Russell Wilson is using recent comments made in jest about his faith and football by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as another opportunity to glorify God.
Wilson, the 26-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback, has been outspoken about his belief that God determines the outcome of football games, while Rodgers has publicly disagreed.
After the Packers defeated the Seahawks two weekends ago, Rodgers quipped that God had favored his team. more >>
A 34-year-old former supermodel from Indonesia, Tracy Trinita, who worked alongside models like Naomi Campbell, shares what led her to convert to Christianity and then leave the glitz and glamour to become a full-time Christian evangelist and apologist with a U.S.-based ministry.
"I thought that if I had more money I would be happier, so I pursued modelling for happiness, leaving my friends and family behind to travel to New York," says Trinita, who modeled for top designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gautier, Kenzo and Benetton in Paris, Milan, New York and other major capitals around the world.
However, as she saw her friends doing drugs and partying, she got "scared," adds Trinita, who is now an itinerant speaker and apologist for the Christian ministry Ravi Zacharias International (RZIM), in an interview with Christian Today, published this week. more >>
Pastor Rick Warren of California's Saddleback Church gave the final keynote address of the World Meeting of Families conference, sharing the stage with Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, in Philadelphia on Friday, the day before Pope Francis arrives in the city.
"Thank you for caring about the family," warren told the crowd as he began his address on the concluding day of the conference, and quoted Pope Francis as saying that the family is under threat, according to National Catholic Register.
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world's largest Catholic gathering of families. This year's theme for the conference was "Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive," emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on society. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has responded to a recent pro-abortion video made by The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye "The Science Guy," and claimed that Nye is calling on women to "murder" their babies. Nye had argued that pro-life supporters are wrong to trust their interpretation of the Bible, and said that they do not understand science.
"If you're going to say when an egg is fertilized it therefore has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison? Every woman who's had a fertilized egg pass through her? Every guy who's sperm has fertilized an egg and then it didn't become a human? Have all these people failed you?" Nye asks in the video. more >>
The portrayal of sex by Hollywood might lead many to the believe that sex is sinful and that it undermines the beauty of Christ's holiness, but Christians should not think this way, says theologian John Piper in his latest blog post, which states that sex in marriage belongs to Believers.
It was false teachers, as pointed out by Paul in 1 Timothy 4:1–5, who believed that "sex in marriage and eating foods freely were at best for second-class Christianity," writes Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, in his blog, desiringGod.
For believers, "the sex of marriage and the pleasures of food are made holy — that is, they are set apart from the sinful use of the world and made pure and precious and beautiful by participation in the goodness of God," he explains. more >>
Taking his teaching series "Quarterback" forward, Texas megachurch Pastor Ed Young spoke one on one with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill about the importance faith in his NFL career, and then taught his congregation what is the Christian equivalent of the huddle.
The Sunday sermon at Fellowship Church in Grapevine began with the screening of a video, in which Young interviews Tannehill, who's a committed Christian.
Tannehill told Young he wanted to be an NLF quarterback since he was a kid, and that he kept chasing that dream, working toward it each and every day. "God blessed me; here I am," he said. more >>