Tim Tebow rose to fame as a college football star, but he is not shying away from warning others about turning high profile athletes and sports into idols.
"We choose to idolize certain things, and love certain things," Tebow said while speaking at a benefit for the Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama. "I'm not saying it's wrong to love sports, I love them as much as anybody. But do we choose to really see what matters?"
As a speaker at the Montgomery, Alabama, benefit called "The Journey Continues" Tebow invited three "wish girls" battling cancer to join him. Instead of focusing on celebrities, the athlete-turned-college football analyst spoke about how "messed up" it was that people were not honoring those trying to overcome cancer. more >>
Multi-Dove award-winning recording artist and songwriter Meredith Andrews says she hit a rough patch in her life during the past couple of years but now she's back with a song of triumph. She spoke with The Christian Post about her upcoming album, Deeper, and the personal struggles that inspired the new record.
The 11-song album is set to release on Feb. 19, along with a 14-song deluxe edition that will release on the same day.
"It's been two years since I released new music and I'm not the same person I was three years ago," Andrews said. "I've walked through a lot. I've had two more children, now I have three, so that's really life altering. And my husband and I have walked through a really hard season in our marriage." more >>
Reality television star Sadie Robertson recently traveled to Guatemala in collaboration with Texas-based Roma boots to donate hundreds of rain boots to children living in poverty.
The Roma for All foundation makes quarterly trips to impoverished regions of the world to distribute school supplies and free rain boots to children, and the 18-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star took part in the organization's most recent trip in December, accompanied by her father, Willie, and adopted sister, Rebecca.
"We are going to give poverty the boot," Robertson wrote in a message to her 2 million followers ahead of the fall launch of her "Live Original" rain boot line with the Dallas company. "So honored to be a part of a great way to give back. #givepovertytheboot." more >>
The highly acclaimed Erwin brothers film, "Woodlawn," is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, and lead actor Caleb Castille says it's a must-see because the movie shows that faith and sports can bridge the racial divide.
"Woodlawn" is based on a true story of one of the first African-American star football player, Tony Nathan, and the spiritual awakening during the 1973-1974 season at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama, amid forced racial integration of public high schools.
Castille made his film debut as the lead role of Tony Nathan alongside actors Jon Voight, Sean Astin, Sherri Shepherd, and DeVon Franklin. more >>
After a storied eight years in the NFL, Super Bowl XL champion Antwaan Randle El is praying about the long-term effects of injuries he sustained on the field.
Although he was celebrated as the only wide receiver to throw a touchdown pass that helped his Pittsburgh Steelers clinch the Super Bowl XL championship in 2006, the 36-year-old has trouble making down his own stairs after his retirement.
Randle El told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he might also be suffering from memory loss. The former NFL WR who left the game for good in 2012 is unsure if he should blame his time in the league or his busy life for his memory issues. more >>
Jeremy Lin is determined to end bullying and is taking on that challenge by launching a creative initiative to educate Charlotte students about the harms of harassment.
Lin, the 27-year-old Charlotte Hornets guard, has started a one month reading challenge through his Jeremy Lin Foundation. The challenge gives students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District an opportunity to earn points for reading articles and taking quizzes centered around bullying.
"The Jeremy Lin Foundation Reading Challenge ... encourages students to read from a collection of JLin Foundation aligned articles around 'Bringing an End to Bullying, featuring an article at five different levels from Jeremy Lin," a description of the challenge states on the Newsela website. more >>