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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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SCOTUS finds in favor of Hobby Lobby
Jun30

SCOTUS finds in favor of Hobby Lobby

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Supreme Court on Monday (June 30) struck down a key mandate of the Affordable Care Act, ruling for the first time “closely held” companies may exercise their religious opinions and conscientiously object to providing abortion-inducing contraceptives to employees through their health insurance plans. Writing for the majority in Burwell (Sebelius) v. Hobby Lobby, Justice Samuel Alito claimed the...

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Falls Creek ‘Prayer Warrior’ encourages staffers
Jun25

Falls Creek ‘Prayer Warrior’ encourages staffers

DAVIS—Mrs. Jean is everyone’s “grandma” away from home during the Falls Creek summer weeks, as well as the other seasons outside of the camp. She offers a warm smile three times a day to those walking into the staff cafeteria for those memorable camp meals. Jean Kendrick, or Mrs. Jean, as she prefers to be called, at age 74, is “living through her third childhood” as she pours into the lives of staffers who desire to minister to the...

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Hope can withstand the rain
Jun25

Hope can withstand the rain

On June 7, the Hope Pregnancy Centers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City hosted the 3rd Annual “Walk for Hope.” The event welcomed 250 walkers statewide who raised funds to provide a place of hope and guidance in unplanned pregnancies. Relying on the generosity of mall owners for a walking venue, Karen Alley, director of Hope Pregnancy Center Tulsa, saw a wave of supporters. “It was such a blessing to see people who love this ministry turn...

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