Nik Wallenda, the Christian acrobat – self-described "King of the High Wire" – who crossed the Grand Canyon with a prayer on his lips last Sunday, announced his next big feat: the New York City Skyline.
"My dream is to do a big walk right here in New York City, that would be quite amazing," Wallenda said in an interview with Fox News on Thursday. He told the network he plans "to walk across from the Empire State Building to the Chrysler Building."
This walk would measure around three-quarters of a mile, 4,000 feet – three times the length of the Grand Canyon walk. It would also take him 9,000 feet above the Big Apple. Wallenda plans to do it without a net. more >>
Could the New England Patriots' decision to release Aaron Hernandez, who was arrested on murder charges on Wednesday, help Christian quarterback Tim Tebow's chances at getting on the field this season as a tight end?
Several sports writers seem to think it's a real possibility. The Patriots released 23-year-old Hernandez shortly after he was arrested. The team's offensive situation in this coming season is made even more uncertain by the fact that its star tight end, Rob Gronkowski, has undergone five surgeries in the last year, International Business Times reports, and it is unclear how his health issues will impact his effectiveness on the field.
"In three years as a pro, Tebow has never caught a pass," wrote IBT sports reporter Anthony Riccobono. "He does, however, seem to possess the tools to be a tight end. He has the size and athleticism necessary to play the position and was used by the New York Jets to block punts." more >>
The St. Louis Cardinals have been causing discussions about faith when the Major League Baseball team began etching Christian symbolism in their Busch Stadium pitcher's mound.
The Cardinals have been vocal about their Christian faith, which prompted USA Today MLB writer Rob Rains assigned to the team to write the book "Intentional Walk: An Inside Look at the Faith That Drives the St. Louis Cardinals." That faith has also been evident to fans who have witnessed the cross and number six that has been drawn in the dirt on the pitcher's mound by the Busch groundskeeper.
Mike Matheny, the Cardinals' manager, has been vocal about why the team goes above and beyond to showcase their faith. more >>
CNN's Piers Morgan suggested in an interview with evangelical Christian minister Joel Osteen that daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's constant call on God in Jesus' name during his live, nail-biting high-wire walk near the Grand Canyon put Christianity before the eyes of millions of viewers in the U.S. and around the world.
"I mean, in terms of an advertisement for the power of prayer and Christianity in America, pretty awesome, isn't it?" Morgan asked Pastor Osteen during the megachurch leader's appearance on his program Tuesday night.
"It really is," said Osteen. He went on to quote what Wallenda has shared with him: "He said, 'Joel, this is the way I'm supposed to use my gifts, I feel, is to bring glory to God. I'm in a unique position.'" more >>
Kevin Durant, the 24-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder forward, recently shared his love for Jesus Christ and baptism story at Hillsong Church in New York City.
Durant may play basketball in Oklahoma City, but the basketball star revealed why he wanted Hillsong Church pastor Carl Lentz to guide him spiritually. Durant admitted that he was drawn to Lentz because of the way he treated people and liked the fact that the pastor was unfazed by his celebrity.
"I thought you were weird first of all," Durant said while visiting Hillsong and speaking at the service last Sunday. "Where I come from pastors are always in nice suits but you just dress like me. I really appreciate it…" more >>
A private Christian school in Georgia is maintaining its policy regarding gender and sports in spite of the objections of one female student, who wishes to continue playing on the school's boys' football team.
Maddy Blythe, a 12-year-old female student at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, Ga., is decrying the school's policy regarding gender and sports, as she has played on the boys' football team for the past year and wishes to keep playing.
The school, however, has responded by saying its policy dictates that middle school students play on their respective gender's team, and therefore Blythe will no longer be able to play on the boys' team next season. more >>