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Chonda Pierce debuts on big screen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 31 August 2015 03:11 PM EDT

laughing-in-the-dark-coverBest-selling comedian Chonda Pierce’s new film, Laughing in the Dark, will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 27 in nearly 480 theaters across the country. The one-night only cinema event is being presented by Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment.

Laughing in the Dark offers a personal glimpse into Pierce's life. The film chronicles a series of tragic circumstances she faced, including the loss of her husband, David Pierce, in July 2014.

'War Room' closes in on top spot opening weekend PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 31 August 2015 12:39 PM EDT

war-room-facebookTriStar Pictures’ War Room debuted at No. 2 at the domestic box office the weekend of Aug. 28-30. The faith-based film topped industry expectations, grossing $11 million, according to studio estimates.

War Room also boasted the highest per-screen average of the top 12 films at an estimated $9,691 per screen. The film's strong average allowed it to overcome its meager screen count—1,135 screens—and come within $2 million of winning the weekend. Rap movie Straight Outta Compton was the only film that surpassed War Room.

CPE aims to equip retailers on Supreme Court rulings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 31 August 2015 09:28 AM EDT

Jay-Sekulow-ACLJJay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), will lead a workshop Sept. 20 at Christian Product Expo (CPE) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The workshop will train, educate and equip independent Christian retailers with practical steps to respond to recent Supreme Court decisions.

During this workshop, Sekulow will address questions on the need for legal disclaimers, attorneys and statements of faith. He will also cover proper media relations, business owner rights, how to deal with picketers and whether a store can refuse service to an individual who is not aligned with the retailer's beliefs.

Thom Rainer: LifeWay faces 'hinge moments' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:46 PM EDT

Lifeway-buildingLifeWay Christian Resources is facing "hinge moments" and decisions that will propel the organization in one direction or another, President Thom Rainer told trustees during the board's Aug. 24-25 meeting.

"We are about to walk through some open doors as these hinge moments are now before us," Rainer said. "And I think we are about to see some incredible days at LifeWay."

Parable Group, InspireHub help churches PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:34 PM EDT

ParableGroupLogoThe Parable Group has partnered with InspireHub Inc. to reach churches and Christian nonprofits across the U.S. The two companies hope to help Christian groups engage their audiences more effectively via mobile apps.

Ingram hires two new executives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:59 PM EDT

ingramexecsIngram Content Group hired two new executives last week, Margaret Harrison and Ed Spade. Harrison will be the director of product metadata, while Spade takes on the role of senior content acquisition manager.

Virginia shooting ‘frightening’ for Christian retailer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 02:21 PM EDT

WDBJ7-alison-adamOne local Christian retailer experienced “a frightening morning” early Wednesday when a man shot to death a reporter and cameraman from Roanoke, Virginia, station WDBJ7. The incident occurred about 2 miles from Lighthouse Gifts & Books in Hardy, Virginia, prompting a lockdown in the area while the suspect was found.

Scott Gabrielson, owner of the Lighthouse store in Hardy, Virginia, and Church Mart Christian Resource Center in Rocky Mount, Virginia, which was farther from the scene, said it was “a frightening scenario where everybody was staying in and under lockdown.”

Publisher expects Message Bible to reach young Catholics PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 24 August 2015 03:42 PM EDT

the-message-catholic-editionACTA Publications and Tyndale House Publishers have partnered together and plan to bring The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition to diverse audiences through multiple new products. In an interview with the Catholic Bibles Blog, ACTA President and Co-Publisher Greg Pierce said Catholics have been drawn to the Message Bible.

Pierce said The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition has appealed to Protestants as well as Catholics. Many Protestants have purchased the Catholic edition in order to read the Deuterocanonical books in the version's modern style. The Catholic edition also has been distributed in the Asian and African markets.

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