Dec. 13, 2013
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Culture Friday, Singing in the Shower, Christmas home-video reviews

Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet, a discussion about the Hunger Games, plus: Singing in the Shower showcases two great songs of the Christmas season, Phil Boatwright reviews two animated Christmas classics, and more

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Friday news

Imperfect bill: A bipartisan budget plan that would fund the government through fall of 2015 was cleared the House. Many lawmakers endorsed the bill as an imperfect, but positive step in the right direction, while others were far less affirming.

Fudging numbers: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress this week that nearly 365,000 people enrolled in Obamacare last month. But critics say that number is deceptive. 

Jailed pastor: Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of the American pastor imprisoned for sharing his faith in Iran, vented her frustration with the Obama administration at a House hearing. She has bipartisan support.

Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports from Capitol Hill that major U.S. stock indexes fell for the second day in a row on Thursday. 

Culture Friday: The cultural phenomenon of the Hunger Games

John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview discusses the worldview found in the Hunger Games trilogy and its significance in the culture.

‘Singing in the Shower’: Two great songs of the season

Today Bob Case’s “Singing in the Shower” spotlights “Joy to the World” by Isaac Watts and “The Christmas Song” by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé.

Two animated classics for the Christmas season

Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He also writes a film and entertainment column for Baptist Press.

Dec. 13, 2013
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