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Fisher joins SBTS faculty, remains pastor at Shawnee, Immanuel
Aug26

Fisher joins SBTS faculty, remains pastor at Shawnee, Immanuel

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Todd Fisher, a senior pastor for more than 25 years and former member of the Southern Seminary Board of Trustees, joined the faculty of Southern Seminary earlier this month. Fisher, who graduated from the seminary’s doctor of philosophy program last year, joins the faculty as the assistant professor of Christian preaching. Fisher earned his master of theology and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southern Seminary in...

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Rummage joins MBTS faculty, remains pastor at OKC, Quail Springs
Aug23

Rummage joins MBTS faculty, remains pastor at OKC, Quail Springs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)—Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, announced that Stephen Rummage has joined Midwestern’s faculty as professor of preaching and pastoral ministry as well as senior preaching fellow for the C.H. Spurgeon Center & Library. Rummage will continue his role as senior pastor of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, serving at Midwestern by commuting to Kansas City, Mo., for doctoral seminars and to...

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‘Follow Jesus’ call,’ SBC President Greear says at Falls Creek during Collegiate Week
Aug21

‘Follow Jesus’ call,’ SBC President Greear says at Falls Creek during Collegiate Week

DAVIS—J.D. Greear has experience preaching to college students. The church he pastors in Durham, N.C. has a reputation of drawing many collegians from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Therefore, the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention is a natural fit to speak at Collegiate Week, which Greear did Tuesday evening, Aug. 6. This was the second consecutive year, Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center hosted Collegiate...

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Shaddix, Dilbeck speak during OBU’s 2019 Fall Challenge chapel series
Aug21

Shaddix, Dilbeck speak during OBU’s 2019 Fall Challenge chapel series

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) kicked off its annual Fall Challenge chapel series Tuesday, Aug. 20. The first event took place immediately following The Walk. Fall Challenge is a part of Welcome Week, where new students are welcomed and orientated to life on campus. Additional services will be in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m....

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PPFA forfeits family planning funds for abortion
Aug20

PPFA forfeits family planning funds for abortion

WASHINGTON (BP)—One of Planned Parenthood’s government revenue streams has officially dried up for now. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) confirmed Monday (Aug. 19) it would not abide by the Trump administration’s new rule that prohibits federal family planning funds for organizations that perform, promote or refer for abortions. The decision—which had been expected for weeks and was announced at the...

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OBU welcomes more than 520 new students to Bison Hill
Aug19

OBU welcomes more than 520 new students to Bison Hill

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) welcomed more than 520 students to campus Saturday, Aug. 17, for the University’s annual Move-In Day. Current students, faculty and staff greeted a class of 451 first-time freshmen and 70 transfer students to campus. Move-in day is a beloved tradition on Bison Hill, a time where the OBU family shows the highest levels of hospitality to new students and their families. Cars pull up in front of...

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