How Much Money Do ‘Christian’ Movies Make? [Infographic]

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1 in 10 movies produced in Hollywood per year has a “Christian basis,” but how well do they fare in comparison to the general market? It's no surprise that “The Passion of the Christ” has done very well. It's the 16th top grossing films of all time, but what about those other movies like “God's Not Dead” or “Soul Surfer?” The answer may surprise you: ... Continue Reading

10 Minute Film School

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Video is an amazing medium. It has become a huge part of our culture. From a religious standpoint it is being integrated into our church environments, teaching, and homes. There are a few resources out there that do it well in the Christian world, but as it becomes more prevalent we will all begin to feel the need for more personalized content. Especially in light of the fact that the affordability of doing video well continues to increase. This is my attempt to download the things I have ... Continue Reading

Will You Join the Insanity Known as NaNoWriMo?

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November is NaNoWriMo. No, I'm not pulling your leg, this is truly a thing. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it's the 30 days where hundreds of thousands of people worldwide attempt to write a novel (over 310,000 succeeded last year). Believe me, it's pure insanity. The rules are simple: Start writing on November 1st and stop on November 30th. You can prepare your novel by doing research, writing character bios, or outlining the plot. You can't start writing yet though ... Continue Reading

Even More Honest Slogans

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Honest Slogans were awesome the first time, the second time, and now, the third time. Graphic designer Clif Dickens has put together some more hilarious and brutally Honest Slogans. The last one is my absolute favorite. Enjoy: ... Continue Reading

The Next Superhero Movies [Infographic]

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As an active member of geekdom and lover of superheroes—on film and in comic books—it's good to see that there will be plenty of movie viewing in the coming years. This infographic from Comics Alliance covers all the 'Supermovies' so all of us super geeks know 'what the next few years of your life looks like.' Which movies are you looking forward to the most? ... Continue Reading

Becoming a Better Writer Series: How Strong Verbs Can Enhance Your Impact

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[This is part of an ongoing ChurchMag series, A Dutch-Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Better Writer.] If you are anything like me, verbs are not something you spend a lot of thought on. But in writing, verbs are more crucial than you may think. There’s a big difference between what’s known as weak verbs and strong verbs. The easiest way to explain this is with an example: ... Continue Reading

Victorian Selfies [Photos]

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What do you think of when you hear the word, selfie? There is often a negative connotation to selfies, but when you consider the power of selfies and the true heart of the matter, perhaps there shouldn't be. And to make matters worse, Millennials are pointed-out as being the pinnacle of this supposed 'problem' of a 'me generation' when nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, 'selfies,' as we call them today, may be nothing new at all... ... Continue Reading

‘Love Ran Red’ by Chris Tomlin [Saturday Morning Review]

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Chris Tomlin has appropriately been dubbed as the most sung artist on the planet by CNN. Nope, not Beyonce, Katy Perry, or even Justin Bieber. For Christian music lovers, this was a huge milestone in Christian music. Chris Tomlin is a household name as every given Sunday in the U.S about 60,000 - 120,000 churches are singing one of Tomlin's songs. Chris Tomlin has been delivering hit after hit, classic after classic, and on his latest effort he continues to soar. His new album titled “Love ... Continue Reading

Becoming a Better Writer Series: Purpose Driven Writing

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[This is part of an ongoing ChurchMag series, A Dutch-Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Better Writer.] There are many forms and sorts of writing: short stories, fiction books, newspaper stories, articles for magazines, blogs, you name it. And within those forms, the styles vary widely as well. It’s interesting to see for instance how much the Dutch newspaper style varies from the American approach. No matter the form or style however, the best writers have one thing in common: they are purpose ... Continue Reading