• 5 good DVD movies that edify

    October 5 2012 by Phil Boatwright, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Every so often I find a film that not only entertains but also enlightens. Occasionally one comes along that even contains biblical precepts (not so often). Here are a few new-to-DVD movies I hope you’ll find engaging and edifying.

  • American Bible Challenge – the best game show since Jeopardy

    August 22 2012 by Phil Boatwright, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – I recently viewed the pilot episode of GSN’s new series “The American Bible Challenge,” an original one-hour game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. It premieres Thursday (Aug. 23) at 8 p. m. ET/PT.

  • Ronnie Floyd’s book offers wake-up call, needs follow-up

    May 22 2012 by Neale Davis, Book Review | with 0 comments

    Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission by Ronnie Floyd (Thomas Nelson, September 2011)   Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Ark. , intended his book – Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission – to awaken and incite the Christian masses to embrace the absolute need of the Great Commission.

  • ‘October Baby’ is refreshing & moving

    March 27 2012 by Joni B. Hannigan, Florida Baptist Witness | with 0 comments

    “October Baby” is an unexpected film which takes viewers through one of life’s most vulnerable times, leaving them alternately holding their heart and grabbing for tissues.

  • Re-release focuses on what women can do in the church

    March 13 2012 by Ashley Allen, Book Review | with 1 comments

    Originally released in 1958, Charles Ryrie’s book, The Role of Women in the Church, was re-  released in its second edition by B&H Academic (2011).

  • Book urges believers to get back to the truth of the gospel

    January 17 2012 by Neale Davis, Book review | with 0 comments

    “Being able to articulate the gospel is one thing; having its truth captivate your soul is quite another.” Has conservative Christianity allowed the gospel to be upstaged by moralism and legalism?

  • N.C. Baptist pastor’s book focuses on importance of missions

    December 6 2011 by Neale Davis, book review | with 0 comments

    “We need to distinguish between missions from a biblical perspective and the way the word has come to be used as a catchall expression to elevate, validate, or justify nearly anything people have introduced as a worthy cause for their church, denomination, or agency to embrace.”

  • ‘Mighty Macs’ is moving

    October 24 2011 by Phil Boatwright, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    It’s 1971 and future Hall of Fame coach Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time. She’s about to make sports history.
    “The Mighty Macs,” coming to theaters this weekend, is based on the inspiring true story of Rush and the original women’s basketball Cinderella team: tiny Immaculata College and their improbable run toward sports history, winning the first three women’s college basketball national championships.

  • No apologies when it comes to God

    September 13 2011 by Neale Davis, book review | with 0 comments

    Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity, and the Things We’ve Made Up by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle (July 2011). “We can’t afford to be wrong on this issue. ” — Francis Chan In a world of retreating convictions and militant political correctness this book is a refreshing, though quite sobering, reminder that God is still God.