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Religious persecution becoming ‘scary’
Nov10

Religious persecution becoming ‘scary’

As a person intimately familiar with the issue of religious persecution, Door of Hope International President Paul H. Popov—referring to recent incidents in Houston and Idaho—said, “It is scary for me. I am, for the first time in the United States, being a little scared about where things are going.” A Bulgarian native, Popov was in Oklahoma City recently working with local blogger/producer Chris Forbes in the initial...

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WW II vet: ‘My life didn’t just happen’
Nov03

WW II vet: ‘My life didn’t just happen’

WASHINGTON—Clarence Paul Ratliff was sitting in the cockpit of his Grumann F6F Hellcat on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Aircraft Carrier Saratoga (CV-3) at 1700 hours (5 p.m. local time), Feb. 21, 1945, when he heard someone tapping on the side of the aircraft. Adrenalin flowing and already a veteran of the European Theater of Operations after having supported the invasion of Southern France, the 22-year-old Oklahoman was as primed...

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Retirees benefit through Mission:Dignity
Oct13

Retirees benefit through Mission:Dignity

BARTLESVILLE—Former state pastor/evangelist William E. (Bill) Spencer was bitten by the “writing bug” as a young man, and said he has started writing again at the robust age of 82. In fact, he had his first novel, The Thrilling Adventures of King David—a biography of the biblical king—published in July, and is working on a second book to be released in November. However, he knows sales of the book probably won’t send him...

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Church Retirement Plan has added benefits for ministers
Oct06

Church Retirement Plan has added benefits for ministers

Lula King’s husband, Doug, passed away on the operating table during heart surgery Oct. 29, 2013, at age 62. He had been the pastor at Goodwell in Panhandle Association (PBA) for exactly seven years. “Doug accepted God’s call late in life,” Lula said. “He said he felt called into the ministry while he was in high school, but he never really understood what that meant until quite later in life.” But, Doug King...

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ReConnect clinic: Growth better in circles
Aug25

ReConnect clinic: Growth better in circles

MOORE—Sunday School—and resulting church—growth  occurs in circles, not rows, keynote speaker Doyle Pryor told those attending a regional ReConnect Sunday School Clinic at Moore, First, Aug. 16. The clinic was held in conjunction with the Central Oklahoma Ministry Enrichment (COME) event sponsored by Capital and Union associations, which attracted a total of 372 registrants, volunteers and presenters. Training was made available for...

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