Movie poster banned: A billboard company ad for God’s Not Dead 2 is barred from display at the Republican National Committee convention for being too “incendiary.”


Cafe-style church: Randy and Sherry Bowens’ Live it Loud Café is a combination church/café/club “but without the formal feel of a traditional church.” West Plains Daily Quill

Lindy’s Billboard success: Lindy Conant’s first album has soared to the top of the Christian Billboard charts.


Director promotes movie: Christian film director Dave Christiano is lacing up his own running shoes to help promote new film, Remember the Goal, which features a girls cross country team. Savannah Morning News


Festival features favorites: The 30th anniversary World Pulse Festival features Christian artistes from every decade of the event, including The Imperials and Switchfoot. South Bend Tribune


‘Perfect for headlining’: For KING & COUNTRY’s theatrical shows, complete with special effects and their anthem-like inspirational songs, “are perfect for headlining tours.” Delaware State News


Bible attitude concerns: A new study of the American public’s attitude to the Bible “will be worrying for many Christian groups.” World Religion News


Romance writer’s dream: Christian romance author Denise Hunter’s dream that one of her books would be produced as a Hallmark Channel movie has come true—and then some. News Sentinel


Emoji Bible help: Online resource Bible Gateway has rolled out the ability for visitors to use more than 330 emoji in keyword searches of Bible passages. Religion News Service


Print Bibles popular: Despite the explosion of digital versions, many people still want a print copy of the Bible. Deseret News


Redemption‘s different take: Christian movie Redemption Way, to be released next year, will differ from may in the genre where “everything kind of wraps up in a neat little bow.” Chicago Tribune


Ark Encounter outreach: The life-size Ark Encounter has been built to remind people of the truth of the Bible. Fox News