Carl Lentz, the popular pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City, officiated the wedding of Raptors' shooting guard Landry Fields and his model girlfriend, Elaine Alden, Saturday.
Lentz shared in an online photo of himself, wife, Laura Lentz, and the bride and groom, "It's a special thing to be a part of a couples wedding and marriage." He added, while tagging Fields and Alden, "Love you both!"
Landry, formerly of the New York Knicks and who considers Hillsong NYC his church family, also shared an image online of he and his new bride making it official and described his wife as a "trophy of God's GRACE." more >>
Following Lebron James' announcement on Friday that he would be taking his talents from South Beach back to Cleveland, "the biggest Miami Heat fan in the world among pastors" expressed his surprise, grief — and admiration.
Tullian Tchividjian, who pastors at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, never dreamed that his team's best player would be leaving the squad following their defeat in the NBA finals last month.
"I was devastated. Literally. I'm a grown 41-year-old man — I shouldn't be that devastated about stuff like this, but we were just in shock," Tchividjian, a "diehard Heat fan," told The Christian Post, adding that he figured that given Pat Riley's persuasive skills and the fact that the Heat had lost, James would likely be sticking around for another year. more >>
Despite America's 2-1 loss to Belgium in Tuesday's round of 16 World Cup match, soccer fans stateside have crowned the U.S. team's devout Christian goalkeeper Tim Howard a hero for his 16 epic and historic saves under relentless fire from the constantly attacking Belgians.
According to goal.com, Howard, 35, had the most saves in a World Cup match since 1966 when the statistic was first recorded. Now America is in the throes of Howard mania.
The plucky goalie has sparked an unending stream of impressive memes and is a trending topic on Twitter but that's not where the Tim Howard mania ends. more >>
A petition to change the name of a major airport in the Washington, D.C. area in honor of American soccer team goalie Tim Howard is gaining traction.
A native of North Brunswick, New Jersey, and a devout Christian, Howard served as goalie for the United States' World Cup team this year.
While the goalkeeper for Costa Rica's national soccer team is being revered for leading his team's victory against Greece on Sunday, Keylor Navas is giving glory to God and credits his efforts to his strong Christian faith.
Navas helped Costa Rica secure a spot in the World Cup's quarterfinals for the first time in the team's history after knocking away a penalty kick from Greece in a move that he says was made for God, his family, teammates and country.
"I talk to God and ask Him to help me. I tell Him that everything I say and do in the game is for His glory and I ask Him to put me an angel on each side, in each post, and behind me so that everything can turn out fine," said Navas, according to Spanish news outlet Protestante Digital. more >>
The late great film critic Roger Ebert had a great line that he used for bad comedies: "You know you're in trouble when the objects of your satire are funnier than you." Somebody needs to email this line to the editors of The Onion, because the folks over there have been outdone this week by people who are absolutely serious.
First, Ann Coulter published a bizarre diatribe against soccer so hilariously bad that I had to double check that it was real. Coulter's collection of bullet points about soccer is like the Comstock Lode of logical fallacies. Coulter thinks the game is boring, lacks real achievement, etc. Ok, that's fair. I disagree but I suppose I can fathom why a nationally syndicated columnist and speaker would want America to know how put off she is by the sport she isn't watching.
But Coulter takes the silliness to another level: more >>