When we hear the word "risk" we immediately think it is something negative. The word alone has a negative feel to it. But that is not always the case. There are plenty of times when taking risks can be a good thing.
A more biblical way of talking about risk is using the phrase "to step out in faith." It is something that can really change someone. When you take a risk for the Lord, it means you are going out of your way to do something for him. When you take normal risk that involves something other than the Lord, it turns out to be negative in most cases. It's important for us as Christian to know the difference between positive and negative risks, and the Bible is a perfect place to look.
Below are 10 positive and negative risk-taking verses in the Bible: more >>
John Legend and Common took home an Oscar for Best Original Song for their hit song "Glory" on Sunday night and their acceptance speeches moved many in the audience.
The acclaimed artists co-wrote the powerful track for Ava DuVernay's "Selma," which is based on the iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches.
During their respective speeches, Legend and Common drew parallels between the civil unrest that was prevalent during the sixties and that of various social and political issues which are prevalent around the world today. more >>
Based on a true story, Disney's "McFarland, USA" is about an extraordinary coach who turns a team of inexperienced and uninspired cross country runners into champions in the truest sense of the word.
In theaters Friday, "McFarland, USA" stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, a football-turned-cross country coach. In need of a fresh start and a good job, White gathers a small group of predominantly Latino McFarland High School students who reluctantly begin cross country training all over the Californian farming town.
Despite the team's natural agility, as well as a special runner who "anchors" the team, McFarland's first cross country meet leaves the runners disheartened in last place ... much to the delight of the opposing teams. more >>
Woods Chapel United Methodist Church in Lee's Summit, Missouri, is offering free prom dresses for the 11th-consecutive year with over 3,000 gowns in its collection.
Rachel Upp, communications director with Woods Chapel, told The Christian Post that the goal of the boutique, which will be held March 17-21, is to serve "young girls in our church and throughout the community."
"We want every girl to have a prom experience that she will remember forever — dressing up, finding the perfect dress, getting beautiful shoes, jewelry and handbags," she explained. "We think every girl deserves this dream and we make it free so that ALL girls have the opportunity. No matter their size — our dresses last year ranged in sizes from 0-32W." more >>
The manager of a competitive Christian football team in Britain that has lost every single match it has played so far this season — conceding 120 goals in just 16 matches — says his team is losing because of the club's Christian principles, but he isn't sad about it.
In fact, the Amory Green Rovers FC, which is now the dregs of the division seven Devon & Exeter Football League, has been beaten 22-0 and 17-0 in two shocking games so far this season. But the team's manager Marc Hodsdon told the Express that he's consoled by the thought that his team could be the happiest group in the league, despite its dismal record.
"We are absolutely shocking to be fair. We could well be Britain's worst football team — but we are certainly the nicest," explained the 33-year-old manager. more >>
An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has expressed his overwhelming gratitude to Carrie Underwood, who recently made efforts to help cover medical expenses for his K-9 companion.
Kevin Branscum, a K-9 narcotics investigation officer for the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department, was left speechless after learning that the country music star had donated two signed guitars in order to help ease his financial burden.
Branscum's German shepherd, Gino, racked up high medical expenses last year after it was discovered that he had contracted heartworms from a mosquito during the summer. The duo has been paired together since 2012. more >>