July 2017

Editorial: Correction


A recent editorial said Sen. Joe Newhouse had endorsed Shelley Brumbaugh for House District 75. Newhouse said he has not made an endorsement of anyone in that special election.

Summer is not that hot if you don’t sweat a whole bunch


I think the hottest I have ever been was in summer camp near Ruston, Louisiana, in the middle of summer. There used to be an organization called Bible Memory Association (BMA). BMA was great. Kids and adults got books filled with Bible verses that you were supposed to memorize. Every kid had an adult (usually […]

‘The Day After Tomorrow’ is entertaining but fictional


It might surprise those of you who know my stance on the validity of man-made global warming that one of the movies I have seen repeatedly is The Day After Tomorrow, a 2004 fictional climate science disaster film.  I actually enjoy watching the film because of its special effects and its theme of beyond-all-odds human […]

Oklahoma Wesleyan Update


It’s full steam ahead for Oklahoma Wesleyan University in its mission to equip young people for life. As a member of the OKWU Foundation Board, I am very pleased with their progress. OKWU President Dr. Everett Piper recently gave an update. This summer on the campus in Bartlesville, there are major renovations including new flooring […]

Bernie Sanders’ beliefs inconsistent with how America was founded


It seems that every day a new item appears in the media that has a notable effect on the supposedly guaranteed freedom of religion (contained in the First Amendment to the Constitution). The first, quite negative, was the statement by former presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, at a confirmation hearing. In his mind, no […]

Dead fish story for some fishers of men


I spent part of the summer living in the Darien Jungle of Panama in a small Embera village called Ipeti. Three young men and I slept outside in hammocks while the women and other men slept inside a hut. We walked from village to village presenting the Gospel. The dust of the road and the […]

Government is the biggest special interest


For the past few weeks, we have been reading about the lessons which our local state representatives say they learned during the legislative session. From the perspective of one who spent weeks at the capitol lobbying for policies regarding public safety, there are some other lessons which I believe everyone should have learned. Lesson No. […]

Perry is correct about climate change


Energy Secretary Rick Perry did a remarkable thing recently: he expressed skepticism about the causes of climate change in a TV interview and, even after widespread condemnation from environmentalists and the press, he did it again a few days later before a major Senate committee. After telling a CNBC host on June 19 that he […]

Thunder signs Paul George; Griffin gets a new contract


After losing NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have taken steps to contend for a league title by obtaining Indiana small forward Paul George from the Indiana Pacers. Oklahoma City struck a deal that sent Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to the Pacers for George. George had been coveted by […]

Buddy Hield on All-Rookie team


  Former Oklahoma star Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings has been named to the first team of the NBA All-Rookie team for 2016-17. Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon and Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric have been unanimously selected to the 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie First Team, voted on by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. […]