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How your church can engage your community
Sep21

How your church can engage your community

“We need to engage our community.” We know we are supposed to “meet them where they are.” As pastors or church leaders, we want our churches to be vital pieces of our communities. If someone asked us, “What kind of hole would there be in your community if your church disappeared tomorrow?” We want to say the gap would be significant. These are good and even biblical aspirations. Jesus’ life demands we engage the need we see around us,...

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Movies, markets and murder: What Christians should know about the genocide of the Uyghur people
Sep21

Movies, markets and murder: What Christians should know about the genocide of the Uyghur people

In the 1930s, the Nazis implemented measures to stigmatize, detain and prosecute those who they considered to be enemies of Germany. In 1938, the Nazis implemented Kristallnacht – a nationwide attack against the Jewish people during which Jewish synagogues, businesses and homes were burned, and scores of Jewish people were taken to internment camps. For years, the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people progressed. Yet, what would...

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‘The Social Dilemma’ leads this month’s ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’ lineup
Sep19

‘The Social Dilemma’ leads this month’s ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’ lineup

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television You may not smash your smartphone after watching Netflix’s newest hit documentary, but if you do, I won’t blame you. Titled The Social Dilemma (PG-13), the film interviews former Silicon Valley insiders and reveals how Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other Internet giants have...

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Charles Scheffe plants in Phoenix
Sep17

Charles Scheffe plants in Phoenix

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. Charles Scheffe had been in children’s ministry for 10 years in the Edmond area when he sensed God leading him to start a church. He learned the North American Mission Board had done the hard work of narrowing down potential cities by identifying...

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OBU student serves her home with DR
Sep17

OBU student serves her home with DR

LAKE CHARLES, La.—Hurricane Laura had a major effect on many people earlier this month, including those who were not directly in the hurricane’s path. Kiana Wray from Sulphur, La. is beginning her freshman year at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). She was in Shawnee a couple of weeks before the hurricane reached landfall. Though she was miles away, her heart was with her family and friends in Louisiana. Through OBU connections, Wray...

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Oklahoma Baptists’ Board approves abbreviated annual meeting, conducts other business
Sep16

Oklahoma Baptists’ Board approves abbreviated annual meeting, conducts other business

Members of Oklahoma Baptists’ state convention board of directors gathered on Sept. 15 at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City, to meet, pray, hear ministry and financial reports, as well as finalize plans for the upcoming annual meeting in November. 2020 Annual Meeting set for Nov. 10 in Broken Arrow In a unanimous decision, board members approved a plan to change the 114th annual meeting from a two-day meeting to an abbreviated,...

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