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Owasso, First focuses on making workplace a mission field
Jan26

Owasso, First focuses on making workplace a mission field

Owasso—Mission Trips are sometimes referred to as the “discipleship microwave” by ministry leaders because the people who go on mission trips often experience life-changing spiritual growth. But a new ministry sponsored in part by Owasso, First hopes to help Christians experience mission trip life transformation close to home—or rather, the office. Owasso, First is partnering with an innovative marketplace initiative led by one of...

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Shine: The disappearing nominal Christian and the emerging Millennial
Jan25

Shine: The disappearing nominal Christian and the emerging Millennial

There is much talk today about the decline of Christianity and the lack of Millennials in our churches. It is true that there are fewer people who are self-identify as Christians, and many churches are not populated with Millennials. However, the reality may be more encouraging than these facts indicate. Ed Stetzer said on a Carey Nieuwhof podcast that what we are actually seeing is the disappearance of “Nominal Christians” and the...

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Southern Baptists march for life in Washington
Jan24

Southern Baptists march for life in Washington

WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptists joined tens of thousands of other Americans in demonstrating their pro-life convictions during the annual March for Life Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. A contingent of those who participated in the Evangelicals for Life (EFL) conference Jan. 16-17 took part in the march and the rally that preceded it on the national mall. Many attendees and staff of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission...

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Abortion defunding bill, introduced by Lankford and others, fails in Senate
Jan23

Abortion defunding bill, introduced by Lankford and others, fails in Senate

WASHINGTON (BP) — The effort to remove the federal government from the abortion business failed Thursday (Jan. 17) in the U.S. Senate. Senators voted, 48-47, to bring the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act to the floor for a vote on final passage. But the roll call fell far short of the 60 votes needed to succeed in the procedural move known as invoking cloture. The proposal, S. 109,...

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Encourage: Important opportunities
Jan23

Encourage: Important opportunities

Regular readers of this column know that I do not often push programs or events. With this edition, however, I want to put extra emphasis on a few important opportunities and issues you will read about in the pages that follow. First, I would like to invite you to join us at the State Evangelism Conference (SEC), Jan. 28-29, at Del City, First Southern located at 6400 South Sooner Road. The theme for this year’s conference is...

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Disaster Relief volunteers prepare meals for group of federal employees affected by shutdown
Jan22

Disaster Relief volunteers prepare meals for group of federal employees affected by shutdown

As the federal government’s partial shutdown continues, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have stepped up to help one group of federal employees. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22, volunteers with Oklahoma Baptist DR will be preparing up to 900 meals a day for federal workers of the Federal Transfer Center, who have been economically impacted during the shutdown. “There are 100 people working per shift and three eight-hour shifts,...

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