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OBU Celebrates Class of 2015 During Winter Commencement
Dec21

OBU Celebrates Class of 2015 During Winter Commencement

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) celebrated the graduation of 89 students during its 2015 Winter Commencement ceremony. The event took place Fri., Dec. 11, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The University conferred degrees upon 68 undergraduate and 21 graduate students. Pastor Fred Luter Jr., senior pastor at New Orleans, La., Franklin Avenue and former president of the Southern Baptist...

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Oklahoma Baptists’ ERLC launches Sanctity of Life Sunday resources for pastors, churches
Dec17

Oklahoma Baptists’ ERLC launches Sanctity of Life Sunday resources for pastors, churches

Each year, Southern Baptist churches and various Christian denominations celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SHLS), an annual Sunday emphasis to recognize the importance of protecting unborn human life in an abortion-on-demand culture. Just in time for the 2016 SHLS, which is set for Jan. 17, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee (ERLC) of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) introduced and promoted new online...

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Oklahoma Baptists continue to serve people in need after Thanksgiving ice storm
Dec17

Oklahoma Baptists continue to serve people in need after Thanksgiving ice storm

YUKON, Okla.—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) chain saw, debris removal and other volunteer teams have continued to serve people affected by the Thanksgiving weekend ice storms that rocked Oklahoma. First Baptist Church of Yukon and Highland Hills Baptist Church of Oklahoma City have served as the base of operation for the Baptists’ DR, which will have served more than 1,400 families requesting assistance by Christmas. The...

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Home for Christmas:  Siblings find ‘Forever family’
Dec14

Home for Christmas: Siblings find ‘Forever family’

>> by Robin Cornetet Marketing & media relations associate with the Kentucky Baptist Convention SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (BP) —Sam and Stephanie Patterson’s long and emotional quest to become parents was finally realized last December when they adopted four young siblings through foster care. “It feels like the greatest Christmas present we could have ever received,” Stephanie said of her and her husband’s journey. Dec. 18 marks...

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LifeWay sells Nashville campus
Dec10

LifeWay sells Nashville campus

>> by Art Toalston BP Senior Editor NASHVILLE (BP)—LifeWay has completed the sale of its 14.5-acre campus in downtown Nashville. “Although this momentous event is cause for thanksgiving, it is also bittersweet,” Thom S. Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, wrote in an email to the Southern Baptist entity’s trustees and employees Nov. 24. “LifeWay has served the bride of Christ from this property for more than 100...

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‘God isn’t fixing this’ story draws Christian response
Dec08

‘God isn’t fixing this’ story draws Christian response

Seth Brown is the content editor for the Biblical Recorder (BRnow.org), the newsjournal of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. This article first appeared on the Biblical Recorder’s website. CARY, N.C. (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders are responding to the headline “God isn’t fixing this” that dominated the Dec. 3 cover of the New York Daily News. Images of tweets from Republican leaders...

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