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Conventional Thinking: ‘Reproductive Rights’ as religion
Aug26

Conventional Thinking: ‘Reproductive Rights’ as religion

In America, the rise of so-called “sexual liberty” as a totally made-up right has corresponded with the decline of religious liberty as a true right. Amid this chaotic and costly trade, a new term has risen to the forefront of conversations: “reproductive rights.” This term was a highlighted focal point at the recent Democratic National Convention and was sadly supported with a nearly religious fervor. The term dominates everyday...

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Growing globally: GoStudents increases to six projects in five locations in 2016
Aug26

Growing globally: GoStudents increases to six projects in five locations in 2016

GoStudents is a strategy of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) that helps churches equip students with the task of sharing Jesus with unreached, unengaged people. In its brief history, GoStudents has been successful sending young people around the world, and this year, the number of project locations increased to five with six groups serving in these locations. With the leadership of trusted and experienced youth...

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From rebellion to redemption
Aug25

From rebellion to redemption

>> by Kristi Prince Contributing Writer April Harryman is an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse at Baptist Integris Hospital in Oklahoma City. Every shift she works to save the lives of patients with a variety of problems—drug overdose, alcohol poisoning and suicide attempts among others. Her compassion for her patients stems in part from an understanding that it is only by the grace of God that she isn’t the one lying in the bed....

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Dependent, yet truly free
Aug25

Dependent, yet truly free

Caleb Moore is the pastor of Tulsa, Logos.  He is also a wordslingersok.com blogger. We are all aware that women can often struggle with trying to meet the unrealistic expectations society puts on them. It has to be hard to be a woman who is blasted with magazines and television commercials where fit women can eat junk food without losing their airbrushed abs. When it comes to culture trying to define what a woman should look like,...

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Messenger Insight 260 – Fouad Masri
Aug25

Messenger Insight 260 – Fouad Masri

Sharing the Gospel with Muslims Fouad Masri, author and founder of the Crescent Project, talks about ways Christians can effectively share the Good News with Muslims. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/www.baptistmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Messenger-Insight-260-Fouad-Masri.mp3Podcast: Subscribe in iTunes | Play in new window | Download...

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Rite of passage: Significance—and creamed corn
Aug24

Rite of passage: Significance—and creamed corn

I reached a mile marker this week, and it has hit me fairly hard. I tried to convince the government I wasn’t old enough, but last week, they made me apply for Medicare. First of all, I’m not sure who this Medi is and whether or not she really does care. Second, everyone in the world seems to know I’m in this season of life. I’ve received a boatload of mail, all saying, “Congratulations, old man! You are turning 65 soon, and you know...

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