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Kay Cole James to headline 2018 Rose Day event
Dec11

Kay Cole James to headline 2018 Rose Day event

The annual Rose Day Pro-Life (Indoor) Rally, which takes place inside the Oklahoma State Capitol each February, is drawing near. The 2018 Rose Day, set for Feb. 7, will feature Kay Cole James, founder and president of The Gloucester Institute, an organization which trains and nurtures leaders in the African American community. Throughout her distinguished career, James has served in a number of roles on the local, state and federal...

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Conventional Thinking: A day of history
Dec07

Conventional Thinking: A day of history

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” —U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 8, 1941 Seventy-six years ago, FDR delivered these words in one of the most famous speeches in American history. Immediately, the United States was thrust into World War II, a war that would...

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Conventional Thinking: Butcher, baker, liberty-breaker?
Dec01

Conventional Thinking: Butcher, baker, liberty-breaker?

There is a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that has enormous consequences for religious liberty in America. The case is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and oral arguments before the nation’s highest court are scheduled for December. Here are the details of the case, as explained by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). “As the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, Jack Phillips is not in the...

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Standing for life: Church resources offered for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 21)
Nov30

Standing for life: Church resources offered for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 21)

In the last year, Oklahoma has seen a sudden rise in the number of abortion facilities, going from two to four, with a fifth scheduled to open soon. Oklahoma Baptist pastors, however, are not taking this devastating news laying down, as many continue to speak up for the unborn, as the 2018 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SHLS) draws near. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee (ERLC) of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma,...

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Conventional Thinking: Here we stand
Nov24

Conventional Thinking: Here we stand

Resolutions are one of the hallmark features of the Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). While some might consider this practice passé, the resolutions offer a time for Oklahoma Baptists to speak forth with one voice on various crucial issues facing the church and culture. On Nov. 14, Oklahoma Baptists spoke forth unanimously on several key issues. Most noticeably, Resolution number four condemned the...

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