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Sword & trowel: Marcia, Marcia, millennials!
Mar21

Sword & trowel: Marcia, Marcia, millennials!

You could make the case that the two most talked about American generations are the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. Every now and then, we read surveys or reports about other generations, like the Silent Generation. Yet, so much do Boomers and Millennials dominate the cultural conversation that Gen X has been known to resent it, earning the name the “Jan Brady” generation. That is to say, Gen X feels left out and has developed an...

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Sword & trowel: College dropouts
Mar07

Sword & trowel: College dropouts

We often hear news reports about school drop-out rates. Whether high school or college, we all recognize that school dropout is an issue that creates life problems for many individuals. A new LifeWay Research Poll explores another kind of college dropout that also is happening at an alarmingly high rate. The poll found that two of three college-age students are dropping out of church. LifeWay said, “Church pews may be full of...

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An open letter to Oklahoma Baptists regarding abortion and protecting human life
Feb21

An open letter to Oklahoma Baptists regarding abortion and protecting human life

Dear Oklahoma Baptists, The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s stance against abortion and for protecting human life is long-held and well-known. We want to make sure you hear directly from us what our position is regarding recent efforts to fight abortion and protect life. The BGCO is categorically opposed to abortion, and it is our prayer and goal to see lives saved and an end to abortion in Oklahoma and beyond. Through the...

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Sword & trowel: Listen up
Feb21

Sword & trowel: Listen up

Do you remember phone booths? These rectangular boxes once were located everywhere, so people could place a phone call while in public, yet have a private (or semi-private) conversation. These days, phone booths are nowhere to be seen, and people will simply take a phone call anywhere and everywhere. This is perhaps symptomatic of a society that values talking more than listening (and maybe one that has forgotten manners, as well). It...

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Sword & trowel: Life after New York and Virginia
Jan31

Sword & trowel: Life after New York and Virginia

On January 22, the New York legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. To a casual observer that might not seem like earth-shattering news, yet a closer look reveals that this is one of the most outrageous and devastating developments in decades. On “the 46th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision, the New York legislature passed… (the) law that significantly expands abortion...

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Sword & trowel: Champions for life
Jan24

Sword & trowel: Champions for life

We live in a time that is hungry for heroes. Look no further than the popularity of comic book action heroes or to idolized professional sports stars to see that there is an impulse in people to have heroes. While the world often looks to the strongest, richest or most beautiful as exemplary heroes, the Christian faith honors the humble, the unheralded and those who stand up for the weak. Let me share about two heroes I admire....

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