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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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Pure Flix Celebrates Black History Month

By Pure Flix Editors on Feb 10, 2020 8:00:00 PM

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

Topics: Christianity Black History Month
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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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She Survived an Abortion Meant to Take Her Life. Here's Her Story

By Billy Hallowell on Jan 24, 2020 10:15:40 AM

Abortion is one of the most contested and debated topics in America, but there's a facet of the discussion that doesn't often get a great deal of attention: abortion survival.

Topics: Christianity
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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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Abby Johnson's Powerful Reaction to Claim the Unborn Are 'Just Tissue'

By Billy Hallowell on Dec 20, 2019 8:17:12 AM

Abby Johnson is famous for her public transformation from Planned Parenthood clinic director to one of America's most outspoken pro-life advocates.

Topics: News Lifestyle
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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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A Miracle! Doctors Said Baby Born at 25 Weeks Wouldn't Survive, But...

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

Doctors once feared that little Annabelle Callinan of Coventry, England, wouldn't survive. Born at just 25 weeks gestation, she was incredibly tiny and fragile, weighing just 1lb 8oz.

Topics: News Inspiration
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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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Hollywood’s Disturbing Abortion Trend: ‘Unthinkable a Decade Ago’

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

There’s a troubling trend unfolding in Hollywood: A major uptick in the number of abortions being depicted on TV and in films. It’s a development that comes as Americans continue to grapple with the ongoing ideological and political battles surrounding Roe vs. Wade.

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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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. 

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: Inspiration
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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.

Topics: News
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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.  

Topics: News
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The Perfect Response to Miley Cyrus’ ‘Abortion Is Healthcare’ Pic

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 10, 2019 12:00:00 PM

A pro-life group offered the perfect response on Friday to singer Miley Cyrus’ controversial social media post that featured the former “Hannah Montana” star licking a cake adorned with the message: “Abortion is healthcare.”

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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Beyond the Abortion Battle: This Company Is Changing Kids’ Lives

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As some companies rush to join the pro-choice cause and push back against states that recently enacted laws to restrict abortion, it’s worth highlighting one legacy business that stands apart from the pack: Wendy’s.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: Christianity
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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.

Topics: Christianity
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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.

Topics: News
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Hollywood Studios Vow Georgia Boycott Over Heartbeat Law, But...

By Billy Hallowell on May 13, 2019 1:00:00 PM

A number of Hollywood production houses are now refusing to film in Georgia so long as a controversial, new, pro-life law remains on the books. At least five entertainment companies have announced a boycott on the state after Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat bill” into law — a measure banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected.

Topics: News
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Thousands Flood NYC’s Time Square and Sing ‘How Great Is Our God’

By Billy Hallowell on May 6, 2019 12:45:00 PM

Something truly incredible unfolded on Saturday in the heart of the busiest street in New York City. Focus on the Family, a Christian organization, drew thousands of Christians and pro-life Americans to the center of Time Square for a 90-minute event aimed at defending the lives of the unborn — and shedding light on God’s love for His creation.

The event, titled, “Alive From New York,” included touching speeches from Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., “Unplanned” star Ashley Bratcher, pro-life activist Abby Johnson, and former NFL star Benjamin Watson, among others.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News Pure Flix Original
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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.

Topics: Inspiration Pure Flix Original
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Clinic Workers Respond to ‘Unplanned’ — and It’s Incredible

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 11, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Chuck Konzelman, writer and director of “Unplanned,” a film about Planned Parenthood clinic director-turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson, revealed Wednesday during a congressional testimony that 94 clinic workers have come forward after watching the movie to seek help leaving their jobs.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: Entertainment
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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!

Topics: News
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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.

Topics: Giving Back
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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:

Topics: Comedy
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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.

Topics: Giving Back
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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.

Topics: Giving Back
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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.

Topics: Giving Back
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With PTSD Tragically Plaguing Veterans, YOU Can Make a Difference

By Billy Hallowell on Nov 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The men and women who choose to bravely fight for America make monumental sacrifices in order to protect our freedoms. We are overjoyed when our soldiers return home, but many times their battle isn’t yet over. These brave soldiers are sometimes left with terrible physical and emotional scars, and have trouble adjusting back to civilian life. From post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to other related challenges, these men and women face an uphill battle.

Topics: Giving Back
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7 Movies Coming to PureFlix.com this November

By Sarah Hartland on Oct 31, 2018 12:00:00 PM

With the holidays fast approaching and the nights beginning earlier, November is a great time to snuggle up with a great movie at home. For PureFlix.com members, there are thousands of clean, entertaining movies to choose from that won’t make you cringe or reach for the mute button on the remote. Here are just a few coming this November:  

Topics: Movie List Pure Flix Digital Pure Flix Exclusives
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Air Force Vet Asks God for Guidance -- and Ends Up in Hollywood

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 29, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Skye Marshall felt like something was off-kilter in her professional career. The Air Force veteran initially thought she was on the right path when she landed a successful job at a pharmaceutical marketing firm — but she soon learned that the cubicle life just wasn’t for her. Confused and unsure of where to go next, a conversation with her mom changed everything.

Topics: Influencers Interviews Pure Talk Inspirational Movies
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You'll Love How this Family Raised Money for Its Adoption

By Sarah Hartland on Oct 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that adoption takes a lot of resources, but one Colorado family has gotten quite creative with their fundraising efforts. From yard sales to haircuts and painting lessons, the Hoekstras’ fundraising efforts were the perfect opportunity to bring a community together to complete a family. Now, the PureFlix.com family is part of that community too!

Topics: Giving Back
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Greg Laurie: It’s Time for Another ‘Jesus Revolution’

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Greg Laurie has become one of the most well-known preachers in America. He’s the founder of Harvest Crusade and Harvest America and the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., but the well-known faith leader wasn’t always a believer. In fact, his early years were characterized by a lack of faith, drugs and generally moving in the “wrong direction.”

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk Pure Flix Exclusives
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Olympian-Turned-Actor Reveals How Accident Changed His Life

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Jamie Nieto, a two-time Olympic high jumper-turned-actor, has accomplished quite a bit in his life. But he faced his biggest challenge in 2016 when confronted with a life-changing injury that threatened to leave him paralyzed. Luckily, with faith, prayer and determination, he has persevered and continues to heal.

Topics: Pure Talk Pure Flix Exclusives
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‘Disappointed’ Writer Takes on Netflix in Must-Read Open Letter

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 5, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Tess Farrand, a writer for Christian film site Movieguide, recently posted a passionate open letter to Netflix, proclaiming that she’s “disappointed” in the company’s treatment of its Christian audience as well as the streaming video service’s apparent lack of family-friendly content.

Topics: Kids Parenting
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‘Be Bold!’: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Powerful Bible Advice for Kids

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Each year, kids across America celebrate Bring Your Bible to School Day, an effort spearheaded by Christian organization Focus on the Family. It’s a powerful event that inspires children and teens to foster their own faith walk, while also talking to friends and peers about salvation and God’s love.

Topics: Education Prayer Kids
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See Kids and Teens Across America Take a Bold Stand for God

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

For nearly three decades, kids across America have gathered around their school flagpoles for a special morning of prayer — an event in which young Christians invoke God on behalf of their communities and schools, asking for His intervention. See You at the Pole™, which unfolded nationwide last week, yielded powerful images of faithful kids’ love for the Lord.

Topics: Christianity Prayer
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Crystal Hunt Reveals New ‘Hilton Head Island’ Details

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

Actress Crystal Hunt recently appeared on PureFlix.com’s “Pure Talk” to discuss the second season of the popular “hope” opera “Hilton Head Island,” which starts streaming October 5, exclusively on PureFlix.com. Hunt said she’s excited for the new season and revealed that her character, medical doctor Elisha Trisk, is in for some major new developments.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk Pure Flix Exclusives
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Christian Singer Lauren Daigle Just Shocked the Music World

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 26, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Something absolutely incredible happened on the Billboard 200 music chart last week: Christian singer Lauren Daigle sold 115,000 copies of her brand new record, “Look Up Child,” ricocheting past famed secular acts like Ariana Grande, Drake, Nicki Minaj and other major stars, according to Rolling Stone.

Topics: Influencers Entertainment
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Ben Shapiro Takes on Cultural Crisis and the Importance of Truth

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 18, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Ben Shapiro has made a name for himself in conservative circles, appearing daily on radio, TV and at events around the nation. His off-the-cuff and rapid retorts have solidified him as a favorite commentator among politicos — but what’s Shapiro’s backstory? He recently sat down with “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” to talk about free speech, culture and the roots of his career.

Topics: Influencers Interviews
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‘The Middle’ Star Reveals How He Has Kept His Faith in Hollywood

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Atticus Shaffer, star of ABC’s “The Middle,” a popular sitcom that went off the air earlier this year after a nine-year run, is an outspoken Christian who has openly shared his perspective on faith, Hollywood and the harrowing journey he has faced to overcome the side effects of osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle-bone disease.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Pastor Learns Powerful Lesson While Standing on 9/11 Rubble

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 12, 2018 7:00:00 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
4 min read

‘Bigger Than Life’: David A.R. White Remembers Burt Reynolds

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 6, 2018 8:00:00 PM

As the world mourns the death of veteran actor Burt Reynolds many are fondly looking back at the performer’s sweeping, six-decade-long career. Reynolds, who was 82, inspired and entertained audiences for the majority of his life, playing roles in iconic films and TV shows like “Deliverance,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” and “Evening Shade.”

Topics: Christianity Entertainment
2 min read

PureFlix.com Members Fund Inner-City Kids Back-to-School Program

By Billy Hallowell on Aug 29, 2018 4:00:00 PM

The back-to-school season typically sends parents into a frenzy of shopping for school supplies, new outfits and other materials their children need. Unfortunately, it’s also a stressful time for many kids and families across America who simply don’t have the money or means to purchase these essential items.

Topics: Giving Back
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What is Pure Flix and How Does It Work?

By Sarah Hartland on Aug 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM

PureFlix.com went live in the summer of 2015, after the film “God’s Not Dead” had wowed audiences the year prior, becoming the sixth most profitable movie in film history. The mission of Pure Flix is simple: impact the culture for Christ through impactful entertainment. But the big screen was just the beginning; thanks to Pure Flix, Christian movies and TV shows are more accessible than ever.

Topics: Technology Pure Flix Digital Support
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‘The Most Shocking Thing’ This Woman Found After Polling Pastors

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Author, speaker and Christian advocate Autumn Miles is on a mission to reach people who have been abused, misunderstood and abandoned. Much of her work in this arena — efforts that started well before the #MeToo era took the world by storm — were sparked by her own experience as a survivor of domestic abuse.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Actor Kirk Cameron Reveals the Toughest Lesson He’s Ever Learned

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 26, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Actor Kirk Cameron has worked in Hollywood for decades, first gaining monumental fame for his role as Mike Seaver on “Growing Pains” before going on to star in films like “Fireproof” and “Revive Us.” The Hollywood veteran recently delivered an insightful response when asked about the toughest lesson he has learned during his many years in the entertainment industry.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Actor Kirk Cameron Drops Some Serious TRUTH About Marriage

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Actor and producer Kirk Cameron is on a mission to encourage and inspire families with positive and uplifting messages. Cameron, who has become a dominant voice for truth, love and the gospel over the past two decades, recently revealed some powerful truths about the importance of establishing and maintaining a healthy marriage.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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PureFlix.com Shows Appreciation to Crandall, TX Lip Syncing PD

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

As police departments across the country challenge one another to take part in a now-viral lip sync challenge and then upload the resulting footage to social media, one Texas sheriff and his staff got in on the fun by performing Newsboys’ hit song “God’s Not Dead” — the official anthem of Pure Flix’s “God’s Not Dead” movie franchise.

Topics: Christianity
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Pastor: All You Have to Do is Listen to Hear God’s Voice

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 16, 2018 1:00:00 PM

What does it mean to speak to God — and to hear Him communicate back? This is a question that continues to be discussed and debated in religious and secular circles alike, especially in an era in which atheists and skeptics are increasingly vocal about their view that “listening to God” is problematic or, at the least, nonsensical.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Is it Time to Totally Rethink Christian Music?

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Music and film producer Mark Joseph knows a thing or two about the entertainment world, having worked for decades in both the Christian and secular worlds. In his new book, “Rock Gets Religion: The Battle for the Soul of the Devil's Music,” Joseph makes the case for Christians to “make their music in the middle of popular culture.”

Topics: Interviews
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PureFlix.com and Answers in Genesis Announce Exciting Partnership

By Pure Flix Editors on Jul 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

PureFlix.com, the premier faith-and-family digital streaming service, and Answers in Genesis, a popular apologetics organization founded by evangelist Ken Ham, have joined forces to bring a slew of new content to PureFlix.com.

Topics: News
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Reacts to Reporter’s Shock Abortion Question

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson is an outspoken Christian who has openly defended the rights of the unborn. With that in mind, the reality TV star recently revealed how she responded when a reporter shockingly asked her a few years back if she had ever considered terminating her pregnancy after learning that her daughter, Mia, would be born with a cleft lip and palate.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Lila Rose Reveals What Changes People’s Minds on Abortion

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Lila Rose, founder and head of pro-life group Live Action, is on a mission to help transform people’s hearts and minds when it comes to abortion. Rose employs undercover investigations and personalized storytelling to try and convey pro-life messages aimed at reaching members of the public with the realities of what the procedure entails.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
2 min read

Hobby Lobby Family Reveals a Biblical Lesson We All Need

By Billy Hallowell on Jul 2, 2018 11:05:00 AM

When it comes to creating a legacy, many people’s minds turn to power, wealth and materialism — elements that too often become primary motivators. But Jackie Green, daughter-in-law of Hobby Lobby founder David Green, and her daughter, Lauren Green McAfee, are on a mission to transform the way people think about the legacy they leave behind.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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'Duck Dynasty' Star Debates Pastors on Guns, Violence & Evil

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Everyone agrees that gun violence in America is a deadly problem, but there’s a deep divide over how to solve the tragic conundrum. While some herald the need for heart change and the battle against pervasive evil, others believe increased gun control is the answer — and still others see the solution as a mixture of thoughts, prayers, and legislative action.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Chris Pratt Wows With Epic Speech on God, Prayer and Grace

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Actor Chris Pratt wowed the crowd at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday night when he stepped on the stage and delivered powerful, gospel-driven words of advice. From loving and serving others to encouraging youths to pray and embrace God, Pratt’s faith-themed speech dove deep. Now, it’s going viral — and for all the right reasons.

Topics: Influencers News Entertainment
3 min read

Meet the Man on a Mission to Transform Kid's Lives

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Hank Fortener has devoted his life’s work to helping children and families. His organization, AdoptTogether — a PureFlix.com cause marketing partner — leverages technology to help families crowdfund the monies needed to navigate the oft-times expensive adoption process. It’s an innovative effort that connects children to consistent and loving forever homes.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
2 min read

‘Jesus...Save Me’: Actor’s Plea to God Changed Everything

By Billy Hallowell on Jun 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Bruce Marchiano, star of PureFlix.com’s “The Encounter” series, is known for his many on-screen portrayals of Jesus — an iconic role that has come to define his career. But Marchiano wasn’t always a Christian. In fact, his path to faith came after he found success in Hollywood and was soon faced with an essential question: who — or what — would be his ‘God?’

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
3 min read

Is this Supreme Court Decision a Religious Liberty WIN?

By Sarah Hartland on Jun 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM

In one of the most significant rulings this year, the Supreme Court announced its decision Monday morning in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Many are already taking to social media to announce this as an amazing victory for religious liberty. But is it? The truth is, the ruling is a bit more complicated than that.

Topics: News
4 min read

This Army Hero's Amazing Story is the Definition of HOPE

By Billy Hallowell on May 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Army hero Noah Galloway’s life dramatically changed in late 2005, when an improvised explosive device (IED) shattered his world, claiming both his left arm and left leg. It was a violent assault that left Galloway in a difficult emotional place, as he struggled to cope with the long road to recovery.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
2 min read

Candace Cameron Bure Responds to Those Who Mock Prayer

By Billy Hallowell on May 18, 2018 2:44:05 PM

“Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure recently delivered a passionate response when asked about people who mock “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of tragedy — and in light of the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday, it’s worth revisiting her proclamation that prayer is “the start of your solution” to life’s problems.

Topics: Influencers News Faith
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Faith Saved Her Marriage, Says Dolly Parton

By Sarah Hartland on May 18, 2018 11:30:00 AM

It is no secret Hollywood can be a dark place. So when a celebrity speaks out about their faith, people sit up and take notice. And Dolly Parton has not been shy about how her relationship with God saved her life and her marriage.

Topics: Influencers News
5 min read

3,000-Year-Old Reason Why America's Jerusalem Stance is Historic

By Billy Hallowell on May 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The U.S. government’s proclamation “officially recognizing Jerusalem as [Israel’s] capital” and subsequent decision to relocate the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has both rocked and captivated the world.

Topics: Politics News
4 min read

Options to Stream Movies Online with PureFlix.com

By Greg Gudorf on May 10, 2018 11:00:00 AM

There are more ways than ever before to watch clean faith and family movies and TV shows, wherever you are! If you have a Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or another streaming device, then you are ready to watch Pure Flix.

Topics: Technology Customers
2 min read

Tear-Jerker: Shocked Couple Receives Life-Changing Gift

By Sarah Hartland on May 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Adoption is one of the most beautiful ways to make a difference — but it’s also one of the most expensive. So, when given the opportunity to share their story, Sarah and Sutton McKee of Los Angeles were more than ready to talk about the joys and struggles of the adoption process. What they didn’t know when they sat down for the discussion, though, was that they were in for a major surprise…

Topics: Family Pure Flix Digital Giving Back
2 min read

5 Mother's Day Gifts That Last All Year

By Sarah Hartland on May 4, 2018 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.

Topics: Holidays
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Featured Family Movies You're Sure to Love - May 2018

By Sarah Hartland on May 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Grab your popcorn, because even more new movies are coming to Pure Flix. Here are just a few of our favorites that have recently been added to our growing library of family-friendly movies, documentaries, and online series.

Topics: Movie List Family-Friendly Movies
5 min read

3 Real-Life Legal Battles That Inspired ‘God’s Not Dead’ Plots

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The intense debate over religious liberty continues to forge ahead in communities and courtrooms across America, as judges weigh the balance between the First and Fourteenth Amendments. It’s a battle that boils down to the need to find an appropriate harmony between free speech, religious liberty and equal protection under the law.

Topics: Politics News America Pure Flix Exclusives
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10 Featured Movies on PureFlix.com this April

By Sarah Hartland on Apr 4, 2018 4:30:00 PM

New titles are constantly being added to Pure Flix, and we don’t want you to miss them! Whether you’re looking for the perfect film for family movie night, or just something to watch on your own, the titles we’re featuring (and new ones we’re adding!) this month are sure to encourage you and your family.

Topics: News Movie List Pure Flix Exclusives
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Wishing You and Your Family a Blessed Easter Sunday

By Greg Gudorf on Mar 30, 2018 11:01:45 AM

Easter is perhaps the most special of Christian holidays. While the beauty of the spring is in full bloom and children search for pastel-colored eggs among the green grass, the real importance is found in the hope we have in Christ’s resurrection. Even as the world awakens from winter, we too will live again because Christ lives. Find greater meaning in celebrating Easter Sunday this year.

Topics: Christianity Holidays Lifestyle
3 min read

Here's Why We Faithfully Observe Good Friday

By Greg Gudorf on Mar 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Good Friday represents the commemoration of one of the most important events in human history: the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. For 2,000 years, Christians have remembered this day with solemnity, reverence, and hope for the promise of the coming Resurrection. This Good Friday, take this opportunity to reflect on the history of this important date in church history.

Topics: Christianity Holidays
2 min read

A Top Media Voice in Christian Culture is Joining PureFlix.com

By Dave Migdal on Mar 18, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Billy Hallowell, who’s been covering—and commenting on—Christian culture and news for almost 20 years, is joining PureFlix.com as its new director of communications.

Topics: Press Release Pure Flix Digital
4 min read

Pure Flix Partners with AdoptTogether to Build Families

By Greg Gudorf on Mar 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Family is everything. They have been there in the best of times and, of course, in the worst of times. Family is a shoulder to cry on, a confidant, a support system, a warm hug and a source of laughter and love. Some of us are born into our family and some came together later in life. Others, however, are still waiting to find their branch on a family tree.  

Topics: News Family Giving Back
3 min read

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s Why We Celebrate

By Greg Gudorf on Mar 16, 2018 12:43:34 PM

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
3 min read

Andrea Logan White: Wife, Mother, Actress, Author and More

By Greg Gudorf on Mar 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

It is so important that young men and women find role models in today’s world. All too often, society provides examples of success that glorify values and ideals that are counter to all we try to instill in our children. For young women, especially, finding a successful woman to look up to can be very difficult. Andrea Logan White is a powerhouse woman who not only models success, but also has the character and inner beauty that we long to aspire to ourselves.

Topics: Influencers Pure Flix Entertainment
3 min read

Honor International Women’s Day with These 4 Strong Women

By Greg Gudorf on Mar 8, 2018 10:14:00 AM

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration that takes place on March 8 and celebrates the strength and beauty of women. This is a day to recognize and honor their achievements, regardless of the economic or cultural differences that separate us. Take a moment to honor this day with these inspirational quotes from women from the past and today:

Topics: Influencers America Inspiration
1 min read

You Won't Believe How This Community Turned Tragedy Into Action

By Pure Flix Editors on Mar 6, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Stoneman Douglas High School freshman Alaina Petty won’t be remembered as one of the victims of the February 2018 massacre. Instead, her friends and family (including more than 1,500 who attended her funeral) are making sure her legacy means much more than tragedy.

Topics: Christianity News
3 min read

Bridging the Gap: A Columbine Dad Speaks Out on School Shooting

By Greg Gudorf on Mar 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

In the wake of another school shooting, a father whose daughter was killed in 1999 in the tragic Columbine High School shooting spoke with President Trump. Darrell Scott shared his thoughts on what he has learned from working with young people as part of the anti-bullying program, Rachel’s Challenge, that he and his family started.

Topics: Politics News America
4 min read

New in February: Recently Added Movies and Series on Pure Flix

By Greg Gudorf on Feb 28, 2018 3:00:00 PM

This time of year, it feels like an endless stream of cold, dreary days. Spring is still some way off, and many people long for something bright and fresh. PureFlix.com constantly adds new content viewers can stream for positive entertainment that lifts your spirits. Check out all of the new content that came to PureFlix.com this month:

Topics: Movie List Pure Flix Exclusives
3 min read

Did You Know That PureFlix.com Gives Back to Great Causes?

By Greg Gudorf on Feb 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM

PureFlix.com’s goal is to provide clean, family-friendly entertainment. However, that’s not the only way the streaming video service provides help and hope. When you sign up to stream movies, documentaries and TV series, part of your membership supports organizations like Reboot Combat Recovery, AMI Kids and Convoy of Hope.

Topics: News Lifestyle Giving Back
1 min read

Billy Graham is 'Home,' But His Words Stay With Us

By Sarah Hartland on Feb 21, 2018 12:25:00 PM

For many, it is hard to imagine a time when Rev. Billy Graham wasn’t a household name. Deemed America’s “most famous preacher” and “the Protestant pope,” Graham’s legacy will endure for centuries to come. Counselor to presidents and a voice to millions, his message was a simple yet transformative one: the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Topics: Christianity Influencers News
3 min read

Did You Know PureFlix.com Is in Canada? Get a Free Trial!

By Greg Gudorf on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In today’s world, it is increasingly difficult to protect yourself and your loved ones from inappropriate content. On a mission to combat distasteful media in households around the world, PureFlix.com, a streaming video service dedicated to providing wholesome entertainment, is available both in the U.S. and Canada.

Topics: News Pure Flix Digital
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5 Team USA Olympians Living Their Faith in PyeongChang

By Sarah Hartland on Feb 20, 2018 5:00:00 PM

The Winter Olympics are an exciting time for the world to come together in sportsmanship, and the 2018 Olympics in South Korea are no exception. Many athletes use this international stage as an opportunity not only to participate in the global community, but also to share their faith while the spotlight is on them. Here are five Team USA Olympic athletes who are living their faith in PyeongChang:

Topics: News Sports
4 min read

PureFlix.com Partners with Reboot to Celebrate President's Day

By Greg Gudorf on Feb 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM

PureFlix.com is proud to partner with Reboot Combat Recovery to help heal the souls of those who have fought for our country. On February 19, we will celebrate President’s Day to honor American presidents, past and present. Our presidents have fought, and continue to fight, for the success of our country — on and off the battlefield.

Topics: Holidays America Giving Back
1 min read

Christian Entrepreneurs Share Business Tips and Faith in New Show

By Sarah Hartland on Feb 13, 2018 4:00:00 PM

For Christian entrepreneurs, business and faith go hand-in-hand. “Pure Business,” coming soon to Facebook and PureFlix.com, explores remarkable businesses and their owners.

Topics: Pure Talk Pure Flix Original
2 min read

Pure Talk is Back, and Better Than Ever!

By Sarah Hartland on Feb 12, 2018 3:20:00 PM

In 2017, “Pure Talk,” an interactive online talk show from PureFlix.com on Facebook Live, tackled topics ranging from theology to entertainment. “Pure Talk” featured a variety of panelists and guests last year, coming together from across the country to broadcast conversations that matter.

Topics: Press Release Pure Talk
3 min read

5 Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate Black History Month

By Greg Gudorf on Feb 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM

February is observed as Black History Month or National African American History Month. We use this time to remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation's history.

Topics: Holidays Influencers Black History Month Inspiration
2 min read

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

By Pure Flix Editors on Feb 9, 2018 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
3 min read

This Must-See Christian Movie is a 'Beacon of Light' for Women

By Pure Flix Editors on Feb 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

While there are many uplifting Christian movies and television shows available, sometimes we crave something personal to us. With few films made for and about Christian women, one of PureFlix.com’s newest movies “Only God Can” leads the way, offering a raw perspective into the struggles that women face in life and faith. This inspirational movie is sure to touch your life in a way that is deeply personal and relevant to you.

Topics: Pure Flix Exclusives Women of Faith
1 min read

Here's Why Marriage is Struggling, and How You Can Help

By Sarah Hartland on Feb 6, 2018 6:30:00 PM

By now, you’ve heard the statistics: Marriage is being delayed or abandoned altogether by more and more couples in the U.S. Christian Headlines reported: “In 1960, the median age for a first marriage was 20 for women and 23 for men. Today it’s 27 for women and 29 for men...A full 25 percent of Millennials are likely to forego marriage altogether.”

Topics: Romance Romantic Movies
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Shake Up Valentine’s Day With These 3 Unique Gift Ideas

By Pure Flix Editors on Feb 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You’ve probably already seen it: heart-shaped chocolate, roses and jewelry filling the aisles of the stores. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to get your significant other. While sweets are always a hit, an “out-of-the-box” gift tells your partner that you really put some thought into making Valentine’s Day special. This year, go above and beyond in expressing your love with these unique gift ideas.

Topics: Holidays Relationships
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Check Out The New Movies Added to Pure Flix this January

By Greg Gudorf on Jan 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Starting the year off strong with 10 new titles added in January – available to stream today! Whether you’re in search of Christian movies or clean content for your family, check out what’s new this month on Pure Flix:

Topics: Movie List Pure Flix Digital Pure Flix Original Pure Flix Exclusives
2 min read

The Power of the Hug – National Hug Day Is January 21st

By Greg Gudorf on Jan 19, 2018 4:00:00 PM

In our ever-more-technologically connected world, the simple power of touch is often missed. A hug is an amazingly versatile way of expressing love, joy, comfort, and encouragement. A friendly embrace is a simple gift that can often speak what words are unable to convey.

Topics: Holidays News Inspiration
2 min read

Have You Seen PureFlix.com’s New Christian Comedy Movie Yet?

By Pure Flix Editors on Jan 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Although church should be the one place you can truly be yourself, that isn’t the case for Pastor John in the new Christian movie, “Altar Egos.” This is a great movie for the whole family that is sure to have everyone laughing! Although meant to be funny, you’ll also notice a few great life lessons and morals throughout the storyline.

Topics: Pure Flix Exclusives Comedy Movies
3 min read

Did You Know PureFlix.com has Movies in Spanish?

By Pure Flix Editors on Jan 17, 2018 6:00:00 PM

Whether you just want to practice your Spanish-speaking skills, or you prefer to watch television in Spanish. You will be sure to find the clean entertainment you’ve been searching for in both English and Spanish.

Topics: Movie List Spanish
3 min read

Pure Flix Partners with Reboot Combat Recovery

By Greg Gudorf on Jan 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The men and women who fight for this country make enormous sacrifices in order to protect our freedom. We rejoice when our soldiers return home, however, the battle doesn’t end there. Often, they are left with terrible physical and emotional scars and have trouble adjusting back to civilian life. Pure Flix is proud to partner with Reboot, an organization dedicated to helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other challenges. Together we can help restore the lives of these heroes once they’ve returned home.

Topics: Faith America Giving Back
4 min read

Recently Added Exclusive Movies and Original Series

By Greg Gudorf on Jan 11, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Finding original and exclusive movies that you can stream anytime without fear of having embarrassing or improper scenes invade your home. 

Here are some of the great, exclusives found only on PureFlix.com:

Topics: Movie List Pure Flix Original Pure Flix Exclusives
3 min read

Meet the Cast of “Malibu Dan” – PureFlix.com’s New Comedy Series

By Greg Gudorf on Jan 5, 2018 3:30:00 PM

These days, it may feel nearly impossible to find wholesome, family-friendly comedy that everyone in your home will enjoy. Whether it’s a live stand-up comedy show, music, movies, or a TV series, content is often saturated with inappropriate language or topics. PureFlix.com is proud to announce its new original comedy series, “Malibu Dan--The Family Man.” Not only does it provide clean content, it will have your whole family laughing! Meet some of the the cast of this new PureFlix.com exclusive series:

Topics: Pure Flix Digital Pure Flix Original
3 min read

3 Ways to Get More Family-Friendly Entertainment

By Sarah Hartland on Jan 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Author, mom and Fox News writer Michelle Cox recently shared her observations of how quickly and easily her kids (and others) absorb messages from entertainment. Her stories will sound familiar to any modern parent. She wrote:

Topics: News Family Parenting
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The Importance of Clean Content in Raising Healthy Children

By Greg Gudorf on Jan 3, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Mass media and much of the entertainment industry today are flooded with violence, sexuality, and inappropriate language. Home entertainment can be challenging; allowing children free reign of the remote control on standard cable or satellite could be exposing them to programs and commercials that could do lasting damage.

Topics: Parenting Lifestyle
2 min read

Start Your Year With Thousands of Family-Friendly Movie Titles!

By Pure Flix Editors on Jan 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

This year, make a resolution that will benefit your whole family. Stream thousands of family-friendly titles from any device, at home or on the go. Whether you’re looking for a cozy family night or something educational during winter break, here are a few reasons to start your new year with Pure Flix.

Topics: Family Pure Flix Digital
3 min read

How to Enjoy PureFlix.com with Your Chromecast

By Greg Gudorf on Dec 27, 2017 7:00:00 AM

PureFlix.com offers clean and uplifting movies and TV shows that users can stream from multiple devices at home or on the go. If you have Chromecast, it’s never been easier to watch Pure Flix. Not sure how to cast on Chromecast using your phone, tablet, or computer? We’ll walk you through the steps.

Topics: Technology Pure Flix Digital Support
5 min read

Talking to Your Kids About the 'Religion' of 'The Last Jedi'

By Sarah Hartland on Dec 20, 2017 3:00:00 PM

It’s no surprise that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is dominating the box office. Movie and “Star Wars” fans alike are praising the film, and it is likely to be a topic of conversation for months to come. Whether you’re a “Star Wars” fan or not, keeping your kids from the franchise is nearly impossible, which means a conversation about the saga’s overt spiritual themes is more than warranted.

Topics: News Entertainment Parenting
3 min read

On Christmas Eve Only, Watch “Silver Bells” for Free

By Greg Gudorf on Dec 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

What do you get when you’ve got a sports-obsessed dad, a spiteful referee who calls too many fouls, and a YouTube video that goes viral over the holidays? A hilarious Christmas flick your entire family can enjoy! This Sunday gather your family together and watch “Silver Bells” for free with PureFlix.com’s 5 Sundays of Free Christmas Movies.

Topics: Christmas Holidays Pure Flix Exclusives
3 min read

The Best Last-Minute Christian Gift Ideas for Your Church Friends

By Greg Gudorf on Dec 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The holidays are a great time to spread faith, especially with your friends at church who share your passion for this season. Despite our best efforts, Christmas has a way of sneaking up on us. Amid the hustle and bustle, there always seem to be one or two people on your list that you haven’t gotten around to finding that perfect gift for. Fear not! There are many great last-minute gifts that are perfect for your friends at church.

Topics: Holidays Faith
4 min read

How the Salvation Army is Changing Lives This Holiday Season

By Greg Gudorf on Dec 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

In the film, “Silver Bells”, an arrogant sportscaster performs community service through the Salvation Army, and learns an important lesson about the power of giving. The Salvation Army can serve as an excellent example for many of us about the power of giving. 

Topics: Holidays Giving Back
3 min read

Watch "A Dog for Christmas" - Available For Free This Sunday

By Pure Flix Editors on Dec 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Looking for a Christmas movie that Mom, Dad, and the kiddos can enjoy together? Look no further. “A Dog for Christmas” is available for free on Sunday, December 10 when you

Topics: Christmas Holidays
3 min read

[Parent Alert] Chris Pratt Tells Imposter: 'Go Find Jesus'

By Sarah Hartland on Dec 1, 2017 11:30:00 AM

If you’ve recently received a personal message from actor Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World), you might want to look twice. Pratt announced on his official Instagram page that an imposter has created several social media accounts in his name, using them to send inappropriate messages to women online.

Topics: Influencers Kids Parenting
3 min read

7 Things You Didn't Realize About Della Reese (1931-2017)

By Greg Gudorf on Nov 22, 2017 5:45:06 PM

Della Reese, a vocal powerhouse, actress, and ordained minister, passed away on November 19th at her home in Encino, California. She was 86 years old. Reese had an incredible life filled with God, love, and the creative arts.

Topics: Influencers
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It's Here! The World's First 'Hope Opera': Hilton Head Island

By Sarah Hartland on Nov 8, 2017 3:06:50 PM

Soap opera veterans have teamed up with PureFlix.com to create a new drama series that has been nicknamed a “hope opera.” “Hilton Head Island” is set in the iconic resort city in South Carolina and follows the Trisk family, which owns the fictional ISLE Television Network. When the family patriarch Daniel Trisk falls seriously ill, his family begins battling over control of the media empire, while employing the power of prayer and faith to avoid ruining the family’s legacy.

Topics: Pure Flix Digital Behind the Scenes Series Pure Flix Original
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Here's What Christians Can Do on 'Make a Difference Day'

By Greg Gudorf on Oct 27, 2017 7:00:00 AM

October 28th is Make a Difference Day. What does this mean? It’s a day for people around the globe to unite in a single mission: to perform services that will improve the lives of others. As a Christian, there are many things you can do that can genuinely help others in your community or around the planet on this day...and others. You don’t have to do something difficult or extravagant to make a difference. Here are five easy ideas.

Topics: Holidays Faith Lifestyle
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Pure Flix Partners with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

By Greg Gudorf on Oct 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight. — Psalm 72:12-14 (NIV)

Topics: News Faith Giving Back
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Flash from the Past: 9 Things Technology Ended

By Greg Gudorf on Oct 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

While technology has made our lives easier in many ways, sometimes we can’t help but feel nostalgic for days gone by. Back then, life didn’t move so fast and even the food was more wholesome. These nine things are a flash from the past because of technology.  

Topics: Education Classic Movies
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How to Watch Christian Movies from Pure Flix on a Fire TV Stick

By Greg Gudorf on Oct 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

One great thing about PureFlix.com is that users can stream from any mobile device. You can watch clean movies and TV series on your computer, smartphone, or iPad from any location. However, one of the best ways to watch Christian movies is on a big screen, from the comfort of your living room.

Topics: Technology Pure Flix Digital Customers
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World Homeless Day: 5 Ways to Get Involved

By Greg Gudorf on Oct 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM

World Homeless Day is October 10. Since its founding in 2010, every continent (except Antarctica) has chosen this day to focus on the needs of the homeless and provide local communities with opportunities to respond. An estimated 100 million people are homeless around the world. Here are five things you can do to make sure they’re not overlooked.

Topics: Holidays News Giving Back
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What’s New on PureFlix.com, September 2017

By Pure Flix Editors on Sep 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

PureFlix.com is constantly updated to bring you the latest in faith and family-friendly movies, originals, and more every month. With dozens of films being added to the platform, it’s important that you don’t miss out. Here are just a few of the titles you can look forward to watching on PureFlix.com in September:

Topics: Movie List Pure Flix Digital Pure Flix Exclusives
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9/11: A Time for Reflection and Prayer

By Greg Gudorf on Sep 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

September 11 was a pivotal moment in American history. When the World Trade Center towers fell, many Americans felt their sense of security vanish as well. Before, enemies attacked on foreign soil, but Americans felt that they were safe at home. Suddenly, terrorists executed not just one, but multiple attacks, and everything changed. God’s Word is a resource that provides hope when our fortresses crumble. When our perceptions are shattered and our security is revealed to be just an illusion, God is still in control. Here are ways to commemorate 9/11 this year.

Topics: Holidays News Prayer
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How to Honor Your Grandparents this Grandparent’s Day

By Greg Gudorf on Sep 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM

President Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day a national holiday to celebrate grandparents. This Sunday is Grandparent’s Day 2017. Whether you’re celebrating on the actual holiday or throughout the year, here are ideas for honoring some of the most precious people in your life.

Topics: Holidays Family Faith
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Pray for North Korea

By Greg Gudorf on Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

North Korea is in the news almost every day. The country recently launched a ballistic missile over Japan and has threatened to target the U.S. territory of Guam. North Korea is known as the “Hermit Kingdom,” and has long sought to isolate its citizens from the outside world. The world’s most powerful countries stand by, wondering what should done.

Topics: News Bible Verses
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Chick-fil-A Holds to Beliefs at Falcons’ New Stadium

By Greg Gudorf on Aug 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Chick-fil-A is opening a new location at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League and Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer. Critics are quick to point out that the restaurant chain closes on Sundays. All but one of the the Falcons’ home games are played on Sundays, so fans won’t be able to buy Chick-fil-A’s famous chicken sandwiches. Despite the criticism, the chain says it intends to uphold the company’s practice of giving employees one day a week for family and faith.

Topics: News Faith
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Pure Flix Partners with AMIKids

By Greg Gudorf on Aug 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” (James 2:14-17 ESV)

This month, the PureFlix.com family is incredibly excited to announce a new partnership with AMIkids, a not-for-profit organization that empowers and changes the lives of at-risk youth all over the country. It was founded in 1969 by Frank Orlando, a Chief Juvenile Court Judge in Fort Lauderdale, who was frustrated after seeing that people who have run-ins with the law at a young age often re-offend later in life. He knew something had to change for these kids to learn how to channel their energy in a positive way for a better future.

Topics: News Giving Back
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Reading, Writing, Religion: Ky. Schools to Offer Bible Classes

By Pure Flix Editors on Aug 21, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Religion in schools is a controversial topic, but looks like Kentucky is on its way to offering Bible classes as an elective in middle and high school. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin recently signed the Bible Literacy Bill into law. While the Kentucky Department of Education is still putting together a curriculum, schools plan to offer Bible classes soon. Students won’t be required to take the classes, but the move is sending a strong signal around the country. Kentucky is a religious, conservative state where 76 percent of residents say they are Christian, and with the passing of the Bible Literacy Law it may be the first of many states to adopt a policy on faith-based electives.

Topics: News Education Kids
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The One Line that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Should Have Left Out

By Pure Flix Editors on Aug 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is doing great at the box office. It has earned a Metascore of 73, and it trended on social media for several weeks in a row. With so much buzz surrounding the latest Spider-Man movie, many families are wondering if they should let their children watch it.

Topics: Movies News
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Pure Flix to Help Replace Destroyed 10 Commandments Monument

By Pure Flix Editors on Jul 3, 2017 8:23:33 AM

“Thou Shalt Not Destroy” may not be one of the 10 Commandments, but Pure Flix is honoring it just the same.

What started with a Facebook live video rant about the separation of church and state turned into an ugly scene late last week in Little Rock, Ark..

Topics: News Press Release America
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DNA Evidence from Egyptian Mummies Proves Biblical Account

By Pure Flix Editors on Jun 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Once again, science is demonstrating the historical accuracy of the Bible. DNA analysis of mummies entombed in Egypt reveals that Biblical accounts dating back to Noah are historically verifiable.

Topics: News Bible Verses
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For King & Country Gets Real in Exclusive Interview

By Sarah Hartland on Jun 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Lighting, stage managing, background vocals, and singing in a duo of their own, Joel and Luke Smallbone have been in the music industry for most of their lives. On the road with their older sister, Rebecca St. James, a Christian pop star in her own right, these brothers “fell in love with music.” Now, years later, the two of them are better known as For King and Country, a Grammy-award winning pop duo that has topped both Christian and secular charts.

Topics: Influencers Interviews Entertainment
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Christian Band Casting Crowns: "It's More Than Music for Us"

By Sarah Hartland on Jun 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM

For many, listening to Christian music is synonymous with listening to Casting Crowns.  The band’s first album was released in 2003 with recognizable songs like “Voice of Truth” and “If We Are the Body”, and since then you can hear their songs on K-LOVE and and in churches across the country. But the band’s musical successes pale in comparison to the overall impact of their ministry, one that lead singer Mark Hall told Pure Flix Insider is “more than music.”

Topics: Christianity Influencers Entertainment
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Should High School Coaches Be Allowed to Pray After Games?

By Julie Tronsen on Jun 22, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Prayer in school is back in the courts again. On June 12, high school football coach, Joe Kennedy, finally got his day in court after being fired for praying at the 50-yard line after games.

Topics: News Sports Prayer
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Justin Bieber Uses Return to God to Help Manchester Victims

By Julie Tronsen on Jun 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Justin Bieber is in the news again, but finally for a good reason. He was among top name singers that headlined at the “One Love Manchester” benefit concert organized by Ariana Grande. The event took place in Manchester, England on May 31st and included names such as Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Miley Cyrus. When Bieber took the stage, he shared a special message about God.

Topics: Influencers Entertainment Faith
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Should Christians Avoid the 'Wonder Woman' Movie?

By Julie Tronsen on Jun 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM

There’s been a lot of hype around the release of "Wonder Woman." Let’s be honest; it looks exciting. But is it a movie that Christian families should see?

Topics: News Entertainment
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What's New on PureFlix.com, June 2017

By Pure Flix Editors on Jun 5, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The latest in Christian and family movies and entertainment are on Pure Flix every month. With hundreds of new releases each and every month, you might not notice what’s being added. Here are just a few of the titles coming to Pure Flix in June 2017:
Topics: Movie List Pure Flix Digital
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Comedian Chris Rock Speaks About 'Damaging Affects' of Addiction

By Pure Flix Editors on May 23, 2017 7:00:00 AM

A growing number of celebrities have begun speaking openly about their struggles to overcome addictions, and comedian Chris Rock recently joined their ranks.

Topics: Influencers News Faith
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Hey Tim Allen, Have Your People Call Our People!

By Pure Flix Editors on May 18, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Maybe it's time Tim Allen and his producers take a look at PureFlix.com as a new home for "Last Man Standing.” After six wildly successful seasons on ABC, Allen’s popular sitcom was recently cancelled.

Topics: Influencers News Entertainment
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Finally, A Christian Talk Show You Can Interact With

By Sarah Hartland on May 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Earlier this year, on the floor of a huge hotel ballroom in Orlando, right in the middle of the action, an innovative Christian talk show was born. Pure Talk came onto the scene, appropriately, at the 2017 National Religious Broadcasters International Media Convention. The show broadcast on Facebook live with five episodes, and left audiences eagerly waiting for more.

Topics: News Pure Flix Digital Pure Talk
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PSA: Scary Videos Targeting Kids on YouTube

By Julie Tronsen on May 4, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Unsuspecting parents across the nation have been startled by a disturbing discovery on the YouTube Kids App. When the app first came out, Google claimed it was a safer alternative for kids to watch videos. Trusting parents felt fine handing the app to their child to watch whatever they wanted. But parents soon found videos lurking in the app that some moms have called, “Traumatizing.”

Topics: News Kids
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Ask and You Shall Receive: Pure Flix is Now on Apple TV and More!

By Sarah Hartland on May 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

A BIG upgrade has come to Pure Flix. You’ve been asking about an app for Apple TV, and we’ve listened. As of late April , you can download the PureFlix.com app directly from your Generation 4 or later Apple TV. This means family-friendly entertainment is easier, more convenient than ever to enjoy.

Topics: Technology News Press Release
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Help Provide $100,000 of Resources to Convoy of Hope

By Sarah Hartland on May 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you’re a Pure Flix member, every title you watch is more than a movie. That’s because this month we’re partnering with Convoy of Hope to deliver $100,000 in clothing, groceries and more to those in need in the United States.

Topics: Press Release Giving Back
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Persecution is a Blessing in Disguise, Here's Why...

By Sarah Hartland on Apr 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The news is full of stories of Christians facing persecution at home and abroad. While levels of extremity differ globally, one thing remains the same: the gospel is under fire. As Christians, it can be disheartening to read stories of violence and discrimination, but should we be surprised? After all, Jesus himself told us in no uncertain terms that we would face persecution if we followed him.

Topics: News Faith
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Christian Media's Opportunity to Reach the Unchurched

By Billy Hallowell on Apr 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

With the growth of new media and emerging technologies have come new opportunities for niche publishers. And in an era where many Americans feel unrepresented or misrepresented by Hollywood and media, there’s been a fascinating and robust opportunity to try and equalize the playing field.

For far too long political conservatives and Christians have felt that the mainstream press haven’t quite had their interests at heart — a dynamic that has led to the rise of scores of Christian blogs and media outlets aimed at tapping these underserved groups.

Topics: Influencers News
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3 Times Religious Freedom Has Triumphed in Court

By Sarah Hartland on Apr 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Read the news lately and it might feel like religious freedom has taken blow after blow. In courts and in culture, it can feel like Christianity is under fire. You may be surprised to hear it, but religious liberty and free speech have won more victories than you might have guessed.
Topics: Faith America
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Chris Pratt Did WHAT on Easter Sunday?!

By Pure Flix Editors on Apr 17, 2017 2:30:00 PM

You probably know Chris Pratt from “Parks and Recreation” (Andy Dwyer), “Jurassic World” (Owen), or “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Peter Quill). What you might not have known about this Hollywood actor, though, is that he came to Christ as a teenager, and last Easter did something that still has the internet buzzing a year later.
Topics: Easter Influencers News
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'Christian Oscars' to Air Easter Sunday on Reelz Channel

By Pure Flix Editors on Apr 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The glitz and glamour of the red carpet aren’t exclusive to the Oscars or the Emmys. The annual MovieGuide Awards celebrate achievements in faith and family entertainment with as much fanfare and fashion as the Oscars. This is an awards ceremony that you won’t want to miss - and that you can watch with the entire family.

Topics: Movies
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PureFlix.com Adds Discussion Guides to Family Movies

By Pure Flix Editors on Apr 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Movie night and family night are the perfect combination. That’s why PureFlix.com has partnered with MovieBibleStudy.com to create family discussion guides to several popular titles. These thought-provoking guides (available only on PureFlix.com) are a great way to teach important life--as well as Biblical-- concepts and get the most out of the family movies.

Topics: Family Discussion Guides
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Air Force Base Resists Atheist Group's Demand to Stop Prayer

By Sarah Hartland on Apr 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The infamous Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the New Hampshire Air National Guard demanding that they cease including prayer in military ceremonies. Demands like this one have become increasingly commonplace these days, as atheist groups seek to eradicate religious symbols across the country. But the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty and the First Liberty Institute are fighting back.

Topics: News Prayer
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Is CNN’s ‘Finding Jesus’ Too Open to Interpretation?

By Pure Flix Editors on Apr 5, 2017 7:00:00 AM

CNN has just released the second season of “Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.” The show seeks to speak to believers and skeptics about religious artifacts and the mysteries surrounding the early church. “Finding Jesus” interviews experts, archaeologists, and theologians while taking viewers on-location in the Holy Land and through re-enactments of events surrounding Jesus’ life.

Topics: News
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6-Year-Old Gives Up Birthday Party to Feed 125 Homeless

By Sarah Hartland on Mar 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Armani Crews turned 6 years old earlier this month, but instead of cake and presents for herself, she wanted something special for her birthday. The Chicago birthday girl had been begging her parents, Artesha and Antoine, “for months,” to feed the homeless in their community. Armani’s parents told ABC News that at first, they thought she was joking.

Topics: News Kids
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Is the American Church Embracing Female Leadership?

By Sarah Hartland on Mar 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

A recent Barna poll says, “Yes!”... at least conceptually. In fact, the poll revealed that a whopping 79 percent of Americans are comfortable with female priests or pastors, a sentiment unheard of in previous generations but common amongst Millenials. But these numbers don’t hold across the board, suggesting that your gender and denomination will play a big role in your view of female leadership in the church.

Topics: News
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Michael Bublé's Son Makes Miraculous Cancer Recovery

By Sarah Hartland on Mar 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Michael Buble’s three-year-old son Noah, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in November, is miraculously recovering. Noah’s uncle, the brother of Buble’s wife Luisana Lopilato says this recovery is “miraculous.” Dario Lopilato revealed, “For me, it's very difficult to talk about. But I believe in God and sought comfort in Jesus Christ and a miracle from God came, from the way it was discovered, after the operation, everything.”

Topics: News
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American Muslims Condemn Vandalism of Jewish Sites, Offer Support

By Sarah Hartland on Mar 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It is easy to turn on the news and get discouraged by current events, but reports of unexpected kindness and solidarity can give us hope. In response to a slew of recent bomb threats to Jewish community centers, some Muslim community members are stepping up in support.

Topics: News
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New Christian Talk Show Discusses Culture, Entertainment

By Pure Flix Editors on Mar 8, 2017 10:23:01 AM

There’s a new Christian talk show in town, and it’s bravely taking on issues at the heart of our culture. Hosted by Billy Hallowell from FaithWire and PureFlix.com CEO Greg Gudorf,  “Pure Talk” launched last week with four pilot episodes at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Topics: News Pure Talk
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Andrew Garfield "Fell in Love With Jesus" While Filming 'Silence'

By Sarah Hartland on Mar 2, 2017 1:06:19 PM

Andrew Garfield, famous for "Spider-Man", once told the Hollywood Reporter, “I consider myself pantheist, agnostic, occasionally atheist and a little bit Jewish, but mostly confused.” But the actor shared in an interview with Stephen Colbert earlier this year that his preparation for his latest film, “Silence,” changed his perspective on Jesus in a profound way.

Topics: Influencers
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School Ordered to Remove Ten Commandments Monument

By Pure Flix Editors on Feb 27, 2017 10:17:22 AM

Fifty years ago, a Fraternal Order of the Eagles branch gave Valley Junior-Senior High School outside of Pittsburgh a stone monument of the Ten Commandments. However, the monument, which was a gift celebrating the 1956 release of the movie “The Ten Commandments,” will be removed within the next few weeks, because one person found the monument religious and offensive.

Topics: News
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Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts Generating Newfound Interest

By Pure Flix Editors on Feb 23, 2017 11:37:21 AM

As a Christian outdoor adventure program for boys, Trail Life USA has garnered a reputation as the “Christian version” of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Beginning in January 2014, Trail Life currently has about 26,000 members, a number that is anticipated to rise due to its  recent surge in Facebook likes and website traffic. Trail Life CEO Mark Hancock correlates the rise of Trail Life interest to the Boy Scouts of America’s recent decision to accept children who identity as transgender.

Topics: News
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Melissa Joan Hart, 'God's Not Dead 2' Win 2017 MovieGuide Award

By Justina Miller on Feb 17, 2017 3:18:39 PM

Both “God’s Not Dead 2” and Melissa Joan Hart, the actress who plays the fim’s lead role, walked away with awards at last week’s 25th Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards Gala. “God’s Not Dead 2” took top honors on the  list of “Ten Best Movies for Mature Audiences” while Hart won best actress for “Most Inspiring Acting in Movies.”

Topics: Movies
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How Inspirational Movies Made an Impact in 2016

By Justina Miller on Feb 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

With the thousands of inspirational movies on PureFlix.com, we often hear from fans whose lives have been impacted by a movie streamed on our platform. Whether they wrote to say a film helped them to believe in God or just to say thank you for something their whole family could enjoy together, we loved hearing each viewer’s personal experiences. Here are just some of the most encouraging words we heard in 2016.

Topics: News
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Keith Urban Made Nicole Kidman Wait Four Months for a First Date

By Justina Miller on Feb 13, 2017 1:21:09 PM

Musician Keith Urban and Actor Nicole Kidman have been married 10 years and have two children together. However, their romance didn’t begin the day they met. It took Urban four months to call Kidman to ask her on their first date.

Topics: Influencers
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'Old Fashioned': A Christian Alternative to '50 Shades Darker'

By Sarah Hartland on Feb 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Parental Warning: While Pure Flix Insider always strives to be family-friendly, sometimes we do address topics that are aimed at more mature audiences. The following post may not be suitable for young readers.

The weekend before Valentine’s Day is a coveted time to release new films on the big screen. Often, the movies that end up there are R-rated, highly sexualized adult romances. One of the most infamous Valentine’s weekend releases is “50 Shades of Grey,” a film based on the bestselling novel of the same title.

Topics: Movies Relationships
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Inspirational Movie, 'I'm Not Ashamed,' Now on DVD

By Pure Flix Editors on Jan 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Good news for Pure Flix fans: the inspirational movie “I’m Not Ashamed” is now available on DVD. This film tells the true story of Rachel Joy Scott, who was one of the victims of the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. The true story focuses on faith and hope despite tragic circumstances, and is based off of Rachel’s actual journal entries.

Topics: Pure Flix Entertainment
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“God Gave Me This,” says Chonda Pierce of Inauguration Gig

By Sarah Hartland on Jan 20, 2017 1:28:42 PM

Christian comedian Chonda Pierce responded to backlash recently over her agreeing to perform at Donald Trump’s inaugural ball. She told FOX 411, "I don't have a Trump T-shirt but [the inauguration] is the epitome of our democracy. This is the showcase of what we get to do as American citizens -- to vote and that peaceful passing of power that we pray it will be."

Topics: News
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Melissa Joan Hart, David A.R. White Nominated for Awards

By Pure Flix Editors on Jan 18, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Each year, Movieguide, a non-profit organization that helps families find quality movies and entertainment, celebrates the best Christian movies and actors of the year with an annual award ceremony. Just released are this year’s nominees for “most inspiring performances in film and TV,” which will be given to the “most inspiring performances in movies and television demonstrating God’s grace and love toward us as human beings,” according to a statement given to Faithwire.

Topics: Influencers Pure Flix Entertainment
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Astronaut Gene Cernan: 'The Earth moves with logic and purpose.'

By Justina Miller on Jan 17, 2017 3:21:07 PM

Capt. Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died earlier this week in a Houston hospital. In his 82 years, Cernan logged more than 566 hours in space, but his 1972 visit to the moon had the greatest impact on him. He described looking back at the Earth as if he were gazing from “God’s front porch,” an experience that convinced Cernan that a Creator of the universe exists.

Topics: Influencers News
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Pure Flix in the News in 2016

By Pure Flix Editors on Dec 31, 2016 7:00:00 AM

PureFlix.com has grown into a staple for familes seeking entertainment they can trust. In 2016, PureFlix.com appeared in the news several times, making waves as a resource for families of all ages. As 2016 draws to a close, here’s a look at what families like YOURS have helped us accomplish:

Topics: News Pure Flix Digital
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[LISTEN] PureFlix.com CEO Greg Gudorf on NPR in Phoenix

By Sarah Hartland on Dec 28, 2016 3:24:15 PM

PureFlix.com is partnering with ClearPlay to make family-friendly movies even more appropriate for all audiences. ClearPlay allows families to edit out all offensive language from movies and TV shows by muting words that parents might not want their kiddos exposed to. Because ClearPlay's technology won't edit the content itself, this is a legal solution for modifying media.

Topics: News Pure Flix Digital Customers
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PureFlix.Com Bringing its Streaming Video Service into Canada

By Dave Migdal on Dec 28, 2016 7:57:36 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Az. and BURLINGTON, Ontario (Dec. 27, 2016) -- Just in time for the new year, PureFlix.com, a leader in faith and family streaming video entertainment, is expanding into Canada with an exclusive strategic marketing and content partnership with Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. (CCCI).

Topics: Press Release
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[Watch] What One Indiana Town Did to Keep Christ in Christmas

By Pure Flix Editors on Dec 22, 2016 2:05:15 PM

When council members made the town of Knightsville, Indiana, take down a cross down from their huge tree a town member posted the following post:

Topics: Christianity Christmas America
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ClearPlay Partnership to Deliver Clean(er) Content to Families

By Dave Migdal on Dec 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 19. 2016) — PureFlix.com, a leader in the faith and family streaming video space, is partnering with ClearPlay Inc. to provide consumers original content, movies, TV shows and more completely free from any offensive language.

Topics: Press Release Pure Flix Digital
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[Watch] 'Fox and Friends' Co-Host Knows God's in Control

By Justina Miller on Dec 16, 2016 8:01:27 AM

As the co-host of “Fox and Friends,” Ainsley Earhardt’s day job has her up at 3am and consists of interviewing big names and discussing current events. But at the heart of her, she is first a wife and mother who relies totally on God for strength. CBN.com recently interviewed Earnhardt, where she expressed that she is not afraid to talk about her faith on TV or in the public eye, and thankfully, Fox doesn’t seem to mind either.

Topics: News Entertainment
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Kirk Cameron Remembers His TV Dad, Alan Thicke

By Pure Flix Editors on Dec 15, 2016 5:00:00 PM

After actor Alan Thicke died of a heart attack on Tuesday, Kirk Cameron wrote this moving post about his co-star from, “Growing Pains:”

Topics: Influencers Entertainment
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Tim Tebow’s New Book Reveals How He Discovered His True Identity

By Pure Flix Editors on Dec 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

For Christians who follow celebrity news, Tim Tebow continues to be a breath of fresh air. From his popular prayer pose of “Tebowing” to praying with strangers, to the work he does in the Philippines with the Tebow Foundation, he is a great model of living in the world, yet not of it. One of his latest endeavors is releasing a new book, “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms.”

Topics: Influencers Sports
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[Watch] Dad wins award for video game about son with cancer

By Justina Miller on Dec 5, 2016 4:42:57 PM

“That Dragon, Cancer,” a video game created by Ryan Greene, who lost his son to cancer, took home the Games For Impact award at The Game Awards last week. Ryan and game co-creator, Josh Larson, came up with “That Dragon, Cancer” six years ago, when Ryan and Amy Green’s son, Joel, was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of one.

Topics: News Entertainment
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5 Ways to do #GivingTuesday on a Budget

By Justina Miller on Nov 29, 2016 11:55:04 AM

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, it’s time to set our sights on those who could use the resources we are so fortunate to have. While #GivingTuesday is primarily about donating money to a worthy cause, you don’t have to skip out just because you’re out of cash. Check out all the ways you can give below.

Topics: News Faith
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Selena Gomez Opened Up About Feeling Broken and Seeking Healing

By Justina Miller on Nov 23, 2016 2:28:03 PM

Selena Gomez opened up about feeling broken and seeking healing after accepting the title of American Music Award’s best pop-rock female artist on Sunday. This was Selena Gomez’s first public appearance after taking time off in August to heal from depression and panic attacks, according to Reuters.

Topics: News Entertainment
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Amy Grant’s Christmas Album Banned from Christian Bookstore

By Justina Miller on Nov 15, 2016 1:47:37 PM

Amy Grant fans have expressed their sympathies after Grant’s latest Christmas album was denied by Christian bookstores. Rather than be upset that her album, entitled “Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas,” will be sold at less stores this holiday season, Grant's response is one of love. 

Topics: Christianity News Entertainment
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[Podcast] David A.R. White Hints at a ‘God’s Not Dead 3’

By Justina Miller on Nov 5, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Last week’s episode of The Church Boys podcast was a Q&A session with Pure Flix co-founder, David A.R. White. The Church Boys hosts, The Blaze faith editor Billy Hallowell and magazine executive editor Chris Field, asked White about his journey to Hollywood, his new book, and his ideas on making more Christian movies.

Topics: News Pure Flix Entertainment
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'The Case for Christ' is Coming To Theaters in 2017 (Trailer)

By Sarah Hartland on Nov 2, 2016 2:07:01 PM

Investigative journalist and former atheist, Lee Strobel, set out to disprove the Bible. Instead, he discovered it was the most reliable ancient document known to man. He wrote “The Case for Christ” to share his personal story and the evidence that swayed him. Now, that story is on its way to the big screen, coming to theaters next spring.

Topics: News
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Netflix's 'Noble Goals'

By Greg Gudorf on Oct 26, 2016 6:34:08 PM

At the WSJD (Wall Street Journal’s annual digitally minded conference), Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, told the crowd:

"Fundamentally we're about eliminating loneliness and boredom.”

Admittedly, Hastings and the Netflix crew have noble goals. After all, Mother Teresa called loneliness the “poverty of the west,” and Soren Kierkegaard said that boredom was the “root of all evil.” But while these two evils should be alleviated, is Netflix really up for the challenge?

Topics: Technology Pure Flix Digital
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Michelle Morgan on Playing Lou in ‘Heartland’

By Justina Miller on Oct 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Canadian publication, North Shore News, recently interviewed Michelle Morgan, who plays Lou on the family TV series, “Heartland.” Morgan expressed her gratitude for the show’s multigenerational appeal. Now in its 10th season, there’s no doubt the show about the horse farm named Heartland has garnered a faithful following.

Topics: Movies News Family
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Masey McLain on Playing the Lead Role in 'I’m Not Ashamed’

By Justina Miller on Oct 12, 2016 10:36:14 AM

On Monday, AJC.com released an interview with Masey McLain, who plays the lead role in the upcoming Pure Flix film, “I’m Not Ashamed.” Opening in theaters October 21, “I’m Not Ashamed” tells the story of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the 1999 Columbine shooting, where two gunman killed 13 people and themselves in Littleton, CO. The film is based on Rachel Joy Scott’s journals which portrayed a deep love for God and others.

Topics: Movies Faith
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David A.R. White on His New Book: "Between Heaven & Hollywood"

By Sarah Hartland on Oct 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

David A.R. White told Pure Flix Insider recently, “I saw one movie in the theater during the first 18 years of my life. So really, the last person that should have moved into Hollywood, got into acting and also production, should have been me.” David grew up in an uber-conservative Mennonite community, one that, David jokes, “makes the Mormons seem like a pack of hell’s angels.”

Topics: News Faith
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Pure Flix's ‘I’m Not Ashamed' Trailer Suspended From YouTube

By Greg Gudorf on Oct 6, 2016 7:34:51 AM

According to published reports, last October, YouTube removed the trailer and YouTube channel for the Pure Flix movie, “I’m Not Ashamed.” A Christian-themed film based on the life of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim killed in the 1999 Columbine shootings, the trailer had no inappropriate or offensive content (watch the “I’m Not Ashamed” trailer below).

Topics: News Pure Flix Entertainment
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Why 2 Pure Flix Produced Films Have Dove Nominations

By Justina Miller on Sep 29, 2016 12:49:37 PM

While the Dove Awards are known for honoring individuals in the Christian music industry, they also hand out an award for the most inspirational film of the year. Among this year’s five nominees are two films produced by Pure Flix: “Woodlawn” and “God’s Not Dead 2.” Other nominees are “War Room,” “Miracles from Heaven,” and “Risen.”

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Kids Define What ‘Normal Behavior' Is by Age 3

By Greg Gudorf on Sep 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

It is often said that kids’ minds are like sponges, soaking up everything they see. Well, that old adage has been proven true in a study published by Psychological Science this month. The study proved that it is not actually adult instruction that informs a child’s perception of what is “normal” and what is not. Rather, children are promiscuous normativists, a term the study spelled out as: self-inferring what normal is.

Topics: Movies News Kids
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How to Avoid the Three Strikes of Faith Filmmaking

By Rick Bonn on Sep 24, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Reprinted from Rick Bonn, Head of Acquisitions & Development at Pure Flix Entertainment, from "Pure Flix Premieres Digital Originals (or 'How to Avoid the Three Strikes of Faith Filmmaking')" originally found here. 

Topics: Movies
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Greg Gudorf On What Christians Want From Entertainment

By Justina Miller on Sep 15, 2016 12:01:52 PM

LifeZette recently sat down with Pure Flix Digital CEO, Greg Gudorf, and picked his brain on PureFlix.com and what Christians really want from their media and entertainment. In their article, entitled "More Than Just Entertainment," Gudorf explains that there’s a market of faith-based moviegoers who are not interested in most of Hollywood’s films with violence, language, and sex. And the faith-based market he's speaking of is not just a handful of people.

Topics: News Interviews Pure Flix Digital
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United We Stand: Restoring the Unity We Had Days After 9/11

By Justina Miller on Sep 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Each September 11th, we remember the atrocities that are so painful to resurrect in our mind's eye. We think of parents who didn’t take the train home, kids who will always remember their firefighting dads as heroes, so many last “I love you’s,” and even more that are still said but only heard by ears in heaven.

We also remember the spirit that came about after the rubble: tiny American flags tucked into so many random spaces, big flags waving on every storefront, candle lit services, prayers said in unison, and hands clutching a stranger’s. Then there’s the famous phrase that made it onto a postage stamp: “United We Stand.”

Topics: Holidays Faith America
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Guide to The Washington Times Special Report on Christian Movies

By Justina Miller on Sep 9, 2016 10:51:00 AM

Last week The Washington Times released a Special Report called “Faith and Film: The (bright) future of faith-friendly films - and filmmaking.” The report, prepared by The Washington Times Advocacy Department and Inspire Buzz, was a series of articles written by top actors and filmmakers in the Christian media industry. The articles are a collaboration thoughts on the state of Christian movies as well as a look into where we’re headed. If you don’t have to read through each and every article, here’s a quick recap on a few of the most relevant.

Topics: Movies News Pure Flix Digital
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Abigail Duhon Releases First Single: "I'm Not Ashamed"

By Greg Gudorf on Sep 6, 2016 3:12:45 PM

Pop Christian singer, Abigail Duhon, has released her first single as an artist on DREAM Records. The single is called "I'm Not Ashamed,” and it is the title track for the upcoming Pure Flix film with the same name. The film will be in theaters on October 21st, and tells the inspiring story of Rachel Scott, who died for her faith in the 1999 Columbine shootings in Colorado.

Topics: Movies News Pure Flix Entertainment
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Mother Teresa: Each one of them is Jesus in disguise

By Justina Miller on Sep 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With Mother Teresa’s canonization this weekend, her life story can be found in every news source from the Guardian to the New York Times. These publications portray her as a good, yet possibly imperfect, lady who made it her mission to help the poor of Calcutta. While they are absolutely correct that she wanted to love the poor, her first mission was actually to love the person of Jesus Christ.

Topics: Christianity News
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What to Do on Labor Day When the Campgrounds are Full

By Sarah Hartland on Sep 1, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Labor Day weekend is the most popular weekend to go camping in America. It makes sense, really. It’s the last three-day weekend before the weather turns cold, and one final opportunity to enjoy time with your family before the school/work grind begins. The popularity of Labor Day Weekend poses a problem for procrastinators, though- chances are, your last-minute camping trip isn’t going to happen, because every campground around will be booked long before September hits!

Topics: Family
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God Still Works Miracles Today, Here's Proof

By Greg Gudorf on Aug 31, 2016 3:32:05 PM

A recent Pew Research study found that half of all Americans have left church and stopped believing in God. The reasons why vary, but they include people saying they just don’t believe, they don’t like organized religion, or common sense and a lack of miracles disprove God.  

Topics: Movies Christianity Prayer
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13 Celebs Who Are Also Adoptive Parents

By Justina Miller on Aug 29, 2016 3:36:12 PM

PureFlix.com’s latest movie release, “God’s Compass,” tells the story of two siblings who lost their parents years ago. Unhappy in foster care, the children build their lives as runaways - until they meet Suzanne Waters and her family. Below are some real life people who also have their own stories of adopting children who need a home.

Topics: Family Entertainment
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10 Hilarious Tweets from the Rio Olympics

By Justina Miller on Aug 24, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Now that the Olympics are over, we’ve gathered the best Olympic tweets in the Twitter sphere. Some of them were insightful, some of them negative, and some of them were just plain funny. Below are the funny ones. Here are the ten most hilarious sentiments expressed in 140 characters or less during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  

Topics: News
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Adele Invited a Grammy-Nominated Christian Artist On Stage

By Justina Miller on Aug 16, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Last Tuesday in L.A., Adele invited a fan to sing for a sold out Staples Center. Luckily for Adele (and her fans present) that fan happened to be Grammy-Nominated Christian singer, Jamie Grace.

Topics: News Entertainment
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10 Summer Olympians Who Love Jesus

By Justina Miller on Aug 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are well under way in Rio, Brazil, and it has been a record-setting Olympics for the United States. Among Team USA are many Christian athletes who compete to give glory not just to country, but also to God. Here are ten Olympic athletes who have spoken on faith while in Rio.

Topics: Christianity News Sports
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Remembering Tim LaHaye: Author of the "Left Behind" Series

By Sarah Hartland on Aug 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM

“The Bible says that the Cross offends. If you are offended, I am doing my job. If you are attracted to Christ, the Spirit is doing his work.”

Topics: Christianity News
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How Watching Pure Flix Can Strengthen Your Relationship

By Justina Miller on Aug 2, 2016 4:00:00 PM

When you want to get to know someone, the movies may not be best first date spot. After all, staring at a screen for two hours won’t tell you where he went to college or what’s her middle name. But for those couples who are past all that, a movie can actually bring you closer.

Topics: News Pure Flix Digital Relationships
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Woodlawn's Real Tony Nathan Speaks on Race & Giving It All to God

By Justina Miller on Jul 30, 2016 9:00:13 AM

It wasn’t until 1971 that Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School finally desegregated. While many students, teachers and faculty did not welcome the transition, the football team was the first to reconcile their differences. This short interview from CBN’s The 700 Club features Tony Nathan or “Touchdown Tony,” who was only a freshman when Woodlawn desegregated. Nathan was on the football team and was not only instrumental in the team’s success on the field, but also one of the first to practice peace in an environment inundated with racism. By their example, the Woodlawn football team generated a change in their school and eventually in the whole city of Birmingham. These incredible events inspired the movie, “Woodlawn,” starring Caleb Castille, Sean Astin, and Nic Bishop.

Topics: Movies Influencers Sports
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Rejected "God’s Not Dead 2" Billboard Moves to Tennessee

By Justina Miller on Jul 26, 2016 4:00:00 PM

The “God’s Not Dead 2” billboard, which was called too “incendiary” to appear on a building near the Republican National Convention, has found a place to land in Pulaski, Tennessee. The founder of Wingate Media Group, Ike Wingate, graciously offered space for the movie’s distributor, Pure Flix to promote the film.

Topics: News Pure Flix Digital
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“God’s Not Dead 2” Billboard Rejected, Mirroring Movie

By Greg Gudorf on Jul 21, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Attendees of the 2016 Republican National Convention were greeted by an oversized billboard that read Reagan’s quote, “We establish no religion in this country.” The billboard, funded by the the Freedom From Religion Foundation, was not called “incendiary” like a “God’s Not Dead 2” billboard that would have appeared one block from the RNC. However, nobody ever saw the “God’s Not Dead 2” billboard, because Orange Barrel Media, the Cleveland advertising company commissioned to create the sign, insisted that the movies’ distributor, Pure Flix, make the sign less controversial.

Topics: Politics News America
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Keep Jesus in Hollywood: Join the Movement

By Greg Gudorf on Jul 19, 2016 4:00:00 PM

As technology and access to media grows, so does its influence on our culture. As Christians we strive to protect our hearts and minds from influences that contradict our faith. However, this has become increasingly difficult in the realm of film and entertainment. As Christ slowly disappears from Hollywood, so do uplifting, faith-based films.

Topics: Movies News Pure Flix Entertainment Pure Flix Digital
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Bringing Christ to Hollywood: One Prayer at a Time

By Justina Miller on Jul 16, 2016 4:00:00 PM

When you think of Hollywood, “missionaries” is not the first thing that comes to mind. However there are some who make it their mission to bring Jesus to one of the most anti-Christian places in the United States. Meet the Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) which is made up of Christians in the film industry and others who, rather than abandoning Hollywood, lift it up to God in prayer.

Topics: News Prayer
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Expert Interview: Sarah Titus on Letting Your Faith Guide You

By Greg Gudorf on Jul 15, 2016 7:00:00 PM

With incredible passion for teaching women they don't have to get a job, Sarah Titus created SarahTitus.com, a blog dedicated toward helping women save and earn money right from their own home. We recently talked to Sarah about how her faith guided her journey as an entrepreneur and what she and her family like to do to unwind.

Topics: Influencers Interviews
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7 Times Tim Tebow Did the Unpopular and Inspired Us All

By Justina Miller on Jul 8, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Tim Tebow has never let what is unpopular or countercultural stop him from proclaiming his love for Christ. His latest move: starring in a TV show where he helps people build homes for their heroes. Today PureFlix.com releases an action-packed film that also happens to be about doing the unpopular for the sake of love. The film is called “Beyond the Mask,” and Tebow would resonate with the film’s main characters who, like him, work for the good and the rights of the people they encounter. In Christian movies like “Beyond the Mask,” we expect to see some great heroism; here are seven times Tim Tebow showed us it can still happen in real life.

Topics: Influencers News Sports
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Patriot and Christian: Can We Be Both?

By Justina Miller on Jul 4, 2016 12:00:00 PM

America, America, God shed his grace on thee! Why then, do we sometimes feel as Christians, that it’s us against America? Why do news articles tell us we can’t say our God’s name out loud and Christian dating sites are forced to change with the times? Even a recent poll showed that 59% of white evangelical Protestants don’t consider America a Christian country.

Topics: Politics Holidays News America
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Tom Hanks and Wife, Rita Wilson: Cancer Strengthened Their Love

By Justina Miller on Jun 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The well-loved Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks, is known for his films, “Big,” “Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “You’ve Got Mail” among others. His voice talent can also be heard in “Toy Story” and the “Polar Express.” With his films grossing $4.3 billion in the U.S. and Canada and more than $8.5 billion worldwide, Hanks is the fourth highest grossing actor in America. But one thing most people don’t know about Hanks is that he, his wife, Rita Wilson, and their children are Christians. 

Topics: Influencers News Relationships
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Rival Horse Companies Come Together in California Fires

By Justina Miller on Jun 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM

In Season 1 of “Heartland,” Ashley Stanton of Briar Ridge and Amy Fleming of Heartland are nothing short of enemies. But after a little binge watching you’ll find that the girls’ mutual love of horses eventually helps them to become friends.

Topics: Movies News
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Heartland TV Series Breaks Glass Ceiling, Adds More Female Talent

By Justina Miller on Jun 25, 2016 11:09:50 AM

As if we didn’t already love “Heartland" enough, it’s about to get even cooler. The CBC announced last week that it is closing the gender gap on directors of scripted series, including “Heartland”, “Murdoch Mysteries,” and “This Life.” In a time where female directors are much rarer than you would think (in New York, they make up 4% of directors), this is a great leap for women in film.

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Creation Fest: Guide to the Biggest U.S. Christian Music Festival

By Justina Miller on Jun 24, 2016 7:00:00 AM

You know it has something to do with Christian music, but there’s also camping, extreme sports, movies, fireworks... and baptisms? What exactly is Creation Fest? Wonder no more - here is your full run-down on the biggest Christian Music festival in the United States and why you should pack the car, and give your family the “highlight of their summer… maybe their life.”

Topics: Christianity News Family Entertainment
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Not Defined by Their Scars, Veterans and Horses Heal Together

By Justina Miller on Jun 22, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Ever feel like your horse (or your pet) is the only one that understands what you're going through? You're not the only one that feels that connection. In the first season of Heartland, Amy Fleming and her horse, Spartan, experience a horrific accident that causes the death of Amy’s mother. While both Spartan and Amy go through their own post traumatic stress and grief, they find healing in one another. Through Amy’s horse whispering skills, Spartan is tamed once again, and through Spartan’s reliance on Amy, Amy learns unconditional love that helps her to love and trust those around her.

Topics: News America Giving Back
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Pure Flix Secures Title Sponsorship of Creation Festival 2016

By Dave Migdal on Jun 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 21, 2016)--It’s a match made in Christian entertainment heaven….again.

For the second consecutive year, Pure Flix will be the title sponsor of Creation Festival 2016, bringing together the worldwide leader in faith- and family-based entertainment with the nation’s largest Christian music festival.

Topics: Christianity News Entertainment Press Release Pure Flix Entertainment Pure Flix Digital
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Eat More Chicken, Spread More Love

By Justina Miller on Jun 20, 2016 12:00:00 PM

After 49 people tragically lost their lives in Orlando’s gay nightclub, Pulse, Time Magazine asked Can We Still Weep Together After Orlando? The article pointed out that Sunday’s event has only harbored more debate on guns, religion, and sexuality. But while some saw the shootings as an opportunity for a culture war, the popular fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A, saw it as an opportunity for love.

Topics: News Prayer America
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One More Reason Why We Need Events Like Creation Fest

By Justina Miller on Jun 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Just weeks before the Christian music festival, Creation Fest, the expert statistics site, FiveThirtyEight.com, put out a study on the lyrics of top Christian songs. According to the researchers, Christian music lyrics are overwhelmingly uplifting and cheerful, and that fact can be mathematically proven.
Topics: Influencers Entertainment Pure Flix Digital
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Healing Power of God on the Playing Field

By Justina Miller on Jun 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A couple days before the PureFlix.com exclusive release of “Woodlawn,” a film about a football team that played for the glory of God, two Cincinnati high-school lacrosse teams had their own experience of God on the playing field. The Centerville Elks and the Moeller Crusaders were in the second quarter of their game with the Elks way ahead at 8-2. A Crusader threw the ball across the field and unintentionally hit Elks captain, senior Grant Mays, on the chest below his heart. Mays scooped up the ball and began running toward the goal, but within seconds, he collapsed and lay unconscious on the grass.

Topics: Sports Prayer
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Expert Interview Series: Laura McClellan of The Productive Woman

By Greg Gudorf on Jun 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Laura McClellan is an attorney by day, a productivity enthusiast, tech geek, and the host of The Productive Woman, a podcast about productivity for busy women. She's been married to her husband, Mike, for over 37 years and the mother of five grown children.

Topics: Influencers Family Interviews
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Pure Flix Digital CEO Featured on “Lightbulb Moment”

By Dave Migdal on May 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Greg Gudorf, the CEO of Pure Flix Digital and one of the driving forces behind PureFlix.com, is currently being featured on “Lightbulb Moment”, a podcast and radio show out of the San Francisco area.

Topics: Influencers News Podcasts Pure Flix Digital
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Building Healthier TV Habits with Community and Uplifting Content

By Justina Miller on May 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Streaming TV episodes online is like opening a bag of chips - one is just never enough. TV episodes play back to back, and before you know it, you’re half-way through a season. A recent Business Insider article noted the cringeworthy truth that Americans spend more time watching Netflix than they spend hanging out with friends, exercising, and reading, combined. How do we stop this binge watching trend before it starts in our families, or if it’s already begun, how do we escape the vortex of incalculable hours of TV streaming into our homes? 

Topics: Movies Faith Relationships
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Don’t Say that: When the Name of Jesus Makes Others Uncomfortable

By Justina Miller on May 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet asks her beloved Romeo, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other word would smell as sweet.”

If Juliet only knew, names are much more than mere words. There’s a whole study devoted to personal names, called onomatology, which examines the way names convey a person’s place of origin, their family, and trade. In the Bible, names were sometimes used to literally describe a person’s character, as in the case of Israel (which means “having power with God”) and Peter (which means “rock”).

Topics: Christianity News Education Prayer
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Expert Interview: Annelie Rudlaff of Christian Film Database

By Greg Gudorf on May 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Annelie Rudlaff is the CEO of Christian Film Database, a resource for all things Christian Film. We recently checked in with her about the market of Christian movies. Here's what she had to say:

Topics: Movies Influencers Interviews
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Cancer’s Silver Lining: Compassion and Community

By Justina Miller on May 18, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The inspiring film, “Until Forever” challenges a common perception that a story about cancer and death will inevitably be a somber one. Instead, this Christian movie about Michael Boyum’s battle with leukemia is brimming with joy and charm. While Michael Boyum’s great faith and sense of humor shape the film’s optimism, the film also illustrates an often unacknowledged element of suffering: that suffering has the power to inspire compassion and unite a community.

Topics: Influencers News Faith
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Alabama Recruits Christian Quarterback: “All Glory Goes to Him.”

By Justina Miller on May 17, 2016 7:00:00 AM

With Pure Flix’s forthcoming release of Woodlawn later this month, Alabama’s announcement of a Tua Tagovailoa as their new class of 2017 quarterback is well timed. Like Tony Nathan, the main character in "Woodlawn," Tua Tagovailoa is excited to play for the Crimson Tide because of their impressive history of having the number one recruiting class. But there is something else that makes these two Alabama football players so much alike: their faith in God. Tua Tagovailoa has not been shy in speaking of his faith, and recently told KHON2 that Tuscaloosa made him feel right at home.

Topics: Movies Christianity Influencers Sports Faith
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Have You Seen These Adorable Pictures of Kids on Adoption Day?

By Justina Miller on May 11, 2016 4:15:00 PM

Photos of foster kids on their adoption day have recently been featured on USA Today and Huffington Post among others. The pictures portray children who have finally been placed in a forever family. To raise awareness that there are over 100,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted, a nonprofit called, Together We Rise, takes these pictures and then posts them to social media. The photos say how long the child has been in foster care and paint a story of an exciting new adventure, both for the children and for their new parents.

Topics: Christianity News Family Faith
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Study Shows Christianity is Contagious

By Justina Miller on May 4, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Did you know that Christians make up nearly a third of the world’s religions, according to the Pew Research Center? Christians are also so spread out on the globe, that no one region can claim to be the center of Christianity. These two facts tell us that, if nothing else, Christianity is contagious. Last month, a research team at the Santa Fe Institute released a study on contagiousness, or as they called it, the spread of good epidemics. Recognizing the countless research on the spread of harmful epidemics, such as the flu or pests in crops, the Santa Fe researchers decided to look at beneficial epidemics, like positive behaviors and good viruses.

Topics: Education Faith
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Money Talks: Inspirational Quotes from the New Faces of our Bills

By Justina Miller on Apr 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM

On Wednesday, the Treasury Department announced upcoming changes for the faces on $5, $10, and $20 dollar bills. Soon to be featured on the front of the $20 is the Christian abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, also known as the “American Moses.” Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland and escaped to Philadelphia. She soon returned to Maryland, risking her life to rescue her family and others via the Underground Railroad.

Topics: Christianity Politics Influencers News
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How You Can Help Ecuador, Right Now

By Justina Miller on Apr 20, 2016 3:14:43 PM

Last Saturday, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the town of Pedernales off the Pacific Coast. The current death count is at 525, a number that is expected to rise as search and rescue teams sift through rubble.

Topics: News Giving Back
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Special Olympian, Katie Meade: 1st "Fearless" Model

By Greg Gudorf on Apr 18, 2016 8:38:00 AM

The Psalmist tells us in Psalm 139:14 (KJV), "I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." Undoubtedly, the brand Beauty & Pin-Ups agree with the Psalmist when it comes to Special Olympian, Katie Meade, age 32, as they have named her the first woman with Down Syndrome to be featured in a beauty product ad campaign.
Topics: News
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Az. Tech News Site Shines Spotlight on Pure Flix

By Dave Migdal on Apr 7, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Arizona Tech Beat, an online news site covering the state’s technology industry, offered its readers a comprehensive look into Pure Flix and all our recent developments earlier this week.

Topics: Movies Christianity Influencers Technology News Pure Flix Digital
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Religious Freedoms Now Safe on Kansas Campuses

By Dave Migdal on Mar 28, 2016 9:00:00 PM

Amid dozens of proposed laws affecting the religious freedoms of U.S. citizens, Kansas recently passed a law protecting the rights of students while on college campuses.

Topics: Christianity Politics Influencers Pure Flix Digital
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Keeping "Easter" in the UK's Chocolate Eggs

By Dave Migdal on Mar 24, 2016 5:30:00 PM

In another sign that “politicial correctness” may be getting out of control, several major food brands in the United Kingdom are removing the word “Easter” from their chocolate eggs and other candies.

As we celebrate the holiest week of the year in Christian culture, the move in the UK is just another example of how secular forces seem to be rising, at least in terms of limiting or eliminating images or words associated with Christian holidays.

Topics: Movies Christianity Politics Pure Flix Digital
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Bull's Eye: 'The Pistol' Ushers in March Madness

By Dave Migdal on Mar 19, 2016 4:24:00 PM

With March Madness right around the corner, our thoughts turn to basketball and all the associated drama, inspiration and surprises.

For the uninitiated, March Madness is the unofficial name for the NCAA Division I men’s college basketball tournament. It’s a time when the top 68 teams from all over the country vie for the coveted championship.

Topics: Movies Christianity Holidays Influencers Pure Flix Digital
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Nations Leading in Christian Persecution

By Dave Migdal on Mar 9, 2016 9:00:00 PM

A new report from a U.S. organization finds that Muslim nations are the most dangerous places for Christians to live because of continued persecution.

According to the Open Doors World Watch List report, North Korea was ranked number one as the worse place in terms of Christian persecution, but it’s the only non-Muslim country in the top 10. The second to ninth spots are occupied by countries where Islam is the dominant religion.

Topics: Movies Christianity News
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MD Considers Bill to OK Student Prayer in Schools

By Dave Migdal on Mar 6, 2016 9:00:00 PM

If a bill currently before the Maryland General Assembly passes, public school students would be allowed to openly pray at school-sponsored events.

It’s quite a departure from what’s been happening around the country, where religious freedom all over campuses—from the classroom to the football field--are coming under fire. It’s also similar to the topic that serves as the centerpiece to Pure Flix’s upcoming movie “God’s Not Dead 2”, which hits theaters nationally on April 1.

Topics: Movies Christianity Faith Pure Flix Digital
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W.V. fights to protect citizens' religious freedoms

By Dave Migdal on Feb 9, 2016 8:21:00 AM

We’re starting to see some glimmers of hope around the country as religious freedoms continue to be a hot topic.

In fact, more than a dozen U.S. states are trying to enact laws which protect its citizens’ religious freedoms, including West Virginia, where lawmakers are hoping the Religious Freedom Restoration Act gets passed.

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Lights! Camera! Learning! - Northwest Christian School

By Dave Migdal on Feb 7, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In its continued efforts to support local businesses and organizations, Pure Flix is donating some key professional production equipment to the Northwest Christian School in Phoenix in order to enhance its film making program.

The donation was made in hopes of inspiring high school students who are interested in following their God-given passion for film making and learning how to use advanced, professional equipment.

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Pew Survey: More discussion on Religious Matters Needed

By Dave Migdal on Jan 29, 2016 8:00:00 PM

As the 2016 presidential election rhetoric continues to warm, and candidates from both political parties seek the support of Christians and Evangelicals, the Pew Research Center has released some new findings on the relationship between faith and politics.

The survey comes as hopefuls prepare for the Iowa Caucus, which marks the official start of the presidential election cycle.

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Christian-Themed Resort Proposed in San Diego

By Dave Migdal on Jan 27, 2016 6:30:00 AM

A Christian-themed resort—featuring a biblical museum, a domed cinema capable of simulating wind, snow and fog, and a 20-foot-high replica of Jerusalem’s Western Wall--is under discussion in San Diego.

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Sermon helps CNN's Lemon Go From Troubles to Triumph

By Dave Migdal on Jan 22, 2016 1:44:00 AM

Don Lemon, one of CNN’s news anchors, is crediting a downloaded sermon from Bishop T.D. Jakes for changing his life.

Lemon recently wrote about how one of Jakes’ sermons helped him get through one of the most difficult periods in his life before he came to CNN in a post entitled, “The Person Who Changed My Life is Someone I Had Never Even Met.”

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Two Pure Flix movies up for Movieguide® Awards

By Dave Migdal on Jan 19, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Two blockbuster movies from Pure Flix-- “Do You Believe?” and “Woodlawn” -- as well as several actors from both movies, have been nominated in Movieguide’s 24th Annual Faith and Values Awards.

The event will take place February 5 in Los Angeles and be broadcast on the REELZ Channel on February 22 and 24.

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Our Christmas wishes...from our family to yours

By Dave Migdal on Jan 16, 2016 7:30:00 PM

Every year around this time, people take the time to share their Christmas wishes and prayers with friends, family and their congregations. Well, the Pure Flix Family wanted to join in this year and share its Christmas wishes with you...our extended family.

Chances are, we share many of the same hopes, dreams and prayers as you and your family. We make this assumption based on the fact that as a Pure Flix supporter, you're seeking many of the same things for your family as we want for ours...clean, wholesome, faith-based entertainment that is a welcome alternative to the Hollywood fare that's becoming far too pervasive.

Topics: Movies Christmas Holidays Influencers Pure Flix Digital
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Google's Chromecast, Amazon's Fire TV Stick Added to Pure Flix

By Dave Migdal on Jan 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE - PURE FLIX NEWS

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 12, 2016) – Pure Flix Digital, a streaming service that offers more than 3,000 full-length feature films, documentaries and more, is expanding its platform and making it easier for consumers to stream content from their mobile devices to their televisions.

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Christians Unite as Nativity Scenes Flourish in Minn. Town

By Dave Migdal on Dec 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Amid all the controversy around the country surrounding nativity displays – did you see the hideous one featuring zombies on the national news?-- the residents of Wadena, Minn. are inspiring Christians across the nation to stand together in unity.

Topics: Movies Christianity Christmas Pure Flix Digital
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Tenn. University Cracking Down on Christmas Parties

By Dave Migdal on Dec 8, 2015 7:20:00 AM

The so-called War on Christmas, along with the rising tide of political correctness, are creating waves in Tennessee.

According to the Blaze.com, the University of Tennessee in Knoxville—a public university— has provided its employees with a set of guidelines to ensure that holiday parties are not turned into Christmas parties or have any religious themes. And several politicians are so dismayed they are calling for the school’s chancellor to resign.

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Pure Flix NXNW Film Festival Winners Walk The Red Carpet

By Jim Schubert on Nov 18, 2015 1:03:00 PM

It was a red carpet night and the results are in...we have our winners for this year's Pure Flix NXNW Film Festival. Indeed a special evening to celebrate the students' God given talents and their admirable accomplishments. With over 1000 strong in attendance, packing two theaters at the Dear Valley AMC in Phoenix Arizona, it was a night to remember and we praise our Lord for making it a success.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot LESS Like Christmas at Starbucks

By Jim Schubert on Nov 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Actress Candace Cameron Bure starring in the hit movie, "Finding Normal", Now Streaming on Pure Flix had this to say about the recent firestorm around Starbucks coffee cups and posted this on her Facebook page..."It's A Red Cup Folks.. " - while it seems media from around the globe jumped on the bandwagon to take Starbucks task this week.

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Pledge Of Allegiance Cut From University Veteran's Day

By Jim Schubert on Nov 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

While most of us will honor America’s heroes on Veteran’s Day in our own personal way, there was recent dust-up at a Seattle university over removing the Pledge of Allegiance and the Presentation of Colors for its chapel service on the holiday over fears a small group of people would be offended.

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Are Your Favorite Brands Faith-Friendly?

By Jim Schubert on Nov 4, 2015 8:40:00 AM

A group that maps the buying and spending habits of American Christians has released its list of the top seven brands that are attuned to those of us that believe.

And the winners are…. Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, Interstate Batteries, Tyson Foods, Cracker Barrel, Walmart, and Thrivent Financial.

Topics: Movies Christmas Pure Flix Digital
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Finalists Selected Pure Flix NXNW Film Festival

By Jim Schubert on Nov 2, 2015 9:28:00 AM

After carefully reviewing submissions from Christian high school film makers all around the Rocky Mountain region, eight finalists have been selected in the Pure Flix NXNW Film Festival.

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Candace Cameron Bure Defends School Prayer On "The View"

By Jim Schubert on Oct 20, 2015 10:36:00 AM

As we continue to track the ongoing culture war against prayer in schools, specifically the story we've been following regarding "Coach Joe" praying after football games, the conversation heats up on "The View" this week.

Topics: Christianity Christmas Faith Pure Flix Digital
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Pure Flix Becomes NXNW Film Festival Title Sponsor

By Jim Schubert on Oct 2, 2015 4:07:00 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 2, 2015) – Pure Flix Entertainment, the worldwide leader in faith-based entertainment, has agreed to become the title sponsor of the 2nd Annual Pure Flix NXNW Film Festival founded by the Northwest Christian School in Phoenix.

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Keeping the Faith in God is Key for Entrepreneurs

By Jim Schubert on Sep 14, 2015 5:22:00 AM

It’s not every day that we come across an article that so closely aligns with our purpose-driven business. Nearly 10 years ago four courageous disciples of Jesus, with a collective vision to use their God given talents to influence culture for Christ through film, stepped out with unwavering faith. Equipped with the full armor of God and an entrepreneurial spirit, founding partners Russell Wolfe, Michael Scott, David AR White and Elizabeth Travis launched Pure Flix Entertainment.

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Candace Cameron Bure Tries to Bring a Christian View

By Greg Gudorf on Sep 11, 2015 1:48:00 AM

Do you ever feel like your voice as a Christian is being ignored—or silenced?

Imagine what Candace Cameron Bure must have felt on her first day as one of the hosts of the long-running ABC television show The View.

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Greg Gudorf Named CEO of Pure Flix Digital

By Greg Gudorf on Sep 8, 2015 2:21:00 AM

AS FAITH-BASED MOVIE STUDIO CONTINUES EXPANSION - Former Sony Exec Pancarik also joins as VP of Operations and Support

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Sept. 8, 2015) – Greg Gudorf, a senior technology/marketing executive with a track record of success at such companies as Technicolor, Digeo and Sony Electronics, is joining Pure Flix Digital as CEO.

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Q&A With Jen Lilley

By Greg Gudorf on Jul 22, 2015 1:00:00 AM

You’ve seen her on daytime television (or should we say you could see her on daytime TV). But you’ve also seen her in great movies from Pure Flix that are the new Pure Flix subscription service.

Now, you can connect with Jen Lilley on the new Pure Flix Insider Q&A.

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A Winning Plan for Relationships!

By Greg Gudorf on Jul 21, 2015 12:05:00 PM

Talk about Old Fashioned. And talk about inspiring!

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson recently spoke at the Rock Church in San Diego about his life, his faith in Christ, and his relationship with singer Ciara.

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Faith Under Fire

By Greg Gudorf on Jul 18, 2015 1:00:00 AM

Have you seen the story about the Oregon couple that chose not to bake a cake for a same-sex ceremony a couple of years back? To date, it may be the scariest example of Christians being targeted for their beliefs and their convictions.

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God Is Back On Campus ... At Least For Now

By Greg Gudorf on Jul 13, 2015 8:16:00 AM

Imagine a college setting where God is not only not welcomed, but He is banned. Sounds like the plot for an incredible move, doesn’t it?

Amazingly, during the school year that followed the release of God’s Not Dead in theaters, the California State University system of public universities “derecognized” 23 InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapters on 19 campuses.

Topics: Christianity Education
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Faith-Based Movie Amazing Grace ... On Broadway!

By Greg Gudorf on Jul 6, 2015 6:57:00 AM

Over the last few years, we have seen faith-based movies begin to have a greater impact in the movie industry and on moviegoers.

Now, it’s time for Broadway to get in the act!

Topics: Christmas Faith
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Religious Landscape Survey: What Christian Parents Should Know

By Greg Gudorf on Jun 25, 2015 5:30:00 AM

A short while back, there was a lot of buzz about the main finding from the Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study. The top-line discovery?

Topics: Christianity
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What Has Happened to Religious Freedom?

By Greg Gudorf on Jun 22, 2015 4:30:00 AM

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment I

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God's Not Dead ... He Just Isn’t Allowed In Our Schools!

By Greg Gudorf on Jun 9, 2015 5:13:00 AM

Apparently, not all inspirational quotes are considered inspired by certain schools these days. A charter school in Las Vegas told a sixth-grade student that she could not use John 3:16 as her quote of choice in an assignment that required an inspirational message.

Topics: Christianity Education
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Do You Believe in the Power of the Cross?

By Greg Gudorf on May 24, 2015 5:44:00 AM

In DO YOU BELIEVE?, the most-recent Pure Flix theatrical release, a street-corner preacher confronts a pastor with the question: “Do you believe in the Cross of Christ?” When the pastor answers with a yes, the street-corner prophet follows up with this challenging question:

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