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Perspective: Defending the unborn
Jan18

Perspective: Defending the unborn

As a local church pastor, I would preach on the Sanctity of Life on the Sunday nearest the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision. I did so to always keep the atrocity of abortion before my congregation. The 1973 Supreme Court decision set in motion the unleashing of the death of what now approximates nearly 59 million unborn children. This decision was not based on constitutional reality, but on the establishment of a new law...

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Perspective: Life’s ‘delete key’
Jan11

Perspective: Life’s ‘delete key’

As a person who began his communication life with a Laddie pencil and a Big Chief tablet, I have come to love the technology of this present day. Yes, I get frustrated with my lack of understanding and skill in the use of technology, but isn’t technology amazing! One of my favorite parts of the computer and its smaller cousins, like the iPad and smartphone, is the rather simple luxury of the delete key. In days past when you made a...

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Perspective: Will 2017 bring revival?
Jan04

Perspective: Will 2017 bring revival?

Happy New Year to you all! I begin this article with a prayer that God will richly pour out His love, grace and joy upon you throughout 2017. This new year will be full of challenges that will stretch you and opportunities that will increase your faith. We start 2017 with uncertainty and high expectations all wrapped into one. A new year means that a new president will take office. Whether one likes our new president or not, it would...

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Perspective: A great announcement
Dec25

Perspective: A great announcement

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” With these words, the angels made the announcement of the birth of the Christ child. The words are so familiar to us that we often read and repeat them with a casualness that erodes the remarkable truth they embody. For 400 years the people of God had not heard...

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Perspective: Color embracing
Dec14

Perspective: Color embracing

One of the great blessings of leading Oklahoma Baptists is the privilege to see the great diversity among us. While Oklahoma Baptists are predominately Anglo in our makeup, be assured that with each passing year, the color palate becomes even more diverse. I would suggest that today our convention looks more like Heaven than ever. Over the last few weeks, I have had the joy of worshipping with and seeing firsthand some of the amazing...

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Perspective: Revelation relevancy
Dec07

Perspective: Revelation relevancy

I love the book of Revelation. Some people would immediately say that I must be a real prophecy buff. They might expect me to have my eschatological charts and have pinpointed the exact timing of when the rapture, tribulation and millennium will take place. Oh, I have my own perspective on these things, but that is not why I love reading and studying the book of Revelation. To read Revelation affirms to me over and over again what a...

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