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Dempsey finds strength in the Lord
Jun09

Dempsey finds strength in the Lord

>> by Brett Honeycutt   Managing Editor, Sports Spectrum   EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a re-print from a recent edition of Sports Spectrum. Published with permission.   Clint Dempsey was in kindergarten when he discovered that he loved soccer. The exhilaration of scoring goals was exactly what he needed to deepen his love for a game that has taken him all over the world and allowed him to play at soccer’s highest...

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ERLC to Present Awards to Green Family & Saeed Abedini at Annual SBC Meeting
Jun03

ERLC to Present Awards to Green Family & Saeed Abedini at Annual SBC Meeting

>> by: Elizabeth Bristow NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 3, 2014—Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will present the 2014 John Leland Religious Liberty Award to the Green Family of Hobby Lobby and the 2014 Richard Land Distinguished Service Award to Saeed Abedini during the ERLC report at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 11. The...

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There Is No ‘Third Way’ — Southern Baptists Face a Moment of Decision (and so will you)
Jun02

There Is No ‘Third Way’ — Southern Baptists Face a Moment of Decision (and so will you)

>> by: Dr. R. Albert Mohler JR.    Southern Baptists will be heading for Baltimore in just a few days, and the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is to be held in a city that has not hosted the convention since 1940. This time, Baptists attending the meeting will face an issue that would not have been imaginable just a few years ago, much less in 1940 — a congregation that affirms same-sex relationships. Just...

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Couple’s focus: faith, family, music and baseball
May19

Couple’s focus: faith, family, music and baseball

>> by Aaron Earls  LifeWay Writer NASHVILLE (BP)—Ben and Julianna Zobrist know what it’s like to live under a microscope. Ben is a two-time Major League Baseball All-Star for the Tampa Bay Rays, while Julianna is a professional recording artist. But they are accustomed to people watching their every move—they both grew up as pastors’ kids. In their new book, Double Play (B&H Publishing), the Zobrists describe the real life...

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Serving Elk City
May12

Serving Elk City

>> by Danny Ringer Associate Pastor, Elk City First ELK CITY—Elk City, First is “ReConnecting” with the community through Serve Elk City. This is the third Serve Elk City the church has observed in the past year and a half. The idea came from Serve Oklahoma and ReConnect through the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Every Sunday School Department in the church participates in a mission project each quarter. During Serve...

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