminded of […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas An Olympic champion sees the impact, heavy metal stars rock out for Armenia and a celebrity chef stages a Food Revolution. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Apolo Ohno […]

Candace Cameron Bure Likes to Lie

posted by Evan Derrick

At least on television, that is. The former Full House star is headlining a new television movie, Truth Be Told, that airs tomorrow on Fox at 8/7c, in which she plays an unmarried marriage counselor who must fabricate a marriage […]

FREE Giveaway, Harry Potter Years 1-7 on Blu-Ray

posted by Evan Derrick

UPDATE: Congratulations to Dez Lopez of Indiana! Enjoy the Harry Potter Blu-Ray goodness, Dez. And thanks to everyone who entered and signed up to follow us on Twitter. We’ll have more great giveaways in the future, so stay tuned. We […]

Passover – Google Style

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I stumbled upon a great video that told the story of the Nativity using social media and now I have discovered an equally entertaining video for Passover. It tells the complete story of the deliverance of the Jews from Pharoah […]

Mary Gordon’s “The Love of My Youth”

posted by Donna Freitas

Mary Gordon is one of the great Catholic novelists of our time. In the vein of Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor, she deftly weaves questions about faith, doubt, sin, and the stuff of the Catholic tradition (priests, mass, saints, among […]

The Deep End of the Ocean: The Very First Oprah Pick

posted by Donna Freitas

I was in the bookstore the other day, hoping to find a page-turner, something that would compel me from start to finish like Emma Donoghue’s magnificent “Room” did this fall. For some reason it popped into my head that I’d […]

Underwood Credits Faith for New Film Career

posted by Kris Rasmussen

While most of the attention for “Soul Surfer” has focused on the real-life inspiration for the movie, Bethany Hamilton, or the actress who plays her , Anna Sophia Robb,  there is one other person whose movie career might benefit from […]

Giveaway for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

posted by Evan Derrick

This contest is now over! Congratulations to Tina B., Peter C., William K., and Heidi, who all won a copy! We just finished giving away “The Ten Commandments” on Blu-Ray to three lucky Idol Chatter readers and we’ve already got […]

Kristin Chenoweth Appears On CMT Tonight, Has A New Album and A New TV Show

posted by Kris Rasmussen

One of my fave celebs,  Kristin Chenoweth, has to be one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood right now. She just finished a new album, has been cast in the controversial pilot “Good Christian B—–es”,  will return to “Glee” ‘ […]

Gospel For Teens Inspires On CBS Twice This Week

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I really needed a pick-me-up this morning to get me through the last day before the weekend and thankfully I found it when I was watching CBS this morning. Their morning show featured a rather lengthy interview and performance with a […]

Justified: Boyd Crowder’s Crisis of Faith

posted by Donna Freitas

Really, really, really and truly: Boyd Crowder on FX’s ‘Justified’ might be my all-time favorite character of faith (and doubt) on a television show ever. Everything about Boyd–from his charisma, to his misguided preaching, to his encounter with doubt–is so […]

New Adaptation of Pilgrim’s Progress

posted by Evan Derrick

John Bunyan’s classic allegory Pilgrim’s Progress has had a long history of film and television adaptations, including a 1912 silent film, a 1979 live-action film that gave Liam Neeson his first starring role, and numerous animated versions. Unfortunately, they’re all terrible […]

The Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas An Oscar winner becomes a Good Will Ambassador, a Glee cast member gives the gift of Dance and a “Celebrity Apprentice” candidate gives back to the American Red Cross. Here are this […]

Do we really need another Twilight book?

posted by Donna Freitas

Next week, a new book in the Twilight Saga will be published. And no, don’t get overly excited. It’s not as though Stephenie Meyer has written another installment or finally finished (and published) Midnight Sun or even turned out another […]

‘Friday Night Lights': My Favorite Faith-Full Moments

posted by Kris Rasmussen

  Some of my very favorite posts that I have written for this blog  over the years have been about “Friday Night Lights.”  And yet  I am not sure any of them encapsules how much I truly love this show.  […]

Martin Sheen Thinks Faith Will Help Charlie

posted by Kris Rasmussen

As the Charlie Sheen media circus goes back into full swing with reports coming out of his stand-up show in Detroit this weekend  that  the show was a mess and he was booed by fans, his father Martin Sheen breaks his […]

Our Favorite April Fool’s Jokes!

posted by agreyson

Tech companies are famous for their online pranks. It’s gotten to the point where they just can’t fool anyone but that doesn’t keep you from laughing. Here are a few of our favorite from this year. ThinkGeek released their incredible […]

This Weeks Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A journalist searches for hope and faith, an anchorwoman turns the spotlight on global health and a great humanitarian passes away. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Liz Taylor’s […]

Enter to Win a Free Copy of “The Book That Changed the World: The Amazing Tale of the the King James Bible”

posted by Evan Derrick

Published in 1611 (which makes this year its 400th anniversary), the Authorized King James Version of the Bible became “the most influential version of the most influential book in the world, in what is now its most influential language.” Regardless […]

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