How is Scotty McCreery the only "American Idol" winner yet to release a full-length holiday album? It's also no shock that the good musical tidings are duly predictable yet tolerable.
- November 01, 2012 |
Though not without promise, the story and its moral feel more appropriate to a TV-length program rather than a feature film.
- November 01, 2012 |
Even those not interested in surfing won’t mind spending two hours in the company of these characters because they feel so true to life.
Something about this fictional locale pulls a person’s thinking toward God’s undiluted truth.
The new movie Unconditional is a powerful tale of loss and renewal. It shows the sobering effects of crime on both victims and criminals, but it also shows how their lives can be transformed, even when everything seems hopeless. And it clearly demonstrates that God is the one who transforms those lives.
We have witnessed a cultural revolution over the last 20 years. We have moved, rather decisively, to a visually-based world. The most formative influences are not books, theater, or even music. They are films.
Whatever he’s doing, it’s always important to Kevin James to be part of something where audiences "can get away from the daily grind and walk away with something positive."
Not the most incredible VeggieTales disc ever assembled, but an honest, earnest treatment of an important, practical topic (fear) makes it one of the most meaningful.
How do you make butter carving in Iowa interesting? That's the question, and the problem, with this jumbled genre-mash.
There is a desperately needed wake-up call that American Christianity needs. A wake-up call to shake us from the trivial and divisive, the mundane and the meaningless, the inane and the banal.
The largest question the movie raises is, to its credit, snappily answered. If we find life on another planet, even life that matches our own, does that do away with God?
Memo to believers on the perils of high school in a fallen world: we must be intentional in showing love to everyone who feels alone.
For Steven James, his latest book, Opening Moves, is personal in more ways than one.
I was stunned to witness an apparent suicide on the Fox News Channel Friday. The cable news network followed a carjacking via helicopter, broadcasting a live video feed of a Dodge Caliber approaching speeds of 100 mph in the Phoenix area. Nothing unusual about a car chase -- the cable networks broadcast them frequently. But this one was different.
The problem I had was that throughout all of that rolling and screaming of the charismatic service, not once did I feel God's presence.
A man lacking peace needs a path to take and a master to serve. But this study in cult religion will turn away most Christian viewers.
There’s a simple reason for it. Richard Paul Evans is a Number One New York Times best-selling author because he knows how to tell a story.
As indies go, it's a softball right down the middle. For all the nitpicks, it’s saved by an undeniable charm.
As anti-American riots and murderous attacks continue to erupt across the Middle East, America’s response will be dictated by a man that few Americans really know -- Barack Obama. It’s time to change that.
"The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife"? Not hardly. This is sensationalism masquerading as scholarship. Nevertheless, do not miss what all this really represents -- an effort to replace biblical Christianity with an entirely new faith.