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Churches host summer outreach sports camps
Aug12

Churches host summer outreach sports camps

For families involved in sports, Oklahoma summertime can often be associated with one sports camp after another, late nights at the ball fields and loads upon loads of laundry, washing the dirt off children’s sports uniforms. Churches across the state have taken notice to the importance of sports and now offer summer sports camps to children of all ages. At Ardmore, First; Marlow, First; Midwest City, First and Oklahoma City, Trinity,...

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Duncan rides to ‘Finish Well’ on cross-country trek
Aug05

Duncan rides to ‘Finish Well’ on cross-country trek

When some find a cause that they feel passionate about, they might buy a t-shirt or post about it on a social media site, both worthy courses of action. However, not many people can say they were so passionate about at-risk senior adults they are willing to bike across the country. But Alisa Duncan can. Previously, Duncan has ridden her bicycle from the seminary where she serves as a Baptist missionary in Guerrero, Mexico to Oklahoma...

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OBU approved for full NCAA membership
Jul29

OBU approved for full NCAA membership

SHAWNEE— Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) cleared the final hurdle in its three-year transitional journey to the NCAA Friday with a recommendation of full membership from the NCAA Membership Committee. As full members, the Bison will be able to participate in conference and NCAA postseason events. OBU’s NCAA membership becomes effective Sept. 1. “Getting the news that OBU has made it through the NCAA Division II membership process...

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From OKC to Canada on two wheels: Baptist missionary to ride bicycle 2,500-plus miles for a cause
Jul01

From OKC to Canada on two wheels: Baptist missionary to ride bicycle 2,500-plus miles for a cause

This summer, Alisa Duncan, a Baptist missionary serving in Mexico, will ride her bicycle all the way from Oklahoma City to Alberta, Canada. The forthcoming journey, which will last more than 50 days and extend more than 2,500 miles, is to raise awareness and funds for a special ministry in Mexico. Duncan is a familiar face to many Oklahoma Baptists. She has lived and served for more than 15 years in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, as a...

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Raiders’ Carr says tithing tops priority list
Jun30

Raiders’ Carr says tithing tops priority list

NASHVILLE (BP) — When Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr signed a contract extension making him the highest paid player in NFL history, he was quick to identify one of his top priorities — tithing. “The first thing I’ll do is I’ll pay my tithe like I have since I was in college getting $700 on a scholarship check,” Carr said at a June 23 press conference following the signing. “That...

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2018 VBS aims to help kids get their ‘game on!’
Jun24

2018 VBS aims to help kids get their ‘game on!’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—As fans across the nation celebrate the NBA and NHL championships, LifeWay Christian Resources is adding to the sports enthusiasm by announcing “Game On!” as its 2018 Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme. The theme is designed to help kids gear up for life’s big game by teaching them Jesus has provided all they need for the journey to which God calls them, LifeWay VBS specialist Melita Thomas said. “Kids are under so...

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