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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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‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July family-friendly lineup
Jul06

‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July family-friendly lineup

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ go-to for entertainment. My goal is to broaden their horizons beyond the typical...

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A Grand Opening: CrossTimbers adds four summer sessions at Grand Lake Baptist Assembly
Jul05

A Grand Opening: CrossTimbers adds four summer sessions at Grand Lake Baptist Assembly

GROVE—A sign of a successful operation can be expansion. That is what CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp is experiencing this summer. Since CrossTimbers has been located in Davis, more and more churches have been bringing 3rd-6th graders to participate in a four-day session of fun experiences that involve mission lessons, Bible study and Gospel presentations. The encampment near Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center has...

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Just Joe: Age, phones and what Jesus knows
Jul05

Just Joe: Age, phones and what Jesus knows

The other day I was doing something of great importance. I can’t exactly remember what it was, but I am sure it was very important. While I was accomplishing that critical task, I was reminded of how old I am. “How old are you?” you may ask. Well… I am old enough to remember when telephones had to be connected to wires in your house to work. I am old enough to remember when dialing a phone was not accomplished by pushing buttons but...

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Rite of passage: A fresh trust
Jul03

Rite of passage: A fresh trust

One of the things I have taught my students is that each one needs two mentors: one living and one who has passed on. I have had both. My living mentor was Avery Willis, a well-known name among Baptists worldwide. For some reason, Avery picked me to travel with him to teach MasterLife, a very popular discipleship process. He told me never to call it a “program,” because a program has a beginning and end; discipleship is a process, and...

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2019 human trafficking report: U.S. has work to do
Jun29

2019 human trafficking report: U.S. has work to do

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. is among 33 top countries fighting human trafficking but falls short in prosecuting traffickers, aiding victims and tackling forced labor in particular, the U.S. State Department said in its latest report. Faith communities can help countries address human trafficking, which currently victimizes an estimated 25 million adults and children worldwide in sex trafficking and forced labor, U.S....

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