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Power of prayer for historic Oklahoma legislative session
Feb17

Power of prayer for historic Oklahoma legislative session

The first regular session of the 57th Oklahoma State Legislature is underway. The largest freshman class of legislators in Oklahoma’s history join business-outsider-turned-governor, Kevin Stitt, for a historic legislative session. There is new energy and optimism in the capitol. Beginning in 2017, God planted a ministry of prayer, pastoral care, and teaching the Bible among Oklahoma’s elected leaders. The ministry is founded upon 1...

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‘Run the Race’ leads February family-friendly lineup
Feb16

‘Run the Race’ leads February family-friendly lineup

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVD, streaming or television. Sports movies are never just about sports. In fact, the best ones present so many lessons about life and eternity that even non-sports fans will enjoy them. Such is the case with the faith-based Run the Race, which releases in theaters Feb. 22 and tells the story of a high school...

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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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