Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a good, clean movie. It delivers on the redemptive theme with a so-so execution of story.

Paul, Apostle of Christ

The story of two men. Luke, as friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. […]

The Devil Behind #Metoo

Shine TYC takes a look at #metoo and who is really behind the whole mess of it.

We Can’t Stop Talking About “Silence”

Better late than never, I finally saw this 2016 Martin Scorsese movie, Silence. It was a three-hour experience of holding my breath, closing my eyes, and contemplating whether my own efforts to evangelize are more tied to goal achievement or God’s love.  This movie was brilliant and it messed me up.  No, it was brilliant […]

Angela Bassett Weeps at God’s Love

We continue to find believers in Hollywood that are not ashamed of their faith.  They are not ashamed to represent the gospel while giving their very best to the craft. Angela Bassett is one of those people. She’s a regular and active member of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Though you may […]

Shine On Denzel Washington

  He’s the celebrity crush, bromance champion of the world.  Who doesn’t love Denzel Washington? That smile, genuine and radiating from the center of his heart. That voice. Firm and decisive like he knows something the rest of us are still trying to figure out. Denzel is the epitome of what Shine TYC is all […]

Get Fed and Focused

Author and Christian Life Coach, Kamryn Adams, launches her 5th book, “Fed and Focused” How to Live on Purpose.

The Light from Hidden Figures

Akira Bell Johnson blogs about the personal light of Hidden Figures on Shine TYC.

Review: The God and Gore of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Movie Review: Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge

“Greenleaf” – Scripted from Reality

The short story: I love it. It’s a refreshing blast of scripted creativity that pulls us further away from the rage of reality TV. I was late to the game for “Greenleaf,” the new drama on the  Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).  Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Lamman Rucker at a social event.  He introduced […]

Miracles from Heaven with Jennifer Garner

   My schedule doesn’t really allow me to see many movies unless I am on assignment. That’s the truth. Over the course of the year I manage to see the films on my “to view” list.  So I’m excited that “Miracles from Heaven” is coming out tomorrow on DVD. As a Christian Lifestyle Personality, I encourage Christians […]

Book Review: Stand Your Ground (Victoria Christopher Murray)

    A black teenage boy is dead. A white man shot him. Was he standing his ground or was it murder? It’s been a couple of days since I finished “Stand Your Ground” by Victoria Christopher Murray and the story of these two women, Janice and Meredith, is still a visceral element of my existence. […]

Book Review: The Four Loves (CS Lewis)

  The Four Loves by CS Lewis is an exploration of the nature of love. The author, one of my favorites, CS Lewis, breaks down love into four categories: affection, friendship, eros, and charity.  He examines the joys, pains and complexities of each. Lewis begins the book by using an overarching designation among loves as “need love” […]

Movie Review: Risen with Joseph Fiennes

Perhaps one of my favorite things about being a Christian Lifestyle writer is going to the movies. Granted, I go see all types of movies and they do not need to be about the Bible. My role as a lifestyle writer is to relate the moves in the theaters to the way we live our […]

Book Review: Wishes Fulfilled (Wayne Dyer)

“Wishes Fulfilled” introduces readers to the art of manifestation– making things happen in your life. The book helps us to identify the self-destructive thinking and behavior that limits our ability to achieve our dreams. Before we ever begin our journey to having our wishes fulfilled, Dr. Dyer introduces us to our higher self and highest self. […]