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Lynn P. Clayton

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Baptist church at the end of Louisiana keeps on ministering

GRAND ISLE, La. (BP)--Grand Isle, La. sits at the end -- or the beginning -- of State Highway 1, depending upon which way one is headed. Surrounded by gulf marshes, the pancake-flat island is home of a United States Coast Guard station, a state park filled with rabbits and commercial and sports fishing outfits.

New Zealander recounts challenges Baptists face amid nation’s atheism

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (BP)–Guitars, a synthesizer and drums strike the opening chord as the four singers standing on the platform begin a praise chorus. The congregation eventually rises to their feet and joins the singing — some clapping to the beat, some moving slightly from one foot to the other in time with the music. […]

7/23/97 Jimmy Houston puts fame to use in fishing for men

LECOMPTE, La. (BP)–Jimmy Houston makes a mighty good living fishing and talking about it. Even so, he often turns the subject to the one who called him to be a fisher of men. Houston has parlayed his fishing skills, gift of gab and showmanship into a one-man industry. His popular national outdoor shows have aired […]

Why Does Shaquille Get More Than Lottie?

The blatant obscenities of some things are so obvious that writing about them seems superfluous. Silence, however, would be unforgivable. Recently, several professional basketball players reached the ends of their contracts and became free agents. That means they could sell their sports talent to the highest bidders. And, high bidders there were. Michael Jordan will […]