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Conventional Thinking: The eyes on Texas
Feb05

Conventional Thinking: The eyes on Texas

Sometimes we Okies look upon our neighbors to the south with a resentful eye. For pro-life Oklahomans, though, our eyes in the weeks ahead ought to be on Texas, but with all prayer, hope and friendship. You see, two major battlefronts in the fight for life come down to what is happening in Texas. // Key Supreme Court case According to Americans United for Life President, Charmaine Yoest, the Supreme Court’s consideration of Whole...

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Conventional Thinking: The Evangelical voter
Jan29

Conventional Thinking: The Evangelical voter

We have been known by different names. Values Voters. Moral Majority. The Faith Caucus. Each of these terms have been used to describe the typical Evangelical Christian voter. From 1988 forward, Evangelical voters have been viewed as an important, even unified, voting bloc for any aspiring president or candidate. In other words, to win the White House, you will need “us.” If the 2016 presidential election has shown anything so far,...

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Conventional Thinking: Order or atoms?
Jan22

Conventional Thinking: Order or atoms?

The mask is off of the so-called New Atheist movement. From college classrooms to courtroom challenges, today’s atheism is growing bolder in its attacks on Christianity. We see it in attempts to remove 10 Commandments monuments from public display. We see it in challenges of coaches who pray at football games. It seems the new faces of atheism are showing up all around us. If there were one leader of the New Atheist movement, it is...

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Conventional Thinking: Why Sanctity of Life Sunday?
Jan15

Conventional Thinking: Why Sanctity of Life Sunday?

On Sunday, Jan. 17, churches across the Southern Baptist Convention will observe a day called “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.” Where did this special Sunday emphasis come from and what is it all about? On Jan. 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court handed down its infamous Roe v. Wade ruling, effectively mandating legalized abortion-on-demand in America. Eleven years after this deadly ruling, in 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan...

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Conventional Thinking: Christmas vanishing?
Dec25

Conventional Thinking: Christmas vanishing?

In the C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the “White Witch” (who represents evil), through her wicked ways, made so it was “always winter and never Christmas” in Narnia. It is not only in works of fiction, though, that people come along to abolish Christmas. Throughout history, we know of several dictators and government leaders who abolished Christmas. The Soviet Communists officially...

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Conventional Thinking: Absent-parent parenting
Dec18

Conventional Thinking: Absent-parent parenting

Many of today’s college-age people were raised by so-called “helicopter parents,” who coddled and cuddled children to a fault. In a recent column, Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Everett Piper decried one such student in his midst—a possible product of this kind of parenting—who complained he felt “victimized” because he was offended by a sermon he heard in chapel. Piper said, to many applauding, “This is not a day care. This...

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