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12 Christmas Traditions From Around the World

By Pure Flix Editors on December 7, 2022

Christmas is a time of celebration for Christians around the world. Traditions, old and new, are a huge part of any celebration, and vary greatly in different countries. Here are 12 of our most favorite Christmas traditions from all over the globe:

Topics: Christianity Christmas Family
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What is the True Meaning of Christmas? 8 Ways To Keep It In Mind

By Billy Hallowell on December 1, 2022

The holidays are a busy time of year, with the quest to complete gift buying, baking and other tasks sometimes overshadowing the real meaning of the season. Fortunately, though, it’s entirely possible to take key steps for Christians to remember the true meaning of Christmas — the birth of Jesus and the transformative events that forever changed human history.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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6 Tips to Keep Christ in Christmas This Holiday Season

By Billy Hallowell on November 30, 2022

Now that Thanksgiving has ended, families across the U.S. are kicking off their official plans to celebrate Christmas by putting up decorations, trimming their Christmas trees and getting everything else ready for the celebration of Christ's birth.

Topics: Christmas Lifestyle
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Adoption Statistics: Important Facts About This Beautiful Act

By Billy Hallowell on November 29, 2022

Adoption is one of the most beautiful things a person or family can do to help a child in need. In this article, we'll explore some of the adoption facts and adoption statistics that give us a lens into the current state of affairs — and the positive ways in which children's needs are being met.

Topics: Kids Lifestyle Lifemark October Baby
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Bible Verses About Family: Family Values On Display in The Newest Pure Flix Movies

By Marissa Zimmet on November 21, 2022

You may have noticed a common theme among our newest Pure Flix Original and Exclusive movies: family life. As your destination for entertainment with faith and family values at the core, we wanted to highlight some Bible verses about family that are at the center of these Pure Flix movies. We’ll highlight Bible verses about family love, as well as family unity and more.

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Topics: Bible Verses Parenting Pure Flix Exclusives Legacy Peak Lifemark Moonrise
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Celebrate World Kindness Day with These 25 Daily Acts of Kindness

By Marissa Zimmet on November 11, 2022

World Kindness Day is celebrated on November 13. It would only be appropriate to look at recent Pure Flix movies and shows that focus on a variety of acts of kindness.

Topics: Saved by Grace
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Celebrate World Adoption Day with 'Lifemark' Exclusively on Pure Flix

By Marissa Zimmet on November 9, 2022

In celebration of World Adoption Day and the latest movie from the Kendrick Brothers “Lifemark” coming exclusively on Pure Flix, we wanted to highlight stories about the casts’ own adoption journeys as well as some history on the holiday.

Topics: Lifestyle Lifemark
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5 Christian Movies Featuring A Blended Family

By Marissa Zimmet on November 4, 2022

God created humans with the intention that we live in family units. A family, though, can grow, expand and evolve over time, such as when two partial family units come together as one, more commonly known as a blended family. Blended families aren’t a foreign concept for Christians. Blended families mentioned numerously in the Old Testament and Christ taught His disciples that the Church is in fact its own blended family:

Topics: Movie List Family-Friendly Movies Christian Movies Legacy Peak Lifemark
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Inspire Giving and Serving Others with These Pure Flix Movies and Opportunities

By Billy Hallowell on November 1, 2022

The Bible, and probably your parents, implores us "to treat others as you want to be treated." In the spirit of loving others like we love ourselves, we've compiled a list of movies to inspire you to give and serve others. We've sprinkled in some encouraging Bible verses that are sure to get you thinking about how you can lend a hand to those in your community today.

Topics: Christianity Lifestyle Thursday Night Club
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Encouraging Words & Inspiration from the Cast of 'The Chosen'

By Marissa Zimmet on October 27, 2022

The greatest joy we have as Christians is knowing that God loves you, sees you and is with you in whatever season of life you are in and whatever you are currently struggling with.

Recent words of encouragement from the cast and crew members of the hit ground-breaking series “The Chosen” reinforce this. Their advice uses Biblical references as bedrock and expands on the lessons they’ve learned from being a part of the one-of-a-kind series.

Topics: Faith In Entertainment The Chosen
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Here's 10 Christian Movies That Will Renew Your Faith

By Billy Hallowell on October 21, 2022

It’s never too late to stop, reflect and take intentional steps toward improving your life. Here's a list of Christian movies about faith on Pure Flix that will help you explore spiritual matters, while renewing and revitalizing your own personal faith.

Topics: Christianity Movie List
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10 Quotes To Ponder When Letting Go of the Past

By Marissa Zimmet on September 28, 2022

In “Nothing is Impossible,” Scott Beck encounters many unrequited hurts from his past like failed relationships, loss of his lifelong dreams and aspirations. Letting go of the past can be hard, but God asks us to trust Him and know that our future is far more promising than our past. We see Scott, played by David A.R. White, struggle with letting go of the past and trusting God during the process, but in time he realizes that God is helping him heal.

Topics: Nothing Is Impossible
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Christian Celebrities Who Are Changing Show Business

By Billy Hallowell on September 16, 2022

Despite what popular media would have us believe, devout Christian celebrities do exist – and they’re making a splash in Hollywood. There are plenty of famous singers, actors, and entertainers who don’t hide their Christianity.

Topics: Influencers Entertainment
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Ready, Set, Pray: 5 Best Prayers to Say Before a Big Game

By Pure Flix Editors on September 12, 2022

The big game is coming up fast and the coach has asked you to lead the team prayer. You suddenly can’t think of anything to say! What do you do?

Topics: Sports Prayer
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Meet Our Pure Flix Ambassadors: Social Media Content Creators You Need to Follow

By Marissa Zimmet on August 24, 2022

When choosing who to follow on social media, we know there are tons of options. It can feel overwhelming to decide who to follow in order to ensure good, wholesome content for your family. We’ve gathered some of our favorite social media content creators that we know will add encouragement, positivity and hope to your daily feeds.

Topics: Lifestyle
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Encouraging Back-to-School Quotes For Students, Parents & Teachers

By Marissa Zimmet on August 17, 2022

Cooler air and coloring leaves usually signal not only the start of fall, but also time to go back to school. The start of school can create a mix of emotions. We've collected some back-to-school quotes to provide encouragement as everyone enters the new school year.

Topics: Kids Lifestyle
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Back to the Basics: Activities & Ways to Simplify Life

By Marissa Zimmet on August 10, 2022

In this day and age, it's hard not to get too caught up in a season of busyness that we forget to enjoy of some life's simple things. 

An Unlikely Angel” stars Janie, a toymaker for a big-time company in New York. She spends most of her days being busy – tackling the next project at work, competing for the top spot at her company, and seeking validation in the form of things she can add to her resume. But is this how we’re truly called to live? Is this the kind of lifestyle that is going to lead to our salvation?

WATCH NOW: The trailer for the new Pure Flix Original movie "An Unlikely Angel" is now available! Janie is a workaholic who is falling apart at the thought of becoming a first-time mom. She whispers a small prayer for help and it’s answered in a very unlikely way when an angel intervenes and fast forwards her life. Will her second chance change how she approaches life? Janie is lucky enough to be given a second chance, but will she change before it’s too late?

Topics: Pure Flix Exclusives An Unlikely Angel
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How to Celebrate National Sister Day

By Marissa Zimmet on August 4, 2022

If you ever find yourself Googling “what national day is it today,” then look no further because we’ve got you covered for today.

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What These Fathers of the Bible Can Teach Us & How This 'Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters' Character Compares

By Marissa Zimmet on July 27, 2022

Father figures play an important role in our lives. In “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters” we meet Steve, the father to Abby, Zoey and Bridget, as he navigates his relationship with each of them. Let’s take a look at how Steve’s actions compare to prominent father figures in the Bible.

Topics: Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
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Looking for Peace? Here's How to Let Go and Let God with These Bible Verses About Peace

By Pure Flix Editors on July 20, 2022

Have you heard the expression, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans?” This little idiom reminds us that though we may try to control our lives, our plans are ultimately up to God, who rules the world with His wisdom. Yet, it is not enough to simply know that God is in control, we must actively surrender to His plans for us, a task that is much harder than it sounds.

Topics: Faith Lifestyle
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8 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

By Marissa Zimmet on July 19, 2022

There’s so many things to look forward to in the summer. But our favorite? Summer reading! We can’t get enough of a good summer book - whether it be an easy beach read, a novel about end-times, or a fun story for the whole family before bedtime.

Topics: Movie List
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Top Three Lessons from 'Live+Local' Judge Not Segment

By Marissa Zimmet on July 12, 2022

We've all been in a social situation where we didn't quite know the rules or expectations. It happens at school, work ... and, yes, even at church.

In the new Pure Flix exclusive show "Live+Local," radio host Tina starts a new question and answer segment called "Judge Not" to tackle those sticky social situations with grace and humor. With the tagline, “Bring your grievance to Judge Not,” Tina guides listeners to solutions that help them remember how to point these situations back to the truth of God’s promises.

Topics: Pure Flix Exclusives Pure Flix Originals Live+Local
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Top 20 Kids Worship Songs You Can Jam Along To All Summer

By Marissa Zimmet on July 12, 2022

Summer vacation for families is often a time of a flurry of activity. From summer camp, to sleepovers with friends, to family vacations, or even Vacation Bible School, you might feel like you spend more time in the car than at the events themselves. And what better way to spend it than by singing and praising our Lord?

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How Everyone Can Relate to The Characters in 'Live+Local'

By Marissa Zimmet on July 8, 2022

Live+Local" is sure to make you chuckle as you watch the behind-the-scenes unfold at K-HUGG, the local Christian radio station. “Live+Local” follows Tina and Tommy and their show producer Lucy of “TnT in the Morning” as they get ready to go on-air, create new bits and segments for their show and navigate the drama and rumors at the station.

Topics: Pure Flix Original Pure Flix Exclusives
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Enjoyed 'Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters'? Here Are More Books on Biblical Parenting From Dr. Meg Meeker

By Marissa Zimmet on July 6, 2022

Pure Flix’s newest original movie, “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters,” will be available on August 1. The movie is inspired by the hit parenting book of the same title that was written by pediatrician, mother and best-selling author Dr. Meg Meeker. In honor of the new movie and Dr. Meeker, we wanted to share her library of parenting resources and inspirational parenting quotes.

Topics: Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
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How to Resist Temptation: 10 Ideas & Bible Verses

By Billy Hallowell on June 29, 2022

Everyone has his or her own struggles when it comes to temptation. There is a deep pool of potential issues that can tempt us, but there are also plenty of ways we can intentionally work to resist them. From reading and reflecting on verses about temptation to seeking out stories about temptation in the Bible, here are some important steps that you can take to build and maintain spiritual health while fighting temptation:

Topics: Bible Verses
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53 Good Works and Kind Acts You and Your Kids Can Do This Summer

By Pure Flix Editors on June 22, 2022

You probably didn’t wake up this morning thinking, “I can change the world,” but the fact is: you can.

Topics: Faith Giving Back
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What is Juneteenth? How to Celebrate Juneteeth as a Family

By Marissa Zimmet on June 17, 2022

Juneteenth, a combination of “June” and “nineteen,” is celebrated on June 19th and commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the United States. This year marks the first year that Juneteenth is officially a national holiday. As our nation celebrates this day, we can pray, meditate with Scripture and reflect on our nation’s history with our families.

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Unique Traditions of a Christian Wedding

By Billy Hallowell on May 25, 2022

Christian weddings are amazing ceremonies that signify the coming together of a husband and wife in holy matrimony. A Biblical marriage is a lifelong commitment to love and respect one another — and it’s also a beautiful moment generally held in front of loved ones.

Topics: Christianity
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Why It’s Important for Christians to Understand Stages of Grief

By Sarah Hartland on May 18, 2022

The loss of a loved one can feel like one of the darkest seasons of life. After the death of his wife, beloved Christian author C.S. Lewis wrote, “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” In times when grief grips your soul, hope in Christ becomes a crucial anchor.

Topics: Faith
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How to Volunteer: Share God’s Love Through Service & Bible Verses About Service

By Billy Hallowell on May 11, 2022

Jesus is very clear in the Bible that the two most important commandments for humanity are to “love God” and to “love others,” with the latter proclamation sparking important questions about how Christians should engage in helping others. So, this article focuses on Bible verse about service, a biblical definition of volunteer meaning and volunteer tips and opportunities that will allow you to share God’s love through service.

Topics: Lifestyle Giving Back
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3 Ways Reciting Hymns Can Make You a Better Parent

By Laura Smith on May 4, 2022

I know I can’t be the “perfect parent,” but I’d like to be. I want to teach my kids a million things — everything from how to read, ride a bike, take care for their bodies, and balance their finances.

Topics: Christianity Parenting
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5 Amazing Mothers in the Bible Who Teach Truly Timeless Lessons

By Billy Hallowell on April 26, 2022

Motherhood is one of humanity’s oldest, most respected — and essential — human institutions, as Moms infuse and shape their children’s emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Fortunately, there are numerous mother's in the Bible whose incredible reactions, decisions and overall life trajectories provide important and timeless lessons for humanity.

Topics: Christianity
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What the Bible Teaches Us About a Mother’s Love

By Editors on April 20, 2022

Being a mother might be one of the hardest jobs on the planet, but thankfully, there are plenty of Bible verses about mother's love that reveal the glory of the job. What other position starts with nine months of carrying another human being, followed by at least 18 years of 24/7 availability?

Topics: Bible Verses Kids Parenting
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The Fascinating Biblical Connection Between Passover and Easter

By Billy Hallowell on April 11, 2022

Easter falls each year either during — or near — Passover, a Jewish commemorative holiday that celebrates the Hebrews’ liberation from Egyptian captivity and slavery.

Topics: Easter Holidays
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Creative Ways to Teach the Resurrection to Your Kids

By Laura Woodworth on April 7, 2022

Crucifixion, resurrection – these are big words and hefty concepts for kids to grasp. How can you teach the resurrection to young children? As parents, our tendency is to shield our children from the harsh realities of what Jesus endured. But the apostle Paul offers a strong reminder of the importance of the risen Lord to our Christian faith:

Topics: Movies Easter
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Easter Eggs: The History & Traditions of Easter

By Billy Hallowell on April 4, 2022

Easter egg coloring is without a doubt one of the most popular Easter traditions. There are countless Easter egg ideas for creating the best Easter Egg decorations — but where did the tradition actually come from?

Topics: Easter Holidays
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Easter Traditions to Build Your Family’s Faith: 10 Activities for Resurrection Day 2022

By Laura Woodworth on March 31, 2022

“It’s the best day ever,” exclaimed my granddaughter. She’s only six, but she already grasps that there’s something special about Easter.

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How to Forgive Others by Remembering the Cross this Easter

By Julie Tronsen on March 28, 2022

Sometimes it is really hard to forgive someone who has hurt you, especially if it is a family member. There can be a lot of tough emotions involved, even if you want to forgive them. But there are Bible verses about forgiving others that can provide guidance and reassurance.

Topics: Easter Faith Relationships
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5 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Soul

By Justina Miller on March 23, 2022

In spring, the sun shines longer and brighter, which means it’s easier to see the dirt that’s settled in the house over the winter months This year, while your spring cleaning the house, why not check in with your soul, too?

Topics: Faith
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Easter — Is it a Pagan Holiday?

By Billy Hallowell on March 21, 2022

Easter is one of the most important holidays in the Christian calendar, as Easter's meaning is rooted in Christ’s resurrection — an event that is celebrated throughout the world. Over the years, though, some critics and atheists have made pagan Easter claims and accusations.

Topics: Easter
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Irish Prayers for St. Patrick's Day and Beyond

By Pure Flix Editors on March 17, 2022

Like many of the holidays we celebrate throughout the year, Saint Patrick’s Day is deeply rooted in Christianity. Traditionally an Irish holiday, Saint Patrick was actually a British Bishop who baptized thousands in Ireland. His good work is honored each year on March 17 all over the world.

Topics: Prayer
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5 Powerful Quotes From Women in the Bible

By Billy Hallowell on March 7, 2022

Bible verses about women’s strength show us a great deal about the power of love, kindness, standing our ground — and heroism. There's much we can glean from strong women and their role in scripture.

Topics: Christianity Bible Story
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How Your Faith Testimony Can Change the World

By Laura Woodworth on March 2, 2022

Do you know how important your faith testimony is? Telling others your story of God’s work in your life bears more weight now than it ever did before! One of the beauties of today’s digital age is the opportunity that social media affords to reach far beyond your normal sphere of influence with good news.

Topics: Christianity Faith
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Discover the History of Ash Wednesday

By Editors on March 1, 2022

Each year when Ash Wednesday arrives, you probably notice people with a grey smudge on their foreheads. However, the history behind the day is not widely known, even to most Christians.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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The History of Lent: What Is it and Why Is it So Important?

By Billy Hallowell on March 1, 2022

“Lent” is a word that most people familiar with faith have at least heard before, but for those who have never taken part, there are likely a plethora of questions ranging from “What is Lent?” to “How long is Lent?” and even “What goes on during Lent?”

Topics: Christianity
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Lent Meaning: It’s Not Just About Fasting

By Pure Flix Editors on February 28, 2022

Though Lent is primarily observed in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches, it’s a season that all Christians can use to prepare their hearts for Easter. The season of Lent is rich with history and tradition. Here are some key points and some further reading that will help you live the season to its fullest.

Topics: Faith
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5 Bible Verses That Will Inspire You and Your Kids to Live Out Love For God & Others

By Billy Hallowell on February 25, 2022

If you're looking to inspire your kids to live out biblical virtues like love for others, forgiveness, gratitude and trust in God, Pure Flix has a wonderful resource for you: our "VeggieTales Family Discussion Guide."

Topics: Kids
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9 Christian Books To Help Kids Grow Their Faith

By Billy Hallowell on February 18, 2022

As a faithful parent, you're likely always on the prowl for Christian books for kids that offer scripture-based stories, uplifting themes and helpful content aimed at building a biblical worldview in your children.

Topics: Kids
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8 Christian Mom Books to Inspire Your Faith (and Parent Journey)

By Billy Hallowell on February 11, 2022

If you're on the search for books for moms that will inspire your Christian faith, we have some powerful recommendations worth reading!

Topics: Lifestyle
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The Love Dare: The 'Fireproof'-Inspired Book That Transforms Marriages

By Billy Hallowell on February 4, 2022

"The Love Dare" is a monumentally popular book aimed at helping transform, improve and even save marriages.

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Do Dogs Go to Heaven?

By Billy Hallowell on January 19, 2022

There’s a reason why dogs are universally known as “man’s best friend.” These four-legged companions are loyal, loving and adorable, bringing intense joy into the lives of their owners. The only major downside to dog ownership is the beloved animals’ relatively short lifespans, which tends to range from just 10 to 20 years. Simply stated: dogs don’t live long enough.

Topics: Family-Friendly Movies
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Reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with 9 Quotes About Peace

By Editors on January 14, 2022

The pace of today’s hectic world seems to accelerate year after year. It can be so easy to allow our “busyness” to rob us of the peace that Christ has promised us. Prayer and meditation through the Bible and inspirational quotes about peace can restore a sense of balance in our lives and remind us of what is truly important.

Topics: Holidays Influencers Bible Verses America
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The Best Christian Podcasts of 2022

By Sarah Hartland on January 12, 2022

There are a wealth of Christian podcasts available to remind you to follow the Bible’s teaching and motivate you to lead a more fulfilling life according to God’s Word. In an increasingly secular world, podcasts are the perfect modern solution for absorbing Scripture on the go.

Topics: Christianity Technology
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7 Simple Ways to Glorify God in Your Daily Life

By Editors on January 6, 2022

Do you want to feel more fulfilled, experience less stress, and live a life full of joy? You should – it’s what God created you to do! When you make His glory the purpose of every day, you fulfill the purpose for which you were created and live in a growing relationship with the One who created you. If your heart feels longing and dissatisfaction, it’s seeking that relationship. Consider these simple ways to glorify God every day.

Topics: Faith Bible Verses Lifestyle
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10 Ways to Put God First in the Modern World

By Billy Hallowell on January 4, 2022

The Bible calls on Christians to put God first and to live out Jesus Christ’s commands to love the Lord and love others. But what does it really mean to put God first in the modern era? It can be complicated considering the chaotic and busy nature of life, though there are some valuable and easy-to-implement tips for creating actionable steps for putting God first.

Topics: Prayer Bible Study Bible Verses Devotionals
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Notable Christian Quotes About Starting the New Year Right

By Billy Hallowell on December 31, 2021

Now that the new year is upon us, it’s important to reflect on ways in which we can improve and change our lives. That’s why we’ve put together some post-New Year’s Day quotes — Christian quotes that will inspire you to live right in 2023 and beyond.

Topics: Holidays
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Amazing Spiritual Resolutions to Ring in the New Year

By Billy Hallowell on December 29, 2021

As we enter this new year, you might be joining others in thinking deeper about ways you can change your life. These transformational steps typically take the form of a so-called “New Year’s resolution.”

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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7 Fun, Strange and Interesting Christmas Facts You Might Not Know

By Billy Hallowell on December 9, 2021

Christmas is a wonderful time of year where people around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. As we gear up for the celebrations that accompany this important holiday, we thought we'd explore a few of the fun facts surrounding the Christmas season. So, let's dive right in to some Christmas fun facts!

Topics: Christmas
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Best Charities for Your Christmas Giving: A Checklist to Find the Perfect Match for Your Family

By Laura Woodworth on December 6, 2021

Christmas is all about giving! The gifts we give to one another keep the Christmas spirit alive, every gift a reminder of God’s love and goodness. If you’re looking for ways to give beyond your sphere of family and friends, Christmas charities offer an opportunity to extend your reach and impact. Here’s a checklist to help you choose a charity organization that is the best match for your family.

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Best Christian Christmas Songs for Your Holiday Season: Joy to the World!

By Laura Woodworth on December 2, 2021

It’s Christmas! Christian Christmas songs are joyful reminders of who God is and what the baby in the manger represents for the whole world... Joy! Peace on earth, goodwill toward men! A child who brings goodness and light. This holiday season, revive your heart to the meaning of Christmas with these traditional and contemporary Christmas songs.

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Christmas Joy in a Pandemic World: Regain the Wonder of the Christmas Story

By Laura Woodworth on November 30, 2021

Who’s ready for a little joy this Christmas? The pandemic has taken its toll on so many of us, putting a damper on even the simplest of activities like work or school. It can be tempting to simply “go through the motions” of the holiday season, but now, more than ever, it’s time to celebrate Christmas joy!

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Christian Christmas Activities for Kids: 15 Fun Activities You Can Do at Home

By Laura Woodworth on November 26, 2021

Celebrate the season with these Christ-centered Christmas activities for kids! Some of the fondest memories your kids will treasure in years to come won’t be about the presents, but about the time spent together discovering the wonder of the Christmas story.

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Keeping Christ in Christmas: Tips For A Christian Christmas

By Laura Woodworth on November 26, 2021

Remember when you were a child and could hardly wait to jump out of bed on Christmas morning? Christmas is all about anticipation!

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6 Loving Acts to Show You’re Thankful for Your Friends

By Billy Hallowell on November 23, 2021

In a busy world, it’s important to show your friends and loved ones that you’re thankful for them. And what better time to do that than during the holidays? After all, it’s a season when our focus is on family, friends — and gratitude. Thanksgiving is a good time to assess relationships and to plan acts of love to show those you care about how much you appreciate their presence in and impact on your life.

Topics: Family Lifestyle
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Debunked: 5 of the Biggest Thanksgiving Day Myths

By Billy Hallowell on November 22, 2021

When it comes to Thanksgiving, myth and history have sometimes collided, with the former oftentimes becoming so ingrained in our traditions that it shapes our perspective.

Topics: Holidays
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7 Ways to Ground Yourself in Gratitude This Holiday Season

By Billy Hallowell on November 18, 2021

November kicks off more than two months of holiday festivities and celebrations – many of which include a plethora of food, fun and gifts. While the holiday season is an amazing time to connect with friends and family, there are some components of consumption and materialism that are important to keep in check. So, you might be wondering how to ground yourself.

Topics: Holidays Giving Back
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How to Explain the Real Meaning and History of Thanksgiving to Kids

By Billy Hallowell on November 11, 2021

Thanksgiving is an exciting holiday that teaches us the power of thankfulness and gratitude — one that carries many lessons for kids and adults alike. And if you’re looking for how to tell the Thanksgiving story for kids, you’ve come to the right place.

Topics: Holidays
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The History of Veterans Day: Why We Honor Our Heroes

By Billy Hallowell on November 8, 2021

As the U.S. prepares to commemorate Veterans Day on November 11, you might be wondering about the backstory and why we celebrate. So, we decided to dig into the history of Veterans Day to explore why this day is important and worthy of remembrance.

Topics: Lifestyle
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Five Christmas Trivia Questions to Share with Your Family

By Pure Flix Editors on November 1, 2021

Who says learning about history has to be boring? Turn today’s holiday history lesson into a game with these fascinating facts about Christmas. Encourage your kids to spread the knowledge by quizzing their friends and family.

Topics: Christianity Christmas Holidays
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'Keeping Eyes on Christ': Actress Shari Rigby's Journey Into Hollywood Will Inspire You

By Billy Hallowell on October 19, 2021

Actress Shari Rigby is on a mission to spread the gospel, entertain audiences — and inspire women in their faith and raise up the next generation.

Topics: Lifestyle
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Atheism, the End Times & Biblical Truth: 4 Devotions & Reading Plans

By Billy Hallowell on October 19, 2021

There's no doubt that COVID-19 has had a monumental impact on culture and society, with millions of parents and kids suddenly forced to stay home from work, school and churches.

Topics: Christianity End Times
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Is the Bible Banned in Public Schools? Here's all You Need to Know

By Billy Hallowell on October 15, 2021

Questions are rampant when it comes to the Bible and public schools. At the core of the debate is one central curiosity: whether Bibles are banned from public schools.

Topics: Lifestyle
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Depression in the Bible: How Scripture Heals Us

By Billy Hallowell on September 12, 2021

Depression is an issue that tragically plagues millions, with the associated struggles often holding people back from fully living their lives. Scripture, fortunately, offers people plenty of advice on how to overcome related difficulties, though some important distinctions should be made about the types of depression that can impact people’s lives.

Topics: Prayer Bible Verses
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‘Hope Is Contagious’: A Stirring 9/11 Story You've Likely Never Heard

By Billy Hallowell on September 7, 2021

Did you know there's a powerful 9/11 story that many Americans have likely never heard before? Contrary to the horrific events that terrorists ushered in on Sept. 11, 2001, this related story is one of love, compassion, hospitality and care.

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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How to Get Saved: What It Means to Accept Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on August 23, 2021

How do you "get saved?" What is the prayer to be saved? How do you reach salvation? These are just some of the powerful and essential faith questions that surround the biblical concept of being "born again."

Topics: Christianity Prayer
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12 Christian Children's Books Every Parent Should Consider

By Billy Hallowell on August 18, 2021

Christian children’s books are essential for parents looking to instill positive faith values in their kids. The below list offers a compilation of the best Christian kids books for you to consider — a mixture of devotionals, Bibles, and topical books aimed at teaching morals and biblical values.

Topics: Education Kids Parenting Bible Story Sunday School Lessons
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'Oh, Thank You Lord!': The Emotional Moment Woman Finds Out She's Pregnant After a Miscarriage & Prays for Her Unborn Baby

By Billy Hallowell on July 2, 2021

A woman's viral video revealing the moment she discovered she was pregnant after having a miscarriage is once again making rounds — and it's powerful!

Topics: Lifestyle
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Family Camp Is Here! Fun Summer Activities For Kids & the Whole Family

By Billy Hallowell on June 20, 2021

Are you and your family looking for summer activities for kids? If so, you're in luck! Pure Flix has launched our first-ever Family Camp, a chance to make lasting memories with your family this summer — all while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of faith!

Topics: Family
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Woman Delivers Stunning Act of Forgiveness After Her Dad's Brutal Murder

By Billy Hallowell on June 17, 2021

A woman whose father was brutally murdered when she was a child went on to experience pain, anger and bitterness due to her trauma — until an incredible transformation took root.

Topics: Family Prayer
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How to Be a Proverbs 31 Woman at Work and at Home

By Justina Miller on June 1, 2021

“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” These first lines of Proverbs 31:10-31, like a disclaimer, warn us, “Ok, Ladies, this is going to be hard.”

Topics: Family Prayer Bible Verses Relationships
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Amazing Christian Pop Songs for Your Summer Hangouts

By Billy Hallowell on June 1, 2021

Sun, swimming, cookouts and vacations — for many of us, summers are filled with warm weather and joy. And many times music is part of that experience. Families and friends come together and enjoy one another, with songs and music offering a joy-filled backdrop to any and all summer festivities.

Topics: Music
4 min read

Why Moms Love "Friends and Heroes"

By Pure Flix Editors on May 27, 2021

It can be difficult to find movies, TV shows, and cartoons that are educational and entertaining for your children. It’s even harder to find clean, faith-based educational shows. “Friends and Heroes” is a cartoon series that teaches children stories from the Bible in a way they can understand. Check out why this series is sure to be a household favorite:

Topics: Kids Bible Story
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Real Life Heroes: The Courageous Christians Whose Stories Will Inspire

By Billy Hallowell on May 26, 2021

The definition of a hero is "a person admired for achievements and noble qualities" — an individual who goes above the call of duty, lives out his or her values and inspires others along the way.

Topics: Inspirational Movies
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What Does the Declaration of Independence Say About God?

By Editors on May 25, 2021

What’s your favorite part about the Fourth of July? Some common answers are: "spending time with family and friends," "sharing meals with loved ones" or "watching the fireworks." 

Topics: Christianity Holidays Faith
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Facing Anxiety? Author Becky Thompson's Powerful Words About Peace

By Billy Hallowell on May 17, 2021

Author Becky Thompson is on a mission to bring women solace, speaking to an essential question in the midst of our chaotic times: how do we find peace in the midst of chaos?

Topics: Podcasts Women of Faith
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God's Still Not Dead

By Editors on May 1, 2021

For Christians, the movie “God’s Not Dead” presented a powerful, rational and biblically-based argument on why God is alive and must be acknowledged for who He is. The sequel, “God’s Not Dead 2,” adds an exclamation mark to the argument.

Topics: Movies Christianity
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'I Heard God Speak to Me': Columbine Survivor Craig Scott Reflects on the Moments That Saved His Life

By Billy Hallowell on April 20, 2021

It has been 22 years since two student gunman entered Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and killed 12 students and one teacher before turning their weapons on themselves.

Topics: News
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How to Honor Fallen American Heroes This Memorial Day

By Billy Hallowell on March 30, 2021

Memorial Day — originally known as Decoration Day — is an annual holiday that remembers the servicemen and women who have given their lives in defense of their country. If you’re looking for how to show support to fallen soldiers, we’re here with some helpful tips on how you can honor the fallen from all branches: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard.

Topics: Holidays Lifestyle
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‘Miracles Just Kept Happening’: Firefighter Who Spent 7 Minutes in Raging Inferno Recounts How God Saved Him

By Billy Hallowell on March 25, 2021

Imagine plunging into a raging inferno and immediately finding yourself trapped in its raging flames with no immediate escape from the searing temperatures.

Topics: Lifestyle
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5 Christian Actresses Who Are Inspiring Us All

By Pure Flix Editors on March 22, 2021

Are you looking for some of the best Christian actors and actresses to follow? "Pure Flix Insider" has already put together an excellent list of actors you know and love. Now, we're going to recap some of the Christian actresses you know and love — performers you'll find in movies and TV shows now streaming on Pure Flix!

Topics: Christian Movies
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'A Wild Ride': Singer Jordan Feliz Reveals the Incredible Way Prayer Healed Him

By Billy Hallowell on March 19, 2021

Christian singer Jordan Feliz is known for popular hits like "The River" and "Witness," with the performer's work often topping the charts.

Topics: Music
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5 Christian Mom Bloggers That Will Leave You Deeply Inspired

By Billy Hallowell on February 17, 2021

If you're looking for parenting advice or just someone you can relate to, you might be looking for mommy blogs and, in particular, Christian mom blogs that you can read on a daily or weekly basis.

Topics: Christianity
3 min read

7 Ways to Cultivate a Spirit of Gratitude

By Justina Miller on February 11, 2021

 

Topics: Faith
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How to Host a 4th of July Outdoor Movie Night

By Editors on February 2, 2021

If you're looking for a different way to celebrate the 4th of July this year, how about hosting an outdoor movie night to complement the food and fireworks that usually accompany the day. You can invite your friends and neighbors to socialize and spend time together while maintaining a safe distance outside and remembering what America is all about.

Topics: Family Movie List America
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7 Christian Social Media Sites You Can Try Today

By Pure Flix Staff on February 2, 2021

If you’re looking for alternatives to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube — or for new ways to express your faith on social media — this article is for you. We’ve assembled some of the best and most interesting Christian social media options for you to consider. From photo sharing to prayer apps, these Christian social network alternatives offer intriguing functionalities.

Topics: Christianity
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5 Bible Verses That Inspire Us to Find Love & Pursue Christian Dating

By Billy Hallowell on January 22, 2021

Christian dating can be tough these days, especially amid an increasingly secular culture. Finding the right partner is the goal for many young believers, with these individuals seeking Christian dating advice.

Topics: Romance Romantic Movies
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Is it Love or Infatuation?

By Sarah Hartland on January 20, 2021

We live in a culture obsessed with romance. Sweet stories of sensual passion, quick commitments, and affectionate promises surround us this time of year.

Topics: Relationships
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5 Ways To Tell When You've Found The Love of Your Life

By Pure Flix Editors on January 19, 2021

Fairy tales would have us believe that our "happily ever after" is just a meet-cute away. But knowing who God has planned for us to spend our earthly existence with requires prayer and reflection.

Topics: Relationships Inspirational Movies Pure Flix Exclusives Romance
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You'll Fall in Love with These 7 Christian Dating Tips

By Billy Hallowell on January 12, 2021

Dating in the modern era has become increasingly difficult and daunting, with changing cultural norms deeply impacting the quest for love, courtship and purity. For Christians intent on living by biblical standards, the dating scene today is even more complex, especially when it comes to finding like-minded believers who have similar relationship goals.

Topics: Relationships Romance
4 min read

What is the Daniel Fast? Plus: Fitness Expert's Life-Changing Advice

By Billy Hallowell on January 12, 2021

The New Year is the time when many people make a commitment to get back in shape, eat healthier and make other lifestyle changes. Diets are obviously a bit fad each and every January, as people look for structured ways to be healthier. Among the options is the Daniel Fast, a so-called "Bible diet" that takes a unique approach to weight loss.

Topics: Lifestyle
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Pure Flix Vs. Disney+: Why You'll Absolutely Love Pure Flix

By Pure Flix Editors on January 11, 2021

Are you looking for kids movie streaming options and TV shows that your kids can watch without any unwanted surprises? Well, you're in luck, as Pure Flix offers a ton of powerful, educational, fun and inspirational content for children — shows and movies like "The Saddle Club," "VeggieTales," "Super Book," "Bibleman" and many other options.

Topics: Kids
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Author Bob Goff’s Powerful Message About God — and the 3 Things We Must Do to Find True Joy

By Billy Hallowell on January 11, 2021

Bob Goff, the passionate lawyer and beloved author known for his joyful mix of truth, love, whimsiness, and theology, is on a mission to help people live authentic and happy lives.

Topics: Christianity Lifestyle
4 min read

2021 Grammy Award Christian Nominees: The Top Artists of the Year

By Billy Hallowell on January 6, 2021

 

 

 

Update: Here are the 2021 Grammy Award winners in Christian categories.

Original Story: Christian music has a powerful way of connecting us to God — and if you're interested in seeing the top Christian contemporary songs and the top Christian artists of the year, consider exploring the 2021 Grammy nominations.

Topics: Music
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10 Christian Apps You Can’t Live Without

By Julie Tronsen on January 4, 2021

Growing in your walk with Christ? There’s an app for that! Actually, there are several apps on the market for both Android and Apple devices that will help you study scripture, pray, and live out your faith. Here are some of our favorite best Christian apps you should download today.

Topics: Technology Faith
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9 Leadership Lessons Learned From Dads in “Woodlawn”

By Justina Miller on January 2, 2021

“Woodlawn,” the movie, is full of captivating sub-stories and themes, leaving something to inspire each and every viewer. The main theme that love conquers hate is supported by the power and demonstration of great leadership. It is packed full of leadership lessons for every single member of the family.

Topics: Movies Family Relationships
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Top 10 Christian Books to Strengthen Your Faith in 2021

By Lucas Miles on December 23, 2020

“I’ve faced a lot of challenges this year and it’s left my faith shaken more than ever. Are there any books you can recommend that might help me?” someone confided in me recently.

Topics: Christianity
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7 Parenting Tips for Building a Biblical Worldview in an Age of Mass Media

By Billy Hallowell on December 23, 2020

It is often difficult to build a solid biblical worldview for our kids in the midst of a chaotic mass media, especially when it comes to the current state of entertainment. But if you're looking to build a Christian worldview for your children, I've put together a list of tips to help you navigate modern media and entertainment.

Topics: Parenting
8 min read

How to Celebrate Christmas at Home or in Quarantine

By Billy Hallowell on December 19, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to wreak havoc, it's likely that the holiday season will look quite different for millions of Americans — and it's going to require some creativity to celebrate the season at home.

Topics: Christmas
5 min read

The Story of Saint Nick and the Origin of Santa Claus

By Billy Hallowell on December 16, 2020

Children today are fascinated by Santa Claus, with millions of kids anxiously awaiting his "arrival" on Christmas Eve to deliver toys under their trees. Not everyone celebrates the tradition, but nearly every American is familiar with the imagery surrounding Saint Nick.

Topics: Christmas
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Actress Candace Cameron Bure’s Best Quotes on Faith, God & the Bible

By Billy Hallowell on November 17, 2020

Actress Candace Cameron Bure has long been known for her role as D.J. Tanner in "Full House" and the more recent reboot "Fuller House," among a plethora of other popular roles including the film, "Finding Normal."

Topics: Bible Verses Lifestyle
4 min read

WHY ARE YOU COVERING THIS CELEBRITY OR THIS NEWS STORY?!

By Billy Hallowell on October 2, 2020

For the past five years, The Pure Flix Insider blog has offered a powerful lens into faith and Hollywood, providing interviews with actors and talent, Bible-based life advice and important lessons we can glean from uplifting movies and TV shows.

Topics: Movies
4 min read

Hundreds of Thousands of Kids Prep to Bring the Gospel to Schools

By Billy Hallowell on September 29, 2020

Thousands of children across America are preparing for Bring Your Bible to School Day — an event that encourages kids to share their Christian faith with their peers.

Topics: Christianity Kids
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5 Great Movies and TV Series for Sunday School Lessons

By Editors on September 11, 2020

In the era of COVID-19, it can be increasingly difficult to create engaging Sunday school lessons for young children. While there are so many great Bible stories to learn about, it can be hard for a classroom of children to focus on traditional Sunday School lessons in a virtual setting. Instead of wearing yourself out, try using scripture-based entertainment. Movies can tell Bible stories in a way that captures your students’ attention and sticks with them year-round. Here are some of the best for your next class.

Topics: Holidays Education
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The World Feels Dark—But Here's How We Shine Our Light During COVID-19

By Laura Smith on September 9, 2020


The world has felt a bit dark lately. A global pandemic. A heated election. Natural disasters. Two strong, feisty people I personally love broke down in tears in front of me last week. Everyone feels a bit fragile.

Topics: Christianity Music
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'It's Amazing': Thousands Are Hearing About Jesus Inside Texas Prisons

By Sarah Rivette on August 27, 2020

Only God can affect true heart and life change — and Pastor Stephen Wilson knows that all too well.

Topics: Podcasts Inspiration Leadership
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6 Christian Apps to Teach Your Kids About God, Faith & Life

By Editors on August 10, 2020

Children today seem to intuitively understand how technology works. Early on, they learn how to tap, swipe, and select their way into their favorite apps. With that in mind, you might be looking for safe and edifying tools for your kids to use.

Topics: Technology Kids
2 min read

Check Out These Free Christian Resources For Kids

By Billy Hallowell on July 3, 2020

Are you looking for powerful Bible lessons for kids? Pure Flix offers important Bible activities for kids — fun Christian resources that will help your kids learn and grow in their faith.

Topics: Kids
7 min read

13 Christian Instagram Stars and Famous Christians Worth Following

By Billy Hallowell on June 17, 2020

If you’re looking for top Christian influencers on social media, look no further! I compiled a list of some of my favorite famous Christians who are making a big impact.

Topics: Influencers
10 min read

13 Clean, Christian Comedians Who Will Make You Laugh Right Now

By Billy Hallowell on June 10, 2020

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? When was the last time you saw a good Christian comedy that really got you roaring?

Herman Melville said, “A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing.” There isn’t a single person who would say they don’t want to laugh more.

In a culture where the price of a laugh is often inappropriate language or content, Christian comedians are on a mission to show that comedy can be safe, fun and enjoyable for the whole family. Clean comedy is powerful, enjoyable and fully accessible through Pure Flix.

Topics: Comedy
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'The View' Host Was at the Top of Her Career — Here's Why She Quit and Left It All Behind

By Billy Hallowell on May 11, 2020

Paula Faris was at the height of her media career when she abruptly decided to leave it all behind.

Topics: Christianity News
2 min read

Fox News Anchor Shannon Bream Explains Why She Prays Every Single Morning

By Billy Hallowell on April 22, 2020

Shannon Bream is a talented journalist who has a penchant for asking insightful questions. The “FOX News @ Night” anchor is also a faithful Christian with a unique worldview that sets her apart from many of her media peers.

Topics: News Lifestyle
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Olympian Stood on a Highway & Wanted to End it All, But God Stepped In

By Pure Flix Editors on March 3, 2020

J’Den Cox has won wrestling matches at the highest levels, including a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games — but he believes the battles he wrestles with himself often usher in the greatest victories.

Topics: Christianity Sports
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'Hear the Anointing': Christian Band Avalon Is Back After 10 Years

By Billy Hallowell on February 14, 2020

Christian band Avalon is back with an inspiring new album titled, "Called." The new music compilation is especially notable because it's the band's first album in nearly 10 years.

Topics: Music
3 min read

Christians Are Being Captured, Killed Across Globe: Inside the Crisis

By Billy Hallowell on February 10, 2020

Millions of Christians across the globe live in perpetual fear that they will be punished, harmed — or even killed for merely practicing their faith.

Topics: Christianity News
2 min read

What Does the Bible Say About Laughter?

By Sarah Hartland on January 24, 2020

Ever heard the one about the talking donkey? You might not have realized it from your Sunday School lessons, but God’s sense of humor is evident throughout Scripture. Him speaking to Balaam through a donkey (Ex. 22) is just one example. So what does the Bible say about laughter?

Topics: Entertainment Faith
4 min read

3 Lessons From Jesus’ Baptism

By Billy Hallowell on January 14, 2020

Jesus’ baptism story is one of the most well-known events in the gospels. The baptism of the Lord carries with it some powerful lessons for us all. 

Topics: Christianity
2 min read

What Does the Candy Cane Represent?

By Editors on December 23, 2019

Many of our favorite Christmas traditions are rooted in religion. Santa Claus, holiday songs, and even red and green as Christmas colors all have a significant meaning. What about the candy cane? While many just believe they are the sweet treat of the season, the history of the candy cane reveals the symbolism and meaning behind the familiar shape and colors.

Topics: Christianity Christmas Holidays
5 min read

What Is the Meaning of Hanukkah?

By Billy Hallowell on December 20, 2019

Hanukkah is one of the most popular religious holidays in America. But some people might not know the Hanukkah story, Hanukkah traditions or what the holiday means for Jewish adherents. So, this article dives deep into these subjects.

Topics: Holidays
3 min read

ABC News Reporter's Christian Faith Inspires Incredible Children's Book

By Sarah Rivette on December 12, 2019

When ABC News reporter Linsey Davis became a mother she recognized the importance of spreading one of God’s most important lessons: humans have more in common than we realize.

Topics: Kids Lifestyle
3 min read

One Mistake Almost Cost Wrestler His Dream — Here's His Comeback Story

By Pure Flix Editors on December 11, 2019

This story was written by Justin Basch for Pure Flix Insider.

Seth Gross was always destined for greatness. Even during his youth wrestling days, he aspired to be a pro-athlete and champion — a goal he accomplished when he became the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Champion.

Topics: Sports Lifestyle
3 min read

Ever Wonder What the 12 Days of Christmas Are?

By Pure Flix Editors on December 3, 2019

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” You probably found yourself humming along to those familiar lyrics as you read them. The “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol is a holiday staple, one that many know but few understand.

Topics: Christianity Christmas Holidays Faith
4 min read

These 3 Stories Should Make Us Rethink Any Refusal to Forgive Others

By Billy Hallowell on November 21, 2019

Forgiveness is one of the most powerful acts in the human experience. When we choose to forgive others, we free ourselves from pain, hatred and anger.

Topics: Christianity Lifestyle
5 min read

5 of the Most Powerful Adoption Stories Imaginable

By Billy Hallowell on November 11, 2019

So many adoption stories offer powerful testimonies about faith, love, compassion and overcoming the odds. The stories about kids and their adoptive parents hold the power to move our hearts and souls.

Topics: Inspiration
5 min read

How to Survive Falling Back: A Daylight Saving Time Fall Back Plan

By Billy Hallowell on October 29, 2019

It’s that time again — time to craft your daylight saving time fall back plan. When does the time change again, you ask? Well, most of the U.S. will “fall back” to gain one hour of time on Sunday, November 3, 2019. So, it’s coming pretty soon. 

Topics: Family Lifestyle
6 min read

Do Christians and Halloween Mix? Inside the Faith Debate

By Billy Hallowell on October 14, 2019

Should Christians celebrate Halloween? That’s a question that has sparked a plethora of questions and debate over the years, as some Christians and pastors believe it’s entirely inappropriate for believers to celebrate the holiday. 

Topics: Christianity Prayer
5 min read

Your Ultimate Guide to Pastor Appreciation Ideas, Scriptures and More

By Billy Hallowell on October 8, 2019

Did you know that Sunday, October 13, 2019, is Pastor Appreciation Day? If you hadn't heard, this is a day when congregants across the U.S. honor preachers for their hard work and dedication.

Topics: Inspiration Lifestyle Leadership
2 min read

Kanye West's 'Sunday Service' Pastor Takes You Inside Rapper's Faith

By Billy Hallowell on October 8, 2019

Adam Tyson, the pastor who is invigorating and inspiring audiences across the U.S. at rapper Kanye West's "Sunday Service" events, has revealed some fascinating details about West's newfound faith.

Topics: Podcasts Inspiration Music
5 min read

Powerful Ways to Give Back to Your Community

By Billy Hallowell on September 27, 2019

Do you want to help your community? Charity doesn’t always need to come in the form of a monetary donation. In fact, there are some unique ways you can use your time and talents to engage in Christian service to help people in need and to enrich your community. 

Topics: Christianity Lifestyle
4 min read

One Mom's Powerful Message to Parents of Kids With Disabilities

By Angela Ray Rodgers on September 26, 2019

Tears rolled down my cheeks as I pulled down the dirt road that led away from the house of Grace Anna’s friend, Ani. I had just dropped Grace Anna off for her first sleepover in another family’s home.

Topics: Parenting Inspiration Lifestyle
2 min read

‘It’s Supernatural’: Skillet’s John Cooper on the Power of Music

By Billy Hallowell on September 20, 2019

John Cooper, lead singer of the band Skillet, recently revealed the amazing story surrounding how his Christian rock group formed and grew to reach monumental success.

Topics: Entertainment Music
6 min read

6 Christian Charities and Ministries You Can Support

By Billy Hallowell on September 13, 2019

Anyone paying even a small amount of attention to the world around them knows there’s no shortage of need across the globe. People around the world face a plethora of issues. From poverty and homelessness, to a lack of clean water, rampant war and an orphan crisis, there are many diverse issues in need of thoughtful and practical remedies. 

Topics: Christianity Lifestyle
6 min read

How to Help Your Children Observe the 9/11 Anniversary

By Billy Hallowell on September 10, 2019

With the 18th Anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks upon us, millions of Americans will be reflecting, praying and remembering the horror that unfolded nearly two decades ago. 

Topics: Family Parenting
4 min read

6 Powerful Christian Podcasts for Moms

By Billy Hallowell on August 29, 2019

Life can get busy and chaotic, making it challenging at times to take in positive content that helps you build and grow your faith. Luckily, there are a plethora of Christian podcasts — and, in particular, Christian podcasts for women — that offer up some amazing content.

Topics: Lifestyle
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5 Ways to Seek God While You Craft

By Pure Flix Editors on August 22, 2019

There’s no shortage of creative options when it comes to crafting. From knitting and crocheting to quilting and sewing, there are many activities to choose from — artistic options to keep you busy and engaged. 

3 min read

5 Amazing Crafting Hobbies & Techniques You Can Learn Today

By Billy Hallowell on August 15, 2019

Are you looking to pick up a new crafting hobby or hone your design skills? If so, you’re in luck, as we’ve put together some helpful resources to get you started on your journey.

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Music Industry Veteran: Why Culture Has ‘Success’ Totally Wrong

By Billy Hallowell on August 13, 2019

Mark Maxwell is an entertainment lawyer and a music business veteran, but he’s also a committed Christian with a unique and refreshing perspective on integrity and success.

Topics: Podcasts
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4 Companies That Have ‘Hidden’ Bible Verses on Their Products

By Billy Hallowell on August 7, 2019

There are a number of popular Christian companies that are known for embracing and living out biblical values. From fast-food joint Chick-fil-A to craft store Hobby Lobby, these Christian businesses are on the forefront of not only providing stellar services, but also fully living out the gospel message.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
3 min read

‘Beautiful Miracle’: Ex-Porn Star’s Journey With Christ Takes New Turn

By Billy Hallowell on July 18, 2019

XXXChurch, a Christian ministry devoted to helping reach adult film stars and others in the pornography industry, has announced the retirement of its founder, Craig Gross.

Topics: News Interviews Women of Faith
2 min read

Actor Jon Voight Is Going Viral For ALL the Right Reasons

By Billy Hallowell on July 11, 2019

Footage of veteran actor Jon Voight is going viral — and for all the right reasons. The actor, who was in attendance at President Donald Trump’s July 4 “Salute to America” commemoration, is seen wiping down wet chairs at the event that were reportedly intended for Gold Star families.

Topics: Christianity
8 min read

Inside Actor Harry Connick Jr.’s Healthy and Amazing Marriage

By Billy Hallowell on July 9, 2019

Actor, singer and TV host Harry Connick Jr. has something that is sadly all-too rare in Hollywood these days: A solid and long-lasting marriage. Connick, who has openly spoken about the power of his faith, has been married to wife Jill Goodacre for around 25 years.

Topics: Parenting
2 min read

Chick-fil-A Worker Leaps Out Drive-Thru Window to Save Boy’s Life

By Billy Hallowell on July 1, 2019

A teen Chick-fil-A worker in Flowery Branch, Georgia, gave a whole new meaning to heroism when he jumped out of a drive-thru window and saved the life of a 6-year-old boy who was choking.

Topics: Inspiration
2 min read

‘I’ve Got News for You’: Michael Tait’s Big DC Talk Revelation

By Billy Hallowell on June 19, 2019

Christian band DC Talk is reportedly gearing up for a small reunion tour — news that comes on the heels of two reunion cruises that included performances from all of the former band members. Singer Michael Tait revealed the news in a recent interview with 98.5 KTIS.

Topics: Music
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6 Christian Family Vacation Spots You’ll Want to Visit

By Billy Hallowell on June 18, 2019

Summer is upon us and millions of Americans will be turning their attention to vacation planning. From trips to the beach and educational excursions, there is no shortage of travel options here in the U.S and abroad — but have you considered taking any Christian vacations?

Topics: Christianity Family
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8 Fun Christian Family Activities to Enjoy This Summer

By Billy Hallowell on June 14, 2019

With summer upon us, you might be looking for Christian family activities and other daytime adventures to embark on with your children. Well, look no further. Luckily, there are a plethora of fun Christian family activities you and your family can engage in, so we’ve assembled a fun list worth checking out.

Topics: Family Lifestyle
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8 Christian Workout Songs That Will Get Your Heart Pumping

By Billy Hallowell on May 28, 2019

If you’re looking for good Christian workout songs, look no further. The following list of Christian workout music comes from well-known artists like Mercy Me, Micah Tyler, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace and others. These inspiring workout songs about faith will help get you through your workout while inspiring you to think deeper about God in the process.

Topics: Music
5 min read

Why You Should Take a Summer Mission Trip

By Billy Hallowell on May 17, 2019

5 Reasons to Plan a Mission Trip This Summer

The summer is typically the prime time for individuals and families to plan a vacation, but it’s also the perfect time to consider a mission trip — an opportunity to travel domestically or abroad in an effort to help people in need while also spreading the Christian message.

Topics: Christianity Family
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Meet 13 of the Top Christian Mom Bloggers in America

By Billy Hallowell on May 13, 2019

One of the wonders of technology is the ability to learn from others’ experiences. Now, more than ever, human beings have access to millions of blogs, news outlets and information sources. Among the massive trove of content are top mommy bloggers who offer wonderful advice about marriage, parenting, faith and plenty more.

Topics: Parenting Lifestyle
4 min read

5 Reasons Christians Everywhere Should Listen to Dave Ramsey

By Billy Hallowell on April 23, 2019

Millions of Christians are familiar with financial guru Dave Ramsey, as his radio show and vast array of resources offer assistance to those looking to get on firmer financial footing. What makes Ramsey so worthwhile is his biblical approach to spending, saving, giving and overall financial management.

Topics: Lifestyle
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Mike Rowe’s Mom Has a ‘Love Letter’ Our Culture Desperately Needs

By Billy Hallowell on April 4, 2019

When it comes to famed TV host Mike Rowe and his mom, Peggy Rowe, it seems the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Rowe has distinguished himself as a thoughtful TV host, bringing intrigue and inspiration through his former show “Dirty Jobs” and his current Facebook Watch hit, “Returning the Favor,” among other projects.

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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How a Stirring Vision From God Led This Family to Adopt Four Kids

By Billy Hallowell on March 20, 2019

Jeffrey and Kristine Moore’s incredible adoption story all started with a calling — a vision from God that led the husband and wife on a 10-year journey that culminated in 2017 in Peru when they lovingly adopted four adorable siblings: Elizabeth, Jhonatan, Mariaelena, and Talia.

Topics: Giving Back
6 min read

10 Perfect Dave Ramsey Quotes About Money and God

By Billy Hallowell on March 19, 2019

Dave Ramsey is an author, speaker, radio host and financial guru who inspires Christians and non-Christians, alike, to think deeper about their finances, budgets and future planning. If you’re looking for financial peace, to be debt free or for a total money makeover, Ramsey is the personal finance genius you want to read and listen to.

Topics: Influencers Lifestyle
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5 Incredible Stories of Hope, Inspiration & Miracles

By Billy Hallowell on March 5, 2019

Are you ready for “The Pure Flix Podcast?” It’s a weekly show that offers interviews with your favorite pastors and celebrities, insight, inspiration — and a preview of what's to come in faith and family-friendly entertainment. Already, the show has featured a number of prominent guests, including Mike Rowe, Cully Pratt, Will Graham, Jeff Allen and others.

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
5 min read

10 Bible Lessons on Self-Improvement

By Billy Hallowell on February 26, 2019

The world is obsessed with “self-improvement,” which is why New Year’s resolutions are such a big deal for so many people. While it might be popular and prudent to pick and choose the different areas in our lives we want to improve, numerous Bible lessons offer a clear message about the importance of ensuring our spiritual well-being above all else.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Gives Trump Gospel in Incredibly Creative Way

By Billy Hallowell on February 22, 2019

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson is known for his no-nonsense take on the issues of the day. And while Robertson’s bold proclamations often extend into the social and political realms, he’s most passionate about sharing the Christian gospel. In fact, Robertson revealed what he did back in 2016 when he was given just a few minutes with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Topics: News
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Comedian Reveals What Led Him Out of Atheism and Into Belief

By Billy Hallowell on February 21, 2019

Comedian Jeff Allen has long been making audiences roar with laughter, but those who have gotten to know the funny man’s personal story have also walked away totally inspired. Allen, who broke into the standup world decades ago, once struggled with drugs and alcohol before leaving that life behind, rejecting his atheistic worldview and embracing God.

Topics: Comedy
4 min read

It Was a Miracle: Doctor’s Near-Death Accident Brings Him to God

By Billy Hallowell on February 15, 2019

Dr. Jeff Huxford was a successful family medical doctor when a life-altering car accident changed absolutely everything. On May 3, 2012, he drove into town to pick up some items at a local hardware store, but a series of shocking events along the way sent his life on a totally different trajectory — and it all unfolded in mere seconds.

Topics: News
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‘The Light...From Within’: Chris Pratt’s Late Night Faith Moment

By Billy Hallowell on February 8, 2019

Actor Chris Pratt openly spoke about his Christian faith during a Thursday night appearance on “The Late Show,” telling host Stephen Colbert about his recent experience on the Daniel Fast — and how he keeps calm and centered amid his monumental fame.

Topics: News
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Mike Rowe’s No-Nonsense Take on Division and Modern Culture

By Billy Hallowell on February 5, 2019

Famed TV host, writer and spokesman Mike Rowe is known for his comical and insightful take on a variety of issues. From his former show “Dirty Jobs” to his current Facebook Watch hit, “Returning the Favor,” Rowe has been intriguing and inspiring the masses for quite some time.

Topics: Inspiration
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My Life Is Worth Living Man With Down Syndrome’s Powerful Message

By Billy Hallowell on February 4, 2019

Special Olympian Frank Stephens’ stunning 2017 congressional testimony about living with Down syndrome is receiving renewed attention after actor Ashton Kutcher posted it to his Facebook page last week. And now Stephens is speaking out once again about why he believes his life matters — and how he hopes to “change people’s hearts” about abortion.

Topics: News
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Chris Pratt’s Engaged: God Will Be ‘Part of This Marriage’

By Billy Hallowell on January 18, 2019

There’s a great deal of speculation surrounding the engagement of actor Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger. And a new report in People magazine is adding to that intrigue, with a source telling the outlet that the couple is poised to have a “religious wedding” and that God will be at the center of their marriage.

Topics: Inspiration
3 min read

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Stunning Kindness Should Inspire Us All

By Billy Hallowell on January 7, 2019

“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson is passionate about helping those in need. From assisting women coming out of trafficking and prison to helping children and families in need, Robertson and her family have devoted much of their time to charity — a topic that the TV star recently discussed in detail during an interview with “The Billy Hallowell Podcast.”

Topics: Women of Faith
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Best Christian Books to Give as Gifts this Christmas

By Billy Hallowell on December 18, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be looking for good gifts to give your friends and loved ones. The following list offers the best Christian books worth giving this season. There’s something for everyone on this recommended Christian books list, with various titles appealing to men, women and children.

Topics: Christmas
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15 Perfect Books and Christian Gifts for Men

By Billy Hallowell on December 15, 2018

With Christmas nearly upon us, you might be looking for the perfect Christian gifts for men in your life. Well, look no further. The holidays sometimes usher in extra time for joy and relaxation, so we’ve assembled a list of books that you can consider giving as gifts. These books range from classics to more recent titles — literary works that are perfect to wrap and place under the tree this year. We’ve also included some other potential bonus gifts to give:

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Reveals Hilarious Robertson Holiday Tradition

By Billy Hallowell on December 14, 2018

“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson recently revealed some of her family’s Christmas traditions, noting that the most comical event is her mother-in-law Miss Kay’s annual gag gift giveaway — something that always has the entire Robertson family rolling on the floor in laughter.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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How to Prevent the Holiday Blues: 8 Tips for Christians

By Billy Hallowell on December 14, 2018

The Christmas season is packed with fun — and responsibility. From gift buying to cooking and preparing, there’s no shortage of activity. And with already busy lives, these holiday demands can sometimes be overwhelming. If you’re looking to prevent holiday stress and holiday blues, this Christmas survival guide is perfect for you.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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Singer Jamie Grace’s Absolutely Incredible Overcomer Story

By Billy Hallowell on December 10, 2018

Christian singer Jamie Grace is known for her stunning vocals and upbeat personality, with the 27-year-old performer routinely uplifting her peers with inspirational YouTube videos and chart-topping hits. But life hasn’t always been simple and care-free for “The Happy Song” singer; Grace has bravely faced some uphill challenges.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Celebrity Trainer Finds God—and Now He’s Transforming Lives

By Billy Hallowell on December 7, 2018

Celebrity trainer and fitness enthusiast Alec Penix is on a mission to inspire people to think deeper about physical — and spiritual — health. Penix, who trains some well-known names in Hollywood, is a Christian whose faith informs his work, as he helps people reach their hopes, dreams and personal fitness goals.

Topics: Interviews Lifestyle
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Abide: A Christian Meditation App Powered By the Bible

By Sarah Hartland on November 15, 2018

Chances are you or someone you know has recently taken interest in “mindfulness” and meditation. As a Christian, you may be wondering if these practices have merit, and if so, how you can implement them in your life. Digital apps that provide guided meditation are gaining traction due to their ease of use and availability. “Abide” is one such app, providing Christian meditation guidance based on the Bible. Before you download the popular app, here’s what you should know about Christian meditation and “Abide.”

Topics: Christianity
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A Practical Guide to Christian Meditation

By Sarah Hartland on November 6, 2018

Meditation has gotten a lot of attention recently. In a stressful world, it's no wonder that people are turning to such practices to try and find peace and calm. Research is beginning to uncover the many physical and mental benefits of mindfulness and meditation, but to the Christian, this should come as no surprise. Meditation, especially through prayer, is an important practice referenced throughout the Bible.

Topics: Christianity
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Friendship in the Bible: 25 Bible Verses About Friendship

By Billy Hallowell on November 5, 2018

There are many Bible verses about friendship, as the Scriptures offer guidance on love, compassion and how to treat those around us. Bible quotes about friendship make it clear that we can and should find decency and goodness in those around us — and that we can offer quite a bit to our loved ones when it comes to encouragement and care.

Topics: Bible Verses
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15 Ways To Live Beyond The Basic Beliefs of Christianity

By Billy Hallowell on October 23, 2018

The basic beliefs of Christianity call for followers to embrace the gospel by loving God and loving others, and there are countless ways to live out those values in your everyday life. Find some creative ideas below for specific ways you can live beyond these core beliefs of Christianity:

Topics: Christianity Prayer
3 min read

Here’s a Handful of Ways to Maintain a Biblical Worldview Today

By Billy Hallowell on September 28, 2018

It might seem insurmountable to build and maintain a Christian worldview in the modern era. But there are practical steps that a person can take to establish — and keep — a biblical worldview. From embracing true faith to taking daily steps to live beliefs out, espousing a Christian worldview is absolutely possible — even amid increased secularization.

Topics: Bible Study Bible Verses Inspiration
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This Family's Faith Will Have You in Tears

By Sarah Hartland on September 19, 2018

Following God’s calling isn’t always easy. It’s a lesson the Kremser family of Littleton, Colo. knows well. Robyn and Trevor Kremser were excited to share their adoption story with Pure Flix Insider because they hoped it would inspire others to take their own leaps of faith. What they didn’t know was that they were also in for a life-changing surprise!

Topics: Pure Flix Digital Giving Back
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Inside the Absolute Brilliance of Chris Pratt’s Epic ‘God’ Talk

By Billy Hallowell on September 10, 2018

Actor Chris Pratt has repeatedly taken the opportunity not only to thank God, but to also encourage his fans to think deeper about their own relationships with the Almighty. Embracing a unique approach to discussing his Christian faith in public, Pratt has found a way to invoke God in difficult and unlikely venues without alienating critics of faith.

Topics: Influencers Interviews
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Meet Chris Pratt’s Brother: An Army Vet, Cop & Incredible Artist

By Billy Hallowell on August 20, 2018

A talent for the arts clearly runs deep in the Pratt family’s DNA. Cully Pratt, Hollywood megastar Chris Pratt’s older brother, recently revealed some fascinating details about the family’s creative genes — and some incredible facts about his own personal journey.

Topics: Influencers Interviews
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'It Was a Miracle’: The Amazing Story Only God Could Write

By Billy Hallowell on August 9, 2018

Embracing Jesus changes hearts — and lives. That’s the lesson author Ericka Andersen learned after she met her now-husband, Rick, discovered his backstory and then watched God move in his life in stunning fashion. After growing up in an intensely abusive household and later suffering from the results of that treatment, Rick found Jesus — and his life was never the same.

Topics: Christianity Interviews
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Here’s How a ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star, Journalist Manage Social Media

By Billy Hallowell on August 6, 2018

The nation continues to experience a deep divisiveness — a splintering that has impacted families, friendships and everyday dialogues. Christians are uniquely tasked with the command to love God — and love others. And in an era when this is becoming increasingly difficult, it’s important to explore the ins and outs of compassionate discussions and interactions.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Are Modern-Day Christians Commanded to Tithe 10 Percent?

By Billy Hallowell on July 25, 2018

Tithing is one of the most common Christian traditions. Simply defined, it is the practice of giving a portion of one’s earnings to the church in an effort to help pay for expenses and build God’s kingdom. There’s a great deal of discussion and debate surrounding the practice, with questions about the percentage required, the frequency of offerings, among other related issues.

Topics: Bible Verses Finance
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'I Didn't Want to Adopt': One Father's Amazing Change of Heart

By Sarah Hartland on July 17, 2018

Some adoption stories start off with both parents knowing they are called to adopt, but others need a little more nudging. Though Joel and Samantha Brandt are now working on their second United States adoption, it wasn’t that long ago that Joel insisted he’d never adopt. But God works on our hearts gently and over time.

Topics: Parenting Giving Back
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27 Christian Quotes from C.S. Lewis You'll Love

By Sarah Hartland on July 5, 2018

From The Chronicles of Narnia to Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis’ legacy as an author and theologian is far-reaching and profound. His words transcend denominations and are applicable to all Christian life. From a variety of Lewis’ works, these 27 Christian quotes are worth storing away in your heart.

Topics: Inspiration
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You Won't Believe the Surprise This Adoptive Family Just Got

By Sarah Hartland on June 23, 2018

Adoption is a beautiful way to build a family, but it can be a long and sometimes difficult journey. Kim and Steven Wilson of Fresno, California were excited to share their story with Pure Flix Insider just so they could encourage other adoptive parents. But what they didn’t know was that they were also in for a life-changing surprise:

Topics: Parenting Giving Back
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The Secret Behind This Hollywood Couple's Long, Healthy Marriage

By Billy Hallowell on June 11, 2018

Successful marriages require selflessness and sacrifice, two key ingredients that, when properly balanced, can lead to long, blissful unions. Unfortunately, these attributes are all too often lacking, especially in Hollywood, where matrimony tends to have a tragically short life span. Yet some couples like actors Kevin and Sam Sorbo have had long-lasting and healthy marriages despite working in such a challenging industry. Naturally, one wonders: what’s their secret?

Topics: Pure Talk
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'The Middle' Star Reveals What Led Him to Christ

By Billy Hallowell on May 21, 2018

Atticus Shaffer has been making audiences laugh for the past decade with his comical portrayal of “Brick,” the youngest of the three Heck children on ABC’s popular sitcom “The Middle.” Shaffer, whose nine-year performance officially comes to an end when the series finale airs on May 22, is also an outspoken Christian who openly shares how his faith has guided him through difficult times.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Roma Downey Opens Up on Life, Loss and God’s Healing

By Billy Hallowell on May 14, 2018

Roma Downey has had a vibrant career in Hollywood, but her life hasn’t always been easy. Downey’s mother died unexpectedly when she was just 10 years old — a devastating event in the performer’s life. Later, she faced uncertainty as she moved to the U.S. and found herself struggling to enter the entertainment industry.

Topics: Influencers Interviews Pure Talk
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The One Bible Verse America Desperately Needs Right Now

By Billy Hallowell on May 8, 2018

America is desperately in need of unity — a fact that led Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the National Day of Prayer and the former head of the Southern Baptist Convention, to recommend a key Bible verse that he believes people truly need right now: Ephesians 4:3, which reads, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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TV Chef Was About to Commit Suicide — But This Saved Him

By Billy Hallowell on May 7, 2018

Simon Majumdar, an author, TV personality and food aficionado who stars in Pure Flix's “Simon Says,” has made quite a name for himself in recent years in the food and entertainment worlds. While Majumdar has found major success on Food Network shows like “Iron Chef America” and “Extreme Chef,” his life looked radically different just 10 years ago.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Prayer Matters: Inside America’s Historic Reliance on God

By Billy Hallowell on May 1, 2018

Prayer matters. That’s a fact that America’s Founding Fathers recognized early on, as they embarked on a historical quest to establish the U.S. as a beacon of freedom. Flash-forward more than 200 years and government and citizens, alike, continue to invoke God on behalf of their nation. In fact, for more than six decades, Americans have come together each year on the National Day of Prayer to turn to God to ask for peace, unity and contentedness.

Topics: Christianity Prayer America
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Columbine Victim’s Prophetic Words Will Shock & Inspire You

By Billy Hallowell on April 30, 2018

Truly living out one’s faith can be deeply transformational. That reality was affirmed for actress Masey McLain after she portrayed Columbine High School shooting victim Rachel Joy Scott in the Pure Flix film “I'm Not Ashamed” — a movie that recounts Scott’s life, faith and ministry to others before her tragic and untimely death in 1999.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Actress Roma Downey’s Powerful Lesson About God’s Blessings

By Billy Hallowell on April 26, 2018

The following excerpt comes from actress Roma Downey’s new book, “Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us.”

Topics: Christianity Influencers
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