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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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Oklahoma Baptists reach deal with OU on property for college ministry
Aug29

Oklahoma Baptists reach deal with OU on property for college ministry

NORMAN– Leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) have accepted a contract with the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents for the purchase of the BGCO’s present University of Oklahoma (OU) Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) property, which is located at 435 West Boyd Street. The BCM property is adjacent to the Boyd House, the University President’s home in Norman, Okla., and was purchased at the sale price of...

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ERLC’s Russell Moore Responds to New HHS  Guidelines for Non- Profit Organizations and For-Profit Corporations
Aug25

ERLC’s Russell Moore Responds to New HHS Guidelines for Non- Profit Organizations and For-Profit Corporations

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 22, 2014 —Russell Moore, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responded to the new guidelines for non-profit religious organizations and closely held for-profit companies released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Here we go again. What we see here is another revised attempt to settle issues of religious conscience with...

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