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Posted 5/13/13 at 7:19 PM | Alex Murashko
Posted 5/12/13 at 12:03 AM | Alex Murashko
"It's a coming of age story about Mikayla, who is in love with her team captain and she's hoping that if she helps win the national Bible Quiz championship that she will win his heart. Like every teenager, she's trying to figure out where her place is in the world, what she believes and who she is. She is on a quest to find her own identity and figure out her beliefs." - Nicole Teeny, Storyteller/Producer
Posted 5/9/13 at 5:39 PM | Alex Murashko
This from the Washington Post Live Blog on Benghazi hearings:
Who’s tweeting about Benghazi? Rich, middle-aged men and Chick-fil-A lovers
Thousands of people have tweeted on the #Benghazi hashtag since the September attack, helping disseminate, and even steer, the divisive political narrative of what happened that night.
Thanks to Demographics Pro, a Twitter analysis firm, we have some vague idea of who’s tweeting the most: According to their report, #Benghazi tweeters are 58.3% male, with an average age of 52.6 years and a median income of $61,800 (“within the top 20 percent of overall Twitter distribution,” the report adds).
The tweeters are also overwhelmingly white and married, according to Demographics Pro; they also like Chick-fil-A and Walmart — two brands most often associated with conservatives. FULL POST
Posted 5/9/13 at 11:45 AM | Alex Murashko
Dr. Richard Land, outgoing president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and president-elect of Southern Evangelical Seminary, will join Glenn Beck for a live interview today (May 9) from 4-5 pm CST, 5-6 pm EST for a discussion on immigration reform and why Evangelical Christians are seemingly turning the tide in favor of immigration reform. Viewers can watch online at The Blaze or find it on Dish Network, channel 212.
Posted 5/7/13 at 12:07 PM | Alex Murashko
Once again, Judith Hill knocks one out of the park with her rendition of "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone. And once again, the judges took awhile to compose themselves, mouths wide open, before they could comment after Hill's performance as a member of Team Adam.
Posted 5/7/13 at 11:24 AM | Alex Murashko |
Did a former Denver Broncos fan sum up the potentially short-lived career of quarterback Tim Tebow more succinctly than any ESPN sports analyst has so far?
"What did Tim Tebow do wrong – nothing," writes Nancy Ickes in her recently published letter to the Colorado Springs newspaper The Gazette.
Despite Ickes emphatically stating that Tebow was not to blame for his primarily bench-warming role on the New York Jets, the former Jets backup to Mark Sanchez was cut by the team last week and is now a free agent.
Even with his recent setback, Tebow remains a popular athlete and was selected as America's most influential athlete, according to a survey released by Forbes.com on Monday. Tebow, who often talked about God during post-game interviews in the locker room, has become a popular guest speaker at churches, Christian events and leadership conferences.
Tebow is a good guy but I guess in the football game if you cheat on your wife or are in trouble with the law, that is when you are a 'good ' football player! - Nancy Ickes FULL POST
Posted 5/6/13 at 7:14 PM | Alex Murashko
I had the opportunity to meet Judith Hill and watch her perform in an intimate setting at the Biola Media Conference last year. What a remarkable dynamic performer!
Hill also gave an incredible performance with Michael Jackson during rehearsal for his tour that never happened and later featured in the movie "This Is It."
She's got my vote!
Posted 5/6/13 at 11:54 AM | Alex Murashko
General Greg Laurie
Homosexual activists labeled Pastor Greg Laurie as the "anti-gay California pastor" and asked government officials to rescind Laurie's invitation to lead National Day of Prayer-related events in Washington, D.C. as the event's honorary chairman.
However, Laurie refused to back down from his mission and quoted the "immortal words" of "the great theologian" Tom Petty and said, "I won't back down."
Posted 4/30/13 at 9:43 PM | Alex Murashko |
Prayer to be prayed for the National Day of Prayer by Pastor Greg Laurie, honorary chairman for the NDOP in Washington, DC, May 2nd, 2013:
Father, we come to You to pray for our nation, the United States of America.
How You have blessed us through the years, Lord! We rightly sing, "America, America, God shed His grace on thee." Yet we see trouble in our culture today. We see the breakdown of the family, crippling addictions, and random acts of horrific violence.
Lord, we need Your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove Your Word and Your counsel from our courtrooms, classrooms, and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have "forgotten God." But Lord, You have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again.
Scripture tells us that "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverbs 14:34). Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape. As the psalmist said, "Will You not revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You?" (Psalm 85:6). FULL POST
Posted 4/26/13 at 8:45 PM | Alex Murashko
"Fame is rather fleeting, as you know, or should know. Money can come and go, and fame comes and goes. Peace of mind and a relationship with God is far more important, so this is the precedent that we've set in our lives. The bottom line is, we all die, so Jesus is the answer. Many have told me through the years: 'I think I'll take my chances without Jesus.' And I always come back and say, 'so what chance is that?'" – Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Robertson family whose Duck Commander business is backdrop for "Duck Dynasty"
Don't miss reading Melissa Barnhart's exclusive Christian Post interview with Phil Robertson: