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OBU Women’s Soccer have success ‘under God’s guidance’
Dec01

OBU Women’s Soccer have success ‘under God’s guidance’

SHAWNEE—The last time the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) women’s soccer team was featured in the Baptist Messenger the Lady Bison were serving in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup, laying the ground work for the International Mission Board with a week-long mission project prior to the world’s popular sporting event. Five months later, OBU completed its final season of NAIA competition, winning the Sooner Athletic Conference...

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Youth leaders connect at Forum
Nov24

Youth leaders connect at Forum

Oklahoma Youth Ministry Forum drew more than 150 student ministry leaders who met Nov. 14-15 at Oklahoma City, Eagle Heights. The event’s theme was “Connect,” emphasizing similar focus to the Oklahoma Sunday School initiative of ReConnect. “We didn’t want it to be just driving the idea of ReConnect, but we wanted the same emphases to be important to youth leaders in their own spiritual lives, which is connecting to...

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ERLC national conference addresses issues of marriage, homosexuality
Nov03

ERLC national conference addresses issues of marriage, homosexuality

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) National Conference made an emphasis on two major topics that are affecting today’s culture and concerning churches—the state of marriage and the awareness of homosexuality. More than 1,300 attendees came to the Opryland Conference Center, Oct. 27-29, to hear Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders, ethics specialists and legal experts address the event’s title...

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ERLC Conference speakers share testimonies
Oct29

ERLC Conference speakers share testimonies

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Rosaria Butterfield led off the second day of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) National Conference on Tues., Oct. 28. The author of Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert participated in a discussion with Russell Moore, ERLC president, who asked Butterfield to share her story of leaving a lesbian lifestyle and turning to Christ. Butterfield made an emphasis of relationships and how it took a pastor,...

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ERLC National Conference Begins
Oct28

ERLC National Conference Begins

ERLC National Conference Begins: Speakers analyze today’s culture accepting homosexuality and deterring biblical marriage. NASHVILLE, Tenn.—More than 1,300 persons attended the opening session of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) National Conference on Mon., Oct. 27, and heard Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders, ethics specialists and legal experts address the event’s title “The Gospel, Homosexuality...

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