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MACU Hosts Luncheon Celebrating Legendary Race Relations Victory

Photo: Dick Soergel and Russell Perry today.

By Whitney Knight

As a part of Mid-America Christian University’s monthly E-Club lunch series for athletics supporters, local football legends Dick Soergel and Russell Perry held a Q&A session on March 29 at MACU’s campus in south Oklahoma City. In 1955, Soergel and Perry broke racial barriers when they quarterbacked opposing high school teams—Capitol Hill and Douglass—in the state’s first integrated football game. Continue reading

The Church of God in the U.S. Celebrates Thanksgiving

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Photo: Turkey giveaway at Jubilee Christian Church, Boston, MA (courtesy jubileeboston.org).

By Carl Stagner

In the Church of God in the United States, Thursday, November 24, 2016, will not just be another day to stay home from work. While many must clock in on Thanksgiving Day, others who don’t have to are choosing not to sleep in, kick back on the sofa, and watch football all day. Instead, they’re choosing to give back. Ephesians 2:10 is written on the tablet of their hearts, and their appetite for serving others is greater than their appetite for turkey and all the trimmings. They understand that thankfulness and giving go hand-in-hand, and that such values must not be restricted to the fourth Thursday in November. Nevertheless, in worship, in teaching, in good works, and in fellowship, the Church of God loves to celebrate Thanksgiving. Continue reading

NFL Star Coaches at Warner University

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Photo: Dallas Baker from his NFL days.

By Leigh Ann Wynn

Dallas Baker—“The Touchdown Maker”—sound familiar? You don’t have to be a Florida Gator fan to know who I’m talking about. Former captain of the University of Florida Gators football team, helping to win a National Championship, and then NFL Super Bowl champ, Dallas Baker is now the wide receiver coach at Warner University. Since joining the Warner team in July 2015, Baker has moved to Lake Wales, Florida, and taken the role at Warner on full-steam. Baker attributes the Lord bringing him to the Church of God college. Continue reading

EndZone: A “Fifth Quarter” Ministry of First Church, Tallmadge, Ohio

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By Holly Schoenstein

A ministry program for Tallmadge Middle School and High School students after the high school’s home football games on Fridays is continuing to grow. “EndZone, Tallmadge Fifth Quarter,” a program of First Church of God in Tallmadge, Ohio, takes place at the church after all of the high school’s home football games from 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM. October 9 and October 30 are the last program dates for this season. Continue reading

Football Coming to Warner University in 2013

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Warner University President Greg Hall is pleased to announce that football is coming to Warner University. Athletic Director Kevin Jones made the official announcement on Tuesday afternoon alongside newly appointed head coach Jeff Schaum. Warner will begin season competition in the fall of 2013. Continue reading