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  • Jan Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, dies at 78

    05/31/2016 11:08:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies
    cnn.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lisa Respers France, CNN
    (CNN)Jan Crouch, a co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network and popular televangelist, has died following a stroke, her son announced Tuesday via a posting on his and his wife's website. She was 78.
  • Mother Angelica (EWTN) has died on Easter Sunday

    03/28/2016 3:08:54 AM PDT · by Dacula · 10 replies
    EWTN ^ | March 28, 2016 | EWTN
    April 20, 1923 - March 27, 2016
  • Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, dies on Easter

    03/27/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 109 replies
    cna ^ | March 27, 2016
    Mother Angelica. Credit: EWTN. Irondale, Ala., Mar 27, 2016 / 06:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the aftereffects of a stroke. She was 92 years old.“Mother has always and will always personify EWTN, the network that God asked her to found,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Warsaw. “Her...
  • What Being a “Christian Writer” Doesn’t Mean

    12/18/2014 9:57:35 AM PST · by millegan · 10 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Daniel McInerny
    The phrase has become slippery. “Christian writer.” What does it mean? For some the phrase plays like a favorite old song, an evocation of the glory days of Greene, Waugh, Percy, O’Connor, et alia. Days long gone and sorely missed. For others “Christian writer” may spell an oxymoron, or at least refer to the kind of writer one would not like to meet at a Manhattan cocktail party. And for still others the phrase increasingly tends to serve as a signal that some exceptionally maudlin fiction is quivering like a bad cheese on the horizon. But even looking at the...
  • Two Thumbs Up for EWTN's "The Crusades"

    10/11/2014 12:16:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 10/10/14 | Vincent Ryan
    The four-part series is intelligent, balanced, and features good production values As a professor with an academic specialization in the crusades, I'd like to think that I would be well informed about the existence of a new documentary series on those medieval campaigns (especially when the program features several professors from the institution where I did my graduate degrees). However, if it was not for a few email alerts from my parents earlier this week, I would have been completely unaware of the four-part documentary series, “The Crusades,” that EWTN has been showing over the last several nights. The last...
  • Faith-based movies go mainstream with Nicolas Cage in ‘Left Behind’

    09/30/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/30/2014 | Reed Tucker
    And on the eighth day, God created decent lighting and production values. After years of releasing shoddy products featuring has-beens like Kirk Cameron, the Christian film industry is upping its game in an attempt to win a crossover audience. Is faith-based cinema about to go truly mainstream? The year certainly has been good to believers. “Heaven Is for Real” with Greg Kinnear, a story about a boy who said he experienced the afterlife during surgery, raked in more than $100 million worldwide. “God’s Not Dead,” about a college student who debates his professor on the existence of a higher power,...
  • A movie miracle: how Hollywood found religion

    08/04/2014 12:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/04/2014 | Tom Shone
    Big news from the box office: some people released some Christian-themed movies that weren’t completely terrible. The terribleness of Christian movies is, of course, an article of faith among film critics, who reserve for them their most damning barbs (“doesn’t even meet the standards of decent propaganda”; “doesn’t belong in a theatre”). On Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, they garner basement-level scores rivalled only by torture porn and holocaust-exploitation flicks. But not this year, which has seen box-office success for studio-backed movies such as Son of God ($67m since its debut in late February), Darren Aronofsky’s Noah ($359m), God’s Not Dead...
  • Joel Osteen gets his own satellite radio channel

    06/03/2014 10:19:19 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    Fort Bend Herald ^ | 3 June 2014
    Texas pastor Joel Osteen is getting his own channel on SiriusXM satellite radio, which will air his sermon at Yankee Stadium this Saturday live nationally.
  • Will 'Son of God' Dethrone 'Passion of the Christ' as Top-Grossing Christian Film of All Time?

    02/27/2014 7:37:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2014 | BY NICOLA MENZIE
    While "Noah" may or may not be having a hard time winning over Christian audiences, "Son of God," in theaters this weekend, appears to be enjoying the favor of the faithful nationwide. But can the new PG-13 Jesus film unseat 2004's "The Passion of the Christ" as the top-grossing Christian film of all time? Christian producers Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice") and Roma Downey ("Touched by an Angel") have rallied the same network of powerful and influential Christian leaders that in 2013 got behind their History Channel miniseries, "The Bible," for a "Theater Take-Over" campaign in anticipation of the nationwide...
  • Christian Programming Is Being Blocked From Your TV Lineup

    02/13/2014 3:57:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | february 13, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    DirecTV recently announced it will drop the Inspiration Network from its lineup, leaving its stable of profane and worldly channels untouched. Incredibly, reports indicate the provider also misrepresented the development by suggesting the network initiated the split. In reality, it appears the decision was wholly that of the provider. Perhaps the most baffling aspect of the decision lies in the fact that DirecTV did not gain anything – or save any money – by dropping the network. Unlike the majority of channels carried by the company, the Inspiration Network does not charge a license fee to providers. Many failing networks cost carriers...
  • TBN Drops "Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers" Broadcast Beginning January 19, 2014

    01/13/2014 1:11:38 PM PST · by Maudeen · 17 replies
    TBN Broadcast Love Worth Finding Website ^ | January 14, 2014 | Maudeen
    This on the LWF site: Friends of LWF, We were recently notified that after January 19, TBN will no longer air the Love Worth Finding Television Program. Call us at 1-800-274-5683 for help in finding a station in your area. http://www.lwf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=tbn
  • A new power in conservative media

    01/04/2014 5:13:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    A new power in conservative media By: Hadas Gold January 4, 2014 05:59 PM EST A player in Christian and talk radio stations is buying up popular conservative websites — moves that could make Salem Communications the next big thing in right-wing media. The California-based company has recently gobbled up sites that reach millions of readers, like Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy.com, the Eagle Publishing group which is home to RedState.com, HumanEvents.com and the conservative publishing house Regnery. The Salem empire already includes more than 100 Christian and conservative talk-radio stations and several Christian-themed websites, as well as HotAir.com and TownHall.com. Though...
  • Televangelist Paul Crouch dies

    COSTA MESA, Calif. — Paul Crouch, the televangelist who built what's been called the world's largest Christian broadcasting network, has died. He was 79. Crouch died at his home in California on Saturday after a decade-long fight with degenerative heart disease, his grandson, Brandon Crouch, told The Associated Press. "He was an incredible businessman, entrepreneur, visionary; he built something that impacted the world," he said. Trinity Broadcast Network had reported that Crouch fell ill and was taken to a hospital in October while visiting the network's facility in Colleyville, Texas. He later returned to California for continued treatment of "heart...
  • Trinity network: Televangelist Paul Crouch dies

    11/30/2013 4:55:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 11/30/2013
    Paul Crouch, who built what has been called the world's largest Christian broadcasting network, has died. He was 79. Trinity Broadcasting Network reported Saturday that Crouch died after a decade-long fight with degenerative heart disease. A message was left for Crouch's grandson Brandon, who wrote about Crouch's death on his Twitter page.
  • TBN Founder Paul Crouch Dies at Age 79 After Chronic Heart Problems

    11/30/2013 1:46:42 PM PST · by fwdude · 236 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 30, 2013 | Jennifer Riley
    Paul Franklin Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), is dead at age 79, reported his grandson Brandon Crouch on Saturday. "Today, my grandfather, #PaulCrouchSr went home to be with Jesus in heaven. Thank you for your prayers…" Brandon Crouch tweeted. TBN's official Facebook page later released the announcement about Crouch's death: "Dr Paul F Crouch passed into the presence of the Lord on November 30, 2013. We are grateful for the life of this amazing servant of God. Please pray for the Crouch family during this time. #paulcrouch #tbn"
  • (Vanity) EWTN Presents: 'St Peter' (from 2005) (- the movie - starring Omar Shariff)

    09/02/2013 1:18:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Imagine being in Jerusalem after the crucifixion of Christ. Imagine the confusion and disarray as well as the fear of the disciples who were being hunted down by local authorities. Imagine being the man chosen by Christ to keep His Church alive in the face of certain persecution and death. Imagine no longer. EWTN is proud to present "St. Peter," a sweeping drama starring Omar Sharif, as our first Pope, as he journeys from Good Friday to his own martyrdom in Rome. The film covers such events as the arrest and death of St. Paul, Peter's struggle to discern...
  • Pope may have 'exorcised' ill man, say experts

    05/20/2013 11:53:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    ANSA ^ | 5-20-2013
    Exorcism experts said on Monday that it appears that Pope Francis may have performed an exorcism on an ill man on St Peter's Square following mass on Pentecost Sunday. According to a panel of clergy specialized in exorcism speaking on the religious satellite channel TV2000's program Vade Retro, images appear to show the pontiff placing his hands on a man's head and reciting a prayer to liberate the him from demons. Next Friday's edition of the program on the religious satellite channel will be dedicated to "Pope Francis' battle against the devil and his seductions," the program conductor said. TV2000...
  • “700 Club” Errs on Catholic Church and Hitler

    04/23/2013 9:37:23 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 469 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org/ ^ | April 23, 2013 | Bill Donohue
    In a segment titled “God and Hitler,” Gordon Robertson (son of Rev. Pat Robertson), hosted a discussion on the Catholic Church’s response to Hitler. Several errors of fact were made. 1) It is wrong to paint Hitler as a Catholic. Though he was baptized, he excommunicated himself, latae sententiae, when he sought, in his words, to “crush [the Catholic Church] like a toad.” He made good on his pledge by persecuting 8,000 priests, over 500 of whom were killed in concentration camps. He also sought to assassinate the pope. 2) The 1933 Nazi-Vatican Concordat was not a show of solidarity....
  • Ka-Ching: Selling 'Les Miz' to Christian Audiences Pays Off

    01/03/2013 4:50:37 PM PST · by drewh · 38 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 3 Jan 2013, 1:23 PM PDT | by Breitbart News
    The film version of the beloved musical "Les Misérables" boasts plenty of box office-friendly attributes. Name recognition is through the roof, the film's cast features some of today's most charismatic actors and the production is unlike any other film currently playing in theaters. The minds behind the film's marketing efforts took one extra measure to ensure its success, and its paying off handsomely. The story in "Les Misérables" is heavy with Christian themes of grace, mercy and redemption. The line everyone seems to remember is "to love another person is to see the face of God.” NBC Universal looked to...
  • Is Trinity Broadcasting Network Doing God’s Will?

    11/18/2012 12:31:13 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 105 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 18, 2012 | JP
    I’m conflicted about Trinity Broadcast Network, which wrapped up its Fall Praise-A-Thon today. There is no denying that “America’s most-watched faith and family friendly network,” as TBN advertises itself, provides a service to the Christian faithful. I, for one, appreciate the platform it provides for such pastors as Ken Copeland, Charles Stanley, John Hagee, Ed Young Sr., David Jeremiah and Joel Osteen. I also enjoy the praise and worship music it presents from such Christian artists as Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton, Martha Munizzi and Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. Yet, my soul is troubled by news reports...
  • Faith-Based Filmmaking: The Sherwood Pictures Crusade

    09/04/2011 1:14:16 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 47 replies
    Time.com ^ | Aug. 25, 2011 | Tim Newcomb
    Albany, Ga., population 76,000, is a three-hour drive south of Atlanta and not the first place in the world you'd expect to find a movie star. But visit the well-kept grounds of Sherwood Baptist Church here on a Sunday, as the congregation's 3,000 members gather to sing and pray, and you're likely to spot a few. There's Tracy Goode, who played coach Brady Owens in the 2006 high-school football epic Facing the Giants; there's Harris Malcom, who played the father of Kirk Cameron's firefighter character in the 2008 drama Fireproof. And if he's not in New York editing a movie,...
  • As Jesus' Return Nears - BBN - Bible Broadcasting Network - Priceless Resource

    02/20/2010 5:28:30 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 101 replies · 999+ views
    BBN Radio ^ | Today 2/20/2010 | self
    I listen to BBN Radio as much as I possibly can. It is a glorious source of Joy, Praise, Worship, Biblical Teaching (Erwin Lutzer, J. Vernon Magee, Adrian Rogers, Wisdom of the Heart, many others), and unbelievably beautiful music to lift our hearts, to reach those who are lost with the Gospel, and to bring us into the presence of God while here on earth. It is the radio broadcast from heaven!
  • Matt Kennon on Fox & Friends performs "The Call"

    02/12/2010 7:30:55 AM PST · by mlizzy · 8 replies · 903+ views
    Music Remedy ^ | 02-10 | Staff
    Riding the momentum of his poignant breakthrough single “The Call”, Matt Kennon will release his self-titled debut album on April 27, 2010 on BamaJam Records. Co-written by Kennon with Noah Gordon and Jeremy Campbell, “The Call” is lighting up request lines nationwide with its compelling reminder of the importance of reaching out to those we love. The moving video for the song, directed by Trey Fanjoy, made its debut on GAC and CMT Pure Country in December. [snip] New fans anxious to see more of Matt can catch him perform on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends – the...
  • Mormon films look for Christian audience

    12/11/2009 11:39:16 AM PST · by Colofornian · 74 replies · 1,126+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Dec. 9, 2009 | Michael De Groote
    SALT LAKE CITY -- David Austin's two-day visit to Utah was packed with meetings, presentations and discussions about finding and producing Mormon-made films that might appeal to the general Christian inspiration market. A blizzard hit on the first day, Dec. 8, messing up the tight schedule. But Austin didn't mind. "I'm from Michigan, so it feels like home," Austin said of the weather. Austin is vice president of sales and marketing at Bridgestone Multimedia Group and was here at the invitation of filmmakers including Lyman Dayton and BYU's Dennis Packard. Bridgestone distributes family-friendly Christian movies and music to Christian bookstores...
  • Catholic TV Host Challenges Bishops (Free Republic mentioned)

    11/19/2009 11:38:43 AM PST · by FromLori · 36 replies · 1,203+ views
    AIM ^ | 11/18/09 | Cliff Kincaid
    The host of a national Catholic TV talk show says that Catholic Bishops have to come clean on their funding of groups that undermine traditional values and promote radical social change. Raymond Arroyo, host of Catholic television network EWTN's "The World Over" program, says that the evidence indicates that groups funded by the Bishops through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) are actually "subverting" Catholic teaching on matters such as homosexual rights and abortion. He regrets that money being spent on such causes is coming at the expense of Catholic schools and hospitals facing funding shortfalls and possible closure....
  • New movie about Our Lady of Fatima to be screened in major U.S. cities

    10/01/2009 9:58:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,380+ views
    cna ^ | October 1, 2009
    San Francisco, Calif., Oct 1, 2009 / 06:39 am (CNA).- A new film about the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, based on the memoirs of visionary Sister Lucia and the accounts of thousands of eyewitnesses, will be holding pre-release screenings in at least seven major U.S. cities.“The 13th Day” is the first major motion picture by directors Ian and Dominic Higgins. According to the film’s U.S. distributor Ignatius Press, their film tells the story of the Virgin Mary’s appearances to Lucia Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto.Over a six month period in 1917, the Virgin Mary...
  • Shock! A clean, wholesome movie! "The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry"

    09/21/2009 6:00:48 PM PDT · by rochester · 11 replies · 931+ views
    Christian Spotlight on Entertainment ^ | September 18, 2009 | Scott Brennan
    The film, “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry,” set in a small town in upstate New York in 1970, is truly a stunning success for the Christian-crossover genre of films like “Fireproof,” a more recent winner in the secular market. The director, Rich Christiano, also co-wrote the film with his brother Dave, both of whom have been producing, writing, and directing films since the late 1980's. This is undoubtedly their best film to date.
  • 'The Secrets of Johathan Sperry' (If you liked 'Fireproof' and 'Facing the Giants' check this out)

    08/27/2009 8:09:54 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 8 replies · 671+ views
    CBS47 ^ | 8-27-09 | cakid1
    If you're looking for another good Christian film for your kids you might want to check out: 'The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry' It comes out on September 18th. Gavin MacLeod plays Jonathan Sperry...
  • The Fifty Best Catholic Movies of All Time

    08/16/2009 10:53:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies · 2,721+ views
    ic ^ | August 15, 2009 | William Park
        The best religious films, and therefore the best Catholic films, convey the great truths of Christianity implicitly rather than explicitly, not unlike the mystery of incarnation itself, in which the Word became flesh in the person of an obscure carpenter from a hick town in a minor province. In addition, this list consists primarily of films that deal with Catholic characters, Catholic society, and the Bible in ways that are not hostile to the Church. Most of them were made by Catholic directors.   It is interesting to note that the three best directors who ever worked...
  • [Obama] Meet the [Catholic] Press

    07/02/2009 10:42:22 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 8 replies · 448+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | July 2, 2009 | Rocco Palmo
    Earlier this morning, President Obama welcomed eight senior church journalists to the White House for an "unprecedented" listening session in advance of his first meeting with Pope Benedict next Friday. According to early word, among the group were Jesuit Fr Drew Christiansen, editor of America; National Catholic Reporter ed-in-chief Joe Feuerherd, Legion of Christ Fr Owen Kearns, publisher of the National Catholic Register, and Catholic News Service's lead DC correspondent Pat Zapor, who runs the first post-meet brief, promising "more to come": President Barack Obama told a morning round table with religion writers July 2 that he was profoundly influenced...
  • Patriotic Independence Day TV Programs: Set your DVR's

    07/02/2009 8:27:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies · 566+ views
    Self | July 2, 2009 | Self
    There is some great patriotic programming on TBN over the next several days. Yes, it's primarily Christian in nature, but it's all incredibly patriotic, Independence Day related, and some incredible history lessons as well. Hey, what's on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, etc? Enjoy! TBN.org TBN TV schedule July 2nd (East coast): Note: Primary schedule is west coast, but you can change time zones. Some great programs (Eastern Time). Check schedule for additional broadcasts. 11:30 AM - A Nation Adrift * http://tbn.org/index.php/2/4/p/324.html 1:30 PM - Medal of Honor * http://tbn.org/index.php/2/4/p/535.html 5:00 PM - America's Godly Heritage * http://tbn.org/index.php/2/4/p/307.html 6:00 PM -...
  • UPDATE: IRAQI CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION NOW ON THE AIR...

    06/23/2009 9:39:02 AM PDT · by TaraP · 5 replies · 364+ views
    It’s finally on the air! It has taken more than a year of intense prayer, and a meeting between Joshua Fund President Joel C. Rosenberg and the Hon. Nechirvan Barzani, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), requesting his personal assistance. But by God’s grace, and with the kind assistance of the Prime Minister’s office, the Kurdish government of Iraq in May gave permission for a Christian radio station that The Joshua Fund has helped finance to officially begin broadcast operations. The establishment of such a station owned and operated by Iraqi followers of Jesus Christ is really...
  • "[O]ne of the best Christian novels about forgiveness and grace I've ever read."

    06/20/2009 2:31:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 685+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | June 19, 2009 | Carl Olson
    So wrote Marvin Olasky in World magazine at the end of 2007.The novel? Michael O'Brien's Island of the World, published earlier that year by Ignatius Press. Olasky recently, in the July 4, 2009, edition of World magazine, listed O'Brien's novel as one of the Top 40 books he's read and reviewed since 2007. It is particularly interesting that—as far as I can tell (please correct me if I'm mistaken)—O'Brien is the only Catholic on the list and Island of the World is the only novel on the list. Most of the other books (all non-fiction, it appears) are works of history,...
  • PBS board might pull the plug on WLAE's daily Mass

    06/15/2009 6:48:40 AM PDT · by nola61 · 15 replies · 3,595+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | June 15, 2009 3:17AM | Dave Walker
    A Public Broadcasting Service board in Washington will decide Tuesday if WLAE-Channel 32 can continue its daily live broadcast of the Catholic Mass celebrated at St. Louis Cathedral.
  • Christian magazine offers Solution to Global Economic Crisis

    05/14/2009 10:23:39 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 19 replies · 771+ views
    Proclaiming Liberty from Economic Bondage.Can the Bible offer a solution to the world’s global economic depression? How about the boom-bust cycle? Discover how the biblical command called “The Lord’s Release” provides the solution to global economic meltdown. This is a FREE download pdf or read the coverstory in the Free digital version. I read it. If senators and congress men and women would only listen, this would fix it.
  • PBS Planning to Kick Out Stations That Broadcast 'Sectarian' Religious Programs

    05/17/2009 6:14:50 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 22 replies · 1,148+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 17, 2009 - 07:47 | Tim Graham
    Here’s one sign that the zeitgeist in Barack Obama’s Washington is going to please the secular left. On Saturday, Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi highlighted a policy shift brewing inside PBS: the PBS Board is going to vote in June on a committee’s recommendation that PBS strip the affiliation of any station that carries "sectarian" content. Broadcast religious programming – like a Catholic Mass – and you’ll lose every PBS program from Sesame Street to the NewsHour. Apparently, PBS passed a fairness-and-balance policy in 1985 that insisted on "Three Nons" – noncommercial, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian. Are they serious? PBS routinely...
  • Hal Lindsey as a Biblical News Anchor

    05/03/2009 6:15:12 AM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 123 replies · 3,443+ views
    5/3/2009 | me
    Last night I watched Hal Lindsey (www.hallindsey.com). He does a 30 minute show on one of the Christian channels and it's all based on current news and how it relates to the Bible. His show last night, in particular, was about 'EMP's'--electro magnetic pulses. He said that many of our enemies are training and planning on inflicting an EMP on us, where they launch a rocket 180 miles above the US and the gamma rays obliterate our entire electric grid and every single electrical component we have. Of course he connected the fact that Obama is doing away with our...
  • Why are Christian Movies So Bad?

    04/29/2009 8:07:56 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 141 replies · 2,916+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 29 Arpil 2009 | Dallas Jenkins
    Why are Christian Movies So Bad? Posted By Dallas Jenkins On April 29, 2009 @ 5:03 am In Entertainment, Story, Religion | As I mentioned in [1] my last article, Hollywood is more interested in Christian, or “faith-based,” films than ever. The mind-blowing success of “The Passion” got it started, but then it waned as studios couldn’t quite figure out how to match that success. It heated up again recently with the success of the micro-budget, church-produced “Fireproof,” which was the highest grossing indie of 2008.[2] These trends beg a few questions. What took Hollywood so long to discover...
  • Thousands of Christians form 'virtual connection' to J'lem

    02/21/2009 3:10:19 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 1 replies · 408+ views
    JPost ^ | Feb 21, 2009 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    In an effort to connect with Israel both spiritually and physically, tens of thousands of Christians across the globe have watched live webcasts of Jerusalem holy sites on the Internet since the free service was launched several months ago, the head of a new Christian on-line broadcast provider said Friday. More than 30,000 people have viewed the webcasts on www.ipraytv.com since its launch four months ago during the Feast of the Tabernacles/Succot, said Mike Peros, founder and CEO of IPrayTV. The site, which rose to prominence after its live webcasts of Christmas in Bethlehem, has attracted Christians of various denominations...
  • Fairness Doctrine’s Other Likely Victim: Christian Radio

    02/17/2009 2:25:36 PM PST · by Saint X · 20 replies · 792+ views
    Culture & Media ^ | February 17, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Fears of a return to the Fairness Doctrine usually focus on conservative talk radio shows, like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck. But, often overlooked is the potential impact the Fairness Doctrine would have on Christian radio, specifically religious speech. Since the beginning of February, three prominent former and current Democratic politicians have come out and vocally supported reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said it was “absolutely time to pass a standard.” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, came out with a similar message, saying, “We need the Fairness Doctrine back.” And former President Bill Clinton said, “You...
  • When do religious broadcasters want the Fairness Doctrine? When hell freezes over.

    02/16/2009 9:50:50 AM PST · by slomark · 6 replies · 590+ views
    i ^ | 02/16/09
    Chalk up another vote against the Fairness Doctrine – this one from religious broadcasters. “If I happen to say declaratively that the Bible tells me that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and nobody comes to the Father but by Him,” said Christian talk show host Janet Parshall, “I am not interested in giving equal time to Buddha, Hinduism, or L. Ron Hubbard.”...
  • New 'Fairness Doctrine' seenas threat to Christian radio

    02/08/2009 4:45:51 AM PST · by Man50D · 15 replies · 748+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 07, 2009
    As the National Religious Broadcasters convened today in Nashville, an ominous shroud cast by political chatter about the reimposition of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" in the nation's capital hung over the gathering. NRB President Frank Wright said he sees the move as a credible threat under a Democrat-dominated Congress and with President Obama in the White House. "And we have a personal concern," Wright told Broadcasting & Cable. "The only radio station that ever lost its license under the fairness doctrine regime was a Christian radio station in Red Lion, Pa. We are only responding now to the statements the...
  • Internet ‘TV Shows’ Spread (Catholic) Faith

    02/06/2009 9:53:24 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 295+ views
    NCR ^ | February 8, 2009 | JOE PRONECHEN
    Yes, Virginia, there is an answer to regular television and its steady secular humanism and hedonism. The Christian message can get out there on cable, broadband and Internet. One example aimed at both kids and adults is “WOW, The CatholicTV Challenge.” With hints of the popular quiz show “Jeopardy” and the long-running adult favorite “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” this fast-moving game, designed by Father Robert Reed for CatholicTV of the Archdiocese of Boston, can be subtitled, “Kids Say the Holiest Things.” Think you’re challenged about being as smart as a fifth-grader when you watch the popular Fox game show?...
  • 'Fireproof' DVD hit shelves today

    01/27/2009 2:19:40 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 9 replies · 825+ views
    One News Now ^ | 1/27/2009 | Allie Martin
    The most popular independent film of 2008 releases on DVD today. Fireproof, the movie produced by Sherwood Baptist Church about a firefighter in a struggling marriage, was made for $500,000. So far, it has made more than $30 million at the box office. The film was recently honored as "Best Feature Film" at the 2009 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, and was runner-up for the "Best of Festival" award. In Fireproof, Kirk Cameron plays the role of Captain Caleb Holt, who finds himself in a rocky marriage on the verge of divorce. That is when Caleb's father challenges his...
  • EWTN To Air 2009’s Historic “March for Life/Walk for Life”

    01/21/2009 10:39:26 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 1,953+ views
    EWTN ^ | January 21, 2009
    Irondale, AL (EWTN) – With President Obama promising his first act in office will be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops vowing to aggressively oppose this, the 2009 March for Life could be one of the biggest and most important in history. EWTN will offer viewers the most complete coverage available on any platform of both Washington, D.C.’s March for Life and San Francisco’s Walk for Life. Coverage of the Jan. 22 events will include live Masses, walking processions, rallies, interviews, panel discussions, and speeches from pro-lifers around the country.  You can...
  • Disney ditches Narnia

    12/25/2008 5:50:35 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 58 replies · 2,837+ views
    News24 ^ | 12/25/08 | (SA) staff
    Los Angeles - Disney confirmed Wednesday that it would not be involved in the third film of "The Chronicles of Narnia" fantasy series, dealing a blow to the franchise based on CS Lewis's classic books. A spokesperson for Disney confirmed in an e-mail that the company had chosen not to exercise an option to co-produce and co-finance the next Narnia film with producers Walden Media. The Hollywood Reporter cited "budgetary and logistical reasons" for Disney's decision, which leaves the third film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader facing an uncertain future. The film was due to...
  • Dr. Dobson: 'We Won’t Be Silenced'

    11/29/2008 10:08:31 AM PST · by redk · 182 replies · 3,738+ views
    Citizenlink.com ^ | 11-25-2008 | James C. Dobson, Ph.D.
    So, Kathleen Parker has determined that getting rid of social conservatives and shelving the values they fight for is the solution to what ails the Republican Party (“Giving Up on God,” Nov. 19). Isn’t that a little like Benedict Arnold handing George Washington a battle plan to win the Revolution? Whatever she once was, Ms. Parker is certainly not a conservative anymore....
  • Still No Green Light for Third Narnia?

    11/17/2008 2:49:09 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 29 replies · 1,181+ views
    ComingSoon.net ^ | 11/14/08 | Walden Media
    On Friday, Walden Media announced that Co-CEO and co-founder Cary Granat was exiting the company. One thing we noticed in the press release, however, was that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has not yet gotten the green light: Cary Granat, Co-CEO and co-founder of Walden Media, will transition from his Walden position to a consultant for the company effective December 1. Granat will be Walden's creative consultant on the third installment in "The Chronicles of Narnia" franchise – "Voyage of the Dawn Treader"- which the company hopes to greenlight soon. He will also provide consulting...
  • Ridiculed by Liberals, 'Fireproof' Movie surpasses Lame 'W,' embarrasses Ridiculous Religulous.

    11/10/2008 3:49:13 PM PST · by WatchYourself · 37 replies · 1,017+ views
    The New Daily Guard ^ | Aug 10, 2008 | NDG
    The Kirk Cameron starred, Christian-centered, liberally mocked film 'Fireproof' has far exceeded expectations at the Box Office. With a budget of about $500,000, and little advertisement to speak of, the little-movie-with-a-message-that-could has rounded up an impressive $28.4 Million after 7 weeks in theatres, and moved up to 13th place overall. Between weekends 6 and 7 it had the smallest drop (8.7%) of all top-20 movies, meaning the feel good movie could end up with $32-35 Million by the time it completes it's run. Comparatively, after 4 weeks Anti-Bush film 'W' continues to drop like a rock and has found just...
  • Laura Ingraham and Patrick J. Buchanan to discuss ramifications of election - 8pm Friday 11/7

    11/07/2008 8:56:12 AM PST · by NYer · 38 replies · 1,230+ views
    EWTN ^ | November 7, 2008
    November 7 Syndicated columnist and author Patrick J. Buchanan and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham