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ReConnect: A time to grow
Jul07

ReConnect: A time to grow

Effective leaders grow. There is never a point at which a true leader has arrived. Effective leaders take opportunities to soak up new information, explore new directions, and sharpen needed skills in their work and with people. Their constant desire to improve feeds consistent success. Leaders also know how to follow. They seek knowledge, experience, and wisdom from others they can then pass on to those coming behind. Leadership guru...

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Still Developing: In His timing
Jul07

Still Developing: In His timing

“For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matt. 5:45 HCSB) While God’s plan may not be readily evident, we accept from the Father both the sun and rain in His timing. Growing up and pastoring in Oklahoma most of my life, it was difficult to hear that a week of Falls Creek summer camp had to be cancelled. After the recent devastating flooding at Falls Creek, hundreds...

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After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists
Jul02

After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

NASHVILLE (BP) — With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus to issues like alleged workplace, housing and public accommodations discrimination. Some have even proposed stripping churches of their tax-exempt status and legalizing polygamous marriage. Pro-LGBT activists view the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage “as a means to a greater end,” said Jon...

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Oklahoma Baptist Leader Comments on 10 Commandments Monument
Jul01

Oklahoma Baptist Leader Comments on 10 Commandments Monument

In response to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court’s ruling to remove a 10 Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds, Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Executive Director-Treasurer said the following: “The 10 Commandments are foundational to our laws and legal system in America. Look at the United States Supreme Court building and you see a depiction of Moses holding the 10...

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Pro-life laws stymied by courts in 4 states
Jun30

Pro-life laws stymied by courts in 4 states

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) — Pro-life regulations in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas and Iowa have been stymied in court challenges. Affected are a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to qualify as ambulatory surgical centers and for abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; a North Carolina law requiring doctors to show pregnant women ultrasound images before performing an abortion; a Kansas law banning dismemberment...

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Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide
Jun26

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court transformed the legal definition of marriage Friday (June 26), legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. In a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled that states must recognize marriages between people of the same sex, providing a new definition throughout the country to an institution created by God as a covenant between a man and a woman. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority...

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