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Chick-fil-A announces new approach to charitable giving
Nov20

Chick-fil-A announces new approach to charitable giving

NASHVILLE (BP)—On Monday, Nov. 18, the popular U.S. fast food chain, Chick-fil-A, Inc., announced a new policy concerning its charitable giving. According to an online statement, the policy, which will take effect in 2020, will focus the company’s charitable donations on the areas of hunger, homelessness and education. In 2019, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, donated to upwards of 300...

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OBU presents J.M. Carrol Award to Alton Fannin at Oklahoma Baptists’ annual meeting
Nov19

OBU presents J.M. Carrol Award to Alton Fannin at Oklahoma Baptists’ annual meeting

During the annual meeting of Oklahoma Baptists Nov. 12, Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) presented the J.M. Carroll Award to Alton Fannin, pastor of Ardmore, First. The event took place at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. The J.M. Carroll Award is given in honor of OBU’s first president who helped establish the foundation upon which OBU’s tradition of excellence has been built. In honor of President Carroll and the legacy he left for...

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Disaster Relief Appreciation Day set for Nov. 10
Nov09

Disaster Relief Appreciation Day set for Nov. 10

FORT GIBSON (BP)—It has been nearly 18 years since the darkest day of Lonnie Rowan’s life. On Dec. 31, 2001, Rowan fell into a brush fire on his Ft. Gibson property. With burns over 35 percent of his body, doctors gave him a 1 percent chance to live. God’s odds were much better. Although Rowan had one leg amputated below the knee and the other leg amputated above the knee, he beat all the other medical expectations. The...

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Court’s rejection of HHS conscience rule decried
Nov09

Court’s rejection of HHS conscience rule decried

WASHINGTON (BP)—A federal court’s nullification Wed., Nov. 6 of a Trump administration rule protecting the conscience rights of health-care workers elicited disappointment from religious freedom and pro-life advocates. The court in New York City vacated the entire regulation issued in May by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), saying the federal entity exceeded its congressionally granted authority. HHS acted...

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OBU Selects Heath Thomas as University’s 16th President
Nov08

OBU Selects Heath Thomas as University’s 16th President

SHAWNEE—The Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Board of Trustees voted Friday, Nov. 8, to select Heath Thomas as the University’s 16th president during its fall meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Thomas currently serves at OBU as the dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry and the associate vice president (AVP) for church relations. He will assume the role of president in January 2020. In addition to his duties as dean...

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Keahbone delivers OBU Chapel message Nov. 6
Nov07

Keahbone delivers OBU Chapel message Nov. 6

SHAWNEE—Mike Keahbone, senior pastor of Oklahoma City, Cherokee Hills, spoke during Oklahoma Baptist University’s (OBU) chapel Wed., Nov. 6. The service was in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Keahbone is a well-known pastor and speaker, having spoken at Falls Creek and many other venues. Keahbone delivered a message from Romans 12, where he reminded students and faculty of the importance of living out our...

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