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Brad Pitt reconnects with Christian roots

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Brad Pitt returned to church over Labor Day weekend, thanks to his friend, musician Kanye West. The popular actor, who grew up in Springfield and attended the Missouri School of Journalism, was ...

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Lauren Daigle’s world tour will stop in Kansas City next May

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Grammy Award-winning artist Lauren Daigle’s first headlining arena tour will include a performance at Sprint Center in Kansas City next May 28. The 44-city Lauren Dangle World Tour will begin in Australia ...

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Ad Astra pulls you into a future closer to God yet still lost

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What do we hide from? How far are we willing to go to get away from the things we are afraid of? Ad Astra, by director James Gray (Lost City of, The ...

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New book delves into the faith of Johnny Cash

Guitars, fiddles and heartbreaking songs take center stage this fall as “Country Music”, the new documentary series from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, airs on PBS. The man in black, Johnny Cash, is ...

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Wes Hampton wants to introduce hymns to a new generation

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Singer Wes Hampton is on a mission to introduce a younger generation of Christians to the music he, his parents and his grandparents sang as children. You know: hymns. Hampton, the well-known ...

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‘Steve McQueen: American Icon’ is Ecclesiastes on the screen

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Iconic Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, who became a Christian late in life, will be the subject of a new film based on Marshall Terrill’s 2010 biography Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend ...

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Faith-based crime series ‘Vindication’ leads September streaming lineup

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The best new series on Amazon Prime Video is a crime drama full of brilliant sleuthing and police investigations. But — surprise, surprise — there is not a curse word or mega-violent ...

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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ on PBS leads September’s family-friendly lineup

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More than a few of my childhood nights were spent sitting in my bedroom, wondering why my father was watching a “boring” PBS documentary on the Civil War. But then I grew ...

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‘Overcomer’ opens in top 3 at theaters

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The faith-themed film “Overcomer” opened strong over the weekend, placing third at the box office and grossing over $8.2 million at over 1,700 theaters. The drama is directed and produced by Alex ...

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Overcomer is a movie that asks: What defines you?

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What defines who you are? Your job? Your spouse, your partner, your accomplishments? Does your sense of well-being and satisfaction come from dependence on your position or friends or appearance or skills? ...

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Shelter pup lands starring role in Lady and the Tramp remake

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A shelter pup is one lucky dog in Arizona after landing a starring role in the upcoming Disney remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” “Monte,” a 2-year-old terrier mix, once called HALO Animal ...

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Priscilla Shirer talks on leaders who fall from faith

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Recent news shocked many believers as several well-known Christians abandoned their faith in Christ. While startling, it’s nothing we should not have expected, says Priscilla Shirer. During an interview with the website ...

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Indie film ‘Open Borders’ tackles a dissolved America

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It’s a long way from Lake County to L.A., but Mark Saunders of Monteverde bridged that gap this past weekend when his film, “Open Borders,“ was recently screened at the Get Free Film Fest in ...

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Netflix’s ‘The Family’ turns prayer group into sinister force for world domination

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Heard about the Netflix documentary “The Family?”  As the streaming channel’s series go, it is just about as far-fetched as they come. A lot of supposedly smart people – Christians included – ...

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Capital Grille keeps the ambiance and great food in new location

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The holiday season is around the corner and for many people that means planning group events. With the opening of The Capital Grille in its new and expanded location on the Country ...

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‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ explores mental illness and a family’s love

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Mental illness is rarely a matter of being just fine on one hand and asking your filing cabinet out to tea on the other. Sure, sometimes the answer’s easy, obvious. But often, ...

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Universal cancels release of movie portraying hunted Trump voters

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After days of outrage from many quarters, Universal Pictures has canceled the release of the controversial and violent movie ‘The Hunt’ simply saying that, ‘now is not the right time.’ “While Universal Pictures ...

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Movie ‘The Hunt’ plans to show Trump voters being murdered

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“The Hunt,” a movie that shows “liberal elites” hunting down “deplorables,” is still planned for a September release despite a major backlash regarding the film’s violent premise. “The Hunt” is slated to ...

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‘Basketball or Nothing’ leads August streaming

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Sports, and particularly basketball, have a special place in the American culture. Perhaps that’s because Americans naturally root for the underdog — the subject of most sports flicks. Or perhaps that’s because ...

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Hospitality in an age of lonely lives

Piles of laundry, yard work, hectic schedules, napping kids. Let’s face it—there’s never a perfect time to invite others into our homes and, ultimately, into our lives. In her debut book, Invited: The ...

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Katy Perry loses lawsuit brought by Christian rapper

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Pop artist Katy Perry is being ordered to pay nearly $3 million in damages after a jury found that her hit song “Dark Horse” illegally copied Christian rapper Marcus Gray’s 2009 song ...

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Kendrick brothers’ ‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

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I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which ...

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Jeremy Camp wants to ‘share the hope’ of Christ in new album, movie

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For Christian singer Jeremy Camp, the next year won’t be like any other 12-month stretch during his long career. It began in June with the making of I Still Believe — a ...

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‘The Farewell’ explores the fibs one family tells in love

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Is there ever such a thing as a good lie? Even when it’s told as part of a farewell? Billi, a struggling young artist in Brooklyn, isn’t so sure. I mean, yes, ...

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‘The Bachelorette’ sends home Christian guy for sex-before-marriage ideals, spat spills onto Twitter

Sparks flew last week on the Fantasy Suites episode of “The Bachelorette,” the popular but sleazy reality dating show, between star Hannah Brown and Luke Parker, who had been considered the frontrunner for much ...

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