Navigation Menu
Conventional Thinking: Is social media smart for youth?
Apr21

Conventional Thinking: Is social media smart for youth?

PsychologyToday.com published an article titled “Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids,” and the piece is catching the attention of many parents and others connected to student ministry. The author argues that the world of social media—with media like Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and Twitter—is not ideal for today’s youth. The writer cites reasons like the following: • “Social media was not (originally) designed for...

Read More
Conventional Thinking: Si Señor
Apr14

Conventional Thinking: Si Señor

It is no secret that the Hispanic population is growing at a rapid rate in Oklahoma. Particularly in the metro areas, we are seeing dynamic growth among Hispanics, which presents an opportunity for ministry, evangelism and church planting. It also presents a communications opportunity as well. That is partly why, in the fall of 2013, the Baptist Messenger introduced a quarterly publication called “El Mensajero Bautista,” a fully...

Read More
Conventional Thinking: Fan-atics?
Apr07

Conventional Thinking: Fan-atics?

It’s less than two weeks away. It’s the highlight of our year, and everything we have been putting our energies toward thus far culminates in this one special, even sacred, time of year. No, I’m not talking about Christians and Eastertime, I’m talking about the NBA playoffs and our beloved Oklahoma City Thunder. For die-hard sports fans like me, it could be embarrassing if we were to calculate and display, side by side, just how much...

Read More
Conventional Thinking: Where have all the manners gone?
Mar31

Conventional Thinking: Where have all the manners gone?

The famous British parliamentary leader, William Wilberforce, once said, “God Almighty has set before me two great objects: the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.” Toward the first goal, Wilberforce, by God’s strength, lived to see the end of the slave trade and ultimately the end of slavery itself in Britain. Toward the second goal, the reformation of manners (which in this case Wilberforce meant the...

Read More
100 years of Falls Creek: Anticipation grows for Falls Creek’s 100th anniversary weekend, Sept. 2-3
Mar30

100 years of Falls Creek: Anticipation grows for Falls Creek’s 100th anniversary weekend, Sept. 2-3

DAVIS—In the midst of the 100th Anniversary year of Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, anticipation is growing for a major celebration weekend, Sept. 2-3. The weekend, which is being planned by the Falls Creek 100th Celebration Committee, centers around two events, a Saturday evening youth concert and a Sunday evening  classic worship service. Saturday evening, Sept. 2 is the Falls Creek Night of Praise youth concert, 6:30-9:30...

Read More