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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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Kevin Durant & God’s Will
Aug11

Kevin Durant & God’s Will

At the end of July, a popular topic in the sports world was what team would have NBA MVP Kevin Durant on its roster in 2016. In case everybody has forgotten, we are currently experiencing the year 2014. This means many sports media members were getting paid to report two weeks ago on a decision that will not be made until two years from now. There will be two NBA seasons before Durant decides where his future paychecks will come. Do I...

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Christian McCarthyism: Tony Dungy
Aug04

Christian McCarthyism: Tony Dungy

There is a new McCarthyism sweeping across our cultural landscape. The target of the prodding tongs and loaded questions is not a political viewpoint, ethnic group or social bias. The enemy of the state is those who hold to a biblical worldview. Recently, Tony Dungy, former Super Bowl winning coach, author, speaker, and current NFL commentator, found the red dot on his chest of the new Christian McCarthyism. What was his crime? He...

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Stunt riders have impact on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Jul28

Stunt riders have impact on ‘America’s Got Talent’

The May 8 Baptist Messenger featured a story on stunt rider Mike King auditioning for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in April with Real Encounter ministries, as they were asked to come by the show’s producers. King was a popular attraction during the 2013 Men’s Rewired retreat at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, and he and his ministry teammates, including Brad Bennett, president of Real Encounter, drew rave reviews...

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