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Theology of Work [VIDEO]; CFWLA Program Framework Fellows

How Work Leads to Transformation in God’s Kingdom Dr. Art Lindsley, VP of Theological Initiatives at the Institute for Faith Work & Economics, describes how a proper theology of work explains how our work was designed to lead to “transformation in God’s Kingdom” and flourishing for this world. (This talk was given at the CFWLA 2018 Conference: God@Work) UPDATE – APPLICATION WINDOW EXTENDED We are still receiving applications for Framework Fellows, the flagship...

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‘Saturate SoCal’ To Deliver Jesus Film DVD Pack To 4 Million Homes

ANAHEIM, Calif. — More than 200 Christian leaders learned of a plan to mobilize hundreds of churches and thousands of volunteers to spread the gospel to all the people living in the 364 zip codes found in Los Angeles and Orange counties at a kickoff meeting hosted by Christ for All Peoples on Tuesday. Organizers said “Saturate SoCal” is part of a nationwide strategy (Saturate USA) to deliver a free...

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Filming Frantic in New York City; Journaling Behind the Scenes

We just finished shooting in New York!!! It was snowy and magical in Manhattan. It reminded me of the most beautiful backdrop ever seen in Central Park…. And then it melted. Apparently, God cares about film continuity too…:0) ‘The Farmer and The Belle’ Behind the Scenes Journal No. 4 Filming Frantic in New York City Jenn Gotzon Chandler, Producer Our editor, Christopher Ridder made a list of Christmas iconic shots needed in New York...

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Behind the Scenes: Synergy of a Script [Journal No 3]

There are times during the process of scriptwriting when an unparalleled melting pot of creativity happens. A special synergy of creativity within a huge writing team for the family, Christmas comedy movie, “The Farmer and The Belle,” produced just such times and a truly inspired script. The Farmer and The Belle Behind the Scenes: Synergy of a Script [Journal Entry No. 3] Ginger Beggs, Editor There were more than a dozen voices that...

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Behind the Scenes: Sculpting the Script For ‘The Farmer and The Belle’

In our previous journal we shared the love story that inspired the family Christmas comedy movie, “The Farmer and The Belle.” Now we take you behind the scenes of the executive producer and head writer to give you insight into how the film started to form. The Farmer and The Belle Behind the Scenes: Sculpting the Script [Journal Entry No. 2] Ginger Beggs, Editor It’s a crucial process when choosing your executive producer...

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The Making of a Family, Christmas Comedy Movie [Journal No 1]

Oscar Wilde once said that, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” There are the rare instances, however, that art does it’s fair share of imitating life. Before the concept and script for the family, Christmas comedy movie The Farmer and The Belle came into fruition, the stories of two people on separate journeys were unfolding. This journey has the makings of a true fairytale story, but eventually...

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Love LA Launches To Demonstrate and Proclaim The Gospel 24/7

Editor’s Note: Below is an announcement from Love L.A., which is “a week of the citywide church coming together to engage the heart of God in worship and prayer and out of His presence to go forth and engage our culture with acts of love and the proclamation of gospel truth,” organizers said. Friends of the gospel and lovers of L.A. – FINAL LIVE TRAINING It’s almost here. After nine months of...

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Christmas Comedy Movie Producers Share Film’s Progress in Exclusive Journal

Producing and acting in a Christmas comedy movie simply has to be Jenn (Gotzon) Chandler’s sweet spot. Jenn has quite an extensive resume of films that reflect her passion to share redemptive stories filled with hope — and in God’s perfect timing, the love found in a relationship with Jesus. Together LA has been invited to track with Jenn and the producers (which include her husband, Jim) of the family, Christmas...

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Benghazi Battle Vet Helps the Forgotten Soldiers

After recovery from severe wounds while defending lives at the Battle of Benghazi, former special operative contractor Mark “Oz” Geist, chose to serve his country in a different way by establishing the Shadow Warriors Project. Geist, who also co-authored the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi which later became the premise of a movie, recently had the opportunity to talk about the project with...

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Salvation Army Breaks Ground on 64-Unit Bell Oasis Apartments For Vets, Homeless

BELL — Construction of 64 affordable studio apartments for the homeless began in earnest on Monday as the Salvation Army hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony adjacent to the organization’s existing Bell Shelter. The permanent supportive dwellings, named the Bell Oasis Apartments, are planned for U.S. veterans, including those facing chronic mental illness or disability and chronic homelessness. The complex is scheduled to open in Spring 2018. Salvation Army So Cal: Not...

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