Top Easter Movies
Top Easter Movies
April 18, 2014

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Easter Hope -- Based on Facts of History
Easter Hope -- Based on Facts of History
April 17, 2014

By Jerry Newcombe, Contributing Writer Jesus sells. That’s why they have cover stories on Him in magazines and TV specials, even if some of them offer strange theories to try to explain away things like the original Easter. I’ll never forget the evolution of a famous TV newsman, the late Peter Jennings, the anchor ABC’s nightly news broadcasts. In 2000, Jennings hosted a special, “The Search for Jesus.” He never found Him because he relied almost entirely on liberal Bible scholars who dismissed the reliability of the Gospel accounts. The special, though well done, needlessly cast doubt on all the basics about Jesus. But in 2004, Jennings hosted another ABC special, on Jesus and Paul. This special was fairer, at least...
 

 
I Thought I Knew How Christians Should Act Toward Hollywood, Until I Read This. . .
I Thought I Knew How Christians Should Act Toward Hollywood, Until I Read This. . .
April 17, 2014

By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, with Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor Twenty years ago, when Jesus’ name was used in a movie, it was usually used as a curse word. Last year, 67 percent of the movies released had at least some pro-Christian, pro-biblical content. This year, in 2014, an incredible number of the major movies being released have positive, overt biblical, and often evangelical, content. As might be expected, many of these movies have attracted criticism. Sadly, some of the most spiteful, angry and mean-spirited criticism has come from Christians. MOVIEGUIDE® was built on the premise of exposing the fruitless works of darkness and commending the good. As a result of doing this consistently for many years, we have seen a great growt...
 

 
Imagining Heaven in HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
Imagining Heaven in HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
April 15, 2014

Love and Hope: Imagining Heaven in HEAVEN IS FOR REAL By Carl Kozlowski, Contributing Writer What is heaven like? That is one of the greatest questions faced by mankind, as nearly everyone on the planet believes in some form of the afterlife, even as different religions think of it and even name it in different ways. Even among Christians, the stories of what people who have had near-death experiences have seen have varied greatly. In 2010, a small-town Nebraska preacher named Todd Burpo took the world by storm with the release of his book, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, which claimed to detail the true story of what happened when his four year old son Colton believes he left his body during an emergency appendix surgery, visited Heaven and...
 

 
BBC Criticized Again for Left-Wing Bias
BBC Criticized Again for Left-Wing Bias
April 14, 2014

This is not the first time the British Broadcasting Corporation has been denounced for its largely left-wing viewpoints, but in an article published by Breitbart London, the BBC is taking it even further. BBC Three (which, like the PBS-TV in the United States, is run by the government) recently aired a panel discussion show entitled “Free Speech,” but many critics are complaining that the panel is biased because it only had left-wing contributors. The panelists included: Mehdi Hasan, who currently works for the Huffington Post UK, and has been criticized for describing Non-Muslims (especially atheists) as “people of no intelligence” and comparing them to “cattle.” Baroness Susan Kramer, a member of the Liberal Democra...
 

 
Since We Started
April 11, 2014

When we started MOVIEGUIDE® in 1985, the major studios in Hollywood released few movies with any positive Christian content or values – less than 3%!  By the time we started the Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry in 1992 and 1993, however, there were 27 such movies, or about 10.38% of the market share. Incredibly, 22 years later, in 2013, at least 179, or 65.57%, of the movies released by the movie industry contained at least some positive Christian, redemptive content! That’s a numerical increase of almost 563% and a percentage increase of nearly 532%!!! Also, when we started in 1985, less than 6% of the major movies were aimed at families. In the past several years, mo...
 

 
May Summit Targets Ways To End Pornography and Sex Trafficking
May Summit Targets Ways To End Pornography and Sex Trafficking
April 10, 2014

More than 100 leaders are coming together May 15-17 in Alexandria, Va., near Washington, D.C., to train, network, and strategize at the Coalition To End Sexual Exploitation 2014 Summit. Morality in Media (MIM) and PornHarms.com are hosting the summit. During the summit, MIM is partnering with the Leadership Institute to conduct classes by top media and fundraising instructors on how to greatly improve social networking and Internet outreach; dramatically increase fundraising efforts; and, get your message across to local and national media. Top speakers will present the most up-to-date research findings on the harmful effects of pornography. The speakers will include brain surgeon Dr. Donald L. Hilton, Dr. Sharon Cooper of the Univers...
 

 
NOAH:  Outstanding. . . and Not for Everyone
NOAH: Outstanding. . . and Not for Everyone
April 09, 2014

By Rod D. Martin, Contributing Writer Auteur filmmaker Darren Aronofsky may well have produced his masterpiece in Noah, a cinematic and – astonishingly, for a self-proclaimed unbeliever – theological tour de force. But it’s not for everyone. Definitely not. As in, repeat after me three times:  “It’s an art film. It’s an art film. It’s an art film.” And, if your tastes run elsewhere, you’re just going to hate this movie. Many of Christendom’s best and brightest, from Movieguide’s Ted Baehr to Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly, have vouched for NOAH’s orthodoxy. Others have certainly disagreed, such as Brian Mattson, who thinks the whole production is a big Gnostic head fake. And maybe it is (though the ...
 

 
Fighting Media Bias: Filmmakers Defy Biased Kickstarter Opposition to Their Pro-Life Movie
Fighting Media Bias: Filmmakers Defy Biased Kickstarter Opposition to Their Pro-Life Movie
April 08, 2014

By Rachal Marquez, Contributing Writer If someone were to mention the name Kermit Gosnell, most people wouldn’t know who he was. Sadly, this is evidence of entirely how little media attention this horrific story has received. In 2013, a jury convicted former physician Kermit Gosnell of killing babies born alive at his abortion clinic in Philadelphia. He’s been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Remarkably, though, this story received little attention from the media, in comparison to the plethora of coverage that usually surrounds stories about convicted murderers, especially when the victims are children. However, the filmmaking team of Phelim McAleer, wife Ann McElhinney, and their partner, Magdalena S...
 

 
NOAH Inspires People to Read the Bible, Stats Reveal
NOAH Inspires People to Read the Bible, Stats Reveal
April 07, 2014

By Diana Tyler, Contributing Writer Since well before the release of Darren Aronofsky’s epic actioner NOAH, religious leaders and Christian critics have been discussing the extra-biblical material inserted into Hollywood’s new adaptation of the story. From the portrayal of the title character as a crazy, bedraggled, even murderous zealot to some potentially New Age symbolism and TRANSFORMERS-like “Rock Monsters,” even Christians with merely a smidgen of Old Testament literacy would be able to detect freewheeling deviance from the Genesis account. In the midst of the social media debates and online articles arguing whether NOAH is to be commended or condemned, one thing that Christians can’t dispute is recent evidence wh...
 

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