“Music is their language”: school gives autistic Chinese youth a voice
“Music is their language”: school gives autistic Chinese youth a voice By Tingshu Wang and Josh Arslan
BEIJING (Reuters) – Almost three years of pandemic restrictions have been hard for 23-year-old Chinese villager Zu Wenbao, but thanks to Beijing-based Chen’s Studio, music has become his saving grace.
Zu is one of the 14 million people in China who have autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Despite laws to ensure the integration of people with autism, many in China know little about the disorder and support remains lacking, experts say.
Autism has meant Zu was unable to fit in at school or amon ...
Jennifer Garner, John Legend attend lavish U.S. state dinner for France’s Macron
Jennifer Garner, John Legend attend lavish U.S. state dinner for France’s Macron By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden rolled out the red carpet on Thursday for celebrities, lawmakers, and titans of industry at the White House’s first state dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron.
The dinner is the crowning social event of a trip aimed at showing Biden’s commitment to Washington’s oldest ally even as the two countries wrangle over how to handle Russia’s war in Ukraine, subsidies for U.S. products and other issues.
The guest list included actress Jennifer Garner and her daughter with Ben ...
Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ scores mixed reviews so far
Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ scores mixed reviews so far By Danielle Broadway
(Reuters) – Apple TV+’s 2022 slavery drama “Emancipation”, actor Will Smith’s first film since his famous slap of comedian Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars, has received mixed early reviews from film critics.
The movie has scored a 59% positive rating on Rotton Tomatoes so far, with 14 out of 24 reviewers applauding the film as of Thursday afternoon.
The movie directed by Antoine Fuqua is based on the true 1863 story of a former slave named Gordon, called Peter in the film, and the photographs taken of his battered back that depict the brutalities o ...
Dozens of Christians kidnapped from buses while en route to wedding, funeral in Nigeria Suspected Fulani herdsmen in southwestern Nigeria last week kidnapped Christian workers taking a bus to a wedding, while another group of Christians was kidnapped en route to a funeral in the same state. #Nigeria #Fulani #Kidnapping #Christianpersecution
'I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis': Kanye West praises Jesus, Hitler in... Kanye West called on Americans to “put Jesus first” and said there are “good things” about Adolf Hitler during a bizarre interview with Infowars founder Alex Jones in which West wore a black mask over his face. #KanyeWest #AlexJones #Jewish #Media
Louisiana pastor killed in woodworking accident remembered for his 'gentleness' and 'compassion' A 60-year-old priest in Louisiana, known for his carpentry skills, was found dead by authorities due to what was described by some as a freak woodworking accident. #freakaccident #pastor #priest #Louisiana #ImmaculateConception
‘Only God can help a man endure’: Will Smith talks role as 'whipped Peter' in... Months after the slap heard around the world, award-winning actor Will Smith is back in the public eye promoting his new film, "Emancipation," a role that prompted him to draw closer to God.  #WillSmith #Oscar #God #Emancipation #KingRichard
Loudoun County schools to require parental notification before exposing kids to sexually explicit content The Loudoun County School Board in Virginia, which has faced parent protests in recent years that have garnered national headlines, will now require schools to notify parents when their children may be exposed to sexually explicit material. #Education #Virginia #LGBT #2022election #LoudounCounty
More mainline than Evangelical pastors say Christmas Eve service brings highest attendance: poll Nearly half of Protestant pastors say that Christmas Eve is the most attended Christmas event at their church while a significant number of pastors draw bigger crowds at events taking place earlier in December, according to a new poll.  #Christmas #LifewayResearch #ChristmasEve #Churchattendance
‘Hear it from us’: Netflix documentary of UK royals Harry and Meghan to air
‘Hear it from us’: Netflix documentary of UK royals Harry and Meghan to air By Michael Holden
LONDON (Reuters) – “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear the story from us?” says Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in a trailer released on Thursday for the Netflix documentary series about Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife.
The first clip from the much-awaited documentary was issued ahead of the series’ expected release next week, and came just as the British royals wrestle with a new race row.
Since Harry and Meghan stepped down from royal duties two year ago and moved to California they have delivered stingin ...
YouVersion names 2022 Bible verse of the year as use in Ukraine skyrockets The popular YouVersion Bible app operated by Craig Groeschel's Life.Church has unveiled its most popular verse of 2022 amid a sharp increase in engagement with its Ukrainian-language Bible amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.   #Ukraine #Bible #Bibleverse #Scripture #faith #Christianity
Episcopal Church loses nearly 60,000 members, sees drop in worship attendance: report The Episcopal Church continued to suffer decline in membership in 2021, as well as worship attendance that was well below pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels, according to recently released statistics. #EpiscopalChurch #decline #denomination #COVID19 #pandemic #worship
Apple made a 'mistake' appeasing Chinese Communist Party by limiting AirDrop feature, senator says Apple made a "mistake" by limiting a key communicative feature on iPhones that has helped activists in China circumvent censorship weeks before mass protests erupted over COVID lockdown orders, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday night.  #China #Apple #iPhone #XiJinping #protests #AirDrop #technology
Top Republican senator demands Biden fire 'gender fluid' official charged with stealing woman's luggage A prominent Republican senator has called on the Biden administration to fire an LGBT activist who identifies as non-binary over being recently charged with stealing luggage. #Biden #nonbinary #transgender #crime #SamBrinton
Will Smith on slapping Chris Rock at Oscars: ‘I lost it’
Will Smith on slapping Chris Rock at Oscars: ‘I lost it’ (Reuters) – Actor Will Smith addressed the shocking moment he slapped and shouted a vulgarity at comedian Chris Rock for joking about his wife’s hairstyle at this year’s Oscars, saying “I lost it” and that he understood if some people were not ready yet to see his new film.
Appearing on TV’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” on Monday night to promote his new movie, “Emancipation,” the actor recalled the incident that overshadowed Hollywood’s top awards ceremony last March.
Smith, who won his first Oscar, for best actor, ...
‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’ returns in his first Disney film in 94 years
‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’ returns in his first Disney film in 94 years LONDON (Reuters) – Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced its first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film in 94 years, creating a new animation short of the much loved character said to be a prototype for Mickey Mouse.
“Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” was created by the studio’s hand-drawn animation team as part of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.
The short shows Oswald heading into a movie theatre and then finding a way to get in on the big screen action.
“Oswald is such a plucky scamp. We wanted to br ...
Nearly 1 in 4 countries used force on religious groups violating COVID-19 worship restrictions: Pew A new Pew Research Center analysis finds that nearly a quarter of 198 countries and territories analyzed used police and government force on religious groups who disobeyed COVID-19 worship restrictions. #1in4Countries #Force #ReligiousGroups #DisobeyedCOVID19WorshipRestrictions #PewResearchStudy
Actor Clarence Gilyard Jr., pastor in ‘Left Behind' movie, dies at 66 Clarence Gilyard Jr., best known for his roles in Hollywood action films died at age 66. #ClarenceGilyardJr #Leftbehind #actor #ChuckNorris
Most pastors say they often preach about unity among church members, but Christians disagree While nearly half of pastors and Christians say the term unity speaks to “agreement” and a majority of pastors say they often preach about unity between members of their church, less than half of Christians say their pastors preach often about unity between church members, a new report from Barna shows. #Pastors #churchmembers #unity #sermons
Evangelical charities saw rise in giving during pandemic: report Despite the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, hundreds of Evangelical organizations saw a rise in donations from 2020 to 2021, according to a new report. #ECFA #finance #evangelicals #charity #StateofGiving #pandemic
Former Muslim of Iranian descent: Why Christians should care about Iran's protests As a former Muslim of Iranian descent, I understand why the “unveiling” became the rallying cry of Iranian women. #MahsaAmini #Iranprotests #WorldCup #Mullahs
How many of us remembered to thank God for unanswered prayers? Thanking God in all circumstances is proof of Christian maturity. We should not be fair-weather Christians who extol God when the going is good and grumble during times of difficulty. #Prayer #persecution #thanksgiving #gratitude
Life keeps winning in Texas. Here's what other states can learn. Texas’ Alternatives to Abortion program was and still is the safety net to serve the needs of women and children in Texas, and other states have something to learn from Texas and implement their own safety nets in this post-Roe era. #BetoORourke #Texas #ProLife #RoevWade #PlannedParenthood
David French and the future of orthodox Protestantism Orthodox Protestants in America can now have clarity on the way forward and the choices that lie before them. #DavidFrench #RespectforMarriageAct #Protestantism #elitism
We are evangelizing to kids all wrong. Here's how we make it more effective Consequently, we have the tragedy of someone who never has the assurance of salvation, because they've never heard a biblical presentation of the Gospel. #Gospel #MisleadingStatistics #Evangelism #DayofPentecost
Christians are being butchered in Africa. What are we going to do about it? No one should have to live in fear of discrimination or violence simply because of their faith, and with collective action, we can create a world where all people are free to worship without fear. #ReligiousPersecution #Discrimination #UnitedNations #LeahSharibu
Utopian socialists suffer horrible delusion (part 2) Eden was a paradise not only because of its physical boundaries, but the spiritual, moral, institutional, territorial, and social as well. #Utopia #socialism #originalsin #TenCommandments
Best things to do for someone with cancer this Christmas Let’s engage with our loved ones who have a cancer diagnosis with that in mind. #Cancer #Christmas #conversation #suffering
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Operation Christmas Child's 200 millionth shoebox will be delivered to child in Ukraine Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child will deliver its 200 millionth shoebox filled with toys this season to a child in Ukraine after nearly three decades of partnering with churches to deliver Christmas gifts and the Gospel to over 170 countries.  #Ukraine #SamaritansPurse #Christmas #Gospel #Christian #children #holidays #toys
Heart Cry by SEU Worship - Heart To Heart Worship What You Need to Know
Based in Lakeland, SEU Worship is the worship expression from Florida Southeastern University. Since releasing their first project independently in 2013, the band has since signed to Provident Label Group while continuing to release new anthems for every generation to encounter God's love. The band's latest album  Heart Cry, is their 11th album presenting some of their deepest and most moving collection of worship songs yet.
What It Sounds Like
Heart Cry doesn't sound like your typical worship album. The project is crafted with a re ...
Ark (feat. Vanessa Hill) (Single) by Leeland - A song about your life as much... A song beautifully written by Leeland Mooring and Casey Moore, and beautifully sung and arranged. On the face of it, the lyrics relate to Noah's story, but they deliberately also address your own current life challenges and encourage you to find rest in the safety of God's arms. 'Build yourself an ark'.[...]
Benjamin William Hastings by Benjamin William Hastings - Authenticity Personified What You Need to Know 
Benjamin Hastings is a worship leader, both as a part of Hillsong United and as a solo musician. Hailing from Ireland, he found a home in the Australia Hillsong community, although he now resides in the United States. He pens lyrical masterpieces that many are probably already familiar with including "So Will I (100 Billion X)," "Gratitude," and "The Father's House." His role as a co-writer on these projects is just a fraction of his musical talent though, and he is intent on sharing his faith using[...]
Bellsburg The Songs Of Rich Mullins by Various Artists - Excellent Rich Mullins Tribute Album Rich Mullins went home to be with the Lord following an accident near Lostant, Illinois on I-39 on September 19, 1997, on the way to a benefit concert in Wichita, Kansas, where he lived. Mitch McVicker was also in the vehicle, and though badly injured, he would survive. To commemorate the 25th year of Mullins’ homegoing, a new double-length album of his songs has been released. The album (and future documentary) was recorded in the living room of Mullins’ old house in Bellsburg, Tennessee, where he often crafted songs on the same piano that his parents acquired by trading for[...]
This Is Our Christmas Album by Switchfoot - Switchfoot's Melancholy Christmas this is our Christmas album is Switchfoot’s first Christmas release. The digital release of the album includes five holiday classics and six new original Christmas songs. I found the album somewhat disappointing in that some of the new songs are rather somber, lyrically and musically. I agree with a reviewer who said that an alternate title could have been "this is our melancholy Christmas album". In addition, the covers of the Christmas standards lacked creativity and energy.
Here are a few comments about each song:
California Christmas – This was the first song released ...
Sing: Christmas Songs EP by Ellie Holcomb - Christmas Songs for All Ages I was introduced to Ellie Holcomb at the Getty’s Sing! conference. Her 2021 album Canyon was one of my favorites last year. You can read my review of Canyon here.
Holcomb is back with a six-song Christmas EP Sing: Christmas Songs, which accompanies her latest children’s book Sounding Joy. The EP, which will be enjoyed by all ages, features three new original songs as well as her interpretation of traditional carols and holiday favorites. The book and album were inspired by the song “Joy to the World” by Isaac Watts, and the album is an invitation to sing about[...]
Still by Steven Curtis Chapman - Solid Addition to Chapman's Catalog Still is Steven Curtis Chapman’s first all new full-length release since 2016’s Worship and Believe. The new album features twelve new songs of hope and encouragement from the most awarded artist in Christian music history. In his 35-year career, the soon to be 60-year-old Chapman, has won 5 Grammy Awards, 59 Dove Awards, had 49 number 1 songs, while selling more than 11 million albums with 10 RIAA-Certified Platinum and Gold albums. Still is a solid addition to Chapman’s catalog as he works with respected producers Bryan Fowler, Micah Kuiper and Ben Shive.     ...
Father (Single) by Branan Murphy - Jesus is Close Even in Tragedy What You Need To Know
Singer/songwriter Branan Murphy is an artist who is relatively new to the Christian music industry. In 2017 he released his hit single "All The Wrong Things," followed by his debut album Who Am I?. He quickly became a successful recording artist, and gained the #1 spot on Billboard's Christian Hot AC/CHR Chart with his song "This World Is Not My Home." Recently Branan signed on to Paravel/DREAM Records, who will be distributing his latest single, "Father," releasing on October 28. 
What it Sounds Like
"Father" retains the[ ...
Son of '61 by Jet Trouble - Love almost all tracks Thank you! This is what I need during an endless work day at rapidessay (https://rapidessay.com/buy-college-papers-online.html). I love music, I always think that I should have become a musician.
In general, it's cool that now any creative person can share their music on streaming services and find their fans. This is very inspiring. Previously, you had to go through all the circles of hell to release your album.
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