Saturday, June 06, 2009

New Season of Faith Cafe






Rebecca St. James, The Crabb Family, Michelle McKinney Hammond, and More Highlight New Season of i-Lifetv's Faith Cafe The new season, hosted by Dove Award-winning artist Scott Dente, continues to mix coffee, music, and conversation with some of the biggest names in Christian music and publishing Contact: Kristina Hill, 704.806.1511, khill@insp.com CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- The exclusive Inspirational Life Television (i-Lifetv) talk show Faith Café launches an exciting new season on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 10:00p.m. Eastern. Guests for the episode are Bob Googe, minister and owner of Jittery Joes Coffee, and Contemporary Christian artist Shaun Groves. The premier kicks-off another season of programs that tackle real-life issues with rising and established musicians as well as noted authors from the Christian community. "This season, we go even deeper with our guests to explore issues such as relationships, issues faced by the modern church, and the practical problems faced by people of all walks of life," said Faith Café producer Charles Powell. "We also debut a fresh, new production set that delivers an entirely different dimension to the show." Another element of the show that Powell said continues to sparkle is Faith Café host Scott Dente. "Scott brings a depth to the show that appeals not only to our viewers, but our guests as well," said Powell. "He's able to dialogue with them about a wide range of issues because he's willing to be transparent about his life." For his part, Dente said that it helps to have guests that also are willing to open up. "It's amazing to hear what our guests have to say," said Dente. "Sometimes, I have to do a double take because I'm talking to people like Rebecca St. James and Cheri Keaggy about subjects that can be very weighty. But these artists are real people, too. These conversations remind us that all of us are striving to live the best life of faith we can. "I also can't forget to mention the performances," said Dente. "We added a host of new and established artists to this season's lineup. The performances are still one of my favorite parts of the show." Some of the guests joining Scott on Faith Café's chaise lounge include: award-winning artist, author, and speaker Rebecca St. James, who talks to Scott on the topic of "Other People's Expectations"; Erin and Amanda Crabb of the award-winning group The Crabb Family, who discuss "Escaping Your Past" and later, join other members of The Crabb Family for one of the group's final performances; pastor and author Jim Palmer and artist Cheri Keaggy who dish on "Modern Church and the Community"; and noted author and talk show host Michelle McKinney Hammond, who offers advice on "Finding Love." Other guests scheduled to appear are: pastor and author Chris Maxwell; the hit-making super group Avalon; nationally-renowned stand-up comedian Nazareth; author Tammy Maltby; singer/songwriter Chris Rice; singer/songwriter Leigh Nash; illusionist BJ Harris; and more. "We've always said that Faith Café is about taking the mask off and building community," said Dente. "This season continues on this path." Faith Café also can be seen on i-Lifetv on Thursdays at 10:30p.m. Eastern and Saturdays at 8:00p.m. Eastern. Viewers can check their local listings for i-Lifetv channel lineup and air time information. i-Lifetv is one of four networks from The Inspiration Ministries. Faith Café and other inspirational and entertainment programs can be seen 24/7 on the Ministry's broadband channel www.inspiration.net. NOTE: Scott Dente and Charles Powell are available for interviews to discuss the new season of Faith Café. To schedule an interview or for more information contact Kristina Hill at 704.806.1511 or khill@insp.com. About The Inspiration Ministries: The Inspiration Ministries is the parent company to The Inspiration Networks, which are available in more than a billion homes worldwide through its various distribution platforms, including its Internet Broadband site (www.inspiration.net) and three satellite and cable TV networks: INSP - The Inspiration Network; Inspirational Life Television (i-Lifetv); and Inspiration Network International (INI). The Inspiration Networks also operate "Inspiration Video On Demand," the first inspirational platform for cable television video on demand (VOD) delivery; "Inspiration Global," providing broadband video content in the four major trade languages – French, Italian, German, and Spanish; and "Inspiration Mobile," capable of simultaneously delivering daily inspirational messages to millions of cell phone users nationwide. Please visit www.insptoday.com for more information.