After initially ignoring calls to write a book about his thoughts on certain hot-button issues, NFL tight end and outspoken Christian Benjamin Watson has decided to tackle race and religion head-on in his first book, Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race—And Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us.
"In the weeks and months following my initial Facebook post about Ferguson that received national attention, I've been humbled by the number of people who have asked me if I would consider writing a book," Watson, 34, has shared online.
Although the New Orleans Saints tight end says he felt inadequate to take on the task, "I started to hear from even more people about how my thoughts and feelings about certain events are, in many ways, representative of what they are thinking and feeling." more >>
Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, who recently was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals that he will not be allowed to refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business, has said that hundreds of gay people have told him they support his religious freedom rights to not make such cakes.
Phillips revealed in an interview with The Daily Signal that while he has been targeted with death threats by some members of the gay community for his stance against baking same-sex marriage cakes, hundreds of others have backed his position.
"The other day a guy from Daytona Beach called and left a message. He said he's gay and he wanted to offer his support, and gave me his phone number to call him back," Phillips said. more >>
In a statement released on Thursday, Josh Duggar confessed to cheating on his wife after reports surfaced that he had signed up for an account with a website that promotes extra-marital affairs.
"I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife," admitted Duggar. His unfaithful actions were discovered after hackers leaked information on clients of the adulterous website Ashley Madison, who confirmed the security breach of their website on Tuesday.
"I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him," Duggar said. more >>
An Illinois pastor has created an App that places a user's name into Bible verses, thus adding a personal touch to the scriptural message.
Gregory Ijiwola, lead pastor along with his wife of The CityLight Church in Chicago, created and launched the ToYouBible App.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Ijiwola explained that he wanted Bible readers to "enjoy a more personalized experience in their Scripture readings and meditations." more >>
Sherri Shepherd returns to TV this week, a year after leaving "The View," to premiere her very own show "Holy & Hungry," which will air on the cooking channel.
The six-episode series explores faith and food as Shepherd, a devout Christian, visits different restaurants and religious leaders who are in the food industry, including a bistro run by a pastor, a kosher deli, and a halal butcher, among others. The former ABC talk show host describes eating as "a religious experience."
"For every single restaurant or chef I visited, food is their calling and it's how they minister to people," Shepherd told The Huffington Post. "I don't care who you are or what you believe, you still gotta sit down and eat. And when you sit down and eat you feel at peace, and that's when, I believe, you can change the world." more >>
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said in an interview that if Pope Francis were to criticize him and capitalism during the pontiff's upcoming visit in September, the billionaire businessman will have to "scare" Francis with a reminder that the Islamic State terror group has threatened him.
In a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Wednesday, Trump said that even though he is a Protestant Christian, he has "great respect" for the pope.
"I like the pope. I actually like him. He's becoming very political, there's no question about it. But I like him. He seems like a pretty good guy." more >>