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2017 Rose Day speaker announced
Dec13

2017 Rose Day speaker announced

The Rose Day Pro-Life (Indoor) Rally, which is sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and other groups on the Rose Day Committee, is the single largest annual gathering of pro-life Oklahomans, and the 2017 Rose Day, which takes place at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, will feature pro-life author and pastor Ronnie Floyd. Floyd is senior pastor of Springdale, Ark., Cross Church. In June...

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Conventional Thinking: Keep the ‘mas’ in Christmas
Dec09

Conventional Thinking: Keep the ‘mas’ in Christmas

The year 2016 offers a unique opportunity in that Christmas falls on a Sunday. Years ago, a non-denominational megachurch publicly decided to cancel its worship services when Christmas fell on a Sunday, citing families’ needs to spend time together that day and the church’s inability to get enough volunteers together to make services work. This move, perhaps unintentionally, showed a great misunderstanding of Christmas. You see, it...

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Conventional Thinking: Be kind
Dec02

Conventional Thinking: Be kind

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Gal. 5:22-23). The Christmas season is supposed to be one of joy. But with long lines at stores, increased traffic in the cities and growing frustrations with businesses secularizing or watering down the real reason for the season, Christmas can become a time of jeers, not...

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Conventional Thinking: Christmas gift idea
Nov24

Conventional Thinking: Christmas gift idea

With Black Friday upon us, Oklahomans are trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for family and friends. Looking at a catalogue, I saw you now can order a robotic pet, which promises all the fun of a puppy without any of the messes. I saw, too, you can order a vintage PacMan game for someone’s “man cave.” As alternative to these, may I suggest that, for young and old, you consider giving a book this Christmas? The gift of good...

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Falls Creek to Celebrate 100 Years in 2017: Centennial Celebration Committee announces Labor Day events
Nov17

Falls Creek to Celebrate 100 Years in 2017: Centennial Celebration Committee announces Labor Day events

DAVIS—In 2017, Falls Creek will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Plans to celebrate this milestone are in the works, including major events at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on Sept. 2-3, 2017. The Falls Creek 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee, led by chairman Danny Ringer, Director of Missions for Beckham-Mills Association, has been meeting for months to plan various ways to recognize and celebrate Falls Creek’s...

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