October 2000 News Articles

Arkansas Pastor Says Extreme Generation Needs Extreme Christians

October 27, 2000—An extreme generation needs to feel the impact of extreme Christian lives, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, pastor of First Baptist Church of Springdale, Ark., told Oklahoma Baptist University students during the Wednesday chapel service, Oct. 25."Your generation is known to be an extreme generation," said…

Homecoming 2000 Promises a Wealth of Activity

October 23, 2000—"The Celebration of the Century," OBU's Homecoming celebration Nov. 10-11, promises a wealth of activity for participants. The weekend will offer more than 60 events, including special reunion programs for alumni from class years which end in "0" and "5." "We anticipate a great time as alumni…

OBU Faculty Trained to be State Education Program Reviewers

October 23, 2000—Dr. Deborah Blue, dean of the college of arts and sciences at Oklahoma Baptist University, and Dr. Pamela Robinson, director of teacher education, were trained as National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education program reviewers by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher…

Speaker Encourages Students ‘to be Chained to Christ’

October 23, 2000—With an axe, two logs and nails, Joe White, the president of Kanakuk-Kanakomo Kamps, Inc., and founder of Kids Across America, built a cross during the chapel address at Oklahoma Baptist University, Wednesday, Oct. 18.White described the event of the cross as the central figure in all of…

Texas Pastor Challenges Students to Run to Win

October 13, 2000—The Christian life is a race, said Dr. Michael D. Dean, pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, during the chapel service at Oklahoma Baptist University, Wednesday, Oct. 11. "As a Christian you are in the race," he said. "The challenge is to decide how you are going to…

Broken Arrow Pastor Encourages Students to Be Passionate

October 6, 2000—"Rise up O men of God, be done with lesser things," said W.C. "Nick" Garland, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, quoting an old hymn, during the chapel service, Oct. 4, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Garland told students he had no sermon to preach but just one thought to…

Gaskin Lecturer Presents Black Baptist History

October 6, 2000—The first African American graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, Dr. Eric A. Mayes, pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, returned to the university's campus as an authority on Black Baptist History for the Gaskin Lectureship, Oct. 2. Mayes, the highlighted speaker for the…

OBU Professor Publishes Ninth Book

October 6, 2000—Dr. Ronald Duncan, Oklahoma Baptist University professor of anthropology, recently completed the book "Crafts, Capitalism and Women," published by the University of Florida Press. This is Duncan's ninth book - his second on the art of ceramics in Colombia."Crafts, Capitalism and Women" is a…