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OKC, Quail Springs members send Christmas encouragement to vets in hospital
Nov11

OKC, Quail Springs members send Christmas encouragement to vets in hospital

For nearly 5,000 military veterans who must spend the holiday season in a hospital, they now can look forward to receiving some Christmas cheer. Over the past two months, members of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs have been signing personalized Christmas cards. What started as a Sunday School service project turned into a church-wide effort that involved adults and children alike. “In addition to our various outings together, our Young...

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Conventional Thinking: Media mentors
Nov11

Conventional Thinking: Media mentors

Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published some blockbuster information regarding digital media as it relates to young people. The findings were important and concerning, though probably not shocking. The AAP’s Council on Communications and Media’s findings related to screen time and various age groups, including infants, children and teens. Too much screen time—through TV and specifically portable digital devices...

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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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