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  • Gaines: Supernatural God can lift Southern Baptists

    June 15 2018 by David Dawson, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Gaines: Supernatural God can lift Southern Baptists

    Amid the perplexing and potentially divisive issues facing the denomination, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said the formula for unity and restoration is surprisingly uncomplicated. “Stop talking about how big your problems are, and start talking about how big your God is,” Gaines said in his presidential address Tuesday morning (June 12) at the …

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  • Eagles’ Burton overcomes past, embraces faith

    February 3 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Eagles’ Burton overcomes past, embraces faith

    Trey Burton of the Philadelphia Eagles remembers when his life changed dramatically. He was a junior playing for the University of Florida. Though he was raised in a Christian home and made a profession of faith as a child, his devotion to the Lord had been sporadic. That inconsistency stopped when he walked into his girlfriend’s apartment one day. She handed him a pregnancy test – a positive pregnancy test. The reality of becoming a father and his moral failure was a wake-up call for Burton.

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  • Super Bowl Twitter campaign tackles sex trafficking

    February 3 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Super Bowl Twitter campaign tackles sex trafficking

    Sex trafficking demand increases when large crowds gather for such events as the Super Bowl, an advocacy group said in launching a Feb. 4 Twitter campaign to spread awareness of sexual exploitation. While sex trafficking remains a crime that must be tackled all year round, the demand has been proven to increase at previous Super Bowls, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said in launching #TackleDemand.

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  • Minneapolis coffee shop fuels urban ministry

    February 3 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Minneapolis coffee shop fuels urban ministry

    U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis takes center stage for most of the country on Sunday evening (Feb. 4), when it hosts the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII. Almost in the shadow of the stadium, only six blocks away, sits an obscure coffee shop that won’t capture the national spotlight – even though the work going on there has significant ramifications.
     

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  • Roman Gabriel, Tony Dungy promote Super Bowl rally

    January 10 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Roman Gabriel, Tony Dungy promote Super Bowl rally

    Football has been a big part of Roman Gabriel III’s life. His father was a star quarterback at North Carolina State University and advanced to the NFL to play for the Los Angeles Rams for eleven seasons, then five seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles. The son followed his dad with a short stint in the NFL until he was sidelined by injuries.

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  • Trump, Clinton make gains on Super Tuesday

    March 3 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump, Clinton make gains on Super Tuesday

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton piled up more victories on Super Tuesday, further raising the question of whether they can be stopped from winning the presidential nominations of their political parties. Each won seven states. Sen. Ted Cruz won three states, and Ben Carson won one state.

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  • Super Bowl ad slammed by NARAL for ‘humanizing fetuses’

    February 9 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Super Bowl ad slammed by NARAL for ‘humanizing fetuses’

    An abortion-rights group’s protest that a Super Bowl ad wrongly engaged in “humanizing fetuses” has drawn protest from several Southern Baptist leaders. The Doritos ad aired a commercial depicting a husband and wife viewing an ultrasound image of their unborn child. Then the child begins motioning for the Doritos …

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  • Bronco thankful for Super Bowl despite ticket price

    February 7 2016 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bronco thankful for Super Bowl despite ticket price

    After having to pay $1,800 for his newborn daughter to be able to attend Super Bowl 50, Bronco putter Britton Colquitt is quick to point out that all things work together for the good of those who love God.

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  • Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlight

    February 5 2016 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlight

    Carolina Panther J.J. Jansen won’t make headlines if his team wins the Super Bowl. But for the 2013 Pro Bowler, none of that seems to matter. His identity isn’t found on the football field. Off the field, Jansen helps with a conference that equips coaches to teach Christ-like character and values through leadership.

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  • The Super Bowl: Does God care who wins?

    February 4 2016 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Research | with 1 comments
    The Super Bowl: Does God care who wins?

    An old gospel hymn says God’s eye is on the sparrow, but what about panthers and broncos? When it comes to the ones from Carolina and Denver matched up for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, most Americans are skeptical about divine intervention on the football field, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.

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  • Charlotte native, football star talks fatherhood, Panthers

    January 26 2016 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Charlotte native, football star talks fatherhood, Panthers

    Former football player Eugene Robinson, who played for the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers, sits down with Roman Gabriel III to discuss the super bowl experience. “There are so many things working against family in professional sports …” Robinson says.

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  • Super Bowl, Phoenix Open boost Baptist witness

    January 31 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Super Bowl, Phoenix Open boost Baptist witness

    While thousands of sports fans descend on the Phoenix area this week, Southern Baptists look to make the most of ministry opportunities as the city hosts the Super Bowl and Phoenix Open.

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  • Football game shines light on city in need of gospel

    January 31 2015 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Football game shines light on city in need of gospel

    As Southern Baptists turn their eyes to Phoenix and Super Bowl XLIX this weekend, local Southern Baptists say they’ll encounter a city in desperate need of new evangelistic churches.

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  • Seattle coach ponders wins, losses for Christ

    January 31 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Seattle coach ponders wins, losses for Christ

    Going into Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup against the New England Patriots, Sherman Smith, running backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks, shared how victory on the football field without Jesus Christ would be, for him, a “serious waste of time.”

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  • Patriot players put their faith before football

    January 30 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Patriot players put their faith before football

    Players for the New England Patriots shared during Media Day (Jan. 27) how winning is better when kept in proper perspective. On a team from the Northeast, outside the Bible Belt, there seems to be a solid group of Patriot players who don’t shy away from sharing about their Christian faith.

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