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Historic: Langston BSU/BCM project brings unity, opportunity
Nov15

Historic: Langston BSU/BCM project brings unity, opportunity

  LANGSTON—Wednesday, Oct. 31 marked a historic day on a historic college campus in Oklahoma. A group of Baptist faithful gathered at the newly remodeled Langston University Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) Building for a special noonday and building dedication event. eaders with the Oklahoma Baptist State Convention (OBSC) and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) joined with Langston students and new and longtime...

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Conventional Thinking: It’s time
Nov09

Conventional Thinking: It’s time

Let me admit something. I did not grow up being involved in Southern Baptist life. In fact, I did not attend the annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention or the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) until I was well into my 20s. It’s not because I was out of church. I was saved as a child and in church for the most part, but my involvement was minimal and certainly not far-reaching. When I finally did decide to...

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Conventional Thinking: The Care in foster care
Nov02

Conventional Thinking: The Care in foster care

We live in times of continual outrage, in which a bombardment of news and events come at us daily. This is so constant it creates a numbing effect, so that when an issue comes along that needs our full attention, Christians have grown apathetic. Take, for example, the urgent issue of foster care. Did you know that there are approximately 8,500 children currently in Oklahoma DHS custody? A number like that can sound like a mere...

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Conventional Thinking: 4,723 babies
Oct26

Conventional Thinking: 4,723 babies

While the United States continues to have one of the highest abortion rates in the industrialized world, the abortion rate in individual states has been falling across the map. In 2017, however, there was one state with a noticeable and tragic increase in its abortion rate. That state is Oklahoma. To be specific, there was a 10 percent increase in the abortion rate from prior year. But let’s put it in real terms. There were 4,723...

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Conventional Thinking:  Christmas & calendar confusion
Oct19

Conventional Thinking: Christmas & calendar confusion

I was recently told that Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” begins Oct. 26. This news brings excitement and dread to numerous people I know, and it is symbolic of a larger trend I want to discuss. The first group of excited people are typically those who love anything Christmas at any time. It could be the dead of summer, and they want to hear music involving chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Like it or not, there’s...

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