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Conventional Thinking: Under the dome
Mar24

Conventional Thinking: Under the dome

Will Rogers was reported to say, “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” While many proposed laws across this country can and should create a chuckle, there are several pieces of key legislation at the Oklahoma State Capitol under consideration, that are no laughing matter. Earlier this month, the Legislature moved beyond a major deadline by which bills had to pass either the House or Senate to stay...

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The Gospel, Sexuality & the Church
Mar16

The Gospel, Sexuality & the Church

BGCO conference with Mohler, Moore emphasizes kindness, conviction regarding sexual issues A cup filled to the brim and running over would be an apt way to describe the  results of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) “The Gospel, Sexuality and the Church” conference held March 9-10 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. Nearly 600 registered for the event from more than 275 churches across the state and walked away feeling...

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SBC leader Page speaks at IEC
Mar16

SBC leader Page speaks at IEC

YUKON—Frank Page, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention  Executive Committee, was a keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Indian Evangelism Conference (IEC), March 5-7, at Yukon, Canadian Valley. The IEC drew 180 people who represented 57 churches and at least 21 tribes. Emerson Falls, Native American specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, expressed his appreciation for Canadian Valley...

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Many applauded The Applause of Heaven at Edmond, First
Feb24

Many applauded The Applause of Heaven at Edmond, First

EDMOND—A packed sanctuary resulted for the third and final presentation of “The Applause of Heaven” concert by the Singing Churchmen and Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma at Edmond, First on Feb. 12. The estimated attendance of 2,400 was reported, and Randy Lind, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) worship/music ministries specialist, was pleased with the crowd as well as the support from the staff and volunteers from Edmond,...

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Willene Pierce Memorial Conference March 19-21
Feb24

Willene Pierce Memorial Conference March 19-21

Willene Pierce, one of the key leaders in Native American work in Oklahoma—and around the world, in fact—will be honored when the Willene Pierce Memorial Conference is held March 19-21 at Oklahoma City, Glorieta. Pierce, who passed away March 18, 2014, started a ministry called The Native American LINK, Inc. (Living in Neighborly Kindness), and was the founder of the Native Praise Choir, which represents women from more than 20 tribes...

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Oklahoma DR makes national spotlight on Fox News
Feb17

Oklahoma DR makes national spotlight on Fox News

Fox News reporter John Stossel presented a special documentary titled “NO PLAN, NO PROBLEM! Spontaneous Order” that was broadcast Sun., Feb. 8 on Fox News. The hour-long news report emphasized the message “Most of life works better when it’s not planned by government. Economists call this free-flowing innovation, ‘Spontaneous Order.’” Segments of the show highlighted independent businesses and programs that are not...

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