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Exposing Planned Parenthood
Jul16

Exposing Planned Parenthood

Each time I look into the eyes of my adult children, I give thanks to God for His gracious and kind acts toward Polla and me. I give thanks to God that Missouri and Oklahoma Baptists, rather than Planned Parenthood, were there to minister and guide two young women caught in the vortex of crises pregnancies. Instead of Planned Parenthood trying to convince these young mothers that death for their unborn children was the solution,...

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Perspective: Remember, He reigns!
Jul15

Perspective: Remember, He reigns!

Over the past few months, I have often written in regard to the same-sex marriage issue. Because of the timing of the ruling, I was unable to comment because of publishing deadlines. I am glad I wasn’t able to comment right after the ruling because I have since read some very sensible and helpful insights. I have also read some senseless things that hurt rather than help. I shall attempt to write something sensible and helpful. One of...

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Perspective: CrossTimbers: A Treasure
Jul07

Perspective: CrossTimbers: A Treasure

Anyone who reads this column on a regular basis knows how much I love camps. While much of my attention is focused on Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center because of the sheer magnitude of its ministry, it is not our only camp. We are privileged to have a children’s mission camp near Davis called CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp. Maybe a little history on CrossTimbers would be helpful. CrossTimbers was born out of the...

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Perspective: Reflections on SBC meeting
Jun22

Perspective: Reflections on SBC meeting

Having just returned from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, I would like to use this article to reflect on my experience. The annual meeting of the SBC has multiple roles. They are times to do business, be inspired, and reconnect with the larger family of Baptists. A year ago, Ronnie Floyd of CrossChurch in Northwest Arkansas was elected our president. Every president brings unique skills and...

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Perspective: The second half
Jun15

Perspective: The second half

Every day brings a new challenge to the Christian worldview. Every day brings a new fence designed to “hem in” the Christian moral ethic into a backstreet alley. To hold to a biblical view of creation, mankind created as man and woman, positions one to be considered a narrow-minded bigot of the first order. To limit, or in some way contest as aberrant, a worldview that blurs sexual identity and practices unbridled sexual expression is...

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Perspective: The local church & Falls Creek
Jun08

Perspective: The local church & Falls Creek

When the calendar page turns to summer, Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center awakens to thousands of people who will find their way to the Arbuckle Mountains and an encounter with the Living God. Across the years, I have pondered, written, and spoken regarding the uniqueness of the spiritual success of Falls Creek. I would like to think out loud with you at the beginning of summer encampments on the subject of this spiritual success....

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