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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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Stephen Colbert: Learn to Love the Bomb

By Steve Beard November 2015 “Joy is the most infallible sign of the existence of God.” That was the message on a note taped to the computer of Stephen Colbert, the new host of The Late Show.There is something wickedly … Continue reading

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Cuban Methodism: Interview with Bishop Ricardo Pereia

By Steve Beard 2015, Good News “Our church is a church that has joy,” Bishop Ricardo Pereia said. “We have learned how to love – even in the midst of problems – through Jesus Christ. We don’t allow any obstacles … Continue reading

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Denzel Washington: Put God First

By Steve Beard 2015, Good News “Put. God. First,” Denzel Washington said with punctuated emphasis. “Put God first in everything you do. Everything that you think you see in me, everything that I’ve accomplished, everything you think that I have … Continue reading

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The gospel according to Brennan Manning

By Steve Beard 2013, Good News He was the most beloved alcoholic within Christendom, a sinner who whispered grace through a megaphone, a ragtag saint who poked at your soul with eloquence until you began to catch the drift of … Continue reading

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The Pauley Theory

By Steve Beard Photos by Bob Stevens The first time that Pauley Perrette excused herself from the room during our interview, she said: “The best thing to do is sit her on my chair. As long as you don’t stand … Continue reading

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The fevered love of June and Johnny

By Steve Beard On Thursday, May 15, 2003, June Carter Cash (1929-2003) died of complications from heart surgery. She was 73. It is strangely fitting that the last time the public saw the face of June Carter Cash was on … Continue reading

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Leigh Nash: The Right Time

By Steve Beard Six years ago, I was provocatively reminded of the pervasiveness of American culture while I was walking around an outdoor market in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. Amongst the tables full of trinkets and indigenous crafts, I spotted a … Continue reading

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Johnny Was a Punk Rocker: Johnny Ramone, R.I.P.

By Steve Beard I found myself shoulder-to-shoulder with a bunch of sweaty rockers at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip while they were complaining about needing a cigarette. We were all crammed in to see Alice Cooper and … Continue reading

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