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‘I Can Only Imagine’ a ‘leap forward’ from previous films, director Jon Erwin says
Mar14

‘I Can Only Imagine’ a ‘leap forward’ from previous films, director Jon Erwin says

The same filmmakers behind Woodlawn, Mom’s Night Out and October Baby are set to release their next film in just a few days – and director Jon Erwin believes it might be their best one yet. I Can Only Imagine (PG) will debut in theaters March 16, telling the story behind one of the most popular songs in the history of Christian contemporary music. The film follows the life of MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, who grew up in a home...

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3 major faith-based films hit theaters in March
Mar12

3 major faith-based films hit theaters in March

If you like faith-based movies, then you’re going to love the month of March. That’s because three high-profile faith films will release on three consecutive weekends this month. Here is a quick rundown: I Can Only Imagine (PG, March 16)—Made by the same filmmakers behind Woodlawn and Mom’s Night Out, this one tells the story behind one of the most popular Christian songs of the modern era. It also shows the humble beginnings of the...

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Former missionaries reunite during Olympics ministry
Mar10

Former missionaries reunite during Olympics ministry

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (BP)—Tom Daniel and Clarke Skelton, along with their families, spent a combined 40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries serving in South Korea. The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang gave them a chance for a reunion in the country they both love immensely. Daniel, who is now retired and lives in Colorado, and Skelton, who is pastor of Valley Grande Church in Valley Grande, Ala., both returned to South Korea during...

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OBU FB coaches lead Japan team to International Bowl win
Mar02

OBU FB coaches lead Japan team to International Bowl win

>> by Kedrick Nettleton OBU Athletic Communications intern DALLAS—Though not many people know it, American football is growing fast around the world, and in January, the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football team was able to be a part of a major international football event. Members of the OBU coaching staff, including Head Coach Chris Jensen, coached the Japanese team to victory in the annual International Bowl, in Dallas,...

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Five-time Olympian Clark embraces mentor role
Feb24

Five-time Olympian Clark embraces mentor role

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (BP)—Kelly Clark remembers every detail about the day that changed her life when she was a 14-year-old high school freshman. She had recorded the snowboarding competition during the Olympics in Nagano, Japan. It was the first year for snowboarding to be an Olympic event. After school, she took the VHS tape and watched. “That was the moment for me where I said, ‘This is what I want to do with my life,’” Clark...

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Ready for the Olympics? Invite the neighbors
Feb13

Ready for the Olympics? Invite the neighbors

>> by Grace Thorton IMB writer RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—It was like a blind date with the whole world watching. There at the 2012 Olympic pentathlon event in London, not one of the athletes knew which horse they would be riding during the equestrian show-jumping leg of the competition. Each athlete was given 20 minutes to test-ride their steed and figure out their horse’s personality before they were sent out onto the international...

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