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Conventional Thinking: Look up
Feb23

Conventional Thinking: Look up

Some parents dread the moment when their child turns 16 and is old enough to start driving. For me, the greater dread came when my oldest child became old enough to have her own cell phone. While most of our peers had given their child a smartphone at an age years before we did, we recently took the plunge. Like giving a young person keys to a car, we understood this phone was a privilege and a responsibility. As with teaching a young...

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God calls Hall home
Feb16

God calls Hall home

Beloved pastor dies Feb. 16 after courageous battle with cancer UPDATE: Visitation will be held Monday (Feb. 19) at 6-8 p.m. at Kiesau Funeral Home, Clinton, Okla. Family graveside service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m., Elk City. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills (8601 S. Pennsylvania). In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that gifts be made to the Baptist General...

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Conventional Thinking: Better together
Feb16

Conventional Thinking: Better together

With the Oklahoma Legislative session underway, a flurry of bills are being studied and debated by our elected officials. Time will tell which of these bills become codified into Oklahoma law. While there are many noteworthy bills to consider, I wish to underscore one that cannot go unnoticed, Senate Bill 1267. This bill, which was co-authored by State Sen. Greg Treat and Rep. Kevin Calvey, “prohibits a medical provider from receiving...

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Busy, busy
Feb09

Busy, busy

Years ago, I heard about a social study that was conducted, measuring people’s perceptions about friendship. The study found out that people who watch a lot of TV had fewer friends than they realized. In other words, seeing shows on TV gave them the impression that they had more friendships and relationships in their lives than they really do. Social media, if anything, has only compounded and expanded that effect. Another byproduct...

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Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact
Feb05

Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact

NORMAN—With expressions of joy heard that included  phrases like “Praise God!” and “Boomer Sooner,” leaders, supporters and alumni of the University of Oklahoma Baptist Collegiate Ministry (OU-BCM) gathered on Jan. 25 for a special ground-breaking ceremony. The event took place on the OU BCM property on campus in Norman, where the building will be constructed. “The new OU BCM building is an answer to prayer,” said Baptist General...

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