NGU, CSU represented in World Baseball Classic this month

When the World Baseball Classic begins March 8, the global tournament will feature 600 players on teams representing 20 nations, including a bevy of Major League Baseball stars, and two standouts currently playing for South Carolina Baptist universities. North Greenville University’s Marek Chlup and Charleston Southern University’s Daniel Padysak are members of the Czech Republic’s […]

‘Toughest race on earth’ affirms need for longevity in ministry

Endurance, longevity in ministry, and lifelong integrity seem to be characteristics of the few — not the many — in church ministry today, and the need for Christlike leaders who last is as urgent as ever. In a recent interview, Jeff Struecker, assistant professor of Christian leadership at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, shared about his […]

In wake of Hamlin injury, prayer gets public show of support

An elevated call for prayer in recent days shows not only that more people believe in its power, but that studies indicating a lack of belief in God may be premature. Those sentiments have been reflected by Southern Baptists and others during the recovery of Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin. The second-year safety was dismissed […]

Editor’s Word: An Unashamed Major League Baseball Home Run Champ

New York Yankee baseball player Aaron Judge is the all-time, ace number one, authentic, legitimate, and clean home run champion of major league baseball — both American and National League. While it is true that three others hit more home runs in a season than Judge, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire did so […]

Tennessee quarterback and brother produce children’s book on Scripture

Before he became the Heisman front runner leading the most feared offense in college football for one of the nation’s top-ranked teams, Hendon Hooker thought it would be nice to write a children’s book. That sentence can give you whiplash, much like the Tennessee quarterback’s bombs have given opposing defensive backs this season. Football has […]

NGU wins Division II Baseball World Series

June was a historic month for the North Greenville University baseball team. The Crusaders made their first appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series and won the national championship, defeating Port Loma Nazarene 5-3, the defending champions from San Diego, Calif. Michael Faile of Boiling Springs went 5-for-15, knocking in five runs during […]

Bowden: Serving God’s Purpose On and Off the Field

Although venerated as one of the winningest coaches in college football who led his teams to finish as an AP top-5 team for 14 consecutive seasons and garner two national championships, such accolades are not how Bobby Bowden would most like to be remembered, according to those who knew him well. Bowden, who died Aug. […]

Dodgers’ manager Travis Barbary models faith to players

South Carolinian Travis Barbary took one look at a suspension bridge in downtown Greenville and did not want any part of it. While he will climb 20 feet high in a deer stand and sit for five hours, he won’t walk across the bridge. “My kids always make fun of me,” said Travis, who was […]

Winds of awakening blowing in the Land of the Rising Sun

In Japan, statistics show that 99 percent of the population does not have a relationship with Christ. Those statistics represent people — living, breathing image-bearers of God whom Jesus Christ died to save. While the task of reaching them with the gospel seems daunting, God is stirring the church in Japan to reach the nation. […]

Key Priorities: Faith, Family, and Football

Jeff Scott is the new head football coach at the University of South Florida — and while this is his first head coaching job, he enters it with three strong priorities that have been firmly developed throughout his life: faith, family, and football. This priority arrangement came from football mentors in his life: His dad, […]