Disney's newest film "McFarland, USA" tells the true story of how cross country coach Jim White rounded up a group of Latino teens with uncertain futures and made them into champions — an achievement he says reflects God's glory.
During the '80's, McFarland, California, was a predominantly Hispanic farming town where residents aspired to little else besides working in the fields as "pickers" or joining violent gangs. Despite the odds stacked against his high school cross country team, including a non-existent budget and widespread prejudice, White was able to prove that "champions can come from anywhere," as McFarland High reached the California State Cross Country Championship of 1987.
Speaking to The Christian Post, White referred to his faith in God as a guide throughout his coaching career. more >>
Real-life "American Sniper" widow, Taya Kyle, honored her late husband, Chris Kyle, on Valentine's Day with a touching tribute on Facebook. She referenced Scripture and alluded to the power of prayer in her heartfelt post.
"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10," Taya wrote on Feb. 14. "We all suffer. It's part of life. The blessing is — while evil exists, divinity does too and it is stronger. According to the Bible, divinity is available to all of us — we simply need to be still and give our gratitude and our problems to God."
The tragic love story of Taya and Chris, a former Navy SEAL, recently became an international sensation following the release of Clint Eastwood's epic war drama "American Sniper," which was inspired by the couple's journey through fate and the perils of the Iraq war. more >>
A grieving widow from Wyoming was left stunned and crying tears of happiness when she received a stunning bouquet of roses from her late husband on Valentine's Day.
Shelly Golay, 52, from Casper, could not believe her eyes when her colorful bouquet arrived alongside a touching note from her husband of 28 years, Jim, who died last June from an inoperable brain tumor.
"Happy Valentine's Day Honey. Stay Strong! Yours Forever, Love Jim," the note read. more >>
Robert Griffin III celebrated his 25th birthday by letting the world know that he and his wife are expecting their first child.
Griffin, the 24-year-old Christian QB for the Washington Redskins, decided to tweet an image of himself kissing his pregnant wife, Rebecca Griffin's, slightly protruding belly to announce that they are expecting.
"BIG Thank You for making this Birthday a Special Day," Griffin tweeted. "This year's gift will change Our life forever!!!! #BoyOrGirl." more >>
Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother who was held prisoner and initially sentenced to death in Sudan for her faith, is set to receive the National Religious Broadcasters' President's Award later in February for showing "what it means to not be ashamed of Christ."
"Mariam Ibraheem is a modern-day example of what it means to not be ashamed of Christ," said NRB President and CEO Jerry A. Johnson. "We are honored to welcome her to NRB15 as we rejoice with her over God's protective care in her life."
The Islamic government of Sudan sentenced Ibrahim to 100 lashes and to death in 2014 for the crimes of apostasy and adultery for marrying Daniel Wani, an American Christian citizen. The mother was forced to take care of her young son while in prison, and to give birth to her second child while in chains. more >>
In response to the cinematic debut of the "50 Shades of Grey" movie, one Virginia pastor will look to respond via a sermon series meant to address various matters regarding sexual ethics, including pornography and gay marriage.
Rick McDaniel, pastor of Richmond Community Church, will be preaching a sermon series starting on Sunday meant to add a Christian moral perspective on controversial topics pertaining to sexual behavior. Known as the "5 Shades of Grey," the series will include issues like pornography, divorce, gay marriage, cohabitation, and adultery.
In an interview with The Christian Post, McDaniel explained that "God just sort of dropped an idea in my head" to do the series in response to the popularity of "50 Shades of Grey." more >>