The 1984 Olympic gold medalist in figure skating Scott Hamilton has had another bout with a brain tumor — his third since 2004. The tumor is benign, however Hamilton says him and his wife, Tracie, are facing the diagnosis with optimism, come what may.
The four-time World Championship winner had testicular cancer in 1997. This year he went in for a normal check-up and doctors found the beginnings of the brain tumor, which had re-emerged, according to People. "I told Tracie, 'God doesn't owe me a day. I'm good. Whatever's next is next.' The blessings keep coming because we allow them and we ask for them."
Hamilton had previously dealt with the same tumor in 2004 and 2010. "I have a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness. I survived cancer in '97. Seven years later I was diagnosed with a pituitary brain tumor." After surving testicular cancer, Hamilton felt that the first tumor diagnosis was unfair. "'Great. Okay, that's not fair. I've had cancer — I get a pass for a while,'" he said. more >>
If you ask Bill Johnson, many Christians will say they believe God is good because the Bible says so, but the way they interpret His goodness is another matter entirely.
Johnson, 65, who is the senior pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California, said in a recent interview with The Christian Post that for some in the Body of Christ, wrong beliefs about Him are often borne out of the potent pain and disappointment that comes from unanswered prayers. God's character is thus impugned in the process.
"It's what I refer to as lazy theology," Johnson told CP without an ounce of accusation in his voice, particularly the idea that "because sometimes something doesn't happen, it must not be His will." more >>
Speaking at the Southern Evangelical Seminary's annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Christian philosopher and historian Gary Habermas shared historical facts that a vast majority of scholars, including even skeptics, do not dispute — facts that are the basis for proving Jesus' boldly resurrection.
"Of what did earliest preaching consist before there was a single New Testament book? What did the earliest Christian preaching look like before any books were written?" Habermas, a New Testament scholar, asked the audience, explaining that he would talk about what the first 20 years after Jesus' Crucifixion looked like.
Oral testimonies are important as evidence of a historical event, he said Saturday at what's known as America's largest and longest-running apologetics conference. He added that studies have shown that if you have special reasons to remember special events, you'll remember it more carefully for a longer period of time. more >>
Jesus still appears to people in their dreams, even to those who reject the Gospel, according to Christian apologist Barry Leventhal.
Leventhal, professor of church missions and ministries and director of the graduate school of ministry program at Southern Evangelical Seminary, told those gathered at SES' 23rd annual National Conference on Christian apologetics in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday that Jesus even appeared to people during the Holocaust.
As an example, Leventhal shared the testimony of a Jewish man named Joseph who during the Holocaust was forced to work in a Nazi labor camp. more >>
After being hailed as a miracle worker earlier this week for praying for and laying hands on a fan who was having a seizure and passed out, Tim Tebow says he isn't taking credit for performing any miracles, and was just doing what all Christians are called to do: "be there for people."
When reports surfaced about the 29-year-old Scottsdale Scorpions baseball player laying hands on a fan named Brandon, some who witnessed the event called it a "miracle." While Tebow acknowledged that God was perfectly capable of performing a miracle, the Christian athlete insisted that nothing was done with his own strength.
"As far as me and miracles, no. But in the God that we serve, yeah, I do believe in miracles," Tebow told reporters on Wednesday. "I don't know what the situation was, but I know that the God that I get to serve is the God that always performs miracles in people's lives everyday, all the time." more >>
As Tim Tebow signed autographs for fans following his Arizona Fall League debut on Tuesday, a man collapsed in the stands behind him which led the 29-year-old Scottsdale Scorpions' player to lay hands on him and pray for his recovery.
According to ABC15 reporter Kari Van Horn, what happened next was nothing short of miraculous.