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Davis’ summer job leads to Malawi ministry
Jul16

Davis’ summer job leads to Malawi ministry

DAVIS—Countless stories are told about people who made a decision at Falls Creek to serve in missions. Most of these decisions are made by students. For Michael Davis, such a decision happened after working seven years at the Christian camp. In 2008, Davis was hired by James Lankford, current Oklahoma U.S. Representative who previously served as Falls Creek program director. That year, the services were in the amphitheater while the...

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At 91, Walker keeps connecting people to Sunday School
Jul15

At 91, Walker keeps connecting people to Sunday School

MIAMI—Oklahoma Baptists are currently involved in the ReConnect Sunday School emphasis. This would not literally apply to Ed Walker, though, because for more than 60 years he has been “connecting” people to Sunday School, and he has not stopped. On July 19, Walker will be 91, and he could be considered the oldest, active Sunday School director, serving at Miami, First. He claimed his title in 1954, when he approached Pastor Weldon...

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Fingerprints of Faith
Jul09

Fingerprints of Faith

DAVIS—A mountaintop experience is expected in the valley of Price’s Falls, where thousands of students and adults gather to worship an audience of One. By the end of week four, 3,248 total decisions had been recorded (1,191 of those being professions of faith). Falls Creek staff rejoice with each decision. Todd Sanders, Falls Creek program associate, recognizes the working power of the Gospel. “The power of the Gospel to change lives...

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Resonate and Resound train worship leaders
Jul09

Resonate and Resound train worship leaders

SHAWNEE—Resonate, for high school students, and Resound, its junior high counterpart, are camps dedicated to training worship leaders. Resonate took place June 23–28, with Resound held June 27-28, both at Oklahoma Baptist University.   /// Resonate In its fifth year, 79 students attended Resonate. High school students participated in one of two large group sessions, choir or orchestra, and one of 12 small breakout sessions:...

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Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling hailed
Jul08

Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling hailed

>> from Staff and wire reports   Conservatives from across the country, including Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, lauded the June 30 historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. in favor of Hobby Lobby as a victory for religious liberty in America. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a pivotal victory for religious liberty. This ruling reaffirms the principle that America is a nation that...

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After Hobby Lobby ruling, leaders rally around RFRA
Jul02

After Hobby Lobby ruling, leaders rally around RFRA

WASHINGTON (BP) — A diverse coalition of church and synagogue leaders has penned a letter to congressional leaders asking them to renew support for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Citing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and other leaders from around the country expressed concern that...

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