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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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Pure Flix Editors 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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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'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?

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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.

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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
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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.

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'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.

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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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

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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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'God Bless You': Emotional Scene Erupts as Students Serenade Dying Navy Vet With 'Star-Spangled Banner' Inside Pizza Shop

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 9, 2021 5:13:33 AM

A kind and simple gesture can go a long way. We can see this reality play out in a 2019 story about middle school students who delivered an impromptu performance of the national anthem to a dying veteran.

Topics: News
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'By the Grace of God': U.S. Olympian's Joy-Filled Comments About God and Country Spark Uplifting Internet Uproar

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 4, 2021 5:51:41 AM

Tamyra Mensah-Stock won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 68-kilogram freestyle final on Tuesday, becoming only the second American woman ever to claim the top honor in Olympic wrestling.

Topics: Sports
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'Hope in the Lord': Christian Olympian Who Won 5 Gold Medals in Toyko Has Said Some Truly Powerful Things About God

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 3, 2021 7:17:06 AM

Swimmer Caeleb Dressel swept the Tokyo Olympics with a total of five gold medals, and while his success in the water is what has landed him in the headlines in recent days, he has said there's much more he wants to communicate.

Topics: Sports
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Pray: Viral Singer Whose Cancer Battle Left Simon Cowell Emotional Reveals Her Health Has Taken 'Turn for the Worse,' Leaves 'America's Got Talent'

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 2, 2021 1:41:27 PM

"America's Got Talent" star Jane Marczewski — known by her stage name Nightbirde — has sadly stepped away from the popular show, citing her ongoing cancer battle as the reason for her departure.

Topics: News Music
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'God Has...Answered Your Prayers!': Billy Graham's Grandson Has Emotional Reunion With His Mom After Scary COVID-19 Battle

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 2, 2021 5:40:14 AM

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the late famed evangelist the Reverend Billy Graham, praised God for an answered prayer on Sunday after her son, Jonathan Lotz, was released from the hospital following a tough battle with COVID-19.

Topics: News
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Keep Praying! Major Update in COVID-19 Battle Billy Graham's Grandson Faces Leaves His Mom Praising God

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 30, 2021 5:17:50 AM

There's a positive update surrounding Jonathan Lotz, son of Bible teacher Anne Graham Lotz and the grandson of famed late evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham: his health is reportedly improving amid a very serious COVID-19 battle.

Topics: News

'God, Your Will — Not Mine': Singer Danny Gokey on Dying to Self and Truly Encountering God

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 29, 2021 7:26:28 AM

"If we're called to die and live unto God, you have to really let go of everything and say, 'God, your will — not mine.'" - Danny Gokey

Topics: Music
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PLEASE PRAY: Billy Graham's Grandson is in the ICU With Serious COVID-19 Complications

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 28, 2021 7:37:26 AM

News broke this week that Jonathan Lotz, son of Bible teacher Anne Graham Lotz and the grandson of famed late evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, is in the ICU at an undisclosed hospital battling complications from COVID-19. 

Topics: News
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Unearthed Biblical Evidence? Archaeologists Uncover 3,100-Year-Old Inscription With Links to the Book of Judges

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 28, 2021 7:16:49 AM

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a fascinating, 3,100-year-old inscription that includes a name found in the biblical Book of Judges – a fascinating piece of evidence that offers yet another bit of biblical backing.

Topics: News
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Justin Bieber Gets Emotional as He Proclaims From the Stage: 'We Got a Hope and His Name Is Jesus'

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 27, 2021 7:22:59 AM

Pop star Justin Bieber delivered an emotional testimony before a deeply engaged audience during a recent concert in Los Angeles, proclaiming that Jesus is our hope and that Christ has changed his life.

Topics: News
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'Grab the Baby!': Dramatic Video Reveals Chaotic Moments When Quick-Thinking Cops Lifted a Car Off Of a Baby Trapped Underneath

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 26, 2021 6:17:13 AM

Two quick-thinking police officers in Yonkers, New York, are being praised for heroic actions after they rescued an 8-month-old baby who was trapped underneath a vehicle.

Topics: News
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'Crazy!': Teens Totally Torch Truck With Fireworks, But This Bible Miraculously Survived the Flames

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 16, 2021 4:44:48 AM

A "crazy" thing happened last month after teenagers completely torched a truck in Pennsylvania: a Bible miraculously survived. 

Topics: News
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'The Missing Link': Archaeologists Unveil Fascinating First Temple Bible Find in Israel

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 14, 2021 7:21:41 AM

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered remains from a city wall that once protected Jerusalem during the First Temple era.

Topics: News
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'Put Your Hands in the Air!': Police Officers' Dramatic Rescue of Kidnapped Little Girl Caught on Bodycam

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 13, 2021 5:06:49 AM

Fast-acting cops in Louisville, Kentucky, saved the day when they rescued a little girl earlier this month who had been taken by a stranger while she was playing outside.

Topics: News
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Former Casting Crowns Drummer Andy Williams Dies After Motorcycle Accident

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 12, 2021 4:41:44 AM

Former Casting Crowns drummer Andy Williams, for whom fans have been diligently praying after a motorcycle accident last month left him with severe injuries, has died; he was 49.

Topics: News
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Please Pray: Afghan Christians, Other Religious Minorities & Experts Fear 'Serious attack By Extremist Groups'

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 9, 2021 4:22:01 AM

Some religious freedom experts are warning that Christians and other minority groups in Afghanistan could face increasing extremism and other perils as circumstances on the ground rapidly change.

Topics: Christianity News
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Hobby Lobby's July 4 Newspaper Ad Inviting People to 'Know Jesus as Lord and Savior' Sparks Atheist Response

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 8, 2021 4:28:37 AM

Craft store chain Hobby Lobby unveiled a Bible-inspired advertisement over the July 4 holiday that invited people to "know Jesus" — and immediately drew the ire of a prominent atheist group. 

Topics: News
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Pray For Healing: Big Updates About Former Casting Crowns Drummer Facing 'Unbelievable Trial'

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 6, 2021 7:37:52 AM

Former Casting Crowns drummer Andy Williams, who was recently injured in a motorcycle accident, continues to need prayer, according to his church. The house of worship recently released a number of important updates to the public.

Topics: News
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'It Brought Tears to My Eyes': People in Texas Walmart Immediately Stop Shopping to Deliver Impromptu National Anthem Performance

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 6, 2021 5:01:37 AM

A touching and truly patriotic moment unfolded on Saturday inside of a Walmart in Haslet, Texas, when shoppers suddenly stopped, placed their right hands over their hearts and started belting out the national anthem.

Topics: News
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'A Gift From God': Reporter Questions Sprinter Sydney McLaughlin Moments After Record-Breaking Victory and She Turns It All Back to the Lord

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 1, 2021 4:32:03 AM

Sprinter and hurdler Sydney McLaughlin broke a world record at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field 400-Meter Hurdles Trials this week, and when she was asked about her victory the first words out of her mouth centered on glorifying God.

Topics: News Sports
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Urgent Prayer Request: Former Casting Crowns Drummer Severely Injured in Motorcycle Accident

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 29, 2021 7:32:27 AM

Popular Christian band Casting Crowns put out an urgent call this week asking fans to pray for former drummer Andy Williams, who was severely injured on Sunday in a motorcycle accident.

Topics: News Music
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PRAY: 4 Bible Verses to Reflect on as Hope Fades Amid Ongoing Rescue Efforts at Collapsed Building Site

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 28, 2021 7:00:03 AM

Families, friends and community members continue to pray and hope that they'll locate missing loved ones in the wake of a Florida building collapse that left at least nine people dead and 152 people missing.

Topics: News
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'Pretty Scary': Dramatic Dashcam Video Shows Quick-Thinking Cop Saving Choking Baby's Life

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 25, 2021 12:01:41 PM

Dramatic dashcam footage shows how a quick-thinking Santa Fe cop recently saved a choking toddler — and just in the nick of time.

Topics: News
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From Using Meth at Age 12 to Prison, Heroin Addiction, Chaos And Then Life Change: One Woman's Incredible Journey of Survival

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 17, 2021 1:22:47 PM

Redemption and life-change journeys are deeply powerful and serve to inspire us all. A woman named Ginny Burton has one such story.

Topics: News
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'I'm in a Whale's Mouth!': A Modern-Day Jonah? The Unique Details About the Man Who Was Trapped Inside of a Whale

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

A lobster diver's almost-unbelievable story about being swallowed by a whale — and surviving — has been making the rounds, with the viral tale appearing in almost every media outlet imaginable. 

Topics: News
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Terry Crews' Wife on His Stunning Transformation: 'He Let God Do a Work in His Life'

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 15, 2021 7:37:06 AM

Actor Terry Crews' wife, Rebecca, recently revealed how the couple's marriage was once in such a dark place that she found herself crying out to God.

Topics: News
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Christian Parents Will Love Candace Cameron Bure's Revelation About the 1 Essential Thing She Wants For Her Kids' Significant Others

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 14, 2021 4:41:22 AM

Actress Candace Cameron Bure is making headlines for revealing the one quality she wants in her kids' significant others: a deep and authentic love for Jesus.

Topics: News
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'You Gave Me Chills': Simon Cowell & 'America's Got Talent' Judges Get Emotional as WomAn With Cancer Belts Out Beautiful Song

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 11, 2021 12:13:28 PM

Simon Cowell and the other judges of "America's Got Talent" became emotional after a singer named Nightbirde (real name: Jane Marczweski) wowed the singers with her voice — and harrowing story.

Topics: News
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'Trust in the Lord': Couple Married 70 Years Reveal Powerful Secrets to Their Long and Happy Matrimony

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 9, 2021 8:33:16 AM

Fred and Christine Ivers recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, and the husband and wife revealed some powerful secrets to their long and happy matrimony: putting God first and forgiving.

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'The Ability and Not the Disability': Woman Just Finished Copying the ENTIRE Bible From Genesis to Revelation

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 8, 2021 10:35:14 AM

Caroline Campbell set out a decade ago to copy the entire Bible by hand — and she never once abandoned her goal.

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'God! Forgive Me! Forgive Me!': Man Reveals What Happened When He Says He Nearly Died and Met Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 7, 2021 7:59:44 AM

Jim Woodford was once consumed by money and materialism and had no interest in God — until a near-death experience totally transformed his heart.

Topics: Christianity
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'I Believe the Word of God': Winner of NBC's 'The Voice' Credits 'God and God Alone'

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 4, 2021 7:00:46 AM

"The Voice" winner Todd Tilghman is a former pastor with a message about God and pain, proclaiming in a recent interview with The Christian Post that he believes struggles can often come with lessons — and purpose.

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'By the Grace of God': Meet the Brave 7-Year-Old Boy Who Swam Alone For an Hour to Save His Dad and Sister

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 3, 2021 6:49:31 AM

Meet Chase Poust, the pint-sized hero who is being credited for saving the lives of his dad and sister.

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'I Literally Wanted to Die': Porn Star-Turned-Pastor Wanted to Escape It All Until a Simple Act Shattered His Reality

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 1, 2021 11:10:35 AM

Joshua Broome wanted to die. After achieving fame in the porn industry, he spiraled down into a pit of confusion, was at the end of himself — and believed he had no viable path forward.

Topics: News
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Here's The Percentage of Americans Who Believe the Nation Would Be Worse Off Without the Bible...

By Billy Hallowell on May 28, 2021 8:31:41 AM

There are no shortage of challenges facing the U.S. and world today, but the Bible explicitly tells us that God will sustain us and give peace and hope, no matter what happens.

Topics: Christianity
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Big Daddy Weave Unveils Powerful Music Video About God's Mercy, Power & Love

By Billy Hallowell on May 25, 2021 12:27:50 PM

Popular Christian band Big Daddy Weave released a music video on Tuesday for the band's 2019 hit "All Things New."

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'Miraculous': 99-Year-Old Man Gets Baptized For the First Time

By Billy Hallowell on May 24, 2021 4:37:27 AM

Pastor Ben Courson shared a touching video on social media over the weekend showing him baptizing a 99-year-old man — and it is deeply inspiring.

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'It Is a Challenge I Embrace': Tim Tebow Is Headed Back to the NFL

By Billy Hallowell on May 21, 2021 6:45:27 AM

Former NFL star Tim Tebow is headed back to the big leagues! 

Topics: News Sports
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School Reportedly Bans Little Girls' 'Jesus Loves Me' Mask — But Something Incredible Is Happening

By Billy Hallowell on May 19, 2021 10:25:55 AM

A little girl named Lydia Booth was reportedly forced by Mississippi school officials to remove a mask with a simple message that read, "Jesus Loves Me," but the fallout has sparked a deeply encouraging development: positive messages from other kids who were inspired by the little girl's boldness.

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'Made in the Image of God': Sadie Robertson Pens Powerful Note to Her Newborn Baby

By Billy Hallowell on May 18, 2021 10:04:43 AM

"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson Huff penned a heartfelt note to her newborn daughter, Honey, this week, writing that the child has already transformed Huff's life "for the better."

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'Engulfed in a Fireball': Actor Kris Polaha Fell Away From God but a Near-Death Experience Transformed His Life and Faith

By Billy Hallowell on May 17, 2021 8:42:20 AM

Actor Kristoffer Polaha is a familiar face in both television and feature films, but did you know that he's also a committed Christian with a fascinating faith journey?

Topics: Christianity News
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'The Pure Goodness of God': Sadie Robertson's Baby Just Arrived — and She's Calling Her a 'Miracle'

By Billy Hallowell on May 13, 2021 8:54:47 AM

"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson delivered a baby girl on Tuesday whom she and her husband, Christian, named Honey.

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One of the Most Popular Books in America Right Now Is About Women, Wisdom — and the Bible!

By Billy Hallowell on May 11, 2021 6:30:20 PM

“Fox News @ Night” host Shannon Bream is on a mission to shed light on the incredible women who appear throughout the Bible and to respond to any misconceptions people might have about the treatment of females in the New and Old Testaments.

Topics: Christianity News
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'God Has Plans For You': 4 Powerful Facts About Actor Chuck Norris' Faith

By Billy Hallowell on May 10, 2021 8:47:59 AM

Actor Chuck Norris' touching tribute to his mother on her 100th birthday made quite a splash, as he recounted the many ways her prayers have sustained him throughout his life.

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'Praying For My...Salvation': Chuck Norris Says His Mom's Prayers For Him As He Was Almost 'Losing His Soul to Hollywood' Worked

By Billy Hallowell on May 7, 2021 11:43:01 AM

Actor Chuck Norris published a touching open letter this week wishing his mother, Wilma Norris Knight, a happy 100th birthday. 

Topics: News
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Another Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Unlocked? Researchers' Fascinating Find While Using AI to Explore Biblical Fragment

By Billy Hallowell on May 6, 2021 6:31:00 AM

Researchers believe they have potentially uncovered some fascinating details surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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'Tribalism Always Leads to War': Pastor T.D. Jakes' Message to a Chaotic and Divided America

By Billy Hallowell on May 4, 2021 6:37:17 AM

Author and pastor T.D. Jakes just delivered a pointed message about hate, tribalism and cultural chaos, explained the importance of breaking down the walls that divide so many Americans — and offered a warning.

Topics: News
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Supermodel Kathy Ireland's Mom Secretly Snuck a Bible Into Her Suitcase — and What Happened Next 'Forever Changed' Her Life

By Billy Hallowell on May 3, 2021 4:21:29 AM

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Kathy Ireland is a Christian who recently told Fox News that “the gospel is the core of every decision” she makes.

Topics: News
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5 Amazing Ways God & the Bible Just Showed Up in Hollywood: Bieber, Baldwin, Connick & More

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 30, 2021 7:17:13 AM

God has been showing up in Hollywood — and Pure Flix Insider is constantly capturing the encouraging stories of actors, actresses, singers and preachers who say and do notable things surrounding faith and the Bible.

Topics: Interviews Entertainment
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Atheist Journalist Goes on a Mission to Disprove Christianity — and His Conclusions Are Shocking

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 29, 2021 1:07:08 PM

Atheist journalist Lee Strobel found himself shocked when his wife, Leslie, became a Christian — so stunned that he went on a journey to try and disprove Christianity.

Topics: Christianity
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Some in Hollywood Are Shocked by the Late Chadwick Boseman's Oscar Loss — but Here's His Brother's Grace-Filled Response

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 28, 2021 7:36:58 AM

Some in Hollywood and the general public were stunned on Sunday when the late Chadwick Boseman lost the Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," but his brother offered a grace-filled response amid the frustration and shock.

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Photos Reveal the Emotional and Powerful Moments After Hollywood Actress' Baptism

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 28, 2021 6:23:47 AM

Pure Flix Insider reported last week on the fact that award-winning actress Kimberly Elise recently celebrated her 54th birthday by getting re-baptized and commemorating her decision to rededicate her life to Christ.

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'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson Huff Prays Over Her Unborn Child — Plus: She Reveals the Baby's Name & the Bible Verse That Inspired It

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 27, 2021 2:32:48 AM

"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson Huff revealed the name of her unborn baby girl this week, explained the Bible verse that inspired her decision — and openly prayed over her expected child.

Topics: News
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'Just Refuse Hate': Actor Tyler Perry Delivers Pointed Message About 'Hate' From the Oscars Stage

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 26, 2021 7:22:49 AM

Actor and director Tyler Perry delivered a speech during the 2021 Oscars encouraging fellow actors and viewers, alike, to "refuse hate."

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'Jesus Rescued Me': Hollywood Actress Gets Baptized and Re-Dedicates Her Life to Christ — and She Has a Message For Others 'Before It's Too Late'

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 23, 2021 6:56:37 AM

Award-winning actress Kimberly Elise recently celebrated her 54th birthday by getting re-baptized and commemorating her decision to rededicate her life to Christ.

Topics: News
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Incredible! Christian Call Center Overwhelmed as Bible Broadcast Sparks More Than 1 Million People to Embrace Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 22, 2021 4:45:00 AM

Evangelist Nick Hall, founder of Pulse, an organization devoted to spreading the gospel, recently revealed incredible numbers stemming from Pulse's Good Friday Broadcast, disclosing that it reached more than 200 million people.

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'Look Up, Child': Christian Singer Lauren Daigle Delivers Performance on Prime Time TV

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 21, 2021 9:13:28 AM

Christian singer Lauren Daigle returned to the "American Idol" stage on Monday night to perform her hit song, "Look Up Child," a tune that focuses on God's faithfulness. 

Topics: Music
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'A Beacon of Hope': Christian 'Survivor' Star Who Inspired Others With her Faith Has Died — Read Her Daughter's Touching Tribute

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 19, 2021 8:20:55 AM

Former "Survivor" star Sunday Burquest died on Sunday at the age of 50 following a battle with esophageal and ovarian cancer. Burquest, a Christian and a former youth pastor, frequently spoke about the power of faith in her life.

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'I’d Never Seen Anything Like This': Pastor Heard a Message From God and Acted — and Now 1,048 People's Lives Are Changed

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 16, 2021 4:13:23 AM

Amid an almost incessant barrage of discouraging and negative news stories and happenings, a Tennessee pastor is offering up a much-needed dose of hope.

Topics: Christianity News
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'God, if You're Real, I Need You': Justin Bieber Hits Back at 'Celebrity Worship' of Some Pastors

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 15, 2021 7:33:08 AM

GQ Magazine made a fascinating proclamation in a May cover story about pop star Justin Bieber, with writer Zach Baron proclaiming that "it is beautiful to hear ... Bieber talk about God."

Topics: News Music
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'Underground Church': Canadian Pastor Jailed For Allegedly Defying COVID-19 Restrictions Holds Secret Church Service

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 14, 2021 7:17:06 AM

Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada, is at the center of the ongoing battle over religious liberty and COVID-19 restrictions, with Coates and his church continuing to push back against government restrictions after the preacher spent nearly five weeks in jail.

Topics: Christianity
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