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Film shot in Oklahoma portrays redemption for people on both sides of the fence on abortion
Feb15

Film shot in Oklahoma portrays redemption for people on both sides of the fence on abortion

An anti-abortion film that takes a critical look at Planned Parenthood will be in theaters March 29, 2019. The film called Unplanned which was shot in Stillwater, tells the story of Abby Johnson, who was a clinic director at Planned Parenthood. During her tenure with Planned Parenthood, Johnson helped facilitate 22,000 abortions before quitting the organization in 2009 after an ultrasound as an abortion was performed. The film employs...

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Who’s your one?
Feb15

Who’s your one?

In a famous Peanuts cartoon strip, Charles Shultz exposed a common tendency. In frame one Lucy says to Linus, “You a doctor! Ha! That’s a big laugh.” She continues to chide him in the second frame, “You could never be a doctor! You know why?” Of course she gives her answer in frame three, “Because you don’t love mankind, that’s why!” Linus finally speaks in the fourth frame, “I love mankind… it’s people I can’t stand!” We smile...

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Training model a success for YEC
Feb14

Training model a success for YEC

DAVIS—The Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) for Oklahoma Baptists completed its fourth year of meeting at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, Jan. 20-21. Not only has YEC changed its location, from meeting at a church or large arena, but its format also has changed, and Brian Baldwin said it has been a successful transition. “We are really picking up traction of how people see the new model of YEC,” said Baldwin, who is the student...

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Millennials’ witness prevented by ‘faulty discipleship’
Feb13

Millennials’ witness prevented by ‘faulty discipleship’

NASHVILLE (BP) — Barna research indicating nearly half of U.S. millennial Christians believe evangelism is wrong reflects the church’s failure to disciple them, say two Southern Baptist evangelism leaders. “The great reason for a loss of passionate evangelism is faulty discipleship,” said Sammy Tippit, president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists. “The early days of my ministry took place...

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Rite of Passage: Money matters
Feb13

Rite of Passage: Money matters

I was very fortunate to have a grandfather who believed in teaching me about money. As far back as I can remember, he was talking about tithing, investments and savings. Granddad was a hog farmer, and one day, he came to me and asked if I wanted to go into business with him. I was 5 years old, and one of his sows had just had a litter of pigs. I could choose any one out of the litter as my own. I would have to raise it and take care...

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Women’s Session emphasizes everyday evangelism
Feb12

Women’s Session emphasizes everyday evangelism

DEL CITY—On Tues., Jan. 29, Oklahoma Baptist Women gathered at the State Evangelism Conference at Del City, First Southern to be encouraged to share their faith with boldness. A lineup of powerful women of faith made the program a challenging, yet inspiring, women’s session. To begin the Women’s Session, Chanda Graham led the room, which was nearly seated to capacity, in a time of worship. Graham made the transition from attorney, to...

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