Tag Archives: “Steve Beard”

Pauley Perrette and the Psych Ward Sirens

By Steve Beard A dagger went through my heart as I recently watched an NCIS rerun and was abruptly reminded how much I miss photographing roller derby. During the opening credits of season 6 and 7 of NBC’s top-shelf show, … Continue reading

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Van Doren’s off the wall success

By Steve Beard I know next to nothing about business – but Paul Van Doren clearly did. He was the founder of Vans, one of the most successful shoe, streetwear, and lifestyle brands in American history. On May 6, Van … Continue reading

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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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