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Is sports gambling moral? You bet, Americans say
Feb04

Is sports gambling moral? You bet, Americans say

>> by Lisa Cannon Green  managing editor, Facts & Trends magazine NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Wagering on sports is not morally wrong, most Americans say—but nearly half think it should be illegal anyway. And as millions nationwide manage their fantasy sports rosters, Americans straddle the fence on whether heavily advertised daily games by companies such as FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc. should be banned. A new study from...

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Stories of hope blossom at 25th annual Rose Day
Feb04

Stories of hope blossom at 25th annual Rose Day

The event was promoted as the 25th year since Oklahoma Baptists have been supporting Rose Day. The Oklahoma State Capitol was the usual location for the single largest gathering of pro-life Oklahomans on Feb. 3, as 750 individuals and families registered and more than 1,000 participants from across the state walked the halls to offer roses to their legislators and encourage them to support pro-life bills. During the rally program,...

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BGCO invites Baptists to Rose Day 2016 Feb. 3
Jan13

BGCO invites Baptists to Rose Day 2016 Feb. 3

All state churches and state associations recently were sent a letter announcing Rose Day 2016 will be observed on Wed., Feb. 3 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Anthony L. Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, and Brian Hobbs, Baptist Messenger editor and Rose Day chairman, co-signed the letter that invited all Oklahoma Baptists to participate in the 25th anniversary of Oklahoma Baptists...

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Oklahoma Baptists continue to serve people in need after Thanksgiving ice storm
Dec17

Oklahoma Baptists continue to serve people in need after Thanksgiving ice storm

YUKON, Okla.—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) chain saw, debris removal and other volunteer teams have continued to serve people affected by the Thanksgiving weekend ice storms that rocked Oklahoma. First Baptist Church of Yukon and Highland Hills Baptist Church of Oklahoma City have served as the base of operation for the Baptists’ DR, which will have served more than 1,400 families requesting assistance by Christmas. The...

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2015 BGCO Annual Meeting ‘Connects’
Nov16

2015 BGCO Annual Meeting ‘Connects’

An emphasis of sharing the Gospel was made throughout the reports, presentations and addresses at the 109th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), Nov. 9-10, at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills. With 621 registered messengers from state Baptist churches, along with numerous guests, the attendees were charged by the Annual Meeting’s theme “Connect>1.” BGCO President Hance Dilbeck, pastor of Oklahoma City,...

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Hispanic women ‘stand up’
Aug03

Hispanic women ‘stand up’

It is always so wonderful to see more than 250 people gathered to be trained and inspired to do the work God asks them to do in their own communities. On July 18, the Hispanic churches from around the state, came to Oklahoma City, Exchange Ave. to celebrate the Union Femenil Misionera Annual Meeting. There was a great turnout. Amparo Medina, who was the speaker for the Women’s Conference, challenged them to stand up and do what the...

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