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‘Grace-filled’ Warner selected to Hall of Fame
Feb18

‘Grace-filled’ Warner selected to Hall of Fame

HOUSTON (BP)—After coming up short in his first two years of eligibility, Kurt Warner is finally a Pro Football Hall of Famer. The former NFL quarterback, often known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, was picked for the honor Feb. 4 by the 48-member selection committee. He was selected along with LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Morten Andersen, Jason Taylor, Jerry Jones and Kenny Easley. Warner won two MVP awards...

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Upward Sports advances programs while advancing the Gospel
Feb11

Upward Sports advances programs while advancing the Gospel

DEL CITY—Colby Morris led two breakout sessions during the State Evangelism Conference (SEC), and the national Upward Sports representative shared how the popular Christian sports league for children and youth is expanding throughout 47 states and teaming up with more than 1,500 churches nationwide. Upward Sports is popular in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, but many church leaders across Oklahoma attended Morris’ breakout sessions...

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Discipline and dedication keys Brown’s swimming success
Feb04

Discipline and dedication keys Brown’s swimming success

Daniel Brown’s first experience of competitive swimming came when he was 8. He did not finish well. In fact, he said he was beaten by girls almost half his age. Ask Daniel’s father, Jim, or his high school swimming coach Linda Wiginton, and they both will say one of Daniel’s greatest strengths is his dedication and discipline. And Daniel’s dedication to swimming definitely was sparked when he was 8. “I wanted to beat out those...

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Why Phil. 4:13 doesn’t mean what you think
Jan28

Why Phil. 4:13 doesn’t mean what you think

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on the AthletesinAction.org website. Waldron grew up in Stillwater and was a member of the gymnastics team at the University of Oklahoma. Our capacity for survival and achievement is truly staggering! We’ve all heard jaw-dropping tales of people enduring unthinkable conditions—some as a result of tragedy and others out of a desire to push the physical and mental boundaries of human...

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NEW RESEARCH: Are churches cancelling services for the Super Bowl?
Jan26

NEW RESEARCH: Are churches cancelling services for the Super Bowl?

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— For churches that have Sunday night activities, most pastors say it’s still “game on” despite the big game next weekend. According to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, 68 percent of Protestant pastors say their church typically has some activity on Sunday night. And among those pastors, almost 6 in 10 (59 percent) say they will continue as normal on the night of the Super Bowl. “It is easy to think...

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Dowell continues figure skating dream at OBU
Jan21

Dowell continues figure skating dream at OBU

SHAWNEE—The first time four year-old Hannah Dowell watched Tara Lipinski skate in the Olympics, she knew skating was something she wanted to try. Eighteen years later, she is now a nationally-ranked figure skater and still going strong. “I saw Tara Lipinski win the Olympics, and I asked my parents if I could go to an ice rink,” Dowell said.  “I just kind of got hooked after that.” Dowell began competing not long after getting into...

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