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2015 SEC poised to make impact
Jan20

2015 SEC poised to make impact

DEL CITY—The 2015 State Evangelism Conference (SEC), hosted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), will be held Jan. 26-27 at Del City, First Southern. Featured speakers include Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse; Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York and author of several books including Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; and John Avant,...

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Embrace Retreat encourages ministry leaders
Jan20

Embrace Retreat encourages ministry leaders

WAGONER—More than 65 women’s missions and ministry leaders gathered for a weekend of leadership development, networking and personal retreat at the annual Embrace Retreat sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Women’s office, Jan. 9-10 at Tulakogee Conference Center. The theme, “Seasons of a Leader’s Life” focused on emerging leaders, active leaders and those entering a season of leaving a legacy. These stages...

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Senator Lankford Named Co-Chairman of Congressional Prayer Caucus
Jan15

Senator Lankford Named Co-Chairman of Congressional Prayer Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC— Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Founder and Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, today named Senator James Lankford (R-OK) Co-Chairman of the Prayer Caucus. The Caucus works to protect the fundamental human right of religious freedom and guards the right of individuals to pray and practice their faith freely. This announcement comes the day before Religious Freedom Day, a time to recognize the important role of...

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Faith on the Hill: A look at the religious composition of 114th Congress
Jan13

Faith on the Hill: A look at the religious composition of 114th Congress

When the new, 114th Congress was sworn in on Jan. 6, 2015, Republicans controlled both chambers of the legislative body for the first time since the 109th Congress (2005-2006). Yet, despite the change in party control, there is relatively little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. More than nine-in-10 members of the House and Senate (92 percent) are Christian, and...

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Top 10 Stories of 2014
Dec29

Top 10 Stories of 2014

1. U.S. Supreme Court Rules in favor of Hobby Lobby Conservative Christians and others from across the country lauded a June 30 historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. in favor of Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby as a victory for religious liberty in America. The Court ruled 5-4 that employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under the Affordable...

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