Tag Archives: “Steve Beard”

Remembering Harry Snyder: Mr. In-N-Out

By Steve Beard “No Microwaves, No Freezers, No Heat Lamps.” Happy Birthday to Harry Snyder, co-founder of my beloved In-N-Out. While I happily live in Whataburger territory, I’m an unrepentant hustler for the Animal Style Double-Double. So was the late … Continue reading

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Barren Table Faith: Charles Tindley

By Steve Beard Charles Albert Tindley arrived for his first pastoral appointment in Cape May, New Jersey, in the middle of a snow storm. With small children to feed, Charles and his wife had only a stale piece of bread. … Continue reading

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Tenor’s Prayer: Andrea Bocelli

By Steve Beard Perhaps no singular image better captured Easter under the treacherous cruelty of the coronavirus than Andrea Bocelli performing a solitary sacred concert in the spectacularly cavernous Duomo di Milano, the cathedral in Milan, Italy. By the time … Continue reading

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Christ on the Wrist

By Steve Beard Her spiritual journey began by asking about a tattoo of Jesus on the wrist of a client. Aimee Burke cuts and styles hair in a hipster neighborhood in Toronto. “She partied a lot and was partial to … Continue reading

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Prez George H.W. Bush: Kind life, gentle death

By Steve Beard January 2019, Good News It had been three hard days for George H.W. Bush, the 94-year-old former President of the United States. Lifelong friend James Baker, Mr. Bush’s secretary of state and chief of staff, went to … Continue reading

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Remembering Eugene Peterson

By Steve Beard 2018, Good News Known as the shepherd to shepherds, Eugene Peterson – author of The Message, a contemporary Bible paraphrase that has sold millions of copies – died on Monday, October 22, 2018. He was 85 years … Continue reading

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Hymn Swinger: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

By Steve Beard The holy-rolling and guitar-swinging hymn singer who arguably gave birth to rock and roll and was buried in an unmarked grave for more than 35 years is finally getting the respect she deserves. For the fans of … Continue reading

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Billy Graham: Into the arms of eternity

By Steve Beard May/June 2018, Good News Wherever he landed around the globe, Billy Graham spent his life preaching a simple and sincere message of God’s love for all people, the urgent need for conversion, and the assurance that Jesus … Continue reading

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Wanda Jackson: Rockin’ to the Light

Steve Beard March/April 2018 It must have been a surreal scene for a teenage girl to be cruising down the highway in 1956 wedged in the front seat of a Pontiac Star Chief between her father and Elvis Presley. But … Continue reading

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Bishop James Thomas: Jesus, the compass

By Steve Beard “We begin, not with business and legislation — as important as these are — but with a fresh emphasis on Jesus Christ for all our living,” said Bishop James S. Thomas as he launched into the Episcopal … Continue reading

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