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Perspective: Thank you Oklahoma Baptists
Feb28

Perspective: Thank you Oklahoma Baptists

The time has finally come. After more than a thousand articles, this is my last Perspective. It has been such a privilege to come into your home each week. You have been so kind to take the time to read my articles. I love Oklahoma Baptists. Leading the work we do together has been a blessing from our Lord, and it has been a remarkable journey. Twenty-two years ago, I stepped from serving as pastor of a church I loved with all my...

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Perspective:  Pray for our leaders
Feb21

Perspective: Pray for our leaders

Prayer is one of the great privileges of the Christian life. Truth of the matter is that any sincere prayer warrior has a prayer list a mile long. The needs that surround us are multi-faceted. If we believe prayer truly has an impact, then we stay quite busy. One of the areas that we too often bypass is prayers for “kings and others in high positions.” While we do not have a king, we do have leaders who make our laws. If one reads...

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Perspective: Stand for truth
Feb14

Perspective: Stand for truth

We have seen this coming for several years. This has been occurring at coastal universities for a long time. Though without question, the intensity has been rising. It has now appeared in the heartland and on the campus of one of our leading universities. Members of an LGBTQ group affiliated with the Women’s Research Center/BGLTQ+ Student Center at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) have successfully silenced the Christian...

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Perspective: Church ‘unemployment’
Jan31

Perspective: Church ‘unemployment’

I read recently that the unemployment rate in Oklahoma has dropped again, bringing it to 4.1 percent. So Oklahoma has approximately 4.1 percent of eligible workers who are without jobs. While we wish every person seeking a job could find one, this unemployment rate is considered quite good. This information caused me to think about the unemployment rate in the church. Rule of thumb in the church is that 20 percent of the people do 80...

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Perspective: How to act and react
Jan24

Perspective: How to act and react

With each passing day, it becomes more and more difficult to speak and live out biblical faith in the public arena in America. While we as Christians are not always wise, loving and careful about the ways we express and conduct ourselves, it is clear, even the most articulate among us, face intolerance, especially in regard to the issue of sexuality. When you declare that you believe extra-marital or pre-marital sex is wrong and...

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