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Conventional Thinking: Homosexuality & the church
Jan27

Conventional Thinking: Homosexuality & the church

Society’s rapid acceptance of homosexuality—and the arrival of same-sex marriage in particular—has caught the church flat footed. We know what we believe and why, based on the Scriptures, but we often do not know how to talk about it. Or at least not in productive ways. I see two unproductive responses among Christians on the issue of homosexuality. One is to shout all the louder about it being sinful. The other is pure silence....

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Conventional Thinking: Keep telling the story
Jan20

Conventional Thinking: Keep telling the story

“Tell me a story, Daddy!” That is something I hear almost every day from my children. There’s something about stories that capture the attention of children. Then again, there is something about stories that speak to us grown-ups, too. Jesus, Himself, knew this. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus told dozens of parables, each of which are recorded in the pages of the New Testament. From the parable of the lost sheep to the...

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Conventional Thinking: Whatcha talkin’ ‘bout?
Jan13

Conventional Thinking: Whatcha talkin’ ‘bout?

News reports show that, as of 2015, more than 1 billion people and organizations around the world now have a Facebook account. Social media, like Facebook and Twitter, have given an unprecedented number of people a platform to communicate. A review of how we are using social media and how we can use it even more effectively is in order. /// “Look at me” Sociologists have coined the term the “Look-At-Me Generation,” referring to...

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The Gospel, Sexuality & The Church
Jan07

The Gospel, Sexuality & The Church

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler, Jr. and Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell D. Moore will headline a new event on sexuality and the church. The event, which will take place March 9-10 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, is designed to equip pastors and churches to deal with the most pressing sexual issues facing the church, including homosexuality. “Few moral issues have brought greater challenge to the...

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Conventional Thinking: Not mere statistics
Jan07

Conventional Thinking: Not mere statistics

Joseph Stalin, the evil Soviet tyrant, once said, “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” Since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, an estimated 55 million babies have been aborted in America. These are not mere statistics, but real boys and girls. There would have been one more death to add to those numbers, if Melissa Ohden had not survived the saline-infused abortion in 1977. Ohden, who not only...

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