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Conventional Thinking: Houston & homosexuality
Oct28

Conventional Thinking: Houston & homosexuality

“Touch an Englishman in a hundred places about his freedom and he will not squawk. Touch him in his pocketbook with unfair taxes, and he will revolt.” That is what Edmund Burke, 18th Century British Member of Parliament speaking about the causes leading up to the American Revolution. In October, Houston Mayor Annise Parker found out you can bother a pastor in a hundred places, but if you try to touch his pulpit, he will...

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Desperate times, desperate prayers
Oct27

Desperate times, desperate prayers

MOORE—Repentance, reformation, revival. These were among the themes prayed about and spoken of at the inaugural Day to Pray event on Mon., Oct. 20, at Moore, First. The all-day prayer event, which attracted more than 250 pastors and church staff members from across the state, was hosted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and led by BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan and BGCO President Nick Garland,...

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Conventional Thinking: For Voters of Faith
Oct21

Conventional Thinking: For Voters of Faith

Elections have consequences, so the saying goes. The 2014 election is supposed to have major ramifications for America and right here in Oklahoma. We will vote on Oklahoma’s Governor and other statewide elected officials, numerous legislative races, as well as state questions and judicial races. In modern elections, with the barrage of campaign marketing on TV and in print, and through fevered conversations on social media, it can be...

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Conventional Thinking: Our same-sex ‘marriage’ moment
Oct14

Conventional Thinking: Our same-sex ‘marriage’ moment

Ten years ago, Oklahoma voters took to the polls to approve State Question 711, then known as a marriage protection law. The question was approved by 75 percent of voters. Ten years later, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down this law, now commonly referred to as a “ban on gay marriage.” As announced last week, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of this decision, and related ones, and same-sex...

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Conventional Thinking: LGBT…Q
Oct07

Conventional Thinking: LGBT…Q

If you are following the public conversation about homosexuality, you may have noticed a new letter to the acronym, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender). It is now politically correct to say “LGBTQ” where the Q stands for “Questioning.” Before I begin analyzing what I think this signifies, let me say a couple things. I am in no way presenting an “us versus them” scenario here or perpetuating a...

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