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Why Phil. 4:13 doesn’t mean what you think
Jan28

Why Phil. 4:13 doesn’t mean what you think

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on the AthletesinAction.org website. Waldron grew up in Stillwater and was a member of the gymnastics team at the University of Oklahoma. Our capacity for survival and achievement is truly staggering! We’ve all heard jaw-dropping tales of people enduring unthinkable conditions—some as a result of tragedy and others out of a desire to push the physical and mental boundaries of human...

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NEW RESEARCH: Are churches cancelling services for the Super Bowl?
Jan26

NEW RESEARCH: Are churches cancelling services for the Super Bowl?

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— For churches that have Sunday night activities, most pastors say it’s still “game on” despite the big game next weekend. According to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, 68 percent of Protestant pastors say their church typically has some activity on Sunday night. And among those pastors, almost 6 in 10 (59 percent) say they will continue as normal on the night of the Super Bowl. “It is easy to think...

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Dowell continues figure skating dream at OBU
Jan21

Dowell continues figure skating dream at OBU

SHAWNEE—The first time four year-old Hannah Dowell watched Tara Lipinski skate in the Olympics, she knew skating was something she wanted to try. Eighteen years later, she is now a nationally-ranked figure skater and still going strong. “I saw Tara Lipinski win the Olympics, and I asked my parents if I could go to an ice rink,” Dowell said.  “I just kind of got hooked after that.” Dowell began competing not long after getting into...

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Janzen goes the distance for the hungry
Jan14

Janzen goes the distance for the hungry

SHAWNEE—When most 16 year-olds get a driver’s license, the first thing they might think about is all the places they can go with their friends. Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) sophomore biochemistry major Jacob Janzen, however, decided to use his license to help others. Janzen came to OBU on a track scholarship where he runs in long distance events. This year Janzen made All-Great American Conference and NCCAA All-American. When...

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Edmond pastor uses CrossFit to connect with community
Jan07

Edmond pastor uses CrossFit to connect with community

EDMOND—It’s the New Year. Many people make all kinds of resolutions, but most of these promises involve improving one’s health and fitness. Blake Gideon would be an example of not only health improvement but also applying this personal goal with ministry and outreach. The pastor of Edmond, First has been doing CrossFit training for a few years and has expanded his involvement in the competitive fitness sport as a way to connect with...

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OBU Cross Country: 2016 in Review
Dec31

OBU Cross Country: 2016 in Review

SHAWNEE—The Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) cross country teams capped a successful season with strong finishes at the NCCAA National Championships in November. The Lady Bison repeated as national runner-up and the OBU men placed fourth—a move up from last year. Jacob Janzen led the Bison with a ninth-place finish, capturing NCCAA All-America honors. Janzen also earned First-Team All-Great American Conference with freshman DeAngelo...

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