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OBU Recommended for NCAA Division II
Jul15

OBU Recommended for NCAA Division II

>> by: Ray Fink  OBU Director of Athletic Media Relations   SHAWNEE—The Division II Membership Committee of the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) recommended the membership application for Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), setting the stage for the Bison Athletic Department to move from NAIA to NCAA Division II. The committee’s decisions was reviewed by the NCAA Division II Management Council as part of its...

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Students share Christ’s love in Brazil amid World Cup frenzy
Jul07

Students share Christ’s love in Brazil amid World Cup frenzy

>> by Alan Brant  Baptist Press writer   RIO DE JANEIRO (BP)—There were no flashbulbs or television cameras, only teammates—mostly children half his size and barefoot—who celebrated and mobbed Dane Van Ryckeghem after he assisted in a goal during the game. The frenzy of World Cup soccer had nothing on the jubilant Brazilian neighborhood kids playing with visitors from the United States on a soggy field on the outskirts of...

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Troubled Waters
Jun23

Troubled Waters

Editor: This column was originally published on First Things on 6-2-2014. It is reposted with permission. The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in America and has been since around 1960 when it bypassed Methodism in this category. Riding the wave of the post-World War II evangelical boom, Southern Baptists long ago moved beyond their old confines south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Southern Baptist churches...

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Moore leads tribute to Green Family of Hobby Lobby and Saeed Abedini
Jun17

Moore leads tribute to Green Family of Hobby Lobby and Saeed Abedini

>> by Elizabeth Wood ERLC media relations BALTIMORE, Md.—Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, initiated a time of prayer during his ERLC report for the Green Family of Hobby Lobby and Saeed Abedini for their heroic efforts in fighting for their faith and religious liberty around the world. Ronnie Floyd, president-elect of the SBC, led the prayer for...

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ERLC panelists say they’re optimistic Hobby Lobby will win religious liberty battle at Supreme Court
Jun10

ERLC panelists say they’re optimistic Hobby Lobby will win religious liberty battle at Supreme Court

BALTIMORE, Md., June 10, 2014—Panelists at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s event on “Hobby Lobby and the Future of Religious Liberty” said they’re optimistic that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in favor of the Christian-based organization at the upcoming ruling. Russell D. Moore, ERLC president, said the future of religious liberty is about both winning arguments in the court and also winning people to Christ. Moore...

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