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Conventional Thinking: Faithbook
Aug10

Conventional Thinking: Faithbook

In the wake of recent Facebook security breaches, in which many account users’ personal information was compromised, the stock price of Facebook took a major fall, costing its founder and owner Mark Zuckerberg billions of dollars. The sudden drop in Facebook’s stock price has been accompanied by people, many of whom have grown weary and leery of the social media giant, cancelling their accounts. Yet, Facebook remains the largest...

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Conventional Thinking: VBS, a great success
Aug03

Conventional Thinking: VBS, a great success

The cookies and lemonade are consumed. The clever decorations are put away, and the volunteers have moved on to the next ministry opportunity. Yet the fun memories, take-home crafts and important spiritual lessons that happened, still linger. Yes, as many Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) have come to a close, it’s a good time to think about what just happened and what can happen next. First, there is the opportunity for VBS follow-up. Not...

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Conventional Thinking: Incognito Christians?
Jul27

Conventional Thinking: Incognito Christians?

in·cog·ni·to—Adjective: “(Of a person) having one’s true identity concealed.” There’s been a lot of discussion lately in the media about secret agents. Not of the fictional James Bond sort, but real life FBI and CIA agents and their work. A recent LifeWay Research poll shows that there is another group that is often living under cover: Christians. While the poll of Protestant Christians showed that a majority of “American churchgoers...

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Conventional Thinking: Life after Roe
Jul20

Conventional Thinking: Life after Roe

With President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to become the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, there has been widespread conversation about the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the notorious 1973 Supreme Court ruling that mandated legalized abortion in America. The thought goes like this. If Justice Kavanaugh is affirmed by the Senate, thus bringing a conservative majority to the Court, a case could thereafter arise that challenges and...

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Pensamiento Convencional
Jul16

Pensamiento Convencional

Con la noticia reciente de líderes cristianos fallando moralmente, es un buen tiempo para hacer dos cosas. Primero, debemos orar por estos hombres y sus familias, quienes son directamente afectados por sus acciones. La segunda es tener cuidado de no caer (1 Corintios 10:12). Hoy escribo sobre este segundo punto. Contemplando la vida en estos días, se ha dicho que prácticamente nada es privado y nada es confidencial. Cualquier mensaje...

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Conventional Thinking: Now what?
Jul13

Conventional Thinking: Now what?

The people have spoken. On June 26, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, presented to the voters “medical marijuana,” by a 57-43 margin. Ignoring reasonable voices of caution, including U.S. Senator James Lankford and Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, as well as leaders from the business and medical community, Oklahoma voters took one giant leap toward marijuana with this ballot. While this should sadden Christians, it...

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