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‘Pray for Caleb’ 5K event has powerful results in participation, prayer
May05

‘Pray for Caleb’ 5K event has powerful results in participation, prayer

NEWCASTLE—“We just want Caleb to be fully restored. Our big prayer is that God, in a way that only He can, heals Caleb’s brain in such a way that it’s no mistake that God did it.” These were the words of Jeremy Freeman, pastor of Newcastle, First, in his interview with the Baptist Messenger just four and a half months ago. Freeman spoke of his son, Caleb, who, in December 2017, was involved in a car wreck. The wreck left Caleb, 16, in...

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On the mound: ‘Cured’ cancer patient believes God wants him to coach
Apr28

On the mound: ‘Cured’ cancer patient believes God wants him to coach

Marlin Dahlke wants to share how God has blessed his life. He claims God used cancer to help him realize how blessed his life is. In June 2015, Dahlke became ill, and his doctor revealed to him he had pancreatic cancer stage 4. Though he was in critical condition and told he had a five percent chance of survival, he did not panic. “The Lord gave me a peace in my heart,” he shared. “He gave me hope, a calmness. I felt no fear, no...

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OBU names Eaker new men’s basketball coach
Apr21

OBU names Eaker new men’s basketball coach

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) introduced its new men’s basketball coach, Jason Eaker, April 10, in a press conference in the Mabee Suite of the Noble Complex. Eaker, who spent one season in a Bison uniform before finishing his playing days at Hardin-Simmons University (HSU), grew up coming to OBU games. His father, Allen Eaker, is an OBU Athletics Hall of Famer who played on the 1966 OBU national championship basketball...

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Shroder pitches and preaches while at OBU
Apr14

Shroder pitches and preaches while at OBU

>> by Kedrick Nettleton OBU Athletics Communications Intern SHAWNEE—It can be easy, at times, to get discouraged with the state of major collegiate sports. So much of what is seen about the inner workings of sports programs can be seen as negative. Academic or moral scandals can cause many to become cynical. Thomas Shroder’s story is a great alternative and makes it easy to root for Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). One thing is...

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Detroit Red Wings’ David Booth knows God is in control
Apr07

Detroit Red Wings’ David Booth knows God is in control

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story first appeared in FCA’s Magazine March/April 2018 edition. “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people” (Col. 3:23). While my mother, Karen, was in labor with me, my father, Michael, was watching a Detroit Red Wings game in the hospital. So I can say, quite literally, that hockey has been a part of my life since the moment I came into this world....

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OBU softball player makes a difference in elder care
Mar31

OBU softball player makes a difference in elder care

>> by Kedrick Nettleton OBU Athletics Communications Intern SHAWNEE—If someone were to ask Hannah Danielson her plans for this weekend, or maybe next weekend, or maybe a weekend three months from now, odds are that she would know with precision. She takes being busy to a level above what most people think. It takes a special kind of person to be a collegiate student-athlete, the kind of person who is confident in their ability to...

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