NEW YORK — Pastor Judah Smith, who has made headlines for spiritually mentoring big name celebrities such as singer Justin Bieber and football star Russell Wilson, recently sat down with CP Voice to discuss his latest book, Life Is _______, which is a follow up to his 2013 work, Jesus Is _______.
I asked him about the blank line on the cover after the words, Life Is ________.
"The blank is there similar to our previous project because Christians are famous for monologues and not so much dialogue, and the heart behind the project is really to create a conversation," said Smith. "The blank is there because it's like, OK, this is how I would fill in the blank. But just because I fill in the blank, that doesn't mean that you would fill in the blank like that. And here's my value system predicated upon the ancient Scripture and what I believe about God. That's how I fill in the blank." more >>
The Belmont Bruins face an uphill battle as they play the Virginia Cavaliers at Time Warner Cable Arena in the second round of the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. Tip-off is at 3:10 PM ET on March 20, 2015.
The Cavaliers finished with a 29-3 record, securing the top spot in the ACC standings. They also went 16-2 in the conference, beating out teams like Duke, Louisville and Syracuse. Virginia won 10 of their last 12 matches, but their most recent match ended in a 71-67 loss to the University of North Carolina. In that upset, Malcolm Brogdon scored 25 points for Virginia, but also had three turnovers to his name.
Anthony Gill and London Perrantes both had 12 points in the loss, as Virginia allowed North Carolina to shoot 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc to secure the victory. more >>
The 2014-15 NBA season began with a number of interesting storylines.nThere was Carmelo Anthony looking for a new home team to play for, Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer getting picked up by the Lakers, Kevin Love being traded to the Cavs, and so on.
However, the biggest news of the off-season was LeBron James' decision to return to Cleveland and join Kyrie Irving in his quest for a first title for the Cavaliers.
The move left Miami devastated, and Heat president Pat Riley immediately weaved his magic in order to come up with a decent team to compete. Several months later and both teams are on opposite situations – Cleveland inching closer to the top spot in the East, while Miami struggles to make it to the playoffs. more >>
The Kansas Jayhawks meet New Mexico St. Aggies meet at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska in the second round of the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. The game will take place on March 20, 2015 and tip-off is at 12:15 p.m. ET.
Securing the second seed, Kansas finished top of the Big 12, going 26-8 while winning the most games in the conference with a 13-5 record.
The Jayhawks had a good season, at one time winning eight straight matches following a loss to the Kentucky Wildcats. In that streak they beat teams like the Michigan St. Spartans and Utah Utes. However, heading to their second round match, they lost to 13th-seeded Iowa State Cyclones 70-66. more >>
The Indiana Pacers will try to break their three game losing skid as they play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA regular season. To be played on Quicken Loans Arena, the match is on March 20, 2015 and tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Big rivals in the Eastern Conference, the Cavs are trying to chase the Atlanta Hawks at the top of the table, while Indiana are seeking to nick the eighth spot to qualify for the post season.
Cleveland has won five of their last six matches, with their most recent win a 117-92 domination of the Brooklyn Nets. J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov led the team in scoring with 17 each, while LeBron James recorded 16 despite shooting only 38 percent from the field. Kevin Love also gave productive minutes as he scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in only 28 minutes on the floor. more >>
The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to get their fourth straight win at home as they face the Atlanta Hawks at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The match starts at 8 p.m. ET on March 20, 2015.
Currently holding on to the eighth spot in the West, the Thunder are only 0.5 games ahead of the New Orleans Hornets.
They have won four straight at home and three of their last four in total. more >>