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Q&A with Caleb Castille, star of ‘Woodlawn’
Nov09

Q&A with Caleb Castille, star of ‘Woodlawn’

DUNCAN—Caleb Castille plays Tony Nathan in the Christian-themed movie “Woodlawn.” He and his father Jeremiah Castille were special guests at Duncan, First, Nov. 1. Jeremiah, a former NFL player and ordained minister, preached during the morning service, while Caleb spoke at a Sunday evening event after Duncan, First hosted two afternoon showings of “Woodlawn” that attracted more than 600 people in Duncan and surrounding communities....

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Movie review: ‘Woodlawn,’ much more than expected
Oct26

Movie review: ‘Woodlawn,’ much more than expected

This is more than a football movie. If movie enthusiasts were expecting “Woodlawn” to be similar to other gridiron flicks like “Remember the Titans” or another faith-based film “Facing the Giants,” they will find out there is much more to the story. Recently released in theaters, “Woodlawn” is a Christian-themed movie that tells the story of what happened when a high school football team in the early 1970s committed their lives to...

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Lowrey shares officiating stories in ‘Officially Christian’
Oct19

Lowrey shares officiating stories in ‘Officially Christian’

Don Lowrey was a high school sports official for 37 years, from 1976-2013. He also has been featured in The Baptist Messenger, even recently in the Feb. 12 Messenger as he reminisced about his kidnapping experience 40 years ago. Lowrey wrote a book titled I Didn’t Have A Prayer, But That’s What Saved Me that gives details about being kidnapped, beaten with bricks, shot in the head and left for dead. But because of prayer, Lowrey was...

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Bison Snag First NCAA Football Win
Oct07

Bison Snag First NCAA Football Win

Four weeks of frustration turned into football joy Saturday as Oklahoma Baptist claimed its first NCAA gridiron victory, 56-28, over Arkansas-Monticello. The Boll Weevils struck first, but the Bison struck more often with 410 rushing yards and 503 yards total offense. The OBU offense resembled the successful running offense of last season with two 100-yard rushers. Jordan Barnes ran for 171 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries, while...

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Yogi Berra lives on in sermons
Oct06

Yogi Berra lives on in sermons

NEW YORK (BP)—When former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra died Sept. 22 at age 90, the sports world lost a 13-time World Series champion. Some preachers, meanwhile, lost a source of sermon material who mixed humor with wisdom. Southern Baptist pastors—Ken Whitten, Jack Graham, James Merritt and, according to Merritt, Adrian Rogers among them—have long quoted Berra’s famous “Yogi-isms.” Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972,...

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OBU football coach & wife live out foster care
Sep29

OBU football coach & wife live out foster care

>> by Kristi Prince Guest Writer SHAWNEE—Chris Jensen may be best known for his role as head coach of the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football team, but this quiet-spoken, contemplative leader will be quick to tell you that more important than  plays on the field, is the influence he has in shaping his young players into men of God. “In today’s society, many kids are not getting the fundamental qualities they need to be...

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