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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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OBU Football starts season with a road win
Sep08

OBU Football starts season with a road win

WINFIELD, Kan.—What a difference a year made for the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football team. After seven turnovers led to a 26-22 opening day loss to Southwestern (Kan.) College in 2013, the Bison posted a 47-17 win Sat., Aug. 30 to start the 2014 campaign against the Moundbuilders. OBU turned the ball over just once, and that on a deep throw down the field late in the first half. The Bison got a Zack Bishop fumble recovery...

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Hispanic church uses soccer to reach children for Christ
Sep02

Hispanic church uses soccer to reach children for Christ

This summer, every country was engrossed with what was happening in Brazil as teams from all over the globe came to compete in the World Cup. It is no secret that soccer has an international draw. It also is no secret that the Latino population is growing in the United States overall, and especially in Oklahoma. State Hispanic churches are branching out in their respective communities as they see the need to connect with this...

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Green Country Camp hosts ‘rock crawlers’
Aug28

Green Country Camp hosts ‘rock crawlers’

>> Special to the Baptist Messenger DISNEY—Big tires, plus big engines, plus big rocks equals rock crawlers’ dreams. That combination has been very familiar in Disney, on the south end of Grand Lake in Northeast Oklahoma for many years now. Rock crawlers, as they are so named for the ability to traverse difficult terrain consisting of boulders, mud trails, and sheer rock walls, can be Jeeps, offroad pick-ups and now more the...

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Strawberry shares hope at Night of Hope OKC
Aug25

Strawberry shares hope at Night of Hope OKC

Darryl Strawberry is known for his success in Major League Baseball. Almost 20 years ago, the All-Star outfielder helped the New York Mets capture the 1986 World Series. That season, he recorded 27 home runs and 93 RBI. He was voted to the All-Star game eight consecutive years, and in the late 90s, was a member of the New York Yankees, which won three World Series titles. Strawberry’s life also was marred by addiction, but on Fri.,...

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Jenks strength coach finds strength in God
Aug18

Jenks strength coach finds strength in God

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Opal Shenbrenner. An author and former consultant for the Sunday School Board for the Southern Baptist Convention, she wrote this article about her grandson, Jordan Johnson. Who would have thought a young man from a farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle would one day be the head strength coach at Jenks High School, one of the largest high schools in Oklahoma? Jordan Johnson always knew God had a...

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