Walter George Bruhl Jr., an 80-year-old husband, father and grandfather died on Sunday, leaving behind a funny and heartwarming obituary he wrote while he was alive, asking friends and family to do something kind for the poor instead of sending flowers.
"Walter George Bruhl Jr. of Newark and Dewey Beach is a dead person; he is no more; he is bereft of life; he is deceased; he has rung down the curtain and gone to join the choir invisible; he has expired and gone to meet his maker," it began. more >>
After having 19 children, Jim Bob Duggar of the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting," admits that he still treats his wife Michelle as a queen and demonstrates his love to her through actions so his sons can take notice.
"I try to open doors for her, take care of her, I try to show her that I love her and that I cherish her," said Jim Bob, during an interview with The Huffington Post. "By me setting that example for my sons for how to treat a lady, that gives them the example how to treat their future wife, or girlfriend or fiancée."
The Duggars were joined by their 19 children, daughter-in-law and grandchildren during the interview in which they promoted their show's eighth season, set to premiere April 1. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham and his ministry will be honored with the Hope Medallion for Graham's worldwide leadership in creating life-changing films through "unswerving commitment to the gospel message" by The JESUS Film Project, a ministry of Cru.
Presenters say the award, which is given to individuals who have demonstrated their dedication and unfailing commitment to sharing eternal spiritual hope around the world, will be given to Graham's daughter, Gigi, accepting on her father's behalf, on Saturday in Asheville, N.C.
"Mr. Graham long ago recognized the impact that various forms of media had on people and culture, both as a method for communication and as a means to influence opinions and perceptions, or more viscerally, to impact hearts and minds," said Dr. Erick Schenkel, executive director of The JESUS Film Project. "Much as he used a microphone to amplify his voice to reach those present in a stadium, he leveraged all the various forms of media that could be utilized in the presentation of the gospel, from the printed page, to radio broadcasts, then to television and motion pictures, extending all of that around the world via satellite and then Internet." more >>
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Christian leaders at The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) urged their fellow believers not to insist on supporting politicians who are strong on principle but less likely to get elected.
"Put up with presidential candidates who may not be as pure as you are in your moral principles," Tom Minnery, President and CEO of Focus on the Family's political arm CitizenLink, told The Christian Post in an interview at CPAC. Minnery called on Christians to support candidates who can get elected, even if they are not perfect for the Christian community.
John Andrews, former president of the Colorado Senate and Director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, also called for unity behind electable candidates. "I think it would be tragic for libertarians and conservatives to get into a family feud as the 2014 opportunity approaches to take back the senate," Andrews told CP in an interview at CPAC. more >>
For years pastors have asked their congregants to make sure their faith is lived out everyday of the week, not just on Sundays. But one pastor is concerned Christians might be ditching their beliefs as soon as they exit the sanctuary. In particular, he's learned that some Christians are taking their impatience, anger and unholy behavior out on the waiters and waitresses whose restaurants they patronize following Sunday services.
Tennesse Pastor Chad Roberts, who serves at Preaching Christ Church, told Kingsport's Times News that he read a story last year about a Missouri pastor who disregarded an Applebee's notice that adds an automatic 18 percent gratuity on checks for groups of 10 or more, and instead left no tip at all and wrote on her receipt: "I give God 10 percent, why do you get 18?"
Roberts was disappointed with the pastor's actions and also troubled about the type of message the community is receiving about Christ through the actions of his congregation. more >>
The Good Samaritan behind a late-February act of kindness in Minnesota has come forward, saying it was all in a day's work when he rescued a man suffering from a brain seizure from a busy intersection.
Kyle Severson, a 16-year member of the Minneapolis Police Department, touched the hearts of Minnesotans when on Feb. 28, he responded to a 911 emergency call of a man slumped over the steering wheel of his car in Northeast Minneapolis. The man was 34-year-old Aaron Purmort, who is suffering from stage 4 brain cancer and had had a seizure on Feb. 28 while driving home from work.
Severson reportedly approached Purmort's vehicle just as the man came to, and after a brief line of questioning, Severson realized Purmort was incoherent, unaware of the current day or year and unaware he had been driving when he suffered his seizure. The police officer, noticing the scars on Purmort's head from previous brain surgeries, called an ambulance for the 34-year-old. Instead of impounding his vehicle, as is the routine procedure, Severson parked the car in a nearby parking lot. He then scrawled a brief note indicating the location of the vehicle and put it in Purmont's jacket pocket along with his car keys. more >>