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High court gives hope on scholarship program
Jan25

High court gives hope on scholarship program

WASHINGTON (BP)—Supporters of a state tax credit scholarship program that includes religious schools found hope Wednesday Jan. 22 that the U.S. Supreme Court would agree the plan passes constitutional muster. The high court heard oral arguments regarding a program created by the Montana legislature that provides a tax credit of up to $150 for a donation to a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO). Contributions to SSOs finance...

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Trump first president slated to attend March for Life
Jan24

Trump first president slated to attend March for Life

WASHINGTON (BP)—Pro-life advocates are applauding President Donald Trump’s decision to attend the 47th annual March for Life rally Friday Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. (CST) on the National Mall in Washington. “He will be the first president in history to attend, and we are so excited for him to experience in person how passionate our marchers are about life and protecting the unborn,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini...

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Walter Wilson stays busy
Jan24

Walter Wilson stays busy

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an expanded article based on the 2020 Cooperative Program Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. For more information, please visit www.oklahomabaptists.org/cp. Walter Wilson, who serves Oklahoma Baptists as African American Affinity Ministry Partner (AMP), has been pastor for 13 years of Lawton, Friendship. He graduated in 1984 from Bishop College in Dallas, from Dallas Baptist University in 1987 with a...

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Encourage: Powerful summary of baptism
Jan23

Encourage: Powerful summary of baptism

Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine Come, Holy Spirit, Dove divine, on these baptismal waters shine, and teach our hearts, in highest strain, to praise the Lamb for sinners slain. We love Your name, we love Your laws, and joyfully embrace Your cause; We love Your cross, the shame, the pain, O Lamb of God, for sinners slain. We sink beneath the water’s face, and thank You for Your saving grace; We die to sin and seek a grave with You,...

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New name, new schedule, same purpose: Advance Conference offers new elements while pursuing evangelism
Jan23

New name, new schedule, same purpose: Advance Conference offers new elements while pursuing evangelism

Oklahoma Baptists will experience a new name this year to a traditional event that maintains its consistent purpose. What has been known for many years as the State Evangelism Conference will now be called the Advance Conference, which will convene Jan. 27-28 at Del City, First Southern. Alan Quigley, associate executive director of Oklahoma Baptists’ church resources group, explained the purpose behind the Advance Conference and gave...

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‘The Repair Shop’ tops this month’s ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’
Jan23

‘The Repair Shop’ tops this month’s ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television.   Long ago, our grandparents and great-grandparents didn’t toss things when they broke. They repaired them. From clothing to furniture to gadgets, our ancestors knew what to do when something got damaged or stopped working. Times certainly have changed. The repair culture has...

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