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Conventional Thinking: Elections and consequences
Nov10

Conventional Thinking: Elections and consequences

Election 2016 has come and gone. From the election of Donald Trump as our next U.S. President, to Congressional and State Legislative races, Election Day was full of surprises. Many evangelical Christians hope the people they voted into office will work toward important aims, like protecting unborn human life. For Christians of this mindset, it would be tempting for people who supported candidates and causes that prevailed to relax...

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Conventional Thinking: Before & after Election Day
Nov04

Conventional Thinking: Before & after Election Day

“Hillary” and “Trump.” We hear their names every hour of every day in the news; so much so that many feel like we know them really well (even too well) by now. Yes, Americans have spent an enormous amount of time, money and energy focused upon who will be the next President of the United States of America. There is no denying it: this is an election of historic proportions. So much so that many Evangelicals have gotten directly...

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CrossTimbers retreat ‘Catapults’ campers toward following Christ
Nov03

CrossTimbers retreat ‘Catapults’ campers toward following Christ

DAVIS—Fall break is a time when many families take trips, catch up on yard work and just enjoy beautiful weather. For nearly 250 preteens at CrossTimbers Missions Adventure Camp near Davis, the weekend became a time of spiritual enrichment, fun and fellowship. The inaugural Catapult Oklahoma Preteen Retreat took place Oct. 21-22 for fifth and sixth grade students and adult sponsors. Catapult Weekend is a newly-introduced event by the...

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Conventional Thinking: Women & Jesus
Oct28

Conventional Thinking: Women & Jesus

In America today, it’s the best of times and worst of times for women. On the one hand, we are seeing encouraging trends including an increasing willingness to stand up against pornography, human trafficking, “body-shaming” and domestic and sexual abuse. Look, for example, at the retail giant Abercrombie, who announced it will be doing away with its sexualized advertising (albeit for marketing, not for moral reasons). Moreover, we are...

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Conventional Thinking: Who’s keeping track?
Oct21

Conventional Thinking: Who’s keeping track?

The headline said, “Breaking News: Hillary Clinton is dropping out of the presidential race.” The Internet news report, which turned out to be completely false, was followed by another, “Breaking News: Donald Trump has died,” also completely false. In this age of Internet news sources, it can be very difficult to discern truth from fiction, factual things from false things. Someone once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world...

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