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Greenway nominated to lead Southwestern Seminary
Feb18

Greenway nominated to lead Southwestern Seminary

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)—Southwestern Seminary alumnus Adam W. Greenway, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Seminary, has been unanimously selected by Southwestern Seminary’s presidential search committee as their nominee to fill the presidential vacancy. Greenway, 41, has served in many denominational leadership roles, including vice chairman of the Evangelism Task Force (2018),...

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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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BGCO board unanimously approves Ligon as new senior associate executive director
Feb11

BGCO board unanimously approves Ligon as new senior associate executive director

Joe Ligon was approved to serve as Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) senior associate executive director, with a unanimous vote by the BGCO board at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City on Feb. 5. Ligon, who has served as pastor of Marlow, First since 1999, will begin his tenure with the BGCO in March 2019. Hance Dilbeck, BGCO executive director-treasurer, noted how he believes God has prepared Ligon for the role. “God...

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SBC, BGCO leaders respond to Houston Chronicle sexual abuse report
Feb10

SBC, BGCO leaders respond to Houston Chronicle sexual abuse report

HOUSTON (BP)—A Houston newspaper, in reporting on instances of sexual abuse by pastors and others at Southern Baptist churches, has left Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear “broken over what was revealed today.” “The abuses described in this (Houston Chronicle) article are pure evil,” Greear stated in a series of tweets after the Houston Chronicle reported today (Feb. 10) on instances of...

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OBU trustees name interim president, approve presidential search committee
Feb08

OBU trustees name interim president, approve presidential search committee

SHAWNEE—During their spring semester meeting Friday, Feb. 8, Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) trustees approved a recommendation to employ former Southwest Baptist University President C. Pat Taylor as OBU’s interim president. Trustees also approved members of a presidential search committee who will begin search activities to replace David Whitlock who retired as OBU president Jan. 8 and currently serves as OBU chancellor through...

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Unborn made in ‘image of God,’ Trump tells nation
Feb08

Unborn made in ‘image of God,’ Trump tells nation

WASHINGTON (BP) — President Trump affirmed unborn children as image bearers of God and urged Congress to ban late-term abortions in his second State of the Union speech. Trump called for both parties to work together for the good of the country in his address Tuesday night (Feb. 5) to a joint session of Congress and a national television audience. He repeated his requirement, however, of a policy that had helped produce a...

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