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Conventional Thinking: Politics & consequences
Jul29

Conventional Thinking: Politics & consequences

This month is showcasing the political conventions of America’s two largest political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. If politics is the new form of entertainment, then these two conventions are the Super Bowl of civics. With high-flown speeches, flags waving and crowds roaring, each political party will show off its prowess, as the media pundits and self-appointed social media critics analyze every word and gesture. To be...

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Conventional Thinking: The missing ingredient
Jul22

Conventional Thinking: The missing ingredient

It doesn’t take a genius to see that America today is in a mess. From racism run amok to widespread addiction, from a pornography epidemic to corruption in the political system, our problems seem only to be getting worse, not better. As Christians, we know that the only solution to the sin problem is the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ itself, and that only by living out our faith will the world assign credibility to our message. But...

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Conventional Thinking: Is the SBC building mosques?
Jul15

Conventional Thinking: Is the SBC building mosques?

“I am in shock that you Southern Baptists are building mosques,” said one message I recently received. Still others wondered aloud as to “why on Earth?” Southern Baptists are supporting the building of a mosque, when radical Islamic terrorists are threatening and murdering Christians and others around the world and here in America. What exactly is going on here? At BaptistMessenger.com, you can listen to an interview with Russell D....

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Conventional Thinking: War for women?
Jul01

Conventional Thinking: War for women?

With a new wave of terrorism, and nations in threatening postures toward one another, the world seems once again teetering on the brink of war, perhaps of historic proportions. Meanwhile, the President and Congress are looking to vastly expand the potential pool of people who could be sent to fight in it by making the military draft mandatory for women. Under the banner of “equality,” many leaders are increasingly succumbing to the...

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Conventional Thinking: A people of resolve
Jun24

Conventional Thinking: A people of resolve

From abortion to same-sex marriage, gambling to racism, the way Southern Baptists traditionally have spoken forth on key social and cultural issues through the years is by resolutions at the annual SBC meeting. At the 2016 meeting in St. Louis, Messengers passed the following resolutions: // On the Orlando Tragedy Messengers affirmed that all people are made in the image of God and have worth, which underscores the terrorist attack in...

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