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Conventional Thinking: An app-ed moment
Dec22

Conventional Thinking: An app-ed moment

A new smartphone app launched oversees aims to help “pregnant women get seats on public transport.” The app, which was launched in Britain, was developed to make passengers on trains and buses who are constantly staring at their mobile phone, alerted to the needs to others around. It takes two apps to make this work. “Once an alert is triggered, people nearby with the app receive a message saying there is someone who needs to sit...

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Conventional Thinking: A believable Christmas
Dec15

Conventional Thinking: A believable Christmas

A recent Pew Research Forum study has interesting news about what Americans believe about Christmas these days. Those surveyed said the following about the historical accuracy of the Christmas story: • 81 percent believe “baby Jesus was laid in a manger;” • 75 percent believe “wise men, guided by a star, brought gifts of gold, frankincense (and myrrh);” • 74 percent say “an angel announced the birth of Jesus to Shepherds;” and • 73...

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Conventional Thinking: A day of history
Dec07

Conventional Thinking: A day of history

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” —U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 8, 1941 Seventy-six years ago, FDR delivered these words in one of the most famous speeches in American history. Immediately, the United States was thrust into World War II, a war that would...

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Conventional Thinking: Butcher, baker, liberty-breaker?
Dec01

Conventional Thinking: Butcher, baker, liberty-breaker?

There is a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that has enormous consequences for religious liberty in America. The case is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and oral arguments before the nation’s highest court are scheduled for December. Here are the details of the case, as explained by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). “As the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, Jack Phillips is not in the...

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Standing for life: Church resources offered for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 21)
Nov30

Standing for life: Church resources offered for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 21)

In the last year, Oklahoma has seen a sudden rise in the number of abortion facilities, going from two to four, with a fifth scheduled to open soon. Oklahoma Baptist pastors, however, are not taking this devastating news laying down, as many continue to speak up for the unborn, as the 2018 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SHLS) draws near. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee (ERLC) of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma,...

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