American Candidate Park plans to use fame as “a platform to witness for Christ.”

American Candidate Park plans to use fame as “a platform to witness for Christ.”
Schoolteacher and evangelical Christian Park Gillespie won the title of American Candidate, but what he “feels he has really won, he says, is a platform to witness for Christ,” according to the Agape Press. Park says people need to recognize “that, no matter where we are at, that’s a holy calling, and we better be serious about that and realize the clock is ticking. We’re not always going to be here. We’d better carry the light credibly.” He says he’s “been able to have a larger classroom and able to have a dialogue with a lot more people” since his win, and is “going into the secular and the Christian communities. And really, for the Christian, there is no secular community. Both communities are intricately linked because we’re to be in the world, not of it. We’re to be salt and light. We’re to engage the culture. And I’m having a chance to move in and out of both situations and speak truth.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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