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‘Gosnell’ helps uncover ‘horrors of abortion’
Oct11

‘Gosnell’ helps uncover ‘horrors of abortion’

NASHVILLE (BP) — A trio of forthcoming movies hailed by pro-life activists — led by “Gosnell” opening Oct. 12 — could influence Americans’ thinking on abortion, critics say. Christians “have been behind the curve, and we’re just now starting to realize the importance” of promoting the sanctity of unborn life through film, Christian filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke told...

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Greear’s call to pray for SBC entities embraced
Oct04

Greear’s call to pray for SBC entities embraced

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear’s call to pray and fast Oct. 8 for the presidential search committees at five SBC entities has been embraced by leaders of associations and state conventions. Meanwhile, some Baptists have drawn encouragement from God’s faithfulness through previous periods of entity transition, including two previous occasions when five entities sought chief...

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Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote
Sep29

Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee forwarded the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh along deeply divided party lines Friday afternoon (Sept. 28) but with the understanding a floor vote on his confirmation would be delayed for a FBI investigation into a sexual assault charge against the nominee. The Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 in support of Kavanaugh, reflecting the makeup of the GOP-controlled panel, a day...

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Dilbeck to be installed at 2018 Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-13: 112th BGCO meeting hosted by Edmond, First
Sep26

Dilbeck to be installed at 2018 Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-13: 112th BGCO meeting hosted by Edmond, First

EDMOND—On Mon. evening, Nov. 12, Hance Dilbeck will be officially installed as the ninth executive director in the state convention’s history during the 112th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). Dilbeck, who stepped into his role as BGCO executive director-treasurer upon Anthony Jordan’s retirement on March 1, has served as a pastor in Oklahoma churches for more than 30 years. The 2018 BGCO Annual...

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BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek
Sep24

BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek

DAVIS—Members of the Board of Directors of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) met at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center Sept. 10-11 for their final board meeting of 2018. Many board meeting reports shared success involving Oklahoma Baptists this year, as well as some elements of preparation for 2019. /// Falls Creek reports record-high summer attendance, future safety measures Falls Creek reported more than 59,000...

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Conventional thinking: Dear Messenger readers
Sep21

Conventional thinking: Dear Messenger readers

For more than 100 years, the Baptist Messenger has been informing and inspiring Oklahoma Baptists and others, and serving as the flagship publication for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). By God’s grace, that continues to be the case going into the future, though the Baptist Messenger will enter a new era with some key changes in 2019. To be specific, the BGCO board of directors recently voted to move the Baptist...

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