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‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston
Nov03

‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston

  HOUSTON (BP) — As pastors embroiled in a lawsuit against the city of Houston rallied thousands Sunday for the cause of religious liberty and with chants of “Let the people vote,” their cohorts in the battle also were crying out for the church to repent for its retreat from the public square and its role as the public conscience. Part revival meeting, part civics lesson, the “I Stand Sunday” rally...

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ERLC national conference addresses issues of marriage, homosexuality
Nov03

ERLC national conference addresses issues of marriage, homosexuality

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) National Conference made an emphasis on two major topics that are affecting today’s culture and concerning churches—the state of marriage and the awareness of homosexuality. More than 1,300 attendees came to the Opryland Conference Center, Oct. 27-29, to hear Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders, ethics specialists and legal experts address the event’s title...

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BGCO Annual Meeting
Nov03

BGCO Annual Meeting

The 108th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) will be held Nov. 10-11 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. /// THEME The theme for the event is “Together 2014.” This theme showcases the partnership Oklahomans have in Kingdom work. /// SPEAKERS Speakers include Nick Garland, BGCO president and senior pastor, Broken Arrow, First; Jeremy Freeman, senior pastor, Newcastle, First; Jason Allen,...

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WW II vet: ‘My life didn’t just happen’
Nov03

WW II vet: ‘My life didn’t just happen’

WASHINGTON—Clarence Paul Ratliff was sitting in the cockpit of his Grumann F6F Hellcat on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Aircraft Carrier Saratoga (CV-3) at 1700 hours (5 p.m. local time), Feb. 21, 1945, when he heard someone tapping on the side of the aircraft. Adrenalin flowing and already a veteran of the European Theater of Operations after having supported the invasion of Southern France, the 22-year-old Oklahoman was as primed...

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ERLC Conference speakers share testimonies
Oct29

ERLC Conference speakers share testimonies

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Rosaria Butterfield led off the second day of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) National Conference on Tues., Oct. 28. The author of Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert participated in a discussion with Russell Moore, ERLC president, who asked Butterfield to share her story of leaving a lesbian lifestyle and turning to Christ. Butterfield made an emphasis of relationships and how it took a pastor,...

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ERLC National Conference Begins
Oct28

ERLC National Conference Begins

ERLC National Conference Begins: Speakers analyze today’s culture accepting homosexuality and deterring biblical marriage. NASHVILLE, Tenn.—More than 1,300 persons attended the opening session of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) National Conference on Mon., Oct. 27, and heard Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders, ethics specialists and legal experts address the event’s title “The Gospel, Homosexuality...

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