Members of Congress File Briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court Opposing Harsh Mandates

With the recent news of President Obama’s veto of the bill that would drain funding for Planned Parenthood, the debate over religious freedom, abortion, and birth control have been in the news and media spotlight. The Alliance Defending Freedom organization announced this week that an uprising has begun, challenging the new mandates of the Obama Administration regarding employers and their health plans. More than 200 members of congress, coupled with other theologians, legal experts, and twenty states, have filed briefs…

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GRAMMY Nominated JES Provides Theme Song for Controversial Documentary The Principle

  The theme song from The Principle, titled SKY STAND STILL, is co-written and performed by 2016 GRAMMY® Nominee artist JES and Hero Delano.  JES is the singer-songwriter known for her work as the featured vocalist on tracks with Tiesto, BT, Paul Oakenfold and more. The lyric video for the song was debuted by BUZZNET and can now be viewed at https://youtu.be/ikOaq4BhCaI. “My main goal for a song is always finding that emotional connection with the audience. I wanted the…

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It’s A Wonderful Life

In my favorite Christmas movie: Frank Capra’s classic 1946 Christmas story, It’s a Wonderful Life, the angel Clarence intercedes to stop George Bailey, a hopelessly discouraged man, from throwing his life away. He gave George a vision of what life would have been like if he had never been born. Thanks to the angel, George realizes that he is a unique and irreplaceable human being. Like all of us, no matter what our personal circumstances, every life touches others in…

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Ascend Women’s Conference Releases 2015 Lineup

Ascend Speakers, Panelists, and Hosts Will Lead Women to STAND As the saying goes, “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” This year, the Ascend Conference is challenging women to take a STAND­— Strategically Take A New Direction. The conference exists to inspire, encourage, and educate women to be all that God has purposed them to be. They have assembled a gifted team of speakers, panelists, and hosts, who will lead women into discovery of God’s deliverance at…

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Who is Isik Abla?  

Isik Abla is a woman called by God to help set the women in the Muslim culture and world free with God’s message of the redemption of Jesus Christ. Isik’s passion for women stems from her background as an abused, hopeless former Muslim woman and her ministry focuses on setting women free emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As one of the valiant crusading voices for women today, her global ministry at www.IsikAbla.com reaches thousands of women daily with life changing hope. …

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Ascend Women’s Conference Coming To Los Angeles in October 2014

What can women do to engage a distracted, digital culture with a message of hope?  Better yet, how can they overcome the obstacles, bondage, and chains that are holding them back? This year’s conference theme is “Forever Free,” which is why Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will be this year’s keynote speaker.  She exemplifies the pursuit of freedom in her work as a congresswoman as well as her personal life, having raised 5 children of her own and 23 foster children. In…

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6th Annual Pan Pacific Film Festival To Showcase Family-Friendly and Faith-Based Filmmakers & Movies

6th Annual Pan Pacific Film Festival To Showcase Family-Friendly and Faith-Based Filmmakers & Movies Hosted by Jenn Gotzon & Dr. Drake Travis, PPFF brings together professional and corporate leaders in film, family and faith.   Los Angeles, CA – The annual Pan Pacific Film Festival (PPFF) brings together a forum of movie industry professionals and cinephiles to share stories of redemption and transformation. The international event draws a unique and diverse audience of filmmakers and filmgoers who seek encouragement and support…

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Do you agree with Variety’s column? Are Faith-Based Audiences More Important Than Hollywood Admits?

Now that A+E Network’s Duck Dynasty/Phil Robertson clash has largely passed, I found Variety’s article by Larry Poland to be an excellent analysis of the gap between the Hollywood industry and the faith-based market, though I might have worded a few things differently. In my opinion, I don’t think that the core execs in the industry have invested the same effort into understanding the faith-based, Christian market as they have for other core values that define markets based on gender,…

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My Broken Palace Encourages Struggling Teens Fighting Depression, Addiction, Self-Injury & Suicide

Orange Country, CA — Teen suicide accounts for 13% of all deaths among today’s youth, according to Fox News. In response to the rise in cyber-bullying, teen depression and addiction, My Broken Palace has started a movement to be an encouraging voice in the lives of teens.

My Broken Palace believes that loneliness deepens teens’ struggles. The non-profit movement provides “emotional triage” for teens through a peer to peer encouragement network, as well as through one on one interaction at live events such as Vans Warped Tour and various other music festivals around the country.

Story Is Still Everything, and Lucas and Spielberg Are Also Right

I just read an article in Variety about a panel hosted by the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It’s a must read based for those of us working in faith-based entertainment, and in Christian ministry or for-profit communication.
This isn’t just about faith-friendly or faith-based entertainment. The summary concept at the end really applies to everything we do to communicate, from the content we create into products or outreaches, right down to the promotions and ads we create to draw people to them.

Kingstone Comics and Hollywood Jesus Team Up for Discount on Christian Comics and Graphic Novels

Most folks know but just in case you don’t, I serve on the Board for the Christian Comic Arts Society. CCAS is an association of professionals and fans who are Christians and love comics: faith-based comics, faith friendly comics, and comics in general! My friends at Kingstone Comics and HollywoodJesus.com put together a 25% off deal that I want to be sure all my friends have seen! Kingstone is one of the top Christian comics houses with great storylines and…

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Chick-fil-a in Blast Zone as Religious Persecution Continues to Rise in America

Do you know the degree to which  persecution of Christians has increased in our culture? Many of us think of persecution as something that only happens overseas.  Even the very active people in my church small group didn’t realize that home Bible studies are being shut down by over-zealous city officials, churches are being kicked out of their buildings, and kids have been banned from bringing their Bible to school.  I’ve seen the Expulsion Slip that states directly “Student will not bring Bible to school.”  It’s so…

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Phoenix Enters the Twilight Zone – Phoenix Court sends Mike Salman, Father of Six, to JAIL for Home Bible Study

Phoenix Enters the Twilight Zone reprinted from FRCAction UPDATE In what can only be described as surreal, the City of Phoenix Court has sentenced Mike Salman, father of six and the owner of Mighty Mike’s Burgers to 60 days in jail. What’s the City’s beef with Salman? According to our friend Todd Starnes at Fox News Radio, it has nothing to do with his business; it is what he has been doing at home. About 7 years ago Salman began holding…

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