Sam Worthington to Patheos Readers: ‘The Shack’ Will Bless You

Star of popular film releases video for Patheos visitors about his lead role as Mack Phillips [Read more…]

Friday Flashback – Steven Curtis Chapman, Switchfoot and more CCM artists greet youth conference attendees

Back in 2000, as I ran around doing interviews during Gospel Music Week, I collected this video of various Christian music artists offering greetings. Some of the groups and artists, such as Nicole C. Mullen, Switchfoot, Nichole Nordeman and Natalie Grant, were just getting started in the industry. A really cool video that reminds me [Read More…]

Nichole Nordeman – Slow Down Viral Video Seen By Millions

I’m a big fan of Nichole Nordeman. When her first project, Wide Eyed, released, I was absolutely floored by the songs like “To Know You” and the title track. Wise, soul-searching lyrics and simple, honest, effective delivery. This week, a video of her song “Slown Down” is tugging at the hearts of parents everywhere. On [Read More…]

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott & The Scott Family – Thy Will

I don’t even know if you’re ready for this, but you need to get ready. One third of the multi-PLATINUM group Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott candidly shared an open letter to fans via social media this morning, introducing her latest musical endeavor and describing the story behind her sonically stunning first single “Thy Will.” Serving [Read More…]

New ‘Star Wars’ Film Preview: Rogue One

Following The Force Awakens, Rogue One is the newest Star Wars film, this one a prequel of the original trilogy focusing on how the plans for the Death Star were stolen. It seems to have the same magic of the originals and TFA. Coming in December 2016… [Read more…]

Movie Preview: Ben-Hur (2016)

On August 12, 2016, Paramount Pictures and MGM will release a brand new version of the classic story Ben-Hur starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Bonidai and Morgan Freeman and produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. The original 1959 film starred Charlton Heston and earned 11 Academy Awards and is listed among the American [Read More…]

Review: “Miracles From Heaven”: The Christian Film That Does Everything Right

In the Bible, Christians are instructed to testify about the great things God has done, because they give Him glory while providing hope to those encountering similar circumstances. With that in mind, the newest faith-based film releasing during this Easter season shines bright at a time when so many in the world need that hope [Read More…]

Mike Huckabee on Donald Trump: He is “Unstoppable,” “He will be president”

By David Ball – Own work, Attribution, I had the chance to interview former presidential candidate and governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee last Wednesday. We spoke while he was driving and the focus of our conversation was on the film God’s Not Dead 2, which releases April 1. Huckabee plays a political commentator speaking [Read More…]

“Gratitude Adjustment,” my new book, coming in May!

I wanted to give you a preview of my debut book, arriving in May. This cover may be tweaked, so don’t be surprised, but I was pretty happy with how it turned out. In the next few days, as I put the final revisions on the manuscript, I will begin posting some snippets from it [Read More…]

Jesus’ Childhood Explored in “The Young Messiah” Film

The trailer for ‘The Young Messiah’ released today, giving our first look at the film adaptation of Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt. The book is a fictional imagining of what the childhood of Jesus might have been like. The trailer looks engaging and impressive, but I’m curious to know if it will [Read More…]