Looks like somebody is placing strong in the best dad ever contest. And nothing says awesome like having a treehouse inside one's bedroom.
One father from Vermont decided that for a Christmas present to his daughter he would take normal bland generic beds and turn them into a sleeping adventure.
The Vermont father filmed his endeavor, which spanned the course of about two to three days, in a time lapsed video about 10 minutes long. more >>
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford will be a free agent this offseason but the NFL star knows that his help doesn't come from those who stand with him out on the field or in the front office but from the one who stands tall within his heart.
"I know that the Lord is out there with me," says Bradford in a video posted for I Am Second. "He's given me all the talent that I have and without Him there's no way that I would even step foot on a football field."
Keeping God first is a priority for the athlete, and — despite speculation about which team he will play for — Bradford is mindful to yield to God's will. "The minute that you start to think that you're first and He's second, and that what you think and what you have planned in your mind is more important than what He has planned for your life — that's the minute your life starts to go the wrong way … If it's not the way the Lord wants it to be, it's not the way it's going to be in my life." more >>
We talk a lot on BreakPoint about engaging the culture. But why — and how, exactly — do we do that?
Back in the old days — so I'm told — Christians used to compete with one another to see who could reject culture the most. Sometimes this was good and necessary.
For example, whatever you think of the Temperance Movement of the early 1900s, there is no doubt that it addressed a massive social problem — widespread public drunkenness and addiction to alcohol. more >>
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders affirmed that faith is a guiding principle in his life, and despite not belonging to a particular religious group, he said that he would not be running for president without "very strong" religious and spiritual feelings.
"You know, everybody practices religion in a different way," Sanders said at a New Hampshire town hall meeting on Wednesday, as reported by Jewish Telegraphic Agency. "To me, I would not be here tonight, I would not be running for president of the United States if I did not have very strong religious and spiritual feelings."
He said that faith is a guiding principle in his life, and added: "My spirituality is that we are all in this together and that when children go hungry, when veterans sleep out on the street, it impacts me." more >>
"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert praised Pastor Joel Osteen as a "Texan Pope Francis" for his message of inclusion during a recent appearance, though Osteen said he has no desire to become a denomination or have people follow him.
"I like your open message, it is very accepting, non-denominational, you seem like a Texan Pope Francis," Colbert, a Roman Catholic, told Osteen, who is the pastor of Lakewood Church, one of the largest megachurches in America.
President Barack Obama spoke about the nature of fear and Christ's power over death before a large annual faith-based gathering in Washington, DC.
At the National Prayer Breakfast held Thursday morning in the Nation's Capital, President Obama gave a speech based off of 2nd Timothy 1:7, which reads "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
"Fear does funny things. Fear can lead us to lash out against those who are different or lead us to try to get some 'sinister other' under control," said Obama. more >>