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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ leads June’s family-friendly spotlight
Jun08

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ leads June’s family-friendly spotlight

EDITOR’S NOTE: This monthly series, “5 family-friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. The Secret Life of Pets was the fourth-highest grossing film of 2016 and one of the most family-friendly, too, with plenty of laughs and life lessons for parents and children. Its sequel hits theaters June 7 and—in a rare feat for any movie—surpasses its predecessor for...

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Tommie Harris Q&A at Men’s Rewired
May18

Tommie Harris Q&A at Men’s Rewired

DAVIS—Many in Oklahoma remember Tommie Harris as a dominating defensive lineman for the University of Oklahoma (OU). He played during a successful stint with the Sooners, 2001-03, reaching a major bowl every year. Harris was one of the few players in OU history to play every game his freshman year. He also was a key performer for the 2003 squad that was considered one of the most talented Sooner teams ever to take the field. He...

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Breland comes off the road with 4M miles, 47 nations
May12

Breland comes off the road with 4M miles, 47 nations

MOBILE, Ala. (BP) — When Roger Breland took the first step down the road toward a career in Christian music, he had no idea what a remarkable journey it would be. In 47 years, he traveled more than 4 million miles across 47 countries, presented over 12,000 concerts and produced 100 albums. His 31 years with TRUTH, among the first widely successful contemporary Christian groups, helped launch the careers of artists such as Avalon...

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‘The Mailman’ Karl Malone aids tornado-battered chapel
May04

‘The Mailman’ Karl Malone aids tornado-battered chapel

RUSTON, La. (BP) — Karl Malone, the NBA legend known as “The Mailman,” made a delivery to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Louisiana Tech. Aboard his multi-ton CAT Excavator, Malone lifted a stately oak tree that crashed into the BCM’s chapel in an EF3 tornado that left Ruston, La., with widespread damage April 25 around 1:50 a.m. Accompanying a video of Malone at work, an observer posted on Facebook April...

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Netflix’s ‘You vs. Wild’ tops family-friendly options for May
May04

Netflix’s ‘You vs. Wild’ tops family-friendly options for May

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVD, streaming or television. When Man vs. Wild first aired on the Discovery Channel in 2006, I was hooked. It seemed there was little that survival expert Bear Grylls couldn’t do—from finding water in a dry desert to building a fire in the pouring rain. And even when it was disclosed that Grylls sometimes...

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Chonda Pierce’s ‘Unashamed’ in theaters May 7 & 9
Apr26

Chonda Pierce’s ‘Unashamed’ in theaters May 7 & 9

DENVER (BP) — Chonda Pierce is at a new stage in life. Widowhood and online dating give new material to her comedy routine, but her latest film “Unashamed” goes beyond her own testimony. “This time in my life, I want the testimony of this movie to be about what Jesus did, and not about what I did, not what I’ve been through necessarily,” Pierce told Baptist Press in advance of the film’s...

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