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Arts & Entertainment

 4 records found

Respect, the Movie by Rusty Wright

(August 13, 2021)
Aretha's success, struggles, secrets, soul…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Coping Faith Fears, Concerns Inspiration Media Movies Music Popular Culture

A Week Away Musical by Rusty Wright

(March 24, 2021)
Facing fears, feelings, fun, faith and friendships…
Topics: Faith Family Fears, Concerns Media Movies Music

The Force Awakens Universal Questions by James N. Watkins

(December 19, 2015)
The much-anticipated addition to the Star Wars series inspires questions from movie trivia to cosmic…
Topics: Faith Metaphors, Life Lessons Movies Popular Culture Values

War Room MovieFacing life's problems with the power of prayer by Rusty Wright

(August 21, 2015)
The Kendrick brothers (Courageous, Fireproof) return with a lively drama about a troubled middle-class family…
Topics: Coping Faith Family Prayer

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 11 records found

Nomadland is Not New by Richard Bergstrom

(May 21, 2021)
It's in the Bible…
Topics: Bible Faith History Lifestyle, General Movies Relationships

Mark Burnett's Resurrection Movie by Rusty Wright

(March 26, 2021)
Compelling drama, inspiring story…
Topics: Character, Integrity Easter Faith Inspiration Jesus Media Movies Racism and Inequality

I Still Believe Movie by Rusty Wright

(March 6, 2020)
True love, rough roads…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Coping Faith Love Media Movies Music Relationships

Run the Race Movie by Rusty Wright

(February 18, 2019)
Dreams, despair, romance, redemption…
Topics: Faith Football (American) Grace Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Movies Relationships Sports

Samson Movie by Rusty Wright

(February 11, 2018)
Chosen, Betrayed, Redeemed…
Topics: Bible Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Drama Faith Movies

There are 6 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Faith topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Harriet Movie by Rusty Wright

(November 1, 2019)
Courage, freedom, faith…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Courage Faith Freedom History Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Leadership Social Issues Social Movements


 1 record found

We Wish You . . . Virtually by Stu Johnson

(December 11, 2020)
Music for the holidays in the winter of the COVID-19 pandemic…
Topics: Christmas COVID-19 Faith Holidays Holiday Season Innovation, Invention, Creativity Music


 4 records found

Overcomer Movie by Rusty Wright

(August 17, 2019)
What defines you?…
Topics: Christian Life Courage Faith Inspiration Movies Relationships Sports Values

The 33 Movie by Rusty Wright

(November 13, 2015)
The story of the 33 miners trapped deep a Chilean mine, the prayer- and tension-filled struggle for survival and the miraculous rescue after 69 days underground…
Topics: Disaster Drama Faith Inspiration Movies Prayer

Woodlawn MovieRacial strife, football, and faith by Rusty Wright

(October 8, 2015)
A nation too-often tarnished by racial conflict could use an inspiring film like this…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Football (American) Movies Sports

Faith of Our Fathers MovieVietnam War Healing by Rusty Wright

(June 23, 2015)
As the nation commemorates the war's 50th anniversary, a touching new film traces its impact on two families…
Topics: Faith Inspiration Movies Tribute, Testimony War

Life Events

 3 records found

The Streets Were My Father Movie by Rusty Wright

(June 17, 2021)
Who's your daddy? A story of hopelessness and redemption…
Topics: Abuse and Addiction Addictions Change Circumstances, Life Events Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Father's Day Forgive, Forgiveness Grace Hopes & Dreams Movies Relationships Social Issues

Blue Miracle Movie by Rusty Wright

(May 27, 2021)
Castoff kids, fractured families, fishing, and hope…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Movies Nature Relationships Sports

Walking with Herb Movie by Rusty Wright

(April 16, 2021)
Fun sports drama, inspiring second chances…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Faith God Golf Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Learning Opportunity Sports


 1 record found

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Movie by Rusty Wright

(September 17, 2021)
Televangelist, sex, drugs, and holy rollin'…
Topics: Abuse and Addiction Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Faith History Movies Popular Culture Relationships Religion Scandal


 3 records found

Show Me the Father Movie by Rusty Wright

(September 9, 2021)
You and your father…
Topics: Faith Family Learning Relationships Trust

A Father's Legacy Movie by Rusty Wright

(June 12, 2021)
What was your father like?…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Father's Day Holidays Inspiration Movies Relationships

The Real MVP by Rusty Wright

(April 30, 2016)
When Kevin Durant was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player, he named his mother 'the real MVP'...
Topics: Basketball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Faith Family Inspiration Relationships Sports

Theater and Movies

 2 records found

Captive Movie by Rusty Wright

(September 12, 2015)
Ashley Smith was taken hostage in Atlanta in 2005. Her story, told in the book Unlikely Angel is now a movie…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Movies

Return to the Hiding Place by Rusty Wright

(May 24, 2015)
World War II drama about Christian students hiding Jews from Nazis
Topics: Faith History War