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Feb10

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Abortion survivor shares testimony at 24th annual Rose Day event The 24th annual Rose Day Pro-Life Rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol drew 525 individuals and families who officially registered with an estimated hundreds more who attended but did not register. The many Sanctity of Life supporters participated in the Feb. 4 event by distributing roses to state representatives, senators, the Lt. Governor and the Governor. Following the...

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Erick’s girls basketball coach doing things ‘the right way’
Feb10

Erick’s girls basketball coach doing things ‘the right way’

ERICK—The 2013 basketball season was a special one for Coach Justin Janz. His Erick High School Lady Bearcats were playing Lomega, the defending champions, in the state championship game, and both of his daughters were major contributors to a 56-53 double overtime victory. Miranda Janz was a senior on the squad. With Erick down three points and five seconds remaining in regulation, Miranda sank a deep three-pointer to send the game...

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Davis shares his faith as a pro golfer
Jan27

Davis shares his faith as a pro golfer

The last time Baptist Messenger featured a story on Ian Davis (May 31, 2012), he was a sophomore at Oklahoma State University (OSU) and a member of the Cowboys golf team. Since then, he contributed to OSU claiming the national runner-up title in the 2014 NCAA Championship and turned pro last May. “For the first couple of months, I didn’t make any (tournament) cuts and hadn’t made any money,” said Davis, describing how the experience...

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Q&A with Jim Cymbala
Jan20

Q&A with Jim Cymbala

/// Jim Cymbala bio: Pastor Jim Cymbala is a native New Yorker, raised in the borough of Brooklyn. Not long after he married Carol, his childhood sweetheart, Cymbala felt a call to the ministry and took over the leadership of The Brooklyn Tabernacle in the early 1970s. The small, struggling congregation met in a small, run-down building surrounded by the physical and moral blight of the inner city. Cymbala tells many of his early...

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Q&A with Franklin Graham
Jan13

Q&A with Franklin Graham

/// Franklin Graham bio: William Franklin Graham III, born July 14, 1952, is the fourth of five children of evangelist Billy Graham and his wife, the late Ruth Bell Graham. Raised in a log home in the Appalachian Mountains outside Asheville, N.C., Franklin now lives in Boone, N.C. In his autobiography, Rebel with a Cause, Franklin explained that “just being the son of Billy Graham won’t get me into heaven.” He knew that he was being...

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