• ALS gripped him with life's 'big questions'

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (2 days ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- Jim Burton had no idea some odd footsteps were the first sign of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

    "Normally when you walk, you have a heel to toe cadence. It's no big deal," said Burton, who has spent his career in Baptist work. Read More

  • ALS, the 'blue zone' & church

    by Jim Burton, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (2 days ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- Sometimes a critical health diagnosis may be short-lived and the patient returns to good health. Then there are times when the news forces an individual to face their mortality.

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has had an extraordinary amount of exposure due to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this year. Read More

  • Snowed in & grieving, DR leader did job

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (yesterday)

    Photo by Mike Flannery
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) -- When the massive snowstorm hit Buffalo, N.Y., Mike Flannery was snowed in like his neighbors, and he and his wife Beverly were still mourning the loss of their son to cardiac arrest. Read More

  • Netflix gives VeggieTales' Bob, Larry a new world

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (yesterday)

    GLENDALE, Calif. (BP) – "VeggieTales in the House" premieres today (Nov. 26) as a new series exclusively on Netflix featuring the veggie characters that have modeled biblical principles for 21 years. Read More

  • Pilgrims & Baptists: the little known connection

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (2 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- If not for a Baptist church split, the Pilgrims might never have come to America.

    Sort of.

    John Smyth, who often is credited with being the first Baptist, pastored a church where many of the Christians who later came to be known as Pilgrims were members. Read More