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ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court
Oct20

ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and other organizations have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court decision they contend violates the First Amendment rights of public school teachers and coaches. The court has twice rescheduled a conference to consider whether to accept the appeal, according to First Liberty Institute, which represents a coach in the case. The ERLC...

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Drew Brees believes and follows Christ
Oct13

Drew Brees believes and follows Christ

At the time of publication of this edition of the Messenger, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was 201 passing yards away from surpassing Brett Farve and Peyton Manning as the NFL’s leader in career passing yards. More than likely, he accomplished the task against the Washington Redskins on Mon. night, Oct. 8. Earlier this season, Brees passed Farve to become the NFL’s all-time leader in completions. He already holds many NFL...

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Via video games, brothers are online missionaries
Oct06

Via video games, brothers are online missionaries

  WENTZVILLE, Mo. (BP)—Video games—with their reputation for violence, sexual content and profanity—are probably not the first thought in anyone’s mind when it comes to evangelistic outreach. For a pair of brothers from Wentzville, Mo., the millions of people who play video games represent an opportunity. With a camera, a video game, an internet connection and infectious personalities, Joshua and Daniel Greening are leading hearts to...

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Former OU basketball players encourage Caleb
Sep29

Former OU basketball players encourage Caleb

NEWCASTLE—Caleb and Clayton Freeman are avid sports fans and especially love basketball. They both attended basketball camps at the University of Oklahoma (OU). A couple of years ago, during camp at OU, Clayton, 15, approached All-American and current NBA player Buddy Hield, asking him if he could help both him and his brother with shooting techniques. Hield was willing to meet with them sometime and gave Clayton his cellphone number....

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Strong case: Keenum is ‘Playing for More’
Sep22

Strong case: Keenum is ‘Playing for More’

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—NFL star Case Keenum was in the middle of likely the most glamourous setting of his life. His best friend and wife, Kimberly, stood by him in a red dress as flashes popped. And he was prepping to take the stage for the 2018 ESPYs with fellow Minnesota Viking Stefon Diggs to accept an award for “Best Moment.” While most would likely attribute the “Minneapolis Miracle” (final play against the New Orleans Saints that...

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Lane change: Football coach now lives for Christ
Sep15

Lane change: Football coach now lives for Christ

The day after the Oklahoma Sooners handed his team a season-opening 63-14 loss earlier this month, Florida Atlantic University head coach Lane Kiffin took to Twitter to put things in perspective. He had just attended church—and he was being hounded on social media for his team’s abysmal performance. “How was church this morning?” one person asked. Kiffin, though, wasn’t interested in a Twitter spat. “Church was great. Way more...

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