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Is ‘War Room’ a Movie or a Sermon?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 08:18 Friday, 28 August 2015 01:54


Is ‘War Room’ a Movie or a Sermon?

Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

One thing we’ve come to rely on when watching a film by those pastor-com-moviemaking Kendrick Brothers in Georgia is a resonate story wrapped around a noble lesson. In their newest release, “War Room,” however, they paint their parable with just the slightest of brushstrokes, as if forgetting the Golden Rule of the motion picture – Thou Shalt Put Story First. Is there an exception to this rule?

 

Review: "Z for Zachariah"

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 08:27 Friday, 28 August 2015 01:54


Review: "Z for Zachariah"

Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

CREDITS: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine. Lionsgate. Drama/thriller. Directed by Craig Zobel. 8/28/15

FILM SYNOPSIS: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman (Margot Robbie) survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor), he's nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger (Chris Pine) enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

 

Gridiron Sharpens Iron in New WOODLAWN Trailer

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:05 Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:54


Watch the movie trailer here!

A gifted high school football player must learn to boldly embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field in WOODLAWN, a moving and inspirational new film based on the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in early 1970s Birmingham, Ala.

 

The Science of Space

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015 05:36 Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:25


Job 26:7 He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.

The earth free-floats in space, affected only by gravity. At the time Job was written, other sources declared the earth sat on the back of an elephant or turtle, or was held up by Atlas, the Bible alone stated what we now know to be true - "He hangs the earth on nothing."

   

Review: "Giana Sisters Dream Runners"

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 18:18 Wednesday, 26 August 2015 01:21


Review: "Giana Sisters Dream Runners" - PC/Xbox One/PS4(tested)

Reviewed by Kid Gamer for FamilyFriendlyGaming

SCORE: 68/100

Giana Sisters Dream Runners is all about four players getting together, and racing through the level over and over again. Players can get dropped off the screen, or take too many hits. There might be a certain number of orbs that are hit for victory. Giana Sisters Dream Runners was not very clear on terms of victory or loss. I won some matches and I lost some. Once there is a winner then it restarts in the level.

   

Review: "Evoland 2"

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 18:25 Wednesday, 26 August 2015 01:21


Review: "Evoland 2" - PC

Reviewed by Kid Gamer for FamilyFriendlyGaming

SCORE: 59/100

Shiro Games is creating a unique franchise with the Evoland video games. Family Friendly Gaming was provided a download code to Evoland 2 on Steam (Personal Computer). Evoland 2 starts in the older style of video games and upgrades over the areas to the more current style of video games. That means things can start looking extremely retro and then upgrade to much better looking graphics.

   

My Last Column…Well, Maybe

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 08:33 Wednesday, 26 August 2015 01:03


By Phil Boatwright

If you were a writer and you knew you could only author one more feature story, what would it be about?

   

"Costly" by Ghost Ship

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 15:40 Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:42


This will be the band's first release since their label debut album in 2013, The Good King. The band's sophomore album was created over the last two years during a difficult time for leader Cam Huxford within his immediate family and church family. Their well-received debut album The Good King, along with EP's A River With No End and Ghost Ship Live, were released through Mars Hill Music. Mars Hill Church dissolved at the end of 2014, but Ghost Ship continues to do what they've always felt called to do: lead worship and write music that points to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Huxford says that one of the big lessons he learned from the fall of Mars Hill is that "organizations and leaders rise and fall but Jesus' church will continue forever." Each song on the new album mirrors Huxford's devotional time with God during this challenging season.

   

"I Will Wait" by For A Season

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 15:46 Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:42


For A Season has a focus and intentional mission. The goal is to share a message of hope and strength and to challenge its audience to seek a deeper relationship with Christ using their own unique, creative, God given talents.

For A Season started in 2011 and quickly developed into its current line-up of one unified vision-to reach as many people as possible on this globe with the tools that God has placed in their hands - music and art.

   

"Something Different" by Sidewalk Prophets

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 15:18 Tuesday, 25 August 2015 01:42


The wait is finally over: Sidewalk Prophets will release its third Fervent Records studio album on Aug. 28, ending a three-year wait for fans of the Dove Award winning band.

"'Something Different' is the album we've always hoped to create," lead singer and founding member Dave Frey said. "I believe that it captures the passion, energy and musical creativity that we have always longed for people to hear. Every song is rooted in Scripture, and every moment of the record has been carefully pieced together. We've gone to great lengths to share this season of our lives with listeners. "

   

"Heartbeat" by Jeremy Rosado

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 15:25 Tuesday, 25 August 2015 01:42


Jeremy Rosado came from a big Puerto Rican family who loved celebrating together and Jeremy was the singer, the first one to be musical in his family. From a young age he sang for family events, and then one day he saw American Idol on TV and set a goal to be on it. After four separate auditions, Jeremy thought he might give up on the dream. But one more opportunity came around, but it was formidable: beat 12,000 who showed up that day for the American Idol Season 11 audition in Savannah, Georgia. Jeremy not only made the cut that day, but captured the audience and finished the TV show as finalist #12, alongside roommate Colton Dixon, and as a favorite of Jennifer Lopez. "Jeremy has one of the most beautiful voices I've heard," said Ms. Lopez.

Since the show, Jeremy has been working hard touring, teaching, leading worship at his church, and even refining his already-jawdropping voice. In 2013, Jeremy released the single "Don't Be Afraid" with good friend Pablo Villatoro, formerly of Group 1 Crew. And after a year of writing in Nashville, he teamed up with Aaron Rice (producer for tobyMac, Mandisa, Jason Castro, Jaci Velazquez) to create his new album "Heartbeat" available on Save the City Records through Provident Distribution.

   

"Identity" by Aaron Ray

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 15:32 Tuesday, 25 August 2015 01:42


This album was produced by Travis Wyrick of Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee. Wyrick's accolades include four Dove Awards, two Grammy Award nominations. He is known for producing the best in today's Christian music.

   

"Doxology" by Aaron Shust

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 15:55 Tuesday, 25 August 2015 01:42


The project was recorded in Nashville and was produced by the David Crowder Band's renowned drummer, Christian Paschall. The record contains 10 new songs, with eight that were co-written by Shust, including "Nothing More" that features labelmate, Lauren Daigle. The album delivers Shust's signature style of corporate worship in a festive and celebratory frame that honors the good news of the risen Christ. The project will be available at all online music outlets.

   

"Future" by Warr Acres

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 15:59 Tuesday, 25 August 2015 01:42


"Warr Acres is an innovative pop / worship group based out of Victory Church in Oklahoma City, OK. The group continues to hone in on their somewhat eclectic sound that incorporates components of pop, electronic, worship and rock. Their ultimate mission is to share the Gospel and build up the Church with intentional, heartfelt, Scripture-inspired lyrics, presented with an attractive, fresh sound and an engaging live worship experience.

   

Free Life Books for See You at the Pole

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Monday, 24 August 2015 06:39


Free Life Books for See You at the Pole.

Students give the Gospel to classmates and peers.

Churches can request from 100 to 2000 Free Life Books.

   

"Never Said" by Carol Lynch Williams

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Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 06:56 Monday, 24 August 2015 01:17


Fifteen-year-old fraternal twins Annie and Sarah may be sisters but they have nothing in common. Everything in the family has always revolved around popular and beautiful Annie, but Annie begins to withdraw from the family---and Sarah begins to investigate. Will the secret she uncovers change their relationship for better---or worse? A compelling story that explores themes of abuse, forgiveness, hope, and healing! Ages 15 and up (parents may want to review first).

   

8/24/2015

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 05:15 Monday, 24 August 2015 01:00


The top songs in Christian Rock (CHR) this week.

   

Review: "RymdResa"

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Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 11:38 Sunday, 23 August 2015 12:21


Review: "RymdResa" - PC

Reviewed by WMG for FamilyFriendlyGaming

SCORE: 63/100

Family Friendly Gaming was provided a download code for RymdResa on Steam. This Personal Computer exploration video game is set in space. At the start of RymdResa we see our planet destroyed. RymdResa is not clear on whether we are alive or dead. Are we an astronaut or a robot? There is also a guilt factor in the cryptic storyline in RymdResa. As well as trying to find a new planet.

   

Thank God I’m not like these losers

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:49 Sunday, 23 August 2015 01:04


By Rob Cook

Thank God I’m not like these losers

Well that’s harsh but sadly, though they may not voice it, many self-professing Christians feel this way about unbelievers. We seem to pass through a wormhole that erases our pre-Jesus memory.

We not only forget that we are (STILL) sinners, we want to forget we were ever unbelievers. Suddenly we are too holy to associate with filthy sinners. We are quick to judge their actions while we judge ourselves by our intentions.

   

An interview with Sarah Sundin

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:01 Saturday, 22 August 2015 01:29


An interview with Sarah Sundin, Author of Through Waters Deep

With the first book in her new Waves of Freedom series, Through Waters Deep (Revell/August 4, 2015/ISBN: 978-0800723422 /$14.99), Sarah Sundin transports readers back to the 1940s - a fascinating time when ordinary men learned they could do extraordinary things, and women explored new roles while still remaining ladies. It's an era Sundin enjoys living in while she weaves her stories. "When we read of how people in the 1940s prevailed in times of uncertainty, fear and danger, it gives us hope we can prevail today, no matter what we face," Sundin explains.

   

Mathai: Much Was Given and Much Was Required

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015 17:20 Saturday, 22 August 2015 01:11


STORIES FROM THE MISSION FIELD from AMTC (Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ)

Mathai: Much Was Given and Much Was Required

Mathai is an AMTC grad who worked her way to becoming a finalist on NBC’s The Voice in 2011. Since her star turn, Mathai has since busied herself with recording a new album, touring with rapper LeCrae, forming a production company and going back to school to study nursing. She slowed down just long enough to chat.

AMTC: What have you done recently and do you have anything happening in the near future?

   

Coming Next Week "War Room"!

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2015 11:22 Friday, 21 August 2015 12:54


See the Trailer here!

From the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes WAR ROOM, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives.

   

"God Is On the Move" by 7eventh Time Down

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2015 11:51 Friday, 21 August 2015 12:42


7eventh Time Down will release God Is On The Move, their third full-length album, on August 21st, 2015 via BEC Recordings. The record comes in the midst of a busy fall of touring, plus the band will be visiting radio stations across the country to promote themselves and their songs to programmers. Track 8 “Promises” has already found itself charting on Christian Radio.

   

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