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2018 memorable Messenger stories
Dec20

2018 memorable Messenger stories

The Baptist Messenger will experience a major change in 2019, printing twice a month instead of weekly. As the cover of this final edition of 2018 presents all of the covers from the weekly printed editions of the year, this Baptist Messenger also features reflections offered by the Messenger staff of 10 memorable moments of Oklahoma Baptist life in 2018.   1. ‘Heroes of Faith Go Home’ Billy Graham, Shane Hall and Willa Ruth Garlow...

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Caleb Freeman, 365 days later
Dec19

Caleb Freeman, 365 days later

  NEWCASTLE—It has been a year since Caleb Freeman’s life was changed after being in a car accident with his younger brother, Clayton. The two were on their way to a University of Oklahoma basketball game on Dec. 19, 2017 when they were hit by a semi-truck, injuring Caleb to the point where doctors were calling for a miracle. Now, 365 days later, Caleb is a walking and talking miracle. He spent the first half of the year in multiple...

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Christmas around the convention
Dec18

Christmas around the convention

Bethany, Council Road Bethany, Council Road covered their campus with activities ranging from hayride Christmas stories to food trucks, from campfires to petting zoos. The Christmas outreach event, held Dec. 2, also featured a large concert including Norman Behymer and Cody Dunbar. [Photo provided] Pawhuska, Calvary Children from Pawhuska, Calvary dress as Bible characters and animals to recreate the manger on the church float in the...

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Conventional Thinking: Home alone at Christmas
Dec14

Conventional Thinking: Home alone at Christmas

“Home Alone” continues to be one of the most popular Christmas movies. To recall the plot, an eight-year-old boy’s family accidently leaves him at home for the holidays, while they jet off to Europe for vacation. Realizing his family is gone, the boy (Kevin) thinks he has permanently wished his family away, when he is confronted with two bungling burglars trying to raid his home, all while his mother tries to get back home to her...

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Jen Bricker to speak at 2019 Rose Day Rally
Dec11

Jen Bricker to speak at 2019 Rose Day Rally

On Feb. 6, 2019 at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the 28th annual Rose Day will take place, as evangelicals and pro-life faithful flock to Oklahoma City to protect the lives of unborn babies. Jen Bricker, a pro-life advocate will be the featured speaker for the rally that takes place in the House Chamber inside the capitol building. Bricker is an acrobat and aerialist by trade. However, she is unique in the fact that she was born without...

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Alcanzando la segunda generación de Latinos en Oklahoma
Dec10

Alcanzando la segunda generación de Latinos en Oklahoma

En los últimos veinte años, Oklahoma ha experimentado un cambio drástico demográfico que está impactando nuestras instituciones gubernamentales, políticas, y religiosas en el estado. Me refiero al crecimiento de Latinos de segunda y tercera generación que el día de hoy representan dos terceras partes de la población Hispana en Oklahoma. Las estadísticas oficiales más recientes de acuerdo al Centro Pew Hispanic Research indican que en...

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