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  • Okla. disaster relief gets rare recycling unit

    by Emily Howsden/The Baptist Messenger, posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017 (26 days ago)

    Photo by Sam Porter
    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Volunteers for Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief are taking steps to ensure they are good stewards of what the Lord has given them.

    Following historic floods in Louisiana last August, volunteers served 20,000 meals a day. And some volunteers decided to take action after they saw the amount of cardboard that wasn't being used or recycled. Read More

  • Prayer, faith hallmarks of Okla. Baptist meeting

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, November 21, 2016 (4 months ago)

    Oklahoma Baptist Messenger photo
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Prayer and a legacy of faith were major themes as the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma held its 110th annual meeting Nov. 14-15 at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

    Southern Baptist Convention president Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., emphasized the importance of prayer in the believer's life. "A day without prayer is a wasted day," he said.

    "Why was Daniel filled with the Holy Spirit when nobody else was? Why did Daniel ... Read More

  • UPDATED: Okla. governor vetoes abortion bill

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 20, 2016 (10 months ago)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed S.B. 1552 on Friday (May 20), according to media reports.

    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Oklahoma state legislators have passed a law that could revoke the medical license of any doctor who aborts a "viable" baby for any reason other than to "preserve the life of the mother."

    S.B. 1552 also would extend an existing statute that classifies performing an abortion under certain conditions as a felony. If the bill is signed by Gov. Mary Fallin, any abortion performed on a baby deemed viable would carry a prison term of one to three years unless the abortion is to save the physical life of the mother, said state Sen. Dan Newberry, a Republican who coauthored the bill. Read More

  • Pro-life roses at capitol: Okla. Baptists' 25th year

    by Chris Doyle/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Friday, February 26, 2016 (one year ago)

    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Oklahoma has been declared the "number one" state on Americans United for Life's "Life List" -- a recognition by the nation's oldest pro-life organization based on how well Oklahoma law protects life.

    The achievement can be attributed to the many years Oklahomans have encouraged state government leaders to support pro-life legislation, including Oklahoma Baptists' 25 years of involvement in Rose Day. Read More

  • Falls Creek dedicates event center & new lodge

    by Oklahoma Baptist Messenger Staff, posted Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Austin Urton
    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- The newest facilities at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, including a state-of-the-art events center and new lodge, were dedicated Feb. 2 by leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, which owns and operates the nationally known ministry, founded in 1917.

    BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan noted at the dedication ceremony, "In all, we have completed more than $55 million in revitalization of existing facilities, infrastructure and the construction of new buildings," including the 7,000-seat R.A. Young Tabernacle that opened in 2007 and the new Mathena Family Event Center, Thompson Family Lodge and Jordan Welcome Center. Read More

  • Okla. Baptists focus on individual evangelism

    by Staff/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger , posted Wednesday, December 02, 2015 (one year ago)

    Photo by Bob Nigh
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- An emphasis of sharing the Gospel was made throughout the reports, presentations and addresses at the 109th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

    With 621 registered messengers from state Baptist churches, and numerous guests, attendees were charged by the annual meeting's theme "Connect>1" that focused on spreading the Gospel through individual evangelism. Read More

  • Second school leaves CCCU

    by J.C. Derrick/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, September 08, 2015 (one year ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Oklahoma Wesleyan University has become the second institution to withdraw from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities after two member schools changed their hiring policies to include same-sex couples.

    "We believe in missional clarity and view the defense of the biblical definition of marriage as an issue of critical importance," said Everett Piper, president of the Bartlesville, Okla., school. "The CCCU's reluctance to make a swift decision sends a message of confusion rather than conviction." Read More

  • Ten Commandments ruling may threaten other states

    by Staff, posted Monday, July 13, 2015 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy LSB Photo.
    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- If allowed to stand, an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling banning a privately-funded Ten Commandments display on the state capitol grounds could lead to the removal of similar displays across America, a free speech advocacy group has argued.

    Despite the Oklahoma high court's ruling, Gov. Mary Fallin said a six-foot, granite Ten Commandments monument will remain at the capitol while Attorney General Scott Pruitt files an appeal and state legislators consider a measure to let ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Evil didn't triumph 20 years ago

    by Anthony L. Jordan, posted Monday, April 20, 2015 (one year ago)

    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- What began as a beautiful spring morning ended as one of the darkest days in the history of Oklahoma and our nation. I remember the day well. I had spent the early morning in my study at home preparing Sunday messages and was driving toward the church. The beauty of the spring morning made my heart glad and thankful. Read More