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Resurrection Purpose

March 20, 2024

Jesus is focused on purpose—life. Jesus is the life! Today. For you. Right now. Resurrection life that empowers you to endure now and guarantees the ultimate victory over death. Jesus is asking us to trust him to work his purpose in and through and out of your suffering. Your future is certain, and his purpose now is clear: "I am the resurrection and the life."

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Three Ouachita seniors intern for U.S. Sen. Boozman

January 19, 2023

Three students from Ouachita Baptist University completed a five-week congressional internship for U.S. Sen. John Boozman this summer. Noah Sanders, a senior political science and Christian studies double major from Little Rock, Ark., and Sarah Spakes, a senior political science and public history double major from Benton, Ark., interned in Boozman’s Washington, D.C., office while Kathryn Totty, a senior political science and communications & media double major from Camden, Ark., interned in Boozman’s El Dorado office.

Kaitlyn Norris

A life-changing experience

December 05, 2022

Many Christians have a chance to go on a mission trip, whether it be local or somewhere no one would ever think about going. At Ouachita, students are given the opportunity to travel and share their gifts and talents with people around the world. This summer, I got to travel to Poland to work with Breakthrough, teaching English to university students as well as having the opportunity to share God’s word.

Madison Burch Offenbacker

From the "Ouachitonian": Madison Burch Offenbacker

May 03, 2021

Madison (Burch) Offenbacker, a 2020 Christian studies graduate from Benton, La., knew she had a heart for God, and people knew it even in elementary school.

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Tiger For Life Podcast: Levi Dade ('23) Pandemic Podcasting

October 05, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger For Life podcast, we hear from Ouachita student Levi Dade ('23). Levi is a sophomore Christian Studies and Spanish major from Senatobia, Miss. Levi shares about his journey to Ouachita, his love of Tiger Tunes, his favorite Ouachita memories so far and about his podcast he started during quarantine this summer, "Defending Christianity."

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What does the Bible say about race?

June 23, 2020

Any serious biblical study of race or ethnicity should start in Genesis 1. The Bible does not start off with the creation of a special or privileged race of people. When the first human being is created he is simply called Adam, which is Hebrew for “humankind.”

Slaton Teague

From the Ouachitonian: Slaton Teague

January 20, 2020

Serving as a student minister gave Slaton Teague the opportunity to live out God’s will for his life. A senior Christian studies major with an emphasis in Biblical studies and Christian ministry from White Oak, Texas, Teague spent the past three years pouring into students as an intern, associate pastor and now a student pastor. His time at Ouachita shaped him into a lifelong learner as he continued to build relationships with students.

Dr. David W. Bebbington will present “Evangelicals: Who They Have Been, Are Now, and Could Be” for Ouachita’s Birkett Williams Lecture on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall.

Ouachita to host church history scholar David Bebbington on Oct. 7 for Birkett Williams Lecture

September 24, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University will host Dr. David W. Bebbington, visiting professor at Baylor University, for a lecture on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center.

Cole Jester

It's been an honor: How Ouachita's Honors Program led me to pursue law and serve Arkansas

June 19, 2019

When I was 14 years old, I knew I had to go to a place that I had only just heard of: Ouachita Baptist University. Over the course of a summer, I realized I felt called to go into ministry. I only knew a few others who shared my call, and each one of them desired to go to “OBU.” I saw spiritual leader after spiritual leader attend Ouachita, and my own path was made clear. While my academic numbers made any college in the country an option, my heart only chose one: Ouachita.

Barbara Pemberton

Faculty profile: Barbara Pemberton - Interdisciplinary focus, religious lens

May 15, 2019

If you were to play two truths and a lie with Dr. Barbara Pemberton, you would probably lose. Facts about her you would guess are untrue would turn out to be the truth – like how she once took a group of Ouachita students to Saudi Arabia, where she and her husband lived for a time. Or how she belongs to the International Society for the Study of New Religions. Or how her latest religious analysis is a book review on drone metal and spirituality.



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