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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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Christ-following football standouts prepare for NFL Draft
Apr22

Christ-following football standouts prepare for NFL Draft

The 2019 National Football League (NFL) Draft happens April 25-27, as many former college football players, as well as football fans, will be watching with great interest as draft selections are announced. Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) reported seven college football standouts with NFL Draft potential shared their Christian faith with the 65-year-old international sports ministry. Rodney Anderson, a running back who played at...

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New film ‘Breakthrough’ leads April’s family-friendly spotlight
Apr06

New film ‘Breakthrough’ leads April’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. Labeling a film “the best faith-based movie” you’ve seen doesn’t always help. On one hand, some skeptics of faith films might pay attention and watch it. On the other hand, skeptics also might consider it a backhanded compliment—sort of like calling a restaurant “the best fast...

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BCM director shares Christ with OPSU athletic teams
Mar23

BCM director shares Christ with OPSU athletic teams

GOODWELL—Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) has an enrollment of more than 1,700 students. Its athletic program competes at the NAIA level and features 11 sports, adding both men’s and women’s soccer this fall. The Aggies also have a great relationship with the Baptist College Ministries (BCM) director David Coffey who leads regular devotions with many of the teams. Coffey, though, said much of the credit for building this...

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