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Conventional Thinking: Christ and culture
Apr21

Conventional Thinking: Christ and culture

Whether it’s how to react to the latest movie or how to have conversations regarding same-sex “marriage,” it is becoming increasingly clear that there are wide disagreements as to how Christians ought to interact with culture today. The Baptist Faith & Message makes it clear that “All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society,” and provides recommended ways to...

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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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