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40 days of seeking God, Sept. 25-Nov.6
Jul25

40 days of seeking God, Sept. 25-Nov.6

There are times in every believer, minister and writer’s life when an assignment from God is so clear, disobedience or neglect would be profoundly serious. (Luke 12:47-48) In my own ministry, the book, Forty Days of Seeking God—Praying for Revival, Elections and Key Leaders is one of those assignments. Though I wrote the original book in 2012, it has since been much revised and expanded. While I am far in the process of releasing...

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‘Chaplain on aisle 3’: Dedicated chaplain fulfills God’s calling in Canada
Jul22

‘Chaplain on aisle 3’: Dedicated chaplain fulfills God’s calling in Canada

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Canada—Attention, Walmart shoppers! Chaplains are available on aisle three! Well, that wasn’t exactly the announcement shoppers at the Walmart in this wildfire-devastated city in the far northern reaches of Alberta heard a few weeks ago, but the open arms, hearts and just as important—listening and empathetic ears—of chaplains from Oklahoma roamed the aisles of the store for a few days recently. And one with a...

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Planned Parenthood videos’ impact at 1-year mark
Jul21

Planned Parenthood videos’ impact at 1-year mark

WASHINGTON (BP) — Planned Parenthood remains a target of Capitol Hill investigation but retains its federal funding a year after undercover video first revealed the abortion giant’s trade in baby body parts. A special congressional panel issued an interim update Thursday (July 14) on the one-year anniversary of the release of the first video showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs from aborted...

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House protects conscience rights of pro-lifers
Jul20

House protects conscience rights of pro-lifers

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. House of Representatives approved Wednesday (July 13) a bill to protect the conscience rights of individuals and institutions that refuse to be involved in abortion. The House voted 245-182 almost totally along party lines for the Conscience Protection Act, which bars the government from discriminating against health-care providers with objections to participating in or providing coverage for abortion....

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VBS event blesses foster care kids, parents
Jul19

VBS event blesses foster care kids, parents

It’s summertime, and churches across Oklahoma are reaching families in their communities through Vacation Bible School (VBS). For one Oklahoma City church, reaching families came in the form of foster care families and their children. On July 11-15, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) teamed up with Rancho Village, to host a specialized VBS for foster care families. “When...

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After searching for hymn on baptism, 91-year-old preacher writes it himself
Jul18

After searching for hymn on baptism, 91-year-old preacher writes it himself

Although he was called to preach the Gospel, music has always been a powerful force in Ralph Crawford’s life. A music minister’s dream to work with, Crawford, now 91, always said when the music portion of a worship service ran long, “I’m the variable here. We need that good music.” And he was a master at fitting his remarks into the time allotted to him. Crawford, who served as pastor of Oklahoma City, Olivet for 25 years, often said...

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