Hundreds of mourners lit candles at the Arizona courthouse in Prescott on Wednesday to honor the life of Kayla Mueller, the Christian aid worker who was killed at the hands of ISIS earlier this month. Her brother, Eric Mueller, read out a letter and said that his sister is "in God's hands" now and that sometimes God "takes his angels home early."
"I love you. You can rest in peace knowing that you changed this world. I miss you so much and I'm lost without your smile," Mueller addressed his sister in his speech, according to The Arizona Republic.
He continued: "We will make it, knowing you are still here in spirit. I still feel your touch. I still feel your hugs. I know you are protecting us. God works in mysterious ways — ways we don't agree with, ways we don't understand — but sometimes he takes his angels home early. I'll never stop loving you. I love you, Kayla." more >>
Seconds away from what would've been his second consecutive Super Bowl win Sunday, Christian Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made a play against the New England Patriots that Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith thinks was triggered by "the worst play call I've seen in the history of football."
Just moments before, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse had kept the team's championship hope alive with a spectacular catch that seemed to have made it their win to lose.
Everything unraveled painfully, however, when Wilson threw the ball from the doorstep of the goal line and instead of an expected run through, undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler, inspired by a "vision" of making a big play, picked the ball off and snuffed out all hope for the Seahawks, handing the New England Patriots a stunning 28-24 Super Bowl victory. more >>
The issue of whether political speech is more important than religious speech was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in oral arguments Monday in a case involving a small church that is suing an Arizona town over a sign display code they believe violates their rights.
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to favor Good News Community Church and its pastor Clyde Reed over the town of Gilbert's restrictions on religious roadside signs. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a small church's lawsuit against an Arizona town that bars the congregation from posting roadside signs.
Known as Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Good New Presbyterian Church is being represented by the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom.
ADF Senior Web Writer Marissa Poulson argued Monday that Good News' roadside signs may seem unimportant, but they represent one of many "building blocks" of freedom. more >>
The man who is allegedly behind the generous "Tips for Jesus" Twitter account may have struck again, this time leaving an Arizona bartender a combined $11,000 tip on two different bills that totaled just over $419.
Clint Spotleson, who works as a bartender at a restaurant called Crudo in Phoenix, told the The Arizona Republic that last Saturday night when he was just beginning to break down and clean up the bar, one customer strolled in with his female friend and ordered some Pappy Van Winkle 23.
When the customer paid for his check, Spotleson was shocked to find that the customers had tipped him $1,000 on a bill that just totaled $330. more >>
"Superstar" Billy Graham, the former professional wrestler and devout Christian who took his stage name from the famous evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, has been released from the hospital.
"Superstar" Billy Graham was hospitalized earlier this week due to a liver complication, but was released Thursday.
On the former World Wrestling Entertainment champion's Facebook fan page, Graham posted a photo of himself from the 1980s and gave an update about his release from the hospital. more >>