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NFL player Watson to speak at pro-life event
Jan20

NFL player Watson to speak at pro-life event

“Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is again being recognized for his work away from the football field,” is how the Baltimore Sun’s Jan. 5 article began. The Sun reported Watson, a 16-year NFL veteran, is to be the 2018 recipient of the Bart Starr Award, which “honors the NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.” On Jan. 4, the Ethics and Religious Liberty...

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Chicago Bears owner to speak at March for Life event
Jan13

Chicago Bears owner to speak at March for Life event

For those disappointed in politically-related news coming from the National Football League, this should be an encouraging alternative. Chicago Bears co-owner Pat McCaskey, grandson of legendary Bears founder George Halas, is scheduled to speak at the 2018 March for Life Chicago event, Jan. 14, according to LifeNews.com. According to his online bio, McCaskey is “a Chicago Bears board member and the Bears’ senior director of special...

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SWOSU BCM hosts ‘packing party’ for food struggles
Dec24

SWOSU BCM hosts ‘packing party’ for food struggles

WEATHERFORD—Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) is making a difference at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU). On Mon., Dec. 11, BCM hosted a “packing party,” which involved packing and sealing 20,000 meals to help students who struggle with food insecurities. Scott Hume, SWOSU BCM director, said more than 200 SWOSU students face food insecurities or food scarcities due to lack of personal funding. “They can pay their...

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Heavener holds revival in school gym
Dec18

Heavener holds revival in school gym

HEAVENER—If the sanctuary is too small for revival meetings, where can a church meet? How about the high school gymnasium? That’s where Heavener, First decided to have its revival last September. Pastor Brock Hardin said the Sunday-Wednesday event experienced 36 professions of faith in Christ and many other spiritual blessings with the church. It also revealed a powerful relationship with the local school system that is a rare sight...

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Hidden Harvest Helps: Reaching different people groups
Dec03

Hidden Harvest Helps: Reaching different people groups

Anthony Jordan emphasized the importance of churches connecting with the people who live in their area in his Annual Meeting address, Nov. 13, as the executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). He specifically addressed the concern of churches located in transitional neighborhoods. “Many of our churches in transitional neighborhoods are dying because they are unwilling to transition,” he said....

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