Articles for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor
  • 'Pink Is the new black': Oklahoma breast cancer survivor writes book and launches ministry to help other women

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Sarah McLean felt a prompting from the Holy Spirit while on a beach vacation the summer of 2013. It was time to tell her story of triumph over disease; time to share about her true-life transformation from grief to grace. The Edmond resident said her new book, "Pink Is the New Black," is her...

  • Author William Paul Young's focus is all about Eve

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Author William Paul Young will sign copies of his new book, "Eve," and participate in a question-and-answer session Oct. 10 in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City imam has a heart for refugees

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Imad Enchassi, founder of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, says he helps refugees because he has been in their shoes.

  • There's still plenty to say about pope's visit to America

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    These days, there's plenty to read about Pope Francis and his recent visit to America. The pontiff has returned to home to Rome but that doesn't mean that people in the U.S. aren't still talking about him and discussing (some are debating) his activities and his messages to the faithful and...

  • Oklahoma City church has big plans for animal blessing event

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    An elephant is expected to participate in Sunday's Blessing of the Stuffed Animals at St. Augustine Canterbury Episcopal Church.

  • Alan Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty' to speak at OC

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

     Alan Robertson, one of the stars of the A&E hit reality TV show "Duck Dynasty," will give the keynote message at Oklahoma Christian University's 65th annual OC Lectureship on Sunday at the school, 2501 E Memorial Road. Robertson is the oldest son of Duck Commander Phil Robertson and...

  • Pope Francis' representative sent letter to Gov. Fallin on Glossip's behalf

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    A Roman Catholic leader representing Pope Francis sent a letter to Gov. Mary Fallin asking that she commute Richard Glossip's death sentence. Glossip is scheduled to be executed by the state later today at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the...

  • Sandi Patty announces new album & 'farewell tour': OKC concert is 5/1/16

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    Grammy Award-winning gospel recording artist Sandi Patty announced her farewell tour today on on NBC's Today Show. The award-winning vocalist made the announcement during Today Show host Kathie Lee Gifford's segment "My Favorite Things." "Sandi is letting the world know that she is saying...

  • Tonight's blood moon: What's faith got to do with it?

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    A total lunar eclipse set to occur tonight will have plenty of folks outside hoping to catch a glimpse of this rare occurrence. Right before a so-called "blood moon" in April 2014, people in various faith communities were abuzz about this phenomena because there were to be four blood moons...


Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide variety of news, including social services, transportation, minority affairs and Oklahoma City Hall.

Hinton also serves as assistant editor and editor of the local news section for several years, but she is perhaps best known as The Oklahoman's religion editor, a post she has held since June 2002. She has enjoyed learning about the many different world religions in her role as religion editor and doesn't consider it a bad thing when colleagues refer to her as "the church lady."

Career highlights have included meeting renowned evangelist Billy Graham and covering local reaction to the election of a new pope after the death of Pope John Paul II. In her spare time, Hinton enjoys reading suspense novels (ala James Patterson), watching HGTV shows and keeping up with the activities of her two grown sons and (almost grown) daughter

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