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Falls Creek forum helps students answer tough questions on faith
Jul27

Falls Creek forum helps students answer tough questions on faith

DAVIS—The experience of the summer youth weeks at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center involves much more than playing volleyball and going on Icee dates. It also includes time for students to engage in deeper Bible study, learn more about missions and have opportunities to worship among 5,000 of their peers. Falls Creek’s camp program staff is aware of the spiritual needs of young people and tries to offer appealing venues that...

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All-Star Pujols anchored by faith
Jul27

All-Star Pujols anchored by faith

CINCINNATI (BP)—He grew up playing catch just like any kid, except he used limes instead of a baseball and a milk cartoon instead of a glove. He often watched his dad play softball and carried him home when he got drunk after the games. Life in the Dominican Republic wasn’t easy for Albert Pujols, but now the 10-time All-Star has come to realize that God had a plan for him all along. “God has given me the ability to succeed in the...

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Children take Gospel to Tulsa Metro Area
Jul27

Children take Gospel to Tulsa Metro Area

From June 20-27, a team of 200 children, students and adults from three different states went into 15 Tulsa area communities to share the Gospel. Churches in the Tulsa metro area, including Sapulpa, Foundation, spent five days going into these communities doing music, playing games, teaching Bible stories, and sharing the Gospel. The amazing thing about the whole experience is that many of the people led to Christ were led by 4th, 5th...

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Responding to same-sex marriage: BGCO continues to highlight marriage policy resources
Jul27

Responding to same-sex marriage: BGCO continues to highlight marriage policy resources

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) has created a dedicated web page, www.bgco.org/marriage, to highlight resources for churches responding to same-sex marriage. BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan,  in a recent letter to churches and associations, explained various productive steps churches can take to respond to same-sex marriage and various changes in the culture today. “The local Christian church in...

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Death penalty debate rekindled by SCOTUS ruling
Jul25

Death penalty debate rekindled by SCOTUS ruling

WASHINGTON (BP) — A Supreme Court ruling that Oklahoma’s method of lethal injection does not constitute “cruel and unusual punishment” has rekindled discussion of capital punishment among evangelicals and the high court’s nine justices. “I do not believe that the death penalty is inherently cruel or unusual punishment if the governing authorities hand it down as the most extreme form of dispensing...

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Lankford bill would block Planned Parenthood Federal funding
Jul23

Lankford bill would block Planned Parenthood Federal funding

WASHINGTON, DC—Senator James Lankford (R-OK) introduced a bill on July 22 to end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood for a year while they are investigated for possible illegal practices. Specifically, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, would set a one-year moratorium on Planned Parenthood funding from the government, unless the organization ceases performing abortions. This would allow more federal dollars to go toward...

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