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Perspective: The decision was clear
Dec06

Perspective: The decision was clear

When we read Scripture, it is clear that God shapes and moves people and history to His desired end. As believers, much of our journey is designed to bring us to the end of ourselves and discover the joyful pathway of faith in our God. He wastes no experience in our lives. Each challenge and each opportunity prepares us for the next step of His plan. Even our sorrows tenderize our hearts and strengthen our resolve. Through the study...

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Perspective: Christmas acts of kindness
Nov29

Perspective: Christmas acts of kindness

While we have been seeing Christmas advertisements for weeks, the Christmas season has officially begun with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. I mention these shopping days because the focus of Christmas for most Americans, as you are well aware, has nothing to do with Jesus’ birth. Society’s focus is about retail, and retail in a big way. I do not intend to curse the darkness that shrouds Christmas these days;...

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Perspective: Tulakogee Thanksgiving
Nov22

Perspective: Tulakogee Thanksgiving

During the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Annual Meeting, I had the wonderful privilege of announcing that the BGCO will receive Tulakogee Baptist Conference Center from the Tulakogee Conference Center Board. This is a great work of God for which we give thanksgiving to the Lord for His work of grace among us. We also give thanks to the Tulakogee Board for carrying the load for the last several years and preserving...

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Perspective: Our greatest strength
Nov15

Perspective: Our greatest strength

As I come to the end of this part of my life’s journey, I have been asked to identify the strengths I see in our work as a convention. That is not a hard job. Our convention is healthy and strong because of the marvelous grace of God. We are so blessed. Unquestionably, our greatest strength from the Lord is our unity. Across the years Oklahoma Baptists have remained unified in the midst of denominational, doctrinal and racial divides....

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Perspective: See you at Annual Meeting
Nov08

Perspective: See you at Annual Meeting

Next week, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) will convene its Annual Meeting. Messengers from BGCO churches will come together for inspiration, information and business decisions that will give direction to the work of the convention for the following year. Personally, this will be a significant convention for me. It will be my 22nd time to address the messengers as the executive-director treasurer—it will also be my...

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