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Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on FoxNews.com, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.

Recent posts by Billy Hallowell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics: Sports
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