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Conventional Thinking: Decisions & Disciples
Jun10

Conventional Thinking: Decisions & Disciples

And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”— Matt. 4:19. Summer is in full view, and that means churches, Christian camps and others are working overtime to share the Good News with children and young people. Lord willing, Oklahoma will have many who hear Jesus’ call, and we will see many decisions for Christ in summer 2014. The idea of making decisions for Christ, however, has fallen on hard times. David...

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Conventional Thinking: Just say no
Jun02

Conventional Thinking: Just say no

Oklahoma has a long history of state ballot questions coming to a vote of the people as a way to amend the State Constitution. A new group, innocuously named “Oklahomans for Health,” announced it is trying to get enough petition signatures to put its issue on the November ballot. The issue: legalize medical marijuana. The public debate about this whole policy idea, which allows for residents 18 and older with a doctor’s note to buy...

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Reflections & actions
May27

Reflections & actions

Members of the board of directors for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) met for a regularly scheduled board meeting on May 20 to consider key decisions. The meeting, which took place exactly one year after the massive tornado devastated Moore, was punctuated with times of prayer and reflections on how God has used Oklahoma Baptists—including disaster relief volunteers—to minister to people in need over the last year....

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Conventional Thinking: #hashtag, you’re it
May27

Conventional Thinking: #hashtag, you’re it

In social media circles, one punctuation mark rules them all. The “hash tag” sign (#), previously known as a pound sign, is used in front of words to indicate the topic at hand. Whether on Facebook or Twitter, if you see a hash tag in front of the word, it indicates a conversation is going on and aggregates posts and tweets about it. The topics vary from the silly to the serious. One such trend topic was “#BringBackOurGirls,” a global...

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Conventional Thinking: What now?
May19

Conventional Thinking: What now?

If you believe the news headlines, our neighbors to the east are witnesses a stampede of couples lining up for gay “marriage” licenses. Arkansas, in the wake of a Federal judge striking down its bipartisan 1997 marriage protection law, has seen more than 200 same-sex couples seek a marriage. While the number of people actually pursuing these legal arrangements is relatively few, this event has added fuel to the public debate that...

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