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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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OBU Celebrates Class of 2015 During Winter Commencement
Dec21

OBU Celebrates Class of 2015 During Winter Commencement

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) celebrated the graduation of 89 students during its 2015 Winter Commencement ceremony. The event took place Fri., Dec. 11, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The University conferred degrees upon 68 undergraduate and 21 graduate students. Pastor Fred Luter Jr., senior pastor at New Orleans, La., Franklin Avenue and former president of the Southern Baptist...

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Christian Health: Fighting obesity
Aug04

Christian Health: Fighting obesity

Our country has an epidemic of obesity in all age groups including children, adolescents and adults.  This is of concern because overweight and obese individuals have an increased risk for many health problems. Heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer are among conditions associated with obesity. Conditions and diseases associated with obesity that were once mainly diagnosed in adults are now found in children and...

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Powerful Prayer: Staying bold, joyful, persistent
Jul14

Powerful Prayer: Staying bold, joyful, persistent

It is hard to overstate the significance and timing of this year’s SBC Annual Convention Theme “The Third Great Awakening.” With the Supreme Court deciding against the biblical definition of marriage, praying for the next great awakening is more crucial than ever. But regardless of whether America first sees spiritual awakening or worsening consequences of rebellion, true churches can still see revival! Especially in times of...

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Pro-life laws stymied by courts in 4 states
Jun30

Pro-life laws stymied by courts in 4 states

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) — Pro-life regulations in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas and Iowa have been stymied in court challenges. Affected are a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to qualify as ambulatory surgical centers and for abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; a North Carolina law requiring doctors to show pregnant women ultrasound images before performing an abortion; a Kansas law banning dismemberment...

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