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Perspective: Most pro-life state!
Jan20

Perspective: Most pro-life state!

Something remarkable has occurred. Americans United for Life has just named Oklahoma the most pro-life state in America! This is a remarkable designation that did not occur without unflinching resolve and tireless work of many organizations and people across the last 30 years. There was a time when pro-abortion advocates ruled in our state. How did the change occur? First, the truth was brought to light regarding abortion. There was a...

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Perspective: The ‘New‘ & the ‘Old’
Jan13

Perspective: The ‘New‘ & the ‘Old’

During my seminary days I concentrated on the New Testament. If you were to look at my transcript you would find both my master and doctoral studies focused on New Testament and Greek. I loved the Greek language, and every time I opened the Greek New Testament my studies were rewarded with new insights into the truth of God’s Word. In essence, the Scriptures came alive to me. But the more I studied the New Testament the more I...

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Perspective: Another date of infamy
Jan06

Perspective: Another date of infamy

President Franklin D. Roosevelt described Dec. 7, 1941, as “a date which will live in infamy.” He was referring to the surprise attack of Japan on the Pacific Fleet of the United States anchored in Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In a matter of a few minutes, the Japanese dealt a crippling blow on the United States Armed Forces. On that day, more than 2,400 American servicemen and women died. Because of Pearl Harbor, America engaged in World...

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Perspective: Stronger in prayer today
Dec22

Perspective: Stronger in prayer today

Many years ago, I felt a great burden to see Oklahoma Baptists take a strong step forward in regard to prayer. After all, we can work, strain and exhaust ourselves in the work of the Gospel, but the results are not ours to produce. Only God can bring revival, spiritual awakening and a great harvest of souls. The Bible is clear—prayer is at the heart of our spiritual growth and productivity, both individually and corporately. For this...

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Perspective: Giving the greatest gift
Dec16

Perspective: Giving the greatest gift

During this time of the year, do you find yourself scratching your head trying to find that special gift for family and friends? Perhaps for weeks you have been asking your spouse, children, and grandchildren, “What do you want for Christmas?” Gift giving is often hard because we are trying to find a gift that someone wants, doesn’t have, or one that we can afford. I can tell you that I cause problems for my family because I don’t...

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