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Devil takes hit at SEC women’s session
Feb02

Devil takes hit at SEC women’s session

DEL CITY—Rachael Jackson, a former Apache helicopter pilot, told participants at the Women’s Session of the State Evangelism Conference, that the Apache “shoots big guns.” But each of the three speakers at the annual event at Del City, First Southern Jan. 26, had their own “big guns” aimed straight at the devil. Jackson told the more than 300 women that their greatest weapon against the devil is their testimony. “When you share your...

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OBU among schools targeted by activist group
Jan25

OBU among schools targeted by activist group

>> by Will Hall Editor, Louisiana Baptist Message ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—The homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has targeted 23 institutions of higher learning with Southern Baptist ties in a report that also names 35 other colleges and universities with distinct Christian identities. Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee is among the group. Released just before the 2015 Christmas season, the report, “Hidden...

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Strobel to headline SEC Jan. 25-26 in Del City
Jan19

Strobel to headline SEC Jan. 25-26 in Del City

DEL CITY—Best-selling author Lee Strobel will be among the headline speakers at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) annual State Evangelism Conference (SEC) on Jan. 25-26, at Del City, First Southern, 6400 S. Sooner Rd. The BGCO event is designed to equip and inspire pastors and church members to share the Gospel with others. Strobel, who is a former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and author of more...

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Saeed Abedini released from Iranian prison
Jan18

Saeed Abedini released from Iranian prison

by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder IRAN (BP) — American pastor Saeed Abedini and three other prisoners have been released from prison in Iran, according to news reports. Abedini was detained in 2012 for organizing house churches and later sentenced to eight years in prison. The release reportedly comes as part of a prisoner swap coinciding with the Jan. 16 implementation of a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers brokered...

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Former pastors cite lack of support
Jan18

Former pastors cite lack of support

>> by Lisa Cannon Green Facts & Trenda NASHVILLE, Tenn.—No sabbatical. No help with counseling. No clear picture of what’s expected. Hundreds of former senior pastors say these were the crucial elements missing from the final churches they led before quitting the pastorate. A recent study by LifeWay Research points to ways churches can encourage pastors to stay in the ministry, said Ed Stetzer, Executive Director of the...

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YEC Feb. 19-20 at Falls Creek
Jan04

YEC Feb. 19-20 at Falls Creek

DAVIS—Thousands of students will converge on the new buildings at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center Feb. 19-20, for the Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC). “The objective of the Youth Evangelism Conference is to give students and student leaders opportunities to shape and develop personal evangelism in their schools, homes, and communities,” said Nick Atyia, pastor of Seminole, First, and former student evangelism and missions...

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