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Baseball School celebrates 35 years

Interview with Bucky Dent, a two-time World Series Champion– MVP, three-time All-Star Shortstop, Babe Ruth Award winner,  and owner of Bucky Dent Baseball School in Delray BeachInter. CF–Let’s start with the roots of Bucky Dent. Growing up in Hialiah, Fl, and influenced early on by a group like The Fellowship of Christian Athletes. How did you get started in sports overall? BD–Actually I started when I was about 7 years old as I always wanted to be an athlete. My first experience in sports, my brother was my coach, he was my mentor and he was the guy that kind […]

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Good News Sports View

Each month we’ll be applauding some of the many great Christian coaches and athletes making the News by setting positive examples as role models in our communities as true Champions of Glory…Winning for God’s Kingdom. Chris Coghlan named NL Rookie of the Year for the Florida Marlins Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan became the third Fish to grab the National League Rookie of the Year award, as Major League Baseball rewarded the Tarpon Springs, Florida, native and strong man of God with this honor. Coghlan batted .321 to lead all rookies and started as a second baseman before being switched […]

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FCA holds third annual golf and tennis classic

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) staged its Third Annual Gold Coast FCA Celebrity Golf and Tennis Classic on Nov. 2, at the beautiful Parkland Golf and Country Club. The tournament had more than 25 celebrities and 100-plus golfers teeing off for the FCA Mission, hosted by a legendary collegiate football coach, FAU’s Howard Schnellenberger, for the third straight event. It also included other local and national sports legends, athletes and coaches, led by former Miami Dolphin greats  John Offerdahl and OJ McDuffie; former New York Giant quarterback Danny Kanell; as well as baseball players like former New York Yankees […]

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Christmas Classics… Great Holiday films

A list of great Holiday films Grab some popcorn balls and enjoy these fun, festive holiday features! “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965). The Peanuts gang searches for the true meaning of Christmas in this half-hour animated treasure. It features funny dialogue, charismatic voice performances and an award-winning jazzy score by Vince Guaraldi. And how often do you hear cartoon heroes quoting from the gospel of Luke, proclaiming the Christ-child as the Messiah? “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968). The moving seasonal song comes to animated life in this 30-minute claymation parable with the highly-capable voices of Greer Garson, Jose Ferrer and […]

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Superchick

Recently The Good News caught up with Tricia Brock, lead vocals for the band Superchic[k], Matt Dally, bass guitar, and Melissa Brock, guitar & vocals, at Palm Beach County’s Christian music festival WayFest. Is there a specific song recently that has a lot of meaning to you? Melissa Brock: Our songs [or someone else’s]?  “So beautiful” is probably my favorite one. Kind of like our girl anthem song on the record. It’s one of those things that encourage girls to find their beauty from within, not according to the world’s standards. It’s a chant to remind ourselves that we are […]

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The Shack: success as ‘God thing’

William Paul Young, author of the best-selling book The Shack, told Baptist college students Oct. 31 that his novel’s remarkable success was a “God thing.” Speaking during homecoming festivities at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., Young told an audience of around 1,000 about the book’s journey from its humble beginnings to its worldwide sales topping 10 million copies. Over the years, Young said, he had written stories as gifts to his children. So in 2005, when his wife, Kim, asked him to think outside the proverbial box and write a deeper and more involved story for the kids, The […]

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My response is my responsibility

My response is my responsibility Last month my wife and I finished “Love and Respect,” a married couples study, for the second time. Not that we didn’t get it the first time but it was so good that we wanted a refresher course. I think everyone has a need for refresher courses. Our daily routine can get so busy we can forget the basics of how to live every area of our life according to how God wants us to. I know I have taken several studies a second time over the last 12 years, and I will probably do […]

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Matt Redman comes to Wayfest

This month South Floridians have the opportunity to see Christian singer, songwriter and author, Matt Redman, who is currently touring around the United States with Casting Crowns. He will be performing at Wayfest on Nov. 14 at the Cruzan Amphitheater with BarlowGirl, DecembeRadio, Superchick, VOTA, Sarah Reeves, Sevenglory and, of course, Casting Crowns. Redman, whose most popular hits include, “Blessed Be Your Name,” “Better Is One Day” and “Heart of Worship,” calls his current tour “refreshing.” “So far, this tour is great. The wonderful thing about Casting Crowns is that they are the same people on stage as they are […]

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Athlete raises aware of abused kids

New Orleans Saints Fullback Heath Evans hails from South Florida and even graduated from The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach in 1997. Highly regarded in the professional sports world, Heath views his successful career in football as nothing more than a platform to impact lives for Christ. “God doesn’t need NFL players, he needs NFL players to love him … so I’m doing my best to live my life in such a way that people will see what a difference Jesus Christ makes,” he says. Evans speaks frequently at schools and churches in South Florida, Alabama and around the […]

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Learning from Scrooge in a recession

‘A Christmas Carol Special Edition’ offers families biblical lessons as Disney releases a 3D movie on the subject starring Jim Carrey If there’s a silver lining to a Christmas season in the worst economy in decades, this may be it. With less money to spend this year, perhaps consumers will finally get beyond the distractions of shopping, gifts and parties to finally focus on the deeper meanings of the season and reach out to those in need. Author Stephen Skelton hopes so. “Most Americans have been affected in some way by the nation’s economic woes, and for many people, that […]

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