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NFL analyst Heath Evans commits each day to God
Sep29

NFL analyst Heath Evans commits each day to God

>> by Roman Gabriel Biblical Recorder columnist Editor’s Note: The following was featured in the July 19 edition of the Biblical Recorder, the state paper for North Carolina Baptists. The Seattle Seahawks drafted Heath Evans in the third round of the 2001 National Football League (NFL) Draft. He previously played football at Auburn University, was a fullback for 10 years with the Miami Dolphins and then the New England Patriots....

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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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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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