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Pastors School coming to OBU July 15-17, still time to register
Jul07

Pastors School coming to OBU July 15-17, still time to register

SHAWNEE—It’s not too late to register for the 2019 OBU Pastors’ School, coming to Bison Hill July 15-17. The theme for this year’s school is “Shepherding the Flock: Insights into 1 Peter.” The pastor’s school is designed for pastors to gain practical strategies for equipping the church. The event will be filled with keynote speakers, free resources and many breakout sessions. Registration is $99. The 2019 Pastors’...

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Thoroughly Magnanimous Millie: Store owner sells shop to DaySpring Villa
Jul07

Thoroughly Magnanimous Millie: Store owner sells shop to DaySpring Villa

SAND SPRINGS—Millie Combs has been the owner of Mother’s Helper for 18 years. She also has been a regular volunteer with the ministry of DaySpring Villa. At the end of 2018, Millie merged both her trade and her generosity together. Mother’s Helper is a resale consignment boutique, located in Sand Springs, offering furniture, clothes for children and infants, maternity wear and women’s apparel. For 18 years, Millie helped her customers...

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Norman Geisler, defender of Christian faith, dies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) — Norman Geisler, one of the foremost defenders of the Christian faith in the discipline known as apologetics, died Monday (July 1). He was 86. Tributes to Geisler soon appeared in Religion News Service, Christianity Today and WORLD Magazine, among others. Rob Phillips, who leads the apologetics ministry of the Missouri Baptist Convention, recounted to Baptist Press, “I first encountered Dr. Geisler...

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‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July family-friendly lineup
Jul06

‘America’s Got Talent’ leads July family-friendly lineup

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ go-to for entertainment. My goal is to broaden their horizons beyond the typical...

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A Grand Opening: CrossTimbers adds four summer sessions at Grand Lake Baptist Assembly
Jul05

A Grand Opening: CrossTimbers adds four summer sessions at Grand Lake Baptist Assembly

GROVE—A sign of a successful operation can be expansion. That is what CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp is experiencing this summer. Since CrossTimbers has been located in Davis, more and more churches have been bringing 3rd-6th graders to participate in a four-day session of fun experiences that involve mission lessons, Bible study and Gospel presentations. The encampment near Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center has...

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Just Joe: Age, phones and what Jesus knows
Jul05

Just Joe: Age, phones and what Jesus knows

The other day I was doing something of great importance. I can’t exactly remember what it was, but I am sure it was very important. While I was accomplishing that critical task, I was reminded of how old I am. “How old are you?” you may ask. Well… I am old enough to remember when telephones had to be connected to wires in your house to work. I am old enough to remember when dialing a phone was not accomplished by pushing buttons but...

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