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SBC presidents send open letter to Obama
Mar03

SBC presidents send open letter to Obama

NASHVILLE (BP) — In an open letter, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, along with the support and signatures of 16 former SBC presidents, called on President Obama to “take the necessary actions now” against ISIS terrorists. “Since ISIS is a continuing threat to world peace in a way unknown to us since the Nazis of World War II, we humbly call upon you to use the influence and power of your...

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War Room sneak peek at women’s, men’s retreats
Mar03

War Room sneak peek at women’s, men’s retreats

New Kendrick brothers film to be ‘sneak peeked’ at women’s, men’s retreats DAVIS—The Arbuckle Mountains will become a battleground—a figurative spiritual battleground at least—in April when “War Room,” the new motion picture from the creators of “Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof,” and “Courageous,” is screened at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s women’s and men’s retreats at Falls Creek Baptist...

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Weather does not prevent Priority of Preaching from prevailing
Mar03

Weather does not prevent Priority of Preaching from prevailing

EDMOND—Pastors endured snowy weather to make it to Edmond, First for the Priority of Preaching Conference, Feb. 23-24. An official attendance of 107 was recorded, and those who attended were able to refine their skills to, as Brett Selby states, “proclaim the unsearchable riches of Christ.” “I was extremely proud of our pastors and the way they came to the conference in spite of the inclement weather,” said Selby, pastoral leadership...

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Q&A with Albert Mohler & Russell Moore
Feb26

Q&A with Albert Mohler & Russell Moore

Key speakers for March 9-10 Conference on “The Gospel, Sexuality & The Church” The Baptist Messenger recently sat down with Albert Mohler, president of Southern Seminary, and Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, to talk about same-sex marriage and American culture. Both Southern Baptist Convention leaders will be coming to Oklahoma to be the key speakers for “The Gospel,...

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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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Conventional Thinking: ISIS, Muslims & the Gospel
Feb19

Conventional Thinking: ISIS, Muslims & the Gospel

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) yet again made headlines with their barbarous, murderous beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians. This jihadist group, which reportedly claims to follow Islam, is violently making a name for itself in the Middle East and around the world. Evangelist Franklin Graham responded this way to the ordeal: “Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians? Where is the universal...

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