The Christian charity World Vision has lost two of its biggest donors after the organization's Gaza Strip director was accused of diverting millions of dollars in cash to the Sunni Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.
Reuters reports that on Friday, both Germany and Australia suspended donations to the evangelical humanitarian aid group after Israel accused the organization's Gaza branch operations manager, Mohammed El Halabi, of funneling over $7.2 million to the fundamentalist outfit.
Halabi was arrested by Israeli authorities on June 15 and was detained for weeks before being charged last Thursday with providing support to terrorists. more >>
Tim Tebow's smile might be just as recognizable as his name, but that doesn't mean the football player-turned-motivational speaker is immune to negative thoughts and feelings.
In a Rolling Stone interview, the Heisman trophy winning University of Florida football champion spoke about dealing with those trials at different points in life.
"Whether you're sitting on the edge of the bed and you're thinking 'there're 32 [NFL] teams and nobody wants me' or 'no one wants me to do what I want to do.' Or you get another opportunity, and you don't make it," Tebow revealed. "I've been cut four times. Well only three, but traded once, so it kind of counts as four." more >>
Contrary to conventional wisdom, millennials are not "hooking up" at an alarming rate; in fact, many are not having sex whatsoever, according to a study released this week.
In the study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers Jean M. Twenge, Ryne A. Sherman, and Brooke E. Wells found that young people born in the 1990s were "significantly more likely to have no sexual partners" than Gen Xers. When controlled for a time period and age, the only generation with a higher rate of sexual inactivity than today's 20 to 24 year olds was the one born in the 1920s.
Researchers also found that 15 percent of Americans in their early 20s who were born in the 1990s reported being sexually inactive as compared to only 6 percent of those born in the late 1960s. more >>
A Christian flag that was removed earlier this year from a Tennessee school board meeting room flies again inside the chambers thanks to the actions of a local church group.
In January, the Unicoi County School Board of Education voted to remove a Christian flag from its chambers and donate it to the local Unicoi County Ministerial Association.
Since then, the Ministerial Association has flown the very Christian flag donated to them months ago during school board meetings. more >>
When the verdict was handed down on Nov. 24, 2014, exonerating the officer that killed Michael Brown, civil unrest erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, and many African-Americans were understandably distraught, but Lance McCarthy saw opportunity.
Right from the start, after rioters looted many minority-owned small businesses in town, McCarthy was on the scene with solutions. He and a friend who is in the plastics business were able to install clear, unbreakable, plastic windows — as opposed to plywood — in several shops to communicate to the city that they were indeed still open.
Such an act reflects not only who this man is but is itself a sort of metaphor for his life. His decades of economic and policy research have installed many proverbial windows for many to now see how God is redeeming a troubled city. McCarthy's insights into systemic poverty and its root causes have propelled him to do what he calls "the consummation of his life's work." more >>
Tim Tebow has proven that he's never too busy for his fans after he took a break from his latest project to spend time with a pint-sized admirer.
Tebow was in Gastonia, North Carolina, shooting a video for his second book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms last week when 11-year-old Phillip Williams, the son of Gaston County Commissioner Jason Williams, slipped a note under the door where Tebow was filming to ask for an autograph.
To his family's surprise, the 28-year-old NFL quarterback-turned-television personality and motivational speaker decided to halt what he was doing to meet them. more >>