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‘It Forced Me to Examine’ My Faith: Harry Connick Jr. Shares How COVID Lockdowns Inspired His First Gospel Album

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 21, 2022 10:56:34 AM

If there’s anything the COVID-19 lockdowns gave back to the American people, it’s time. With businesses closed and lockdowns imposed, people were forced to retreat to their homes. For many, it meant more time with family, Zoom meetings and online church services.

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

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

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

Topics: Entertainment Faith
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Candace Cameron Bure 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.

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Pure Flix Partners with Reboot Combat Recovery

By Editors 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.

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

By Editors 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
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Here's What Christians Can Do on 'Make a Difference Day'

By Editors 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.

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How to Honor Your Grandparents this Grandparent’s Day

By Editors 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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, 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.

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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.”

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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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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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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.

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