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Conventional Thinking: The ‘inevitability’ factor
Apr14

Conventional Thinking: The ‘inevitability’ factor

Definition: in•ev•i•ta•ble (adj.)  1. unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped 2. sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable   Political operatives have used the concept effectively to advance the cause of so-called same-sex marriage. Today, proponents of the legalization of marijuana are citing a new Pew Research Center poll that shows, whether they support it or not, three-fourths of Americans think marijuana use is...

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Conventional Thinking: Bored of the rings
Apr07

Conventional Thinking: Bored of the rings

Question: What action increases the risk of child poverty, child abuse, educational failure, teen births and youth substance abuse? The answer might surprise you. A new study, which surveyed U.S. Census Bureau data and other non-partisan research, found that cohabitation—that is to say, couples living together outside of wedlock—increases the likelihood of children who reside in those homes suffering in these areas. According to the...

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Conventional Thinking:  Not just a hobby
Mar31

Conventional Thinking: Not just a hobby

The same day the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments* concerning Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, Christians around the country were joined in prayer for Hobby Lobby Stores and its founders, the Green family. Recall the case relates to a September 2012 suit by Hobby Lobby and others to challenge the federal Health and Humans Services (HHS) mandate, which—among other requirements—forces employers to provide employees with paid-for...

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Ground breaking for the Gospel
Mar17

Ground breaking for the Gospel

DAVIS—On Sat., March 8, more than 50 Oklahoma Baptist donors and leaders gathered at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center campgrounds for a groundbreaking ceremony. In spite of near-freezing temperatures and high winds, hearts were warmed at the special occasion, which broke ground for the new construction projects, including the Mathena Family Event Center, the Thompson Family Lodge and the Jordan Welcome Center. In a prayer at...

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Conventional Thinking: Heads bowed, eyes open
Mar17

Conventional Thinking: Heads bowed, eyes open

March 20 is the first day of spring, the season of life when people are most active. Yet one growing habit is turning Americans from an active into a passive people. I refer to a sport that could best be called “incessant cell phone surfing.” The average cell phone user checks his phone 150 times a day, and according to a new “Mobile Technology Fact Sheet” from the Pew Research Forum, 90 percent of American adults have a cell phone,...

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