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Conventional Thinking: Alive forevermore!
Mar31

Conventional Thinking: Alive forevermore!

My philosophy professor in college once compared Jesus to Elvis. He said both were popular in life, even dubbed “King,” and that people claimed to see them alive after their deaths. “But professor,” I spoke up and said nervously in front of the large class, “I have been to Graceland and seen Elvis’ tomb occupied. The tomb of Jesus is empty.” Yes, the empty tomb silenced the skeptical college professor. But greater than that, from the...

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Conventional Thinking: Under the dome
Mar24

Conventional Thinking: Under the dome

Will Rogers was reported to say, “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” While many proposed laws across this country can and should create a chuckle, there are several pieces of key legislation at the Oklahoma State Capitol under consideration, that are no laughing matter. Earlier this month, the Legislature moved beyond a major deadline by which bills had to pass either the House or Senate to stay...

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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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