As former New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle was being courted this offseason by a handful of NFL teams looking to acquire his skills, the three-time Pro Bowl selection says that it was ultimately a sign from God that led him to signing with the Chicago Bears last week.
Last Wednesday, the 32-year-old 10-year NFL veteran inked a three-year, $11.25 million contract with the Bears after spending five years as an outspoken leader of the New York Giants defense.
Rolle appeared as a guest on New York's CBS sports talk radio station, WFAN, last Friday to discuss his decision to sign with the Bears, after becoming a vital part of a Giants defense, which won a Super Bowl in 2011, and having built such a strong affinity for New York City. more >>
The Luis Palau Association, Jesus Culture and youth leaders in New York City have teamed up for three days of gatherings "designed to mobilize and encourage students to become passionate, faithful followers of Jesus."
Around 5,000 young people were expected to attend the three-day event, according to Kevin Palau, president of the Portland, Oregon-based Luis Palau Association.
The Friday evening gathering will see Jesus Culture, Misfit youth pastor Chris Durso of Queens megachurch Christ Tabernacle, evangelist Andrew Palau, and God Belongs in My City founder and youth leader Daniel Sanabria come together to inspire those 25 and younger to impact their city. more >>
Over 100,000 Americans have expressed their support for a U.S. Navy chaplain who's facing a possible career-ending discipline after he voiced his Christian beliefs on homosexuality and premarital sex during a counseling session with sailors.
In early 2014, a small group of sailors asked for a private counseling session with Navy Chaplain Wes Modder, and asked about the spiritual nature of certain types of personal conduct.
Modder, who has served over 15 years as a Navy chaplain after serving four years in the Marines, answered according to his Pentecostal faith. However, the group of sailors did not agree with Modder's Christian views and later complained. more >>
A church on the gulf coast of Florida has lost its tax-exempt status after authorities discovered that its building was being used to host nude parties with "the sexiext ladies on the beach" and served as an after-hours nightclub to avid college party-goers visiting the town while on spring break.
Beginning on Feb. 28, the Panama City Church Life Center: A Spiritual Community, run by pastor Markus Bishop, opened its doors to the Spring Break crowd by hosting a week-long event, which has been labeled as "Spring Break Amnesia: The Tabernacle."
According to a schedule for the tabernacle obtained by the Panama City News Herald, events hosted in the church included a "slumber" party with a dress code of pajamas and lingerie, an "anything but clothes" party, a "Mardi Gras" themed party where the schedule asks "what will you do for your beads?" The week-long event also included the "wet and wild" party, a rave-style event, and was capped off with an all-night-long party on Friday. more >>
Contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns' lead singer Mark Hall, had so many prayers going up to heaven for him as he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous kidney on Wednesday even the hospital staff were reportedly praying for him.
"Can't believe it, but so far every hospital staff person I've met so far has said they've been praying for us already. We came here prepared to love on them but they have been loving on us," said an update posted on the band's Facebook page Wednesday.
Mark revealed his battle with cancer last Thursday via the band's website and social media accounts and requested prayer. In a post on Tuesday, his wife Melanie asked fans and other well-wishers to pray for four specific things and the number one item on that list was for a smooth surgery and favor with the hospital staff. more >>
When Hurricane Katrina hit the south, this woman lost everything. Tonya Boyd-Cannon grew up singing in church and went on to share her gift with inmates in jail. She feels that although they made a mistake, we shouldn't write them off. Now she finally gets her chance to shine in front of everyone, and it's a must see!
From the early days of singing in the church to going out on her own and singing with those who don't get much company. She visits the inmates frequently, and puts a smile on their faces by singing with them. But, now she wanted to take her chance to shine.
Tonya is confident she will do well when she steps on the stage for "The Voice," and she most definitely was! Listening to her sing her soulful version of "Happy" will have you standing up and clapping along. She is awesome! more >>