Industry News

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Amish well of stories; Newsboys ride along; MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine” keeps imagining; War Room film could power reconciliation? CBAggregator previews media posts from around the U.S.

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ADF asks state probe into baby-parts sales

Colorado’s state leaders refuse to honor legislators’ request to investigate the taxpayer-supported agency that is accused of selling aborted babies’ body parts.

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Parable to market church tech firm

InspireHUB Inc’s tablet and mobile app solution help churches to engage with members, raise funds, and improve relationships, company says.

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Fontaine Signs with WaterBrook

Canadian megachurch pastor and CEO of the Miracle Channel signs with Crown Publishing Group’s WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a Christian imprint.

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Blackford Capitol Acquires Dickenson

Private equity firm has plans for other acquisitions for the Bible printer and production company based in West Michigan.

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FAITH Catholic Has New Publishing Service

FAITH Catholic Publishing and Communications (Lansing, MI) worked with software and services provider Aysling to implement a new software-based editorial workflow solution and a customized multichannel publishing solution.

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He Reads Truth App Debuts

He Reads Truth’s new proprietary self-titled app is now available for free for iOS. Designed to help men read God’s Word daily, the app offers resources so men can read individually, in groups, or with the community of women at She Reads Truth.

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ADF Protests Same-Sex Bathroom Policy

Missouri school district thinks it’s okay for students to share locker rooms and restrooms in gender-less society regardless of students’ right to “bodily privacy.”

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Students prefer e-learning platforms

College students like electronic learning platforms more than textbooks and lectures, according to BISG surveys just released.

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CBAggregator: Christian music, artists, films, festivals, authors, and more

Chariots sequel downplays faith; Tomlin ties for top tens; Lecrae leads Dove nominees; Christian film fans include presidential hopefuls; and more.

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Gospel Light Postpones VBS Program

Following its voluntary filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, Gospel Light postponed SonSpring Oasis VBS, citing the forthcoming auction for Sunday School, VBS, and Children’s Ministry Resources as the primary reason.

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Koorong Acquired by Bible Society Australia

Australia’s leading Christian retailer, Koorong, has been acquired by Bible Society Australia. The acquisition is expected to expand the distribution and access to the Bible and Bible-based services worldwide. Paul Bootes, Koorong CEO, will continue to lead

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Steve Strang reflects on Charisma at 40

In 1975, Steve Strang wanted to use his talents for writing and networking to advance the kingdom of God. Little did he know the magazine he started for his church—Charisma—would develop into a

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MTI Offers Training in India

Magazine Training International (MTI) will hold the last of three training events Jan. 24 – Feb. 5, 2106 in Kochi, India. All Christian magazine publishing professionals are invited to attend. The training conference is the first of its kind

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Books & Bibles

LifeWay drops ‘heaven’

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Based on LifeWay’s new structure and direction (identified as One LifeWay), the chain decided to stop carrying heaven visitation resources in their 180 stores – including the best-selling 90 Minutes in Heaven (Baker Publishing Group), Heaven Is For Real (Thomas Nelson), and others.

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Church curriculum goes digital

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Disciplr, a digital platform developed by David C Cook and HelloMogo, Inc. for churches to customize their curriculum plans, is scheduled to launch in June. Disciplr is designed to give churches choice and accessibility to Gospel Light, David C Cook, and other …

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NIV website wins top award

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Verve Marketing Group, in a collaborative effort with HarperCollins Christian Publishing, was awarded the top category award for the NIV Bible website in the Internet Advertising Awards (IAC) competition. Verve is a creative and strategic marketing communications agency…

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Cult reference reaches milestone

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The Kingdom of the Cults (Bethany House) by Walter Martin and edited by Ravi Zacharias reached a sales milestone of one million copies sold. Originally published in 1965, The Kingdom of the Cults was completely revised and updated in 2003.

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