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Conventional Thinking: Grammar & gender follies
Feb10

Conventional Thinking: Grammar & gender follies

In a disappointing yet not surprising announcement, the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow transgender “boys” into membership ranks. To be specific, the Boy Scouts will “include girls who identify as boys in their programs.” The Scouts, once a bastion of virtue training and morals, for the second time in recent years, has surrendered to the demands and whims of the sexual revolution. Rather than spilling a lot of ink criticizing...

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Conventional Thinking: Your Messenger
Feb03

Conventional Thinking: Your Messenger

Since 1912, the Baptist Messenger has been informing and inspiring Oklahoma Baptists, and new for 2017, we are pleased to announce some layout enhancements and design features that we hope you like. From Walker Moore’s column to the crossword puzzle, all of the great content you’ve come to expect remains. In fact, no content was taken away, and several new features were added. In addition, the new layout is designed to include more...

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Conventional Thinking: Apologetics and evangelism
Jan27

Conventional Thinking: Apologetics and evangelism

“Apologetics (noun): reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine.” When you mention the word “apologetics” in a group of Christians these days, you are likely to get a variety of responses. Some people have never heard of the term or think it refers to when Christians apologize for our faith. Others think it is an obscure area of study that appeals only to those who like to...

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Conventional Thinking: Light and life
Jan20

Conventional Thinking: Light and life

Did you hear? The culture of death opened two new outposts in Oklahoma in 2016. A new abortion clinic was opened in south Oklahoma City, and a new Planned Parenthood clinic also came to Oklahoma, one that will perform abortions. This tragic development reminds us that the availability of abortion, which only leads toward destruction and darkness, is on the rise, even in a family-friendly place like Oklahoma. As with any tragedy,...

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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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