UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson on Sexual Imagery, Curt Schilling on Bullies, & “House of Cards” on Jesus

A few quick observations on topics in the news today: 1. Since winning “American Idol” in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has built an amazing career for herself in the music industry. Unlike many pop stars, she found success without going down the road of sexually explicit lyrics and imagery. While she promotes messages of female empowerment [Read More…]

The Nuns Who Run a Cattle Ranch

(Photo property of NBC News) Last night, NBC News’s Erica Hill reported on a group of Benedictine nuns in Colorado who combine their prayer lives with raising cattle on a 250 acre ranch. Their home, the Abbey of St. Walburga, is a self-sustaining working farm – and now an increasingly-thriving natural beef business. Sister Maria-Walburga [Read More…]

Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”

(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011, USC filmmaking student Brian Ivie was eating his breakfast cereal and reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across a story titled “South Korean Pastor Tends an Unwanted Flock.” It shared the actions of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who had [Read More…]

EXCLUSIVE: Father Jonathan Morris on the Upcoming Mini-Series “A.D. The Bible Continues”

(Graphic property of NBC) Father Jonathan Morris recently visited Morocco and the set of the upcoming NBC mini-series “A.D. The Bible Continues” on which he served as a theological consultant. In an email interview, he shared with me some exclusive observations about the production which will give life to the Bible’s “Acts of the Apostles.” [Read More…]