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9/11 called catalyst for missions to Muslims
Sep19

9/11 called catalyst for missions to Muslims

>> by David Roach, Chief National correspondent for Baptist Press NEW YORK (BP)—When radical Islamic terrorists brought down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers 15 years ago, they didn’t realize their actions would also help bring down walls to reaching Muslims with the Gospel. But that’s exactly what happened. In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, the number of Unengaged, Muslim Unreached People Groups (UMUPGs) in the world has...

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OKC, Cherokee Hills adopts Putnam City football team
Sep18

OKC, Cherokee Hills adopts Putnam City football team

How can a church impact its community? How about adopting a high school football team? Oklahoma City, Cherokee Hills is investing in the players of the Putnam City High School football team, as families “adopt” players by going to the Pirates’ home games and cheering them on. This idea happened as Pastor Mike Keahbone was looking for ways Cherokee Hills could have a community presence. “We started praying for God to open doors,” said...

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Lankford seeks ban on dismemberment abortions
Sep18

Lankford seeks ban on dismemberment abortions

WASHINGTON—Legislation to ban an abortion procedure in which an unborn child’s body is torn apart piece by piece or crushed is before the United States Senate. Sen. James Lankford, R.-Okla., a member of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, introduced the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act Thursday (Sept. 8). Like a companion bill in the House of Representatives, Lankford’s proposal would prohibit a doctor performing an abortion from using...

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GameDay Church in second NFL season, ready to expand
Sep17

GameDay Church in second NFL season, ready to expand

>> by Nicole Kalil Florida Baptist Witness JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)—When most people think about tailgating, they think of football, food and fun with family and friends. But believers in the Jacksonville area have the chance to add faith to the mix before every Jacksonville Jaguars home game as GameDay Church returns for the 2016 NFL season. Last year more than 200 people gathered for a new kind of worship experience as GameDay...

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Conventional Thinking: Fighting ‘The new drug’
Sep16

Conventional Thinking: Fighting ‘The new drug’

Can you guess who said these words? Pornography is “a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays . … What is required is an honest dialogue about what we are witnessing—the true nature and danger of porn—and an honor code to tamp it down in the collective interests of our well-being as individuals, as families and as communities.” Would...

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Meetin’ Time: 2016 BGCO Annual Meeting to feature current SBC president, others
Sep16

Meetin’ Time: 2016 BGCO Annual Meeting to feature current SBC president, others

The 110th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), Nov. 14-15, at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs (14613 N. May Ave), will feature important business, officer elections, powerful preaching and great music, fellowship, meetings and more. Messengers to the 2016 Annual Meeting will elect a new BGCO president, vice president and second vice president. Various reports will be heard from Falls Creek Baptist...

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