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‘Blood moon’ lunar eclipses not a sign, Baptist professors say
Apr15

‘Blood moon’ lunar eclipses not a sign, Baptist professors say

NASHVILLE (BP) — Televangelist John Hagee’s prediction that a series of “blood moon” lunar eclipses signals a “world shaking event” is a misinterpretation of the Bible, two Southern Baptist professors said. Hagee’s prediction “ignores” a common style of writing in the Bible known as “apocalyptic literature” that “frequently contains cosmic imagery” to...

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A New Chapter begins
Apr14

A New Chapter begins

TULSA—Alex Himaya might be called a modern-day circuit riding preacher. The only difference is his mode of transportation is video rather than a horse, and his congregations all hear his message at the same time. But just as circuit riding preachers in the American frontier changed the style and tone of this country’s religion, so is Himaya’s vision changing the scope of ministry in the Tulsa area. Himaya became pastor of Broken...

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Ponca City has another ‘Great Day of Service’
Apr14

Ponca City has another ‘Great Day of Service’

PONCA CITY—For the third consecutive year, Great Day of Service was observed in Ponca City, but this year, the number of volunteers grew extensively. On Sun., April 6, approximately 1,200 church members representing 11 area churches worked together to have an impact on neighborhoods, an elementary school and a pregnancy center doing clean-up duties, yard work and minor repairs. “It was phenomenal. People were out doing the work,” said...

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Church planters urged to ‘stay rooted’
Apr14

Church planters urged to ‘stay rooted’

MOORE—More than 85 church planters, their wives and members of their core teams were encouraged to be “Rooted” in the Gospel during the Church Planting Conference April 4-5 at Moore, First. The event was sponsored by the Church Planting Group of the Church Outreach Team of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), and featured keynote speakers Paul and Charity Phipps from Port Saint Lucie, Fla. The theme was drawn from Psalm...

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¡Vivá Falls Creek!
Apr07

¡Vivá Falls Creek!

>> by Ruth Harris Special Correspondent   DAVIS—About 450 Oklahoma Hispanic Baptists and their guests gathered March 19-22 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center for Hispanic Family Camp. This was the fourth Family Camp since 2010, all led by Rigoberto Varela, pastor of Duncan, Primera Iglesia Bautista El Divino Salvador, at the request of Agrupacion Bautista Hispana de Oklahoma (ABHO). ABHO leadership chose...

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More than 600 attend Transform Conference
Apr07

More than 600 attend Transform Conference

Church leaders, both pastors and lay-leaders, from across Oklahoma and other states came to Oklahoma City, Quail Springs to attend the Transform Conference on Sat., March 29 with more than 600 in attendance. The conference featured speakers from Lifeway Christian Resources who led age-specific groups of Bible study teachers and other Sunday School or small group leaders, training them to “have a life-changing impact” at their...

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