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Conventional Thinking: Your publication
Mar04

Conventional Thinking: Your publication

If you want sports news, there’s ESPN. If you want the weather, there’s the Weather Channel and other sources. Where do you turn if you want news and information on Oklahoma Baptists? For more than 100 years, there has been only one consistent source for this kind of inspiring information: the Baptist Messenger. We sometimes hear of Oklahoma Baptist University rightly referred to as “your University,” harkening to our shared ownership...

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Conventional Thinking: On immigration
Feb24

Conventional Thinking: On immigration

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), recently predicted that he believes America can and will find a solution to the broken immigration system. Moore contends that, unlike issues on abortion or same-sex “marriage” over which people are extremely divided, most people recognize two things. First, they know the borders (south and north) of this country are broken, and our...

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Conventional Thinking: Atom and Eve
Feb18

Conventional Thinking: Atom and Eve

February 2014 has been home to some headline-grabbing happenings, including the Super Bowl, events surrounding Black History Month as well as the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Yet for one evening, Feb. 4, and the days that followed, much of the Internet was abuzz about an unexpected topic, creation vs. evolution. In an internet-televised debate that pitted Ken Ham, an Australian-born apologist and founder of the Creation Museum in...

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Conventional Thinking: Christianity & the silver screen
Feb10

Conventional Thinking: Christianity & the silver screen

Next month is home to the 86th Academy Awards, and the world will be atwitter about movies between that time and this. While Hollywood typically rewards movies that do not reflect biblical virtues, movies are being made at record pace that are designed to appeal to Christians. Later this month, filmmakers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will debut “Son of God,” which is a theatrical depiction of the life of Christ. Burnett and Downey,...

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Conventional Thinking: Living in Babylon
Feb03

Conventional Thinking: Living in Babylon

OK, I’ll admit it. I pretty much stopped watching TV several years ago, with the exception of some sports and news. A “new” television program would be, say, “Full House,” just to let you know how out of touch I have become. Yet, you do not have to watch TV much, whether it be Super Bowl commercials or news segments from the Grammy’s, to see that decadence is on parade in America today. It is not only on television, but also in plain...

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Conventional Thinking: A, B, C…D!
Jan29

Conventional Thinking: A, B, C…D!

With Vacation Bible School and summer activities around the corner, many churches are planning even now ways to share Christ with children. Each year, LifeWay presents creative materials and songs that help explain the Gospel. One reoccurring portions of the curriculum includes something called the “ABC’s of Salvation.” The “A” stands for Admit (“A person must admit to God that she is a sinner.”); “B” stands for Believe (“A person...

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