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'You Are Not Alone': Former Street Kid Who Once Lived a 'Miserable' Life Overcame It All — and Is Paying It Forward

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 12, 2021 1:58:08 PM

Foster care advocate Peter Mutabazi was born and raised in Uganda in some truly unimaginable circumstances. He faced intense poverty, abuse and hopelessness, but decades later he is helping transform at-risk kids’ lives and perspectives.

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'Our Hope Is Found in the Promise of Jesus': Just One Day After Doctor's Murder, His Family Delivers Powerful Act of Forgiveness

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 9, 2021 7:44:51 AM

The family of a doctor who was murdered on Wednesday alongside his wife, grandchildren and another man working at his South Carolina home released a touching statement offering forgiveness and love — and proclaiming that their "hope is found in the promise of Jesus Christ."

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'I Am Wonderfully...Created': Pop Star Justin Bieber Concludes New Song With These Powerful Bible Verses

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 8, 2021 7:01:03 AM

Pop star Justin Bieber concludes his new song, "Afraid to Say" with a powerful recitation of Psalm 139:13-16.

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Country Star Carrie Underwood Sings Hymns Like 'Jesus Loves Me' and 'Amazing Grace' — and Audiences React in a Big Way

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 7, 2021 8:43:03 AM

Country superstar Carrie Underwood's new gospel-themed album, "My Savior," premiered this week in the top spots on the country and Christian music charts and landed fourth on the Billboard 200, the chart that measures overall sales.

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'God Sent His Son...': Medical Workers Beautifully Belt Out Christian Hymn in Hospital Stairwell

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 6, 2021 6:42:57 AM

Two hospital workers in Kentucky are getting media attention after video showed the men beautifully belting out the Christian hymn, "Because He Lives."

Topics: News
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'Our Hope For Eternal Life': Pastor Honors Jesus By Carrying Large Cross Throughout His Town

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 5, 2021 6:33:49 AM

A pastor brought attention to the Easter story on Friday in a truly unique way: by carrying a cross through the town of Tunnelton, West Virginia, leading a procession in honor of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.

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Atheist Cold-Case Detective Tried to Disprove Jesus' Resurrection — and Encountered a Shocking Surprise

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 2, 2021 5:20:31 AM

Cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace was once an atheist on a mission to try and disprove Jesus' resurrection — but what he encountered changed everything.

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'God Gave Us An Opportunity': Church's Incredible Act of Kindness For a Community in Need

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 1, 2021 7:14:30 AM

A Florida church recently embarked on a mission to help families in need by generously erasing $38,367 in school lunch debts for thousands of students — a powerful act of kindness. 

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How Should Christians React to Lil Nas X and 'Satan Shoes?'

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 31, 2021 10:18:23 AM

Entertainment headlines this week have been dominated by rapper Lil Nas X's Satanic-themed music video and his so-called "Satan shoes," sneakers that contain a drop of human blood, a reference to Luke 10:18 and a pentagram.

Topics: News
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Actress Candace Cameron Bure Gets Candid on the Pandemic's Impact on Her Life and Family

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 31, 2021 8:53:30 AM

Actress Candace Cameron Bure recently opened up about how pandemic life has impacted her family.

Topics: News
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Actor Stephen Baldwin's Prayer Life Has Been Totally Transformed — Here's the Major Impact It Has Had

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 30, 2021 2:57:24 PM

Actor Stephen Baldwin is at a powerful place in his Christian faith walk, telling "The Pure Flix Podcast" that his prayer life has been intensified — and completely transformed — over the past two years.

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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'Lord, Help Me': TV Anchor Reveals the Powerful Prayer She Says Before Every Show

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 29, 2021 5:19:53 AM

"Fox News @ Night" anchor Shannon Bream recently revealed that she delivers a powerful prayer each night before appearing in millions of households across America.

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Hundreds of Mourners Line the Streets to Bid Fallen Colorado Cop Farewell in Deeply Moving Act of Honor

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 25, 2021 7:26:19 AM

Scores of locals lined the streets in Boulder, Colorado, on Wednesday to honor the life of fallen police officer Eric Talley.

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'A Devout Christian': Hero Cop Killed in Mass Shooting Who 'Headed Straight Toward the Danger' Lived Life of Selflessness

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 24, 2021 8:21:04 AM

As the nation grapples with the aftermath of a tragic mass shooting in Colorado that claimed the lives of 10 people on Monday, fallen police officer Eric Talley's selfless actions and devout faith have come to light. And his kindness and noble actions teach us a powerful lesson about how to truly love others.

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'Do God's Will': Actor and Singer Harry Connick Jr. Details His Journey to Faith

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 23, 2021 6:57:23 AM

When it comes to entertainment, Harry Connick Jr. has done it all. From making music to acting in movies — to hosting a talk show — the popular Grammy and Emmy award-winning performer has captivated audiences for decades. 

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This Was Evangelist Luis Palau's Favorite Bible Verse — and See His Moving Memorial Service

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 22, 2021 4:33:14 AM

Family and friends of renowned evangelist Luis Palau gathered Saturday to celebrate the life of a man credited with bringing at least 1 million people to the Christian faith.

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Archaeologists Unveil New Dead Sea Scrolls Find — and It's Historic

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 17, 2021 1:14:07 PM

Archaeologists in Israel have unveiled a stunning find, announcing this week that "dozens" of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments were found inside of a cave — the first such discovery in 60 years.

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Oprah Asked 'Fixer Upper' Star Joanna Gaines How She Hears From God — Here's Her Powerful Response

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 16, 2021 7:01:33 AM

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey recently asked "Fixer Upper" star Joanna Gaines about the ways in which she hears the voice of God — and Gaines offered a candid and powerful response.

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'There Was Jesus': Dolly Parton and Zach Williams Claim Major Grammys Victory

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 15, 2021 7:26:39 AM

Christian performers don't generally get any time on the main stage at the Grammy Awards, nor are they given screen time during the televised show, yet their wins shed light on the popularity of worship music and are worth exploring.

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'A Walking Miracle': Teen Wows 'American Idol' Judges With Incredible Overcomer Story, Credits Her Faith

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 14, 2021 8:17:19 PM

A teen from Spencerport, New York, is making headlines after wowing "American Idol" judges with her singing abilities — and her story of overcoming the odds

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3 Incredible Quotes From Legendary Evangelist Luis Palau About Jesus, Salvation & Eternal Life

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 12, 2021 1:03:38 PM

Legendary evangelist Luis Palau passed away Thursday after a three-year battle with lung cancer.

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Country Superstar Carrie Underwood Belts Out 'Nothing But the Blood of Jesus'

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 12, 2021 8:11:18 AM

Country superstar Carrie Underwood is out with a new Christian song — her rendition of a popular hymn titled, "Nothing But the Blood of Jesus."

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Many Churches Have Faced Unprecedented Challenges During COVID-19 — but This Stat Is Incredibly Encouraging

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 11, 2021 9:02:08 AM

Churches are among the many cultural institutions that have faced closures, restrictions, shifts to online worship and other chaotic changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics: Christianity
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The Bible Helps Transform Us Through Hope — and This Proves It

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 10, 2021 8:39:41 AM

Amid the chaos and uncertainty of the past year, a constant has helped many Christians cope: the Bible.

Topics: Christianity News
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'We’re Lost Without Scripture and Prayer': Actor TC Stallings' Powerful Reminder About What It Truly Takes to Stay on Track With Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 9, 2021 5:04:04 AM

Actor T.C. Stallings believes people will find themselves “lost without scripture and prayer,” offering some simple, biblical steps that can be taken to help life move in the right direction.

Topics: Prayer
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This Historic Song About Jesus and 'Grace' Could Become Tennessee's Official State Hymn

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 8, 2021 9:46:07 AM

Lawmakers in Tennessee are trying to make country star Dolly Parton's rendition of "Amazing Grace" the official state hymn — a bi-partisan effort that has made headlines over the past week.

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'We Thank God': People Rejoice After Nearly 300 Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Are Returned Safely to Their Families

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 4, 2021 8:28:36 AM

People are rejoicing in Nigeria after nearly 300 schoolgirls were returned safely after being taken captive in a mass abduction last Friday. 

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'Fixer Upper' Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Back — and Their Latest Transformation Will Change Lives

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 3, 2021 5:09:16 AM

"Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are making headlines for the incredible work they did to update and transform an emergency shelter for girls, helping make it more comfortable and homey for young residents.

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Pray: Evangelist Luis Palau's Son Shares Update in Father's Cancer Battle

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 2, 2021 9:51:23 AM

Legendary evangelist Luis Palau, who has ministered to millions of people across the globe, has entered hospice care after more than a three-year battle with lung cancer.

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

By Sarah Hartland on Mar 2, 2021 7:00:00 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.

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'It Was a Miracle': Baby Was Pronounced Dead — Then Something Incredible Happened

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 1, 2021 7:50:50 AM

"It was a miracle." That's the explanation one mom is giving after her baby was pronounced dead just moments before the child's pulse unexpectedly returned and he started to recover.

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Ex-Porn Star Reveals How the Bible Transformed Her After Her Boyfriend Was Murdered in Front of Her

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 24, 2021 9:00:48 AM

Christian author and speaker Brittni De La Mora believes that hardships and pain have purpose — a lesson gleaned from some of her remarkable and inspiring firsthand experiences.

Topics: Christianity News
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Hollywood Actor Steps Up to Help Texans in Need: 'Check on Your Neighbors'

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 23, 2021 10:27:16 AM

Actor Matthew McConaughey is stepping up in a big way to help Texans struggling in the wake of a record cold snap that left people without electricity, water and basic necessities.

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'Show God's Love': 4 Incredible Ways Churches Are Impacting Lives Across America

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 22, 2021 10:47:52 AM

Churches around the country are responding in truly inspiring ways to the slew of cultural problems facing the world around us. From helping families pay off electric bills to covering student lunch debts and assisting with Texas cleanup, Christians and churches have been making headlines in recent days for some powerful acts of kindness. 

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'I Knew It Was Time to Act': Meet Jim 'Mattress Mack' — the Hero Who Is Rescuing Texans

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 19, 2021 1:54:24 PM

As Texans continue to languish amid unprecedented winter weather that has caused disruptions in heating, electric and water, a Texas businessman has stepped up to help in a big way.

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'My Identity Is In Christ': NASCAR Driver Thanks God After Daytona Win

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 18, 2021 11:09:22 AM

Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell immediately praised God in the wake of his big victory on Sunday.

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'What God Made Me to Do': Comedian Reveals Why He Only Performs Clean Jokes

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 16, 2021 1:31:38 PM

Leland Klassen grew up on a small farm in Saskatoon, Canada, but his journey eventually took him into the entertainment industry, where he has found success as a stand-up comic and actor.

Topics: Comedy
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'Trade in Your Will for God's Will': Actor T.C. Stallings’ Deeply Convicting Question

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 5, 2021 10:54:49 AM

Actor T.C. Stallings began his brand new podcast with an introspective and convicting question: “If you found out today that you only have 30 days left to live...what would you do?”

Topics: Podcasts
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'A Child of God': Legendary Actress Cicely Tyson's 4 Powerful Quotes About Faith & Life

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 29, 2021 2:48:34 PM

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson died on Thursday at the age of 96. Her career, which spanned six decades, included three Emmy Awards, a Tony and an honorary Oscar.

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Fitness Expert Reveals Key Ingredient to Her Health Transformation

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 28, 2021 11:44:03 AM

Christian fitness expert Kim Dolan Leto offers a unique pathway to getting fit and in shape: bringing faith into the mix.

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'I Was...Angry at God': Justin Bieber's Reflection on Shame and Hope

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 25, 2021 5:32:43 AM


Pop star Justin Bieber reflected over the weekend on his much-publicized arrest that unfolded seven years ago, offering a raw lens into the hurt and pain he was feeling at the time — and an encouraging message about God's love.

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'We Thank the Lord': For King & Country Singer Praises God After Baby's Birth

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 21, 2021 5:34:01 AM

For King & Country singer Luke Smallbone and his wife Courtney are thanking God for the birth of their new baby Evie Joy.

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What Do You Do When You Feel Totally Overtaken by Fear?

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 20, 2021 8:46:06 AM

Daniel Fusco, pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, Washington, and host of "Two Minute Messages" on Pure Flix, has a much-needed message for anyone who is overtaken by fear: abide in Jesus.

Topics: Christianity
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Black History Month: Explore the Facts & History

By Pure Flix Editors on Jan 19, 2021 8:00:00 PM

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s important to recognize and remember the powerful leaders, influential quotes and monumental events that have made this celebratory time possible.

Topics: Christianity Black History Month
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'Blue Bloods' Star Tom Selleck Shocks With Incredibly Generous Act

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 15, 2021 10:15:56 AM

"Blue Bloods" star Tom Selleck shocked waiters late last year at Elios, a New York City restaurant, when he generously left them a $2,020 tip — an incredibly kind act aimed at offering "hope" for a better year.

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This Valentine’s Day, Download Your Free Romantic Movie Guide

By Pure Flix Editors on Jan 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM

There are not enough hours in the day to waste searching for entertainment that is clean, positive, and romantic. With so many options available, there are very few avenues for finding uplifting and inspirational choices that you can feel good about watching. This Valentine’s Day, why not relax with a romantic movie that raises the bar for romance while leaving something to the imagination?

Topics: Holidays Relationships Movie Guide
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'Brokenness and Division' Sparks Powerful Response From Singer Steven Curtis Chapman

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 12, 2021 11:57:07 AM

Grammy-winning singer Steven Curtis Chapman shared a passionate video performance last Wednesday, and offered up a corresponding message expressing sadness over the "events currently unfolding in our country."

Topics: Christianity Music
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'It Put the Fear of God in Me': Legendary Singer Ricky Skaggs Hears God 'Better Than Ever' After Health Scare

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 8, 2021 5:20:47 AM

Legendary country music and bluegrass performer Ricky Skaggs is speaking out, proclaiming that a medical scare and quadruple bypass heart surgery left him with "a spiritual heart" that allows him to hear God better than ever.

Topics: News Music
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Tim Tebow & Tauren Wells Join Forces to Help Change Lives and 'End Human Trafficking'

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 6, 2021 8:43:51 AM

Ex-NFL star Tim Tebow and Christian singer Tauren Wells are on a mission to help end human trafficking. The duo recently collaborated on a song titled, "All God's Children" — and all proceeds will go to Tebow's anti-trafficking ministry.

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'We Can’t Save Ourselves': Sadie Robertson Huff's Powerful Message About 'Hope Beyond This World'

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 5, 2021 11:29:38 AM

“Duck Dynasty” alum Sadie Robertson Huff delivered some powerful messages during a speech last week at the virtual Passion 2021 Conference, encouraging viewers to turn to Jesus and to not put hope and “faith in ourselves.”

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'This Is No Accident': The Amazing Bible Trend Amid the Crisis and Suffering Brought on By COVID-19

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 4, 2021 11:13:43 AM

Believe it or not, but there was a fascinating and positive faith development amid the chaos sparked by coronavirus: the sales of Bibles were purportedly up worldwide in 2020 — and significantly so.  

Topics: Christianity News
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The 3 Biggest Feel-Good News Stories of 2020: Justin Bieber, Denzel Washington & TD Jakes

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 28, 2020 7:50:28 AM

Despite the difficulties that came with 2020, there were a plethora of positive and uplifting stories. We went through all of our biggest stories to bring you three biggest, feel-good stories of 2020.

Topics: Entertainment Faith
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Candace Cameron Bure's Powerful Message About Hollywood & Christian Character

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 23, 2020 2:05:21 PM

Many Christians look skeptically at Hollywood, wondering how a faithful Christian fares in such a secular field, but actress Candace Cameron Bure recently offered some powerful words about her industry — and a call to Christians.

Topics: Christianity Entertainment
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Martin Luther and The Spiritual History Behind the Christmas Tree

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 23, 2020 11:55:58 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 Heard the Lord': Actor Kel Mitchell on the Moment God Spoke to Him 'Loud and Clear'

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 15, 2020 9:17:23 AM

Actor and comedian Kel Mitchell recently explained why he is pursuing dual careers in faith and entertainment, revealing in an interview that he heard God speak "loud and clear" when he prayed over which path to take.

Topics: News
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'We Prayed': Colton Dixon's Baby Was Born Without a Pulse — and Then a True Miracle Unfolded

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 14, 2020 5:28:08 AM

Singer Colton Dixon and his wife, Annie, experienced a dramatic and terrifying moment earlier this year when the couple welcomed identical twins Ava Dior and Athens Elizabeth into the world — and Dior was born without a pulse.

Topics: Music
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Judge Hands Major Victory to Nativity Scene That Critics Were Trying to Ban

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 10, 2020 4:18:02 AM

An Indiana nativity display will remain on public grounds amid an ongoing legal battle over its presence.

Topics: News
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'The Reckless Love of God': Another Hit Christian Song Is About to Become a Movie — and It's Powerful

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 9, 2020 5:07:43 AM

On the heels of popular feature films, "I Can Only Imagine" and "I Still Believe," yet another beloved Christian song is slated to get the big screen treatment: Christian worship hit "Reckless Love."

Topics: Christianity Entertainment
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Kanye West and Lauren Daigle Score Big Musical Billboard Victories

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 8, 2020 8:58:43 AM

It's no secret that rapper Kanye West and singer Lauren Daigle are both incredibly popular fixtures in the music industry, with both attracting praise and attention for their Christian-themed music.

Topics: Music
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Candace Cameron Bure's Proclamation About 'Glorifying God' Sparks Rousing Applause

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 7, 2020 11:44:28 AM

Actress Candace Cameron Bure has some powerful advice when it comes to purpose and identity: Root yourself in God and truth.

Topics: News
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Amazing: Rare 'Christmas Star' Will Appear in the Skies This Month for the First Time in 800 Years

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 7, 2020 5:13:11 AM

Something fascinating is poised to happen on the evening of December 21: a so-called "Christmas star" will appear in the skies, offering a bright sight akin to what some believe the wisemen saw as they journeyed toward the Christ child.

Topics: Christmas
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Amid COVID, Chaos and Division: This Bible Verse Was The Most Read Scripture of the Year

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 4, 2020 4:53:49 AM

Despite the closure of churches and restrictions on religious gatherings in some locations around the U.S., the popular YouVersion Bible app just revealed that there was "record-breaking levels of Bible engagement" inside the app this year.

Topics: Christianity
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'God's Design For Marriage Is Stunning': 'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson Huff's Moving Anniversary Message

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 3, 2020 5:17:00 AM

"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson Huff commemorated her one-year wedding anniversary last week with a moving Instagram post honoring her husband and proclaiming that "God's design for marriage is stunning."

Topics: News
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See the Giant Nativity Scene That Just Shattered 2 Guinness World Records

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 2, 2020 11:46:14 AM

'Tis the season for beautiful nativity scenes to pop up in towns, villages, and cities across the globe. And one creche in Spain is capturing international headlines for shattering not one — but two — Guinness World Records.

Topics: Christmas
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'I...Turned My Back on God': Franklin Graham's Early Faith Struggles and His Ultimate Turn Toward God

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 1, 2020 5:29:02 AM

Franklin Graham, son of the late and revered Rev. Billy Graham, regularly makes headlines for his vocal defense of the Christian faith, but some might not know that the evangelist experienced some faith struggles during his early years.  

Topics: News
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Did Archaeologists Discover Jesus' Childhood Home? Inside the Evidence

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 30, 2020 5:12:32 AM

Anyone paying attention to biblical archaeology knows that there have been stunning findings in recent years, with excavations unveiling important revelations that both back and shed further light on events described in the gospels. 

Topics: Christianity News
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'Gobble, Gobble': Matthew West's Hilarious Thanksgiving Anthem We All Need in 2020

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 25, 2020 7:29:18 AM

Singer Matthew West is on a mission to bring some Thanksgiving joy — and laughter — to the masses. 

Topics: Holidays
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Candace Cameron Bure, Colton Dixon & More on 'The Pure Flix Podcast'

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 18, 2020 8:18:34 AM

Looking for a weekly podcast that dives into faith, Hollywood, the best new movies and TV shows to watch — and more? Then tune in to "The Pure Flix Podcast," the best Christian podcast for Christian entertainment content!

Topics: Podcasts
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4 Facts About Pure Flix's Exciting Sony Pictures Deal

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 12, 2020 2:49:41 PM

We have some exciting news to share with all of the members of our Pure Flix family: today we are announcing that Pure Flix will be joining the Sony Pictures Entertainment family, expanding the reach and impact of our popular faith and family-friendly streaming service!

Topics: News
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'It's Amazing': Little Boy's Simple Act Sparks Chain Reaction of Goodness

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 11, 2020 11:14:02 AM

Sometimes, it's the small things that hold the power to make the biggest difference. Case-in-point: a little boy in England is getting international attention after a simple and kind act sparked a chain reaction of goodness.

Topics: News
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For King & Country's Powerful Message About the 'Birth of Jesus'

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 9, 2020 4:45:12 AM

Singer Luke Smallbone of the Christian band for King & Country has a powerful hope for the world as the holiday season approaches — that "the birth of Jesus will be something that is celebrated with a different vigor this year."

Topics: Music
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'Father, We Need You!': Police Chaplain's Passionate Prayer Goes Viral

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 29, 2020 7:52:24 AM

A Detroit police chaplain is making headlines after a viral video showed her delivering an impassioned prayer for her community from a squad car loudspeaker.

Topics: News
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Rapper Kanye West Breaks Down His Favorite Preaching Style: 'I Need the Word to Be Solid Food'

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 28, 2020 9:01:35 AM

Rapper Kanye West passionately broke down his favorite type of church sermon during a recent interview with podcast host Joe Rogan, delivering a powerful appeal for "expository preaching."

Topics: News Music
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Actor Matthew McConaughey Opens Up About Christianity in Hollywood

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 27, 2020 9:45:15 AM

Actor Matthew McConaughey recently discussed his experience as a Christian in Hollywood, noting that some of his fellow stars are hesitant to let others in Hollywood know about their belief in God.

Topics: News
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'God Reached Out to Me': 'Black Panther' Star Is Inspired by John 3:16

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 26, 2020 7:38:35 AM

"Black Panther" star Letitia Wright has launched her own production company, with its name coming from one of the Bible's most famous scriptures: John 3:16.

Topics: News
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Justin Bieber's Simple and Powerful Reminder About God's Love

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 22, 2020 7:26:12 AM

Pop star Justin Bieber continues to inspire his fans with short, simple — and viral — social media messages. And one of his latest posts offers a simple and powerful reminder about "God's love."

Topics: News
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As Critics Attack Chris Pratt: 5 Reasons He's the 'Best Hollywood Chris'

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 21, 2020 4:25:27 AM

Actor Chris Pratt is a Hollywood megastar known for performing in some of the biggest films. He's also a Christian who does plenty of good deeds and openly discusses his faith — a true rarity among people with his level of fame.

Topics: News
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'War Room' Star Karen Abercrombie Reveals Path to Faith & Hollywood

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 20, 2020 11:57:54 AM

Actress Karen Abercrombie stunned audiences across the world when she starred in the 2015 hit film "War Room," portraying Miss Clara, an octogenarian with a deep passion and desire for the Lord.

Topics: Inspirational Movies
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'It's Our Faith': Hollywood Actors Leave L.A. to Put God First

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 16, 2020 3:53:08 AM

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega are putting their faith and family first, explaining their phenomenal spiritual and familial journey in a recent interview with People Magazine.

Topics: News
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'God Spoke': Pastor Totally Transforms Pregnant Waitress' Life

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 8, 2020 7:52:55 AM

A Georgia pastor is making headlines after his kind act of compassion sparked more than $12,000 in donations for a young expectant mother.

Topics: News
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Kevin Sorbo on the 'Science of God' & His Encounter With Billy Graham

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 6, 2020 9:33:55 AM

Actor Kevin Sorbo is on a mission to prove that science and religion go hand-in-hand, with Sorbo teaming up with mathematician, philosopher and former Oxford professor John Lennox to "unpack theological and scientific proof of God" in the new film "Against the Tide: Finding God in an Age of Science."

Topics: Interviews Christian Movies
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'God Is...Bringing forth LIFE': Sadie Robertson Announces Pregnancy

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 5, 2020 8:21:37 AM

"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson Huff announced on Sunday that she and husband Christian Huff are expecting their first child — an announcement that was received with great joy by fellow thought leaders and influencers.

Topics: News
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Man's Generous Decision to Give Kidney to Total Stranger Sparks Tears

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 30, 2020 8:04:55 AM

A Texas man is in the headlines for making a totally selfless, faith-driven decision: choosing to donate one of his kidneys to a total stranger in dire need.

Topics: News
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'It's Coming': Jim Caviezel Drops News on Passion of the Christ Sequel

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 23, 2020 9:10:55 AM

Jim Caviezel has been actively promoting his new movie, "Infidel," but that hasn't stopped the actor from discussing another much-anticipated film: "The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection."

Topics: News
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Actress Patricia Heaton's Message for Those Lamenting 'Vulgar' Culture

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 22, 2020 8:27:45 AM

"Everybody Loves Raymond" and "The Middle" star Patricia Heaton has some advice for anyone seeking to escape the "vulgar, hate-spewing brainless, illiterate world we live in" — and it involves reading a popular 20th century philosopher.

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

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 21, 2020 3:47:32 AM

Author, philosopher and theologian Jim Denison is on a mission to help people understand what the Bible says about a myriad of important social and cultural issues, with his latest paper diving deep into what scripture says about suicide.

Topics: News
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'Bring It On': Pastor John MacArthur Responds to Jail Time Warning

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 18, 2020 4:42:03 AM

Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, is continuing to defy California COVID-19 regulations — and he has a response to purported threats of jail time: "Bring it on."

Topics: News
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Our Promise to Our Fans

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 16, 2020 2:02:35 AM

Pure Flix has made a promise to our viewers and ourselves to ensure the content we make and share has a biblical worldview: that means that anyone and everyone can watch Pure Flix shows and movies, worry-free. 

Topics: Pure Flix Digital
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Spiritual Revival? Nearly 1,000 Get Baptized on California Beach

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 14, 2020 2:26:23 AM

A California church is making headlines after nearly 1,000 people showed up to be baptized on Saturday at Corona Del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach, California.

Topics: Christianity
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Singer Lauren Daigle Just Shattered Records and 'Made History'

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 9, 2020 4:57:30 AM

Singer Lauren Daigle shattered Billboard records this month, with her hit song "You Say" becoming the first tune to run 100 weeks in the number one spot on the Hot Christian Songs chart.

Topics: News
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'Freedom Is Fragile': Inside Our Frightening Move From Truth, Morality

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 8, 2020 9:50:02 AM

Author Joe Battaglia is on a mission to “make America good again,” warning that the nation’s move away from civility, truth and morality is disturbing, and that the nation has lost its “moral character.”

Topics: Politics News
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Pastor Learns Powerful Lesson While Standing on 9/11 Rubble

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 6, 2020 2:00:00 AM

How should people cope with tragedy? That’s a question Pastor Bruce Porter has had to answer again and again as a preacher, chaplain — and a good samaritan who was heavily involved in helping victims of both the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colo., and the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Atheists Demand Senator Stop Sharing Bible Verses—Here's His Response

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 4, 2020 4:42:14 AM

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an atheist activist group, has demanded that Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy stop sharing Bible verses on his official social media accounts, with Cassidy delivering a quick and pointed response: "Their request is denied."

Topics: Christianity Politics News
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'Immoral': Actor Jim Caviezel Tackles 'Barbaric Christian Persecution'

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 1, 2020 5:29:13 AM

Actor Jim Caviezel, who burst on the Hollywood scene in 2004 with his iconic role as Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ,” is an outspoken Catholic who openly discusses his faith and devotion to God.

Topics: Movies Christianity
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Doctors Gave Him Almost No Chance of Survival—Now, He Stars in a Movie

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 26, 2020 8:03:15 AM

Doctors weren't sure if Luke Benjamin Bernard would make it after a serious car accident in 2013 left him near death. Bernard suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, blood clots on his brain, an emergency craniotomy and was ailing in the ICU amid a cloud of uncertainty.

Topics: Movies Inspirational Dramas
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5 Lauren Daigle Quotes That Reveal Her Faith (and Story)

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 25, 2020 8:52:23 AM

Christian singer Lauren Daigle has captivated headlines and hearts in recent years, with her songs speaking about God's love and His care for human beings.

Topics: Music
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Dolly Parton Reveals Message 'We All Need to Hear Now More Than Ever'

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 25, 2020 7:44:51 AM

Country singer Dolly Parton has made headlines in recent days with the announcement of her new Christmas album, "A Holly Dolly Christmas," but it's her comments about the song "Mary, Did You Know?" that are truly worthy of attention.

Topics: News
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3 Things We All Must Do Following the CDC's Tragic Suicide Findings

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 19, 2020 2:21:13 PM

A shocking Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study unearthed some disturbing findings this month: one-in-four young adults aged 18 to 24 (25.5 percent) had contemplated suicide within 30 days of taking the survey.

Topics: Christianity News
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Social Media Erupts After Twitter Suspends Babylon Bee — Then Reverses

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 18, 2020 10:35:56 AM

Popular Christian comedy site The Babylon Bee lit up social media on Monday after the organization's Twitter account was briefly suspended based on the initial claim that it was guilty of "violating ... rules against platform manipulation.”

Topics: News
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'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Baptizes Fans: 'They Keep Coming'

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 17, 2020 5:39:55 AM

Phil Robertson hasn’t slowed down since the family’s hit show “Duck Dynasty” went off-the-air in 2017, with the reality TV star hosting a popular podcast called “Unashamed,” a TV show titled, “In the Woods” and penning books like “Jesus Politics: How to Win Back the Soul of America.”

Topics: News
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'Chills': Justin Bieber & His Wife Get Baptized Side by Side

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 14, 2020 8:25:24 AM

Pop star Justin Bieber continues to share his Christian faith on social media, with the singer revealing that he and his wife, Hailey, were recently baptized together.

Topics: News
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'Joy': Actor Chris Pratt Invokes Bible Verses to Reveal Baby's Birth

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 12, 2020 12:29:50 PM

Actor Chris Pratt turned to the Bible this week to announce the birth of his newborn daughter, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt. He specifically shared two scriptures from Psalms to praise God for the child's arrival.

Topics: News
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'Jesus Is My Answer to Evil': Actor Takes Bold Stand for Christ

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 10, 2020 1:04:46 PM

Actor K.J. Apa, star of hit faith film "I Still Believe," boldly proclaimed this past week to his more than 18 million Instagram fans that "Jesus is our hope."

Topics: News Music
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Pastor John MacArthur Reveals Why His Church Is Defying COVID Rules

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 10, 2020 7:40:10 AM

Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, is defying state orders that his church remain shuttered during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — and the move is sparking intense discussion and debate.

Topics: News Podcasts
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Chip and Joanna Gaines' Big 'Fixer Upper' Announcement Has Fans Elated

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 6, 2020 5:22:50 AM

Reality TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines revealed some news that has fans incredibly excited: the duo is set to return to the small screen with a reboot (i.e. new season) of the "Fixer Upper" series.

Topics: News
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Justin Bieber's Clear and Powerful Message: 'Jesus Is Our Hope'

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 3, 2020 6:37:59 AM

Pop star Justin Bieber appears to be moving deeper into his Christian faith, as the singer posted a number of messages to Instagram this past week about his personal quest to love God and others more deeply.

Topics: News
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Actress Eva LaRue Tells 'LIVE With Kelly & Ryan' About 'Finding Love in Quarantine'

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 30, 2020 12:20:05 PM

Eva LaRue, star of Pure Flix's "Finding Love in Quarantine," appeared on "LIVE With Kelly and Ryan" on Thursday, where she spoke about her life, career and experience filming the popular TV show.

Topics: News
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'Courage': 3 Inmates Jump Into Action to Save Deputy Who Collapsed

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 29, 2020 7:39:19 AM

Police in Georgia are praising three inmates for having "courage, determination and kindness" after the men jumped into action to rescue a deputy who suffered a serious medical emergency while supervising their jail housing unit.

Topics: News
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Polls Show Tragic Bible Trend—But Shock Stat on Millennials Stands Out

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 27, 2020 2:28:54 AM

There are some truly discouraging statistics surrounding church attendance and Bible engagement amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. But even as polls show decreased Bible reading and church attendance, there is a fascinating statistic surrounding Millennials that is worth noting — and it involves charismatic worship.

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

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 23, 2020 6:15:48 AM

Actress Candace Cameron Bure shared details of her faith and Hollywood career this week 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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'Hero' Kid Is on a Mission to Spread Love Amid COVID19 & Chaos

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 20, 2020 12:20:47 PM

A little girl is on a powerful mission to spread love and joy in her community — and her kind gestures are making a major impact.

Topics: News
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Josh McDowell's Big Warning About COVID19, Pornography & Depression

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 20, 2020 11:50:43 AM

Famed evangelist Josh McDowell is worried about the impact COVID19 is having on an already beleaguered population, warning that the pandemic wiIl likely worsen a variety of social issues, including pornography addiction, loneliness and depression

Topics: Christianity
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Actress Once Had a 'Love-Hate Relationship With God' Until This Moment

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 8, 2020 9:04:46 AM

Actress Ashley Bratcher, who gained national attention and fame for her starring role in the film "Unplanned," is a unique Hollywood performer who has devoted her career to God and her faith.

Topics: Entertainment Podcasts
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California Bans Singing in Churches — Here's What You Need to Know

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 6, 2020 7:35:34 AM

Christians are offering a plethora of reactions after California made the controversial decision to temporarily ban singing in churches. The move, which came amid the ongoing COVID19 crisis, has many discussing where the line ends between securing public health and affording First Amendment rights.

Topics: News
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'I Heard the Voice of God': His Brother Was Murdered — But He Chose Forgiveness

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 5, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Dr. Hormoz Shariat is on a mission to help bring Iranians to the Christian faith — an effort that was birthed from his family's personal pain and suffering.

Topics: News
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Denzel Washington Reveals Moment He was 'Filled With the Holy Ghost'

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 29, 2020 6:35:57 AM

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington recently revealed the moment he was "filled with the Holy Ghost," telling New York City Pastor A.R. Bernard about how the "supernatural" experience impacted him and how he eventually came to live a Christian lifestyle.

Topics: Christianity Entertainment
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'I Was a Walking Dead Man': Ex-New York Drug Lord Finds Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 26, 2020 10:28:11 AM

Herman Mendoza was once a New York drug lord with the world at his fingertips. With millions of dollars, women and worldly possessions, Mendoza thought he had it all — until his arrests and detainments led him on a path to discovering God and transforming his life.

Topics: Podcasts
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'The Bible Is Potent': Comedian Michael Jr.'s Powerful 'Heart' Message

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 19, 2020 5:42:29 AM

Famed comedian Michael Jr. believes the Bible is a powerful book that, when truly embraced, can have a stark and transformative impact on people's hearts and lives.

Topics: News Comedy Comedy Movies
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'Seek God's Face': Ex-NFL Star Ben Watson's Powerful Prayer Message

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 15, 2020 11:35:38 AM

Former NFL star Benjamin Watson helped organize Boston Pray, a powerful event that brought together more than 1,000 people in Boston on Sunday to seek God's guidance for America.

Topics: Christianity Influencers News
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'Change Me First, Lord': Watch Casting Crowns' Touching Video Montage

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 6, 2020 4:00:00 AM

Popular Christian band Casting Crowns released a powerful video on social media this week showing a montage of cops and protestors fist-bumping, hugging, and peacefully protesting as the band's hit song "Starts Right Here" played in the background.

Topics: News
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5 Viral Moments That Will Inspire You

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 5, 2020 7:53:48 AM

With stories, images and videos often highlighting violence and chaos, it's easy to lose perspective. But when we look a bit deeper, we can almost always find some powerful glimmers of hope in the mix of negative news and views.

Topics: News
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Tony Evans' Candid Family Convo About Race, Police, Protests & Culture

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 3, 2020 1:20:17 PM

Dr. Tony Evans, author and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, delivered a powerful message about faith and race this week as the nation continues to engage in tough conversations surrounding the killing of George Floyd.

Topics: News Family
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Video of Actor Denzel Washington, Cops and Homeless Man Goes Viral For All the Right Reasons

By Billy Hallowell on May 29, 2020 1:52:01 PM

Actor Denzel Washington is receiving praise for his quick-thinking and compassionate behavior earlier this month when he saw a man in distress and decided to act.

Topics: News
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'A Giant of the Faith': Tim Tebow, Franklin Graham & Others Respond to Ravi Zacharias' Death

By Billy Hallowell on May 19, 2020 1:08:29 PM

News of celebrated evangelist Ravi Zacharias' death has sent a shockwave throughout Christian circles, with celebrities, authors and influencers continuing to respond to the tragic loss.

Topics: News
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Study: Teens' and College Kids' Stunning Spiritual Reaction to COVID19

By Billy Hallowell on May 18, 2020 7:52:14 AM

A stunning new survey is giving a fascinating lens into how young Americans are spiritually responding to the COVID19 crisis, with large proportions turning to prayer amid the uncertainty.

Topics: News Family Teenagers
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Tim Tebow, Lecrae Have a Message as Prayers Pour in for Ravi Zacharias

By Billy Hallowell on May 14, 2020 7:47:57 AM

Prayers and well-wishes continue to pour in after the revelation that there is nothing more doctors can do to treat famed Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias' cancer.

Topics: Christianity News
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Guardian Angels Founder Curtis Sliwa's Bold Move to Help the Homeless Amid Covid19

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 30, 2020 1:54:03 PM

Curtis Sliwa, founder and CEO of volunteer organization Guardian Angels, is on a mission to help the poor and homeless amid the ongoing COVID19 crisis.

Topics: News
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He Was Tortured for His Christian Faith — Until He Escaped North Korea

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 28, 2020 4:26:17 AM

It's no secret that North Korea's brutal government detains, tortures and kills Christians. It's tragic to hear the traumatic, individual accounts of what unfolds inside the reclusive country.

Topics: News
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Professor Breaks Down '5 Reasons the Bible Is True' in Under 1 Minute

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 27, 2020 3:28:27 AM

Dr. Sean McDowell, an associate professor of apologetics at Biola University in La Mirada, California, recently published a fascinating video during which he quickly broke down "five reasons the Bible is true" — and he accomplished the feat in under one minute.

Topics: Christianity News Bible Study
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'God Is Always With Us': Music Stars Join Candace Cameron Bure and Kirk Cameron for Incredible Night

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 20, 2020 8:41:53 AM

Candace Cameron Bure's and Kirk Cameron's "Hope Rising" benefit concert on Sunday night inspired millions of people across the U.S. 

Topics: News
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Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure Team Up to Inspire Hope

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 18, 2020 11:07:55 AM

Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure are on a mission to inspire the masses with true hope.

Topics: News
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'Totally Unscripted': MSNBC Host Reveals Story Behind TD Jakes' Viral On-Air Prayer

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 13, 2020 12:01:40 PM

MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin recently sent a viral shockwave through the cable news and Internet realms when he randomly asked the Bishop T.D. Jakes to pray on live TV.

Topics: Christianity Prayer
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Are Signs of the Biblical End Times Happening Before Our Eyes?

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 9, 2020 3:30:11 AM

Are signs of the biblical end times events happening before our eyes? That's the question that was recently posed to pastors, and their answers were absolutely fascinating.

Topics: News
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WOW: Greg Laurie Reveals Stunning Salvation Stats From Palm Sunday

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 7, 2020 8:29:34 AM

Pastor Greg Laurie, founder of Harvest Crusade and Harvest America and pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, has revealed some absolutely stunning numbers from his church's virtual Palm Sunday service.

Topics: Christianity Politics
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'We Could Feel God's Presence': Touching Photos Capture Nurses Stopping to Pray Amid Coronavirus Chaos

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 3, 2020 11:14:53 AM

Nurses and doctors are the heroes on the front lines right now, bravely battling the novel coronavirus. And as these courageous helpers continue to forge on to help the sick, we're beginning to see incredible stories of prayer and perseverance emerge.

Topics: News
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'I Burst Into Tears': Cop's Kind Act for a Doctor Caught Speeding

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 31, 2020 12:40:53 PM

A Minnesota State trooper recently pulled a doctor over for speeding, but rather than issue her a ticket, he did something truly unexpected: he gave her N95 masks.

Topics: News
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'I've Never Done This': MSNBC Host Asks Pastor T.D. Jakes to Pray on Live TV

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 30, 2020 2:51:45 PM

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An MSNBC host shocked viewers on Monday when he asked popular megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes to lead viewers in prayer. 

Topics: News
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Dr. Ben Carson's Powerful Words About God and America Amid Coronavirus

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 20, 2020 9:32:14 AM

As the country continues to grapple with the national emergency surrounding the novel coronavirus, it's worth focusing on some words recently uttered by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson.

Topics: Pure Talk
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Chick-fil-A Delivers 1,000 Meals to Hospital Staff Amid Coronavirus Fight

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 18, 2020 3:13:24 AM

A local Chick-fil-A in Washington state stepped up to the plate over the weekend to offer 1,000 meals to hospital workers who are battling the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Topics: News Inspiration
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s Why We Celebrate

By Pure Flix Editors on Mar 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration honoring the foremost patron saint of Ireland. It’s held on the March 17, the day Saint Patrick (AD 385–461) passed.

Topics: Christianity Holidays News
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Ben Affleck Gets Candid on Most 'Beautiful' Thing About Christianity

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 10, 2020 8:06:39 AM

Oscar-winner Ben Affleck recently got candid about his faith journey, his beliefs on forgiveness and the biblical sentiments he finds "beautiful." 

Topics: News Entertainment
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Journalist on Tornado Victims: 'Every Single Person Mentioned God'

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 9, 2020 7:33:23 AM

A journalist who covered the immediate impact of the tornadoes that devastated Nashville, Tennessee, last week, has revealed the most "unique" way in which victims responded to the fallout.

Topics: News
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'He Still Watches Over Us': Jesus Portrait Survives Tornado Wreckage

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 6, 2020 11:31:17 AM

As Nashville, Tennessee, residents continue to look for hope amid tornado wreckage, one man has a truly inspiring story.

Topics: News
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'Jeopardy's' Alex Trebek Cites Faith, God & Prayer Amid Cancer Battle

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 5, 2020 3:35:23 AM

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, who revealed last fall that his pancreatic cancer had returned, released an inspiring health update on Wednesday, highlighting his "faith in God" and the one-year marker since receiving his diagnosis.

Topics: News
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'Not a Page Gone': Cops Find Bible Among Tennessee Tornado Wreckage

By Billy Hallowell on Mar 4, 2020 4:23:52 AM

As Nashville, Tennessee, residents continue clean-up efforts after tornadoes ravaged the area, first responders have found a nearly unscathed Bible among the wreckage. 

Topics: News
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Christian Persecution Revealed – The Struggle China Faces

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

It's easy to take for granted the astounding amount of religious freedom we have here in America, as Christian persecution generally comes to us in more benign forms than it manifests in other countries around the world.

Topics: Christianity News
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Garbage Man Leaves Judges in Awe, Tears at 'American Idol' Audition

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 20, 2020 2:26:49 PM

If you missed Douglas Kiker's now-viral performance of "Bless the Broken Road" during his recent "American Idol" audition, you might want to stop what you're doing and watch.

Topics: News
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Singer Justin Bieber Breaks Down Jesus' 'Free Gift' For Us All

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 18, 2020 9:33:31 AM

Singer Justin Bieber recently offered a powerful message about his Christian faith, telling Apple Music host Zane Lowe that he isn't "trying to earn God's love" with acts of goodness — and that Jesus has given every person a "free gift."

Topics: Entertainment Music
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This Actor Is a Skeptic — but Here's Why He's Defending Christianity

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 11, 2020 9:41:32 AM

Actor John Rhys-Davies, who describes himself as a "skeptic," recently defended Christianity and argued that the faith system has helped make the world a "better place." 

Topics: Christianity Entertainment
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Harvard Professor Arthur Brooks' Powerful Speech About Hate & Division

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 6, 2020 10:05:04 AM

Dr. Arthur Brooks, a Harvard professor and the former president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), delivered an impassioned speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, calling all Americans to help usher in "national healing."

Topics: Christianity Politics
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Singer Jessica Simpson Belts Out 'Amazing Grace' During TV Interview

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 4, 2020 8:21:13 AM

Pop star Jessica Simpson broke out into a beautiful rendition of "Amazing Grace" during a recent interview on "TODAY," noting that the powerful hymn is about "walking through fear."

Topics: Entertainment Music
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Greg Laurie's Powerful Message in the Wake of Kobe Bryant's Death

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 28, 2020 1:49:22 PM

Pastor Greg Laurie, founder of Harvest Crusade and Harvest America and pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, offered a powerful message this week in the wake of basketball icon Kobe Bryant's tragic death.

Topics: News
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Dolly Parton and for KING & COUNTRY's 'God' Hit Wins Big at Grammys

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 27, 2020 2:59:30 PM

A few well-known Christian artists took home top honors at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, but one award, in particular, stands out.

Topics: Music
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'The Devil Had Me': Why Kanye West & Justin Bieber Just Made Headlines

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 22, 2020 8:16:54 AM

It's no secret that rapper Kanye West and singer Justin Bieber are outspoken about their Christian faith. Both performers, who have experienced years of mainstream success, have increasingly been speaking up about their belief in Jesus.

Topics: Christianity Entertainment
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Billy Graham's Daughter Finds 'Triumph in...the Darkest Places'

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 20, 2020 6:28:21 AM

Anne Graham Lotz has faced a difficult journey over the past few years. After losing her husband in 2015 and then her father — the famed evangelist Billy Graham — in 2018, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Topics: Podcasts Inspiration
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Woman Forgives Man Who Killed Her Father in Texas Church Shooting

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 3, 2020 10:04:06 AM

A woman whose father was tragically murdered when a gunman entered West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, on Dec. 30, is bravely choosing to forgive the man who ended her father's life.

Topics: Christianity News
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Atheists Ban Nativity From Courthouse Lawn — and People Are Reacting

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 17, 2019 11:02:27 AM

Traditional nativity scenes featuring statues of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherds, wisemen and animals always emerge this time of year in celebration of the Christmas holiday.

Topics: Christmas News
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Student's Powerful Message to Football Fans 'Who Don't Believe' in God

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 10, 2019 11:40:33 AM

A brave, young man had a powerful message for fans who were watching the Big 10 Championship game on Saturday between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Topics: News
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WATCH: Millions View Kanye West's New Jesus-Themed Music Video

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 4, 2019 8:29:39 AM

Rapper Kanye West is continuing to promote his gospel-themed music on the new "Jesus Is King" album, releasing a music video on Thanksgiving Day for his single, "Closed On Sunday."

Topics: News
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Atheists Issue Warning to TX Sheriff Over Kanye West's Prison Concerts

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 25, 2019 4:10:09 AM

Rapper Kanye West's recent visit to a Texas prison captivated millions, as the performer continues to take his newfound Christian faith on the road with his "Sunday Service" events.

Topics: News
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Kanye West Visits Joel Osteen's Church — Here Are 5 Powerful Moments

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 18, 2019 3:29:14 AM

Rapper Kanye West continues to make headlines for spreading his newfound faith around the U.S., with his latest appearance on Sunday at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, sparking a plethora of headlines.

Topics: News
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He Left Behind Megachurch Fame. Here's Francis Chan's Latest Big Move

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 11, 2019 5:06:47 AM

Author and pastor Francis Chan stunned the Christian world last week when he announced that he and his family will soon be leaving the U.S. to be missionaries in Asia.

Topics: News
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'I Got Saved!': Lamar Odom Says He Is Now 'Walking With the Lord'

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 30, 2019 3:38:53 AM

Former NBA star Lamar Odom made headlines in 2015 when he experienced a drug overdose and nearly died.

Topics: News
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Rapper Kanye West Drops Jesus-Themed Album & People Are Reacting

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 25, 2019 2:03:47 PM

Rapper Kanye West has released his highly-anticipated album "Jesus Is King," and he's sparking a plethora of reaction from fellow artists, fans and others across the Internet.

Topics: News
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Family of 11-Year-Old With Brain Cancer Has One Final Wish

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 4, 2019 11:47:57 AM

UPDATE: John Francis Hoague-Rivette has sadly passed away. This post has been updated to remove his address. Please do not send any additional packages.

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The family of John Francis Hoague-Rivette, a young boy battling terminal brain cancer, is making a passionate request of military members, law enforcement officials, EMTs and firefighters from across the U.S. — one aimed at encouraging and inspiring John.

Topics: News Podcasts
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Inside the Viral Act of Forgiveness That Is Captivating America

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 3, 2019 3:28:09 AM

In the midst of our torn, tattered and divisive culture, the emotional embrace between a hurting young man and his brother's killer went viral this week, sparking chatter and intrigue across social media.

Topics: Christianity Inspiration
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How Actress Candace Cameron Bure Found God: ‘My Faith Is My Life’

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Actress Candace Cameron Bure is known for living out an authentic Christian faith — something that’s generally perceived as a rarity in Hollywood. 

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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'His Face Was So Shiny': Muslim Man's Stunning Jesus Claim Revealed

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 23, 2019 1:00:00 PM

The story of a Muslim man who told missionaries that Jesus visited him every night for weeks and delivered a special message has been captivating Christian media — so let's dive into the details.

Topics: Christianity Inspiration
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Kathie Lee Gifford Breaks Down ‘Cure for the Malignancy of the Soul’

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 20, 2019 1:00:00 PM

TV legend Kathie Lee Gifford is known for her hosting talents, spending years headlining “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” and later the fourth hour of “TODAY.” But in addition to her powerful on-air talents, Gifford has also been outspoken about her Christian faith. 

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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Francesca Battistelli Reveals 'Miracle' Healing Surrounding Pregnancy

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 19, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Christian singer Francesca Battistelli revealed in an Instagram post this week that she recently experienced a miraculous healing surrounding her current pregnancy. 

Topics: News
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Pray For 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek: Here's His Latest Health Update

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek stunned fans on Tuesday when he revealed that he is once again set to undergo chemotherapy after announcing last month that he was done with treatment. 

Topics: News Entertainment
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Christian Song Sparks Murder Confession: 'God Was Stirring My Spirit'

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Music is a powerful tool for reaching the human heart, and a shocking story out of Tennessee shows just how much songs with the right tone and message can sway the soul.

Topics: Christianity Music
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Powerful! Watch for KING & COUNTRY Team Up With Legend Dolly Parton

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Christian band for KING & COUNTRY -- comprised of brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone -- is known for delivering powerful ballads and faith-driven music. Among the group's recent hits is a thought-provoking song titled, "God Only Knows."

Topics: Christianity Inspiration Music
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Oprah on Recent Shootings: ‘People Are Missing Core Moral Center’

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

TV legend Oprah Winfrey recently offered a candid take when “Extra” host Renee Bargh asked her about the deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, proclaiming that she believes people today are “missing … a core moral center.”

Topics: News
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‘I’m Inspired’: Lauren Daigle Makes Music History

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 29, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Christian music star Lauren Daigle “made history” this month after her album, “Look Up Child” spent 39 weeks at number one on Billboard’s Top Christian albums chart — the longest run for any Christian album since the weekly Nielsen Music metric was adopted in 1995, Billboard reported.

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‘We Met at Church!’: Chris Pratt Reveals New Marriage Detail

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 24, 2019 12:45:00 PM

Actor Chris Pratt, who frequently references and discusses his Christian faith, revealed this week that he and his now-wife Katherine Schwarzenegger met one another at church.

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‘So Essential’: Grammy-Winning Singer Tori Kelly Praises the Bible

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Grammy-winning singer Tori Kelly, who has achieved widespread success in the secular and faith-based music worlds, believes prayer and the Bible are essential, calling regular scripture reading “crucial” to her walk with God.

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Officials Ax ‘Lord’ From Prayer on Memorial Honoring Fallen Cops

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 23, 2019 3:30:00 PM

A prayer placed on a South Carolina memorial honoring fallen cops has been edited to remove “Lord” — a move that was reportedly sparked by locals’ complaints. 

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WOW: Colorblind Firefighter Truly Sees American Flag for First Time

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 22, 2019 12:00:00 PM

It’s easy to become jaded and to take life for granted, but a recent video that shows a color-blind fireman’s reaction when he sees the brilliant colors of the American flag for the first time puts everything into perspective.

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The History Behind Buzz Aldrin’s Secret Biblical Act on the Moon

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 19, 2019 10:15:53 AM

It’s been 50 years since humans first walked on the moon, but one of the fascinating facts that is sometimes eclipsed by the overall intrigue surrounding the moon landing is that astronaut Buzz Aldrin secretly took communion before walking on the moon and read from the Gospel of John.

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Newly Unveiled 1,700-Year-Old Christian Letter Is Truly Unique

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 16, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Researchers have uncovered a phenomenal, 1,700-year-old letter that provides some clues into what life was like for early Christians. The brief note is dated to the 230s A.D.

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‘A Miracle!’: Heroes Revive Lifeless Boy as Family Sings and Prays

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM

A North Carolina family is crediting quick-acting heroes — and God — with their son’s survival after a near-drowning left him lifeless on a beach earlier this month.

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Pure Flix vs Netflix: 5 Powerful Reasons You Should Choose Us

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The media and entertainment worlds are becoming harder for parents to navigate, with content and themes often posing challenges and sparking surprises, particularly for those looking to raise their children with a biblical worldview.

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‘God Is Good’: Chris Pratt’s Powerful, Post-Wedding ‘God’ Message

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Actor Chris Pratt is praising God after marrying Katherine Schwarzenegger over the weekend. The “Jurassic World” star made some candid comments in a friend’s Instagram story this week that showed his gratitude for Schwarzenegger — and God’s grace in his life.  

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Sadie Robertson Is Getting Married! Watch Her Touching Engagement

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

“Duck Dynasty” star Sadie Robertson — a popular speaker, author and inspirer — has announced that she’s engaged to be married to Christian Huff. On Sunday, Robertson, who has seen her star rise even higher since “Duck Dynasty” went off the air in 2017, shared a video of the couple’s engagement on Instagram, with both the clip and the news quickly going viral.

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4 Incredible Ways Lives Are Being Transformed Through Pure Flix

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM

It’s hard to believe that PureFlix.com is celebrating our 4th birthday — an amazing milestone in faith and family-friendly entertainment. In addition to serving up thousands of movies, TV shows, original series and documentaries, we have also seen incredible life change unfold.

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‘Aladdin’ Star Naomi Scott’s Incredible Proclamation of Faith

By Billy Hallowell on May 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Naomi Scott has received widespread attention and praise for her phenomenal performance in Disney’s new, live-action retelling of “Aladdin,” but the actress is also gaining some accolades for bolding speaking out about her Christian faith.

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‘Historic’: Prepare for the World’s Longest Illustrated Bible

By Billy Hallowell on May 28, 2019 1:00:00 PM

The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is gearing up to unveil the world’s longest illustrated Bible — a nearly 1-mile long mural that includes a stunning array of 3,333 paintings from scripture.

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Watch the Powerful Moment Two Agnostic Teens Accept Christ

By Billy Hallowell on May 20, 2019 12:00:00 PM

A powerful, new video shows the moment two young men in Briston, England, made the decision to follow Jesus. The youths — named Joe and Matthias — made the choice after speaking with Phillip Blair, director of Torch of Christ Ministries.

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5 Powerful President Donald Trump Quotes About Prayer & God

By Billy Hallowell on May 3, 2019 11:30:00 AM

President Donald Trump followed tradition this week in releasing a “Presidential Proclamation on National Day of Prayer” — a statement containing powerful statements about the power of God and prayer in the lives of individual Americans and the trajectory of the nation at large.

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Enter for the Chance to Win This Amazing PureFlix.com Prize

By Billy Hallowell on May 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Are you a “Hitting the Breaks” fan? If you love the sitcom, you’re in for a real treat. PureFlix.com is giving away signed copies of “Hitting the Breaks” scripts. The PureFlix.com original show, which stars actors David A.R. White and Andrea Logan White, has been a fan favorite since its release.

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The Incredible ‘God’ Stories That Unfolded at Columbine

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Columbine survivors and their families are speaking out 20 years after two students entered Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and committed tragic acts of violence, killing 12 students, one teacher and inevitably turning their guns on themselves.

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Hungry to Learn More About Jesus? Check This Out

By Billy Hallowell on Feb 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

There’s a new social media platform aiming to take the Christian world by storm: FaithSocial. It’s an effort that allows Christians to “just be themselves” — a network that aspires to meet the needs of an underserved and highly-engaged community by providing sermons, Bible studies, live video and prayer, all while building a truly unique online community.

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Hollywood Actor Honors Wife by Refusing Romantic Scenes

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 9, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Actor Neal McDonough is catching attention for refusing to compromise his values in Hollywood. The “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Project Blue Book” star reportedly has a policy of not portraying romantic scenes — a principled stance that has reportedly led him to lose work in Tinseltown.

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Here’s What Congress Members Believe About God and Faith

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 3, 2019 5:00:00 PM

Much has been said about the debate over the separation of church and state, but there’s often less attention paid to the individual faiths of the men and women who are elected to Congress.  A new analysis from the Pew Research Center sheds light on the religious breakdown in the House and Senate — and it’s quite fascinating!

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Sarah Drew Surprises These Adoptive Parents

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 20, 2018 12:00:00 PM

When Lindsay and Major Colin Culkin met, fell in love and got married, the two mutually decided to pursue adoption to grow their family. The couple — who now live in Carlsbad, California, after spending two years overseas for Major Culkin’s military deployment — received paperwork for two twin girls and instantly knew that they had been called to bring the sisters into their family.

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5 Reasons You'll Love 'Pure Comedy'

By Sarah Hartland on Dec 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Get ready to laugh, because PureFlix.com is releasing another comedy series that will have your whole family in stitches. “Pure Comedy” is hitting Facebook Watch this month. Hosted by Mark Christopher Lawrence, the show brings you an exciting collaboration between new and veteran comedians. We know your whole family will love “Pure Comedy.” Here’s why:

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Inspiring: Family Relies on God During Adoption Journey

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Adoption is a costly endeavor, but one that many people courageously embark on in an effort to complete their families. Anthony and Erin Laney of Tennessee, like so many others, felt called by God to adopt, but they initially had no idea how much it would cost. Adoption fees can sometimes exceed $30,000, depending on circumstances.

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Helping Others: 13 Bible Scriptures On Giving

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The Bible very clearly encourages Christians to be kind and generous, with numerous Scriptures on giving setting 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.

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The Amazing Way This Group Helps Combat Vets Heal From Trauma

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Human beings are comprised of three parts: mind, body and soul, yet too often only the mind and body are considered when trying to help people overcome trauma. Now, there’s an organization diligently working to help soldiers spiritually heal from the traumatic wounds they’ve sustained.

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