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Perspective: Are we discipling?
Aug30

Perspective: Are we discipling?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about conserving the results of Falls Creek and CrossTimbers summer camps. That article incorporated all the summer camps, rather than just the youth camps. This week I want to address the conservation of those who sensed a call of God on their lives to serve in full-time Christian missions and ministry. At age 14, I walked the aisle at Falls Creek, answering the call to full-time Christian ministry. I...

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Perspective: Responding to Charlottesville
Aug17

Perspective: Responding to Charlottesville

The events of Charlottesville, Va., involving white supremacy groups and counter-protesters were marked by a tragic end. James Alex Fields, Jr. drove a car into a crowd of people at a high speed with the clear intent to harm others who rejected his bigotry and hate. Many people were injured, and three lost their lives on this day of violence. A rally by white supremacists in which they were seeking to spread their message of hate,...

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Perspective: Follow-up is a must
Aug16

Perspective: Follow-up is a must

What a remarkable summer at Falls Creek and CrossTimbers! The combined numbers of 8 weeks of Falls Creek Youth Weeks, 11 sessions of Children’s Mission Adventure Camp, Indian Falls Creek and Associational Children’s Camp total 3,643 people who came to faith in Christ and a total of 8,447 decisions that were made during the summer of 2017. These decisions validate all the investments made by so many people to make these two campgrounds...

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Perspective: A special ‘Centennial Summer’
Aug09

Perspective: A special ‘Centennial Summer’

The last song has been sung. The last sermon has been preached. The last invitation has been given. The Centennial Summer of Falls Creek has ended. This was a summer to celebrate 100 years of a legacy of faith. But with every summer of youth camps, the history is not about recording of numbers on a page, but the number of individuals deeply and spiritually touched by the work of God at Falls Creek. This was an historic summer, not...

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Perspective: Indian Falls Creek at 70
Aug02

Perspective: Indian Falls Creek at 70

Unless you have been in hiding for the last several months, you are very aware that Oklahoma Baptists will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on Sept. 2-3. On Saturday evening, Sept. 2, attendees will enjoy a Night of Praise featuring some of the bands and worship leaders of recent years. On Sunday evening, Sept. 3, all will celebrate at the Homecoming Service with a Centennial Reunion Choir...

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Perspective: Breathe
Jul26

Perspective: Breathe

I have an interesting feature on my Apple Watch. From time to time, the factory setting on the watch causes me to feel a vibration on my arm. This vibration is a notification from my phone. When I look to see if it is a call, email, text or Twitter alert, I find the simple word “BREATHE.” That bold word is followed by a short sentence, “Take time to breathe.” My first response to the alert is to have a sarcastic thought, “Duh, if I...

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