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OBU men’s & women’s hoops set to begin season
Oct27

OBU men’s & women’s hoops set to begin season

/// Bison Picked Third in SAC SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) is picked to finish third in the Sooner Athletic Conference men’s basketball standings, according to the vote of the league coaches, released Oct. 20. OBU was 19-16 last season and finished eighth in the regular season standings. Despite last season’s rough overall year, the Bison won the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament and extended its string of consecutive...

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Lawton, First West sees God work
Oct20

Lawton, First West sees God work

LAWTON—The story in II Kings 4 about Elisha and the widow’s oil is an inspiring example of God’s provisions. The widow approached the prophet with a crisis of not having the money to pay the creditor who was going to take her two children to be his slaves. Elisha asked the widow what she had in her house, and the only thing she could offer was a jar of oil. He told her to get as many empty jars as she can and pour oil into all the...

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Kiser’s comeback caused by prayer, encourages community
Oct06

Kiser’s comeback caused by prayer, encourages community

  SULPHUR—He is currently a freshman at East Central University (ECU). Ty Kiser may not look much different from other students on the Ada campus, but the many who know his story can say he overcame much adversity in the past few years. Kiser grew up enjoying hunting, horseback riding and especially football. His mother Janis said he had been playing football since he was in fourth grade and looked forward to playing in high...

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OBU enjoying successful start to football season
Sep22

OBU enjoying successful start to football season

SHAWNEE—The 2014 season has had a different start than last year for the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football team. Of course, last year, the Bison were experiencing their first season on the gridiron in 73 years, concluding with a 4-7 record after an 0-5 start. Prior to facing Panhandle State University on Sept. 20, OBU was undefeated (3-0) and outscored their opponents 168-61 in those first three contests. “We knew at...

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‘When the Game Stands Tall’ doesn’t stoop on character
Sep15

‘When the Game Stands Tall’ doesn’t stoop on character

Football season is upon us. Throughout the next three months, many will be enjoying the gridiron action live and through multiple television broadcasts. For many years, I have commemorated the start of football season by watching one of my all-time favorite movies, “Rudy.” However, this year, I chose a different flick. “When the Game Stands Tall” stars Jim Caviezel, known for portraying Jesus in “The...

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