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World Vision found itself testing the evangelical boundaries in March when it announced it would recognize employees’ same-sex marriages. Within 48 hours, it reversed itself.

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One of the most-anticipated films of the Dallas International Film Festival, Joe is on pretty much everyone’s radar, and it’s easy to see why. Pairing Nicolas Cage with Mud veteran Tye Sheridan, Joe captures the narrative spirit of the South, complete with jagged edges and blemishes. In bringing the racous escapades of the titular Joe (Nicolas Cage) to life, writer/director David Gordon Green captures the explosive capabilities within us all and pauses frequently enough to contemplate their significance.

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anthony evans

The Christian music world already knew Anthony Evans, but his performance on Season 2 of the hit reality show The Voice rocketed him into mainstream exposure. Suddenly the rest of America wondered about the story of this engaging young man with the sweet smile and powerhouse voice. After his run on The Voice ended (dramatically), Anthony decided to break out of his Nashville/Dallas-centered world and see what Hollywood had to offer. He joined The Voice as a talent producer but continues to produce his own gospel-focused music.

His latest release, in fact, is a worship album: Real Life / Real WorshipWe caught up with Anthony as he prepared for its official launch.

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Noah has created a flood of controversy. Some Christians have called it insulting, blasphemous, and unbiblical. Others have praised it for its faithfulness to scripture, artistic value, and focus on justice and mercy. After reading reviews and comments from both sides, one has to wonder whether or not they were watching the same film. How can Christians who read the same Bible, profess belief in the same doctrines, and some who even attend the same church have such different views about this film? I would like to explore this question and offer some ways forward. The last thing Christians need is for a Hollywood movie to divide us and stand in the way of the stronger bond that we share in Jesus.

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'In Better Hands' | Natalie Grant
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Official music video for "In Better Hands" by Natalie Grant.
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'The Passover Song' | Sean Carter
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Sean Carter performs a live version of "The Passover Song." www.scartermusic.com
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'Passion Song' (Live) | Sean Carter
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Sean Carter performs a live version of his Easter song, "Passion Song." www.scartermusic.com
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'In The City' | Kutless
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Official music video for "In the City" by Kutless. www.kutless.com
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'We Are Brave' | Shawn McDonald
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"We Are Brave" music video from Shawn McDonald. http://www.shawnmcdonaldmusic.com/
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'I Dream of You' | JJ Heller
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Official music video of "I Dream of You" by JJ Heller. www.jjheller.com
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'Strength of My Heart' (Lyric Video) | Rend Collective
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Official lyric video for "Strength of my Heart" by Rend Collective. www.rendcollective.com
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The RELEVANT Q&A: John Mark McMillan
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'Meaningless' | Anthony Evans
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Official music video for "Meaningless" by Anthony Evans. Look for Anthony's new record, "Real Life R…

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'I Can Just Be Me' (Lyric Video) | Laura Story
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Lyric video for "I Can Just Be Me" by Laura Story. http://www.laurastorymusic.com/
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The Proof of Your Love | For King & Country
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Acoustic version of For King & Country's hit song, "The Proof of Your Love"
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The Becoming | Jenny Simmons
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Jenny Simmons, former lead singer of Addison Road, performs the title track off her new album, "The …
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Reckless | Jeremy Camp
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Official lyrics video for "Reckless" from Jeremy Camp.
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I Need You to Love Me | BarlowGirl
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© 2006 WMG BarlowGirl - I Need You To Love Me (Official Video) Check out BarlowGirl albums on: iTun…
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Touch This Light | House of Heroes
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Official music video for "Touch This Light" by House of Heroes. Find out more at http://www.thehouse…
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'Love Take Me Over' (Live) | Steven Curtis Chapman
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Steven Curtis Chapman performs a live version of his song, "Love Take Me Over." http://stevencurtisc…

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New Horizons | Flyleaf
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Music video by Flyleaf performing "New Horizons." (C) 2012 A&M/Octone Records
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Right Beside You | Building 429
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Official music video for "Right Beside You" by the band Building 429.
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This is Not the End | Gungor
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Michael and Lisa Gungor perform as the band Gungor at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March …
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'Be Still' Lyric Video | Bethel Music
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Official lyric video for "Be Still" by Bethel Music. http://www.bethelmusic.com/
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This Side of Heaven (Acoustic) | Chris August
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Prytania | Mutemath
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Mutemath's official music video for Prytania, from their album Odd Soul.
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Slip On By | Finding Favour
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Live version of the song "Slip on By" by Finding Favour.

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'I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry & I Love You (Acoustic)' | Derek Webb
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Derek Webb performs an acoustic version of his song, "I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry & I Love You (Acoustic)…
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The Museum performs an acoustic version of their song "Not For Sale," inspired by the work of the No…
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Zone Out | KB featuring Chris Lee
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Official music video for "Zone Out" by KB.
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God's Got It | J Moss
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Official music video for "God's Got It" by J Moss.
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Download at iTunes: http://budurl.com/daraalbum From the new album "You Got My Attention"
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Lord Have Mercy | Lecrae
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Official music video for Lecrae's "Lord Have Mercy."
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Sparrow (Live) | Audrey Assad
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Audrey Assad performs Sparrow from her 2012 album Heart. http://www.smarturl.it/audreyassadheart

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Music >
'In Better Hands' | Natalie Grant
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Official music video for "In Better Hands" by Natalie Grant.
Music >
'The Passover Song' | Sean Carter
5:29
Sean Carter performs a live version of "The Passover Song." www.scartermusic.com
Music >
'Passion Song' (Live) | Sean Carter
6:52
Sean Carter performs a live version of his Easter song, "Passion Song." www.scartermusic.com
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'In The City' | Kutless
3:22
Official music video for "In the City" by Kutless. www.kutless.com
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'We Are Brave' | Shawn McDonald
3:39
"We Are Brave" music video from Shawn McDonald. http://www.shawnmcdonaldmusic.com/
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'I Dream of You' | JJ Heller
3:43
Official music video of "I Dream of You" by JJ Heller. www.jjheller.com
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'Strength of My Heart' (Lyric Video) | Rend Collective
5:14
Official lyric video for "Strength of my Heart" by Rend Collective. www.rendcollective.com
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The RELEVANT Q&A: John Mark McMillan
45:16
John Mark McMillan joined Cameron and Tyler for RELEVANT's weekly interactive Q&A to talk about his …
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'Meaningless' | Anthony Evans
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Official music video for "Meaningless" by Anthony Evans. Look for Anthony's new record, "Real Life R…

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