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Q&A with Franklin Graham
Jan13

Q&A with Franklin Graham

/// Franklin Graham bio: William Franklin Graham III, born July 14, 1952, is the fourth of five children of evangelist Billy Graham and his wife, the late Ruth Bell Graham. Raised in a log home in the Appalachian Mountains outside Asheville, N.C., Franklin now lives in Boone, N.C. In his autobiography, Rebel with a Cause, Franklin explained that “just being the son of Billy Graham won’t get me into heaven.” He knew that he was being...

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Chickasha, Michigan Ave. reaches children; then parents through wedding ministry
Jan13

Chickasha, Michigan Ave. reaches children; then parents through wedding ministry

CHICKASHA—Jeffrey Willoughby and his wife, Amy, drove by “them” one Sunday morning, and God revealed an open door of ministry they would soon walk through. “Them” were many neighborhood children who had no church home; weren’t attending Sunday School; weren’t learning about Jesus; and weren’t having the opportunity to change their lives for eternity. Willoughby, lay/bi-vocational music minister at Chickasha, Michigan Ave., recently...

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Faith on the Hill: A look at the religious composition of 114th Congress
Jan13

Faith on the Hill: A look at the religious composition of 114th Congress

When the new, 114th Congress was sworn in on Jan. 6, 2015, Republicans controlled both chambers of the legislative body for the first time since the 109th Congress (2005-2006). Yet, despite the change in party control, there is relatively little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. More than nine-in-10 members of the House and Senate (92 percent) are Christian, and...

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The Gospel, Sexuality & The Church
Jan07

The Gospel, Sexuality & The Church

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler, Jr. and Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell D. Moore will headline a new event on sexuality and the church. The event, which will take place March 9-10 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, is designed to equip pastors and churches to deal with the most pressing sexual issues facing the church, including homosexuality. “Few moral issues have brought greater challenge to the...

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Applause of Heaven concert Feb. 12
Jan07

Applause of Heaven concert Feb. 12

The third and final public presentation of “The Applause of Heaven” concert by the Singing Churchmen and Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma takes place at 7 p.m., Feb. 12 at Edmond, First. “This is the last in a series of concerts for the roll-out of the Applause of Heaven CD,” said Randy Lind, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma worship/music ministries specialist and director of both singing groups. “It’s the last chance to hear The...

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Top 10 Stories of 2014
Dec29

Top 10 Stories of 2014

1. U.S. Supreme Court Rules in favor of Hobby Lobby Conservative Christians and others from across the country lauded a June 30 historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. in favor of Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby as a victory for religious liberty in America. The Court ruled 5-4 that employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under the Affordable...

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