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Katrina at 10
Aug24

Katrina at 10

NEW ORLEANS, La.—Fred Luter Jr. is accustomed to overcoming obstacles and beating the odds. The senior pastor of New Orleans, Franklin Ave. survived massive injuries in a motorcycle accident as a 21-year-old—an incident that led him to accept God’s call into ministry—and he moved from itinerant preaching on a street corner to grow a 65-member congregation he first began to pastor in 1986 to an 8,000-member church known world wide two...

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3 states defund Planned Parenthood in wake of videos
Aug20

3 states defund Planned Parenthood in wake of videos

WASHINGTON (BP)—Three states have acted swiftly to accomplish what the U.S. Senate could not—defund Planned Parenthood. Alabama, Louisiana and New Hampshire all have eliminated funding for the country’s leading abortion provider after the release of videos providing evidence Planned Parenthood trades in baby body parts. Since mid-July, an investigative group has released six undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials...

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Nationwide protests of Planned Parenthood set for Aug. 22
Aug20

Nationwide protests of Planned Parenthood set for Aug. 22

OKLAHOMA CITY—In the wake of shocking undercover videos that suggest Planned Parenthood is harvesting and selling the parts of aborted children, a national day of protest against Planned Parenthood is being planned by a group called “ProtestPP,” which consists of various pro-life groups, including 40 Days for Life. The protests will take place from 9-11 a.m., Sat., Aug. 22, (local time) in cities across the country, including two in...

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Powerful Prayer: Two current issues for urgent prayer
Aug18

Powerful Prayer: Two current issues for urgent prayer

On Aug. 28, one of the greatest opportunities for inspiring people to pray will be released in American theaters.  The movie “War Room” has unprecedented capacity to motivate believers to serious intercession. In strongest terms, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Office of Prayer urges all Christians and churches to see the movie and utilize the related materials offered through LifeWay. As God’s people, it is always...

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SMO supports church plant at Tinker AFB
Aug18

SMO supports church plant at Tinker AFB

Sam Watkins grew up in a small town in South Carolina. He joined the army and said he enjoyed the military experience and his opportunity to do “what guys pay tons of money to do for a hobby.” But the enjoyment did not last. His marriage suffered, and time spent with his children was miniscule. “We figured it up one time that out of my middle child’s first three years of life, I think I was gone about 80 percent of his life,” he said...

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PROCLAIM! 2015: Pastors, music ministers gain guidance from Gray & Page
Aug17

PROCLAIM! 2015: Pastors, music ministers gain guidance from Gray & Page

The two most influential people in a church worship service, other than Jesus Christ, are the pastor and the minister of music. This is no surprise to even the average church-goer, but not too often has there been an event to help both the pastor and music/worship leader in their planning worship and leading congregations to worship. PROCLAIM! 2015 served such a purpose. The theme was “Hungry for Worship: Challenges and Solutions for...

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