POSTS BY: ALEX MURASHKO

Alex Murashko http://alexmurashko.com/

Alex Murashko is currently working with One Ten Pictures as the media organization’s Story Producer, developing and working on projects that include stories about people who make a positive difference in this world. He previously was a Church & Ministry Editor/Reporter for The Christian Post. He also worked at the Los Angeles Times Orange County Edition and at the Press Enterprise in its Southwest Riverside County bureau. Current projects include Together LA, a movement focused on loving on Los Angeles. Murashko lives in Southern California, and enjoys serving within life recovery and homeless ministries. Los Angeles has a special place in his heart… as well as tacos and salsa!


Human Trafficking: Churches Must Move Beyond Awareness

Although the Church excels in bringing awareness to the gravity of human trafficking it must do a better job of mobilizing people to strategically fight the problem, said author and social justice advocate Danielle Strickland recently. “I think the commodification of human beings is one of the gravest and most intense issues of our time,” Strickland told TogetherLA (VIDEO BELOW) before she spoke on stage at Catalyst West in Irvine...

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Justin Bieber at Coachella Story Includes Leading Worship

Not all fans and media tracking Justin Bieber at the Coachella music festival last weekend were aware that the mega pop star led fans in worship songs as captured on video during a side event hosted by Churchome on Sunday. Although Bieber did not headline at Coachella, his appearance led to several “side note” stories, including him dancing silly like most of us might do at an outdoor music...

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City Transformation and Social Justice Start With Dangerous Good

The model for positive transformation taking place in a city has already been provided by Jesus and a movement of “dangerous good.” The belief that issues such as violent crime, homelessness, dissolved families, and the abuse of women can be resolved by simply providing more of the commonly applied tactics falls woefully short of what a movement of men led by the Holy Spirit can accomplish, author and men’s ministry...

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Jesus and Politics: The Congressional Race That Could Have Been

LOS ANGELES — Within just days of each other’s announcements, two women who are unified in their proclamations of Jesus as their savior but are opposites when it comes to political party affiliation recently dropped out of a congressional race for a southern Los Angeles District. Had the race continued, the ensuing battle between the two could have clearly reflected the current divide that’s visible not only in the nation...

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God’s Not Dead: Bible Gains Major Real Estate in Hollywood… Again

HOLLYWOOD, California — God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness is positioned, as was the case for the first movie in the series when it came out with two other God-centered films in the same year, to make it another season that the Bible gains major real estate in Hollywood. I Can Only Imagine opened last weekend, Paul, Apostle of Christ opens this coming weekend, and God’s Not Dead (3)...

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Journalist Uncovers the Real and Fake News About Jesus

I had run out of reasons to not turn my life over to Jesus. Just a couple years into sobriety from alcohol, I was in a lot of mental and emotional pain. Sure, I was sober, but something wasn’t right. A few weeks prior to hearing guest speaker Lee Strobel talk at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, during a Sunday worship service in November 1998, I had said a prayer...

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Actor Stephen Baldwin Counters America’s Divide With ‘Journal-tainment’

NASHVILLE — America has not been this divided since the Vietnam War and the presidential election fallout has included a rift with his own brothers, said Christian actor Stephen Baldwin recently at Proclaim 18, the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. Baldwin told Together LA during an interview inside his promotional RV parked on the exposition floor (complete with Ironman pinball machine) that he was at NRB to talk about his latest...

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Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Reveals Must See TV [UPDATE]

UPDATE: WATCH NATIONWIDE BROADCAST EVENT – An exclusive look at how God used one man to share one message to millions, “Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey,” which aired last Sunday (3/4) on FOX (channel) will air again on SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 8-9 P.M. (ET) THIS TIME ON THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL. A first-time screening of “Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey” was shown at the Billy Graham...

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Phil Cooke, ‘The Way Back,’ and ‘The Approaching Cultural Storm’ at Proclaim 18

LOS ANGELES — Gale-force winds may already be here, but a discussion about “The Approaching Cultural Storm” led by top Christian media consultant and producer Phil Cooke is scheduled for a super session on Wednesday at the National Religious Broadcasters 75th Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. “There’s such a disconnect between how Christians see themselves and how the world sees them,” Cooke, who is co-founder of the LA-based Cooke Pictures,...

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Los Angeles Church Hosts ‘Sushi Outreach Night’

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The story goes that Los Angeles was the first city in America to successfully embrace sushi, a cuisine phenomena that skyrocketed when the first sushi bar outside of Little Tokyo opened in 1970 in Hollywood and catered to celebrities. Sushi was never considered a “poor man’s meal” — until now. Pastor Steve Cha of Grace City LA told TogetherLA that the recently held “Sushi Outreach Night”...

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