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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.
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 Worship. We 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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