Steven Lawson Articles

Halloween-Based Outreach Draws 15,000

Last night, 15,000 people showed up for Water of Life Community Church's annual Trunk-or-Treat festival in Fontana,...
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Most Inspiring  Faith, Family and Values Movie of 2011

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Most Inspiring Faith, Family and Values Movie of 2011

narniaAll eyes will be on glitz, glitter and glamour of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Show this Sunday as Hollywood’s awards season reaches its apex. But another very different awards celebration did not go unnoticed. Celebrities, studio executives, writers and producers gathered February 18 for the 19th Annual MovieGuide Faith and Values Awards Gala.

While The Social Network, The King’s Speech and Black Swan are Oscar favorites, it was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader that won MovieGuide’s $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2010.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third in a series of Chronicles of Narnia movies Walden Media has released, and is the theatrical presentation of the acclaimed series of children’s books by C.S. Lewis. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, released in 2005, was the first movie (and book). It also claimed a MovieGuide award and an Oscar, and is the 38th highest box office grossing film of all time. In 2008, Walden Media released Prince Caspian: the Return to Narnia.

Bethel Students See ‘Open Heaven’ in Missions Outreach

Bethel Students See ‘Open Heaven’ in Missions Outreach

As part of an intensive
missions thrust, 55 teams from the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry
spanned the globe earlier this year, serving the poor, praying for the sick and reportedly seeing miraculous healings.

From Nicaragua to Norway to
Thailand, 1,189 students spent up to two weeks in March serving others and
expecting an “open heaven” for ministry during the outreach led by Bethel Church in Redding,
Calif.

Photo by Julie Peters: Bethel students play with children in a trash dump in Managua, Nicaragua after putting on a concert and feeding the hungry.

‘Blind Side’ Leads Slate of Year’s Most Uplifting Movies

‘Blind Side’ Leads Slate of Year’s Most Uplifting Movies

The Blind Side topped the winners at the 18th annual
Movieguide Awards this week in Beverly Hills, Calif., taking home the $100,000
Epiphany Prize for most inspiring movie of 2009.

The film, which
also received a best picture Academy Award nomination, stars Sandra Bullock and
tells the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless youth who was adopted by a white
family in Mississippi and eventually went to college and became a professional
football player. It beat out the Arthur Blessitt documentary The Cross, Disney’s
A Christmas Carol
, Knowing, T.D. Jakes’ Not Easily Broken,
The Soloist, and Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself for the
top prize.

Christian Musician Meets Needs in Haiti

Christian Musician Meets Needs in Haiti

Mark Stuart of the Christian
rock band Audio Adrenaline was in Haiti when the magnitude 7 earthquake
devastated the Caribbean island nation Jan. 12.

“The whole earth
shook, and it felt like the end of the world,” Stuart told a packed house at
Ventura Missionary Church last week. “Haiti was the world’s worst place to live
before this happened. Now I cannot even describe the hurt, the needs, the
devastation.”

Thousands of Urbana Attendees Bring in New Year With Commitment to Missions

Thousands of Urbana Attendees Bring in New Year With Commitment to Missions

Thousands of college students from across the United
States and Canada rang in the new year by making a fresh commitment to
missions, responding to a call to their generation to mesh evangelism with
social advocacy.

 

More than 16,000 students, missions leaders and pastors
converged at the Americas Center in St. Louis, Dec. 27-31 for the 22nd
tri-annual Urbana Student Missions Conference sponsored by InterVarsity Christian
Fellowship. Focusing on the conference theme “He Dwells With Us,” Urbana 09
director Jim Tebbe called on attendees to expand their vision of missions,
seeing it not only as a global thrust but also as a local Bible study, outreach
and service project.

Finding Faith in Hollywood

Finding Faith in Hollywood

Actress Jenn Gotzon, who portrayed Tricia Nixon in Frost/Nixon, said Christians are working behind the scenes in Hollywood.

 

February 20, 2009 — Few of the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards earn nods for promoting biblical values. But Christians say there is much to be hopeful about in Hollywood, even if the year’s most faith-friendly films aren’t being recognized on Sunday.

Actress Jenn Gotzon, who portrayed Tricia Nixon in Frost/Nixon, which is nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture, said Christians were praying behind the scenes.

A Miracle for Ryan

Two years ago a tragic accident put entertainer Pat Boone’s grandson in a coma. Today Ryan says confidently that he will be entirely healed.

An Angel of Mercy In the Desert

She's 87, but her age hasn't stopped Agnes Numer from feeding the world's poor from her makeshift ministry base in rural California.Agnes Numer (center) with students at her school in the Philippines.Agnes Numer has much in common with Moses. She spends lots of time...

Saints of Our Lives

They’re beautiful, and they’re bold–about their faith. Some of daytime drama’s brightest stars shine for Jesus in the world of soap operas.

Extreme Faith

They call themselves 777 Skateboards. Their goal is unorthodox: to take the gospel to the thousands of teenagers who spend most of their lives on skateboard ramps.On this sun-drenched Southern California day, thousands of barely clad beachgoers stroll along the...

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