God’s Not Dead…But Films Like This Should Be (Part 2)

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It's official. God's Not Dead, released by Pure Flix Entertainment, has been nothing short of a financial smash success, raking in over $8 million in its first three days. Opening in just 780 theaters nation-wide, the film made close to $3 million on its Friday release date alone, en route to cementing itself as the number three movie of the weekend.I guess this is the part where I admit to being way off base in part one of my review, in which I offered some harsh reactions and assessments … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead…But Films Like This Should Be (Part 1)

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Back when I was in college at the dawn of the 21st century, Christian films were just starting to explode onto the scene. Sure, religious-themed films have always been around to some extent, but it's been just under twenty years since the era of the "Hey, we're just as cool as Hollywood...no, seriously, we are!" types of Christian films began hitting the market. You know, the kind of films that cause churches and ministry groups to gush in anticipation of a release date while acting like … [Read more...]

The Things That Change and Don’t Change in Ten Years: A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter, Derek Webb

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I’ve been a Derek Webb fan for years, having been drawn in by his willingness to wrestle through tough questions and creatively confront various cultural and religious issues in his songs that many artists of the same ilk seem to try and avoid. It also doesn't hurt that the guy’s a tremendous songwriter and performer. Over the past decade, he’s released ten solo records to go along with his large volume of work in Caedmon’s Call before that. When I was given the opportunity this past summer to j … [Read more...]


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