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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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Conventional Thinking: Sing His Name
Dec23

Conventional Thinking: Sing His Name

The news in 2016 featured many names. Some like Donald Trump were already household names. Others names like that of Kevin Durant went from popular to unpopular (at least in Oklahoma). Still others names like “Chewbacca Mom,” the young lady who donned a Star Wars toy mask and filmed a video of herself that went viral, were names brand-new to our ears. Certainly this year featured many important people, places and things. Yet as the...

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Conventional Thinking: Holy Birth-day!
Dec16

Conventional Thinking: Holy Birth-day!

I once saw a statement that said the reason the abortion industry does not embrace Christmas is because Christmas is not about an abortion, but it’s all about a birth. Not just a birth, but the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, Christmas should serve as a meaningful reminder of the sacredness of life in the womb. It also serves as a reminder that there are those who are eager to convince others to take the lives of babies. As...

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Conventional Thinking: Keep the ‘mas’ in Christmas
Dec09

Conventional Thinking: Keep the ‘mas’ in Christmas

The year 2016 offers a unique opportunity in that Christmas falls on a Sunday. Years ago, a non-denominational megachurch publicly decided to cancel its worship services when Christmas fell on a Sunday, citing families’ needs to spend time together that day and the church’s inability to get enough volunteers together to make services work. This move, perhaps unintentionally, showed a great misunderstanding of Christmas. You see, it...

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Conventional Thinking: Be kind
Dec02

Conventional Thinking: Be kind

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Gal. 5:22-23). The Christmas season is supposed to be one of joy. But with long lines at stores, increased traffic in the cities and growing frustrations with businesses secularizing or watering down the real reason for the season, Christmas can become a time of jeers, not...

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