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Relationships matter to new OBU men’s basketball coach
Aug11

Relationships matter to new OBU men’s basketball coach

SHAWNEE—Life can be about relationships. The common phrase “it’s all about who you know” does not have to mean getting breaks in life because of connections with certain people. It could mean who you know defines who you are. For Jason Eaker, he is grateful for the relationships he has with family and friends who have supported him throughout his life. More importantly, he is thankful for the relationship with Who he knows, Jesus....

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Members of OBU Cross Country Team Serve Ecuador
Aug04

Members of OBU Cross Country Team Serve Ecuador

SHAWNEE—Members of the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) men’s and women’s cross country teams recently completed a mission trip, in partnership with Marlow, First to Mindo, Ecuador. “I was so proud of the girls that had the opportunity to go and serve in Ecuador,” OBU women’s cross country head coach Matt Kennedy said. “It was an incredible experience for the two seniors and two freshmen who went.” Serving out their mission on the...

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A winning way: Coach, pastor mentors on the field and off
Jul28

A winning way: Coach, pastor mentors on the field and off

NORMAN—Both occupations build people up and offer encouragement. They both speak impassioned words on a regular basis. And they both are well-known jobs on the field of life. Today’s pastors and coaches have many things in common. It just so happens that at least one man in central Oklahoma literally does both. Pastor Mat McIntosh of Norman, Blue Lakes, also serves as athletic director and high school football coach for Community...

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After 36 years, Lynn still competing in Special Olympics
Jul21

After 36 years, Lynn still competing in Special Olympics

  U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won a record 28 Olympic medals during his career, 10 more than his closest competitor, Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina with 18. Compare that achievement with an athlete residing in Oklahoma City who has garnered hundreds of ribbons and medals, not only in swimming, but also in weight lifting, gymnastics, track, cross country and downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as in the team sports of softball,...

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World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown
Jul16

World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (BP) — Russia’s 2016 law restricting evangelism may have curtailed some traditional Gospel-sharing efforts at World Cup venues this summer. But through innovative witnessing techniques — like soccer viewing parties at churches and jazz band concerts — evangelicals still have managed to harness the world’s largest sporting event for Gospel witness. “I don’t know anything...

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Falls Creek enjoys new rec activities this summer
Jul14

Falls Creek enjoys new rec activities this summer

DAVIS—Basketball and volleyball continue to be the most popular recreational activities during the summer youth weeks at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. But down at the Riverfront Recreation Area, campers also participate in softball, kickball, horseshoes, as well as two new activities—disc golf and slingshot target games. “The slingshot took the place of extreme cornhole,” said Pete Petree, Falls Creek staff and recreation...

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