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Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows
May24

Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Imagine having to either flee with the one child in your arms or run amid gunfire in search of your other children perhaps already killed by terrorists attacking your community. Brian Moore was one of about 100 others who encountered such a decision May 15 at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. — but that experience was only a simulated exercise of loss. “For people in...

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Church membership drop, anxiety spotlight Gospel need
May12

Church membership drop, anxiety spotlight Gospel need

NASHVILLE (BP) — As recent polls put U.S. church membership at an all-time low and anxiety at an all-time high, some Southern Baptist leaders say the numbers are a wake-up call to Christians’ deep need to take the Great Commission personally. A Gallup Poll published in mid-April found that around 50 percent of Americans self-reported as members of a church, synagogue or mosque in 2018. That’s a sharp drop from around...

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BGCO hosts African American Pastors Fellowship May 3-4
May06

BGCO hosts African American Pastors Fellowship May 3-4

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) reported 37 churches were represented at the African American Pastors Fellowship workshop at the Baptist Building, May 3-4. Alvin Deal, pastor in Greenville, S.C., was the event’s speaker. His message emphasized the important of cooperation. He said church leader and members are not to be “players, parasites or just participants,” but rather they should be “partners,” sharing all...

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Messenger Insight 333 – OBU & You
May02

Messenger Insight 333 – OBU & You

Hear Dr. Heath Thomas discuss the powerful impact of Oklahoma Baptist University. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/05/02133554/Messenger-Insight-333-Dr.-Thomas.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.1MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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OBU mourns passing of Coach Sam Freas
Apr20

OBU mourns passing of Coach Sam Freas

SHAWNEE—Legendary Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) swimming and diving coach Sam Freas, who led OBU to seven national championships after starting the university’s swimming and diving programs in 2011, passed away Sunday night, March 24, at the age of 72. “Sam’s reputation as one of the most respected coaches in collegiate swimming was well-deserved,” OBU Athletics Director Robert Davenport said. “What he accomplished in building...

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OBU campus worships together during Holy Week chapel
Apr19

OBU campus worships together during Holy Week chapel

SHAWNEE—On Wednesday, April 17, students and faculty gathered in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium to worship for Holy Week, an annual OBU tradition on the Wednesday preceding Easter. The chapel service featured music led by a variety of students, student groups and faculty. Dr. Louima Lilite, associate professor of music; Dr. Pam Robinson, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; and Dr. Lindsey Panxhi, assistant...

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