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Miracle off the ice: Lake Placid Baptist Church traces roots to 1980 Olympics ministry
Feb22

Miracle off the ice: Lake Placid Baptist Church traces roots to 1980 Olympics ministry

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (BP)—David Book didn’t have a ticket to the hockey game on Feb. 22, 1980, that earned the description “Miracle on Ice.” He lived half a mile from the arena, but it was the toughest ticket in town to get. So, like most Americans, Book and his family watched on TV as the U.S. men’s hockey team stunned the mighty Russians in the semifinal of the 1980 Olympics. As the game ended, the Books stepped...

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SUPER BOWL: For Chiefs’ Wisniewski, knowing God surpasses joy of football
Jan31

SUPER BOWL: For Chiefs’ Wisniewski, knowing God surpasses joy of football

MIAMI, Fla. (BP)—Stefen Wisniewski of the Kansas City Chiefs thought he had everything figured out during his teenage years in Pennsylvania. Though he was raised in a Christian home with godly parents and attended church regularly, he admits that he was more self-sufficient than he should have been. “I thought I was doing well in life,” he told Baptist Press during Super Bowl Opening Night Jan. 27 at Marlins Park. “I...

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Nationals’ Rendon more ‘Christian’ than ‘baseball player’
Oct22

Nationals’ Rendon more ‘Christian’ than ‘baseball player’

HOUSTON (BP)—For Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals, being a superstar baseball player comes with a lot of baggage that he can do without. He doesn’t like doing interviews. He doesn’t like being idolized. He’d prefer simply to do his job on the field and not have to deal with everything that comes along with it. “He is just a genuinely humble guy,” said Gregg Matte, senior pastor of Houston,...

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SUPER BOWL: Rams receiver delivers ‘spiritual spark’
Feb02

SUPER BOWL: Rams receiver delivers ‘spiritual spark’

ATLANTA (BP) — For Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks, Sunday’s Super Bowl is an opportunity for redemption. Cooks was part of the New England Patriots in last year’s Super Bowl but left the game prematurely in the second quarter with a concussion. He never returned to the game, which the Patriots lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles. After an offseason trade that sent him to the Rams, Cooks is thankful...

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Clemson coach Chavis recounts radical transformation
Jan07

Clemson coach Chavis recounts radical transformation

CLEMSON, S.C. (BP) – Despite being a big-time college football player headed to the NFL, Miguel Chavis was on a path to destruction. Self-centered and vile. Hedonistic and drunk. A tough brute who partied hard and pursued every fleeting pleasure he could think of. You name it, and Chavis, during his early years as a defensive tackle at Clemson, was probably guilty of it. “I was living in the flesh for 3 1/2 years and was...

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