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  • Lifetime TV to offer special on women in the Bible

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    The same duo that brought to the small screen the hit series “The Bible” and  the feature film “Son of God” to the big screen is now offering a two-hour special called “The Women in the Bible.” The cable channel Lifetime just announced news that it has ordered the special from...

  • Kelly Dyer Fry, Editor of The Oklahoman, speaks at luncheon forum

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Wonder what role the news media serves? The press shines the light on injustice, among other things, Kelly Dyer Fry, Editor of The Oklahoman, said at an interfaith luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Turkish Raindrop House, 4444 N Classen. Fry  made her  presentation “Newspapers and...

  • Movie review: "Meet the Mormons"

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    I didn’t know what to expect from the documentary “Meet the Mormons” when I was invited to a recent VIP screening of the film here in Oklahoma City. Members of the metro area stakes (a stake in the Mormon church is akin to a Roman Catholic or Episcopal diocese in terms of a congregations within […]

  • Right now: Rick Warren shines spotlight on mental health

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    In conjunction with World Mental Health Day, Rick Warren and his wife Kay of Saddleback  Church in California are hosting “24 Hours of Hope,” a free global online event deisgned to encourage people living with mental illness, educate and support their families and equip church leaders for...

  • YouVersion Bible app: more on translations milestone

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    There’s more to say about the recent YouVersion Bible app milestone being celebrated this week by LifeChurch.tv and the app’s creator Bobby Gruenewald. Today’s story in The Oklahoman shares some basic information about the fact that the free Bible app has now expanded to include more than 1,000...

  • LifeChurch.tv's Bobby G. hopes to inspire you ...

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    There are numerous angles and twists and turns in the story of LifeChurch.tv’s extremely popular YouVersion Bible app and its creator Bobby Gruenewald. So much so that I couldn’t quite capture it all in my story in today’s Oklahoman.  For years, I’ve wanted to follow Gruenewald...

  • Same-sex marriage: Kenny & Bo wait no more

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    As  photographs and information from the Oklahoma County Courthouse made their way to the newsroom Monday afternoon, I wasn’t surprised to see pictures of a certain couple at the county clerk’s office preparing to get their marriage license. Kenny Wright and Barry “Bo” Bass were the...

  • Run to combat human trafficking

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Earlier this year, I wrote a story about a faith-based group called No Boundaries International that has been working for several years to combat human trafficking all over the world and specifically in Oklahoma City. The organization is one of three nonprofits that will benefit from...

  • Jewish High Holy Days are here

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The Jewish community is in the midst of observing the High Holy Days, with the beginning of Rosh Hashana at sundown yesterday. The High Holy Days are the 10 days between  Rosh Hashana — the Jewish New Year — and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. These 10 days also are often called the “Days […]

  • 1Day Ranch Big Build: Matt and his dog Molly

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Everyone I met during the New York Says Thank You barn raising project at 1 Day Ranch had their own unique story to tell. I told my editors that I could have written enough to fill the paper with their stories — all of them inspirational. Just the fact that most of the volunteers helping to […]

  • 1 Day Ranch Big Build: It's a small world after all

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Working on my stories about the New York Says Thank You  Foundation’s community barn raising event in Bethel Acres has  resulted in a few  surprises for me, all of them pleasant. One surprise was learning that I have known of 1 Day Ranch founder Maeghan Hadley’s love for...

  • Rolling away the stone of mental illness

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Before you read this post, please know that I did not come up with the metaphor in this post headline that likely captured your attention. However, I was intrigued by the writer  who did so in his essay about the church’s response to mental illness. The Rev. Rob Lee’s...



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