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Conventional Thinking: Contraception wars
Sep02

Conventional Thinking: Contraception wars

The Obama Administration just won’t give up on the idea of a “contraception” mandate. The drive to make contraception (and pills that are promoted as contraception but actually are likely to be abortion-inducing), was continued on Aug. 22, when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new set of rules pertaining to the mandate (See page 2 news). While the new rules supposedly create an opt-out for...

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Conventional Thinking: Immorality disguised as liberty
Aug26

Conventional Thinking: Immorality disguised as liberty

Update: Since this article was published, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has dropped its lawsuit, as the taken communion elements were returned. The Black Mass event is still scheduled to occur, according to reports. There they go again. The so-called Satanists are again bringing their act to Oklahoma and making headlines in the process. Last year, the Satanic Temple of New York City submitted plans for a monument of Satan on the...

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The Messenger goes digital
Nov14

The Messenger goes digital

Click here to see the Nov 17 issue of The Messenger Digital. Click here for the Nov. 24 issue. (Note: Search for the Messenger Mobile App in the Apple and Google App Stores.) As the Baptist Messenger prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012, the publisher and editorial staff announced the availability of Messenger Digital, a fully digital edition of the printed publication. “The Messenger Digital is a powerful new...

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Guest Editoral: If it hadn’t been for the rock

by Douglas Melton Summer of ’75 (I think); I know it was summer, August, to be exact. My older brother and sisters having already grown and left home, I was with my folks high in the backwoods of Colorado, escaping the heat of Oklahoma. We had met the pastor of the local Southern Baptist church in Crested Butte, and he had offered to take us on a jeep ride across one of the highest, 4-wheel drive-only passes in the area. The name of...

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Editor’s Journal: Of memory and meaning

Walk through Arlington National Cemetery at this time of year, and it is hard not to be completely overcome with the sheer beauty of the place. The sunsets are breathtaking. The wind coming off the Potomac River rustles through the leaves which have now erupted into lovely Fall colors. Get past the highly trafficked tourist areas of the cemetery and the sound of that wind can be eerily haunting to most anyone who silently stops to...

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Editor’s Journal: From good to God

Richard Weaver’s 1948 book, Ideas Have Consequences, helped entire generations to understand human culture by working to clearly examine the underlying reasons for each human action. Recognize and identify the philosophy in play, and you would be able to predict at least some of the consequences when the idea had fully worked its way through various groups or governments. Take away all manner of careful examination and a bad idea...

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