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Court urged to uphold housing provision
Apr21

Court urged to uphold housing provision

WASHINGTON (BP)—Three entities of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) have called for a federal appeals court to overturn a decision invalidating the ministerial housing allowance. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and the International Mission Board (IMB) signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief with a diversity of religious organizations in the important church-state case before the Seventh Circuit Court of...

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¡Vivá Falls Creek!
Apr07

¡Vivá Falls Creek!

>> by Ruth Harris Special Correspondent   DAVIS—About 450 Oklahoma Hispanic Baptists and their guests gathered March 19-22 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center for Hispanic Family Camp. This was the fourth Family Camp since 2010, all led by Rigoberto Varela, pastor of Duncan, Primera Iglesia Bautista El Divino Salvador, at the request of Agrupacion Bautista Hispana de Oklahoma (ABHO). ABHO leadership chose...

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Baptist Village ‘servants’ honored
Mar24

Baptist Village ‘servants’ honored

>> by Jason Davis BVC Development and Public Relations Specialist Baptist Village Communities (BVC) honors God by creating communities and services that enhance lives. This enables BVC to serve God and one another. Two individuals who embody this philosophy were honored for their work by LeadingAge Oklahoma, the Oklahoma state association of not-for-profit senior living organizations. Once again, BVC brought home two awards,...

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Moore to the point: Does the universe make you feel small?
Mar24

Moore to the point: Does the universe make you feel small?

>> by: Russell D. Moore  President of the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission   The PBS documentary series “Cosmos” is back, retooled for a new era. A few days ago, host Neil deGrasse Tyson talked with political commentator (and former Southern Baptist minister) Bill Moyers about the question of whether the universe ought to make us feel small. Tyson says no. Moyers’ question is a good one, especially in light of the...

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OBU’s Mastin named NAIA Coach of Character
Mar24

OBU’s Mastin named NAIA Coach of Character

>> by Sam Knehans NAIA Communications & Sports Information Intern KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)—Ford Mastin, head coach of Oklahoma Baptist University’s (OBU) cross country and track and field teams, has been named the 2013 NAIA Coach of Character, the national office announced. The award is given annually to an NAIA head coach who has embraced the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program, demonstrated character...

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