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25 years later, memories of OKC bombing remain vivid
Apr17

25 years later, memories of OKC bombing remain vivid

All these years later, the memory remains vivid. Anthony Jordan was headed to his office at church, waiting at a stoplight—when suddenly, everything shook. And then he saw smoke rising from the downtown skyline, more than five miles away. “You talk to any Oklahoma City person, and I promise you, they can tell you exactly where they were when the bomb went off,” said Jordan, who was pastor of Oklahoma City, Northwest at the...

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Religious liberty concerns resolved for churches to receive CARES Act stimulus funds
Apr03

Religious liberty concerns resolved for churches to receive CARES Act stimulus funds

NASHVILLE (BP)—An Interim Final Rule published by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides assurance that churches and other ministries are, in fact, eligible to receive loans as part of a massive financial stimulus bill passed last week by Congress, and that those faith-based nonprofits will not face potential conflict with religious liberty protections. The Paycheck Protection Program, enacted as part of the $2 trillion...

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Oklahoma governor takes part in prayer event broadcast statewide
Mar27

Oklahoma governor takes part in prayer event broadcast statewide

Two Southern Baptist pastors who participated Thursday, March 26 in a prayer service, broadcast throughout the state of Oklahoma and featuring Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, marveled at the event’s timeliness as well as the boldness of the Gospel message shared. The hour-long event, titled “Let Hope Rise,” came in conjunction with Stitt’s proclamation of Thursday as a “Statewide Day of Prayer” amid the...

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2020 SBC Annual Meeting canceled
Mar24

2020 SBC Annual Meeting canceled

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting has been canceled for the first time in 75 years. Citing authority provided by the SBC Constitution “in the case of grave emergency,” the decision was made Tuesday, March 24, in a unanimous vote of a body composed of SBC officers, the SBC Executive Committee and leaders of the SBC’s boards and...

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