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New Season of VeggieTales in the House

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(Photo: DreamWorks Animation © 2016 Big Idea Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)

The third season of Netflix’ VeggieTales in the House will premiere on March 25th, just in time for Easter. Bob, Larry, and all the veggie housemates return for more faith-based adventures learning what it means to be the best friends they can be.

In addition, there will be lessons on being a good listener, not over-reacting, being honest, and appreciating the good things you already  have.

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VeggieTales Valentine’s Cards

Season 3 of the Netflix series VeggieTales in the House is scheduled to premiere on March 25. Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, Jean Claude, Philippe and Madame Blueberry will be around for more wild adventures coupled with valuable life lessons.

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend, DreamWorks wants to help you spread some love this weekend with VeggieTales in the House Valentine’s Day cards.

Click here to download. (Downloads as a PDF)

Scandal 5.1 – Hurting on the Inside

I wrote the following for Screenfish.net.

Scandal“Is he hurting you . . . . on the inside?” -Huck to Olivia

Last week the fifth season of Scandal got under way. After a crazy fourth season of going toe-to-toe with Papa Pope, Olivia is settling in nicely between the White House sheets next to President Fitzgerald Grant. Mellie is the new junior senator from Virginia, Cyrus is unemployed, and Huck is lying on Olivia’s couch.

The fix-of-the-episode centers around the tragic death of Princess Emily of the English-speaking country Caledonia after a state dinner at the White House (that Mellie was not invited to).  The whole thing feels a lot like the death of Princess Di. The Queen, the Prince’s mother, even resembles Queen Elizabeth. Olivia is hired to do what she does best: make the problems go away.

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The Muppets: It’s Not Easy Being ‘Human’

muppets-tv-show-abc-2015-trailerI wrote the following for Screenfish.net.

ABC’s new comedy, The Muppets, premiered this week. The show is a mix of nostalgia, bringing to mind The Muppet Show (1976-1981), and a modern day drama. Using a page out of the writer’s room of Modern Family or Parks and RecreationThe Muppets follows the crew of a late night television show, Up Late with Miss Piggy, in a mockumentary.

Just as in all the other Muppet related television shows and films, the Muppet characters are treated just as human as the humans. In the first episode, Fozzie goes to dinner to meet his human girlfriend’s human family. The Muppets come complete with their own set of human emotions and human drama.

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The CW Takes on Book of Revelation

“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.” (Revelation 9:1)

11139885_10153299602549078_1914182582_nThe CW is the network that has risen to give us such shows as Arrow, Flash, and Supernatural. Not to mention the surprise hits Jane the Virgin and iZombies, which are both finding their own niche. The CW adds to their programming a new science-fiction drama that draws from the book of Revelation – The Messengers.

Set under the white-hot sun of the New Mexico desert, scientist Vera Buckley (Shantel VanSanten, One Tree Hill) observes a fascinating, mysterious object plummet to the Earth. It’s explosion sends out a shock wave that stops Vera’s heart briefly, causing her coworker, Alan Harris, to panic.

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5 More VeggieTales in the House

This Friday, April 17th, brings five new episodes to VeggieTales in the House on Netflix.  These new episodes of the Emmy Award-nominate series include more of LarryBoy fighting the nefarious Motato and the first-ever appearance by a colorful creature called a buffalorange.

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VeggieTale’s Noah’s Ark (2015)

It’s hard to believe that VeggieTales hasn’t tackled the classic Noah’s ark story until now. They finally have in the new release Noah’s Ark, where carrots meet cubits. Pa Grape joins a long line of other actors who have portrayed the great ark builder.

© 2015 Big Idea Entertainment.

© 2015 Big Idea Entertainment.

The Veggie version of the story has Noah’s son Shem and his wife Sadie returning home after their honeymoon. Shem is voice by Wayne Brady of Let’s Make a Deal and Whose Line Is It Anyway, while Sadie is voice by Christian music artist Jaci Velasquez.

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CNN Finds Jesus

unnamedThis Sunday, March 1, CNN premieres a new six-week documentary series, “Finding Jesus.” This new series blends science and archaeology as it attempts to discern what is fact, what is faith, and what is forgery. Part documentary, interviewing academics and theologians, part drama, the series explores the value and authenticity of six objects which could bear light on the historical Jesus.

For the last 2,000 years, humanity has been fascinated by the figure of Jesus – the historical man and the divine Christ. Images of Jesus have appeared on icons, stained glass windows, painting, sculptures, television, and film. Jesus has influenced music, politics, education, and philosophy.

But, what is fact and what is forgery? And, what is just simply faith?

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The Grey-Sloan Memorial Chapel

I, like many other clergy, did a semester of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). It is a requirement for ordination. A few summers ago I completed mine at the University of Virginia. There, like in many hospitals, is a small chapel. I spent a lot of time in that chapel. Praying for certain patients that I had met; sitting in the silence if only for a few seconds; praying with loved ones who were struggling with what was happening.

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Noah’s Ark VeggieTales Style

This week Dreamworks Animation announced the newest VeggieTales movie: Noah’s Ark. This is the first Bible-themed VeggieTales production in more than four years. Emmy award-winning actor Wayne Brady (Let’s Make a Deal) and Christian singer, actress and radio host Jaci Velasquez star in this new feature. VeggieTales Noah’s Ark will be available on DVD and for digital download on March 3, 2015.

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