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Native American vision tour upcoming for Okla.
Jun26

Native American vision tour upcoming for Okla.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — A church plant in Oklahoma City has taken on the responsibility of starting a church in Tucson, Ariz., both in a Native American context. “We promote the work of the Southern Baptist Convention,” said Emerson Falls, pastor of Circle of Life in Oklahoma City and president of the Fellowship of Native American Christians, which meets each year in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention....

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Charleston church massacre sparks prayer & grace
Jun25

Charleston church massacre sparks prayer & grace

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) — Southern Baptists are among those praying and uniting after a 21-year-old white supremacist slaughtered nine Christians at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which traces its roots to the 1816 founding of a Charleston church affiliated with the Free Africa Society, opened its doors to an interfaith, multiracial crowd of worshippers during June 21...

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Church security: need highlighted by S.C. shooting
Jun24

Church security: need highlighted by S.C. shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) — The massacre of nine Christians during a prayer service at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., highlights the need for all congregations to implement security measures, a security expert told Baptist Press. “The biggest obstacle for churches is just not believing that [a violent attack] could happen at their churches,” said Jimmy Meeks, a Southern Baptist police officer in Hurst, Texas,...

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ERLC to open Mideast office, honors embattled florist
Jun23

ERLC to open Mideast office, honors embattled florist

COLUMBUS (BP) — An international religious freedom office in the Mideast will be opened by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore announced at the SBC annual meeting June 17. Moore, the ERLC’s president, told messengers, “We must contend for religious freedom for our brothers and sisters in Christ and for everyone else wherever they are on the globe.” He...

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SBC Annual Meeting promotes ‘Great Awakening’
Jun22

SBC Annual Meeting promotes ‘Great Awakening’

COLUMBUS, Ohio—More than 5,400 messengers, 113 from Oklahoma, registered for the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, June 16-17. The meeting’s theme was “Great Awakening: Clear Agreement, Visible Union, Extraordinary Prayer,” which was strongly emphasized by SBC President Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Springdale, Ark., Cross Church, and the rest of the SBC officers. The...

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