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Lawton, Friendship inspired by MLK during special service
Jan29

Lawton, Friendship inspired by MLK during special service

LAWTON—On Mon., Jan. 16, people across America observed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which marks the birthday of the late, great Civil Rights leader and Baptist minister. One day prior, in Lawton, one church congregation honored King and worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ during a special Sunday morning service. Lawton, Friendship incorporated elements connected to King’s life and legacy in its regularly scheduled morning worship...

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Conventional Thinking: Apologetics and evangelism
Jan27

Conventional Thinking: Apologetics and evangelism

“Apologetics (noun): reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine.” When you mention the word “apologetics” in a group of Christians these days, you are likely to get a variety of responses. Some people have never heard of the term or think it refers to when Christians apologize for our faith. Others think it is an obscure area of study that appeals only to those who like to...

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Conventional Thinking: Light and life
Jan20

Conventional Thinking: Light and life

Did you hear? The culture of death opened two new outposts in Oklahoma in 2016. A new abortion clinic was opened in south Oklahoma City, and a new Planned Parenthood clinic also came to Oklahoma, one that will perform abortions. This tragic development reminds us that the availability of abortion, which only leads toward destruction and darkness, is on the rise, even in a family-friendly place like Oklahoma. As with any tragedy,...

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Conventional Thinking: Ex-es in Texas, no more?
Jan13

Conventional Thinking: Ex-es in Texas, no more?

One Texas lawmaker is trying to make no-fault divorce no more in the Lone Star State. Texas State Rep. Matt Krause of Ft. Worth filed a bill that would effectively disallow divorce on the grounds of “insupportability,” meaning no-fault divorces. Currently “all 50 states offer some type of no-fault divorce, (and) in 17 states and the District of Columbia, you can only file for divorce on no-fault grounds,” said a KXAN-TV news story....

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Conventional Thinking: Siri-ously?
Jan06

Conventional Thinking: Siri-ously?

“Hey Dad, can I use your iPhone,” my son recently asked me while we were in the car. “Sure, but why do you need it?” I replied. “I need to ask Siri something,” he said. “What do you need to know?” I said. “How soon will we get there (to our destination)?” he said. With a laugh and smile, I then said, “Son, we’ll be there in 15 minutes. And you know, you can ask Dad things too, not just Siri.” In case you are not familiar, Siri “is a...

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