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Perspective: God did it through us!
Feb03

Perspective: God did it through us!

In 1999, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma met at the Myriad (Cox) Convention Center to present the plan to build a new tabernacle at Falls Creek. What an amazing night with approximately 8,000 people in attendance! The music was glorious, and John Bisagno spoke. Bisagno, an Okie and former pastor of Del City, First Southern, and Houston, Texas, First, had been saved and called to ministry the same night in 1950 at Falls...

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Perspective: Find a tree . . .
Jan26

Perspective: Find a tree . . .

My son and his wife are church planters in the inner core of Portland, Ore. Little evangelical work exists in this part of the city, and the challenge of engaging a very secular culture is challenging on a level I am not sure this Okie understands. While lostness is lostness, whether in Oklahoma or Oregon, we still enjoy an atmosphere in Oklahoma where there is respect for Christianity and openness—much different in Oregon. Truth be...

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Perspective: Most pro-life state!
Jan20

Perspective: Most pro-life state!

Something remarkable has occurred. Americans United for Life has just named Oklahoma the most pro-life state in America! This is a remarkable designation that did not occur without unflinching resolve and tireless work of many organizations and people across the last 30 years. There was a time when pro-abortion advocates ruled in our state. How did the change occur? First, the truth was brought to light regarding abortion. There was a...

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Perspective: The ‘New‘ & the ‘Old’
Jan13

Perspective: The ‘New‘ & the ‘Old’

During my seminary days I concentrated on the New Testament. If you were to look at my transcript you would find both my master and doctoral studies focused on New Testament and Greek. I loved the Greek language, and every time I opened the Greek New Testament my studies were rewarded with new insights into the truth of God’s Word. In essence, the Scriptures came alive to me. But the more I studied the New Testament the more I...

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Perspective: Another date of infamy
Jan06

Perspective: Another date of infamy

President Franklin D. Roosevelt described Dec. 7, 1941, as “a date which will live in infamy.” He was referring to the surprise attack of Japan on the Pacific Fleet of the United States anchored in Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In a matter of a few minutes, the Japanese dealt a crippling blow on the United States Armed Forces. On that day, more than 2,400 American servicemen and women died. Because of Pearl Harbor, America engaged in World...

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