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Perspective: Faith in action

The devastation wrought by the storms May 19-20 brings us to our knees. As I have driven through these areas that stretch many miles surrounding Shawnee and Moore, my heart breaks for those who have lost so much. Also, we have had to watch families bury their loved ones whose lives were lost in the storms. In the midst of this tragedy, I have seen the “Oklahoma Standard” turn into “Oklahoma Strong.” The resolve of Oklahomans to begin...

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Perspective: The Oklahoma standard

  The scene is all too familiar in Oklahoma—the force and destruction of a tornado. Now our fellow citizens in Bethel Acres, Carney, Shawnee, and Moore must face the tragedy of homes and families lost to untamed forces of nature. In surveying the loss, we feel deeply the hurt and tears of our fellow citizens. The people of our great state have walked this path far too often. Many of us remember the devastation of May 1999 in...

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Perspective: Pray for our camps!

The arrival of Memorial Day marks the beginning of the camping season. Across our state, children, students, and adults will arrive at associational camps, Falls Creek, and CrossTimbers to spend days of fun, fellowship and spiritual encounters with the living Lord. Falls Creek begins each year with a children’s camp that will exceed 6,000 campers. At the same time, children and sponsors will attend the new CrossTimbers Children’s...

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Perspective: Absurdity

Webster declares something absurd when it is laughably inconsistent with what is judged as true or reasonable. There are many issues that rise to the absurd in our nation, but three of them have reached the highest level of absurdity in recent days. Consider the trial of the Philadelphia abortion “doctor” (in quotes because it is hard to call an abortionist a doctor). This “doctor” is accused of killing babies who were born alive....

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Perspective: Here I stand

The news on this day has been filled with stories related to the homosexual agenda. I am not stunned by the things I read. There is an aggressive agenda at work in America to not only make homosexual behavior acceptable, but also to discredit anyone who takes a different view as intolerant at best and totally ignorant and mean at worst. Consider three clear examples. Greg Laurie is a very successful evangelical pastor and evangelist...

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