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  • Ark atop new DC Bible Museum?

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Construction began in mid-February on the new Museum of the Bible being built in Washington, D.C. by the Green Family of Oklahoma. Recently, more details about the project have surfaced. The 430,000-square-foot museum is to be dedicated to the impact, history and narrative of the Bible and the...

  • Blanca: Secure and Singing Solo

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    It’s been two years since contemporary Christian recording artist Blanca Callahan struck out on her own for a solo career. Known simply as Blanca, she said leaving the Christian hip hop group 1 Group Crew to follow a solo path was definitely a leap of faith — one she’s so glad she made. “It’s...

  • More on the book "Visits to Heaven: Are They Real?"

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    More than a few readers reached out to me this past weekend to say they were very interested in my story in Saturday’s Life section about the book “Visits to Heaven: Are They Real?” The book, written by Edmond pastor and Bible prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock, was released Feb. 17. The preacher...

  • What's that on your forehead? It's Ash Wednesday

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    It’s Ash Wednesday and chances are, someone you know showed up at work or school with a smear of ashes on their forehead. It’s likely they are among the many Christians around the world who are observing  Ash Wednesday today. Ash Wednesday is the traditional beginning of the Lenten season....

  • Intersection of faith and mental health

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    In a week, The Oklahoman and Crossings Community Church will host “Mental Health and Faith: A Community Dialogue.” The Feb. 24 event, set for 6:30 p.m. at Crossings, 14600 N Portland,  will feature a panel discussion with leaders from the faith community and mental health arena. ...

  • Moving up at the Jesus House

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    The board chairman of the Jesus House said the homeless shelter and outreach took another  step forward with the recent groundbreaking for a new GED and Computer Lab. Larry Davenport said the new lab will be about 528 square feet and be built as a separate building from the shelter’s main...

  • Running the race: "McFarland USA"

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    I have a special place in my heart for runners because one of my sons ran cross country and track in high school and is now a member of a collegiate track team. For that reason, I’m looking forward to the new Disney film “McFarland USA” which tells the story of a group of cross […]

  • Faith and 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ...

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    With the movie 'Fifth Shades of Grey' set for nationwide premiere in a few days, I wondered what faith leaders around the country are saying about this film based on a bestselling book which some critics have said glorifies violence against women. I found some interesting information. For...

  • The pope and Google Hangout

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Pope Francis is all about social media. The pontiff recently shared a conversation with seven youths from different countries during a Google Hangout. Here’s Catholic News Service’s story on the pope’s virtual gathering:   Catholic News Service:  “Discover Your Treasure, Share it with...

  • Concert alert: Winter Jam, The Bible Tour and more

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    There are several Christian/Gospel concerts coming up in the Oklahoma City metro area and Tulsa. Here are a few: March 1 — Winter Jam 2015-Tulsa, 6 p.m. at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver Ave. W, Tulsa. For more information, go to Winter Jam Tulsa. Featuring Skillet, Building 429, Jeremy Camp,...

  • Hindu leader urges Oklahoma schools to mark Hindu holy day as school holiday

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    A Hindu leader is urging Oklahoma schools, public as well as private, which have significant number of Hindu students, to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond. Rajan Zed (pictured), president of the Universal Society...

  • Church members take stand with 'Wear-a-Hoodie-To-Church'

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    People wearing hooded shirts of different colors filled the pews at several Oklahoma City churches on  Sunday. Some of the hoodies sported well-known athletic apparel logos while others were emblazoned with the names of colleges and universities. The shirts were symbols of solidarity, a...



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