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'Jesus is My Friend': Loretta Lynn's Faith Proclamation Months Before Her Death

By Marissa Mayer on Oct 5, 2022 6:25:59 AM

Loretta Lynn is home with Jesus. The queen of country, whose music career spanned more than 60 years, passed away in her sleep on October 4 at the age of 90.

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‘God Cares and He Is with Us’: Country Singer Shares How Faith Sustained Him After Tragic Loss of Son

By Marissa Mayer on Sep 29, 2022 7:04:14 AM

In 2016, country singer Craig Morgan experienced every parent’s worst nightmare when his 19-year-old son, Jerry, drowned in a tragic boating accident.

Topics: Faith In Entertainment Going Home
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Prayers and Condolences Following Sudden Death of 'Heartland' Actor

By Marissa Zimmet on Sep 28, 2022 7:10:41 AM

It was with great sorrow that we heard the passing of "Heartland" actor Robert Cormier on September 23. Cormier played Finn, in Seasons 15 and 16 of the longest-running Canadian drama.

Though the release dates of these seasons on Pure Flix have yet to be announced, we send our prayers and condolences to the "Heartland" cast, crew and the Cormier family as they navigate this difficult time.

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For ‘Dude Dad’ Every Day is an Adventure: ‘Fatherhood Gives ... New Purpose’

By Marissa Mayer on Sep 27, 2022 6:42:44 AM

From Dean Cain, to Lucas Black, to Chuck Norris, in case you haven't noticed, we love dads as much as moms over here at Pure Flix. That’s why we’re so excited to see a new generation of dads positively redefining how the world views fatherhood, including “Dude Dad” Taylor Calmus.

Topics: News Legacy Peak
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Tim Tebow Auctions Off Prestigious Trophy Every 6 Months, Raising Over A Million Dollars For Charity

By Marissa Mayer on Sep 23, 2022 7:53:04 AM

Tim Tebow has always been one to set big goals for himself. 

Topics: Faith In Entertainment
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‘God’s Not Dead’ Actor Dean Cain Chose Fatherhood Over Being One of the Highest Paid Actors in Television

By Marissa Mayer on Sep 21, 2022 6:33:44 AM

More and more actors are fleeing the Hollywood scene to prioritize family over fame. But it isn’t a new trend. In fact, “God’s Not Dead” actor Dean Cain chose fatherhood over furthering his career more than 10 years ago, and he’s never looked back.

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‘We All Have Something to Offer’: The Bible-based Takeaway from NBA Champion Stephen Curry’s New Children’s Book

By Marissa Mayer on Sep 15, 2022 6:59:34 AM

For years, parents have been telling their children, “You can be anything you want to be,” and “You can do anything you put your mind to.” Four-time NBA champion Stephen Curry is taking things a step further, having just released his first children’s book, “I Have a Superpower,” which drives home those timeless truths in story form.

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‘Literally He Was Speaking to Me’: How Actor & Singer Carlos PenaVega Finally Surrendered His Life to Jesus

By Marissa Mayer on Sep 14, 2022 6:38:00 AM

Have you ever experienced a moment in church where it was like the pastor was speaking directly to you? ‘Big Time Rush’ actor and singer Carlos PenaVega has, and it was a moment that changed his life forever.

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‘Flash Gordon’s Sam J. Jones Shows His Softer Side in New Pure Flix Original Film ‘An Unlikely Angel’

By Marissa Mayer on Sep 8, 2022 6:49:03 AM

Sam J. Jones is known for starring in action-packed films and television shows like the 1980s cult classic “Flash Gordon,” “The A-Team,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.” Now, fans are getting to see a softer side of the former marine in his new Pure Flix original film “An Unlikely Angel.” 

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‘God Did This’: From Forgotten in Foster Care to Being Crowned Mrs. Universe

By Marissa Mayer on Sep 7, 2022 7:57:24 AM

Tori Hope Petersen grew up feeling like no one had her back. 

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What Does the Bible Say on Suicide? A Big Question Amid Shocking Stats

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 6, 2022 4:45:00 AM

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 4 - 10 this year, and we wanted to take a minute to address this serious mental health issue. "The Pure Flix Podcast" previously sat down with author, philosopher and theologian Jim Denison, who is on a mission to help people understand what the Bible says about a myriad of important social and cultural issues, with diving deep into what scripture says about suicide.

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‘God’s Healing Is Truly Amazing’: Actress Letitia Wright Praises God for His Faithfulness in Her Life

By Marissa Mayer on Sep 1, 2022 7:08:29 AM

It’s been seven years since Letitia Wright returned from an acting hiatus “in order to focus on her relationship with God.” And clearly, being grounded in her faith has made a real difference for the budding star who went from having minor roles in a few random British TV series, to stealing the show with her portrayal of Shuri, who is younger sister to late Chadwick Boseman's character in the 2018 hit “Black Panther.”

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'God's in Control': 'NCIS' Actor Lucas Black Opens Up About Time in Hollywood & Return to The Small Screen

By Marissa Zimmet on Sep 1, 2022 6:15:00 AM

When Lucas Black’s beloved character, Christopher LaSelle, on “NCIS: New Orleans” was killed off in 2019, many fans were devastated to learn he wasn’t returning to the series. After five years as a lead cast member on the show, Black made a pivotal decision in his acting career.

Topics: Legacy Peak
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Journey’s Jonathan Cain Reveals He Wouldn’t Be Here Without His Earthly Father or His Heavenly Father

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 31, 2022 6:07:03 AM

Journey vocalist and writer Jonathan Cain spent the last 40 years as part of one of most successful rock bands in history. But the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer probably wouldn’t be here if his father hadn’t supported his music career, and if his Heavenly Father hadn’t saved him from two near-death experiences. 

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'Prayer & Time with God Are So Important': Nickelodeon Star Kel Mitchell Joins Bedtime Bible Stories, Reads Jesus' Sermon on the Mount

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 30, 2022 6:33:00 AM

Actor and comedian Kel Mitchell rose to fame on Nickelodeon’s “All That,” uttering iconic catchphrases like “Jupiter!” and “Welcome to Good Burger.” Now, the long-time entertainer is lending his voice to even more famous words — Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

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Alabama Quarterback Bryce Young Credits God for His Success on the Field: ‘I Work to Embody Christ’

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 26, 2022 6:23:16 AM

The start of the college football season is just one week away and Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is ready to go. 

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How the Holy Spirit Led Kathie Lee Gifford to End 30-Year Feud with Howard Stern

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 25, 2022 6:39:45 AM

Forgiveness has been described as one of the most powerful weapons Christians have at their disposal. Kathie Lee Gifford knows this well, having recently shared how the Holy Spirit urged her to bury the hatchet with shock jock Howard Stern after a 30-year feud.

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‘God Came to Me in the Valley’: TobyMac’s New Album, First Since Son’s Death, Would Have Been Different Without This Bible Verse

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 23, 2022 6:32:57 AM

Christian singer-songwriter TobyMac just released a new album, the first since his son passed away from an accidental overdose in 2019. And while there is no shortage of grief-filled faith in the songs, the musician was surprised to find another emotion on his heart and in his music — hope.

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13-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist and ESPY Winner Surrendered Her Life to Jesus: ‘My Identity Is in Christ’

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 18, 2022 7:41:11 AM

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long spent many years being angry at God, feeling so incomplete and discontent because she was born without her lower leg bones.

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'Fox News Sunday' Host Gives Thanks to God for His Guidance Throughout Her Career

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 17, 2022 7:41:27 AM

Shannon Bream understands that there are moments when we have to look back at where we came from in order to truly see and give thanks for God’s fingerprints and handiwork in our lives.

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‘I Saw Proof That God Is Kind’: New Poem From Late ‘AGT’ Star Reveals Incredible Faith During Cancer Battle

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 16, 2022 6:05:42 AM

She may have passed away earlier this year, but "America’s Got Talent" star Jane Marczewski, aka Nightbirde, continues to touch hearts all over the world with her incredible talent and inspiring faith.

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'The Bible Is Telling Us The Truth.' Lee Strobel's Hopeful Message Basis of New Film 'The Case for Heaven'

By Marissa Zimmet on Aug 11, 2022 5:33:05 AM

You may know the Pure Flix original film, “The Case for Christ,” which follows the journey of former atheist and award-winning investigative journalist Lee Strobel as he ventures to disprove the Christian faith, only to result in him becoming Christian himself.

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Why Olivia Newton-John Said ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ Every Night Since 1986 Up Until Her Recent Death

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 11, 2022 5:31:49 AM

Fans were devastated to hear about the recent passing of Olivia Newton-John. The world-renowned singer and actress, who found fame after starring in “Grease” in 1978, passed away from metastatic breast cancer earlier this week.

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How Keke Palmer Leans on Faith and Family to Thrive in Hollywood Since Breakout Role in 'Akeelah and the Bee'

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 10, 2022 7:37:13 AM

Actress Keke Palmer landed her breakout role in “Akeelah and the Bee” at just 12-years-old, persevering through 5 auditions in order to secure the part. This breakout role led her to winning a starring role on Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson, VP” as the first African American female lead the network had ever had.

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Discover What Inspired Jennifer Garner to Go Back to Church & Introduce Her Children to Her Faith

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 9, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Actress Jennifer Garner recently made headlines for the great advice she has given her kids, counseling teenage daughters, Violet and Seraphina, on how to be comfortable and thrive in their own skin.

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New Pure Flix Exclusive Screenings Sparks Emotional Response

By Marissa Zimmet on Aug 3, 2022 5:56:48 AM

There's something so unique and exciting about movie theaters. The smell of popcorn, the satisfying beep of tickets being scanned, the thrill as you settle into big cushy seats. Finally, a surge of anticipation as the lights dim and you get ready to experience a movie for the first time.

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Incredible Testimony of How Late ‘Star Trek’ Actress Used Her Faith to Share the Gospel in Hollywood

By Marissa Mayer on Aug 3, 2022 1:00:00 AM

A lot has been said about “Star Trek” actress Nichelle Nichols since she passed away last weekend. Nichols, who was known for her role as Lt. Nyota Uhura in “Star Trek: The Original Series,” was the “first African-American woman to play a lead role on television.”

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School Shooting Victim’s Powerful Rendition of Lauren Daigle’s “Remember” Blows 'America's Got Talent' Judges Away

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 29, 2022 6:47:24 AM

Ava Swiss never imagined that when she started singing Lauren Daigle’s “Remember” to help cope with surviving a school shooting that she’d be sharing her story and song with the world. But in a recent episode of America's Got Talent, Swiss stunned the judges with her “inspirational” rendition.

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Valuable Biblical Lesson We Can All Learn From Candace Cameron Bure's Response to Viral Criticism

By Marissa Zimmet on Jul 28, 2022 5:24:04 AM

There’s no denying that social media is a breeding ground for mean-spirited comments, a place where one can say what they think and not know the ripple effect it can have on others. And those who have been the victim of these comments can either respond with animosity or love.

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Denzel Washington Honors Jackie Robinson’s ‘Profound Impact’ On and Off the Field

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 27, 2022 6:02:57 AM

It’s been 75 years since Jackie Robinson’s first game in Major League Baseball. Forever known as the man who broke the color barrier in America's National Pastime, Robinson showed the United States—and the world—what it meant to embody perseverance, dignity and unwavering character in the face of unimaginable adversity. 

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Famed ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Host Credits Word of God for Help Surviving Terminal Cancer

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 26, 2022 7:09:02 AM

In 2015, Emmy-winning television host, musician, and actor John Tesh was diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was an aggressive form and doctors only gave him 18-24 months to live. The news was devastating to Tesh, and he quickly gave up any hope of recovery. He turned to alcohol and prescription drugs to help ease his pain, convinced that his cancer diagnosis now defined him.

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‘Thanks be to God’: ‘Reagan’ Actor and Former Disney Star Celebrates Rainbow Baby Birth

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 21, 2022 7:08:23 AM

Actor David Henrie and his wife Maria are no strangers to the heartache of miscarriage—or to the joys of childbirth. The parents of three recently welcomed daughter Gemma Clare Henrie to the world, and gave thanks to God for bringing their rainbow baby into the world safely.

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Singer Jessica Simpson Thanks God for Always Being There: 'I am Very Proud of My Faith'

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 20, 2022 12:45:00 AM

It’s no secret that Hollywood hasn’t always been kind to Jessica Simpson. The singer, who rose to fame during the late 90s and early 2000s pop craze, was only 17 at the time and a preacher’s daughter trying to figure out where she fit in.

Acknowledging her trials and tribulations, the singer has said, “We all go through trials, but not one thing has ever made me question God. I have a great relationship with God. I can talk to him, get mad at him, frustrated with him. But, ultimately, my faith is what defines me."

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New Devotional Based on Johnny Cash’s Faith Journey Testifies to Power of God’s Unconditional Love

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 18, 2022 12:15:00 AM

Johnny Cash was known for his deep voice and distinct sound that delivered hits such as “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and “I Walk the Line.” But it turns out that “The Man in Black” and those closest to him didn’t define Cash by his award-winning music career, but by his faith.

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Stunning New Deep Space Images ‘Declare the Glory of God’

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 14, 2022 9:54:40 AM

NASA recently released the first five images from the James Webb Space Telescope, and the pictures are absolutely stunning.

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'America's Uncle' Dave Coulier Talks Faith, Sobriety & New Series 'Live+Local'

By Marissa Zimmet on Jul 14, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Dave Coulier, best known for his roles as "America's Uncle" on the 1990s sitcom "Full House" and reboot "Fuller House," didn't hesitate about his favorite aspect of taking on the new role of Tommy Murphy in the Pure Flix Original series "Live+Local": “I get to play a curmudgeon radio host!”

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'Reflect Me And My Faith':How Candace Cameron Bure's Daughter Hopes to Be A Positive Influence

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 13, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Natasha Bure is the spitting image of her mom, Candace Cameron Bure. So much so that the two could easily be mistaken for sisters. But while the budding actress and “Fuller House” star are certainly close friends, Natasha very much grew up wanting a big sister.

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'Lifting Weary Hearts': 82-year-old Gospel Singer Stars in New Documentary on 50-Year Ministry

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 12, 2022 6:34:33 AM

Lena Mae “Mother” Perry has been praising Jesus and lifting spirits for 50 years. The only remaining living original member of the gospel group The Branchettes, Perry is now the star of the new documentary “Stay Prayed Up,” which details the group’s music and impact over the years, as well as the recording of Perry’s first live album.

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Viral TikToker Shares Testimony of How God 'Healed My Heart' After Drug Addiction & Homelessness

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 7, 2022 6:18:34 AM

It’s no secret that God often uses our trials to help us minister to others — that’s why testimonies can be such a powerful thing. In fact, the Bible talks about how the Lord “comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God”(2 Corinthians 1:4 NIV).

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'Reagan' Actor Discusses President's Impact on His Own Faith Journey

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 5, 2022 1:00:00 AM

President Ronald Reagan was known for his commitment to freedom and family values. Affectionately known as the “Great Communicator,” Reagan’s passionate speeches on the fragility of American liberty and the American dream throughout his political career have inspired generations.

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'Shazam!' Actor Reveals What Inspired His Mission to Share God’s ‘Radical Love’

By Marissa Mayer on Jul 1, 2022 5:50:23 AM

Actor Zachary Levi is on a mission to spread love, but not just any kind of love, “radical love” inspired by God’s love for us.

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'I Was Trapped in The Entertainment World': How Leaving Hollywood to Pursue Christ & Family Gave Alexa PenaVega a 'Heart Reset'

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 30, 2022 5:50:16 AM

What do you do when God tells you to do something you don’t want to do?

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Christian Comedian Credits 'God’s Grace' and His Wife of 15 Years for Turning His Life Around

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 28, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Steve Harvey held nothing back in a beautiful love letter that he penned to his wife, Marjorie, for their 15th wedding anniversary. The letter was recently published in Good Housekeeping and detailed how the longtime Christian turned his life around after reconnecting with his now-wife.

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Chuck Norris on Faith & Fatherhood: 'What I Know, I Owe to Him'

By Marissa Zimmet on Jun 24, 2022 7:11:22 AM

Over Father’s Day weekend, Chuck Norris shared and honored the individual who had the greatest influence on his faith in God and fatherhood journey: Dr. Ed Cole.

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Connections, Conversations & Coincidences: 'Going Home' Creator & Actress Discuss The New Show

By Marissa Zimmet on Jun 23, 2022 6:55:26 AM

Sometimes, God gives us obvious signs that we cannot ignore.

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NFL Stars Embrace & Share How God is Their Fatherly Role Model in Parenting

By Marissa Zimmet on Jun 22, 2022 6:29:38 AM

You can’t say fatherhood hasn’t been top of mind this month. Father’s Day puts a special spotlight on the fathers in our lives, including our heavenly Father, as well as fatherhood as a whole in our nation.

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Actor David Morse Reveals the C.S. Lewis Book that Changed His Life and Brought Him Back to His Faith

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 21, 2022 7:22:55 AM

You may know him from “Concussion,” “The Green Mile,” the TV classic “St. Elsewhere,” or any one of the 100 television shows and movies David Morse has starred in over the years. But what you may not know about this talented actor is that he is a faithful Christian whose life was once drastically impacted by the writings of C.S. Lewis.

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Kevin Sorbo, Once 'Blacklisted' in Hollywood, Finds Success With 'Movies That Move People'

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 17, 2022 6:14:46 AM

If there’s anything the last ten years have taught us, it’s that you don’t need Hollywood movie studios to create inspiring faith films that audiences love.

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From Rockstar to Rock Bottom: Hootie & The Blowfish Drummer Credits God for Helping Him Escape the Chains of Addiction

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 15, 2022 5:55:15 AM

There’s a famous quote that says, “Success is fine, but success is fleeting. Significance is lasting.” Hootie & the Blowfish drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld knows this truth well.

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Faith Film Directors Jon & Andy Erwin Share Exciting Details of How ‘God Is Working in Hollywood’

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 14, 2022 9:26:48 AM

Coming off box office successes with the Kurt Warner biopic “American Underdog” and “I Can Only Imagine,” directors Jon and Andy Erwin continue to make waves in the film industry, infusing faith with incredible stories that speak to the heart. And they don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

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First Look: Behind-The-Scenes of 'The Chosen' Pivotal Season 3 Recreation of Jesus Feeding 5,000

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 13, 2022 6:23:27 AM

The feeding of the 5,000 is one of the most renowned miracles that Jesus performed during his life. In fact, the story of Jesus feeding a huge crowd of people from five little loaves of bread and two fish is one of the only miracles found in all four Gospels.

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Discover Why 'Going Home' is The #1 Series Streaming on Pure Flix

By Marissa Zimmet on Jun 10, 2022 5:36:32 AM

Within a week of “Going Home” debuting exclusively on Pure Flix, it has become the No. 1 streaming series! The responses and reactions we’ve received from our viewers have been phenomenal and uplifting – truly adding to the hope and encouragement the series was inspired to give.

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‘I Love Lucy’ Actor Shares Powerful Testimony of How God Delivered Him from ‘Demonic Voices’

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 9, 2022 6:05:40 AM

Keith Thibodeaux will never forget the day he was cast as Little Ricky on the iconic show “I Love Lucy.” 

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‘I Wouldn’t Be Here if My Brother Hadn’t Passed Away’: ‘My Jesus’ Singer Anne Wilson Wins Female Artist of the Year at K-Love Fan Awards

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 7, 2022 5:59:58 AM

Most professional singers grow up with the dream of performing in front of massive audiences, writing hit songs and winning awards. Not Anne Wilson.

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Rapper M.I.A Reveals She Has Surrendered Her Life to Jesus, Will Follow Christ ‘Even If It Costs Me My Career’

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 3, 2022 7:11:41 AM

What happens when a controversial rapper (who was raised Hindu and was once banned from the U.S. over controversial lyrics supporting a widely regarded Sri Lankan guerilla terrorist group) miraculously surrenders her life to Christ?

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Following the Death of His Mom, Actor Stephen Baldwin Shares Beautiful Moment She Was Baptized: ‘I Will See You Again’

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 1, 2022 9:11:36 AM

August 4, 2014, was a day actor Stephen Baldwin will never forget. It was the day his late mother, Carol Baldwin, was baptized.

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‘A Benefit to Humanity’: 5 Real-Life Hospice Nurses to Inspire You

By Marissa Mayer on Jun 1, 2022 5:11:47 AM

A new AFFIRM Originals and Pure Flix exclusive series “Going Home” is about to debut and it’s hard not to dissolve into a puddle of tears over this hope-filled story about family, faith and salvation at the end of an earthly life.

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Neal McDonough Joins Cast of ‘Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist’ – Is Rumored to Be Portraying Nicolae Carpathia

By Marissa Mayer on May 31, 2022 7:04:56 AM

In some exciting news for “Left Behind” fans, Neal McDonough and Corbin Bernsen have joined the cast of the sequel currently in production, “Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist.”

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Reba McEntire Shares Incredible Story of How Her Mother Got Saved at 89 Years Old: ‘Preacher, I’m Here to Turn Myself In’

By Marissa Mayer on May 27, 2022 6:15:56 AM

Earlier this year, country music superstar Reba McEntire released her second gospel album. “My Chains Are Gone” is a compilation of some of McEntire’s favorite hymns, including “Oh, How I Love Jesus,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Jesus Loves Me,” and “Back to God,” featuring Lauren Daigle.

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How Christian Music Duo ‘For King and Country’ Are Using Their God-Given Talents to ‘Reflect Hope’ to the World

By Marissa Mayer on May 25, 2022 5:54:32 AM

Grammy-winning Christian music duo “For King and Country” just wrapped up the first leg of its new album tour, but after a brief hiatus, the Smallbone brothers will be back at it.

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Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger: 'Blessed & Grateful' as They Welcome Baby Girl No. 2

By Marissa Mayer on May 23, 2022 10:02:17 AM

Late Sunday, Actor Chris Pratt and his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, announced the birth of their second daughter. Eloise Christina Schwarzenegger Pratt was born Saturday, May 21.

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What's Being Said About Pure Flix & Why It Might Be the Answer to Your Entertainment Woes

By Marissa Mayer on May 20, 2022 5:43:22 AM

It’s no secret that many families are struggling to find family-friendly entertainment options.

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How Candace Cameron Bure Battled 'Spirit of Irritability' That Attacked Her Home

By Marissa Mayer on May 18, 2022 5:18:59 AM

“Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure had an important reminder for Christians this past week: Be alert — the devil is on the prowl.

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From Sin & Suicidal Thoughts to Saved: Read Nickelodeon Star Kel Mitchell's Incredible Testimony

By Billy Hallowell on May 17, 2022 5:23:04 AM

Actor and comedian Kel Mitchell experienced incredible success in Hollywood, yet personal struggles clouded his life and perspective and brought him to the brink of suicide.

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‘God Will Protect Her’: Actress Jen Lilley Gives Birth to Baby Girl after ‘Insane’ Delivery, Announces Faith-Based Name

By Marissa Mayer on May 16, 2022 4:44:53 AM

After days of chronicling her efforts to jumpstart labor, actress Jen Lilley announced on Instagram that she had finally given birth. Jackie Grace was born on Thursday, May 12, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

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Faith Isn't A 'Spectator' Sport: Mark Wahlberg Reveals God's Calling For Him After 'Father Stu' Success

By Marissa Zimmet on May 13, 2022 4:57:00 AM

For Mark Wahlberg, making the film “Father Stu” made a larger and more lasting impact on his life than any other project in his career.

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‘We Saw Jesus in Them’: How This Country Singer Went From Atheist Alcoholic to a Christian & Best Friends with a Pastor

By Marissa Mayer on May 12, 2022 5:48:25 AM

When an atheist alcoholic meets a pastor for the first time, you might not expect it to be the start of a lifelong friendship. But that’s exactly what happened with country singer Walker Hayes and pastor Craig Allen Cooper.

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‘We Love Because He First Loved Us’: Olympic Gold Medalist & Former NFL Player Wed in Inspirational Faith-Filled Ceremony

By Marissa Mayer on May 11, 2022 5:31:51 AM

Sydney McLaughlin and Andre Levrone Jr. have already dominated the sports world — she’s an Olympic gold medalist and he’s a former NFL player — and now the two have embarked on their latest and greatest journey … marriage.

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Kirk Cameron Shares His Faith Goal: ‘Bring Heaven To Earth’

By Marissa Mayer on May 10, 2022 6:55:09 AM

It’s not easy to find someone more passionate about reflecting on what it means to be “in the world, but not of the world” than actor Kirk Cameron.

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'Jesus Is With Me Everyday': Actor Chad Michael Murray Admits to Turning Down ‘Plenty’ of Projects Over the Years Because of His Faith

By Marissa Mayer on May 9, 2022 5:22:31 AM

You might know him from “Gilmore Girls,” “One Tree Hill,” or any one of the dozens of family-friendly films Chad Michael Murray has appeared in over the years. But what you may not know is that the former teen heartthrob is a Christian who is more than happy to turn down a project if it conflicts with his faith.

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The Incredible Story Behind Christian Music Superstar Matthew West’s New Song ‘Wonderful Life’

By Marissa Mayer on May 6, 2022 5:25:31 AM

Christian music superstar Matthew West has been telling stories through his music for years. His latest, “Wonderful Life,” was inspired by a man he met in 2020 who was in his final days battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

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‘If It Changes One Person’s Heart Then It’s Worth It’: Why Actor Dean Cain Loves to Make Faith Films

By Marissa Mayer on May 5, 2022 7:50:52 AM

Ever since starring in “God’s Not Dead” back in 2014, actor Dean Cain has been a staple in the faith film industry.

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Christians Are Encouraged to Pray & Read the Bible — This Week Our Nation Is Doing Both. Discover How You Can Join.

By Marissa Mayer on May 4, 2022 4:54:34 AM

Ask just about any Christian how to grow in your faith and unleash the power of the Holy Spirit in your life, and they will probably include “pray” and “read the Bible” in their answer.

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‘This Freedom Is Available to Everyone’: Actress Danica McKellar Just Became a Christian — and She Can’t Hide Her Joy!

By Marissa Mayer on May 3, 2022 5:33:27 AM

For most of her life, actress Danica McKellar was skeptical about Christianity — and religion in general.

Topics: News
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5 Mother's Day Gifts That Last All Year

By Sarah Hartland on May 2, 2022 3:30:00 AM

Cards, flowers and breakfast in bed are staples of Mother’s Day. But if you’re looking for something mom will really treasure all year long, here are five gift ideas that last far beyond the holiday.

Topics: Holidays
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‘Like Watching an Angel Sing’: American Idol Contestant Stuns Judges with Performance of ‘Hallelujah’

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 28, 2022 6:41:30 AM

It doesn’t feel like a complete season of “American Idol” without someone singing the mesmerizing Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah.”

Topics: News
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Actor Andrew Garfield Makes Surprising Admission about His Spiritual Journey: ‘If I Wasn’t an Actor, I’d Be Doing Theological Study’

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 27, 2022 5:28:57 AM

Actor Andrew Garfield is turning heads — and it’s not just because the latest previews for his highly anticipated new true-crime drama “Under the Banner of Heaven” just dropped. In a recent interview, the two-time Oscar nominee and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” star made a surprising admission about faith and his spiritual journey.

Topics: News
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‘I Care More About What God Thinks’: ‘War Room’ Actor T.C. Stallings Speaks About Journey to Bold, Authentic Faith

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 26, 2022 5:59:37 AM

“Evangelism” can be an intimidating word for some people — but not actor T.C. Stallings.

Topics: News
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'You've Got To Depend on God': Dog The Bounty Hunter Stuns 'Masked Singer' Judges with Emotional Rendition of 'Amazing Grace'

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 22, 2022 4:49:16 AM

When a giant armadillo took to “The Masked Singer” stage and began to sing “Amazing Grace,” judges and audience members alike couldn’t help but be moved by the wonderful Christian classic. Some cried, others sang along.

Topics: News
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Shock Rocker Alice Cooper Sets Fans Straight on the Devil: ‘He’s Going to Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks. But You Better Watch Out’

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 21, 2022 5:33:59 AM

Alice Cooper is a lot of things. He's a shock rocker, a man of deep faith and a man of routine.

Topics: News
3 min read

‘Don’t Ever Forget’: Actress & Destiny’s Child Singer Reveals How Beyonce's Mom Has Encouraged Her Faith in God

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 20, 2022 6:18:29 AM

If you’ve ever listened to Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams’ solo gospel albums, you probably have a good idea of where she stands when it comes to her faith. Her songs often center around building, maintaining and appreciating a relationship with God.

Topics: News
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Star of 'Where Hope Grows' Paves Way For Actors With Disabilities, Lands Starring Role In New Movie

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 19, 2022 5:45:18 AM

Actor David DeSanctis won hearts with his portrayal of Produce in the faith film “Where Hope Grows” back in 2015, one of the first English-language films to feature an actor with a disability in a major role. DeSanctis, who has Downs Syndrome, had never acted before but embraced the opportunity to help others better understand that people with disabilities are human too.

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‘He Deserves the Glory’: Christian Author Karen Kingsbury Announces New Pure Flix Series Based on Bestselling Novel

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 15, 2022 6:11:45 AM

Bestselling Christian fiction author Karen Kingsbury knows how to bring the drama. Her powerful novels combine emotional stories with an undercurrent of faith leaving readers eager for more.

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Actor Eric Close Shares How God ‘Transformed’ His Life With A Simple Prayer: ‘I Miss You’

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 14, 2022 7:04:28 AM

Actor Eric Close, who has starred in movies and TV shows like “Indivisible, “Suits,” and “Nashville,” is a Christian who believes “God is in the midst of the mess of the world.”

Topics: News
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‘God Has Given Me So Much’: How Actor Neal McDonough Survived Being Blacklisted in Hollywood Because of His Faith

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 13, 2022 5:47:22 AM

You’d probably recognize actor Neal McDonough anywhere. His light blonde hair and piercing blue eyes have always made him a memorable Hollywood villain.

Topics: News
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‘Life Imitating Art’: Greg Laurie Shares How God Is Working on the Set of ‘The Jesus Revolution’ Movie

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 11, 2022 9:07:01 AM

“The Jesus Revolution,” a highly anticipated new faith-based film, is in production—and it’s already making headlines.

Topics: News
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‘He Found His Purpose’: How The Real Father Stu Influenced Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson. Discover The True Story Behind The Movie.

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 11, 2022 6:30:00 AM

If you were to summarize the new faith film “Father Stu,” you might say it is the story of a bad-boy boxer turned priest. But if that’s all you believe the story is, then you’re missing the most important part: “Father Stu” tells the story of the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ to change hearts and win people to Him.

Topics: News
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‘It’s Never Too Late’: News Anchor Who Went Viral Requesting Prayer On TV Shares His Dad’s Powerful Redemption Story

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 7, 2022 5:56:21 AM

You may remember Craig Melvin as the MSNBC news anchor who went viral for requesting a pastor to lead viewers in prayer around the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics: News
3 min read

The Oldest Mention of Jesus Christ as God: Ancient Mosaic Discovered in Israel

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 6, 2022 5:33:32 AM

A massive beautifully crafted mosaic that dates back to the third century A.D. has been discovered under an Israeli prison.

Topics: News
3 min read

‘The Only Solution Was Prayer’: What Denzel Washington Told Bishop T.D. Jakes About Shocking Will Smith Oscars Slap

By Marissa Mayer on Apr 5, 2022 5:22:56 AM

There have been a lot of different takes on the infamous Will Smith Oscars slap — a moment so shocking that many people initially assumed that it had been staged.

Topics: News
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'Need to Gather as Many People to Jesus as We Can’: ‘Gold Rush’ Star Shares Powerful Words About New Show’s Focus on Faith & Family

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 30, 2022 5:07:33 AM

The last time you saw Todd Hoffmann back in 2018, he was retiring from gold mining and leaving the small screen to focus on his family and a budding singing career.

Topics: News
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Brothers to Return to TV This Summer With New Faith-Filled Treasure Hunting Show

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 29, 2022 5:36:19 AM

Has there been a camouflaged hole in your television viewing since "Duck Dynasty" went off the air in 2017? Well, it's about to be filled in a faithful and entertaining way.

Topics: News
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'When The Devil Comes For You': Teary Will Smith Shares Denzel Washington's Advice Moments After Angry Outburst at Oscars

By Sarah Rivette on Mar 28, 2022 5:59:30 AM

Actor Will Smith shocked the entertainment world on Sunday night during the Academy Awards when he got on stage and smacked comedian and host Chris Rock in the face.

Topics: News
3 min read

‘God Is a God of Forgiveness’: Actor Shares Timeless Truths from Upcoming Faith Film ‘The Mulligan’

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 25, 2022 6:01:26 AM

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps the most beloved in all the Bible. For millennia, people have turned to those precious words in a time of brokenness and discovered anew the grace and forgiveness of the Father.

Topics: News
3 min read

Liberty U Student Surprises 'American Idol' Judges With Deep Voice & Plans to 'Glorify God' During Hollywood Week

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 24, 2022 5:08:36 AM

If you keep seeing amazing stories and videos of talented Christian singers auditioning for this season of “American Idol” and have been tempted to watch — you’re not alone.

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How Faith, Music & 'Uncomfortable Conversations' Helped Gospel Singer Mandisa Escape Depression

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 22, 2022 11:26:20 AM

Mental health can be tough to talk about. No one likes to admit to struggling or feeling weakness, but it is a very real part of life.

Topics: News
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‘Nothing Tops This as a Mother’: Candace Cameron Bure Praises God After Her Daughter Gets Baptized

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 21, 2022 9:23:44 AM

There is no greater joy as a parent than to raise children who grow up to love the Lord. “Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure knows this well.

Topics: News
4 min read

Walk Where Jesus Walked: Archeologists Discover Ancient Pilgrimage Road in Jerusalem's Old City

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 17, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Pontius Pilate, who is best known for being responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion, has left another mark on Jewish history.

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‘There’s Power in the Name of Jesus’: How God Saved This Christian Singer From The Grips of Drug Addiction

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 16, 2022 5:56:14 AM

If you could sum up Jack Cassidy’s experience in Hollywood in one Bible verse, it might be Proverbs 14:12.

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'Prophetic Time Clock Started Ticking': Greg Laurie on End Times, Russia & Ukraine

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 15, 2022 5:13:28 AM

With everything unfolding in Russia and Ukraine, Jesus’ words in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 might be at the top of your mind.

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'Hollywood Doesn't Make Films Like This': Why Mark Wahlberg Funded 'Father Stu'

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 14, 2022 6:33:21 AM

UPDATE: Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg has a special message for Pure Flix fans regarding his new movie, “Father Stu.” 

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‘Without Him, I Am Nothing’: Former Miss America Gives Glory to God After Securing Golden Ticket on ‘American Idol’

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 10, 2022 6:41:45 AM

There she is… Miss American Idol?

4 min read

'You Should Read That Book':What Comedian Stephen Colbert Said About the Bible and His Faith

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 9, 2022 7:10:11 AM

If there was one book you think everyone should read, what would it be?

Topics: News
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‘It’s God-Given’: Katy Perry Cries, Praises Preacher’s Talent after Emotional ‘American Idol’ Audition in Honor of Late Nephew

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 3, 2022 11:28:22 AM

Music has always been more than entertainment. People use it for communication, worship, education and even therapy, something we were reminded of during the premiere of season 20 of “American Idol” this week.

Topics: News
3 min read

A Trend We Can Agree With: Is Hollywood Breaking Up With Smoking on Screen?

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 2, 2022 12:04:05 PM

Actors looking to light up onscreen these days are in for some disappointment as movie studios appear to be working harder to enforce their longtime bans on promoting tobacco consumption in films.

Topics: Movies
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How Ukrainian Christians Are Handling the Invasion: Hope, Prayer & Worship

By Marissa Mayer on Mar 1, 2022 12:21:25 PM

It’s hard to imagine what you would do if your country was suddenly plunged into war. It would be easy to succumb to the chaos and fear, but that’s not what we’re seeing in Ukraine.

Topics: News
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Kristy Swanson Reflects on 'Sons of Thunder: Redemption' Role & Her Path to Hollywood

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 28, 2022 7:00:26 AM

Actress Kristy Swanson has spent decades working in Hollywood, starring in many films and movies.

Topics: News Interviews
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4 Ways You Can Pray for Ukraine Right Now

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 25, 2022 6:18:58 AM

There is a lot of uncertainty and fear around the situation unfolding in Ukraine. No one really knows how bad things will get or what we can expect to see in the days and weeks to come.

Topics: News
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‘It Makes Me Cling Closer to God’: Candace Cameron Bure Shares Grief Following Bob Saget’s Death

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 24, 2022 6:28:00 AM

Actress Candace Cameron Bure was recently asked during an interview if the sudden and unexpected death of her friend and co-star Bob Saget caused her to question her faith.

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From 'God-Sized Hole' to 'Fully Satisfied,' Former Atheist Finds Wholeness in Christ

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 23, 2022 9:53:33 AM

Adrienne Johnson always knew something was missing. As a teenager, she tried to fill the “God-sized hole” in her heart with sex, drugs and alcohol. In college, the cynical atheist turned to politics for fulfillment and to men to make her feel complete.

Topics: News
3 min read

Ex-Porn Star and Wife Share Their Redemption Story: ‘If God Can Forgive You, Why Can’t I?’

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 22, 2022 7:44:26 AM

Ex-porn star Joshua Broome is now a husband, father and pastor, sharing his journey out of the adult film industry.

Topics: News
3 min read

'God Always Has A Plan': Daytona 500 Champ Shares How God Lead HIm Through Fiery Crashes & Trials

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 18, 2022 10:28:17 AM

Fourteen years ago Mike McDowell’s car flew into the wall at nearly 200 mph. It barrel-rolled toward the inside of the NASCAR track and the engine caught on fire. When the car finally came to stop after flipping 13 times, officials were able to pull Mike from the flaming wreckage and he miraculously walked away.

Topics: News
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'I Found Out There's A God That Loves You': Christian Comedian shares lessons he learned in rehab

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 17, 2022 10:51:32 AM

Christian comedian John Crist knows what it’s like to feel embarrassed and ashamed over sin.

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‘God Has Done the Miraculous’: How Two Suicidal Drug Dealers Were Brought Back from the Pit of Despair & Minister to Thousands

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 16, 2022 7:04:51 AM

Do you remember reading about the ex-Satanist who became saved a couple of weeks ago? It turns out that the minister who invited him to church has his own miraculous redemption story.

Topics: News
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‘People Need to Have Faith and Hope’: Actor Mark Wahlberg Talks About Message In New Faith Film 'Father Stu'

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 15, 2022 5:57:21 AM

In a career spanning nearly three decades, actor Mark Wahlberg has done it all — action, romance, drama, animation, comedy – the list goes on. Surprisingly though, the devout Catholic had yet to do a faith-based film — until now.

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Faith On The Field: Playing For Jesus In Super Bowl LVI

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 11, 2022 6:22:31 AM

This Sunday marks Super Bowl LVI. The Los Angeles Rams will be playing the underdog Cincinnati Bengals (on LA’s home turf!) for all the marbles. It’s the biggest game in football and millions of people will be watching.

Topics: News
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‘I Need My Prayer Warriors to Cover My Mother’: Actor Tyrese Gibson Urgently Requests Prayers for His Ailing Mom Battling COVID-19

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 9, 2022 11:54:05 AM

Actor Tyrese Gibson is a firm believer in the power of prayer — and these days he needs it more than ever.

Topics: News
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It’s Not ‘Things that Fill the Voids’: Hailey Bieber Shares Wise Words on Faith and Marriage

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 8, 2022 11:46:50 AM

Hailey Bieber may have grown up in a Christian household (her father is actor Stephen Baldwin), but for the 25-year-old model, being in the limelight has actually solidified her faith. While other people may seek fame and fortune as the keys to happiness, Bieber recently shared how true happiness is found in Christ — something she’s learned firsthand.

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'Pointing to God of The Bible': An Examination of Near-Death Experiences

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 7, 2022 6:39:10 AM

John Burke, a pastor and author who has studied and examined over 1,000 accounts of near-death experiences, has been on a mission to help people better understand these claims.

Topics: News Interviews Podcasts
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Blake Shelton Belts Out 'God's Country' With 6-Year-Old Fan In Need of Transplant & Prayers Flood In

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 4, 2022 10:00:13 AM

When country music star Blake Shelton saw a sign that read “Your smallest biggest fan from Lake Texoma, 6 years old. Waiting on a heart transplant” in a recent concert, he was moved to action.

Topics: News
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Inspiring! Coach Commits To Sending Daily Prayers to Legendary Broadcaster Dick Vitale During Cancer Battle

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 3, 2022 7:00:35 AM

Have you ever wanted to help a friend going through a tough time, but didn’t know how to go about it? Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes may have figured out the best place to start.

Topics: News
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'Firm Foundation': Texas Couple Builds Chick-fil-A on Word of God ... Literally

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 2, 2022 6:03:47 AM

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders from Matthew 7 is a classic. It says that those who build their house on a firm foundation will be able to withstand any storm. And what foundation could be more solid than the Word of God?

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How Christian Comedian Michael Jr. Is Using His Life & Work to Serve Others

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 1, 2022 6:45:25 AM

To love God and love your neighbor could very well be the mission statement of any Christian. But comedian and actor Michael Jr. is putting it into practice.

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'I'm Praying For You': How One Hollywood Singer Is Bringing Peace & Hope to the Halls of Congress

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 31, 2022 8:34:19 AM

Steve Amerson is known as the vocalist behind some of the most influential music in movies, like “Star Wars: Rogue One,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Patriot,” among many others.

4 min read

‘God Is Real’: From Satanist To Saved, Here is One Story of How Christ Can Transform a Life

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 28, 2022 6:08:40 AM

Carl Sartor didn’t last 15 minutes in his first church service.

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‘Jesus Came into the World to Save Sinners’: Actor Uses Social Media to Spread the Hope & Freedom of Jesus

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 26, 2022 12:00:57 PM

Whether it’s in our prayer lives or how we view salvation, it’s easy sometimes to fall into the trap of turning to Jesus for what we want — not what we need.

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‘God Was Just Waiting for Me to Come to Him’: Singer & Actress Jana Kramer Shares Testimony After Getting Baptized

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 25, 2022 12:11:19 PM

If you know actress and country music singer Jana Kramer’s story, you know she is no stranger to heartbreak. She admits that for many years, the pain and trials of life made it difficult to trust God, leading Kramer to abandon her faith.

8 min read

‘God Is Good’: Bengals Rookie Kicker With Game-Winning Field Goal Praises God for the Victory

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 24, 2022 12:07:17 PM

After a wild weekend of playoff football, last-second field goals and come-from-behind victories, there was a lot of praise for the winning teams, coaches and players who stepped up.

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‘It Forced Me to Examine’ My Faith: Harry Connick Jr. Shares How COVID Lockdowns Inspired His First Gospel Album

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 21, 2022 10:56:34 AM

If there’s anything the COVID-19 lockdowns gave back to the American people, it’s time. With businesses closed and lockdowns imposed, people were forced to retreat to their homes. For many, it meant more time with family, Zoom meetings and online church services.

Topics: News Faith
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‘Grab Onto a Promise of God’: How Christian Music Superstar TobyMac Endured Losing His Son

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 19, 2022 1:47:11 PM

There’s nothing like losing a child. Only those who have experienced such a loss firsthand know the extent of the grief — people like Christian music artist TobyMac.

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‘If There Was a Heaven, I Wouldn’t Be Going There’: Kirk Cameron Talks Hollywood & Christ

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 14, 2022 7:19:50 AM

There’s a famous saying that goes, “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It's about what you're made of, not the circumstances.”

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How Mr. T Is Sharing the Love of Christ One Tweet at a Time

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 12, 2022 1:33:17 PM

If you’re looking for an uplifting Twitter account to follow in a sea of crazy, look no further than Mr. T’s Twitter page.

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‘God’s Not Dead’ Director Publishes First Children’s Book: Time to 'Invest in Our Sons'

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 12, 2022 6:48:47 AM

There’s nothing like the bond between a father and son.

3 min read

Don’t ‘Box God In’: Kathie Lee Gifford Encourages Christians to Embrace Gifts of the Spirit

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 10, 2022 11:54:55 AM

As a longtime Christian, Kathie Lee Gifford has been exposed to all sorts of faith traditions and spoken with believers from all over the world. In fact, for her latest book, “The Jesus I Know: Honest Conversations and Diverse Opinions about Who He is,” Gifford interviewed celebrities, famous personalities, religious scholars and others about Jesus.

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‘Jesus Put Me in This Position’: How Faith Helped Clemson University Quarterback Persevere

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 7, 2022 9:59:37 AM

It’s easy to praise God in the good times, but it’s those who praise Him in the tough times that often deliver the most powerful testimony of their faith. That’s what Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei has done.

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Actor Chris Tucker Chose Faith Over $10 Million Movie Role: He Said No to Language & Smoking

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 7, 2022 1:00:00 AM

In 1995, actor Chris Tucker co-starred in the comedy “Friday,” about unemployed marijuana-using friends Craig Jones (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker) who owe a local drug dealer money. The movie was critically acclaimed and a commercial success, spawning two sequels in 2000 and 2002.

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Prayers Needed! May 2022 Bring Strength & Hope For Christians Persecuted Around the World

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 6, 2022 12:02:27 PM

Most people enter the New Year with high expectations for better days ahead — better health, better attitudes, better job satisfaction and the list goes on. Christians around the world are facing expectations too — for increased persecution and discrimination for their beliefs.

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‘You Belong’ to God: Sadie Robertson Huff's Powerful Message for Young People Struggling with Identity

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 5, 2022 12:04:35 PM

Sadie Robertson Huff, of “Duck Dynasty” and “Dancing with the Stars” fame, recently shared a powerful message of hope for people who are struggling to figure out who they are in a society that is so heavily focused on and confused about identity.

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He Claims He Nearly Died & Visited Heaven. Where Is Colton Burpo Now?

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 29, 2021 3:30:00 AM

People around the world were captivated by the story of a little boy named Colton Burpo who claims to have visited heaven during a near-death experience — a story that was told in the feature film, "Heaven Is For Real."Burpo, who is from Imperial, Nebraska, saw his story spread like wildfire after his dad, Todd Burpo, wrote a bestselling book by the same name. The book told the story behind the family's fascinating spiritual experience.

Topics: Christianity
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‘You Don’t Have to Be Perfect for God to Use You’: How ‘American Underdog’ Offers Powerful Message of Hope & Perseverance This Christmas

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 22, 2021 8:20:08 AM

If you follow the NFL, you’ve probably heard of Kurt Warner. You may know that the Hall of Famer quarterback won a championship with the St. Louis Rams in 2000 and was twice named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. You may also know that he worked stocking grocery store shelves before making it big in football — a true Cinderella story.

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The Christmas Comet Is Here! What the Bible Says About These ‘Wandering Stars’ and God’s Sovereignty

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 21, 2021 7:21:58 AM

This week, the Christmas Comet will be visible in the night sky, and we’re not talking about a reindeer.

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On Fire for God: How Having Christ as a ‘Spiritual Anchor’ Has Saved Denzel Washington

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 17, 2021 7:05:10 AM

The New York Times recently did a profile on actor Denzel Washington: “Denzel Washington, Man on Fire.” The title alluded to the 66-year-old’s famous 2004 thriller and focused on the actor’s upcoming film, “Macbeth,” as well as his long list of cinematic accomplishments.

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‘Sharing the Lord’s Blessings’: The Reason Hobby Lobby Is Raising Its Minimum Wage to $18.50

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 16, 2021 5:52:56 AM

Economists say inflation is at its highest levels in nearly 40 years and families are feeling the pinch. But instead of complaining, Hobby Lobby is doing something about it.

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‘God Touched My Heart and Opened My Eyes’: How Tim Tebow’s Strong Convictions Drive His Charity Work

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 15, 2021 7:03:43 AM

It often seems like Tim Tebow is everywhere.

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Martin Luther and The Spiritual History Behind the Christmas Tree

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 14, 2021 3:45:00 AM

Dr. Jim Denison, co-founder of the Denison Forum, a non-profit, Christian media group, is diving into the real history behind Santa, wreaths, trees and many of the other elements included in traditional Christmas celebrations.

Topics: Christmas
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‘I Knew That God Would See Us Through’: God’s Light Shines Brightly in the Midst of Tornado Devastation

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 13, 2021 1:34:13 PM

Many of the stories coming out of Kentucky and other states following the devastating tornadoes that killed more than 60 and destroyed hundreds of structures are not for the faint of heart. But in the midst of the terrible heartbreak and destruction is the awe-inspiring resilience and faith of people who are choosing to hope, help and draw nearer to God.

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‘People Are Responding to What God Is Saying’: Stream the Record-Breaking ‘Christmas with the Chosen’ on Pure Flix

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 13, 2021 6:32:18 AM

The faith-based streaming series about the life of Jesus, which is currently in production for its third season, is completely funded by its fans, making it the top crowdfunded media project in history.

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‘I Ask God Every Day to Let Him Shine Through Me’: The Real Reason Dolly Parton Wants to Make a Difference

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 10, 2021 6:39:48 AM

Dolly Parton has always had big dreams. She wanted her life to mean something — to make a difference.

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‘Jesus Would Never Cancel Someone’: Kathie Lee Gifford Shares the Inspiration and Uplifting Message Behind Her New Book

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 9, 2021 6:13:42 AM

Kathie Lee Gifford is not a fan of cancel culture. As a Christian who worked in Hollywood for many years, she knows what it’s like to think and believe differently than many of her peers.

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‘I Have So Much Faith’: Nick Cannon Testifies to the Source of His Strength After the Devastating Loss of His 5-Month-Old Son

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 8, 2021 11:26:00 AM

Nick Cannon got the shock of a lifetime when his infant son, Zen, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor over the summer. And his hope turned to grief this week when 5-month-old Zen passed away from brain cancer.

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This Inspiring Scripture Was Just Named 'Verse of the Year' as People Continued to Seek God in 2021

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 7, 2021 5:27:37 AM

You may remember that 2020 was a record year for YouVersion’s Bible App, a free Bible experience in more than 1,750 languages. Last year, when the pandemic was at its height and churches were largely shut down, many people relied on technology for tools to help strengthen their relationship with God.

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How Psalm 91:4 Encourages & Comforts Grammy Winner & ‘Sing 2’ Star Tori Kelly

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 3, 2021 6:38:50 AM

Life can be pretty crazy sometimes —  even for someone like Tori Kelly. The 28-year-old Grammy winner, “American Idol” alum, and one of the stars of the upcoming “Sing 2” has a lot going on. And just like the rest of us, she sometimes struggles to quiet her mind and heart in the midst of it all.

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‘The Anchor Along the Way Has Been My Faith’: How One College Football Coach is Crediting God for His Success & Recent Jump to the Spotlight

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 2, 2021 11:57:02 AM

Three-time national football champions, the Florida Gators, are about to get a new head coach in Billy Napier. But they’re also getting much more than that — a man of faith and a leader who strives to be an example of what it means to rely on God in his life and work.

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‘We Forgive You’: Family of Pastor Killed by Drunk Driver Shocks Courtroom by Extending Grace to Man Responsible for His Death

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 1, 2021 6:34:49 AM

It’s been one year since 58-year-old David Nelson struck a vehicle driven by beloved pastor Verlyn Strenge while driving drunk at 70 miles an hour on a Minnesota highway. Strenge was killed in the crash, his wife was seriously injured, and the lives of family, friends and church members were changed forever. 

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‘Love One Another’: LeAnn Rimes Reveals Faith Message Behind Upcoming ‘God’s Work’ Album

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 30, 2021 10:21:42 AM

Grammy winner LeAnn Rimes recently revealed that she is finishing up her latest studio album, which she describes as “inspirational.” While she didn’t spill too many details, she did share the faith message behind the album’s title, “God’s Work.”

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‘I Learned to Trust in Jesus’: Magic Johnson Gives Glory to God Reflecting on 30-Year Journey with HIV

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 26, 2021 7:12:20 AM

When Magic Johnson was first diagnosed with HIV 30 years ago, he thought it was a death sentence.

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NFL Coach Recites 'In Christ Alone' Lyrics & Gives Glory to God For Big Wins 30 Years Apart

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 23, 2021 8:19:10 PM

It’s not every day that an NFL press conference turns into a full-blown, God-honoring sermon. But that’s exactly what reporters witnessed following the Indianapolis Colts’ impressive upset of the Buffalo Bills this past Sunday.

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Ex-Atheist C.S. Lewis Was Once a ‘Vigorous Debunker of Christianity.’ Actor Reveals What Imploded That Worldview

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 23, 2021 10:55:20 AM

Legendary Christian writer and thinker C.S. Lewis went from “vigorous debunker of Christianity” to one of history’s most transformative and apologetic faith voices.

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‘I’m Starting to Believe’: Son Wonders About God After His Mother Miraculously Wakes from COVID Coma

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 22, 2021 10:43:38 AM

Andrew Lerman has never really been the “religious” type. But after witnessing the miraculous recovery of his mother, Bettina, following a life-threatening fight with COVID-19, he may be having second thoughts.

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‘I Came Back To Christianity’: Actor’s Christian Faith Inspires Upcoming Gospel Album

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 19, 2021 12:10:09 PM

Actor and musician Dennis Quaid, who recently starred in the film “I Can Only Imagine,” is working on a new album inspired by his Christian faith.

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‘I Was Just Taking Care of People’: Army Chaplain Helps Keep 400 Afghan Children Safe During Chaotic Evacuation

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 18, 2021 5:55:29 AM

When Army Sergeant Breanna Jessop received a call from Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston, she quickly racked her brain wondering what she had done wrong.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Missy Robertson Shares Remarkable Miracle Story About Refugees’ Baby That Left Her in Awe

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 17, 2021 12:44:37 PM

“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson and her husband, Jase, recently embarked on an eye-opening journey to Greece, where they were deeply moved after spending time with refugees from Afghanistan and Iran.

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'The Bible...Is Truth': Inside Actress Candace Cameron Bure's Faith

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 17, 2021 2:30:00 AM

Actress Candace Cameron Bure shared details of her faith and Hollywood career in an interview with Fox News, affirming that the Bible is "truth" and that her faith is her "foundation."

Topics: News
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‘Keep Praying!’: Americans Urged to Leave Haiti as Rescue Efforts Continue for 17 Missionaries

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 16, 2021 12:21:04 PM

Over the last month, we’ve been praying for the safety and deliverance of the 17 American and Canadian missionaries who were kidnapped in Haiti.

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‘I Really Want to Feed the Homeless’: How One Extraordinary 13-Year-Old Used His ‘Make-A-Wish’

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 12, 2021 9:49:50 AM

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted some pretty incredible wishes for children with critical illnesses over the years. But something truly special happened when one 13-year-old boy decided to use his wish of a lifetime to feed the homeless.

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Grab the Tissues! Surprise Reunions Remind Us How Much Veterans &Their Families Sacrifice

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 11, 2021 6:58:29 AM

There’s something special about seeing military families reunited after months (and sometimes years) apart. These moments are also a great reminder of how much these families sacrifice to protect our freedoms.

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'God Really Knew What He Was Doing': Amputee Finds Purpose in Disability

By Pure Flix Editors on Nov 10, 2021 6:47:51 AM

Marissa Conrad is a college sophomore who, through determination and faith, is an inspiration to everyone who meets her.

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‘These Guys Earned Their Wings’: Lifeguards Carry 95-Year-Old to Beach Every Day for a Week

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 9, 2021 9:39:45 AM

When a lifeguard from Orange Beach saw a woman struggling to push her 95-year-old mother’s wheelchair across the sand, he did what any person with access to a beach patrol vehicle would hopefully do—he offered her a ride. 

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Helping Others: 13 Bible Scriptures On Giving

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 5, 2021 3:30:00 AM

The Bible very clearly encourages Christians to be kind and generous, with numerous Scriptures on giving to set the standard for helping others. These verses range from Old Testament proclamations about tithing to verses in the Bible about giving more generally. Jesus’ command to “love God” and “love others” drives these mandates, and sets the tone for giving.

Topics: Giving Back
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'God Is In Everything': 'Avengers' Villain & Star of 'Dune' Celebrates 8 Years Sober

By Pure Flix Editors on Nov 3, 2021 6:36:21 AM

Josh Brolin, known for his portrayal of villain Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe "Avengers" franchise and recent star of the science-fiction adaptation "Dune," celebrated eight years of sobriety this week.

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'People Can Be Killed For Their Faith': Prayers Needed As Rescue Mission Continues For Missionaries

By Pure Flix Editors on Nov 2, 2021 7:00:50 AM

A leading Christian persecution watchdog group urged continued prayers for the rescue of the 16 American and 1 Canadian missionaries abducted last month by a gang in Haiti.

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'I'm So Blessed': 10-Year-Old Brain Cancer Survivor Has An Emotional Sideline Encounter With Tom Brady

By Editors on Oct 28, 2021 5:55:49 AM

You'd think achieving a career record 600 touchdowns in Sunday's game would be the most memorable part of Tom Brady's weekend. 

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'It's Deadly and It Kills You': Ex-Medium Says She Was Possessed and Saw 'Shadow People' Until an Exorcism Saved Her Life

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 22, 2021 11:25:01 AM

“The fear was overwhelming.” This is just one of the ways in which ex-medium Ivani Greppi described her childhood — a Brazilian upbringing that was deeply steeped in the occult. 

Topics: End Times
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'God Protected Me': Pastor Escapes Just Moments Before Deadly Flames Take Over (Plus: Firefighters Save His Most Prized Possession)

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 21, 2021 7:40:00 AM

A California pastor is thanking God for protecting him after he escaped his home just moments before a blazing inferno caused his roof to collapse.

Topics: News
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Urgent Prayer: 17 U.S. and Canadian Christian Missionaries Taken Hostage in Haiti — and Their Lives Could Be in Serious Danger

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 18, 2021 7:46:14 AM

A group of 17 missionaries from the U.S. and Canada were captured in Haiti on Saturday, sparking a frenzy of international headlines and calls for "urgent prayer."

Topics: News
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See the Shocking Response When Americans Were Asked If Society Is 'Better Off' When More People Are Married

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 14, 2021 4:24:13 AM

A recent survey has found that fewer Americans are seeing marriage as essential to building strong families, with only 45 percent agreeing that society is in a better place when more people are wed.

Topics: Romance
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'Touch His Mind, Touch His Heart, Jesus': Stunning Display of Grace After Texas School Shooting

By Pure Flix Editors on Oct 8, 2021 8:36:49 AM

In a stunning display of grace, a 15-year-old high schooler offered prayer for a classmate who opened fire at her school only hours before.

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Pray: Christian Teen Dies 46 Days After Extremists Threw Burning Acid on Him

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 7, 2021 4:09:31 AM

Nitish Kumar, the 16-year-old from India who was badly burned by extremists and was in "very critical" condition for weeks, has died.

Topics: News
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Louie Giglio Dismantles the 'Big Lie' Satan Sells Humans in the Midst of Spiritual Battle

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 1, 2021 7:06:33 AM

Pastor and author Louie Giglio is revealing the nine words that have truly transformed his life: "Don’t give the enemy a seat at your table.”

Topics: Christianity
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Did Archaeologists Just Discover Evidence of Sodom and Gomorrah's Biblical Destruction?

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 30, 2021 9:46:07 AM

Has the biblical city of Sodom been located — and is science substantiating what the Bible recounts about that city's destruction? These are just two of the questions emerging in the wake of a new study that potentially casts fascinating light on the cataclysmic event.

Topics: Bible Story
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Denzel Washington Drops Some Powerful Advice For Men Looking For Success: 'PLEASING IN GOD'S SIGHT'

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 27, 2021 1:13:55 PM

Actor Denzel Washington recently offered some life advice to men on the search for success: seek God.

Topics: Christianity
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The Powerful Moment Teen Football Players Led Prayer After Coaches and School Staff Were Banned From Doing So

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 24, 2021 6:21:19 AM

A Tennessee high school football player who led his team and community in prayer after coaches and school staff were banned from doing so is speaking out about why he took a stand.

Topics: Christianity Sports
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Actor Denzel Washington Reveals the Message God Keeps Giving Him During Prayer

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 23, 2021 10:19:12 AM

Actor Denzel Washington is on a mission to spread the gospel, revealing in a recent interview that he believes the Lord has been delivering a special message to him.

Topics: News
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Pray: Taliban Reportedly Carry Out Executions, As Missionary Warns 'They Are Hunting Down People'

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 22, 2021 6:33:30 AM

A Christian missionary working to help the Afghan people recently told CBN News that the Taliban have reportedly begun mass executions in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the war-torn country.

Topics: News
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Pray: Singer Whose Viral Performance Left 'America's Got Talent' Judges Emotional Clings to 'Rebellious Hope' Amid Cancer Battle

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 19, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Former "America's Got Talent" star Jane Marczewski — known by her stage name Nightbirde — is clinging to "rebellious hope" amid her ongoing cancer battle.

Topics: News
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As Fans Mourn Comedian Norm Macdonald's Death, His 2017 Tweet About 'Christ' and 'Miracles' Is Getting Renewed Attention

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM

As fans mourn the loss of iconic comic Norm Macdonald, who died on Tuesday at the age of 61 after a 9-year cancer battle, a tweet he sent on Halloween day (and Reformation Day) in 2017 is getting some renewed attention.

Topics: Christianity
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Please Pray: Extremists Throw Burning Acid on Christian Teen and He's Reportedly Fighting for His Life

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 14, 2021 1:27:49 PM

A Christian persecution watchdog is asking for prayer for a Christian teen from India who is reportedly in "very critical" condition after he survived an acid attack at the hands of extremists. 

Topics: Christianity
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3 Absolutely Shocking Things the Majority of Self-Described Christians Believe

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM

A shocking new survey reveals some truly surprising views among self-described Christians that are "not in harmony with biblical teachings" — ideas that actually run contrary to the Christian gospel.

Topics: Christianity
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Meet the Seattle Cop Who Fights Violent Crime on the Streets — and Preaches at the Pulpit Every Sunday

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 10, 2021 3:51:08 AM

Noah Winningham is truly unique. He's a Seattle Police Officer and he's also the lead pastor of Sufficient Grace Church in East Puyallup, Washington, dividing his time between oft-times dangerous police work — and spreading the gospel.

Topics: Christianity News
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After Her Husband Was Murdered by Terrorists on 9/11, God Gave This Woman a Powerful Message About Evil to Share With Us All

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 9, 2021 4:56:00 PM

Shelly Genovese Calhoun's reality was shattered on September 11, 2001, when her husband, Steve, was killed in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Topics: Christianity News
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Max Lucado Reveals Potentially Life-Threatening Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Diagnosis — Please Pray!

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 9, 2021 4:11:55 AM

Celebrated author and pastor Max Lucado is asking for prayer after revealing that he was recently diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm, a serious medical condition that can sometimes be life-threatening.

Topics: News
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'They Were Killing': Afghan Woman Who Escaped With Her Kids at the Last Minute Claims Taliban Are 'Worse' Than Ever

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM

A woman who escaped Afghanistan as the Taliban took control claims that the militant group is "worse" than ever as she recounted purported killings and beatings that she witnessed before fleeing.

Topics: News
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VINDINATION AFTERSHOW: Do You Trust Doris? (CAUTION: Episode 2 Spoilers Ahead!)

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 7, 2021 7:44:49 AM

Do you trust Doris? That's one of the key questions to emerge from episode two (season two) of "Vindication."

READ ALSO: VINDICATION AFTERSHOW: INSIDE THE SEASON 2 PREMIERE OF YOUR FAVORITE COP DRAMA (CAUTION: EPISODE 1 SPOILERS!)

Pure Flix's Billy Hallowell and pastor and filmmaker Lucas Miles explore the themes, burning questions and other episodic elements on the second installment of the "VINDINATION Podcast Series!" Caution: spoilers ahead!

Listen to the podcast — and stream season two of "Vindication" right now on Pure Flix (new episodes release on Wednesdays):

Topics: Movies
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7 U.S. Soldiers Spontaneously Baptized in Makeshift tub After Chaplains Got Creative to Make It All Happen

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 1, 2021 8:25:24 AM

Seven U.S. soldiers were recently spontaneously baptized in a makeshift tub, with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division sharing touching photos of the faith professions on Facebook.

Topics: News
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'We Are...Praying': Afghan Christian Secretly Hiding From the Taliban Under Threat of Beheading Has a Message for the World

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 31, 2021 8:24:06 AM

An Afghan Christian who has been in hiding since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan is pleading for Americans to pray for his fellow citizens and nation.

Topics: Christianity
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'Sharing the Love of Christ': NFL Star Makes Major Announcement About His Post-Retirement Plans

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 30, 2021 8:09:45 AM

Super Bowl champ Stefen Wisniewski is retiring from his pro-football career and becoming a pastor.

Topics: Sports
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‘I Don't Live For The Approval of People Anymore’: Gold Medalist on Not Being Good Enough & God's Grace

By Pure Flix Editors on Aug 25, 2021 10:21:21 AM

In an emotional video posted to Instagram, Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin shared her heart on how she doesn't feel good enough.

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The Crowd Goes Wild When 96-Year-Old WWII Vet Sings the National Anthem Before Michigan Baseball Game

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 17, 2021 7:33:24 AM

A Michigan crowd cheered after a 96-year-old World War II veteran stood and sang the national anthem at a recent baseball game, with the now-viral moment garnering millions of views.

Topics: Sports
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Please Pray and 'Ask God to Have Mercy': Afghans Flee as Taliban Retake Embattled Nation and Further Threaten Christian Minority

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 16, 2021 8:18:33 AM

Uncertainty, pain and tragedy are raging in and around Afghanistan as the Taliban's quest to retake the embattled nation marches forward.

Topics: Prayer
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Justin Bieber Teams Up with Chandler Moore to Release Powerful Worship Video About God's Love

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 11, 2021 1:22:36 PM

Pop star Justin Bieber teamed up with Chandler Moore of the Maverick City Music Collective on Wednesday to put out a touching gospel-themed video featuring the duo singing music about the Lord.

Topics: Music
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