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Shroder pitches and preaches while at OBU
Apr14

Shroder pitches and preaches while at OBU

>> by Kedrick Nettleton OBU Athletics Communications Intern SHAWNEE—It can be easy, at times, to get discouraged with the state of major collegiate sports. So much of what is seen about the inner workings of sports programs can be seen as negative. Academic or moral scandals can cause many to become cynical. Thomas Shroder’s story is a great alternative and makes it easy to root for Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). One thing...

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Detroit Red Wings’ David Booth knows God is in control
Apr07

Detroit Red Wings’ David Booth knows God is in control

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story first appeared in FCA’s Magazine March/April 2018 edition. “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people” (Col. 3:23). While my mother, Karen, was in labor with me, my father, Michael, was watching a Detroit Red Wings game in the hospital. So I can say, quite literally, that hockey has been a part of my life since the moment I came into this world....

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OBU softball player makes a difference in elder care
Mar31

OBU softball player makes a difference in elder care

>> by Kedrick Nettleton OBU Athletics Communications Intern SHAWNEE—If someone were to ask Hannah Danielson her plans for this weekend, or maybe next weekend, or maybe a weekend three months from now, odds are that she would know with precision. She takes being busy to a level above what most people think. It takes a special kind of person to be a collegiate student-athlete, the kind of person who is confident in their ability...

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Bethany, Council Road hosts Easter Run, supports girls program
Mar24

Bethany, Council Road hosts Easter Run, supports girls program

BETHANY—As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Glenda Bitner knows why the 8th annual Easter Run benefiting the House of Healing is important. Hundreds of runners participate in the 10K and 5K races and the One-Mile Fun Walk. The event is March 31, at The Cube at Bethany, Council Road. House of Healing is a local organization that helps teenage girls, many with difficult pasts like Bitner, find emotional and spiritual healing and...

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ESPN features Edmond basketball stand-out for her mission-minded approach to life
Mar17

ESPN features Edmond basketball stand-out for her mission-minded approach to life

EDMOND—For some athletes, their primary focus lies on their sport of expertise. For Katelyn Levings, her faith and passion for serving others is primary to her sport. Levings, a sophomore at Edmond Memorial High School and member at Edmond, Oakdale was recently featured by ESPN writer Walter Villa on the sports network’s website, ESPNW, that exists “to serve women as fans and athletes.” Levings is a stand-out basketball player at...

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‘I Can Only Imagine’ a ‘leap forward’ from previous films, director Jon Erwin says
Mar14

‘I Can Only Imagine’ a ‘leap forward’ from previous films, director Jon Erwin says

The same filmmakers behind Woodlawn, Mom’s Night Out and October Baby are set to release their next film in just a few days – and director Jon Erwin believes it might be their best one yet. I Can Only Imagine (PG) will debut in theaters March 16, telling the story behind one of the most popular songs in the history of Christian contemporary music. The film follows the life of MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, who grew up in a home...

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