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Perspective: An incredible Mom
Mar03

Perspective: An incredible Mom

As this is going to press, our family will celebrate the life of this remarkable lady—Norma Lenora Jordan. I wrote about her several years ago on Mother’s Day. I pray each woman would follow her legacy with her family. Few words in the English language bring greater joy or evoke stronger feelings than the word Mom. It is only three letters, but the person behind the name has a huge impact in our lives. Perhaps no other person has so...

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Perspective: Some concerns
Feb24

Perspective: Some concerns

I am often asked what I see on the landscape of Oklahoma Baptist life. I wrestle with this question on a regular basis because I believe Oklahoma Baptists are key to reaching our state with the Gospel and advancing the Kingdom of God in Oklahoma. We, as Oklahoma Baptists, are not the only group who preaches the Gospel, but we are the largest evangelical group in this state. I have concerns about our future. Let me share some of the...

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Perspective: Engage in worship!
Feb17

Perspective: Engage in worship!

One of the great blessings of my ministry is the opportunity to worship in many different settings. One Sunday, I may be in a very contemporary worship experience with theater lighting and a stage set for a rock concert. Guitars and drums punctuate each song with sounds unfamiliar to my country church experience. The next week, I may be in a church with a choir and orchestra. Most weeks, I am in a setting with a style somewhere...

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Perspective: The battle is not over!
Feb10

Perspective: The battle is not over!

On Feb. 4, I made my way to the State Capitol joining hundreds of pro-life Christians at the 24th Annual Rose Day. This day is set aside for Oklahomans to deliver roses—the rose is a symbol of life—to the legislative and executive offices. In 1990, I had the privilege of chairing a rally on the steps of the State Capitol where nearly 20,000 pro-lifers came to stand for life. The rally was held on Sunday afternoon, and no legislators...

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Perspective: It’s time!
Feb03

Perspective: It’s time!

What a joy it was to have Franklin Graham at the State Evangelism Conference. He and I had a few minutes to talk and remember some mutual friends who had served on his dad’s evangelistic team. In 1956, Billy Graham preached a crusade in Oklahoma City at the old baseball stadium. One of the major accomplishments of the crusade was the powerful change that took place in several businessmen in our city. These men became powerful servants...

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