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Conventional Thinking: Just 40 days
Sep14

Conventional Thinking: Just 40 days

Moses spent 40 days face-to-face with God on Mount Sinai (Ex. 34:28). Jesus spent 40 days in the desert, fasting and praying (Matt. 4:1-11). Starting later this month, pro-life Christians across the country and other parts of the world will likewise spend 40 days focused on one godly goal: praying for an end to abortion. Yes, the 40 Days for Life, which is a cross-denominational peaceful prayer effort focused on saving unborn...

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Livin’ on Tulsa kind: South Tulsa ministers to refugees, internationals
Sep13

Livin’ on Tulsa kind: South Tulsa ministers to refugees, internationals

  TULSA—God often calls people to leave the United States to take the Gospel to the mission field around the world. Yet sometimes He brings the mission field to the United States. In the case of one Tulsa church, God brought people from around the world right to its backyard. Tulsa, South Tulsa has found a door wide open to minister to refugees and other internationals in the area, from which they have shared the Gospel and shown the...

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Conventional Thinking: 7 deadly sins & social media
Sep07

Conventional Thinking: 7 deadly sins & social media

In other faith traditions, we hear about the seven deadly sins. These are considered sins that literally and spiritually lead unto death. Various authors and writers in recent years have drawn links between popular social media platforms and the tendency of each one toward various sins. As more young people—and people of all ages—spend increasing time on social media, I wish to echo and expand upon this conversation. Here are the...

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Conventional Thinking: A springboard for ministry
Aug31

Conventional Thinking: A springboard for ministry

According to the Oklahoma Fosters website, there are presently 8,498 children in DHS custody, presenting a massive unmet foster care need in Oklahoma. In this edition of the Baptist Messenger (see page 6), we see how one association stepped up to meet the need in a unique way. To be specific, LeFlore Association hosted a Foster Family Retreat at which families who are fostering could have a safe, fun environment for their foster...

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Foster Family Retreat in LeFlore Association shows Christ’s love
Aug30

Foster Family Retreat in LeFlore Association shows Christ’s love

  TALIHINA—While the foster care needs in Oklahoma remain great, Oklahoma Baptists are finding creative ways to minister and meet the needs of foster families. One such example comes from southeast Oklahoma, in LeFlore Association, where the Foster Family Retreat at Kiamichi Baptist Assembly took place, July 28-29. “Through our contact with DHS, we discovered one of the needs of foster parents is the ability to get their 12 hours of...

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