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Comebacks: Kansas City Royals & a local church
Oct22

Comebacks: Kansas City Royals & a local church

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Kansas City Royals begin play in Major League Baseball’s World Series tonight (Oct. 21), the first time the team has been in the series — or post-season play — since 1985. Kansas City church planter Mark Clifton draws parallels between the Royals’ resurgence and the re-launch of the Kansas City church he has led. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) — Most of us who call Kansas City home never...

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Missions Celebration Features National WMU President
Oct20

Missions Celebration Features National WMU President

A new and condensed Missions Celebration will feature mission speakers and guests on Monday, November 10, at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. The event includes dinner and will highlight national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) President, Debby Akerman. In addition, Erin, a Strategy Coordinator in Southeast Asia, will share her testimony and work. A new state WMU President will also be elected. The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in the...

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Lawton, First West sees God work
Oct20

Lawton, First West sees God work

LAWTON—The story in II Kings 4 about Elisha and the widow’s oil is an inspiring example of God’s provisions. The widow approached the prophet with a crisis of not having the money to pay the creditor who was going to take her two children to be his slaves. Elisha asked the widow what she had in her house, and the only thing she could offer was a jar of oil. He told her to get as many empty jars as she can and pour oil into all the...

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Annual Meeting Program is Set
Oct20

Annual Meeting Program is Set

The 2014 Annual Meeting Program has been set for Nov. 10-11 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. The theme for the meeting is “Together” focusing on Phil. 1:3-5 as the key verses. The meeting will begin Monday night with pre-session music by James Bradford. Monday will feature the 1% Challenge to churches to increase in CP giving, appointment of committees, financial plan presentation and reports on several teams including the...

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Baptist leaders decry Houston’s sermon subpoenas
Oct16

Baptist leaders decry Houston’s sermon subpoenas

WASHINGTON (BP) — The city of Houston has “no business” in issuing subpoenas for the sermons of pastors who oppose a new homosexual-transgender rights ordinance, says Southern Baptist Convention’s lead ethicist Russell D. Moore. Opposition to the ordinance is based in part on concerns it will violate the religious freedom of business owners and others who disagree with the measure. Also, foes think it will make...

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‘Museum of the Bible’
Oct13

‘Museum of the Bible’

>> by Chandler Epp DeMoss PR WASHINGTON—A new museum is set to join D.C.’s storied pantheon of cultural and research institutions in and around the National Mall. Opening in 2017, the eight-story, 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible will invite all people to engage with the Bible via a scholarly and engaging presentation of the book that has shaped modern culture like no other. “Washington, D.C., is the museum capital...

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