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Families blessing families: Foster care VBS event draws unique blend of volunteers
Aug09

Families blessing families: Foster care VBS event draws unique blend of volunteers

JENKS—When Teri Blanton began making plans for a new Vacation Bible School (VBS) event specifically designed for foster care families, she was unsure what all and who all she would need to make it work. Blanton, who serves as Foster Care Coordinator for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC), wanted to serve foster care families by helping them get their required annual training and offering their kids a great VBS experience....

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Conventional Thinking: Suppertime
Aug05

Conventional Thinking: Suppertime

In the wake of racial division in America, many are talking about the problem, yet few are offering solutions. Fortunately, many church leaders are stepping up through prayer and various events to bring reconciliation. Others are suggesting public policy ideas to work toward justice and racial reconciliation. I will leave it up to wise preachers and policy makers to create solutions that work toward racial reconciliation. But I want...

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Conventional Thinking: Politics & consequences
Jul29

Conventional Thinking: Politics & consequences

This month is showcasing the political conventions of America’s two largest political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. If politics is the new form of entertainment, then these two conventions are the Super Bowl of civics. With high-flown speeches, flags waving and crowds roaring, each political party will show off its prowess, as the media pundits and self-appointed social media critics analyze every word and gesture. To be...

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Conventional Thinking: The missing ingredient
Jul22

Conventional Thinking: The missing ingredient

It doesn’t take a genius to see that America today is in a mess. From racism run amok to widespread addiction, from a pornography epidemic to corruption in the political system, our problems seem only to be getting worse, not better. As Christians, we know that the only solution to the sin problem is the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ itself, and that only by living out our faith will the world assign credibility to our message. But...

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Conventional Thinking: Is the SBC building mosques?
Jul15

Conventional Thinking: Is the SBC building mosques?

“I am in shock that you Southern Baptists are building mosques,” said one message I recently received. Still others wondered aloud as to “why on Earth?” Southern Baptists are supporting the building of a mosque, when radical Islamic terrorists are threatening and murdering Christians and others around the world and here in America. What exactly is going on here? At BaptistMessenger.com, you can listen to an interview with Russell D....

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