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OBU Hosts Annual Pastors School, Equips Leaders with Insights on 1 Peter
Jul19

OBU Hosts Annual Pastors School, Equips Leaders with Insights on 1 Peter

SHAWNEE—Eighty-five pastors attended OBU’s 2019 Pastors’ School July 15-17, receiving encouragement, biblically sound teaching and tools to equip them to lead their churches more effectively. The pastors’ school exists to provide pastors with practical strategies for equipping the church. The event featured several keynote speakers and attendees were granted access to numerous breakout sessions along with free resources. The theme for...

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Moon landing reflection:  an opportunity to worship
Jul16

Moon landing reflection: an opportunity to worship

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) — Exploration is “a part of what God has built into us.” Physics professor Bill Nettles said the moon landing, making its 50th anniversary this week, should help believers “realize that as image bearers of our heavenly Father, we are created as creative, imaginative people.” “We should be curious, while at the same time we should be humble,” said Nettles, chairman and...

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Protecting veterans’ religious liberty
Jul13

Protecting veterans’ religious liberty

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs updated its policies last week to better protect the religious liberty of U.S. military veterans and their families. The revised rules, effective July 3, assure that religious displays and pastoral care remain accessible and protected from discrimination. “We want to make sure that all of our veterans and their families feel welcome at VA, no matter their religious...

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Messenger Insight 337 – Faith & Family Night with the OKC Dodgers
Jul08

Messenger Insight 337 – Faith & Family Night with the OKC Dodgers

On July 20, at the OKC Bricktown Ballpark, hear evangelist Scott Dawson, Sen. James Lankford, musician Jeremy Camp, among others. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/07/02090914/Messenger-Insight-337-Scott-Dawson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.0MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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Explainer: What’s happening with children at the southern border?
Jul02

Explainer: What’s happening with children at the southern border?

**EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on www.erlc.com** Recent outcry over issues at the United States–Mexico border broke out after reporting from the Associated Press revealed unconscionable conditions for child migrants in government custody in a facility near El Paso, Texas. The AP story highlighted concerns from a group of attorneys who interviewed 60 children at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) site....

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5 benefits of cultural opposition
Jun30

5 benefits of cultural opposition

The church of Jesus Christ has always resembled her King best when she was in a place, not of dominance, but of yielded weakness. Here are five ways hostility can be an advantage. Opposition reminds us what matters. Believers often get caught up in fighting over tertiary issues. When there is opposition, tertiary issues are forced out, and believers awaken to the singular aim of gospel saturation. Opposition weeds out frauds. The days...

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