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Nationals’ Rendon more ‘Christian’ than ‘baseball player’
Oct22

Nationals’ Rendon more ‘Christian’ than ‘baseball player’

HOUSTON (BP)—For Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals, being a superstar baseball player comes with a lot of baggage that he can do without. He doesn’t like doing interviews. He doesn’t like being idolized. He’d prefer simply to do his job on the field and not have to deal with everything that comes along with it. “He is just a genuinely humble guy,” said Gregg Matte, senior pastor of Houston,...

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Adoh on the go: OU track athlete still serving God, has Olympic goals
Oct18

Adoh on the go: OU track athlete still serving God, has Olympic goals

NORMAN—Baptist Messenger readers were introduced to Andrew Doherty earlier this year. Known by his nickname “Adoh,” he first appeared in the Jan. 24 edition, which shared his life-changing experience of surrendering his life to Christ while a member of the track team at the University of Oklahoma (OU). The Boston native had no previous knowledge of what it meant to be a Christian, but Adoh’s exposure to Christianity grew extensively...

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OBU Football to host first night game Sept. 7
Aug17

OBU Football to host first night game Sept. 7

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) will host its first night game against Henderson State, 6 p.m. on Sept. 7 at Crain Family Stadium at the Hurt Complex. Game time for OBU’s matchup at East Central on Sept. 28 also has been moved to 6 p.m. “We’re excited to see this project come to fruition,” said OBU director of athletics Robert Davenport. “Being able to schedule games in the evening, especially in September, will enhance the...

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‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight
Aug03

‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which focused on prayer. And, yes, I cried again while watching a screener of their latest film, Overcomer, which opens in theaters Aug. 23 and follows the story of a basketball coach and a high school cross country athlete who are...

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Gold medalist Scott Hamilton to speak at Angels of Destiny (Aug. 29)
Jul19

Gold medalist Scott Hamilton to speak at Angels of Destiny (Aug. 29)

Olympic gold medalist and figure skating commentator Scott Hamilton will be the featured speaker at Deaconness Pregnancy and Adoption’s (DPA) event titled Angels of Destiny. On Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Angels of Destiny will promote the services DPA provides to expectant parents, adoptive families and children. Hamilton was adopted at six weeks old, and he currently has two adopted children...

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‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July family-friendly lineup
Jul06

‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July family-friendly lineup

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ go-to for entertainment. My goal is to broaden their horizons beyond the typical...

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