Dr. Kent Brantly is fighting for his life after being infected with the Ebola virus while working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia. The doctor is listed in grave condition but remains hopeful that God will deliver him from the disease's grip.
"God's going to deliver me from this but even if he doesn't, I have lived my life for him and I have no regrets," Brantly told Kent Smith, an elder at the South Central Alliance Churches in Fort Worth, Texas.
"It's a very stressful time," Brantly's mother, Jan, told Daily Mail. "Kent is a fine young man, very compassionate, doing what he's prepared all his life to do. He's placed his life in the hands of a loving God and our love in that God that sustains us. We pray constantly for him and we solicit the prayer of the whole world. He's a brave man. He's doing what he's doing to serve his God and we are asking people to pray." more >>
Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, was recently diagnosed with Ebola after spending time working with Samaritan's Purse, an international relief agency. Now his family and church family are calling for prayers from across the globe as Dr. Brantly fights for his life, which he has "put in God's hands."
"Kent said he gave his life to Christ long ago," fellow church member Jason Brewington told the Dallas News. "It's His in life and it's His in death."
Dr. Brantly is married to wife Amber and the couple has two children; thankfully, they have exhibited no symptoms of the deadly virus. The family felt called to work in less-developed countries, and they were able to save enough money to make the trip to Liberia. Amber and the children have returned home, and Dr. Brantly is being treated in an isolation center at a Liberian hospital. more >>
Jessa Duggar is currently courting Ben Seewald, a very strong Christian with very strong views on things. His views on the Catholic faith, however, recently caused a social media scandal and Seewald deleted the comments he had posted to his Facebook page.
"Where Catholics depart from Scripture, I will in no way support, but will call them out because I love them and desire that they be turned from their deadly errors," Seewald wrote. He also noted that he disagreed with the claim that Jesus' mother Mary was a "sinless being. I have nothing against individuals who are Catholic," he continued. "I know a lot of Catholics who are great people. What I DO have a problem with is the teaching that man can merit God's favor through his own works or the works of other fallen men."
Seewald was still not through expressing his disappointment with the Catholic tradition. more >>
Lecrae announced the Anomaly tour, named after his upcoming album earlier this week.
It is slated to start in the rapper's hometown of Houston on Oct. 3. Pre-sale for tickets starts on July 21 and the tour will also include Andy Mineo and DJ Promote as the opening acts. See all dates.
The name Anomaly originates from the title of his upcoming album which is slated to drop on Sept. 9. more >>
Sherri Shepherd broke the silence about leaving "The View" yesterday and credited God with the decision to leave the series. She cited the Bible and her faith as reasons why gave up on the daytime talk show.
"It is true that I'm leaving 'The View.' Some people have known since the spring that I was leaving. I didn't want to do anything to distract from Barbara Walters and our celebration of her retirement in May," Shepherd said during Monday's episode. "You guys know that I often talk about my faith. I'm a woman of faith and seven in the Bible is the number of God's completion. And I've been here seven years and my time at 'The View' is complete."
Shepherd has spoken about her faith before and the fact that she struggled to accept Christ after being a Jehovah's Witness for several years. In a 2006 interview, Shepherd admitted that she hit rock bottom and was coping with her mother's death, which then led to her belief in God. Since that time, she has worked to incorporate her faith in her work. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Si Robertson has opened up and revealed the reason why his wife, Christine, does not appear on the hit A&E reality show. Christine Robertson remains the only member of the family who is not featured on the series, even though it has been on the air for six seasons now.
"I always told people, 'She's got better sense than the rest of us,' but that ain't the real reason," Si told Us Weekly. "Sometimes we film 12 hours a day, and she's just not healthy enough to go through the rigors of that. But, ah, it ain't no big deal. She wants no part of it anyway. She's been married to me for 43 years. The last thing she needs is to watch us on a TV show."
Si and Christine married in 1971 and they have two children: daughter Trasa and son Scott, and they are also the grandparents to eight children. more >>