FIRST-PERSON: Are you OK with a warm fuzzy?
Knowing God's will involves "more than dipping your toe" in the Bible, Victor Lee writes. "Go deep. He's there with hope, answers, comfort, peace."
Sturgis volunteers ready for more miracles of faith
STURGIS, S.D. (BP) -- Amid thousands of bikers, often with debauchery nearby, Southern Baptist volunteers will share their redemption in Jesus during the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 3-8 in South Dakota. Sturgis, population 6,000 for 358 days a year, will swell to hundreds of thousands for the milestone, drawing every kind of person, from the unique to the dangerous.
Sweet 16: Stokes’ big footprint carries Tenn.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- A successful team has to be built on a solid foundation. None gets much more solid than 6-feet-8, 260-pound Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes, whose size 23 shoe, basketball skill and steady off-court influence are leaving a big footprint.
FIRST-PERSON: A Spirit-led encounter with Barbara
NEW YORK CITY (BP)--Barbara stood in gray hair and neutral colors amid the brilliant diversity of Union Square, her angle on life a sharp jab from the left.
Many NCAA basketball coaches reading ‘Purpose-Driven Life’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When the moral crisis of college basketball motivated a meeting this past fall of the NCAA's Division I coaches, New Mexico's Ritchie McKay came armed with what he thought could help turn the tide: Rick Warren's book "The Purpose-Driven Life."
N.C. purpose-driven church wins church health award
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP)--Integrity Church in Burlington, N.C., started with a core of four families in January of 1997. Today it averages more than 500 in attendance in three services. The Southern Baptist church, pastored by Bud Wrenn, was presented a 'Church Health Award' at the Purpose Driven Church conference at Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif., May 17.
FIRST-PERSON: Now, the student assailant will have guidelines, someone watching over him
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (BP)--As families prepare for funerals in Santee, Calif., let's attempt to look logically at the seemingly illogical carnage that went on there Monday (March 5). Consider that sweet-looking young man who blew people away:
FIRST-PERSON: Coach Osborne prepared to transition from gridiron to D.C.’s frying pan
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)–Tom Osborne attained a position Tuesday night — United States congressman — that holds almost as much influence as the one he held for 25 years — head football coach at the University of Nebraska. If ever a man was qualified for a job without technically having ever worked in the field, it […]
FIRST-PERSON: Election night more draining than Dan Marino’s 4th-quarter heroics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)–It was Jan. 1, 1991, as I stood on the Orange Bowl sidelines while Notre Dame’s Raghib “Rocket” Ismail raced past me, taking victory over Colorado into the end zone. My heart sank as I — an admittedly partial sports writer for The Palm Beach Post — much preferred to see the football […]
FIRST-PERSON: Halloween raises questions of hell & believing what the Bible teaches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–About 10 years ago, end-times speaker and author Hal Lindsay visited the area where I lived. My friend Brad and I went to the Palm Beach Roundtable, where Lindsay would be speaking. His fascinating presentation ended with a Q&A session. A woman of the Palm Beach blue-hair variety stood, in all her finery, […]