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  • 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...

  • Korie Robertson will be part of Women of Faith's OKC conference

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Korie Robertson (pictured), wife of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson and star of  A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” will be a featured speaker at the Women of Faith conference set for July 24-25 in Oklahoma City.  The popular conference ministry typically includes guest speakers like...

  • Pope offers prayers for victims of Paris attack

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Pope Francis dedicated his early morning Mass Thursday to the victims of the Jan. 7 terrorist attack on a satirical weekly newspaper office in Paris, France, and their families. “Hours after the attack, Pope Francis condemned the killings and called on all people of goodwill to work to stem “the...

  • Local Muslim group condemns Paris terrorist attacks

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK), condemned the recent shooting attack and murders at  the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.   Leaders of the Oklahoma group distributed a news release that included a statement from Nihad...

  • Movie review: "Exodus" is entertaining, though not all biblical

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    I’ve got to hand it to director Ridley Scott, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is pretty entertaining. And that’s how moviegoers should view it — purely for its entertainment value — because it is only loosely based on the biblical account of the Hebrew exodus as told in the Book of Exodus. Oh sure,...

  • Oklahoma stained glass windows receive day in the sun

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    A local magazine’s latest edition features the beautiful stained glass windows that add another dimension to the artistry found in buildings around the state. M.J. Alexander’s piece called “Reflections on Oklahoma’s Stained Glass Windows” in Slice magazine includes pictures and information on the...

  • Sister Rosemary to be featured Sunday in 'Women of the Bible' TV special

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, the Ugandan nun with Oklahoma ties, will be featured in actress Roma Downey’s “Women of The Bible” special  Sunday, Dec. 7 on the Lifetime cable channel. The Lifetime network said the special “provides a fresh look at the sacred text from the perspective of its...

  • Magi-themed postal stamp for the holidays

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The U.S. Postal Service has issued a Christmas Magi Limited Edition Forever stamps.  The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the St. John’s Church in Washington, DC.   The stamp celebrates the biblical story of three visitors from the east who came...

  • More on Hance Dilbeck, Oklahoma Baptists' new prez

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    The Rev. Jeremy Freeman,  pastor of First Baptist Church of Newcastle, nominated the Rev. Hance Dilbeck to lead the state’s Southern Baptists today. Dilbeck (pictured), senior pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church, faced no other candidates for the post of president of the Baptist General...

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