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Conventional Thinking: Barbie & biology
Dec04

Conventional Thinking: Barbie & biology

Just in time for Christmas, the toy company giant Mattel, maker of the Barbie doll, has a new TV video commercial. For the first time ever, Mattel shows a young boy playing with a Barbie doll. When asked about the ad, a Mattel spokesperson said, “The video celebrates how boys and girls alike play with Barbie—it’s all about self-expression, fashion, imagination and storytelling.” Jeff Johnston, a Focus on the Family expert on sexual...

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Conventional Thinking: Lessons from Lincoln
Nov27

Conventional Thinking: Lessons from Lincoln

“It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent...

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Conventional Thinking: A people of resolve
Nov20

Conventional Thinking: A people of resolve

While some state Baptist conventions have moved away from presenting resolutions, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and the Southern Baptist Convention continue to propose and consider resolutions on timely issues. Recent years’ annual meetings have covered important topics in the culture, such as homosexuality, foster care, human trafficking, as well as confronting domestic violence and drug abuse. The 2015 Resolutions...

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Pro-life checkup
Nov13

Pro-life checkup

Since the 1973 infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that mandated legal abortion in America, tens of millions of unborn children have lost their lives to abortion. In Oklahoma, from 2002 to 2014 alone, there were 74,708 induced abortions, as reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This averages 5,852 abortions per year. The rate of annual abortions in prior years was even higher (see chart below). The Guttmacher...

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Conventional Thinking: Nuns ‘N Roses
Nov12

Conventional Thinking: Nuns ‘N Roses

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, these people organized the March for Life event in Washington, D.C. the very next year that continues today. In Oklahoma, they established the Rose Day Pro-Life rally, which also continues to this day in a major way. I’m talking about Roman Catholics, who were the first and foremost voice against abortion and for the unborn in America. The Southern Baptist...

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