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FaithVillage contributor Ryan Brymer recently had the chance to interview Bo Rinehart of the band NEEDTOBREATHE. The band's new record, Rivers in the Wasteland, is already generating plenty of buzz and Ryan asked Bo about the band's spirituality, music and much more.

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A year and a half after unveiling a slip of papyrus that she dubbed “The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” Harvard Bible scholar Karen King on Thursday (April 10) released the results of long-delayed testing on the controversial fragment that appear to show it is not a modern forgery.

But a host of questions remain, with some experts still wondering whether it is a fake and others questioning the value of the tests. Still others are asking whether the “gospel” and its suggestion that Jesus could have had a flesh-and-blood wife have any bearing on Christian doctrine.

King said she feels vindicated because the tests show the fragment, which is about the size of a business card, and the writing on it are ancient and therefore authentic.

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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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movies

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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Behind The Album 'If We're Honest' | Francesca Battistelli
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Visit with the popular Christian recording artist about her newest album. Get "If We're Honest" by F…
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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 Royal Royal | Praise Him
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Video from The Royal Royal's first EP. Follow @theroyalroyal on TWITTER.
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'I Will Trust You' | Bryan & Katie Torwalt
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"I Will Trust You" by Bryan and Katie Torwalt from Jesus Culture. http://www.jesusculture.com/music/…
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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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NoiseTrade EastSide Manor Sessions | Jars of Clay
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Jars of Clay performs live songs in the NoiseTrade EastSide Manor Sessions. www.jarsofclay.com
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'All In (Apologize)' | Stellar Kart
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Official music video for "All In (Apologize) by Stellar Kart (http://stellarkart.com).
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Gungor performs "Wake Up Sleeper" in a subway. http://gungormusic.com/

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'Just Say Jesus' (Official Lyric Video) | 7eventh Time Down
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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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The Light In Me | Brandon Heath
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Official music video for "The Light In Me" by Brandon Heath. FInd out more at http://brandonheath.ne…
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Take Me Home - Timothy Lewis Band
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Official music video of "Take Me Home" by the Timothy Lewis Band. For more information go to http://…
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Ever and Always | Andrew Osenga
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The song "Ever and Always" from Andrew Osenga's 2012 release: "Leonard the Lonely Astronaut." www.…
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'Finish What He Started' | Steven Curtis Chapman
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"Finish What He Started" by Steven Curtis Chapman. http://stevencurtischapman.com/

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Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies] | Chris Tomlin
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Lyric video of Chris Tomlin's new song, "Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]" from his upcoming …
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'Open Up the Heavens' (Acoustic) | Meredith Andrews
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Meredith Andrews performs an acoustic version of "Open Up the Heavens" and tells the story behind th…
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The Light In Me | Brandon Heath
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Official music video for "The Light In Me" by Brandon Heath. FInd out more at http://brandonheath.ne…
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Made Alive | Citizens
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Official music video for "Made Alive" by Citizens. Find out more at: http://marshill.com/music/artis…
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Washed Over Me (Live) | All Things New
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Live version of the song, "Washed Over Me" by the band All Things New.
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Me Without You | TobyMac
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Music video by TobyMac performing Me Without You (Official Lyric Video). (P) (C) 2012 ForeFront Reco…

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Behind The Album 'If We're Honest' | Francesca Battistelli
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Visit with the popular Christian recording artist about her newest album. Get "If We're Honest" by F…
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
Music >
'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
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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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