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Conventional Thinking: Reviewing the vows
Mar16

Conventional Thinking: Reviewing the vows

“In the Name of God, I, Brian, take you, Jennifer, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part. In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.” In the presence of witnesses including my family, friends and God Himself, I spoke this vow to my wife...

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Conventional Thinking: Our invisible neighbors
Mar09

Conventional Thinking: Our invisible neighbors

What do the biblical figures Joseph, Daniel, Paul, Peter, the thief on the cross and the Lord Jesus Himself have in common? Each of these spent time under arrest or in prison. According to recent statistics, there are reportedly more than 28,000 people in Oklahoma who reside in prison, sharing that distinction with these biblical figures. While these men and women are not necessarily saints of the faith or even wrongly...

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Conventional Thinking: Fighting ‘fetus fatigue’
Mar03

Conventional Thinking: Fighting ‘fetus fatigue’

A new term was coined recently: “fetus fatigue.” The term refers to pro-life Christians and others growing weary of the epic struggle to protect the unborn. In the past 42 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade ruling effectively legalized abortion on demand in America, millions of Christians have engaged in many efforts to combat the unspeakable tragedy of abortion. In recent decades, Christians have shown a...

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Q&A with Albert Mohler & Russell Moore
Feb26

Q&A with Albert Mohler & Russell Moore

Key speakers for March 9-10 Conference on “The Gospel, Sexuality & The Church” The Baptist Messenger recently sat down with Albert Mohler, president of Southern Seminary, and Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, to talk about same-sex marriage and American culture. Both Southern Baptist Convention leaders will be coming to Oklahoma to be the key speakers for “The Gospel,...

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Conventional Thinking: ISIS, Muslims & the Gospel
Feb19

Conventional Thinking: ISIS, Muslims & the Gospel

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) yet again made headlines with their barbarous, murderous beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians. This jihadist group, which reportedly claims to follow Islam, is violently making a name for itself in the Middle East and around the world. Evangelist Franklin Graham responded this way to the ordeal: “Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians? Where is the universal...

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