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Alex Murashko

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Posted 11/15/14 at 6:37 PM | Alex Murashko

'Chaps' the Former Navy Chaplain Elected to Colorado State House Now Topic of Colbert Nation Joke (VIDEO)

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Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt, the Navy chaplain discharged for praying in Jesus' name while in uniform, and who was elected to the Colorado State House, is already creating a bit of a stir primarily among liberals. FULL POST

Posted 10/2/14 at 10:30 AM | Alex Murashko

Culture & Christianity: A Necessary Partnership Relationship Explored at SES's Conference on Apologetics

NEWS RELEASE

Culture & Christianity: A Necessary Partnership Relationship Explored at Southern Evangelical Seminary’s National Conference on Christian Apologetics

October 10-11

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Culture and Christianity. Can one exist without the other? In nine days, experts in various fields will explore just that at the Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu) 21st Annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics. In a world where faith and culture often collide, can these two peacefully co-exist?

The SES conference, which will be held at Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte, will explore many relevant topics linking Christianity and culture, including:

• “Faith In The Public Square” (Tim Goeglein of Focus on the Family and The Heritage Foundation)

• “Was Jesus Intolerant?” (Dr. Frank Turek of CrossExamined.org) • “Passing on the Faith” (a conversion with Sean McDowell and Josh McDowell) • “Pop Culture and the Problem of Evil” (Dr. Thomas J. Bridges of SES)

• “A Christian Response to Sexual Diversity” (Kathryn Camp of Living Into The Truth Ministries) FULL POST

Posted 9/4/14 at 10:35 AM | Alex Murashko

Dallas Area Christians to Rally in Support of Persecuted in Iraq

NEWS RELEASE

Christians in North Texas will gather on Sunday September 14th at Dallas City Hall Plaza; at 4:30 pm, for a rally to show their support for humanitarian relief for persecuted Christians in Iraq and other Muslim nations.

WHEN: September 14, 2014 at 4:30pm.

WHERE: In front of Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX.

The deliberate targeting and persecution of Christians by ISIL in Iraq, as well as the blatant attacks on Christian communities throughout the Middle East has caused great concern and offense within the Christian communities of Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding counties.

(Photo: Reuters)
A member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant waves an ISIS flag.

In Iraq, many Christians are fleeing their homes and cities to escape the brutal jihad against Christians at the hands of ISIL. Many are now refugees in need of humanitarian aid. FULL POST

Posted 8/15/14 at 10:55 AM | Alex Murashko

#HarvestSoCal LIVE on Twitter

PHOTO: DON HAYNES
Pastor Chuck Smith opening in prayer at Harvest America, Aug. 26, 2012.

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#HarvestSoCal Stories

Former 'Prince of the Mafia' Michael Franzese Headlines Evangelist Greg Laurie's SoCal Harvest FULL POST

Posted 7/22/14 at 2:06 PM | Alex Murashko

'Heaven Is For Real' $90 Million Box Office Smash Available on DVD

PRESS RELEASE

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
$90 Million Box Office Smash;
Inspiring Faith/Family Film; Blu-ray™/DVD July 22
Featuring Oscar Nominees Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church
Bonus Materials Include Deleted Scenes, 3 Featurettes

sonypictures.com/movies/heavenisforreal

WHAT: An inspiring story of family and faith, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL debuts on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD July 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL tells the true story of Todd Burpo, a small-town businessman whose young son, Colton (Connor Corum), miraculously recovers from a near-death experience with vivid memories of his visit to Heaven.

WHO: HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. Directed by Randall Wallace (SECRETARIAT), the film stars Academy Award® nominees Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, AS GOOD AS IT GETS, 1997) and Thomas Haden Church (Best Supporting Actor, SIDEWAYS, 2004). Also starring Kelly Reilly (FLIGHT, SHERLOCK HOLMES) and Emmy® Award winner Margo Martindale (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Justified, 2010, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY). FULL POST

Posted 7/18/14 at 12:53 PM | Alex Murashko

Jeremy Lin's Twitter Profile Page as a New Laker Says It All

Jeremy Lin's Twitter profile page (@JLin7) says it all doesn't it?

On Friday, he tweeted: Thanks Taiwan for the insaneee airport reception!! Last leg of the Asia trip then off to LA!… http://instagram.com/p/qkr9JlOP1R/

Last week, the Houston Rockets traded Lin and a future first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reported.

The Lakers were willing to make this deal because Lin is under contract for only one more season, therefore preserving the team's cap space next summer, according to league source. ESPN reports that the Lakers also covet draft picks, "after trading away their first-round picks in 2015 and 2017 to Phoenix and Orlando as part of the Steve Nash and Dwight Howard trades, respectively."

FULL STORY: Jeremy Lin Is a Los Angeles Laker; Ticket Brokers Ask: Will 'Linsanity' Hit So Cal?

Posted 6/30/14 at 11:35 AM | Alex Murashko

#ReligiousFreedom now trending... Thank you #HobbyLobby!

In a landmark religious freedom case the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods Specialties, stating that corporations can refuse to provide certain drugs that may abort a fetus on the basis of religious objection... FULL STORY

From the desk of Alex Murashko.

Posted 6/24/14 at 6:30 PM | Alex Murashko

California Rose

(Photo: Alex Murashko)

God's love for us often shows in the beauty of His Creation. Just thought I'd share this shot I took this morning.

From the desk of Alex Murashko.

Posted 5/29/14 at 9:28 PM | Alex Murashko

Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Movie to Feature Megadeth Founder's Heavy Metal National Anthem (VIDEO)

(Photo: Reuters)
Megadeth Founder Dave Mustaine's Heavy Metal National Anthem will be featured in Dinesh D'Souza's upcoming 'America' movie.

Inside sources told Alex Wire that Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine's own heavy metal version (ala Jimi Hendrix rendition) of "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be featured in America, Dinesh D'Souza's follow-up to 2016: Obama's America.

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Producers released the clip earlier this week while final editing touches are put on the film scheduled for release on July 2.

The Hollywood Reporter wrote in its article about the news that "Hendrix debuted his version of the song, also known as the U.S. national anthem, in the summer of 1969 at the now-historical Woodstock music festival, where it was panned by some for its irreverence and heralded by others as an instant classic. Still others assumed it was an anti-Vietnam War statement, but Hendrix simply saw it as patriotic. 'We're all Americans. … It was like, 'Go America!' he said a few weeks after Woodstock."

From the desk of Alex Murashko.

Posted 5/14/14 at 5:50 PM | Alex Murashko

Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie Documentary 'Hope For Hurting Hearts' Wins 11th Film Festival Award, Honor


HOPE FOR HURTING HEARTS IS SELECTED AS A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY WINNER AT THE GIDEON MEDIA ARTS CONFERENCE AND FILM FESTIVAL

Award marks the 11th film festival honor for the Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie film

Riverside, Calif., May 14, 2014 – Hope for Hurting Hearts, produced by Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie, has been selected as a Feature Documentary winner at the Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival, to be held in Orlando, Florida in July. This honor represents the eleventh film festival category win or category official selection for the film.

NEWS RELEASE

“We were honored and privileged to screen Harvest Ministries’ first film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter at Gideon in 2010. So when Harvest submitted their most recent film, Hope for Hurting Hearts, for the Gideon 2014 Film Festival, we were excited. We knew the production value would be stellar and the content would be spiritually life-changing. And we weren’t disappointed,” said Lori Marett, director of the festival. “We are proud to say that Hope for Hurting Hearts was not only one of eleven chosen as an official selection, but the first film we endorsed for the G14 Film Festival! This film blesses and equips - powerful!” FULL POST

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