Heather Adams for Religion News Service wrote about HPN friend April Clemmer’s ‘Hollywood Walk of Faith’ tour. Clemmer’s historical walking tour tells the story of Hollywood’s origins as founded by Christians, the sites of churches past and present, and more about how God has always been working in Hollywood. Click here to read Adams’ summary and experience of Clemmer’s tour.
HPN staff Erin Batali gave a testimony on the courage she needed to accept God’s challenge to her of facing her pain and fear that stemmed from growing up in the entertainment industry. The ministry Hope4Hollywood adapted Erin’s testimony into a devotional on the courage God can give us when we take risks for Him. Click here to read.
Director and HPN member Spencer T. Folmar wrote this article on the unity of Christians in Hollywood. He mentions how a prayer walk with HPN “made [him] realize that many on-mission Christians in Hollywood don’t get caught up in the trivialities.” Click here to read his thoughts.
Founding Director Karen Covell recently talked with Kathleen Cooke, an HPN board member and co-founder of The Influence Lab. Read Influence Lab Women’s “Inner View” where Karen and Kathleen discuss women and men in the industry workplace. Click here to see the newsletter that includes Karen’s interview.
HPN’s Founding Director Karen Covell published an op-ed in the Washington Times. She reflects on the relationship between Hollywood and the Christian church, as an influencer in both communities. Click here to read the article.
HPN Board Member Kathleen Cooke’s 4-days-a-week devotional is releasing on November 15th, 2017. On why she chose the 4-day format, Kathleen says, “4 days a week of Bible engagement allows you to not feel overwhelmed or guilty when you can’t open the Bible daily. Most devotionals are based on 7 days a week. We purchase them intending to open the Bible everyday and quickly find we’re behind. So, we either toss it aside completely, or read several days at one time and get little out of it because we’re rushing through the entries to catch up. Hope 4 Today makes reading the Bible doable — manageable.”
On the content of the devotional entries, Kathleen says, “Hope 4 Today is based on my work in media and entertainment with Cooke Pictures for the past 25 years and my life growing up, raising kids, and navigating a lifelong marriage. Each entry tells stories, asks questions, and many may challenge your thinking. This is how Jesus taught. But the ultimate focus is for the reader to focus on God and to hear from Him for their personal life.”
You can receive a free downloadable sample of the book by texting the word 4Today to the number 54900, and providing your email address.
Click here to read Kathleen Cooke’s bio.
Hollywood Prayer Network board member Kathleen Cooke recently wrote an article discussing how entertainment professionals can “confront the sexual harassment and nudity issues as a Christian working in Hollywood.” Click here to read.
This is the transcription of a talk by Tim Keller on J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis and their cultural impact.
Click here to read Tolkien and Lewis – Tim Keller – IAM Series.
Phil Cooke has compiled quotes, advice, tips, and experiences from Hollywood professionals on what you need to know about how the industry works. Included are some Christian perspectives on what it’s like to follow God to Hollywood and see how God is already working there!