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‘Follow Jesus’ call,’ SBC President Greear says at Falls Creek during Collegiate Week
Aug21

‘Follow Jesus’ call,’ SBC President Greear says at Falls Creek during Collegiate Week

DAVIS—J.D. Greear has experience preaching to college students. The church he pastors in Durham, N.C. has a reputation of drawing many collegians from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Therefore, the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention is a natural fit to speak at Collegiate Week, which Greear did Tuesday evening, Aug. 6. This was the second consecutive year, Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center hosted Collegiate...

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Rite of Passage: Branch offices
Aug21

Rite of Passage: Branch offices

It was my last speaking engagement before my surgery. I was invited to speak once on Saturday night and twice on Sunday at Altus, Martha Road. I have spoken there several times, and it is the kind of church that blesses you more than you can bless them. It reminds me of the church I grew up in; they just love on whoever walks through the doors. It’s a three-and-a-half-hour drive from my home to the church, so I left early on Saturday...

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Shaddix, Dilbeck speak during OBU’s 2019 Fall Challenge chapel series
Aug21

Shaddix, Dilbeck speak during OBU’s 2019 Fall Challenge chapel series

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) kicked off its annual Fall Challenge chapel series Tuesday, Aug. 20. The first event took place immediately following The Walk. Fall Challenge is a part of Welcome Week, where new students are welcomed and orientated to life on campus. Additional services will be in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m....

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PPFA forfeits family planning funds for abortion
Aug20

PPFA forfeits family planning funds for abortion

WASHINGTON (BP)—One of Planned Parenthood’s government revenue streams has officially dried up for now. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) confirmed Monday (Aug. 19) it would not abide by the Trump administration’s new rule that prohibits federal family planning funds for organizations that perform, promote or refer for abortions. The decision—which had been expected for weeks and was announced at the...

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Kingfisher, First reaches NYC student, invites her to Falls Creek
Aug20

Kingfisher, First reaches NYC student, invites her to Falls Creek

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeremy Rowan shares a story of a young lady from New York whom his church met on a mission trip. Jasmine Torres visited Oklahoma this summer and got to spend time at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center during one of the summer youth weeks. KINGFISHER—Jasmine Torres grew up near Pelham Parkway in the Bronx, N.Y.  When her plane landed at Will Rogers World Airport, it was the farthest west she had ever been.  This...

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OBU welcomes more than 520 new students to Bison Hill
Aug19

OBU welcomes more than 520 new students to Bison Hill

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) welcomed more than 520 students to campus Saturday, Aug. 17, for the University’s annual Move-In Day. Current students, faculty and staff greeted a class of 451 first-time freshmen and 70 transfer students to campus. Move-in day is a beloved tradition on Bison Hill, a time where the OBU family shows the highest levels of hospitality to new students and their families. Cars pull up in front of...

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