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Oklahoma Baptists reach deal with OU on property for college ministry
Aug29

Oklahoma Baptists reach deal with OU on property for college ministry

NORMAN– Leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) have accepted a contract with the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents for the purchase of the BGCO’s present University of Oklahoma (OU) Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) property, which is located at 435 West Boyd Street. The BCM property is adjacent to the Boyd House, the University President’s home in Norman, Okla., and was purchased at the sale price of...

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Elliff retires, IMB selects Platt as new president
Aug28

Elliff retires, IMB selects Platt as new president

>> by Staff & excerpts from Baptist Press reports ROCKVILLE, Va.—On August 27, the International Mission Board (IMB) trustees, meeting at the IMB International Learning Center in Virginia, announced the election of author and pastor David Platt to serve as the new IMB president. Platt, 36, who serves as pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a Southern Baptist congregation in Birmingham, Ala., will take office effective...

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Green Country Camp hosts ‘rock crawlers’
Aug28

Green Country Camp hosts ‘rock crawlers’

>> Special to the Baptist Messenger DISNEY—Big tires, plus big engines, plus big rocks equals rock crawlers’ dreams. That combination has been very familiar in Disney, on the south end of Grand Lake in Northeast Oklahoma for many years now. Rock crawlers, as they are so named for the ability to traverse difficult terrain consisting of boulders, mud trails, and sheer rock walls, can be Jeeps, offroad pick-ups and now more the...

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Fallin, Jordan denounce ‘black mass’
Aug19

Fallin, Jordan denounce ‘black mass’

Gov. Mary Fallin has condemned a performance of a satanic black mass next month in Oklahoma City. “This ‘Black Mass’ is a disgusting mockery of the Catholic faith, and it should be equally repellent to Catholics and non-Catholics alike,” said Fallin. “It may be protected by the First Amendment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t condemn it in the strongest terms possible for the moral outrage which it is. It is shocking...

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More than Conquerors
Aug11

More than Conquerors

DAVIS—Since its beginning in 1947, Indian Falls Creek (IFC) has come a long way. With so many historic years behind, this year was one to be remembered. IFC is recognized as the largest gathering of Indian Christians in the United States, and hosts campers representing between 25-40 tribes and more than 250 churches each year, as well as non-Native people. During the camp, held July 27-31, more than 800 children participated in...

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