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  • Sacred and symbolic: Passover Seders at Christian churches are a growing trend in Oklahoma

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Mar 25, 2016

    Numerous churches across the Oklahoma City metro area recently hosted Passover Seder meals. Many of these Seders took place on Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter on which many churches commemorate Jesus’ “last supper” with his disciples, as chronicled in the Gospels. For the second year...

  • ‘Baptism’ renews ‘beauty and the best’ of historic Oklahoma City congregation

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Mar 25, 2016

    First Christian Church of Oklahoma City (Disciples of Christ) has been renamed Restoration Church at the Dome, a literal connection to its iconic midcentury modern building featuring a large white dome. "I think baptism is the perfect illustration for what is going on. It’s a new creation," said...

  • Oklahoma Christian University hosts Yale scholar for lecture on Christian response to Muslims

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Mar 26, 2016

    A Yale scholar will discuss a timely question in his public lecture set for April 12 at Oklahoma Christian University: Do Christians and Muslims believe in the same God? Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University and founding director of the Yale Center...

  • Oklahoma's Episcopal bishop reflects on 'A Word to the Church'

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Mar 25, 2016

    The days leading up to Easter are typically filled with special worship services and activities. This time period known as Holy Week is generally one of prayer and meditation for Christians. In keeping with this spirit of reflection, the Episcopal Church USA House of Bishops, gathering at a...

  • (Super)Heroes and villains at OKC synagogue's Purim party

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Mar 25, 2016

    With a much-anticipated blockbuster about superheroes about to premiere in theaters, I wasn't too shocked to see an individual wearing a mask and cape walking down the hall recently. Then I had to stop and think about where I was. I wasn't at the movie theater where a film about Batman and...

  • Foot-washing ceremony at Jesus House brings some to tears

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Mar 25, 2016

    Members of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church held a foot-washing ceremony at Jesus House on Thursday. The event, which drew 22 residents, brought some to tears

  • Students share faith as they mark Jesus’ journey

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com  | Published: Thu, Mar 24, 2016

    Hundreds of University of Oklahoma students and other faithful are expected to walk with Jesus on His journey to the cross as part of a popular Good Friday outreach on the OU campus.

  • Unlimited Skyline: Oklahoma City church building sees rebirth with new congregation

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Mar 19, 2016

    A historic Oklahoma City building recently vacated by Epworth United Methodist Church is experiencing a rebirth of sorts as the home to Skyline Church. The building's new congregation formed about eight years ago and had met in the auditorium of SandRidge Energy in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City conference for religious leaders will focus on domestic violence and sexual assault

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Mar 19, 2016

    Psychologist Mari Fagin could hear the disappointment in her client's voice as the woman discussed a marital counseling visit with her church pastor, regarding physical abuse by her husband. The pastor admonished the husband, telling him he should never hit his wife in a way that would leave...



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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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