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Tenley Kellogg Takes the Leap of Faith

By Jacob Sahms Driven by her love of “Come Alive” in The Greatest Showman, the young woman steps to the edge of platform, and leaps for the trapeze. It’s part of a trapeze class she signed up for on a trip to Chicago, and her bright adventurousness shines through. Tenley Kellogg may be headed to […]

Tiger Within Director Wants to Teach Forgiveness

By Jacob Sahms Moving from continent through continent as a child, Rafal Zielinski acquired a worldview that encompassed many traditions and methodologies. His father, an engineer from Poland, moved from country to country along with Zielinski’s mother, a Jewish architect, as a builder of pre-fabricated housing for the Ford Foundation. A high school graduate of […]

Christmas Chronicles Part 2 Stars Share Christmas with the World

By Jacob Sahms In the first Christmas Chronicles film on Netflix, the inquisitive “true believer” Kate (Darby Camp) accidentally sabotages the Christmas Eve efforts of Santa (Kurt Russell). Together, they survive Christmas Eve night, forming a magical connection that the bad guy, cursed elf Belsnickel (Julian Dennison) uses to have his revenge on all of […]

Jingle Jangle Director Wants to Bring Healing to the World This Christmas

By Jacob Sahms Before he was the screenwriter and director of First Sunday, Baggage Claim, and Almost Christmas, David E. Talbert was a playwright. In fact, Talbert remembers the review he received nearly thirty years ago word-for-word, as he was favorably compared to his idol Neil Simon (Come Blow Your Horn, The Odd Couple). Making […]

Kevin Sizemore Tackles Woodlawn, The Dark, Zombies, & More

By Jacob Sahms Standing on Legion Field at the University of Alabama, Kevin Sizemore was tossing a football back and forth with Nic Bishop and Caleb Castille in between takes. Suddenly, a shadow appeared on the wall behind them, distinctly impacted by the brim of Coach Bear Bryant’s houndstooth fedora. Sizemore froze, caught in the […]

Steve Skipper Shows the Color of Character

By Jacob Sahms “It’s like a dream.” That’s how Steve Skipper sees the film that is coming to theaters about his life, Colors of Character: An Artist’s Journey to Redemption, on November 11 and then available for churches on the Faith Content Network through December. An untrained artist, Skipper went from drug-addicted gang member to […]

Baker Brings Love to Holiday Baking Championship

By Jacob Sahms The seventh season of the Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship premieres Monday, November 2nd at 9 p.m. Twelve bakers from across the United States will compete for the $25,000 prize and the title of Holiday Baking Champion for 2020. This year, Lashonda Sanford, of Scratch Bakery in Newport News, VA, is putting […]

Fatima Screenwriter Urges Us to See and Believe

By Jacob Sahms As a seventh grader at Our Lady of Fatima High School in Warren, Rhode Island, Barbara Nicolosi heard the stories about Sister Maria Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, the Portuguese Catholic nun who, along with her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, shared stories of seeing visions of Mary in […]

Kasim Hafeez Fights Anti-Semitism in Never Again?

By Jacob Sahms Kasim Hafeez grew up in England as a fan of the Chelsea Blues, but his young adulthood included a radicalized hate of Israel after years of exposure to beliefs that condemned Western thought and Semitic beliefs and peoples. Alan Dershowitz’s book sent him on a journey through Israel in 2007 where he […]