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Trinity Broadcasting Network Honors Dads on Fatherís Day
LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2012) — Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17, and Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world’s largest religious broadcaster and America’s favorite faith and family channel, has set aside the weekend to honor and encourage those men who lead and provide for their families, and who help to mold the destinies of future generations.
“As a father I know personally the opportunities and challenges of the assignment,” said TBN founder and President, Dr. Paul Crouch. But I also know God will equip us to fulfill the expectations of this crucial role. TBN is committed to helping dads everywhere.”
TBN’s Father’s Day weekend lineup include some great movies and specials that will entertain, inspire, and challenge dads of all ages:
-- A Letter to Dad. This powerful film tells the story of a young man preparing to marry and start his own family, but who must first face the anger he has held toward the father who abandoned him as a young child. The moving conclusion reinforces the truth that faith in God and a choice to love can overcome a lifetime of pain and disappointments. Airs June 16, 17, and 18 (check here for broadcast times).
-- A Father’s Heart. Hosted by noted sportscaster James Brown, this inspirational special features celebrities from the world of sports as they reflect on their fathers and the experience of fatherhood. Includes appearances by Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Bob Griese, former NBA great A.C. Green, NASCAR’s Buckshot Jones, and PGA golfer Doug Tewell. Airs June 16 and 17 (click here for broadcast times).
-- Fireproof. One of the most popular family friendly movies of the last five years, Fireproof tells the dramatic story of young firefighter Caleb Holt, whose marriage is crumbling around him. As he and his wife Catherine make the painful decision to begin divorce proceedings, Caleb’s father challenges him to a 40-day experiment: to love Catherine like Christ loves — unconditionally. Facing danger is a regular challenge for this brave fireman, but the challenge of restoring his marriage is another story — and the heart and soul of this unforgettable film. Airs June 16 and 17 (click here for broadcast times).
-- Abraham. From the pages of the Old Testament comes the powerful story of the man God called the “father of many nations,” and from whose lineage would come Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. This unforgettable version of the inspiring Bible account stars a pair of legendary actors, Oscar nominee Richard Harris and Academy Award winner Maximilian Schell. Airs June 17 (click here for broadcast time).
-- The Passion of the Christ. A dramatic and wrenching portrayal of the reality of the heavenly Father’s ultimate gift to humanity, The Passion follows the Savior through the final hours before his death, from his agonizing intercession in the Garden of Gethsemane and savage scourging at the hands of the Romans, to the final moments of his brutal crucifixion. Airs June 17 (click here for broadcast time).
Matt Crouch, TBN’s Vice President for Administration and son of the network’s founder, noted that fathers today are under attack as never before from a culture at war against the family. “Our prayers go out for dads this weekend, that God will empower them to represent His heart of love and mercy to their families and communities.”
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