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Perspective: Grieving
May04

Perspective: Grieving

April 22, 2016, was one of the most devastating days in the 99-year history of Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Our Falls Creek and Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) family suffered the loss of two family members (employees) in a tragic work-related accident. A third member of our family was injured, but he is mending and will be fine. The cause of the accident is under investigation. The convention is leaving no...

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Perspective: Latvia needs us . . . now!
Apr27

Perspective: Latvia needs us . . . now!

Recently, national news was dominated by reports of Russian planes flying within 30 feet of a United States ship in the Baltic Sea. Experts saw it as Vladimir Putin flexing his Russian muscles and signaling a brazen “in-your-face” taunting of the United States. One report suggested that Putin has great interest in the Baltics, and in particular Riga, Latvia, because it has the deepest port on the Baltic. I listened with interest...

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Perspective: The Acts 1:8 continuum
Apr20

Perspective: The Acts 1:8 continuum

Over the last several years, much has been said about churches becoming Acts 1:8 focused. The emphasis is for churches to develop ministries and budgets that reflect clear efforts to impact lostness in their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth. Without question, the idea is a biblical concept, and every church that follows the command of our Lord to fulfill Acts 1:8 can be assured to be in the center of God’s...

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Perspective: Thank you for 20 years!
Apr13

Perspective: Thank you for 20 years!

This week, I complete 20 years as the Executive Director-Treasurer of the Baptist General  Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). To spend 20 years in one ministry is a significant marker in life. I have given much thought and prayer regarding the way I would communicate with you concerning this point on the continuum of life. Frankly, I have hit delete several times while writing this article, in some cases after having written a full-length...

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Perspective: Make calls for life!
Apr04

Perspective: Make calls for life!

With a little more than a month left in the legislative session, bills are moving through both houses of the legislature. There are two very important pro-life bills that have been passed by the House and now are in the Senate for passage. HB 2797 by Rep. Ann Coody and Sen. A. J. Griffin, called “The Humanity of the Unborn Child Act,” sets in place a culture of life in our educational system. The bill, which was featured and promoted...

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