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Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on FoxNews.com, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.

Recent posts by Billy Hallowell

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 — 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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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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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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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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