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  • Interview with Franklin Graham: Three things that surprised me

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    My recent interview with evangelist Franklin Graham wasn't my first time chatting with him. Still, he said some things that surprised me. 1. He didn't preach initially because he thought people would be disappointed that he's not just like his famous dad. Franklin Graham, son of renowned...

  • OKC pastor says ride to Arctic Circle was 'life changing and life saving'

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    The Rev. Randy Shrauner met fellow Methodist Dennis Miller and the two became good friends. Shrauner, 56, said he and Miller, a United Methodist district superintendent in Ohio, shared a love for Methodist missions and their motorcycles. The two put their love of missions and motorcycles...

  • Free concert: Skillet, Lacey Sturm, All Sons and Daughters and Dae-Lee

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Contemporary Christian band Skillet (pictured) will perform at an evangelistic outreach event set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For Skillet's fans, and fans of other recording artists like Lacey Sturm, Michael W. Smith, All  Sons and Daughters, Dennis...

  • 16 states, including Oklahoma, side with Baptist schools in Obamacare appeal

    Published: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    A friend-of-the-court brief says states have an interest in protecting the religious beliefs of nonprofit organizations. By Ken Camp Legal representat...

  • VIDEO: Community encouraged to attend workshop, revival

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    [brightcove]4404114238001[/brightcove] Two clergy leaders visited The Oklahoman Thursday morning to talk about a revival and workshop planned in Oklahoma City, beginning tonight, Thursday, Aug. 6. The Rev. Lee Cooper Jr., senior pastor of Prospect Baptist Church, brought the Rev. Douglas...

  • Who are all these young people in downtown Oklahoma City?

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Downtown Oklahoma City is the site of large Pentecostal youth conference. At a downtown sandwich shop today, several people wondered out loud just who the visitors were since it would be hard not to notice the sudden influx of thousands of young people. The 2015 North American Youth...

  • Pope Francis’s stop at Catholic U. will be third papal visit to the school in 36 years

    Published: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    They're a bit giddy at Catholic U. about the third papal visit in less than 40 years.

  • Clergy leader calls on Oklahoma Southern Baptists to urge Congress and President Obama to defund Planned Parenthood

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    The leader of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, the state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention, is asking Oklahoma Southern Baptists to urge Congress and President Barack Obama to defund Planned Parenthood. "With the latest video from inside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, the...

  • Oklahoma City archbishop calls for prayer for sanctity of human life in wake of Planned Parenthood video

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    A prominent Roman Catholic leader called Wednesday for prayer and action upholding the "sanctity of human life." In a prepared statement, the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, said his call for prayer was prompted by the "undercover videos" showing...

  • These stories will make you cry - Freedmen's Bureau Project

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    I couldn't help it, I cried. A blind freedman (that's what the newly emancipated slaves were often called after the Civil War) applied to the Freedmen's Bureau to get help with an urgent issue. He told the bureau agent that his children had worked six days a week for 18 months - a year and a...

  • St. Philip Neri Catholic School to break ground on new Family Life Center

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    MIDWEST CITY -- St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and School will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Family Life Center at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, on the west side of the church/school property at 1107 Felix Place. The project is fully funded by the parishioners of St. Philip Neri...

  • Holocaust victims' remains found in France

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The burial on Sunday of the remains of an unknown Holocaust victim brought a solemn close to an extraordinary set of circumstances. Members of the Oklahoma City Jewish community, led by Rabbi Abby Jacobson, hosted a traditional Jewish burial ceremony for the remains of an unknown woman killed...

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