Soccer Champ Baptized by Christian Teammate

Liverpool FC player Roberto Firmino says his biggest title is now the love of Christ.
 Millions of Christian fans are celebrating popular Brazilian soccer star Roberto Firmino’s latest move off the field: He has committed his life to Christ. Less than a month after scoring the winning goal at the FIFA Club World Cup, Firmino professed his faith and was baptized in a swimming pool by his Liverpool Football Club teammate Alisson Becker and Brazilian Christian musician Isaias Saad.... Read More

I Was a Theological Drifter, Then a Reform Jew, Then an Orthodox Jew, Then…

How I finally crossed the road to Christ. I came of age in an ardently literary family. My father served as United States Poet Laureate in the late 1950s, published more than a dozen books, and won most major literary prizes. I grew up surrounded by creative people, friends of my father. Their burning energy gave me a small, mirror-like glimpse into God’s creation of the entire universe. And, like Dad and them, I felt that I might be a writer too. I grew up in the Episcopal Church. But... Read More

BCPS Congratulates Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Kenneth Green for Receiving National Director of Army Instruction of the Year Award

Friday, January 17, 2020 Congratulations to Lieutenant Colonel (RET) Kenneth Green for being chosen as the 2019 United States Army Cadet Command Director of Army Instruction (DAI) of the Year. ... Read More

One-on-One with Andrew Peterson

Christ’s love enables us and calls us to do more than just create. It enables us, by his power, to redeem. Ed: What prompted you to write Adorning the Dark? Andrew: In the beginning, it was a writing discipline. I was in the thick of a new album at the time, and wondered if it might be helpful to journal about the process, in real-time, to get the juices flowing. It wasn’t long before I wondered if other people might find it helpful, too. One thing led to another, and I realized I... Read More

On MLK Day, Be Still and Listen

Hearing each other is a miracle. We need to practice receiving it as such. Years ago I sat alongside a dozen pastors in a sun-baked, mud-caked church in rural northern Mozambique. They’d gathered to test a recent translation of Isaiah in Lomwe, their local dialect. The Isaiah passage was familiar to me, but not the language. Still, as we went around the circle—each pastor reading aloud to hear how the new translation sounded—I picked up enough to pronounce some words. When... Read More

And the Winners are… BCPS Honors Top Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal and School-Related Employee at 2020 Caliber Awards Ceremony

Thursday, January 16, 2020Congratulations to the 2020 Caliber Awards winners! Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) honored its top teacher, principal, assistant principal and school-related employee during the 2020 Caliber Awards Ceremony at the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, January 16, 2020. ... Read More

New Stoneman Douglas building will be ready for classes in the fall

Rendering of a new building that’s scheduled to open in August at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High to replace the one that was the site of the mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018. Students have been learning in portables while construction is going on. The old building will remain on another part of campus until the trial for the killer has concluded. The rendering was prepared by Zyscovich Architects. James B. Pirtle Construction is overseeing the project. (Broward County Schools / Courtesy) ... Read More

Trump Pledges to Protect ‘Right to Pray’ in Public Schools

Updated guidance reaffirms First Amendment protections and provides new pathways for complaints. Days after promising to “safeguard students’ and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools” in an evangelical campaign rally, President Donald Trump backed school prayer and proposed new rules for religious organizations receiving federal funding. The announcements correspond with Thursday’s annual White House proclamation for Religious Freedom... Read More