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BLOG: Dear Tired Black Friend
Jul16

BLOG: Dear Tired Black Friend

Dear Tired Black Friend, I can see you are exhausted. Since the end of May, and really since the day you were born, you’ve had to carry a burden for society, for your church, for your family, for yourself. You’ve had to be so much. And I see you. I’ve seen you as you had to be careful. When we planned long road trips, I noticed you had to be careful about not being the driver for the night shift. When we organized a backyard party at...

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BLOG: When I’m doubting
Jun15

BLOG: When I’m doubting

My Bible is full of little notes, dates and doodles. There’s a VBS sticker with a fishing lure that says “cast your cares on God,” sticky notes of all shapes and colors reminding me of a thought, and highlighted verses taken out of context to help me get through my driver’s test or A.C.T. There are miniature sketches of the Lord’s Supper elements, stars and underlinings galore, and cute little quips and quotes from youth pastors and...

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BLOG: If You’re Afraid of the Coronavirus…
Mar12

BLOG: If You’re Afraid of the Coronavirus…

Living in my isolated, sans-social media life has its pros and cons. Recently, one of the biggest cons has been the lack of current news about the latest coronavirus, COVID-19. However, too, one of the biggest pros has been not getting wrapped up in the viral fear online in relation to COVID-19. Are you afraid to catch this coronavirus? Allow me to speak a few truths into your life in this culture’s fearful moment: God made you. The...

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Does the Virgin Birth really matter?
Dec23

Does the Virgin Birth really matter?

I often wrestle with doubt in my faith journey. I’m a realist at heart, and there’s no exception to that, even in the holiday season. I can easily get swept off my feet by a good Christmas hymn and rejoice unhindered at the sight of a well-lit Christmas tree. However, the jingling of bells and the twinkling of lights are often not strong enough to drown out the skepticism to which I am susceptible. One primary area of borderline...

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Bethany, Council Road helps ‘The Gift Go On’
Dec05

Bethany, Council Road helps ‘The Gift Go On’

BETHANY—On Tuesday, Nov. 19, vendors and shoppers alike filled the CUBE activity building on Bethany, Council Road’s campus. The “shopping with a purpose” event, The Gift Goes On, celebrated its 10th year. All proceeds from the event go directly toward financially assisting Christian families going through the process of adopting a child. The financial scholarships are distributed through the Karis Adoption Fund. One adoption can cost...

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Like so many other organizations around the state and country, Oklahoma Baptists are closely monitoring news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Learn More Here.
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