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Perspective: God at work
Dec02

Perspective: God at work

I love to watch God at work. His thoughts are beyond our thoughts, and His ways beyond our ways. We think He is silent, but silence on our end often means He is speaking on the other end. Across the years, I can assure you that God has used no place on Earth to speak to me as He has at Falls Creek. He called me to ministry there, and time and again, I have had the fresh wind of the Spirit breathe life into me. He has done it again....

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Perspective: A ‘Legacy of Faith’
Nov25

Perspective: A ‘Legacy of Faith’

The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas always ignites the stress of finding just the right gifts for loved ones and friends. Weep as we may, the reality is that Christmas in America is more of a commercial event than a religious holiday. Decrying commercialism won’t change things much, but there are some ideas to make your holiday season a more spiritual experience for your family. Let me recommend an amazing gift you can give...

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Perspective: Pure, faultless religion
Nov18

Perspective: Pure, faultless religion

It is hard to imagine, but the raw truth is that 10,000 Oklahoma children are in the custody of the State of Oklahoma. Read that number again—10,000. These children, ranging in age from newborn to teens, have been removed from parental custody to become wards of the state. The reasons for their removal from their homes of origin are legend. Drugs, alcohol, abuse, neglect, even incarceration of parents all play a part. Sometimes...

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Perspective: Sound fiscal policy
Nov11

Perspective: Sound fiscal policy

This week, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) meets for its annual meeting at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills. These meetings are like family reunions. Inspiration, reports, and challenging messages from the Word of God will be presented. The fellowship spent together makes this meeting a significant time in our lives as Oklahoma Baptists. One of the most important business items that will be handled by the convention is...

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Perspective: Smile!
Nov04

Perspective: Smile!

Each week when writing this column, with rare exception, I try to speak to issues that we face as God’s people and especially to those issues involving Oklahoma Baptists. While falling short many times, my intent is to offer insights that challenge, stretch, and confront us. Sometimes I feel the urge to step away from issues of our day and seek to encourage. Such is this column. Being a grandparent is awesome! As many of you know, a...

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