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Perspective: Religious liberty demands vigilance
Jul09

Perspective: Religious liberty demands vigilance

By now you will have read and listened to multiple stories related to the Supreme Court decision regarding the Hobby Lobby case. This was a major decision in favor of religious freedom, which was at the heart of the case. In fact, I would say that all other issues were secondary to religious liberty. We should stop and take a celebratory lap! We bow before our King and Lord, Who has shown us favor in this case. We also give thanks to...

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Perspective: Thoughts on immigration
Jun24

Perspective: Thoughts on immigration

Immigration is on the mind of nearly everyone. Recent news reports regarding children crossing the border and being “warehoused” until they can be processed have spotlighted the huge problem we face in our country regarding illegal immigrants of all ages. The reasons illegal immigrants have for coming to America are legend. In most cases, their reasons are no different than those who come legally. The majority of immigrants have come...

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Perspective:  Speak the truth in love
Jun18

Perspective: Speak the truth in love

For those who love Christ and seek to walk in His way, there has been and is a holy tension between speaking truth and doing so in love. Paul declares in Ephesians 4 that a part of our maturity is revealed when we are able to speak truth in love. I don’t know about you, but I find it far easier to speak truth than to do so in love. For one who believes the infallibility and inerrancy in the truth of Scripture and believes in absolute...

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Perspective:  Downtime . . .
Jun11

Perspective: Downtime . . .

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. I hosted the BGCO Board of Directors on Monday and Tuesday, held the rehearsal and performed the wedding for our son on Friday and Saturday, then had surgery the following Tuesday. Now, that will run you through some significant emotional ups and downs. In the end, everything went very well, and the Hand of God was evident in each of these significant life experiences. I would be remissed to...

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Perspective: No compromise!
Jun02

Perspective: No compromise!

Next week, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) will meet in Baltimore. If predictions are right, this will be one of the smallest gatherings in many, many years. Meeting in Baltimore takes us away from our base in the south, and interest in meetings has dropped dramatically. Presidential elections at one time would draw larger crowds, but it seems these days that only a good fight will call for larger numbers to attend. I could...

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Perspective: Fired up, blessed, excited
May27

Perspective: Fired up, blessed, excited

I have spent a lot of time in board and committee meetings across the years. In fact, I often tell people that if one makes it to Heaven by attending meetings, I overshot Heaven many years ago! Some people think of board meetings as a place to be bored. That may be so in some places, but it is not true in Oklahoma. I just finished a round of board meetings of our affiliate organizations and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma...

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