NEW YORK — On the red carpet of the premiere of "Hacksaw Ridge" at the Sheen Center on Wednesday, Academy Award-winning actor and director Mel Gibson talked about Christian World World II hero Desmond Doss, and the amazing example he set by sticking to his convictions and turning the other cheek.
"Hacksaw Ridge" is based on the extraordinary true story of Doss, played by Andrew Garfield ("The Amazing Spider Man"), who served in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle in the Pacific and miraculously saved 75 men without firing a shot.
Doss served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army but refused to kill or carry a weapon into combat because of his personal beliefs as a Seventh-day Adventist. Consequently, he thought it was fitting to become a medic during the war. more >>
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 >>
Steve Harvey is proving to be more than just an entertainer as the comedian has now evolved into a source of inspiration for pastors.
Harvey, 59, keeps the laughs coming as the host of "Family Feud," but got serious when he was asked by Pastor Cheryl Moore of Zion Temple in North Carolina what he does to "re-center himself" during difficult times in his life.
"@IAmSteveHarvey What do you do to re-center yourself whenever you are experiencing a difficult season in your life? #AskSteve," Moore asked Harvey during a Q&A session with the comedian on Twitter last week. more >>
In the middle of New York's Time Square — a bustling thoroughfare that rarely comes to a standstill — two-time Grammy Award-winning Christian worship leader Matt Redman brought one of the most recognizeable places in the world to a halt and held a worship service where thousands could openly praise God.
A video posted on the website Church Leaders shows hundreds of people who had descended upon Times Square to give God glory.
"You know the song goes down in Time Square tonight," said Redman, seemingly celebrating the event and the turnout during his performance back in August. more >>
After years of being on an emotional roller coaster in the NBA, Jeremy Lin says he's finally happy in his career as the Brooklyn Nets' point guard and appreciates the opportunities God has given him.
The 28 year old is no longer the short-lived phenomenon or backup point guard that many have come to know him as over the past four years. After being traded, picked up and released from the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets, Lin has a reason to be overjoyed in Brooklyn.
Lin has finally been given an opportunity to lead a team as a starting point guard running the floor, and said in an interview with Slam magazine: "To have this role, I'm so excited I can't even really explain just how happy I am. There are days where after we work out or play pickup or whatever, I'm just like, man, it feels natural. I'm a leader. I'm a starting point guard. more >>
After more than two years of intense suffering and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq, Christians are celebrating mass inside a charred church near Mosul, marking further success in the military campaign to drive out the extremists.
Reuters reports that around a dozen Iraqi Christians were gathered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh on Sunday for the celebration.
"Today Qaraqosh is free of Daesh (Islamic State)," Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul Butrus Moshe told worshipers. more >>