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Perspective: Falls Creek observances
Jun14

Perspective: Falls Creek observances

I am writing this article in the middle of the first week of the 2017 Falls Creek Youth Camps. It is my privilege to preach this first youth week of the 100th year of Falls Creek. Without question, this experience is an extraordinary honor. Preaching a youth week at Falls Creek at the age of 68 challenges you like no other. While this is my fourth time to preach a youth week, it is my first time as a senior adult preacher. I took...

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Perspective: Just the beginning
Jun08

Perspective: Just the beginning

Summer is full of spiritual harvest events in most Oklahoma Baptist churches. Camps have already begun at CrossTimbers and Falls Creek. Across our state, many fine associational camps will host groups for several weeks this summer. In every place, the Gospel rings out with clarity, and many children and youth will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Vacation Bible School (VBS) remains one of the most significant evangelistic...

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Perspective: To stand on shoulders
May31

Perspective: To stand on shoulders

Talk to any state convention leader and each one will tell you his state is unique. While there are similarities in Southern Baptist life, it is true we all are distinctive. One of the hallmarks of Oklahoma Baptists has been our unity. Through the tumultuous years of the conservative resurgence and the upheaval of recent years in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) has remained...

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Perspective: No one excels DR
May24

Perspective: No one excels DR

Over the last few years it seems that Oklahoma has faced one natural disaster after another. Tornadoes, wildfires, ice storms and floods have all impacted our state. Sadly, tornado alley has grown to include several of our neighboring states as well. We cannot stop natural disasters, but one thing we can do is be an ever-present help for those who find themselves in the devastation left behind from a disaster. In minutes, lives are...

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Perspective: The 100th summer at Falls Creek
May17

Perspective: The 100th summer at Falls Creek

In just two weeks Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center will open the 2017 summer season. During 10 weeks this summer, thousands will come through the gates of the conference center. Children, youth and Native Americans of all ages will spend a week in the Arbuckle Mountains, and each week will be a time of great fun but also a time of great spiritual engagement. Over the last few years, through the generosity of God’s people, the...

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