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Baptist leaders decry Houston’s sermon subpoenas
Oct16

Baptist leaders decry Houston’s sermon subpoenas

WASHINGTON (BP) — The city of Houston has “no business” in issuing subpoenas for the sermons of pastors who oppose a new homosexual-transgender rights ordinance, says Southern Baptist Convention’s lead ethicist Russell D. Moore. Opposition to the ordinance is based in part on concerns it will violate the religious freedom of business owners and others who disagree with the measure. Also, foes think it will make...

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‘Theology of marriage’ needed, Moore says
Oct15

‘Theology of marriage’ needed, Moore says

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Christians must hold fast to both conviction and kindness as they share the Gospel in a culture that is increasingly supportive of same-sex marriage, Russell D. Moore said during a luncheon at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary on the church, homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, spoke for a trio of...

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Oklahoma Baptist Leader Comments on Supreme Court’s Marriage Conclusion
Oct06

Oklahoma Baptist Leader Comments on Supreme Court’s Marriage Conclusion

OKLAHOMA CITY–Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals related to marriage protection laws in Oklahoma and other states, Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) said the following: “It is truly a shame that the Courts of the land have gone against God’s Word, thousands of years of tradition pertaining to the meaning of marriage, as well as...

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court: What Now for the Church?
Oct06

Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court: What Now for the Church?

by Russell Moore The Supreme Court has declined to take up appeals from states in which the courts have found same-sex marriage to be a constitutional right. This paves the way for same-sex marriage in many, perhaps most, places in the United States. Many Christians may be unaware of how momentous this is, since the denial of cases doesn’t come with quite the shock and awe of a ruling handed down. The effect though is wide-ranging. So...

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OBHC October 2014 Event Descriptions
Sep23

OBHC October 2014 Event Descriptions

Hope Pregnancy Center, South OKC, Hosts 3rd Annual Fundraising Banquet (OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.)— Hope Pregnancy Center (HPC), South OKC, hosts its 3rd Annual Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman. “The Lord has used the banquet to bless our center with a community of families from many churches in our area who give generously through the banquet,” said Carie White, Director of HPC,...

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Still Developing: It’s all about the people!
Sep23

Still Developing: It’s all about the people!

There is an expression we have all heard before, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” Capital campaigns can be like that at times. We can get caught up in colors and building placement, when what matters most for us in the work of Oklahoma Baptists are the lives that will be changed inside these buildings. Last week, I had the joy to meet with the Falls Creek Building Committee, BGCO staff and Wynn Construction staff...

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