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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 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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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
6 min read

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
3 min read

'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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5 Tips to Save Your Sanity & Engage Your Kids Amid the COVID19 Crisis

By Billy Hallowell on April 3, 2020

We are now weeks into the COVID19 crisis, with many parents across the U.S. continuing to work from home while also helping educate our children.

Topics: Lifestyle
2 min read

See This Adoptive Mom Receive an Absolutely Amazing Surprise

By Billy Hallowell on March 13, 2020

When Ellen felt called to adopt, she wasn’t quite sure where to turn on the financial front. But her dreams started to become a reality after she stumbled upon Adopt Together, a crowdfunding platform that helps families raise money to complete adoptions. 

Topics: Inspiration Lifestyle
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