The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association recently launched "Lose to Gain," its second half-hour video program installment of the My Hope America with Billy Graham campaign series. With less than five months remaining in the campaign, nearly 14,000 churches have registered in the project that culminates in an evangelistic video featuring portions of Billy Graham's preaching, intertwined with true stories of people who decided to follow Christ.
The latest installment available for online viewing at billygraham.tv features pro-skateboarder Brian Sumner, comedian Michael Jr., and young professional Shannon Culpepper telling their story.
"Each wanted something different – success; laughs; love. Each was living a life that met their dreams, but then it all fell apart," stated BGEA . more >>
Are you wondering why the cost of your smartphone plan keeps going up? Remember last year when AT&T hiked rates and Verizon switched from offering individual plans to a Share Everything plan? Unlimited data used to be the norm, but today people are fortunate if 1GB of data is included in their plan. On top of that, nearly every carrier has introduced some sort of data throttling, which slows down access speeds after you hit a data cap.
Demand for data among cell phone users is greater than the phone carriers can supply-because a huge chunk of the electromagnetic spectrum in America-the system needed to carry the data-is owned by the federal government. Brent Skorup at the Technology Liberation Front points out that the government owns around 1500 Mhz of the spectrum. In 2010, President Obama directed government agencies to free up a third of that spectrum for consumers to use instead. more >>
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, one of the most popular Christian couples in America featured on TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," recently spoke out about the influence evangelist Billy Graham had on their lives and about the special opportunity they have to share their faith with others.
"Many times when I was growing up, we watched the Billy Graham Crusades on TV. In high school I had the opportunity to attend a crusade," Jim Bob told the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, in preparation for a Q & A the Duggars will hold at the Billy Graham Library on June 8.
"It was incredible to see how God worked in the hearts of people thru Billy Graham's message. Recently at a conference I had two different people share with me that they were saved through Billy Graham's ministry and now they are both serving the Lord. His ministry is still impacting the world daily through thousands of converts who are, in turn, ministering to others." more >>
One Million Moms, an organization founded by the American Family Association, has issued a call to action for parents about a new cartoon picked up by the Hub kids network that features a 12-year-old boy who uses a magic ring from his dead aunt and the key phrase "You go girl!" to become a crime-fighter female superhero named SheZow.
Calling Hub's airing of "SheZow" an "attempt by the gay, lesbian and transgender community to indoctrinate our children into accepting their lifestyles," OneMillionMoms.com's call to action declares:
"The media is determined to pollute the minds of our children and there is no better way to desensitize them than through a cartoon program. Everyone knows children are drawn to animated shows; both boys and girls love superheroes. This character especially will appeal to both boys and girls since the superhero represents both genders by cross dressing and being transgendered." more >>
Hugh Hewitt, popular Catholic lawyer, academic, author, and radio talk show host, urges Christias to get involved in popular culture – especially the hit TV show "Game of Thrones." But this show is definitely not for children.
Sunday, the show ran a revolutionary episode, "The Rains of Castamere," which involved the death of two major characters. Twitter exploded with Game of Thrones tweets – fans expressing anger, outrage, and mourning for two fictional characters, killed in a wedding betrayal.
"I think all Christians have to swim in the culture," Hewitt told The Christian Post in an interview Tuesday. "Game of Thrones," in particular, features "Medievalism, Arthurian legend, meeting up with War of the Roses politics which history buffs love." more >>
On June 1 the Gospel Music Channel (GMC TV) official made a name switch to UP, "Uplifting Entertainment."
The name change is to reflect on the company's real focus in television programming: to provide "Uplifting Entertainment," a press release said.
Also launching with one of the most popular Christian television stations is UPtv.com as the company becomes UP Entertainment LLC. more >>