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

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

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

Topics: News
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See the Shocking Response When Americans Were Asked If Society Is 'Better Off' When More People Are Married

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 14, 2021 4:24:13 AM

A recent survey has found that fewer Americans are seeing marriage as essential to building strong families, with only 45 percent agreeing that society is in a better place when more people are wed.

Topics: Romance
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Pray: Christian Teen Dies 46 Days After Extremists Threw Burning Acid on Him

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 7, 2021 4:09:31 AM

Nitish Kumar, the 16-year-old from India who was badly burned by extremists and was in "very critical" condition for weeks, has died.

Topics: News
4 min read

Louie Giglio Dismantles the 'Big Lie' Satan Sells Humans in the Midst of Spiritual Battle

By Billy Hallowell on Oct 1, 2021 7:06:33 AM

Pastor and author Louie Giglio is revealing the nine words that have truly transformed his life: "Don’t give the enemy a seat at your table.”

Topics: Christianity
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Denzel Washington Drops Some Powerful Advice For Men Looking For Success: 'PLEASING IN GOD'S SIGHT'

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 27, 2021 1:13:55 PM

Actor Denzel Washington recently offered some life advice to men on the search for success: seek God.

Topics: Christianity
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Actor Denzel Washington Reveals the Message God Keeps Giving Him During Prayer

By Billy Hallowell on Sep 23, 2021 10:19:12 AM

Actor Denzel Washington is on a mission to spread the gospel, revealing in a recent interview that he believes the Lord has been delivering a special message to him.

Topics: News
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Pray: Singer Whose Viral Performance Left 'America's Got Talent' Judges Emotional Clings to 'Rebellious Hope' Amid Cancer Battle

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

Former "America's Got Talent" star Jane Marczewski — known by her stage name Nightbirde — is clinging to "rebellious hope" amid her ongoing cancer battle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics: Christianity
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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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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."


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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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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