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

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 29, 2022 3:30:00 AM

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

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

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

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

Topics: News
7 min read

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Martin Luther and The Spiritual History Behind the Christmas Tree

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics: News
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Helping Others: 13 Bible Scriptures On Giving

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

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

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

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

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

Topics: End Times
1 min read

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics: News
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