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Dempsey finds strength in the Lord
Jun09

Dempsey finds strength in the Lord

>> by Brett Honeycutt   Managing Editor, Sports Spectrum   EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a re-print from a recent edition of Sports Spectrum. Published with permission.   Clint Dempsey was in kindergarten when he discovered that he loved soccer. The exhilaration of scoring goals was exactly what he needed to deepen his love for a game that has taken him all over the world and allowed him to play at soccer’s highest...

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OBU women’s soccer does pre-World Cup ministry
Jun02

OBU women’s soccer does pre-World Cup ministry

The 2014 World Cup begins June 12 and continues through July 13, as 32 “international football” teams will meet in Brazil to compete for the illustrious title in the world’s most popular sport. Preparing for the prominent event will be Oklahoma Baptist University’s (OBU) women’s soccer team which did some pre-World Cup ministry in Natal, May 26 – June 2. A group of 16 were involved in doing soccer clinics, playing “friendly” soccer...

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My visit with Coach Lower
May27

My visit with Coach Lower

I had a wonderful experience recently. I took a tour of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Growing up in Oklahoma and being a sports enthusiast, this was right up my alley. I also had an extra treat with Gary Lower as my own personal tour guide. I have gotten to know Lower in the past year, as we both are members of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. He has been a good source for me for coming up with...

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Couple’s focus: faith, family, music and baseball
May19

Couple’s focus: faith, family, music and baseball

>> by Aaron Earls  LifeWay Writer NASHVILLE (BP)—Ben and Julianna Zobrist know what it’s like to live under a microscope. Ben is a two-time Major League Baseball All-Star for the Tampa Bay Rays, while Julianna is a professional recording artist. But they are accustomed to people watching their every move—they both grew up as pastors’ kids. In their new book, Double Play (B&H Publishing), the Zobrists describe the real life...

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Faith pushes Boston Marathon winner across finish line
May12

Faith pushes Boston Marathon winner across finish line

>> by Andrew Branch  World News Service (WNS)—As he struggled through the last few miles of the Boston Marathon, winner Meb Keflezighi said he couldn’t even look up the hill. He had to take it one step at a time, a philosophy that has defined much of his life. Keflezighi battled nausea and pain to eke out the 26.2 miles in a personal-best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. He held off Kenya’s Wilson Chebet by 11 seconds a year...

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Christian stunt rider may appear on ‘America’s Got Talent’
May05

Christian stunt rider may appear on ‘America’s Got Talent’

One popular topic from this year’s Men’s Rewired retreat was something that occurred during last year’s retreat. Stunt rider Mike King drew a large crowd when he performed at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center in 2013. It was easy to understand how he could attract so many people, and his performance left quite the impact. Through his ministry, Kingdom Stunters, King performs for various church outreach events and school...

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