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Conventional Thinking: A heartbeat away
Feb24

Conventional Thinking: A heartbeat away

“Abortion stops a beating heart,” says one bumper sticker. If one Oklahoma lawmaker has his way, abortions that stop a beating heart would be a thing of the past in this state. To be specific, Oklahoma State Senator Paul Scott, R-Duncan, has proposed Senate Bill 710, which would greatly expand the Heartbeat Informed Consent Act passed by the Oklahoma Legislature four years ago. The original Heartbeat Act said an “abortion provider who...

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Conventional Thinking: ‘Take the stairs’
Feb17

Conventional Thinking: ‘Take the stairs’

The U.S. President who perhaps was most concerned with strength and wellness was Theodore Roosevelt. Growing up, Teddy Roosevelt was a sickly, weak child. But through hard work and discipline, he learned to be tough and one time said he felt “as strong as a bull moose.” Meanwhile, his successor as President, William Howard Taft, was an enormous man who was introduced to the American people as “three hundred pounds of solid...

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Woman finds healing years after abortion
Feb13

Woman finds healing years after abortion

STILLWATER—When Brent Prentice, pastor of Stillwater, Eagle Heights stood in the pulpit on Sanctity of Human Life two years ago, he wanted to proclaim what God’s Word says about the sanctity of every human life. Prentice always wanted to encourage the congregation to pray more and do even more in this area. “We are pro-life not just once a year, but we are pro-life for all life,” he said. “I was grieved to learn many of our young...

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Conventional Thinking: Grammar & gender follies
Feb10

Conventional Thinking: Grammar & gender follies

In a disappointing yet not surprising announcement, the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow transgender “boys” into membership ranks. To be specific, the Boy Scouts will “include girls who identify as boys in their programs.” The Scouts, once a bastion of virtue training and morals, for the second time in recent years, has surrendered to the demands and whims of the sexual revolution. Rather than spilling a lot of ink criticizing...

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Conventional Thinking: Your Messenger
Feb03

Conventional Thinking: Your Messenger

Since 1912, the Baptist Messenger has been informing and inspiring Oklahoma Baptists, and new for 2017, we are pleased to announce some layout enhancements and design features that we hope you like. From Walker Moore’s column to the crossword puzzle, all of the great content you’ve come to expect remains. In fact, no content was taken away, and several new features were added. In addition, the new layout is designed to include more...

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