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ReConnect impacting the local church
Jul16

ReConnect impacting the local church

What is the one thing your church could do that could have a dramatic impact on its entire congregation? Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Sunday School Specialist Bob Mayfield had a ready response when asked that question. “Of all the things a church could do that could have a positive and substantial impact on the local church, I think it would have to be an investment in the equipping and training of the Sunday School...

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Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling hailed
Jul08

Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling hailed

>> from Staff and wire reports   Conservatives from across the country, including Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, lauded the June 30 historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. in favor of Hobby Lobby as a victory for religious liberty in America. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a pivotal victory for religious liberty. This ruling reaffirms the principle that America is a nation that...

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SCOTUS finds in favor of Hobby Lobby
Jun30

SCOTUS finds in favor of Hobby Lobby

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Supreme Court on Monday (June 30) struck down a key mandate of the Affordable Care Act, ruling for the first time “closely held” companies may exercise their religious opinions and conscientiously object to providing abortion-inducing contraceptives to employees through their health insurance plans. Writing for the majority in Burwell (Sebelius) v. Hobby Lobby, Justice Samuel Alito claimed the...

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Statement on Hobby Lobby Ruling from Baptist Executive Director
Jun30

Statement on Hobby Lobby Ruling from Baptist Executive Director

In response to the Supreme Court ruling Dr. Anthony Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, which represents more than 1,800 churches throughout Oklahoma, said this: “Religious liberty ranks first among our cherished freedoms, and this Court ruling affirms and recognizes this God-given freedom. Hobby Lobby and the Green Family represent the very best of Christian-owned businesses. Their...

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Messenger Insight 199 – Does Jesus Hate Religion?
Jun26

Messenger Insight 199 – Does Jesus Hate Religion?

Author and pastor Alex Himaya explores grace in a works-driven culture. Podcast: Subscribe in iTunes | Play in new...

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