Culture

New Ben-Hur Movie Seeks to Relate to a Modern Audience

“Jesus” kept his distance as he walked into a press conference on the 18th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. “I won’t get too close because I have a cold,” he said with a smile, as he slipped into a padded chair and sipped a bit of tea. “Jesus” is actually Rodrigo Santoro, the... -Read More


Local Screenwriter Produces “Salted Christmas”

“Salted Christmas: One Family, One Day, One Purpose” is a feature-length film being filmed in South Florida that depicts a day in the life of the Fairway family as they walk through a Saturday prior to Christmas, deeply involved in ministry. The brainchild of Don McChesney, a local founder of Equip Education, an education... -Read More


Coral Springs Athlete Heads to Rio Seeking Gold

Coral Springs Athlete Tyler Merren is headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to compete in the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games on the U.S. Men’s Goalball team in September. A team sport developed for blind or visually impaired players, goalball utilizes a ball containing bells, which makes sounds when thrown at a goal at the... -Read More


A Story Worth Living

I was up early one morning recently, and I rode my bike over to the local spillway to try out my new four and a half-inch mullet lure. To my shock, on the third cast I hooked into a giant Snook! It was so big that at first I thought I snagged a boulder... -Read More


Women and Money

Women’s role in today’s family dynamics and finances is shifting greatly. By estimates, in the next five years private wealth is expected to grow to $22 trillion . . . and women will control as much as two-thirds (1). Like men, women want financial security and financial independence. But once those objectives are met,... -Read More


What Makes us Laugh Out Loud

Oddly enough, a professor of psychology by the name of Richard Wiseman (yes, wise-man) made a resolution in 2002 to discover the world’s funniest joke! Ha! What did he do to make his resolution happen? He created a website called LaughLab.co.uk in collaboration with the British Science Association and asked people to send their... -Read More


Fight to End Child Sex Trafficking Comes to the Big Screen

  Posing as American sex tourists wanting to buy children, the Operation Underground Railroad’s (O.U.R.) jump team, led by Tim Ballard, meets with traffickers. They negotiate. Dozens of hidden cameras capture the darkness of human trafficking at a party with girls — 12, 13, 14 years old — in Cartagena, Colombia, with younger girls... -Read More


Should We Have Higher Standards in Musical Tastes?

  Consider the age-old question:  Should Christians have a higher standard in their musical tastes than non-believers?  Actually, it probably is not ‘age-old’ because in ancient times there was not the onslaught of different musical genres or questionable lyrics that we are faced with today. Even looking at church worship, we see in recent... -Read More