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Olympics spotlight: Sharing Christ in Rio
Aug08

Olympics spotlight: Sharing Christ in Rio

>> by Tim Ellsworth Baptist Press RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (BP)—Sid Hopkins is an eye-catching sight when he visits the Olympics. The retired director of missions for the Atlanta-area Gwinnett Metro Association dons a hat and vest decorated with hundreds of pins that people aren’t bashful about inspecting. Hopkins trades pins with other Olympics fans while distributing pins made especially for the Olympics that tell the story of...

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Five Bison Headed to Rio
Aug01

Five Bison Headed to Rio

SHAWNEE—Five athletes with Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) ties will be representing five nations in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, which starts Aug. 5. Former OBU track athletes Michael Rodgers, Nickeisha Wilson and Akela Jones and swimmers AJ Barbar and Ines Remersaro compete in many events. Rodgers represents Team USA in the men’s 4×100 relay. Wilson is in the women’s 100 meter hurdles for Jamaica and Akela Jones represents...

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‘More than gold’ Parents of Olympian pray for, cheer on daughter
Jul29

‘More than gold’ Parents of Olympian pray for, cheer on daughter

STILLWATER—Many parents say they are proud of their children. Bruce and Janet Barringer would not be different, as they beam when asked about their three children. Ask the Barringers about their daughter Jenny Simpson, and they would be happy to discuss how she will be making her third appearance in the Olympics, running in the 1500m next month. Their son, John, is the oldest. He is currently an associate pastor at a church in...

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Sports film seeks 1 Cor. 10:31 movement
Jul18

Sports film seeks 1 Cor. 10:31 movement

>> by Diana Chandler Baptist Press NASHVILLE (BP)—The struggles of a Christian high school girls’ cross country team are used to discourage self-centeredness in “Remember the Goal,” the latest release of brothers Dave and Rich Christiano and Five & Two Pictures. The limited release film highlights 1 Cor. 10:31, exhorting “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God,” and drawing from the personal cross country competition...

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McLoud family fosters football player
Jul11

McLoud family fosters football player

>> by Kristi Prince, Correspondent MCLOUD—Aaron Smith is a young man of few words, but he has a story that needs to be told. This sophomore at Rose State College is well on his way to success in life, thanks to foster parents who love him as their own. Aaron entered the Department of Human Services (DHS) system at the age of 6, and was placed in nine different homes before he found the love and security of Val and Traci Gokey. ...

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Pat Summitt, NCAA’s winningest coach, dies
Jun28

Pat Summitt, NCAA’s winningest coach, dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history who professed her faith in Christ four years ago through baptism, died today (June 28) at age 64 after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Summitt, coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team from 1974-2012, was a member of Faith Promise Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Knoxville, Tenn. Her pastor, Chris...

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