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Upcoming VBS events will minister to foster parents, kids
May17

Upcoming VBS events will minister to foster parents, kids

There are more than 11,000 Oklahoma children in DHS custody and in need of out-of-home placement. The growing foster care need is being met by many Southern Baptist families in Oklahoma who, this summer, will have a unique opportunity to be blessed. Teri Blanton, who serves as Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children’s (OBHC) Foster Care Coordinator, is working with two churches—one in Oklahoma City and one in Tulsa—to provide a Vacation...

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Conventional Thinking: Bible times
May13

Conventional Thinking: Bible times

Many of us committed to read the Bible daily in the New Year, some with hopes of reading the Bible cover to cover in one year. It’s now May, so does your Bible know where you are? Too many of us have not followed through on our commitments. What is at stake in this form of neglect? If you trust the research from the Center for Bible Engagement, a lot. In fact, according to the Center, time spent in the Word of God is the single best...

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Connect>1 evangelism tour crisscrosses state
May10

Connect>1 evangelism tour crisscrosses state

From the months of March to May, from cities ranging from the Panhandle to LeFlore County, Bob Mayfield and others from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) met with pastors and associational leaders to talk about how the Gospel can be unleashed in Oklahoma through Sunday School. Mayfield, who serves as BGCO Sunday School & adult discipleship specialist, took the lead in creating an awareness and dialogue about the...

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Conventional Thinking: Distracting devices
May06

Conventional Thinking: Distracting devices

The late Adrian Rogers said, “If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.” With the advent of the smartphone, the Devil is getting two birds with one stone. Cell phones, which today are Internet-enabled portable devices, have created an instantaneous platform for all manner of wrong. Pornography, once reduced to the “red-light” districts, is now available in an instant, if a person desired. Even if a person does not seek it out,...

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Conventional Thinking: When exceptions rule
Apr29

Conventional Thinking: When exceptions rule

Christian apologetics expert Scott Klusendorf once said, you don’t set speed limits based on the fact that a man might need to drive 90 miles an hour to get his wife who is in labor to the hospital. Klusendorf used this analogy to discuss the issue of abortion law. If the statistics are correct, we could stop some 95 percent of abortions tomorrow if we made abortion illegal, except in cases of rape. Now most pro-lifers, including...

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