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‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

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It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

See Casting Crowns on TV Tonight!

Casting Crowns will air their own TV special on September 16, 2016 on TBN.
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Casting Crowns will hold their very own TV special tonight, Casting Crowns Presents: The Very Next Thing, tonight on TBN at 7:00 p.m./9:00 p.m./10:00 p.m. (PAC/CST/EST). The special is in conjunction with the group releasing their eighth studio album today. The special was taped in Nashville in front of a live audience and features Matthew West, Natalie Grant and Bernie Herms as special guests. The special is hosted by Scott Smith.

According to today’s press release, The Very Next Thing “is full of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh sounding tracks that will meet the listener with lyrics that impact with a strong message song after song.” Their albums have surpassed 10 million in sales and is Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The band will also be on tour this month with Matt Maher and Hannah Kerr.

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