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Conventional Thinking: I remember
Apr19

Conventional Thinking: I remember

On April 19, we Oklahomans always stop to remember. We remember the 168 who tragically lost their lives in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. We remember the heroes that served and helped in the immediate and long-term aftermath. Yes, today we remember. At risk of showing my age, I remember that I was a student in high school in Bartlesville at the time of the bombing, sitting in driver’s ed class when I first heard that fateful news....

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The Crown of Music: God used music, prayers of departed senior saint who suffered from dementia
Apr16

The Crown of Music: God used music, prayers of departed senior saint who suffered from dementia

TULSA—When Cynthia Briscoe, member of Tulsa, South Tulsa, takes time to think of her father Stan Brassfield, who died at 92 years of age in July 2017 after battling dementia, she thinks of at least two things: his singing and his prayers. The Lord used both to bless Cynthia, her family and many other friends and acquaintances during his life and since his passing. “Dad was saved when he was 13. In school he got good grades, but he got...

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Conventional Thinking: ‘Fake news’ & you
Apr13

Conventional Thinking: ‘Fake news’ & you

One phrase that has been popularized by President Donald Trump is “fake news.” Fake news, of course, refers to stories generated by journalists and other individuals that are believed to be partly, or as a whole, made up. In this age of people looking to the Internet and social media for news, “fake news” is increasingly hard to combat. Several countries, including Malaysia, are considering a crack-down on “fake news,” but this entire...

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Conventional Thinking: Is ‘medical marijuana’ OK for Okla.?
Apr06

Conventional Thinking: Is ‘medical marijuana’ OK for Okla.?

Did you know that on June 26, Oklahomans will vote on allowing the use and distribution of a schedule one narcotic, as identified by the Federal Controlled Substances Act in the United States and the Drug Enforcement Act? I refer to marijuana. To be specific, a ballot initiative (State Question 788) is coming before Oklahoma voters that “legalizes the licensed use, sale and growth of marijuana in Oklahoma for medicinal purposes.”...

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Conventional Thinking: Risen indeed!
Mar30

Conventional Thinking: Risen indeed!

Some call it Easter. Others refer to this holy day as Resurrection Sunday. Either way you prefer, the annual day on the Christian calendar on which we specifically celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is upon us. Hallelujah! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! As we stop and celebrate, I will underscore four important truths connected to the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. ///He is alive! In my philosophy class...

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