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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of ^a cOmniittee to consider revising tiiefi^                                                          Board, were given aw oppprt^                                                   tiie institution and his leadership. The
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Routh and Albert McClellan, both former editors of the                                                 Baptist piaper editors two months before the 1963SBC                           an opportunity: to hearthe virfon the uni-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   /Teehagepregnancy; Is there an                                                                                                                                                      is one sernuHi, one church^at a time!
                 PHOTO: BOB NIGH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               answer? Is^ there help? Is "there hope?                                                                                                                                                    Mes^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes, say'.Oklahoma Baptists; who                                                                                                                                                   mentors in your personal life?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               operate one of two" licensed homes                                                                                                                                                         Brister: Gertainly my father, C.W.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for pregnant teens in the state. V                                                                                                                                                      iSristerj made a difference. He \yas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hope Home has been the answer                                                                                                                                                      my first pastor. He and my Mom led
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for 23 girls and 11 babies since it                                                                                                                                                     mi^tp the Lord. He baptized me. ;Not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               opehed jmore^than two1 years ago in a                                                                                                                                                   only his personal life, but also his'
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               former hoys' group home in beer V                                                                                                                                                       teaching and pastoral ^fninistry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Greek in far north Oklahoma City.                                                                                                                                                       impacted my life arid^i^^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ; "Vye're here to expose the girls to                                                                                                                                                     There were other people along the,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Christian values, to show them it's -,;••'                                                                                                                                              way, such as the lateHuber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               possible to have a Christian home,"                                                                                                                                                     Dnimwright; When I was ready to get
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               said supervisor Lecia Moody.                                                                          Motherland babies enjoy the country surroundings of Hope H
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jeanette with Deonpa, 3 months; Jennifer holding Kiyarra^ 8 weeks (not her        out of the seminary and go on to be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ^ The home was ^opened^afterOkla-.                                                                                                                                                    pastor, DnimAyright is the one who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               homa City Crisis Rre^iancy Center                                                                     baby), and Elizabeth;with Anthony, 2 mo^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Caleb^ 8 months; Hannah, Deedee and Ashley, the first resident of the home ,      encouraged me to stay on at the sem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               director Candy Hinies saw a need for                                                                                                                                                    inary arid get a doctor of phUosp^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               housing for pregnant teenage girls.                                                                   with Colby, -14 months, and Colby's father, Jeramy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       degree. Frankly, the Ph.D, was somer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Society seems to think if you're                                                                  "WeTA^^                                 We wsuit to break that cycle."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pregnant, you're an adult and on                                                                                                                                                                         See Marie Brister, page 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     men do not take advantage of                  She said at the home, they teach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               your own," said Moody. "But if we                                                                     women," she said. "There are good         the girls what healthy relationships
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               want to jgive these girls a viable                                                                    men whp take care of their wives          are.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                option to ^ abprtiori, we have to pro-                                                               and children." ^                              "Some think th6re are no men out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               vide a place for them to                                                                                 Spmetiities, all t^                    tliere who don't ^use wpmen," she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          oif the Is'                                                                                ofmeri^^etf^^                             ^^^^telithem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                come from broken homes, and don't                                                                    or a father who is never there for        good men in bars, but in church and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         "Many of the girls feel being preg^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ^                                        The girls also learn survival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "Our houseparentsrPat and Mary                                                                    nant is no big deal," Moody               Skills—how to take care of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Crowley, show them there is such a                                                                                                                                                     ^l^BG^^finll,,^.^^,^^^.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     explained. "All they see is what they     finances, how to gp on a job inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                thing as a Christian home," Moody                                                                    kripw, and that is that worrten have      vieAy, how to interact with adults,     ^l^jCSS^S^II^iiSil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                reteteik                      ./;;•'•' : .',V                                                        numerous relationships, men don't         how to take care of themselves^ both     1$ Waht inflatablidartbqafxi?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   She said many of the girls hayfi no                                                               stick around and you go on welfare.
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                                                                                                                                                                            The release of the upda^                                                                           not many yea^                                                                                                                                                           oulostypu^                      inspiratipn to declare th6 remarkable:                                                                                  Wednesday, May 17: ;
                                                                                                                                                                            qftheB^                                                                                            my office j^puncmgth^                                                                                                                                                 ^praise iand thanksgiving?        handivvpric of our Creator God.                                                                                           herv bur team of 11                                                                   tices polygamy and allows ;drinking ;:
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                                                                                                                                                                            old "trigger wor^^                                                                                 because^y had cpme to the belief it was ^Gpd's wll" for                                                                                                               I am speaking of unintgr-                                                                                                                                 •pepplepiled;6ut of the                                                                 of alcoholic;beyeraiges)/ The rest said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ;lVIy wife has taught preschoolers
                                                                                                                                                                            to certain inembeirs of Baptt                                                                 ;    them to dp sa^hey Relieved G^                                                                                                                                                                           for years! Rea^ingrher ^materials arid                                                                                                                                                                          thaitthey didi not atfend church and
                                                                                                                                                                            were not used in the Bl^fe^                                                                        personal experience of happiness, and they ;vere not h^                                                                                                                     ^M^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          exhaust yourlist of the praiseworthy         watchirig her prepare to teach these                                                                                                                                                                            knew yeiy litt^ a
                                                                                                                                                                            made for joiiiroilistic fbdder                          ;                                          pyTrianied tb each pthen So they concluded G                                                                                                               attributes of ypur Gpd. Or time in           previous young children^ Lhaye; ; ;                                             Mwansian*              Church weir ]•::,                                                                                        rnehtiohed thatl was the first vvhite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               them to divorce so they could be happy. Granted, their                                                                                                     which you "count your blessings"             observed that the firstconcepts;:-.:; /                                         corned us \yith "both hands." After ;                                                                                          ;mah to -visit their village. I could see
                                                                                                                                                                            Whati/^                                                     .                                      relational conflicts were devastating to them ^d the^                                                                                                     ,and naine them 6ne by brie.             ;    taught are of Qbd who has created                                               introductiohs/Singing and praying; ;i                                                                                           \yhy, since it was; in such-an out of
                                                                                                                                                                            In tiie 1963 docum                                                                                 familymembere.^But to say th^ Lord told them a divorce                                                                                                        Ais I have mentioned before, my V         airthings. Preschoolers are teugW to                                            we divided into seven evangelistic,
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                                                                                                                                                                            respected Oklahoman Herschel H. Hobbs, tlie prologue                                               was His will? Give me a break! HaVe they never read • • • .                                                                                                car is^a traveling prayer chapel; A -• • ^   thank God fprthebirds/fl                                                        teams to witness to the people in the                                                                                            \ They all iister\ed:intently asi     ;:
                                                                                                                                                                            included this sentence, "Baptists emphasize the soul's                                             God's perspective on divorce in Malachi 2:16?                                                                                                              few Sunday ago while; turning-qnto •         trees. Iri some ways, I becmtte a ;                                             surrounding area;                                                                                                               shared for more than an hour the
                                                                                                                                                                            cbmpetericy before God, freedom in religion, and the                                                                                                                                                                                                          the ^interstate, I sensed ^n uhusuial        preschooler that Sunday morning.                                                   I asked if I could seeBamboIjv1 /                                                                                            good news pfJesiis/r started; with
                                                                                                                                                                            priesthood of the believer."                           ^                                                                   This couple had taken...                                                                                                           conviction to spend ^travel time in                I came away from my morning of ;                                          ingstoni, who was the first man I led                                                                                           John 3: 16, and told them the story of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       their soul competency and priesthood to the                                                                        praise and thanksgiving;^                    praise and thantegiying with a singu-                                           to the Lord last year; He! liyed about                                                                                          God's love and Jesus' sacrificial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a 3(J-minute walk up and over a cliff;                                                                                          death on the cross to keep them
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f                                                                                                                                                                           emphasis has waned in comparison to the huge issues fac- in open rebellion against biblical truth; Sadly, they were                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Loni using the Good News ForXou                                                                                                  tiori, and 20 people responded,
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                                                                                                                                                                            tists from the sacramental arid hierarchical practices of                                                                  Soiithern Baptists aren't buying into their culturally cor-                                                                           As he miles passed by, I found            •rather than'bbmi^jEff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They all
                                                                                                                                                                            the Romanics. After iall, Baptists tend to view Hebrews 4^ rect arguments. The bulk piF our convention's pastor§ and                                                                                                                                         myself lost in the wonder and                 requests. It was enriching. I highly                                                                                                                                                                                                                            prayed to
                                                                                                                                                                            6 from a different perspective than Rome's interpreters.                                                                   leaders are far more intere^                                                                                                      majesty of our great an<I awesome              recommend it. A yariely of spiritual                                                                                                                                                                                                                           receive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ings that impact the real life issues of everyday Baptists                                                                        God. It was s^a^ing how the time               ill's may-'-b.e healed by offering a sym-                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jesus as ;
                                                                                                                                                                            Butinrec                                                                                                                   than they are in the cliches of the past. H^ his;                                                                                 flew; arid how joyful my heartfelt.            phony of praise to your great (Sod.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            their Savior
                              : fdr chy rcferel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and turn
                                                                                                                                                                            as a means to frustrate efforts to declare doctrinal distinc-                                                               1962 president's address, "They (Souffiem Ba^sts) are a                                                                          Praise and thanksgiyirig are like a               , In the midst of mypr^se experi-
                                                                                                                                                                            tives. These w^                                                                inhibit Baptists                            'grass roots' people. Their success is due largely to the                                                                         cool shower on a hot surrimer day;             ence, I was convicted of a Baptist                                                                                                                                                                                                                             from their
                                                                                                                                                                            from es^blishihg clear doctrinal p^                                                                                        response ^ given by the 'grass roots; to the Gospel as South-                                                                     Nehemiah surely Iqriew the trath               re^ity. Weare                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sins. They
                                                                                                                                                                            the 1963 ^ committee^ added to the prolo^e, "However, this ern Baptists preach it. If Southern Baptists forsake ^ tiieir                                                                                                                                     when he said, "The joy of the Lord is         than celebrating. It would be difficult                                          Bambo Levisbni, Bambo Livinstoni' Pastor
                                                                                                                                                                            emphasis (on the words) should pot be interpreted                                                                           conservatively nu^                                   of the                                                                                                                    to find a people who work harder ;                                                                                                                                                                               •^i-:-'-'^
                                              OKLAHOMA
                                                                                                                                                                            mean that there is an absence jof certain definite doctrines                                                                Gospel, th^ -grass robt^wll seek e^^^                                                                                                Praise poured forth in a myriad of         and give more in the Kingdom's                                                 workbook and the Gospel of John.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          .'•''.     .•','-'        ..:•-'            • ,'        -•>..'       . '".        •• •      •        •'•   ' ' • '
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        return tomorrow to teach us more
                                                                                                                                                                            that Baptists believe, eherish^and vvlth wWch they h^                                                                      food and guidance."                                       ;                                                                        ways. Prayers of praise turned into           work. However, if we ^ not careful,                                             Now they want you to go with them                                                                                               about Jesus?" I happily :i;eplied,
                                              ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                                                                            been and are now closely identified."                                          "                                                                                                                                                                              songs of praise^ I ^                          we will become the elder brother. ^                                            to another village. The people are                                                                                               "Yes;" 'As we walked away, the pas-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The wbric of tiiev2OO                                                                                                             loves to hear me sing. No one else            We will become^so absorbed in faith-                                            waitirigfbryou."                                                                                                                tor said, "Today \yehave s^
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                                                                                                                                                                            TheBFMarti^                                                           .V.                                                   astute contemplation and stody. Mahypfusareffia                                                                                   does, but He gains great pleasure as I        fiilly doing our church work that we                                            -'v It was a joy to know that a con-                                                                                            new preaching point. This will be a
                                                                                                                                                                            (wWch was uhch^ged                                        revision) champions                                               they did not rewrite the 1963 B                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 vertftxmvlast year had won a friend                                                                                             church." We got back to M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sing to Him. My songs were to Him ;          forget to take time to celebratethe                                              to the Lord. .A^                                                                                                                bb T^nioff chiirch after lp.m;
                                                                                                                                                                            the ideal that^ w$*y believer has the pri\dlege to exercise                                                                  careful revisions that embrace Southern ^                                                                                        and no one else. There was no one to          victories. E^aise and thanksgiving is
                                                                                                                                                                            his/her conscience regarding issues of faith. As "believing                                                                  in light of our historic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Uvingstoni, he intrpduced me to his                                                                                                 The church seryed Nsimi (corn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          impress with the quality of my ; ;            celebration of the victories. It is giv-                                        friend Bambo ^                                                                                                                  meal mush) and Ndiwo (collard
                                                                                                                                                                            priests? with "competent souls" in Christ, we do not have                                                                    using "trigger words" that are m^orly divisive to pur                                                                            music^ustthe;e^il^^                           ing gloryto thei One whowOnthe
                                                                                                                                                                            to go through ah ecdesi^calWerarchytogainacc                                                                                 cooperative fellowship.                       : "     ;                                                                          singing, to the top of my lungs,              \actoiyforus;;                                                                  da, Bkmbo Liyirigstbni, ESambp Lew                                                                                              greens cbbked with onions and
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                                                                                                                                                                            God £mdHis favor. At the same time those who disagree                                                                                                                                                                                                        ,unabashed praise to my Lorcl aiid               Gelebrate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sphi and I started for the village. We                                                                                          tomatoes). While the other team >
                                                                                                                                                                            with us on matters of conscience have the religious liberty The proposed revision of the B                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  walked for 15 minutes and came to                                                                                               members teught Good^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Praise Him. Thank
                                                                                                                                                                            to disagree with us, even to the extent of disbelief                                                                       It is a dynamic document that gives giiid£uice to Soutiiern                                                                                                                                                                                                      the steep climb up the cliff. I thought                                                                                         with the Gospel of John, I taught the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Admittedly, one area of tribute '.         Him. Joy will fol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        once we were on top, we would be :                                                                                              converts from last year's mission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Baptists. It will facilitate pur capacity to                                                                                    was especially meaningful. I spent an         low! ' : ''- : .'•.",.•. :'':'v"
                                                                                                                                                                            Tiere have been those                                                                                                        explain to the world bur core doctrines                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at the village. I was already huffing                                                                                           tripj What a joy it;;w:as to teach them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         unusual amount of time praising the                                                                                                                                                                                                                            about the power of Jesus over the
                                                                                                                                                                            "priesthood of the believer," "soul's competency^ ancl                                                                       and values. Will we ever reyise it again?                                                                                                                                      • .Anthony Jordan is:                                                           and puffing, sweat ninning^dowri my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lord as our Creator.; If you want to          executive direcfoMrea-                                                           face. They said, "the village is just ^                                                                                         things that bother village people
                                                                                                                                                                             "religious liberty^ up on banners and shout^ "All you good                                                                  Probably. In light of the way our worid                                                                                         lose yourself in the wonder of God,           surerof the Baptist Gen-
                                                                                                                                                                            Baptists come over here Md stand under these flags;"                                                                         is changinjg, another BFM update m\\ be                                                                                                                                                                                                                        little further." So we walked down >                                                                                            such as nyanga (voodoo) and ufiti
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         just contemplate the expanse,- variety        eral Convention of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the other side of the clifi^ across                                                                                             (witchcraft); For more than an hour,
                                                                                                                                                                            What they fail to ackho^                                                                                                     needed to help Southern Baptists                                                                                                and detail of His created order; I            Oklahoma.; • : •'•-. ""'•. , .
                                                                                                                                                                            culturally redefined to embrace some faddish theological                                                                     expl£dn bur doctrinal distinctiveness by                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ;some logs over a; creek, up another                                                                                             we discussed thereality "of the pres-
                                                                                                                                                                                           :: ; ;:                ; ; ;                                            j i: :                        :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         took a mental trip to the^zpo and ;                                                                                            steep hill, and through several vil- v                                                                                          ence .and /power of Jesus in their dai-
                                                                                                                                                                            positions/ ••-• -'. "v ;.- ' ' • • ' • "' '/\ .,y::'; -;.' • - • ' ' , ;••'•;;• • ; ' ' " - ' .:-.^ ' • ' • • • • : ^ - ' - -the end of this decade.        •          '-\
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ly lives; ;Theyg^e evidence of the .
                                                                                                                                                                            For example...                                                                                     ; i John Yeats iseditor of the Baptist'^Messenger;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Finally, after an hour of walking,                                                                                            power of Jesus to deliyef them from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        we came to the Namvu;village,: -'••" ;                                                                                          the evils In their:culture. . ; v
                                                                                                                                                                                                             our Mormon Friends: Part one                                                                                                                                                                                                JulylSatOKC,                                                                                                                  /where 25 people gathered to hear the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gospel. PastorKwenda asked how .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        / The Gospel is the power of God to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sav6 everyone who believes in Jesus.
                                    PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pelebratiori of You"       training, inspiration^ infoiroation-and                                          mariy.of them attended church.                                                                                                  People just need to hear-;       :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            is the theme for a/        fellowship,?\pawson sa;id. "in addi-                                             Three people raised their hands. One
                     ^                                                                                                            one                                       money. Having absorbed themselves                               studiies has helped in highlighting                                                   • Salvation is prornised to all> but                                                                                      conference for lead-       tion/ attendees will have the oppor-                                             was a Jehovah's Ayitriess. One was a                                                                                                .Rue Scottj's partnership missions coordinator
           of the^ final installment of a series of                                                                                                                         in that exercise, they can then spot a                          sortiiB of ttese distinctive changes in                                            "eternal" or th6 "fullness" of salva-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for.the. Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ers, teachers; par-        tunity to join;OBSMO!"Vv; ;                                                      member of the Anglican church, arid
           articlesconcerningMormonism.                                                                                                                                     counterfeit in the blink of an eye.                             definitions. The book, Mprmonism                                                   tion is restricted to "temple-worthy"                                                                     ents, caregiverisi'and special needs ;            Membership; dues are $15fc)rthe ;                                            one was a member of the Last
                        harihg the Gospelwitii                                                                                                                                  If^ypu are not comfortable with                              Unmasked, as well as Interfaith                                                   Mormons. :                      ^                                                                         persons to beheld from 9 a!m.--3:30^          first year, and $10 per year:there-
                        Moimon friends, neighbors                                                                                                                           your understanding of the Christian                             Eyangelism's Belief Bulletin on Mor-                                                  • "Eternal life" arid ^exaltation" to                                                                  p;.m., July 15 at Oklahoma City, ]•:'[        after.; The registration fee for the
                        and acquaintahceis can                                                                                                                              faith, then read through a good book                            moiiism cm help clarify how Mor-                                                   the Celestial Kingdom" is possible                                                                        Southern Hills, 8601 S. Pennsylvania.         conference also covers first year
       V                bftenbeaninti                                                                                                                                       on ttie subject like John StottJs Basic                         mbnism has redefined Christian                                                     through proxy baptism for the dead.                                                                          The conference is sponsored by             dues for OBSMO, and an organiza-
           proposition for Chi^ans. Let's tack-                                                                                                                             Christianity. A& you ready look up the                          terms. Remember,^^jiist because you                                                   • "Eternal life" is a grange combi-                                                                    the Children's/Preschool Miniistries          tional meeting will be held/during
           le the subject in bite-sized chunks                                                                                                                              Bible verses; and acquaint yourself                             use the same word as a Latter Day                                                  natiori of "grace" as defined by Mor-                                                                     department of the Baptist General             the conference. JPlans call for two
           that can more easily be absorbed £md                                                                                                                             with the appropriate^ texts referring                           Saints friend might; that does not                                                 mons, as well as works accomplished                                                                       Convention of Oklahoma. It was                meetings per year—Summer and
           theri applied.                                                                                                                                                   to key doctrines. A carejful reading of                         mean yoii are talking about an identi:                                             in compliance to the Mormon                                                                               organized by the convention's Spe-            AVinter—^yith the Summer meeting
             •         LG^^                                                                                                                                                 The Baptist Faith and Message would                             csd^oncept.                                                                        church.-;;',. V ; -" : ..'.-'•'•:,'•:- .•','.••:•"• .• t l '--- : : -'- ;                                 cial needs Ta?k Force formed about            serving as the annualmeeting.                                                                                         pastors, ministry staff
               • 1. Know thefedth!You cannot                                                                                                                                also prove very beneficial.                                         • 3; Remember the doctrinal dis-                                                  There are other^ areas of differ-                                                                      two years :ago.                                   the conference features three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             #'^g.-V' . • ; . . >          . ;,-^--".'                    ••' ' • ' ; • •' , . - - • ' , . •   ^\''f^


           give away what you do not already                                                                                                                                    • 2. Acquaint ypur^tf                                       tihctives xrf Mon^                                                                 ence, but an understanding of these                                                                          Keynote speaker is Gene Nabi,              tracks—one each for parents, lead-:
           possess. Therefore, aworking                                                                                                                                     mon vocabulary. The Mormon faith                                would be helpful tb review the c?iv-                                               doctrines will assist your evangelism.                                                                    special needs consultant for the Bap-         ers and special needs persons—with
           aoiuamtance^^                                                                                                                                                    uses^ words^ taken directly from the                            ernous differences between Mpr-                                                       Next week Presenting the plan of                                                                       tistConveritibri'bfTenn^^                     several7worl«Kops"in each area ffonv
           triries of the true Ghristizm faith is                                                                                                                           Bible or the Christian faith. Terms                             monism knd biblical truth. In review,                                              salvation to Mormons.                                                                                                                                                                        _.
           essential..lnterestinglyyjvhen.the/..                                                                                                                            like^Scriptures^^Gospel^plan ot                                 the distinctive IDS doctrines include:                                                                                                                                                       ^musician MissyrMitehellf^D
           Secret Service trains its agents for                                                                                                                             salvation," "Savior," "eternal life,"                             • God was once a man and                                                             . - • • / ? . Philip Roberts is former director of inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    faith witness evangelism for the North American                                                       Dawson, president of the new Okla             $25 per family. Pre-registration is
           anti-counterfeit operations, they *                                                                                                                              etc., pop up regul£urly in discussions                          becamegod.                                                                              Mission Board, and now serves NAMB as vice:                                                           homa Baptist SpecialMinistries                required before June 30. A sack
           send them first to the Bureiu of                                                                                                                                 with missionaries and others.                                     • There are many gods, iall of                                                       president for strategic cities strategies:                                                            .Organization (OBSMO), will be the             lunch will be provided. To register,
           Printihg and Engraving^ in Philadel-                                                                                                                                The problem is Mormons have a                                whom possess physiod bodies to                                                                                                                                                                                                              or for additional information, call                                                        T M E C A M P A I G N (: O R T H H                                                                                                   OFTHE
           phia. There they learn the distin-                                                                                                                               different dictionaiy than that of                               which they• ' • •.are. confined. . • •/ •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    . ' . " -•. , - . - •-.                                                                                                                                                                  "This conference will provide              405/942-3860, ext. 648;          .                                                            /•' U T U R f O /•' F A L L 5 C R t f K                                                                                                       CALL
           guishing characteristics of real                                                                                                                                 Christians. HopeftUly, this series of                             • Man may becomegod.

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  feedback. : ; ; ; V^v v:;;';;.,.';- :;<. ; V ; ; - v "•                                                           the paragraph;which referred to the •                                                                               wrote in SduthemBapiists:Whp Are                                                                                           gence. > \;                        ;   :-<\ -.^ •.,;•.."...:;^.-.h'-.f'..   physically and spiritually, towtote                                      *ing;^£u^                                                •,.:                                                                    R^nee, whose baby is due in October, became a
..'.{ : Hiobbs, referring to the commit-                                                                            redeemed of all the ages as one defi-                                                                                We? in 1984, "Baptists do riot judge                                                                                                                                                                  babies ;and jfiow to b^; more aisseiti\^ and indep^                                                                                                                                                    Christian leiss than aAyeek aft^Fslie mov^i^ the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dent'^ women.';:;:;;-';; ;;t>\^                                          haven iri-ti^                                                                                                                 •hornet ^.; vv'v ;- ^ '^'- ~£'^^\ ••^^^..v^V-'-v^;'1;; '-.-
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  tee's report iri his presidential ' ; "                                                                           mtioripf^                                                                                                              h£Biblerby;thei^                                   •; .; •\                                                             tiDh-thatthe;cpm
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  •address on "God andHistory," said,                                                                               change the report fciled.^e report -•                                                                               faith. They judge their confessions of                                                                                     the:1963 s^tetnenit;accepted the ori^^                                          ''Theymake their;ovm doctors                                     ? Impwwl^                                                                                                                            Deepee,:wtiOse baby is due in September, was '
  ' If thewprk of this committee                                                                                    was Adopted                                                                                                         faith by the Bible!" > ^; / ) ^ : ;                                                                                        inal nianuscripts "by faith^ not by - >" \                                  ind^jk^^                                                                 thd care Hannah received, and it didn't stop once                                                                             told about thehome by a crisis pregn^<^ center
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; accomplishes npthihg eise,it has \:\                                                                                ;' The:i963 Baptist                                                                                                '- ; Precautions had been taken to;; ; v                                                                                  sight," aiid furtherinPre, had adopted                                      Moody said; '::C-.^:, .v ' } 'H'^^^'^-- A-.-.'^ r ^;,v ^•••y'.•'•••'•• • the baby \vas born; They bften call just to find out                                                                          Only 16, she h£^ bfeeri                       past"
  demonstrated that^thren pf Chris-                                                                                 sage served as a guideline for flues-;                                                                               ensure that the confessions of faith                                                                                      the statement on Scripture with the                                             Iniaddition, the;girl&go t^ou^ goal^oriehted ;                                                                                                                                                     fplir y^ars. "It was hard to get used to haying I; ^
  tian convictionraita love can Avork ;;                                                                            tipning Foreign Mission Board :;                                                                                    would not be1 misused, .wrote Baptist                                                                                      understanding that^trath \0thout any,                                       counseling witih teri Blahton, A^                                          ?< s^uiclra, 17; arid thbimQther o;t8-mqnth-old :                                                                           adults arpund, \ DeeDee said. "I was in qpntrol of
• together." ; ; •'., -,'v:-;-^';'; ; ••';/-;,•'•'•••A. 1 V-1;                                                      Candidates; arid some BSSB employ- :                                                                                historian Ht;tepn McBeth in A ;:                                                                                           mixture of error included the whole                                         discover where they are, where they want to be                           Caleb, said the;home was a refuge for h^                                                                                      my decisibns^butLwant U> make smart decisions
    ' -,Hobbs referred to theology as "the
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                                                                         '-     .• *—™*'•                           ees were required to sign.it.The sem-                                                                                Spurcefcoofr^                           But:                                                                                                                                                          ^d howthey are gm^                                                       summer months of iier pregnancy when: "I would-
  muscles of pur denomination,*' nee-,                                                                              inaries either adopted it as their ',                                                                               tie added, "In fact, the Waythe 1963                                                                                   V •;' Ari irisistence^that Southern Bap-                                            "We let them know we don't change the rules;                         n't have had anything to dp^if I'd been at^ home!"                                                                                Jeanette, wh^
  essarily maintaining some tension/                                                                                confessional statement^ or placed it                                                                                Baptist Faith- ' and • Message has been                                                                  ti            •tists practice what they confessed to                                          for miyone;" Moody said "They h^e to go to V > •                              TTie first girl tp give birth ^ the home is Ashley,;                                                                      said the; home was the best thing that happened to
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   "We should not be using these miis-                                                                              alongside existent articles of faith to                                                                             used makes it the most crefe^                                                                                          believe resurfaced during the 1980s,                                            church while;theya^                                have to join          who is the motiher pf Golby, 14 months. Ashley,                                                                                her. ;"It helped me get ^ my life back on track," she
   cles to,bash in one another's heads,"                                                                            be s i g n e d . ' ; ' " ; "       .                                                                                ment in Baptist history."                                                                                              a decade pf controversy \yithin the                                             or become a;Baptist^ but they miistbe respec^                            \yho was 16 when Colby was bom, got her GED                                                                                    said, "I'm^getting my QED and; want to get a V
   he said, "instead we-shpuld'tieusing;                                                                                 Neither thevl925nOTth^                                                                                             •When LarryLewisproposed a doc-                                                                                     SBC, "Southern Baptists; seem to be                                                The home also provides counseling for parents                        and is getting ready to enter schopl to train to be a                                                                          medic's license and bec^
  them to lift toward God a world ;                                                                                 statement was considered.a eonv-                                                                                    trinal integrity resolution in 1979 to.                                                                                 at a crossroads concerning their his-                                           of the girls, most of whom a,re devastated with the                     nuree. "The home is a gre^ plate for teen^ere                                                                                  this place as home; Everyone here is family;" V
  which writhes in the throes of sin                                                                                plete expression of Southern Baptist                                                                                 hold denominational employees                                                                                         toric tradition relating to the nature                                          news their daughter is pregnant, Moody said.;;                           who don't have aplaice to go when they're preg-                                                                                   Moody said while the girls ane doing a good job
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "They had better plans for their daughter," she                      nant;" Ashley said. "Its an alternative to aborts                                                                              taking care of their babies, she doesn't thipk any of
  and • .
-»•••;•' death." ''.Hobbs .'ended with ,a .'.
                       •     •' - ' • /                                                                             beliefs. Both prefaces state that "any;,                                                                            accountable for their beliefs,Ken-                                                                                      and purpose of confessional state-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               said. "And the girls who are here want their babies                      Which isn't good.7"            V-^';: •'-;:;'-: '/ ; ^^^<--^:\(^'--:',':                                                       them \vould say, "I'm so glad Igot pregnant as a
  warning that future historians would                                                                              group of Baptists, large                                                                                            tucky pastor WayneDeihpney asked                                                                                       ments and current concerns over
  write of their deeds on that day, stat-                                                                           have the inherent right to draw up                                                                                  the convention tosimply reaffirm,the                                                                                   doctrinal integrity," Yarbrpugh wrote                                           to have betterlives:than they have had;"                                      Elizabeth, mother to 2-month-pld Anthony, was                                                                            teenager.";": -•'"';'• ."' •• ;.-:'; '.;v-'.v; , ;::: v 1 -''-//:.-"-: : .;. ,.-?."• , ; ' :/- : ^-'t ' '•• • •
  ing either that "we stood in the '••:..'                                                                          for themselves arjd publish to the \-:                                                                               1963 Baptist Faith arid Message                                                                                       in.1984.:             ; •J::-':/::-:--\^','[.^:                                     Many of the girls stay at the home after their                        living in a^ place where there were no Utiliti^                                                                               : "Tlje^stigma of society says 'if they are pregnant,
  breach for God" or that "we slept                                                                                 \vorld a confession of their faith                                                                                  statement on the Scriptures. Presi-                                                                                          By 1999, messengers were ready                                            .babies are born, until they can get back on track,                       she was referred to Hope Home by OWahoma City                                                                                 then life is over,' but they can recovier from this,"
  through a revolution" and found "Ich-                                                                             whenever they may think it advisable                                                                                dent-elect Adrian Rogers asked                                                                                         to approve a third look at the cprifes-                                         move in with parent? or other relatives or live inde- .Grace Rescue Mission, v ;                                                            •                                                           she^rioted. "As Christians, it
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  abod" written on the door.                                                                                        to do so." The 2000 proposed pro-                                                                                   Dehoney to be rnpre specific in his                                                                                    sional statement >yithin the span of a                                          pendently. ' ^ ; ; ; •-;':'.•: v -: . ^•/'/•^:'^ ;^ - '••••. %-X''.' ."The horne made me feel better about myiself^                                                                                     is our responsibility to ntinis-
        When it came time for messengers                                                                            logufe retains this stetemerit ; ;                                                                                  motion to reaffirmthe;Bible as /-•:.. V                                                                                 century, the revision to be consid-                                                "And after the girls leave, we are still here to                      and helped me know I could do things I want to                                                                                ter and offer M the help we
  to act, on the recommendation of the                                                                                  ;The Biblels stated to be the sole                                                                               "truth, withoutany mixture of error,"                                                                                  ered this year fulfills a prediction by                                         help with community resources, and just to talk, if                      do," said Elizabeth, now 18, who got her GED and                                                                              can to these kids." •
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  Committee oh Baptist Faith and Mes-                                                                               authority forfaith and practice,'while                                                                              The two men conferred privately;                                                                                        Hobbs th^ba subsequent convention                                              that is tyhat:they need," Moody said; > ;                          .      drivers license and .-will^ be going to nursing schopl;
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hannah, .16, is one of the ifew giris who has^gohe                       ^Rehee, 16, was smoking maijyuana when she                                                                                  \: Dana Williamson is associate edi-
  sage,, Florida messenger C. Earl                                                                                  confessions are a£uide in interpreta-                                                                               then Dehpriey stated, "My interpreta-                                                                                   might decide to revise the 1963 state-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tor of the Baptist Messenger.
  Cooper sought to-strike allbut the                                                                                tion. "As in the past, so in the future                                                                             tion and Adrian's is that inthe origi-                                                                                                                                                                  through the home to give up her baby for adbptipn.                       came to the liome, "I'm strong wiHed, but have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ment in light of futumrieeds,such:as                                            A victim of date rape, Hannah called Hope Home                            learned from mistakes in my life," she said. "I was
  scripture references from the report.                                                                             Baptists should hold thernselves free                                                                               nal autographs, God's revelation'was                                                                                   the array of issues posed by contem-                                            - . . ' • - ' , ' ' .    -.       ," "   , .     ••''••''•.      - • . ; . - • - • • - . . ,    .•   ;   '   ".•

  North Carolina messenger Julius H.                                                                                torevise their statements..of faith as                                                                              perfect and without error—doctrinal                                                                                                                                                                     when she was^missingher new-born daUghterj and                           disrespectful^ to my mother, but I don't want my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               poraiy postmodernism. ;v                 ^      :                                was able to ireturn therfe after the birth when a liv-                   child to treat me like that."
   Corpenirig proposed that the conven-                                                                             may seem to them wise and.expedi-                                                                                   jy, historically/ scientifically and                      ;
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  tion simply receive the report as                                                                                 ent at any time," the preface reads.                                                                                philpsophically, according toBaptist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •Press/'*-. '• ' . '.- :' •'•;'••;". '-: • '•••'.'.
  information. Messenger Wendell ^:                                                                                      "In other words," Baptist historian                                                                            journalist-historian James G.Hefley '                                                                                                                                                                  i C ' ^ S' ^ ^ : z ? & £ ^
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  Rone;6f Kentucky \vanted to strike                                                                                Slaydpn Yarbrpugh,OBU professor,-                                                                                   in his book;. The ' Conservative Resur- '
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Only one viewpoint                                                                              tiste" will not questibrit^^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               remember when; messengers felt free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  list 6^ nominees and appointments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Surely five representatives put of one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Isnt it ironic that in China where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the ^ Gospel^message:;is illegal, there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   v Oklahomaris' responses affirm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BF&M report" was interesting. They                                                              to amend, change and even improve                                  church is excessive and inequitable,                               are those who vdllinglygive their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sang the same tune. The Baptist Mes-                                                            reports on the convention floor; I                                 especially in view of the limited num-1                            lives to spread the message, but in
                                                                        released our
                                                    changed language in Article I, -The                                                                                                                                                 Scriptures.1 (LCor. 15:3)                                                             \;                               that day.- Our committee has fol-                                                                                                                                               predict this report will be adopted                                her of positions to be filled from a, ; /                          our country many are wbrkihgto v
                                                    Scriptures.' Events in Decent years:                                                                                                                                                      "The secular media have directed                                                                                 lowed this precedent. We have added                                             sengeris riot Icriown for printing ; .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               more than one viewpoint.                                                                        unchallenged;                                                      pool of more than 15 million South-                                suppress it? If we who Claim Jesus as
                       1 8 t o ensure • • ; have-demonstrated that we heeded •                                                                                                                                                           their'focus tp the revisions in Article                                                                               language calling upon Southern Bap-                                                                                                                                                 • They imply anyone who disagrees                              ern Baptists.                                                      pur Lord and Saviour sit idly by from
                       Southern Bap:-               to clarify that the Bible is not merely                                                                                                                                             .YI, The Chiirch;' Why didpur^om-                                                                                      tists to defend human life from the                                                  One admitted "the world (will) ;
                                                 :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               roll its eyies and shake its head at                                                            with the report has; "to deny historic                                 It is not unusual to have churches                             the comforts of ^ our chinch houses,
tists would haye ample opportunity-                 the record of God's revelation, but i&                                                                                                                                               mittee;decide to deal with;the issue                                                                                  moment of cnceptipn to natural                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with several members serving on var-                               only God knows how suppressed the
to review our recommendation and ^ /itself God's revealed Word in written                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Southern Baptists" for including the                                                            Baptist beliefe" and "veracity and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of women in the pastorate? Simply                                                                                                             .                                                                                                                                                       authority of Scripture," though the                                iouis boEirds and agencies. Nor, is it                             Gospel will become in America. May
respond to our proposal. Thus, we                   form. With Christians throughput the.                                                                                                                                               because we were driven by biblical                                                                                         We have also addressed the issues                                           admonition against; women pastors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Another commends the committee                                                                  report doesn't include the preamble                                imusual to have persons who have                                   \ye all be one-fourth ^ busy as '
are thankful for the many responses                 ages, most Southern Baptists/believe                                                                                                                                                 authority, a sense of urgency and the                                                                                 of hpmosexuality, adultery, pornog-                                                                                                                                                                                                                finished serving the constitutional                                Diirant. We need to be busy!
\ve have received and for the out-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for insuring st^dards of faith and                                                               of the 1963 $tatemerit: "Baptists
                                                    in verbal inspiration. Th6 Bible itself •                                                                                                                                           near unariimous verdict of our , •                                                                                     raphy and all other forms of sexual                                                                                                                                             emphasize the soul's competency                                    limit of two terms on one board to                                                         ^m^
pouring of favorable response to our                teaches that every word of Scripture                                                                                                                                                 churches.         ^;;       ;• ••:;.:v';-^';;.'.'; ':                                                                 immorality. With great urgenc^, we                                              practice are "qualified i>y Scripture,"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  be immediately hoimnatied to serve
proposed revision of the Baptist        v
                                                    was ihspirecl.by God, and is therefore                                                                                                                                                  ; "First, we faced;the fact that the                                                                               make clear that racism is a wretched                                            admitting this will "cause concern for                                                          before God,^freedom iia religion and                                                                                                  Something to think about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               those who don't accept the veracity                                                             priesthood of the believer."         V                             on anotherboard. Qur convention ;                                      I am shocked at the hateftil atti-
Faith and Message:              •    >;             completely true and trustworthy (2                                                                                                                                                   Bible is clear in presenting the office                                                                               sin that has no place among the peo-                                                                                                                                                                                                               would be better served if those
   ."Some very goodquestions have                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and authority of Scripture. "Another                                                             ;-•"'•; This i^trtie to the ftmdam^ntalist                                                                                           tude "educated" Christians have
                                                ; Tim; 3:16);:The Bible is inerrant,: ;                                                                                                                                                  of pastor as restricted to men. There                                                                                 ple of God. Southern Baptists cannot                                                                                                                                           ; approach. One agrees with decisibris                              responsible for selecting nominiees
been raised concerning our report. "                infallible, and is our sple authority v                                                                                                                                              is no biblical precedent for a woman                                                                                  remain silent on these issues. :      ;                                         said revised articles are "anchored in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                handed down from the top or is                                    and appointees would give^consider-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     shown to Tom Sharp; I listened tp
Some have asked why we did not                      forfaith sind practice in the church,                                                                                                                                                in the pastorate, and the Bible teach-                                                                                  ; "In adopting our report, Southern                                           the clear teaching Of the Word.                                                                                                                                                                                                       evolution taught ^through junior and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Undoubtedly, there wiH be nay-say^                                                               attackedj maligned brmisreptesent-                                ation to involving rriore of our                                   senior high school. Then I listened
include more of the 1963 preamble.                  As Herschel Hobbs repeatedly \                                                                                                                                                       es that women'should not teach in                                                                                     Baptists will not be saying everythmg                                                                                                                                            ed as "notbelieving the Bible."                                   churches in the;prbcess/ ;
Our task was to compose apreamble                   declared to1 the Convention, this was                                                                                                                                                authority over men;;.; /.-••/                                                                                         we would wish to say about every                                                ere. Yet, they will have to d^ny his- ;)                                                          Lavonn BrownJ pastor erperitus, Norman/                              Perhaps limiting nominees or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     again to evolution 6r preationist e\^>-
specifically designed to introduce the •-: all implied in the 1963'statement We                                                                                                                                                               Second, the issue of women in the                                                                                doctrine of the faith; But we will                                              toric:B£^)tist beliefs and clear                                                               First.:, .•••-';--:--.^-.-- 1 .••;••.;••:'- - \ : : - ^^-:'\ '' \   appointees to one per church would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lutiori (you were allowed to pick
Baptist Faith and Message-to a new                ;made these;affirmations;qieaf in our                                                                                                                                                  pastorate demands attention in our _                                                                                  state boldly thatthese are convic-;                                             scriptural teachings."                                                                                                                                                                                                                between the two) taught at Okla-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Does this meart Herschel Hobbs                                                                                                                                bei a good guideline to enhance i                                  homa Baptist University.
generation. Following the example of                proposal.            r                                                                                                                                                              time, when other denominations are                                                                                     tionis we affirm as revealed ;in God's                                                                                                                                                                                                             greaterrepresiEtntatioh of local
                                                  :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and his committee that framed the                                                                                                                                                                                                        I apologize to rriy teachers, but it
the 1563 committee, ;we included                 . ; "The ;closing sentence of the 1963                                                                                                                                                 abandoning biblical teaching and                                                                                       Word—those cherished doctrines                                                                                                                                                      Perhaps it is inevit^le that there ;                           churches in SBClife.
specific language from the 1925 pre-;               staterrtent on the Scriptures has been                                                                                                                                               calling women to iserve^ as pastors.                                                                                  that define the Southern Baptist                                                 1963 BF&M statement were hot                                                                  ;WJ11 be inequities in the                                             Ernie Perkins, director, Capitol Association •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     never made sense. 1 answered ques-
amble-historic statements that have:                a cause of controversy. Some have ^                                                                                                                                                       Third, we spoke to the issue C ;                                                                                 vention and its churches^"        K                                              acquainted with "historic Baptis^                                                               appbiritee/nominee/electibn process                                                                                                  tions correctly, passed my tests, and
won an honored place -jri,our South- ; used the language-defining Jesus                                                                                                                                                                  because Squthern Baptists are united                                                                                                                                                                  beliefs" and didn't follow "the clear                                                           ;of selecting persbns>to serve as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We need to be busy                                                 wrote my papers. But there was '
ern Baptist heritage;                 - ..••':;•• Christ as 'the criterion by \yhich the -                                                                                                                                               in conviction. •                                                                                                                                                                                      teachings of the Word?"                                                                          trustees of the boards and agencies                                  1 ^)preciate the; views yoii pre-                               something wrong. Tlieh Sharp came
         v                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           along-Hflnally! He filled in ttie holes
    "We bejieve that the concepts of                Bible is to be interpreted/ to drive a                                                                                                                                                • F a r less than one percent of                                                                                                                                                                          The statements imply "good Bap-                                                             of the Southern Baptist Corivention.                              sented in ypured|tonal "Love exclu-
soul competency and the priesthood                 Avedge between the incarnate Word                                                                                                                                                     churches copperatirig with the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         But, we should work to remove these                               sively expressed"'(May 25). I pray all                             in my rnind. So acid me to the; anti-
of all'.believersare cherished Baptist              and the written Word, and to deny /                                                                                                                                                  Southern Baptist Convention have                                                                                                                                                                                                Back to Basics                                                         inequities.                T                                      oiir brothers and sisters will heed                                intellectual and dbgrnatic list. As for
principles. We also believe that these              the truthfulness of certain passages,                                                                                                                                                ever called a woman as pastor. For                                                                                                                                           GREECE                                             Revival Crusade                                                           This year's published listing of                               this message and get busy.                                         literalism carried too far, how dp we
are included in and defined by the .                We use stronger and more historic                                                                                                                                                    the:sake Of generations to cbriie, we                                                                                                                                        EGVFT                                            Evangelist Harold D.Mathena
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nominees and appointees to be pre-                                   I was impressed with another arti-                              choose to be literal with God's Word
sixth article of our report, 'The                   language in affirming the fact that ''all                                                                                                                                            should state our convictions boldly.                                                                                                                                         ISRAEL                             ;      .
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Church,', where we state that 'each                 Scripture is a testimony to Christ,                                                                                                                                                       "The 1925 .committee chose to                                                                                                                                          JORDAN                                                                                                                     vention in Orlando has one church                                 farmer turns energies to soul-win-                                 dangerous line to cross. Maybe Jesus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LET ME HELP YOU! Isaiah 41:6                                                             having five members who are on the                                ning," It sounds like Durant has been                              wasntbpmofay^
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  ; "We are following the example of                Scriptures, 'these are they which tes-                                                                                                                                               1963 committee revised this article,                                                                                          TURSEM^                                                                                                           Books by                                                                                                                 eral years, I am impressed that he did                             really come back to life, Maybe Jesus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     wasn't really the Son of God. Maybe
the 1925 committee and its chairman                 tifyof Me: (John 5:39)           ; , ;•>                                                                                                                                             addressing selected moral issues of                                                                                            Turscm Tours, Inc. 55 W 39lh Slrcct NY, NY 10018
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  riot commit to evangelism until after
E.Y; Mullins—who developed the                          "In light of modern theological                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ;isi wonder^Jl stoiy about ;^ ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  he was "retired," which tells me we                                 we are just educated,fevolvedmon-
concept of soul competency:and was                  controversies, we have clarified that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     God's hand upon the ministry                                                                        are never too old to get busy. We live                              keys with no soul.
its first advocate. That committee's                Southern Baptists believe in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ofR^-S6uth;;;Itw^                                                                                   in a country sadly^veering from the^                                   I Ghallenge thos^h^Jhink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bless the!life;of anyone whov;'                                                                     "straight and narrow." One need look                                is an anti-intellectual, dogmatic, liter-
report, like our bwhrlets the article-r ^unlimited omniscience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                takes time to read i^^Sx?:;                                                                                                                                        •*"""'                      .-.''.".       *     »" '   ^"^ r .     .     ' '

speak for itself/and does not insert'               the essential fact of Christ's substitu-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      no further than hio'tp realize how                                  alist to attend his lectures, Listen and
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                                                                                                                         deny that other historic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fm^
Mullins^defirie that this principle                                                                                v standings .of the atonement add to
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              glye,t6;the inmates at the Arkansas State Prison.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It is simple and to the poittt, and glorifies the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  change its motto "With God, all                                     you will change your beliefs,, but he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      might give you something to think
'means a competency urider God, riot                                                                               - pur appreciation forthe saving work                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          things are possible" not because of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tord Jesus. It wIU edify the reader,"                                                                                                                                                   about if you aren't afraid to think.
a competency in the sense of human                                                                                   of Christ^ but the central message of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ::^::M' — Harry^ McGitttoch, Prison Chaplain                                                                        the word "God" but because the
selfsuffidiency/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  words were spoken by Jesus— more                                        Carla Kliewer, member,, Mountain View, First
                                                                                                                     the New Testament is that Christ
   "Others have asked why we "v                                                                                      'died fbr our sins, according to the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To order both b(^                                                                                                                                    political correctness a la the ACLU).

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 thing abbiit y/Kich I wpridered. Only ;                                    peopleknowAvh^                                dramatically over the years;        ; ;;    Upma^lfou are going to hayea:s;tu-                       eadersip, Aye, the fecult^^d                           library^ and a piart of their^package      individuals arid companies that are           abuse on eampiis, ^id those kjnd of ;
 now, as a university president, do I                                        Our1 gr^du^^ are some of the finest,;             What thisi meaiis i? when students     dent^step occasionally out of bounds.                  a^riistraticm^ liaye come,here to                        when coming to OBTJ;             ; ;       oh the technology leading edge.to             thiri^s that;c^ add to th0 challenges
 imderstand why having aJPh.D. was                                          young pepple^anywhere in the world.           come to pBU,;titeyr^                        Just like a church, or a minister pf                   give oiir lives tp agener^priofsta •                      . We hiaye a Constant upgrade bud--                                                     for^^
;so .impprtarit;-' •. • - ;.;-' .•••:'::':: %- . ;.:;:; I :;.-.:' :; ...   '•Our graduates dp extremely Well.             to be getting a teacHing;^sist^nt.          youth would deal ^            challenging -            dents and truly to develop great /                       get that we work on throughoiitthe            ; We avean excellent internship -          looking for universitieis that have yal--
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^ Robert; Na^or,wks-presjderit of; :                                        v;vJkfesse^                                   They art riot Jus| getting someone          youth,fWe"wjll try to deal with the \J-:                                                                                                          f^ v;    jprogi^im in the school of business. It-
 Southwiestern Seminary. He was a                                           $er did spme^wbrk with you commu-;            whip is a third^tierln the ranking as a     student iri redemptiye love. Just asa                  here to ^Ud Christi^                                     the Mtemd; in e^                           is interesting because there are spriie',                     the futtire for BU is
 model of leadership:that I admired.                                       ' riicating with the starte                   teacher.^They are going to get a real        Church mu£t uphold Christian stan- \                       JMiasse^^                      in private            every stodent;^as p^ of their; fees in     very fine bignesses jnpl^                      extremely bright because we have a
 Naylor ^as;a fim, tnitfeiiVleader; ; ;                                      about tuition equalizsrti                    professor with £ui;e^ed degree. ;           dards, we do the sameat OBU.              :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 -       '   institutions; tedinblpgy has a^Vay erf                   coming tx> ;QBU, li^s uWinutedi on-                     requeued (^^                      unique hiche. We have st^ed^close
 He neyer compromised the triith^He ,                                       •Where is that process?-                         ;
                                                                                                                               The;academic qualities are impor-      '•••>- We have the highest standards on                lagging. What is OBU doing to                   ;"                                                                       cpme and work on          to the state convention and to the
 listened arid heard people out.                                              ; Briker: I ani plegsedto share that        tant;to us. So are the spiritual I per-     this campus. We are an alcohol-free                    address this for;the:new millennial                                                                                      projects for their > :    churches, The headqUstters for QBU
     I could not possibly do what! do                                        HB 1759 passed last year, which for          sonally ihterview eyeiy potential           campus. We are a drug-free campus.                     :students?:,; ^; v vV;;.v'-;-- ; '^^^^:> ;i .^ •''•.-••.                                                                 biisinesses^Thisi is a    is the local Baptist church in Okla-
 without Rhonda, my helpmate: We /                                           theiiist time in Oklahoma, history           incoming faculty member. Before we          Weare asmoke-^eecampus. We are                             Brister: One of th^ things OiBU has                                                                                  way for corpprar           homa. ;It is this relatiprisihiprwith pur
 have been mamed sirice June 30, i                                           established a tuition equalization rr       ; invite them to pur campus, on the ;        a caitiptis that holds the highest stan^                done is determine to be asleading ••                                                                                    tions to find out         friends in Oklahoma^ahdtheBGCO
 1973. There is just no way I Could                                          program. Unfortiinately/the legisja-          application fb^                            dards as f^^mer^^                                       edgeaswe^can Mford to be. r was                                                                                         about OBU students        MriilythatbM
 have been the kind of pastor arid,                                          tiire chose not to fund HB 1759;' 7                                                                    women's housing. All of,                 spealdng with a computer expert \ ••'•:-•                                                                                and to get to know         relationship is what continues to ;
 now, president, without my wife. She                                        However, we liaye learned there is a                                                                   that is very carefully and;               recently who has had a great deal to                                                                                    them. Consequent-          make;bBU;great. It is that relational
 has been, next to Christ, my greatest                                       poissibility tuitiojo^equalization grants                                                              closely monitored.;                       do with the development of ^technol-                                                                                    ly, those studerits        connection to the local church and
 friend, and she is a prayer warrior .                                       might be funded this                                                                                      Messenger:^ And at the                 ogy at OBIJ; He suggested to me, of                                                                                     have open doors for        BGCOthat is so important to OBU/
 par excellence; v ; •                                                                                                                                                              same time, I see you do ;                 private colleges in the U.S., he loiows                                                                                 them in the future;            In recent years, some Baptist high-
 ; Messenger: Would you meri-                                                                                                                                                       riot maintain a legalistic/               of no school that has done a better                                                                                     l^Me&e^er Let's            er educatioriai institotior^
 tioii some boots, besides the ;                                                                                                                                                    atmosphere, there are                    job with the resources than we have                                                                                      do a little forecast-      \yeakened their connections. With
 Bible, that .have impacted-your                                                                                                                                                    certain institutions in                   in the development of technology.                                                                                       ing here. Wh6re do        joy, OBU remains connected
                                                                                                                                                                                    America that have pink ;                      Of course when you look at tech-                                                                                    you think private              At the same time, we have main-
     ; Blister: One, the;writings of                                                                                                                                                (gifls) and blue (boys);;                 nology, anyone can spend them-                                                                                          Baptist higher edu-        tained academic excellence. .We have
Francis Schaeffer in the early                                                                                                                                                      sidewalks. 'That does not                 selves.into oblivion, b.ecause ;•:".; :.:•;/v                                                                            Catibri is headed ^       worked hard to be oiir best and to
1970s had a tremendous -                                                                                                                                                            exist here at OBU, does it?               everything is changing almost instan-                                                                                   nationally and in          challenge our students. We have stu-
impact on my life philosophi-                                                                                                                                                          Brister Noi we are an                  taneously. The .cost of upgrading just                                                                                  Oklahoma?                  dents who transfer here from otter
cally. Schaeffer was teaching                                                                                                                                                       open campus in that bur                   the computer science labs poses a .                                                                                         Brister: Private ;     institutions. Sometimes they really
us;that Western Civilization ^                                                                                                                                                      students can move about                   challenge. But it all has to be.upgrad-                  line Interriet^cess; It fe filtered^ '     eciucaitiori^vwll continue to be an inte^      straggle in the first semester to get
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was pulling away frdm the                   •                                                                                                                                       freely on the carnpiis and                ed; SometinieS parents ask why                           through tlie OBU web server arid we        gral part of the mix in higher educa-          acciiniated to the sheer academic -
Judeo-Ghristiah model and v :                                                                                                                                                       we tfu3t them to use                      tuition h^ to go up. Partly, because                     mpnitor its use. We do not have a          tion in the United States of America-          challenge; But once they understand
that we Wouldpay a price for ••;.                                                                                                                                                   Christian judgment.                       we must have new equipment an :                          great degree of problem with misuse        Certainly, the public sector, because        ^ what it is sJlaboiit, they do well.
that^mprally. He was correct.                                                                                                                                                          It is a safe campus^ and               newspftware. \ " ;                   ;            - of the Internet, but nonetheless, pBU           of Ration and government funding                   Soitisririthatb^
       When you come down to                                                                                                                                                             that is ye^iniportant                    We stay as^ far ahead as possible                    monitors it carefully.              r      will have huge dollars for research,            unique niche, and to be frank Ayith
the practical side of thp mirir ;                                                                                                                                                        tous. We have                        and remain fiscally responsible; That                       Messenger: Is there a possibility of    etc. The private sector will always be         you, I do not know many other
istiy, there have been many;;: ;•                                                                                                                                                        improved the lighting,               is a delicate balance; TO expend on;                     a partaership between some techrio-        an important;ecm)p6nert                 of      schools in this exact niche.;Some
many writers who have help                                                                                                                                                               since I came as presi-               the latest equiprnent means you                          logically oriented businesses and pri-     the smaller classes, student/faculty            strong a,cadernic schools have eased
me along the journey; Eugeiie :;                                                                                                                                                         dent. We moved to                    probably are going to overspend                          vate institutions such as OBU?             ratio, and the kind of indiyidual train-        away frprn their Christian heritage.
Petersen, who lias given the : :                                                                                                                                                         card access into the                 your budget, and six months from                            Bri^rTliathasalre                       ing that needs to be in place/ \ ;;             There are some JBne Bible colleges
paraphrase The Message, has :                                                                                                                                                            dormitories so stu-                  now its going to be outdated anyway.                     at OBU^ and will continue to occur.          .VFocusirig mojne narrowly ori Chris         around America, but theyr^ely •
written a number of books for                                                                                                                                                            dents caii use their                 So there is an art to technology                         We received a very fine grarvt last        tianhigheDe^pation/acrbss the                   show up in l^S. J^
pastors. One is Wpr^ngtiie                                                                                                                                                               magnetic ID card for                 acquisitions.                          :"               yearfirom H^                                United States^^ members of the Coun-            Report academic rarikings. Very
Angles: I read this book in                                                                                                                                                              access. We have con-                     We were the first QUI (graphical                     tremendous amount of equipment             cil for Ctaistiari Colleges arid IJriiver-      rarely will you find in those ranldngs
 1990, and it refpcused and                                                                                                                                                              trolled entrances,                   user interface) library in Oklahoma.                     was donated in that grant;to Okla-         sities have seen growth in the last10           the blend of the values of a Christian
 reaffirmed my life and ministry, <                                        hope .ifrwill include the private sec-                                                                        which makeis it a safe               Our entire library now is weWnte-                        homa Baptist Uniyere^ We have              years and will continue to isee                 school and academic Excellence, like
because he really emphasized prayer,                                        tor. That would be huge for Oklar                                                                            place. We go through                 grated and has become more of a.                         had entrepreneurial business people        growth. There is a trerid-line. Parents         you find at OBIJ. It is a "both/and^
 the'• importance - \of the •spiritual disci--.'                            homa. All of our neighbor states have                                                                        safety fire drills. We               gateway as opposed to jiist a reposi-                    come and speak iri the school of           are looking for a safe place for their          not ari "eitter/pr."
  • - • •-*••.•••.. • . •• • • . , »* • . .   -.,•                                                                                                                                                                            tory, Jonathan Sparks, pur librarian,
 plines and accountability;                   ^                             a tuition equalization program and                                                                           go tli*ough safety tor-                                                                       business about the ^tem^                   sons and daughters to attend school-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              has done a fantastic job helping OBU of the technologies in their business-                        They want ah institution where they                John Yeats is editor ofthe Baptist Messen- :
       JWesse^                                                              understand its importance.             /                                                                     nado drills. We have a                                                                                                                                                                 ger/ •••'•••-V^ 1 - .;•- ;- • -,- '' ; ;.- : :^';.- : v:; : - '
 campus enrollment.st^istics; it-                                               Working the math is not difficult.                                                                       variety of safety mech-              locate datebasies. Insteatd 6f students                  es; how it works arid how it relates.      do riot have to deal with some issues
 appears the QBU enrollment has lev-                                        One might ask, why would Texas                                                                               ^nisms in place. When                having to buy additional bppks, thoise We are always looking across Okla-                           that one has to tontend with when
 eled out pyer the last fe\v years.:                                        spend $100 million a year giving, in V                                                                       vthe tornado came last               arenow^available pn-lirie through the                    homa and into the OBU family for           you have coed dorms or alcohol
What do you think it will take to                                           essence, tuition vouchers to students        testimony                                     spring; for example, Ave were able to
increase enrollment? Are rec:ent                                            attending private colleges or univeir        Christ. They also submit a written            take the student body underground
tuition increases seltdefeating?                                            sities? A $2,500 tuition voucher saves        testimony of thesir relationship with        inlessthanl
     ; Brister There is a delicate balance                                  the taxpayer about $4,OpO because it          their church and their pastor's name             Messenger: Let's think futuristical-                      OBU Senior Adult Conference 2000
in tuition costs relative to student                                        takes about $6,500 in taxes to send           arid phone number, TW^                       ly. Afteryou'ye been here eight ;
population; We want to grow. Part of                                        one student to a state institution.           opportunity to know                          years, what do you envision the ideal
that is telling the OiBUstpiy, letting                                          Private colleges and universities         before we meet them, and to find out         OBU student to look likie?               '
people undeisl^d                                                            are positives for the state of Okla-          about their walk with the Lord.                  Bristen What I would likein 10
 lie OBU brings to the table. Compare                                       homa. It is profitable for the state of          I personally intemew them and             years, say by 2010 at^OBU's centenni-
 QBU to other private Christian                                             Olclahoma and its taxpayers for pri-          talk with them about their relation-         al, is that the world willknowpBU
 schools around the country. Just line                                      vate institutions to be successful            ship-with Jesus Christ. Iwant it said        as the premiere Baptist academic
 up the qthef ASBCjS schools, and one                                       institutions in^recruiting students and       that every faculty member arid               university in the country producing
 will find w6 are in the top academ^                                        having high graduation rates. (The v          administrator at OBU is a coniniitted        Christian leaders. That is really what
 cally by our rankings with^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2 Corinthians 5:7
                                                                            graduation rate of Oklahoma private           Christian and is invoked in their            we are already; One thing we Want to
 and World Report We are also near                                          colleges is much higher than public.)         church. That is an essential part of         move ahead in doing is helping our
the bottom as far as cost. :                                                If you can give the in-state student a        who we are at OBU.                           students understand leadership and
       Tte^                                                                 TEG to help balance the difference in            Messenger: "The Messenger recent-         helping them become leaders for
 lege in America can run 30 percent                                         tuition coste, that Is going to tie them      ly received some letters that were           Christ in their profession.
 more than OBU iri cost. When you                                           even more closely to their state.             less than complimentary of OBU stu-              If a student comes to aimiversity
 study private universities overall                                             Messenger: At OBU there is a high         dent body behavior; Would you care           and simply sits in class and learns
 across the United States, the cost is                                      percentage of faculty with earned             torespond?                                   information and leaves the;iiniversity
 about 70 percent higher than OBU.                                          doctorate degrees compared to other              Bristen First, we have some of the        and we do not influence their life for
 We feel we are in excellent bargain.                                       Institutions. Is this a goal, and what        finest Christian young people in the         the better, what have we done or
       Some do compare us with the                                          doesitsay?                                    world on Bison Hill. Oneof the               what has any school done? We want
 state school's tuition, but we find                                            Blister: OBU now has about 79                                                                                                                       Keynote Speaker       Banquet Speaker             Music              Bible Teacher                                                                         #5 on U.S. News list of
                                                                                                                          things I learned quickly from the fbr-       to have the best teachers. We want .                          Dr. Bob Agee          Dr. Jess Moody        Jerry Billingsley      Dr, MackRoark                                                                                  best liberal arts
 most students who come to OBU""                                            percent:ofour faculty with earne d /         imer dean of students~poug MeltonT"           to have the best musicians arid the
 apply for and receive some kind of                                         doctorates, which is extremely' high          was the disciplinie issues at this Uni-T                                                                                                                                                                                                                                colleges in the West
                                                                                                                                                                       best ministers, who are admired in                                       Registration Deadline-July 7, 2000
                                                                           loiiaiunstitutibrLiiiLsk^                                           [.Jfehavexomh.:...:.                       sei^Ge^We^wanMhese-
 studerifrpopulationTeeeive                                                                                               mitted Ghristian^students^whoare^           ^leaders-to^be^able to^sayproudlyr"!^
 kind of assistance. Many parents                                           only 50 percent of its faculty with           seeking to do God's will for their           went to OBU. That's where I got my                                                                                                                                                                                                    "best value" list
 have told me the cost for their son or                                     earned doctorates. When my prede-             lives and are here for a reason.. .to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cali405/878^2703
                                                                                                                                                                       training. That's where I learned.
 daughter to come to OBU is certainly                                       cessor, Bob Agee, came, OBU had               grow academically and spiritually.           That's where I developed my faith."                                                                                                                                                                                                National Quality
 worth the difference.               -                                      about a 41 percent earned doctorate              Yet, OBU is not unlike any youth              In the development Of Christian                                                                                                                                                                                                 Close to Home
    I think part of growing is letting                                      rate. You can see it has increased            group in any Baptist church in Okla-                                                                        500 W. University • Shawnce, OK 74804 • www.okbu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                         See Mark Brister, page 7

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            |he Falls Greekyouthv:        cally throughput the wee of camp>.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ieing oyer ^0 is not a roadblock to over-                                                                          who will be reaching out to popple groups y^                                                                                                                                   sionary, but wte had te
             weeks, June >l!9-Aug/4iare  This ^dult should not be onfe of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           e^ mssibnary ser^                                                                                                 tie pr^np^access to the good news of God's love. ^:                                                                                                                            npt go at the time. God's timing has been perfect
             now just a few daj^aAyay.   adults who are attending Falls Creek                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fnl; Bajptists' 43 new^                                                                                               •Hiswfekd^                                                                                                                                                                  for iis as we nowknow th^H0;i^;calling ^ to go.
             JFor 45 weeks, churches :  -as a sponsor.;-•.;;.;;.V:'•: •':";•-'-,• v''.v;V;;:v'.;.;;/\                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  missior%ies testified inMay20 services                                                                             daughter became foreign miss^                                                                                                                                                   ;T1ie Suited wi^
and the BGQp have prepared for                 Copy off the 30-day prayer guide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           challenged us to retire early ariid consider foreign                                                                                                                              In his charge to the^newrru^
40,6Q(Kplus people^cprriing to Falls      in the sponspr book on page 19 arid;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      y/e received word that the personnel                                                                                  missions ii^ aplace of service."              v >                                                                                                                              president ^^^rilqn:n^
Creek this summer. But, it does hot       distribute it to every student and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         conimittee would recomm^dusfo                                                                                                           iStillanother 5(^                                 v                                                                                                                         aries face regarding their own; families and their
matter how much physical pr«eparia-       adultinvolved inor^ committed to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           said Jimmy Marpney, an;apppintee in his 50s;. "I:-e^-.                                                                               Barb Suiter pfKihgspoili^T^                                                                                                                                                    sense of calling^                                                                                                                                                                      m
tion is done ifpr thfe sum-                                Falls Creek this summer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mailed my broth^                                                                                                                     God's "perfect timing" for their lives yeairs ajfter                                                                                                                              Using the story of famed rriissionary David Liy-
mer if there is no                                             Write ail the name                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •««•"••,*:-•£:r-'n''.'-;-"' •• v:j»:i:xj»i--ta :-•:•,:•;-,--* AJV-^•*;_••* •;*;.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     would be moving to Prague in the Czechilepublic.                                                                                     first experiencing a call tp internationalmilssions.                                                                                                                           ingstone as the rrietiaphpr for his t^ky Rankin said:
prayer. Southern Bap-                                      students and adults                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           "In a flash, niy younger sister sent a reply, 'Don't                                                                             "God spoke to me through an 1MB report to the                                                                                                                                  "MLtyi^^
tists imderstand^ell                                       attending camp on a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       you know how old yoii are                                                                                                             Southern Baptist Cohyentibn in New Orleans                                                                                                                                    found t^tiGpddid^m^
that it is not by speaker,                                 "hospital bracelet" and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Adding emphasis, the Marone^adult son, Eric,                                                                                       almost 10 years ago," Tom Siiiter said. "I made a                                                                                                                             tect him, God is faithf^
nor by musician^ nor by                                    place them on the altar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and hi^ Avife, .Julie, stood beside Maroney and his                                                                                   commitment to serve the Lord as a foreign mis-;                                                                                                                               for any burden you are called upon to bear."
publicity, but it is by His                                at the church. Encour-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vdfe,Kay,pntheM                                      -;.;; --
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                                                           week before camp, and                                                      ^l><?Bi&^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It may have been the first time sihde the 1MB ;                                                                                                   olitical upheaval,                                                                                Rankihtold GS^emeritus irus-                             who served in Brazjl fbr42 of;
because it is Falls Greek                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Death of spouses and                                                                              sipnaries in a service held at                           their 50 years as missibnaiies—
that we can neglect           fAL-LS CREEK then wear it all week
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prayer. Here are a few ANCIENT DISCIPLINES                            camp as a prayer                                                                         LiBatt^^^ld;B^tiS^J^^
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suggestions for you and your group        reminder.                                                                               ;;-^o^^mat^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The older M^                                                                                                                                      lems and rejections.                                                                              Heights. "Surely that's the testi-                       retiring nussionaries ever hpn-
to join us in prayer preparation for           Sunday night before camp-hold a                                                     BGCT responds to HBU autonomy by withholding $1.5 miH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sionaries iiVGharia, Ethiopia and Kenya; After sev^                                                                                        Cultural bamere. Homes                                                                                       mony of your life: The Lord has                           pred by the board.
                                          "commissioning service" to pray for                                                         ""                  "" ;^||^®^Miy^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            eiralyears working on the IMB's stateside staff; the                                                                                       robbed and tracked; Danger                                                                                   never failed you, even in time                             r The Bltes/who wentto ;
Falls Greek.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       iritemational missionaries                                                                                ;bf tragedy, tough timesi                                 Brazilin 1^
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    Pray and fast for ;at least one day   and prepare the students for Falls                                                                                     || ^
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theweekbefore cariip. Focus the fast Creek. •'..: -..; -.''''>• .V/ . ;',-\ .•;••/'-'-/'";'. ':•:''-'/..                                                     adecl£ff^ion^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Eastern Europe regipn. Eric Maroney graduated                                                                                              regularly ^ceChallenges like; :                                                                                  Without prior knowledge of                            manned school farms in Gorv-
                                               Aether you have students                                                                                            l^widere^£^{^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     from Golden Gate Seminary in Mil Valley, Calif,                                                                                            these, said Jerry Ranking presi-                                                                             Rankin's sermon topic, the                                rente to give youths education
oh prayer for lost students and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             dent.pf the Southern Baptist                                                                                  church's sanctuary choir                                 and agricultural experience.
purity of all Christians who attend       attending camp or not, please join                                                                           ^'oc^n^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       twd years ago. For the past year and a half, he and
                                          thousands of other Oklahoma Bap-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Julie have served as Internationa                                                                                                          International Mission Board^ at                                                                              planned.,-to. perform 'ithe-• African-
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camp. Pray also for the safety of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a May ^recognition service for                                                                                styled airaiigement, ^He Neve                            work in their local church and
camp, the camp leadership and the         tists in prayer for the students and                                                              ^^le^
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                                          leaders at F^lls Greek. May we see                                                      •selfi>e^tu^g^b6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Another 6vef-50 couple appointed told 6f the                                                                                           retiring 1MB missionaries.                                                                                    Failed Me Yet." Te^imonies cxf                           association.            /
suppbrtstaff.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yet even in tragedy there is                                                                               missionaries with a cumulative                               "We hope to influence others
    Go to Falls Creek one day during      thousands of students saved and                                                                         The latest action ci^e after the 33-m^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             influence their ^
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     missionaries themselves-—had^on their own sense                                                                                            causeforc^ebration in mis-                                                                                    total of 1,930 years of overseas                         tp find the 'Bread of Life,' who
 camp or before camp to prayer w^lk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sionaiy testimonies of lives sus-                                                                             service highlighted the emeritus said, -lam the way, I am the
 on the grounds.                          Lord this summer at the Creek;                                                              of some trustees who attended Churches that "did not meet thetitoesholfi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of calling, "I have ^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ; : v:
                                                                                                                                      reqtoemenfe of bieing a BGCT cooperating chiirch;w HBU president E.D^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          partly thrpugh ihe influence of my father and what                                                                                         tained by God's feititfi^                                                                                     program;             : ' V-;,•-.'".'•'•' ".''-"!;',•"'••. trutiiflam the life; no one goes
    Connect each student attending      .      James Lankfordis student ministry and evan-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ranldnsaid-                                                                                                       Among the retirees were                               to the Father except by me,"
 camp with an adult prayer partner                                                                                                    Hodo said if the board had not l^en action at le        trustees would have                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I learned in Royal Amba^adore an<d Church Train-
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                                                                                                                                      beeh ousted from the university.                   ,'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ing Union while grpw^                                                                                                                          "God did not forsake you,"                                                                                H.W. (Dub) Jr/and Salle Flte,                             Flte said.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "When I did his intern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         started to tell about that, I saw right:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                anticipatiori for this event where the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         away we needed to do an hour on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         prisoners of war," Hargis said; V
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Beach, Va.; Porter Halj^urton of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Newport, RJ.; Fred Cherry of Wash^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on that cross," he said, "That's when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I had • ivmy major devotional period
                                                                                                                                       SiPrteestil                                                                                                                                                           Pie-Owned Vans                                                                                                                                                          Ghrist to "take over" his life. Today                                                                  The special is brie of two prp^                                                                                      irigtpn, D.C.;^ and Sam Johnson of                                                                                                             of the day," ; :. .^•.; 'v^\;V^./.'.-v : -\y^ :
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rying him and many of his fellow
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hargis said the documentary is ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ^         they were often not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                allowed to talk, communicatipn-in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ihe prison also became a detailed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for Immediate                                                                                                                                                          prisoners of war in North Vietnam                                                                   NBC, which deterimneW^                                                                                                  spmething of--ia^departure from previ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TheNewDodgs                                                     Deltoery                                                                                                                                                               through the tbrture and isolation that                                                              them. Each special has sought to                                                                                        ous specials in that it consists bf sim-                                                                                                       system of codes,^ Whether by topping
                                                                         Benefits Include                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            was to follow.                                                                                      reach people with the Gospel                                                                                            ply the men telling their ^                                                                                                                    on the walls or by various cpu^s
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1-35 and the South Guthrie Exit
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cal feeling that I ^yas really pulling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         through personal testimonies of ^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         respected individuals,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 stories—firom an opening montage of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the accounts of their captures to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and cleared throats, according to the
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                                                                          Payments                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Just 15 minutes north ofEdmond                                                                                                      one over oh the Vietnamese^" InVal-                                                                  v Hargis fbiind 10 prisoners of                                                                                        details of their releases years later.                                                                                                             Worship and prayer \vere also
                                                                          Dependable Income                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          son said, describing one extended                                                                   warr-including                                                                                                                                            "It's a little                                                                                               conducted covertly; Johnson told
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     period of solitaiy confinement. "They                                                               several high-rank-                                                                                                                                 graphic^" Hargis                                                                                                    how prisoners signaled to rach other
                                                                          Backed by the Baptist General                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     admitted, mey                                                                                                       the start of Sunday morning worship
                                                                          Convention of pklahorn^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    thought I was in there and really suf-                                                              ing officers who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     fering by being adbrie. (But) I had a                                                               have since                                                                                                                                        talk about the                                                                                                       by someone stompmg on the floor. :;
                                                                          Payments Partially Tax-Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cellmate . . . the entire time I was                                                                become widely                                                                                                                                      gruesome and                                                                                                            "We'd all kneel down
                                                                          Income Tax Charitable                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      there. And that \vas the Ixmi Jesus                                                                 known political                                                                                                                                    unpleasant things                                                                                                   together—neveri^though we were by
                                                                          Deduction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      figures—who                                                                                                                                        that they went                                                                                                       ourselves—arid pray,^ he said. "And
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Invalson's story is one of 10                                                                    welcomed the                                                                                                                                       through. But over                                                                                                   the strength of prayer with a group,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     trayed in "Prisoners of Hope," a new                                                                 opportunity to                                                                                                                                    and over they                                                                                                        as you know, is much stronger than
                                                                         For a no obligation information                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             teleyision documentary produced by                                                                   openly share Christ's role in their                                                                                    bring it back to the way the Lord sus-                                                                                                         just by yourselves."
                                                                         packet call the Falls Creek Office                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the North American Mission Board's                                                                                                                                                                                          tairied them and brou^rt them                                                                                                                      Risner, who retired as a brigadier
                                                                         of Planned Giving Toll Free at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              broadcast communications group                                                                          "One of the things they told me is,                                                                                 through it. Arid every man told how                                                                                                             general, echoed the statements of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     that will air on NBCstations begin-                                                                 'We'vetoldj^                                                                                                            they are a better man, a better Chris-                                                                                                          many of ^the men in describing how
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                                                                                                                                                       Oklahoina BaptistJ^nies for CWkfreji istseeking a liighly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ning June 21. Each man shares a siiti                                                               tirnesr?ihd yet every time it's on tele-                                                                                tian of a better husband and father                                                                                                             the e^qperience had affected him. :
                                                                                                                                                       orga^fcflp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ilar tale, from the graphic horrors of                                                              vision, they cut out the part                                                                                           because of what they went through."                                                                                                                 "For sev^n and a half years I never
                                                                                                                                                       cpmmiiii^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     torture and mistreatment to the                                                                     we^telT about God's role in it,1                                                                                            Often, even small symbols of faith                                                                                                          wondered one momerrtwhat^^I
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   : CLUB V^A^]N: 1^                           SEcraa^^                                                                  Swain's latest pastorate was at ; ?;                                                               . ,           ,
Wagon XI; l&paissein^r^                   OklEdiorna City, Brpokwpod seeks                                            LaAvtori, Memorial Indian, He ^Iso                                                                 is how at Qkarchej
ai^P^PWS, 105,000 ritil^                  experienced, peirnanent part^ime ;?                                         served at Xntioch Church; Garn^gip
Phone 405/722-4215; leave message.        secreta^r^eptibnist wthsttpng •                                             Indiaii Mission; tawtpn, Southside;                                                                                    at^
                                          yycird processing, desWopjpublishing                                        Wichito Mission of
ton Ghurqh in Mullins Assdciation         and lO^key skills? Send r^umetothe                                          Vimy Ridge;Eakley;i^t;;Ce(lardale
needs a set of used brass handbells       cliiirch at 8921 S; Walker; Oklahoma                                        Indian Mission aivdValleyView ;
and a used RAracer track, donated         Ctiy;73139^pr FAX 405/632-3734, '^                                          Church in Corhanche-Cbttori Assoei-
Or at Ipw cost. Contact/ G. Brenhardt         HELPERS NEEDED: Oklahoma                                                                                                                                   youth at Oklahoma City, Meridian
at 580/685-5882. ;          • ; ••        City Baptist Retirement Center needs                                              A graduate of Scnitestern
    SPAIN SE^GH: Rret Church, :           local-church people with talents in                                                                                                                                                               is youth intern at
                                                                                                                      ;homa State Univerei^                                                              Holdemtille^
Rota, Spain (SEfC and EBC affiliated)     arts; and crafts to teach in Vacation                                         Geronimo^public -5C.hobls.;jfr6m:l'969--'-:
is searching for pastor beginning         Bible School June: 12-16. Those who                                                                                                                               Ashley M^n^ss is summer youth
                                                                                                                        91, serving as elementary priricipai                                             director at Felt, First, v •
summer of 2001. Needs to be self-         can give one or more days from 1:30-;                                         for l5;years,-sGhobl bus ^Iriyer for 18
supporting; ideal is retired military     2:45 Monday throughFriday, contact                                            years, elementary basketball coach
 couple/single. Congregation bet\veen     chaplain Chris Flnley ait 40^721-;                                            for 16 years and he kept the clock at
20-30, Ayhich draws from military         2466, :         .: ;-"v:VX :; ^ : : \'-:^-'                                   home basketball games for28 years,                                                 Falls Creek cabin for rent during CHIL-
base; English speaking; Spanishls          .PASTOR: Hiwasse, Ark., First                                                    Survivors include his wife, v                                                  DREN'S CAMlP (June 6) and WEEKS 1,
 plus, but not required. Church can       seeks pastor^ Send resume and ^                                                                                                                                  ; 2,3:-^ June 19, June 26 and July 3).
                                                                                                                        Shirley, of the home; a son, James                                                  Sleeps 36, central E/A, Call iSrandfield                                     The/names of graduates from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth were fur- ;                                                                                                                                            3eun, MDIVBL;-Floyd Wingo, Cheyenne, MDIV; and Kok Wong,
 provide housing with utilities and       video, if available, to Chairman,                                             Jr., pastor of $ulphur, Calvary; a J                                                                                                                             nished to the Messenger by the seminary^Spmemfdrmatibh is incomplete.:List-                                                                                                                                            Norman, MDJV.Also graduating, but hot pictured, are Mark
 percentage of monthly offering.          Search Committee, 15707:Rocky Dell                                                                                                                                  ;    , First, 560479-3161; ;
                                                                                                                        dau^itery Kathy Schier, Hooker; his                                                                                                                              ed-are the names, hometowns and churches (if known) and degrees for the 2000                                                                                                                                           Boyd, Tulsa, MDlV; John Brimacombe, Edmbnd, MDIVBL; :
 Looking for two/three-year commit-      •••RA,"iGf^                           .   ;"                                   mother, Ives Swain, Eldorado,                                                                                                                                    graduates. Top row, left to right: Robert;BossVDIPTH &QRDPTH;-Steven       :                                                                                                                                           Christopher:CloerrMA in; Lay Ministry; Barry Cram, MDIVBL;
 ment; Contact Barry Batnet at baf-           Correction: Ardmore, Southside is                                         Texas; three sisters, Martha Walker,                                                                                                                             Billiard^ MA in Chrn Educi; Darryl Chandler^Nbrman,MplVBL; William Chap^                                                                                                                                               Jason, Curry, Midwest:Ciiy, M.A, in Chrn Educ.; Tonya Joza, ;
 rylinda@teleline.es or Ernie Belcher     seeking a bivoeational pastor, not                                          • Lararhiey Wyo.} Maijerie !                                                                                                                                       man, Edmond,iyiblVBL; Curtis Gook/Fairfax^M                                                                                                                                                                            Chickasha; M.A. in Chrn Educ;; Kristie Phillips, Enid*     •
'at erniel32@yahoo.com or write           Ardmore, Southwest.                                                           McNaughton, Fort Worth, Texas, and                                                                                                                               ChristopherDale; Enid, MM; Jimmy Franks, DuncanyMDIV; Mark Harrison, M:A;                                                                                                                                              Emmanuel, MDIV; Tamara,Walte
 First Baptist Church,!Calie Ortega Y          PASTOR: Oney Church in south-                                            Doris Locklear, Eldorado, Texas, and                                                                                                                             in Chrn Educ.; KyleiJernigan, MDIVBL; MDIV; Angel; Leonard, MDlVBL; Terry /                                                                                                                                            Degrees^ were^conferred on 372 students^ at the seminary's v
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                                                                                                                        five grandchildren.          ' •;.'-.; /                                                                                                                         Long, M.A.:inGhrnEduc.;.Craig Ludwig,M                                                                                                                                                                                 199thi commencement exercises, including 20doctoral degrees.
   MUm                                     Sendresume to Pastor Search. Com-                                                                                                                                                                                                             MDIVBL; William Mbtire^^                                                                                                                                                                                               Southwestern president kennettrS. Hemphill was the com-                                                   Wong
seeks fuil-time person for music/edu-      mittee, Rt. !> Box 75, Fort Cobb -                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mooreland/ First, MDIVBL in Ghrn Educ.; Kenita Self, MA in Chrn Educ- Jesse                                                                                                                                            mencement speaker.                      ^ ; • '.-•:• ;        ;
cation, rnusic/childreri or education/     73038     •'•''•"• ''•-' : - • " " ' '•"'••'• •""''''••'•• '.• •"'.•' •'                                                                                                   CR^^
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Banner Baptist Association has cabin
children^ Send resume:to Peirsonnel            BIVOCA11ONAL MUSIOYO^                                                                                                                                      : available for Indian Falls Creek andfor
Committee, Box 7205, C^eto 74429.          Catoosa, Mrst seeks biyocational                                                 I^co^First,                             4, four                                 the 1st arid 2nd weeks of ^ Youth camp;
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sleeps-52, cooking quarters; Indian Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nine Oklahomans receive
                                           music and/or youth director. Send                                            additions by baptism; evangelist. Ken
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Creek rate, $200 week; Youth camp $600
 16 feet long needed for mission pro-      resume to 300 S. Cherokee, Catoosa                                           Carter, Duncan; music, Kelly Martin^                                                       •week. :Call580/332-3446. :
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ject at Bethel Church, Wakphda, S.E).    ; 74015;.;/v^;;X./<                                                            Mariow; pastor Johii Croy.                         :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                'Nine studerits;with ties to Oklahoma .
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Contact prin Ea^                              ;/PASTOR Lindsay, Erin Springs                                                Medfordi^                                                                        OKLAHOMA THEATRE SUPPLY CO.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  were among the graduates of Midwestern . -
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Leedey 73654, phone 580/488-3649.          seeks pastor. Send resume to Brown-                                          additions by baptism, two by letter, :                                                                  Oklahoma^ Owned Since 1930                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Seminary May 20.;;;
 : PIANBT:OW                               ie Drennan, Rt. 4, Box 32; Lihdsay                                           33 other professions of ^th; evange-                                                             Cotton Candy r Sno Cones * IPopcorh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             / Receiving.doctor of ministry degrees; ^;
                                                                                                                        list, Daltbn Young, Noble; singe^                                                                 Concession Supplies * Equipment
Avenue seeks pianist for Sunday and                                ;, 405/756-2653.                    •         ;                                                                                                           Affordable Rentals>;^Repairs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 were: Vic Simpson of Bartlesyiile, Associate
\Vednesday services, phone 405/672-::                                                                                 , McReynplds, Medfprd; pastor, Bob                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  pastor/education at IBaiitlesyiile, First, and
               '                                                                                                        Smith. '''':•'-'•.:;' : --''^': : : : .\::---^--,- : -;' " •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         628 W. Sheridan, OKC 236*8691
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steven F; Tims, son of Johnny and Pearl
                                          Shawnee, Trinity seeks bivoeational                                                                                                                                                 Tbll*l«e 1-600-622^099
   YOUTH/MUSIC: Cjril,;First seeks        music director. Must have experi-                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHURCH CONSTRUCTION                                                                                                Evangelist                                                                                                                                Tims of Chickasha.           ; .      .
full-time youth/music minister. Send      ence with choir. Send resume to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Warren H. Teny                                                                                                                                 Receiving master of divinity degrees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gall us before you have: plans drawn-
resume to Bri^ Bamck, P.O; Box            Search Committee/ 1315 N. McKin- ,                                                                                                                                                                                                             complete design/build capability ^^w^     ;                                                                        Scheduiihg for Year 2000                                                                                                                      were: Kevin Dray of Bartle^YJlle, son of Car-
153, Cyril 73029: ;                       ley, ShaAynee74108. •     •' ;     ;                                                                                                                                                                                                           y our church thousands,28;:years:statewide                                                                       ;     • P.O. Box32867 •                                                                                                                         ol and Jack Dray pf Bartlesyiile; Bill Turner
    SENIOR PASTOR: Cpntempprary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              experience/Milestone Constructiori.                                                                            QKC 73123 •405-858-9078                                                                                                                       of Del City, son of Marilyn and^ Bruce Turner
primarily English:speaking Southern                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       / Call Dave ^Neely 405-634-8^91                                                                                 Hear Warren 2 a.m. Sundays onKQCV                                                                                                               of Del City, and ;paig Smith; sort of M
                                                 TEACHER COUPLE needed to teach                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Smith and the Jate James^ Smith of Sterling.
Baptist church seeking senior pastor.            approximately 20 mid-school boys in                                                                                          OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION
Send resume to Pueblo Nuevo Corn-           country environment at New Mexicio Boys                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ; ite^
                                                  Rianch school. Degree in education
                                               required with ability to be NM certified.
                                             Ability to work with multi-educational lev-:
                                                                                                                                                                             eo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in church^ music degree was: Mark Cpnley of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          W;oodward^ formerly of Morning Star Baptist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Church in Waynoka, and spn of Clayton and
                                             ; els required. Computer experience pre-
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             Proposed Baptist Faith and                                                                                   as qualified b^ Scripttire."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     jWak£ aperson old, Jbtit,;! thihlc tW                              •: Aboutl^ye^ info our^^m                                      w^notarepla^
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       going tradition at the      chuckljB after she handed the - ;                                                                                                                                                                        ateokeep^uyoim                                                   jbiessed witiht anothe^1 child^ You can imagine the ;          jb;ythatwee^
                                                                                                                          a;inajor tenet of th^ sp-qalled ^corir                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            great deal Of ii^tience oh their pare                            ^citemerrt in i6i^                                             wateh with inten^^^
                                                                                                                          seiyatiye resurgente,";an^                                                   etid of the spring         .dijploma bsicktp me. I teased her                                                                                                                                                           and if ,1$ positive; They have; a "way of energizing                          intoquH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   airii s^d sfie couldat least tell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dren grow ^d erypy them^nm
                         hose who expected the                                                                            reaffirms Several majprit^ deasipns ;                             semester called Commencement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • TWngs were reaJly boring: before>sfec^                      ; the bther idaj^ a thought came fo me.;K
                         proposed Baptist Faith arid                                                                      (respiutiohs; or motions) of the; . .                            The universitygraduated an out-         tolfcs ^eMheldfai\gBU doc-                                                                                                                                                                    '; The Lord blessed us with two chUdren early in                                     •emember life as bbn^, but I wll a^                   that people begin fo act old when they no longer
                         Message ta be a significant                                                                      Southern Biaptist Gpnvention in                                   Standing group of Luke 2:52 ' !        torate fbi;Wo houirs: ||^                    \                                                                                                                                              our m£urriage. How Citing it was to w^                                        this little ^ri brought a new dto                              ^have children aroinvd them. That's why Hove to
                         departure from its pred?-                                                                        recent years. A' ;•..••:;•'; .'.;:'---^/.-; '•;•:.;/',;,;. ;',    graduates who will go out to* **- j- It reminded me that some-                                                                i-               <*.                                             ^ , ' - . ' • ' . .- . • • -        deyelbp. What ebaiteme^                                                       ness into Qjir home as we watched with igreat joy               standl around in the chiirch nursery wherel^can ;
             cessors may be disappointed, for in                                                                            ; I woiild like for the committee to                            serve in a v/ide variety of            times the honors of life caiy                                                                                                                                                               laughed over some simple ^ng'l^                                               th^ deyelopment process all over again.;               T        liold those babies and h^
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             structure, flavor and tenor it is very                                                                       haye amended the; section on Gbd;                                 careers. -                             come and go very quickly, even                                                                                                                                                              smiling eyes^reached out f^                                                       Ourtwo pld^- children went to college iand ;                with 2ryear old?. At any rate, I pkrfi to s^youhg^
             much the ofe^                                                                                                the Fattier to make clear that He is ;                                    hpnored                        by a&inny and humorous rtiis- ^                                                               $ & ' • • % • ? jffe        >-ij^ • '^^--       -SJX0J1- ' . - . • • .   ••   ;
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  . • . - . • - , . /          ^•.^.•ffft- • .       tt*t:--ff,,::-.-t'                                                                                                                                        ';• What kind of patent is it who can take a baby ;                           er struggling with Alzheimer's disease/It was •                                  wmbishis
             the light of a 20-year theological                                                                           is theological pedantry, buty in tact,:                           biology, from ^ Meaoiiim               scHft^hi^gB^^^^                                                                                                                                                                              and^ shake it until its Uttle neck JDreaks? What kind                        Krista who put a smile on our faces and Daughter in
                                                                                                                          this truth e^r^ses the essence of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •t j f
             struggle that focused on this word, is                                                                                                                                         tiqn tp athletics, from nursing to     The ^eternalsecurity He provides                                                                                                                                                             of parent it is who can; beat aiiinfant or kill it in                        our hearts. \VheneyerShe walked into the house>                 hand ofanughtyman; so are
             the total absence;of the word             ;i;;                                                               the Christian dpctrine of God.                                    natural Science, from education        through His grace and His mier-                                                                                                                                                             the wornb?The distorted and degenerated human                                 everything lit up. It^ was a dark day in our livies             cluldrendf^
             "inerrarit" in the article :bn--the!".Serip :.;.                                                                 Some will be surprised that the                               to English, and from health to          cy, givesn by His loye through sal-                                                                                                                                                         heart is capable of the worst abuses, but I beH^                             when she was killed iri a car accident at the age of            the man that hath tis quiver fuU-
             tures/Np:dbubtthe committee                                                                                  confession is not more Galvihistic or                             history. Young people graduated        vation through Jesus Qhrist, is                                                                                                                                                             the heart of a parent submitted to the^ Lord knbws                             16. We understand that joy is from the Lqrd; but He            of them..;" Psalm 127:3-5.
             belieyes the article affirms the con-                                                                        Dispensational. Prpgnosticators have                              from all walks of life.                permanent, It is never by mis-                                                                                                                                                               how to respond positively to the crying child and                            used her to help^us^see life positively and respond
             cept of inerrancy without employing                                                                          forecast that it is only a matter of :                             . At the conclusion of the won-       take, and it caiv never be takenv                                                                                                                                                            understands the need it feels. Chilcireri are never                          to it joyfully. What a gift we had in this sjpecial girl.           . .Ralph Speas is associate pastor at De
             the word Not Surprising, indeed wel-                                                                         time before these theological per- /                              derfiil ceremony on "a ^beautiful       back!                                                                                                                                                                                       an inconvenience to^parents whose hearts are                                     Now we have four grandqhildren; ^at delight                 'City, First. Southern. His e-mail address is
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             comed, is the excising of the phrase                                                                                                                                           day on Bison Hill, a.ybung lady                                                                                                                                                                                                     focused^h^Christ. They recognize that children are                           they bring to our hearts. It was a few days after our
             which says that Christ is "the criteri-                                                                       Baptist^agencies and institutions.                               came to me with great excite-             . MarkBrister
              on by which the Bible is to be inter-
              preted." (See;my earlier article on
                                                                                                                           However, the Confessipn maintains
                                                                                                                           the same "moderate^ Calyihism" (my                               ment She had just received her
                                                                                                                                                                                            doctorate from OBU! ;'             V
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              this misleading phrase ^ln The;Bap£/st                                                                       term) as our earlier confessions, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               by Walker Moore
                                                                                                                           its statement on Last Things is gener-                          ; She opened her diploma and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ;
              Messenger, April 27.) This may well                                                                                                                                           found that a duplicate honorary                                                                                                                                                                                                               fe are all born with this                       ative. I was one of those children                     things in life, and there is so riuich 1            neyerled any of them to Ghrist. It
              be the most important change sug-                                                                            al enough to acconimodate the major
                                                                                                                           eschatological options.                                          doctorate certificate had inad-                                                                                                                                                                                                                incredible gift of                             who^took things apart and couldn't                     yet want to e^eriencie^Yet mueh of                  seems as if tiie Holy Spirit wasn't
              gested by the conmiittee.                                                                                                                                                     vertently been left in her folder.                                                                                                                                                                                                             potQnti^l. Somehow                             get them back together. My room                        mjr life,;! have ^led. Failing is a                 present Then one day I heatd that
                 Article II. God ^strengthened by                                                                              I will riot be surprised if there is;
                                                                                                                           vigorous debate in Orlandd on these                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             along tlje road of life,                       was littered with pUeis of things t^                   good tWng if it moves you one^step                  many of the prostitutes came to the
              the addition of, "God is all powerful                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gbodmean^                                                  use to be something else. I was the                    closer to discovering your potent                   saving knowledge of Jesus Ghri?tarid
              and all knowing; and His perfect                                                                             suggested chahges^as well as other
                                                                                                                           points. I will be veiy surprised if the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             pie stifle that creativity, Just look                      child who wanted to see what the                            Many of the benefits we efypy                  returned to their homes and fainilies.
              knowledge extends to all things,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 irrtpachur^                                                inside of my grandfather's "bee-                       today have come out of someone                      I wanted to know how God was '
              past, present, and future." A recent                                                                         Proposed Baptist                                                                                                                                               ENTERPRISES                                                                                                                          creativity that goes on.                                   house" looked like. I riow know; I                     else's failiires. I have had some great             doing this great work.                    • v
             theological trend, spoken of usually                                                                          Faith and Message is
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             as the "openness of God" idea, con-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mondays-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               God wer6 parents who let me be cre-                      : knowledge. I have done a lot of                        re^edthey^                                          that a nianicurist caused the great
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             popularity deserves a response, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 inflatable dartbpafd^. You can take it              God. After much prayer, she felt led
             the committee met the challenge.                                                                             Edmond, First                                                                                                                                                             .(Manufacturer's                                                                                                                                                                                     fa and Listen to                        anywhere. Blow it up and..; there's                 to go into the Tied UgMdiistrict of
                 Another needed change is found '                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Suggested)
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              in Article IV. It states uriequivpcaliy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "powidered water" forthiird^                        free maniciu'es.
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