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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HarperCollins’ Zondervan & the Christian Comic Arts Society Deliver the Best In Talent, Themes & Topical Discussions at the Largest Comic Book & Pop-Culture Convention in the World

San Diego, CA – The largest pop-culture entertainment event in the world, THE COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2012 kicks off this week with sellout attendance of more than 125,000. The CHRISTIAN COMIC ARTS SOCIETY (CCAS) in partnership with ZONDERVAN, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers, will deliver top talent and projects to create impact at the event. Christian Comic Arts Society, in partnership with Zondervan, is hosting three events as part of the official Comic-Con programming, and will exhibit throughout the convention in the Small Press area #P08.

Christian Comic Arts Society Map & Flyer – New for Comic-Con International 2012!

  New for Comic-Con International 2012, CCAS has created a flyer listing the CCAS events on site at the Con, along with a Con floor map listing booths for CCAS friendly pros who are exhibiting on the main floor, in the Small Press area, or in the Artist Alley.   1. Download your copy to see 2. Google the people/companies you may not be familiar with. Download the PDF at //www.frontgatemedia.com/ccas/CCASPassportMulipage.pdf.  Note: this is a 17MB PDF file.   A special…

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Variety and Rogers & Cowan Hit Home Run with Family and Faith-based Entertainment Summit

Family Entertainment & Faith-Based SummitLast week, Variety and Rogers & Cowan completed their first Family Entertainment and Faith-based Summit for the industry. It was a home run: way out of the park.

In fact, we may all look back on this event as the catalytic fork in the road for the next period of growth between the entertainment industry and the Christian community. I tip my hat to Leslie and Kirstin and the rest of the Rogers & Cowan and Variety teams, respectively.

Sneek Peek at Biola Media Conference Workshops

The Biola Media Conference is coming up on May 5, 2012 at CBS Studios in Hollywood!  This is one of my favorite events every year. The Biola Media Conference attracts more approximately 700 industry attendees – making it the largest national event for people of faith working in the entertainment industry.  It is known for its intimate and practical conversations with Hollywood leaders, and professional training and instruction from some of the most influential individuals in Film, Television, PR, Media Marketing, Management and…

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Is There A Political War Against Religion?

I found this research to be intriguing, and appreciate Barton’s respect for the office and factual approach. For anyone who doesn’t think there is an all out war on religion in the U.S., here’s some facts about the Commander in Chief on the political side.   Please check the over 50 footnotes documenting each of these claims by David Barton, a respected patriot & U.S. historian. America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President by David Barton When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate…

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Last night in Los Angeles – Josh Caterer and the Benefit for Steelo

What an amazing night we had last night. I got to enjoy getting to know Josh Caterer better via dinner at an awesome mex place called La Velvet Margarita, and then attended the big benefit for Steelo from the Groovaloos. It was fun to have the full family in attendance with both Kyle and Madison joining me. JOSH CATERER Josh is the singer/songwriter for the Smoking Popes – an awesome pop-alt-punk band. He’s got a VERY cool Christmas EP out called The Heart of Christmas. Josh is…

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TONITE in Los Angeles – An Unprecedented Night of Dance: Fundraiser for Steelo

On June 19th, Groovaloo member Richard “Steelo” Vazquez, suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm. He underwent emergency surgery and after all his surgeries were complete, Steelo had four ruptures in total and left him needing extensive rehabilitation to learn to walk and talk again. Our friends in the Groovaloos have put together an amazing fundraiser to will support him, his wife, and his one year old son during this long recovery process.

Reaching the Conservative Audience

Some of our industry friends don’t realize how active we are in Conservative circles. My wife and I are Ambassadors for the Alliance Defense Fund. We support and FrontGate handles the social media for Pacific Justice Institute. FrontGate Media is honored to be the official Faith & Family Values Market Representation for The Washington Times, Human Events, RedState, National Review, Conservative Book Club and more… In fact, we are the largest in reach to Conservative Christians. I’ve started to blog more actively via Just the…

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Back to School: My Broken Palace Attacks the Youth Culture Pandemic of Depression, Addiction, Self-injury and Suicide

Editor’s Note: My son went back to school today to start his sophomore year in high school. It made me think a lot about what he’s going back to.  I recently started a new column called “Just The FACs” where I’ll be posting thoughts and information on Faith And Culture (FACs.)   It is our duty to participate in our culture, and frankly, there are many parts of culture that I enjoy or find very intriguing.  This falls into the compelling…

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FACs: Can Prop. 8 proponents defend marriage when Calif. officials refuse to do so?

Editor’s Note: I’m starting a new column called “Just The FACs” where I’ll be posting thoughts and information on Faith And Culture (FACs.)   It is our duty to participate in our culture, and frankly, there are many parts of culture that I enjoy or find very intriguing.  This will be a place to share some of those things. ****** Attorneys defending California’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the union of a man and a woman will hold a press conference…

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FACs: Pulpit Freedom Sunday is October 2

Editor’s Note: I’m starting a new column called “Just The FACs” where I’ll be posting thoughts and information on Faith And Culture (FACs.)   It is our duty to participate in our culture, and frankly, there are many parts of culture that I enjoy or find very intriguing.  This will be a place to share some of those things. ****** October 2, 2011, is an extremely important day for pastors. It’s important enough that the notable pastors and ministry leaders listed…

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