This hour we look at the power of a story. Why are so many drawn to movies, films, and plays? What is it about a story that touches the human heart like nothing else can? How do we pray for those who make the stories that influence the world? Then we visit with a Christian filmmaker who is using the power of his media to attack a deadly issue in Canada. Join us to learn how the Gospel changes everything.
How did we get into the world of addiction? And how can we find freedom from addiction? Whether its drug or alcohol abuse, gambling addictions, porn dependencies, workaholism, and internet addictions. How do we break free from being slaves to addiction? Join us to learn how to experience freedom as children of the living God and family in the community of God.
As Founding Director of Hollywood Prayer Network, Karen speaks and teaches around the country on how people of faith can pray for the people in the entertainment industry. She is also a published co-author of two books: How to Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out and The Day I Met God. Aside from her leadership at HPN, Karen is Co-Founder and Producer for JC Productions, an independent TV and music production company. She has had extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children's programming. Karen is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of PREMISE, and a board member of the Biola University Entertainment Task Force. She is a graduate of USC with a BA in Producing.
Daniel Kooman is the co-founder, producer and director for Unveil Studios, based in Western Canada, alongside his brothers, forming a unique and dynamic trio of storytellers. Daniel has traveled to more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas to document stories. Daniel has won best director and best picture awards at numerous international film festivals for both the feature She Has A Name and documentary series Dream. Filmmaking has become a unique platform for Daniel to invest in children, empowering orphans in Tanzania and restoring hope to girls trafficked in Thailand
Andy Partington leads the work of Novō Communities and Novō Adventures. Novō Communities’ vision is to bring new life to individuals, peace to families, and hope to communities gripped by addiction by empowering local teams in developing nations to create transformational communities that offer healing, wholeness, and hope. Novō Adventures, a motorcycle tour operator, is a social enterprise that generates income to support the work of Novō Communities. Andy has served as Director of Training at London School of Theology, in local church leadership in the UK and Bolivia, and as CEO of Yeldall Manor, an addiction treatment center in the southeast of England. Andy’s doctoral dissertation—published as Church and State explored the role of the Church of England bishops in the House of Lords.