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Vice presidents of Jesus Town?
Jun23

Vice presidents of Jesus Town?

This was written by Caleb Moore and was originally featured on WordSlingers.com. For the last few months, I have been preaching from the Gospel of Mark. After the first 10 chapters, I am amazed that anyone is a Christian. The disciples, for the most part, just don’t show many signs of competence. They constantly role model what not to do. But let’s cut them some slack; many of them are in their teens. Although classic paintings make...

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Retiree: Mission:Dignity aids ‘folks like us’
Jun07

Retiree: Mission:Dignity aids ‘folks like us’

>> by Joe Westbury  Managing Editor, Georgia Christian Index EDITOR’S NOTE: Mission:Dignity Sunday is June 26 in the Southern Baptist Convention in support of GuideStone Financial Resources’ benevolence ministry for retired pastors or their widows. TOCCOA, Ga. (BP)—After 45 years of ministry, Reginald and Claudia Pressley retired much the way they began—serving small churches in the Southeast. They were there for births,...

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Flower gift keeps Baptist Village blooming
Jun02

Flower gift keeps Baptist Village blooming

>> by Mike Schuler, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma They came by the truckload—impatiens, begonias, zinnias and periwinkles—to the delight of Baptist Village of Oklahoma City (BVC) residents eager to flex their green thumbs and brighten their homes. On May 13, dozens of seniors took part in the community’s annual flower giveaway, which provides free bedding plants for BVC residents to...

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Q&A: Why do Bible texts differ?
May31

Q&A: Why do Bible texts differ?

Dr. Bobby Kelly is the Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion at OBU You might have been following along when your pastor read the text for the day, Acts 8:37, “Then Philip said, ‘If you believe with all your heart, you may.’ And he answered and said, ‘I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.’” You noticed that your Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) has brackets around the verse, indicating the presence of “significant...

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Foster mom steadfast in God’s will
May30

Foster mom steadfast in God’s will

>> by Kristi Prince Contributing Writer EDMOND—Over the past several years, Staci Steadman has learned God’s plan often looks much different than preconceived ideas. In fact, her journey through His will has taken her on a course she never envisioned.    Twenty-one years ago, she and her husband, Jim, shared the dreams of most newlyweds. They wanted a storybook family, but extended family struggles and fertility issues presented...

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