Review of Dr. Ted Baehr’s “How to Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul)” Wins Big EPA Award!
Dr. William Spencer’s review of Dr. Ted Baehr’s acclaimed book “How to Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul)” has won a significant prize from the Evangelical Press Association (EPA). This review, published in the Africanus Journal, beat out hundreds of submissions from huge Christian periodicals, such as Christianity Today, by receiving 2nd place for Higher Goals in Christian Journalism.
In response to his journal becoming Gordon-Conwell’s “award-winning” journal, Dr. Spencer writes, “I have to credit your inspiring book with the material to reach such a height.” Dr. Baehr answers,...
Work of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Encourages Essentials of Faith, Love, Hope
By Dr. Diane Howard
Depicting essential elements of faith, love, and hope are basic ingredients in the work of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. This weekend their movie "Little Boy" has been released. In an exclusive interview with this writer, Eduardo Verástegui has told that he and the other producers have felt challenged to address the need of the world to get back to the "essentials of love, truth, and compassion." Furthermore, Eduardo Verástegui has shared how he and his team (that now includes Roma Downey and Mark Burnett as executive producers for "Little Boy") want to "turn on the Light in today's moral crisis in the world."
Repairing and Transforming the Culture by Redeeming Hollywood
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
In our age of a crumbling and increasingly illiberal, bigoted and anti-Christian culture, the good news is that there are many people who are concerned and trying make a difference. The blueprint for making a difference and repairing the culture, however, requires seeking wisdom, knowledge and understanding, and then training to show ourselves approved by correctly handling the Gospel of our LORD, Jesus Christ. As I’ve said often, we need more Christians in Hollywood in this regard, and less Hollywood in the Christians.
Even so, there’s a strategic approach to turning Hollywood rightside up. This includes many imp...
Disney Star Returns to Church Because of LITTLE BOY Movie
By Paul Warner, Contributing Writer
Thanks to the filmmakers of the new movie LITTLE BOY about faith, one of the movie’s actors, former Disney Channel actor David Henrie, has returned to the church after years living as an agnostic.
Henrie, who plays the role of London Busbee, the brother of “Little Boy” Pepper Flynt Busbee, said at a recent screening of the movie that his producers, including Eduardo Verastegui, helped him return to his faith.
“They were instrumental in changing my life, helping me to find the greater good and awaken the little boy in my heart, and led me back to my faith, led me back to my beliefs, and it has completely changed my life,” Hen...
The CW Has a New Show Tackling Faith:
Behind the Scenes of THE MESSENGERS
By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
A new show on the CW titled THE MESSENGERS is trying to tackle issues of faith amid the backdrop of a world that could soon be facing its end.
The series introduces five individuals from around the country. Vera Buckley is an atheistic scientist, who’s investigating some irregularities coming from a meteor. Erin Calder is a single mother with a past of alcoholism, who’s trying to keep her daughter away from her controlling ex-husband police officer. A federal agent, Raul Garcia, is betrayed by his own team while undercover in Mexico. Peter Moore is an awkward teenage boy, who moves between group homes and has a hist...
By David Outten, with Dr. Ted Baehr
Bruce Jenner was interviewed on ABC by Diane Sawyer April 24. The interview was as friendly and as tolerant as you can get — which is the problem.
Bruce Jenner comes across as a nice, sincere person, who would be heartless not to accept. He explained that his desire for a sex change operation stemmed from his feelings going all the way back to when he was a child. He felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body.
Are you heartless if you oppose sex change operations?
Are you being judgmental to think Bruce Jenner is wrong?
Does love require you to be accepting?
Look at your own childhood. Children are very different. Some are boys; some girls. Some are tall; some short. Some will grow up ab...
DUCK DYNASTY’s Sadie Robertson Has an Important Message for You!
By Diana Tyler, Contributing Writer
Psalm 8:2 says that God “[has] taught children and infants to tell of [His] strength.” DUCK DYNASTY’s Sadie Robertson seems to prove that Scripture true as, at just 17 years of age, she boldly and unapologetically proclaims her faith and trust in God whenever she can, no matter who’s watching.
The “Dancing with the Stars” runner-up’s latest pulpit, if you will, was her own bedroom, where, while wearing pajamas and not a stitch of makeup, she encouraged people to stop comparing themselves to others and to look to God to reach their goals.
Millions of people today have found social media to be a remarkable tool for ...
You Won’t Believe What This Disney Channel Star Says:
Exclusive Interview Behind the Scenes of PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2
By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor
Another Paul Blart movie is on its way, PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2. The first Paul Blart Mall Cop was filled with good clean and did incredibly well at the box office, making almost $200 million worldwide. This time Paul Blart rides again and we will see if it is just as clean and fun as the first.
Along with Kevin James starring, Raini Rodriquez plays Blart’s daughter, Maya. Once again, the movie has a sweet relationship between the father and daughter. MOVIEGUIDE® had the chance to talk to Raini not only about her role in PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, but also directin...
Hollywood and the Environmentalist Movement:
Eco-Fanatic Movies Have a Mixed History at the Box Office
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Like other misguided ideologues, some in Hollywood have adopted the environmentalist or ecology movement to support their efforts to support big government.
Their efforts paid off in 2006 and 2007 when Al Gore’s factually challenged, hysterical rallying cry for global warming, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, earned a fair amount of money, at least for a documentary, and won a couple Oscars.
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH came out the same year as the pro-environmentalist cartoon HAPPY FEET, which raked in $384.3 million worldwide at the box office.
Movieguide® reviews all the...
Revisionist History and Myth Conceptions
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Recently, a brilliant astrophysicist said he couldn’t understand why some Muslims had become so violent, reacting to the beheadings in Iraq, Syria, Tunisia, Libya, Kenya, and, of course, many more. His perplexity seems to reflect many statements coming out of Washington and the best colleges and universities today.
The fact of the matter is, Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was a military commander as well as a religious leader who urged, as reported in the Quran and Hadith, Muslims from their inception to kill, rape, pillage, and plunder anyone who isn’t Muslim, in the interest of abolishing all other faiths, especially Judaism and Christianity.