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Responding to same-sex marriage: BGCO continues to highlight marriage policy resources
Jul27

Responding to same-sex marriage: BGCO continues to highlight marriage policy resources

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) has created a dedicated web page, www.bgco.org/marriage, to highlight resources for churches responding to same-sex marriage. BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan,  in a recent letter to churches and associations, explained various productive steps churches can take to respond to same-sex marriage and various changes in the culture today. “The local Christian church in...

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Death penalty debate rekindled by SCOTUS ruling
Jul25

Death penalty debate rekindled by SCOTUS ruling

WASHINGTON (BP) — A Supreme Court ruling that Oklahoma’s method of lethal injection does not constitute “cruel and unusual punishment” has rekindled discussion of capital punishment among evangelicals and the high court’s nine justices. “I do not believe that the death penalty is inherently cruel or unusual punishment if the governing authorities hand it down as the most extreme form of dispensing...

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Lankford bill would block Planned Parenthood Federal funding
Jul23

Lankford bill would block Planned Parenthood Federal funding

WASHINGTON, DC—Senator James Lankford (R-OK) introduced a bill on July 22 to end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood for a year while they are investigated for possible illegal practices. Specifically, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, would set a one-year moratorium on Planned Parenthood funding from the government, unless the organization ceases performing abortions. This would allow more federal dollars to go toward...

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Fundraiser To Fund Repairs At Keystone Hills Baptist Church Scheduled
Jul23

Fundraiser To Fund Repairs At Keystone Hills Baptist Church Scheduled

Event Flyer On March 25, 2015 Keystone Hills Baptist Church was all but destroyed by a tornado. But the faith and optimism of the members was not, in fact if anything their belief in each other, their neighbors and the future of their congregation was re-newed. Evidence of this will be on full display at a fundraiser they will host to fund the costs of rebuilding. The event will be on July 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the...

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Bearing Much Fruit: Benevolence ministry seeing abundant fruit
Jul22

Bearing Much Fruit: Benevolence ministry seeing abundant fruit

DEL CITY—Wilson Beardsley helped save a “sheep,” but then couldn’t find her; then his search for the first sheep led him to another lost sheep, whose cry for help led him to another life-changing encounter with Christ. But then, that’s pretty much how the life of this 88-year-old energetic soul winner—who estimates he has baptized more than 4,000 new believers in his 43 years of ministry at Del City, First Southern—has played out....

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Five values of ReConnect Sunday School leadership training
Jul22

Five values of ReConnect Sunday School leadership training

What is the value of attending a ReConnect Sunday School Regional Clinic? Consider the following list as you ponder participating in one of the 15 regional clinics available this August around our state. /// Trained leaders Research of Georgia’s 100 fastest growing churches by the Georgia Baptist Convention revealed that the most common characteristic of a growing church was leadership training. Leaders that receive ongoing training...

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