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OBU to host Black History Month lecture and film screening Feb. 27
Feb26

OBU to host Black History Month lecture and film screening Feb. 27

OBU will host two Black History Month events Wednesday, Feb. 27. Judge Ashleigh Parker Dunston will present a lecture in Stavros Hall 214 at 4 p.m. A screening of the documentary film, “13th,” will follow that evening at 8 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. A discussion will take place following the film, including Dunston along with panelist Steve Noble. They will be joined by guests from OBU. Dunston serves as a district...

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Pro-life advocates fill capitol in fight for unborn at 28th Annual Rose Day Rally
Feb18

Pro-life advocates fill capitol in fight for unborn at 28th Annual Rose Day Rally

On a foggy and cold Wednesday morning, despite the dreary and frigid weather conditions, more than 1,000 pro-life faithful flocked to the Oklahoma State capitol building for the 29th Annual Rose Day Pro-life Rally. The fourth floor rotunda of the capitol was full of rose colored masses proclaiming that each life, no matter how young, old, able bodied, or handicapped, is precious in the eyes of Jesus. The event began at 9:30 a.m., Feb....

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Educate, be proactive to deter sex abuse, pastors say
Feb18

Educate, be proactive to deter sex abuse, pastors say

NASHVILLE (BP) — Educating congregations, staff and volunteers about sexual abuse, prohibiting one-on-one interactions and employing security are crucial steps in preventing sex abuse in churches, pastors of churches where predators have been arrested told Baptist Press. “The issue of child molestation, I think it’s not a matter of if this happens in your organization, but when it happens,” John Hull, pastor of...

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Together we stand
Feb17

Together we stand

A few weeks ago, we celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.. Everyone is aware he was a leader for civil rights, not just for people of color, but he championed the rights and privileges of all God’s people, no matter their race, creed or color. In all that people say about this drum major for justice, I think a lot of people have forgotten that Dr. King was first and foremost a Baptist Pastor and a minister of the Gospel...

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Power of prayer for historic Oklahoma legislative session
Feb17

Power of prayer for historic Oklahoma legislative session

The first regular session of the 57th Oklahoma State Legislature is underway. The largest freshman class of legislators in Oklahoma’s history join business-outsider-turned-governor, Kevin Stitt, for a historic legislative session. There is new energy and optimism in the capitol. Beginning in 2017, God planted a ministry of prayer, pastoral care, and teaching the Bible among Oklahoma’s elected leaders. The ministry is founded upon 1...

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Film shot in Oklahoma portrays redemption for people on both sides of the fence on abortion
Feb15

Film shot in Oklahoma portrays redemption for people on both sides of the fence on abortion

An anti-abortion film that takes a critical look at Planned Parenthood will be in theaters March 29. The film called Unplanned which was shot in Stillwater, tells the story of Abby Johnson, who was a clinic director at Planned Parenthood. During her tenure with Planned Parenthood, Johnson helped facilitate 22,000 abortions before quitting the organization in 2009 after viewing an ultrasound during a performed abortion. The film...

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