Tim Tebow is helping his father reveal a recent Parkinson's diagnosis to the world, and says the disease isn't going to stop either of them from spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
On the heels of releasing his second book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms, Tebow says his emotions were shaken to the core after discovering that his father has Parkinson's disease. The 29-year-old NFL player-turned-professional baseball hopeful is opening up about learning that his missionary father, Bob Tebow, was diagnosed with the disorder that is known to cause excessive tremors and affect the central nervous system.
"My dad has Parkinson's disease. He was diagnosed last spring," Tim told People magazine before explaining the emotions that ran through him after finding out. "It wasn't a good night. I got really emotional." more >>
A Christian homeless shelter in Pennsylvania is no longer accepting food donations from the federal government because of new regulations that prohibits them from praying before meals.
The Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which is a missionary arm of the local church that has served the homeless community for 102 years, is objecting to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's revised rules on food distributions, which state that the mission cannot conduct religious activities while distributing the USDA-donated food.
"Well, we pray before meals, so if there's a meal being served — and we serve 3,000 meals a week — if there's a meal being served with USDA food somewhere in it, then we would be prohibited from praying," the mission's Executive Director Chuck Wingate told CNS News. "We just said 'nope' that's too onerous for us and we're not going to continue to accept the food if that's a condition of receiving it." more >>
A Southern California-based justice advocate believes that some of the greatest world changers are among the victims of the sex trade, and says the Bible backs this up.
When many Christians consider the scourge of human trafficking, it is all too easy to react in grief and revulsion, or worse, pretend it doesn't exist.
Kim Biddle, 36, who resides in Los Angeles, told The Christian Post that years ago she realized how much of a money-driven crime this is while researching the issue, causing her to think about how this was affecting the United States given its vast economic prosperity. Such inquiries would reveal the horrifying scope of the sex industry, but for followers of Jesus who know the power of grace and redemption, she contends, shutting down emotionally because it's too much to bear is no answer. more >>
Religious convictions have the greatest influence on a voter's decisions, according to a recently released study from the Ventura, California-based Barna Group.
In findings released last week, Barna found that of ten possible influences on a voter, the category of "Your Religious Beliefs" had the most respondents say that it influenced their views "A lot."
"The top-rated sources of influence are a person's religious beliefs (18% say that had 'a lot of influence') and family members (10%). The other eight sources examined fall within the five to eight percent range," noted Barna. more >>
As Iraqi-led coalition forces fight to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul and surrounding areas from the Islamic State, two Nineveh towns that were once home to hundreds of Christian families have finally been liberated from the barbaric death cult, according to the Archbishop of Erbil.
Speaking to The Christian Post on Friday, Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda said the hopes of thousands of displaced Christian families are on the rise knowing that there is finally a concentrated ground effort to reclaim and liberate their homelands from IS.
It was reported earlier this week that Iraqi-led forces, including Kurdish Peshmerga troops and Christian militia fighters, have besieged and are battling to liberate the once-largest Christian town in Iraq, Qaraqosh. Warda told CP that coalition forces have already liberated two smaller Christian villages of Bartella and Mar Oraha, which are situated just miles outside of Mosul. more >>
Sir Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial book Satanic Verses that led to a fatwa being issued against him by the Iranian regime which wanted him killed, will be the guest speaker at a literary event hosted by the historic Washington National Cathedral Thursday evening.
"Having Salman Rushdie at the Cathedral reflects our mission to serve as a venue for the arts (including the written arts) and serving as a convener for interesting and important discussions with leading figures in public life," Kevin Eckstrom, chief communications officer at Washington National Cathedral, told The Christian Post.
This will be the first time that Rushdie has spoken at an event hosted by the National Cathedral. more >>