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OBU approved for full NCAA membership
Jul29

OBU approved for full NCAA membership

SHAWNEE— Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) cleared the final hurdle in its three-year transitional journey to the NCAA Friday with a recommendation of full membership from the NCAA Membership Committee. As full members, the Bison will be able to participate in conference and NCAA postseason events. OBU’s NCAA membership becomes effective Sept. 1. “Getting the news that OBU has made it through the NCAA Division II membership process...

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From OKC to Canada on two wheels: Baptist missionary to ride bicycle 2,500-plus miles for a cause
Jul01

From OKC to Canada on two wheels: Baptist missionary to ride bicycle 2,500-plus miles for a cause

This summer, Alisa Duncan, a Baptist missionary serving in Mexico, will ride her bicycle all the way from Oklahoma City to Alberta, Canada. The forthcoming journey, which will last more than 50 days and extend more than 2,500 miles, is to raise awareness and funds for a special ministry in Mexico. Duncan is a familiar face to many Oklahoma Baptists. She has lived and served for more than 15 years in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, as a...

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Raiders’ Carr says tithing tops priority list
Jun30

Raiders’ Carr says tithing tops priority list

NASHVILLE (BP) — When Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr signed a contract extension making him the highest paid player in NFL history, he was quick to identify one of his top priorities — tithing. “The first thing I’ll do is I’ll pay my tithe like I have since I was in college getting $700 on a scholarship check,” Carr said at a June 23 press conference following the signing. “That...

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2018 VBS aims to help kids get their ‘game on!’
Jun24

2018 VBS aims to help kids get their ‘game on!’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—As fans across the nation celebrate the NBA and NHL championships, LifeWay Christian Resources is adding to the sports enthusiasm by announcing “Game On!” as its 2018 Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme. The theme is designed to help kids gear up for life’s big game by teaching them Jesus has provided all they need for the journey to which God calls them, LifeWay VBS specialist Melita Thomas said. “Kids are under so...

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OBU baseball wins second NCCAA crown
Jun10

OBU baseball wins second NCCAA crown

MASON, Ohio—Oklahoma Baptist  University celebrated its second walk-off National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association World Series championship in as many seasons with 7-6 10th-inning victory over Campbellsville, Sat., May 27. Josh Timms, Jr. LF, lifted a one-out fly ball to left-center and senior secondbaseman Kevin Olmeda’s nifty slide completed the game-winning sacrifice fly and a rally that saw the Bison trailing 6-2 after...

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Former NFL player found faith at Falls Creek
Jun10

Former NFL player found faith at Falls Creek

Many lives have been transformed over the past 100 years of ministry at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. People of all ages and backgrounds come to the hallowed camp grounds and experience the Lord’s presence, some for the very first time. This was the case for David Nelson who played football for the University of Florida and caught the game-winning pass from Tim Tebow in the 2009 BCS Championship against the University of...

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