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October 12, 2009

'Love Boat' Captain Finds Reel Love

Gavin MacLeod (aka Captain Stubing) finds Jesus, stars in new film -- and other tidbits of interest

Remember that cheesy '70s TV show, The Love Boat? And its lovable pilot, Captain Stubing? Of course you do.

These days, Stubing -- er, actor Gavin MacLeod -- is making family-friendly movies with Christian themes, including The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, now showing in limited theaters. Set in 1970, it's a story about a young boy who befriends an old man.

"The film is about forgiveness," MacLeod, a Christian, told Fox News. "Forgiveness is one of the greatest tools God has given us."

> The Great Reverse is a compelling documentary about nine students who take a months-long missions trip to West Africa, experiencing culture shock and God's grace along the road. It's worth watching for anyone considering a short-term missions trip. The soundtrack features artists as diverse as MercyMe, Seabird, Sara Groves, Jars of Clay, Sleeping At Last, Jon Foreman, Lori Chaffer and more.

> The Fabric of Time, a docudrama which examines physical evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is being re-mastered in 3-D by Grizzly Adams, gearing up for an April 2010 release. The European release is timed to coincide with the first public viewing in more than a decade of the Shroud of Turin, believed by millions of Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus.