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Conventional Thinking: The truths of Christmas
Dec11

Conventional Thinking: The truths of Christmas

As someone observed, it means everything that at Christmas, we celebrate a birth, not an abortion. It is of the highest significance that Christmas celebrates a birth that, while it was a surprise to many, was planned all along by God and foretold by the prophets. Truths about Christmas, like these, are not far-off truths, only for a manger in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. Instead, the Virgin Birth and the Incarnation of the Lord Jesus...

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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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Conventional Thinking: Thank a veteran
Nov06

Conventional Thinking: Thank a veteran

The United States of America is unique in many ways. One such way is that we have never been conquered by a foreign invader or army, in spite of repeated attempts. The only explanation for this is the grace of God, Who worked through brave, sturdy men (and women) who stood in the gap, served their country and put their lives on the line. On Nov. 11, Americans will celebrate Veterans Day. With schools and post offices closed, I wonder...

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Conventional Thinking: Merry XXX-Mas, kids?
Oct29

Conventional Thinking: Merry XXX-Mas, kids?

It’s almost time for Christmas shopping, and the normal American “pre-teen” probably will be begging for the latest in digital devices. There’s the tablet, the smartphone and the iPod. Kids these days just have to have the latest and greatest in technology, and parents often give in without thinking about it. The statistics show, however, that more children than ever are being exposed to pornography at an earlier age, even as early as...

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