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SEC equips, inspires
Feb05

SEC equips, inspires

DEL CITY—More than 2,000 people flocked to Del City, First Southern, Jan. 25-26, to hear inspiring messages from energized preachers about how to be bolder witnesses for Jesus Christ at the 2016 State Evangelism Conference (SEC). Focusing on the theme, “Unashamed,” the SEC featured atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, and a New York Times best-selling author of more than...

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Pastors urged to ‘Stay on the wall’
Nov19

Pastors urged to ‘Stay on the wall’

Pastors and others in the ministry were encouraged by the determined effort of Nehemiah to finish his work in rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem during the annual Pastors’ Conference prior to the 109th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Meeting Mon., Nov. 9 at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, attendees heard from an impressive lineup of nationally-known and in-state pastors, who exhorted them to keep...

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Messengers approve resolutions on marriage, unborn
Nov18

Messengers approve resolutions on marriage, unborn

On Tue., Nov. 10, Messengers to the 109th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), meeting at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, approved six resolutions, including ones on popular social and church subjects. “The resolutions committee prayerfully worked through various important topics in the culture and the church today, and we came forth with what we believe were strong statements about our convictions,”...

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Conventional Thinking: Nuns ‘N Roses
Nov12

Conventional Thinking: Nuns ‘N Roses

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, these people organized the March for Life event in Washington, D.C. the very next year that continues today. In Oklahoma, they established the Rose Day Pro-Life rally, which also continues to this day in a major way. I’m talking about Roman Catholics, who were the first and foremost voice against abortion and for the unborn in America. The Southern Baptist...

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Royals’ Ben Zobrist: A ‘missionary’ to teammates
Nov02

Royals’ Ben Zobrist: A ‘missionary’ to teammates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)—Ben Zobrist has proven his value on the baseball field to the Kansas City Royals. In Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, Zobrist homered off Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey in the top of the first to give the Royals a quick 2-0 lead, sparking a four-run inning in a blowout 14-2 win. Two games later, Zobrist again went deep in the first inning to give Kansas City a quick lead, setting the stage for a...

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SBC roundup: IMB transition team formed; Ga., Fla. reduce staffs
Sep30

SBC roundup: IMB transition team formed; Ga., Fla. reduce staffs

/// IMB transition team announced for missionary retirees International Mission Board President David Platt has announced a transition team that will focus on the practical needs of missionaries who accept the voluntary retirement incentive recently offered to personnel who are at least 50 years of age with five years of service. The retirement incentive is the first phase to reduce IMB staff and field personnel by 600 to 800 people...

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