Hot Off The Christian News Wire: August 2016

By Kelly Wise Valdes

Tim Tebow Stars In New Reality TV Show

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is starring in a new reality TV show on Fox which emphasizes the value of giving back to others.

According to CBN News, the show, called Home Free, is now in its second season. Contestants on the show compete with each other to build homes for heroes in their lives. The contestants race down Homefree Blvd., building homes in the 11-lot neighborhood. The winner of the competition is rewarded with a dream home of his or her own.

One contestant built a home for a brother who she said raised her. Another contestant built a home for a man who saved his life while he was in Afghanistan.

Tebow and home improvement expert Mike Holmes encourage contestants as they work to complete the competition. Tebow said he loves being involved with the show because it emphasizes the value of giving and serving others.

“It’s a great principle and it’s something that I try to live as much as I can,” Tebow told The Christian Post. “I think that in trying to be able to show America that it is a blessing to give and you do get more by giving than you do by just trying to take take take.”

Apocalyptic Film Vanished Comes To Theatres For One Night Only

The apocalyptic adventure film about the rapture and tribulation Vanished: Left Behind: Next Generation, will be in theaters nationwide for one night only on Wednesday, September 28.

Targeting a new generation of moviegoers, the film is inspired by The New York Times best-selling book series Left Behind. The series is no stranger to the big screen and was made popular by actor Kirk Cameron 16 years ago and more recently by Nicholas Cage in 2014. However, Vanished: Left Behind: Next Generation, seeks a new audience by telling the story from the perspective of young adults.

For more information on Vanished: Left Behind: Next Generation, visit thevanishedfilm.com.

Together 2016 Draws Thousands To National Mall

Thousands came to Together 2016 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 16 to celebrate that “Jesus changes everything.” Event organizer, Nick Hall of PULSE, tweeted, “This event has never been about coming to the Mall. It’s about sending a generation out from the mall to share Jesus.”

The event targeted millennials and drew many well-known speakers, from Pope Francis who appeared via video, to apologist Ravi Zacharias to singer Michael W. Smith.

“I see people as far as my eye can see,” hip-hop artist Lecrae tweeted. “I see people who should be referred to as brothers and sisters. Let’s not be a religious community that walks by people who are struggling and hurting. If we’re not a healing salve, we contribute to the pain.”

Rather than look at Together 2016 as a single-day event, Hall encouraged people to get the Together app, download the “7 Days With Jesus” reading plan and start prayer groups as they reset their lives with Jesus. For more information, visit www.reset2016.com.