UPDATE: Thanks, William Devane: A President’s Sacrifice Produces Best Episode of “24″ in Years

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During its regular eight season run, “24″ never shied away from killing main characters – a story element that, when it’s done right, leaves viewers feeling emotionally devastated. Sometimes it worked, as in the case of Jack Bauer’s wife’s murder at the end of season one. Other times, it felt forced and unnatural, as if [Read More...]

Superstars Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Duet on “Amazing Grace” at Children’s Hospital

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Keith Urban has always come across as a genuinely nice guy during his two judging stints on “American Idol.” He also takes his faith seriously, as I covered in my recent blog post “American Idol’s Catholic Judging Panel.” Urban’s sense of compassion was on display again last Friday, but in a much different venue: Monash [Read More...]

The Power of God, Truth, and Unreasonable Leadership

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Entrepreneur and education advocate Gary Chartrand wrote a book called “Unreasonable Leadership” a few years ago and, in a sense, that concept is what drew him to the story of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a parish priest killed by Poland’s communist government in 1984 for leading a nonviolent revolution against their oppression. As someone who achieved [Read More...]

“Dark of Night” Explores Dark Topics on Hallmark Channel’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”

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Nobody can accuse executive producer Martha Williamson of shying away from tough topics in her new Hallmark Channel series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” That was especially true for last night’s episode, entitled “Dark of Night,” which included story elements about a child conceived during a rape, the quest for revenge, and the possibility of redemption for [Read More...]


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