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Seminary’s softball team gives post-game witness
Jan25

Seminary’s softball team gives post-game witness

>> by Eunsun Han SWBTS writer FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)—The inaugural softball team of seminarians wearing Southwestern-emblazoned jerseys wrapped up its first season in mid-December. Organized by master of divinity student Andrew Wroth, the team from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, tallied a 4-3-1 record in a fall league hosted by the Big League Dreams sports park in nearby Mansfield. The weekly tournaments provided...

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Men’s Rewired offers Super Bowl halftime show
Jan18

Men’s Rewired offers Super Bowl halftime show

Many across the nation will be watching the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. The men’s ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) is offering an alternative at halftime of the big game for church groups to watch. The Rewired Halftime Show features former college and NFL players Bubba Burcham and Kenyatta and Abraham Wright who will talk about football, faith, family and the Gospel. The 20-minute presentation is free for anyone...

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Suspended coach files discrimination complaint
Jan05

Suspended coach files discrimination complaint

>> by Lynde Langdon  WORLD News Service and Messenger staff contributing BREMERTON, Wash. (BP)—A Bremerton, Wash., high school football coach suspended for praying on the field after games has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Coach Joe Kennedy, assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach at Bremerton High School, claims the school district violated his rights by prohibiting...

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Lou Holtz to Speak at OBU Green and Gold Gala March 1
Dec21

Lou Holtz to Speak at OBU Green and Gold Gala March 1

SHAWNEE—Lou Holtz, legendary football coach and ESPN analyst (2004-2015), will be the featured speaker during the fourth annual Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Green and Gold Gala Tues., March 1, 2016, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Holtz will bring his message of faith, leadership and perseverance as he shares stories of his time on the sidelines and in the studio. Holtz has established himself...

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NFL’s Watson: ‘Changed hearts’ can heal racial divide
Dec14

NFL’s Watson: ‘Changed hearts’ can heal racial divide

>> by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS assistant director of news & information NEW ORLEANS (BP)—Race is an issue that continues to divide, said New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson during a book signing at the LifeWay campus store at New Orleans Seminary (NOBTS). The solution is “changed hearts” in Christ, Watson said. The event fell on Nov. 24, the one-year anniversary of the ruling in the racially charged Ferguson, Mo.,...

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3-day bike trek spotlights Cooperative Program
Dec07

3-day bike trek spotlights Cooperative Program

>> by Jean Bihn  AZSBC writer YUMA, Ariz. (BP)—Eight men. Sixteen wheels. 182 miles. One objective—to draw attention to the Cooperative Program’s (CP) vital work. Decked out in matching blue and white cycling jerseys, an eight-man team began a grueling three-day, 182-mile bicycle ride Nov. 9 from the site of the 2016 Arizona Southern Baptist Convention (AZSBC) annual meeting, Palm Vista Church in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise....

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