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Bobay uses fitness to teach men to live for God
Apr05

Bobay uses fitness to teach men to live for God

“For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am made out of flesh, sold into sin’s power” (Rom. 7:14). “For if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. All those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons” (Rom. 8:13-14). Cody Bobay said the heart of his message is using fitness as a tool for increasing productivity to finish strong with the mission God...

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NCAA pressed to defend transgender athletes
Mar28

NCAA pressed to defend transgender athletes

NASHVILLE (BP)—As March Madness is happening, a homosexual advocacy group is pressuring the NCAA to exclude from its membership all schools with federal government approval to “discriminate” against transgender individuals on religious grounds. Southern Baptist seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. predicted the NCAA eventually will succumb to pressure from activists and grant the request to ban schools with a biblically orthodox...

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Hesskew uses sports to reach Poland
Mar21

Hesskew uses sports to reach Poland

Albert Hesskew remembers when God placed missions aon his heart. He was 7 years old, attending Vacation Bible School, and the passion never left him. He said God also blessed him with the ability to play sports and to coach. “Growing up, sports had always been a huge passion for me,” said Hesskew. “I had the opportunity to do relatively well in sports, even after high school.” He recalls a conversation he had with his wife Kirsten...

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ECU wins men’s & women’s BCM hoops tourney
Mar15

ECU wins men’s & women’s BCM hoops tourney

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) hosted a basketball tournament, March 5, featuring teams representing Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) from 22 state schools. East Central University (ECU) in Ada collected both the men’s and women’s tournament titles, as there were 22 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams competing. Members of the ECU women’s team included Emma Branton, Brook Hurst, Sadie Marino, Tia Mitchell and Shelby O’Dell....

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Holtz delivers inspirational message  during OBU’s Green and Gold Gala
Mar08

Holtz delivers inspirational message during OBU’s Green and Gold Gala

Former football coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz was the featured speaker during Oklahoma Baptist University’s (OBU) fourth annual Green and Gold Gala March 1 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Holtz delivered a message of faith, leadership and perseverance as he shared stories of his time on the sidelines and in the studio. The event helps raise funds for student scholarships at OBU. Holtz is best...

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FCA founder Don McClanen lifted sports into ministry
Mar01

FCA founder Don McClanen lifted sports into ministry

>> by Tim Ellsworth Union University associate vice president of university communications GERMANTOWN, Md. (BP)—Don McClanen, who founded Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in 1954 after enlisting the support of several Christians in sports, died Feb. 16 at age 91. More than 60 years after its founding, FCA is a worldwide ministry headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., with 1,200 staff members who use athletics as a means of...

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