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Conventional Thinking:  Christmas & calendar confusion
Oct19

Conventional Thinking: Christmas & calendar confusion

I was recently told that Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” begins Oct. 26. This news brings excitement and dread to numerous people I know, and it is symbolic of a larger trend I want to discuss. The first group of excited people are typically those who love anything Christmas at any time. It could be the dead of summer, and they want to hear music involving chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Like it or not, there’s...

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Conventional Thinking: Readin’ people’s faces
Oct12

Conventional Thinking: Readin’ people’s faces

Decades ago, an editorial in the Baptist Messenger called Oklahoma a “hot spot” for gambling because our state, at that time, had more than 20 casinos. Fast forward to today, according to the latest numbers, Oklahoma now has more than 100 casinos and is undeniably a “hot spot” for gambling. With casinos booming, it’s worth stopping to ask the question, “Why do people gamble in the first place?” A recent article talked about the...

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Conventional Thinking: Rude awakening
Oct05

Conventional Thinking: Rude awakening

A recent public opinion poll reported by ABC News said that Americans today are “ruder than ever,” with “nearly eight in 10 respondents to the poll said lack of respect and courtesy is a serious national problem, and six in 10 said the problem is getting worse.” The evidence for this shows in simple things. For example, we used to have phone booths, so people could have public phone conversations in private. Today, people are...

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Conventional Thinking: All in the family
Sep28

Conventional Thinking: All in the family

In his newest book, The Storm-Tossed Family, Russell Moore “teaches readers whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or are shepherding a full house, you are part of a family.” For many, that is surprising to hear. Too often, when the subject of family comes up, we quickly pigeonhole people. “That’s a topic for newlyweds” or “that’s for married people raising children,” people think. Even in church life, we...

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Edmond, Waterloo Road’s REVIVE event begins Sept. 23
Sep21

Edmond, Waterloo Road’s REVIVE event begins Sept. 23

EDMOND–Pastor Griff Henderson of Edmond, Waterloo road believes God is going to do a special work in coming days through a conference that begins Sunday morning, Sept. 23. The REVIVE Conference takes place Sept. 23-25 at Edmond, Waterloo Road (3100 E. Waterloo Road, Edmond, OK) and will offer powerful speakers, worship opportunities and more. Henderson said, “I believe that God wants to do a great work in our lives. There...

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