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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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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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