Tim Tebow says he's ready to get married and have children so that his kids can get to know his father and learn valuable life lessons from him.
"Baseball takes a lot of time and it's not like I don't have several other full-time jobs. But I'm definitely ready for a relationship and I'm looking forward to it," Tebow told People magazine on Wednesday.
"I can't wait for that, and I can't wait to have kids. I want my kids to know my dad and to learn the same lessons from him that I did," the NFL player-turned-professional baseball hopeful said, speaking about his parents, Bob and Pam Tebow. more >>
Conservative Christians are speaking out against Texas Pastor Brandon Hatmaker and his wife, Jen, the stars of an HGTV reality series, for claiming that the Bible affirms gay marriage, saying the couple are "100 percent false" and leading people astray from the Gospel.
Earlier this week, Brandon Hatmaker issued a lengthy Facebook post saying that he 100 percent agrees with his wife when it comes to the belief that monogamous same-sex marriages can be considered holy.
Last week, Jen Hatmaker, who along with her husband stars in HGTV's "My Big Family Renovation," said in an interview with Religion News Service that she does think LGBT relationships can be holy. In the aftermath, Hatmaker received tons of criticism from conservative Christian commenters. Additionally, LifeWay Christian Resources announced that it will no longer sell books and materials featuring Hatmaker. more >>
Picking up the pieces after the death of a spouse or a loved one can be a difficult process, and an individual in mourning may be overlooked by friends as time passes. Renowned evangelist Billy Graham encourages those individuals to find solace in Christ, and to show continued appreciation for friendships.
In his syndicated advice column published by the Kansas City Star on Sunday, Graham responds to an individual who recently lost a spouse and feels neglected by friends. Graham reminds readers that Scripture calls for Believers to "carry each other's burdens" (Galatians 6:2). If an individual forgets, however, to remember their friend's heartache and pain, or forgets to pay a visit, or forgets to call, or to pray for their friend — God never forgets their grief.
God knows the heart and He sees its empty, hurting places, says Graham. He will be the balm to heal its brokenness. He has promised to be there, and even when sadness or loneliness become overwhelming, He will be a comfort. more >>
After nearly 40,000 people signed a petition to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal protesting against demands that a Seventh-day Adventist lay minister hand over his Bible and sermons, state officials have backed off to an extent, but are still making intrusive requests toward the pastor, according to the Family Research Council which started the petition.
The petition backed leading health expert Dr. Eric Walsh, who was previously appointed to President Obama's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDs, though that employment offer was rescinded after officials looked into his views on marriage.
The state of Georgia filed a Request for Production of Documents, which asked Walsh for copies of sermons and all material relating to his service as a pastor, but the doctor said that the government does not have the right to take his sermons. more >>
The Benham Brothers, two conservative Christian brothers who are known for speaking out on controversial social and political issues facing the U.S., are warning believers to beware of spiritual leaders like author Jen Hatmaker, who has said she believes gay marriage is compatible with the Bible.
Jason and David Benham, whose opposition to gay marriage led to their HGTV reality show "Flip it Forward" being canceled in 2014, wrote an op-ed article in WND warning about the dangers of ignoring problems in society and refusing to follow God's Word.
The brothers explained that they were "grieved last week when we read that yet another spiritual 'leader' has shelved God's disinfectant and seems fine with people limping around in spiritual pain and brokenness." more >>
The Legislative Assembly of Ontario is quickly pushing a bill that would make it so that children could have up to four legal parents and would also give biological fathers the right to absolve themselves from being listed on a child's birth certificate just by signing a waiver, critics are warning.
Bill 28, the LGBT All Families Are Equal Act, was introduced on Sept. 29 and seeks to give non-biological parents the right to be listed on a child's birth records as a "parent" without having to spend thousands on adoption and legal fees to be legally recognized as legal guardians.
As the bill is supported by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and has quickly advanced to the Standing Committee on Social Policy, opponents argue that the legislation "turns on its head the former understanding of 'family,' which consisted of individuals united by marriage, blood and adoption." more >>