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  • Religion briefs for Nov. 1

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Religion briefs for Nov. 1

  • Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

    By Rachel Zoll, AP Religion Writer | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others gathered for a three-day conference in Tennessee to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage? Hands rose all across the...

  • Suicide prevention workshop for clergy is planned in Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Edmond Family Counseling, a private, nonprofit counseling agency, is partnering with Elks Lodge 2578 to offer a “Lunch and Learn: Suicide Prevention Training” event for members of the clergy from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11.

  • Oklahoma Baptist group offers voter's guide

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee recently released a voter’s guide based on the results of a survey of Oklahoma candidates for elected office.

  • Oklahoma City metro teens re-enact pioneer experiences

    By Debra Woods, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Young people from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent their fall break experiencing a handcart journey.

  • Oklahoma City First Baptist Church celebrates 125th anniversary

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City will mark its 125th anniversary with special “Be the Light” festivities set for Sunday at the church, 1201 N Robinson.

  • 'Beardless one' from 'Duck Dynasty' talks about shaving and the show

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    He’s known as the “beardless one” in a family of bearded men and he’s OK with that. I’m talking about the Rev. Al Robertson, the oldest son of the Robertson family made famous by the hit reality TV show “Duck Dynasty.”  Al Robertson (pictured)  told me in a recent interview about how he...

  • Faith and Family: New Bible highlights 'Duck Dynasty' clan's core values

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    The Rev. Al Robertson, “the beardless one” among the stars of the hit reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” has teamed up with his father and Robertson family patriarch Phil Robertson to offer “The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible.”

  • Caring for the poor doesn't make you a communist, says Pope Francis

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Pope Francis has once again rejected claims that his concern for the poor and criticisms of capitalism make him a communist, by declaring that he is merely following the Gospel. In one his longest speeches as Pope, the Holy See outlined his views on a wide range of issues– from poverty and...

  • QUIZ: How well do you know the Bible?

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    America isn't overly enthusiastic about reading the Bible. Author Katie McNabb is looking to change that, and educate people on what it really says. Here's a quiz to help out.

  • ORU students are treating homeless this Halloween

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TULSA — It’s Halloween and numerous Oral Roberts University students have already decided they will “treat” instead of “trick.” Turns out, they are treating the homeless as part of ORU Outreach’s fall outreach event. Instead of the usual trick-or-treating for candy, students plan to go...

  • Abbas: Closing Jerusalem holy site means 'war'

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    (CNN) -- Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis spiked in Jerusalem Thursday as Israel closed access to the Temple Mount, a move Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called a "declaration of war." Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh told CNN that the decision to close off the site,...

  • Man Says He Wrongly Confessed to Murder After 'Exorcism'

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    A man claims he was under a sort of exorcism when he confessed to killing a fellow member of a religious group in Kansas City, Missouri, whose death was originally ruled a suicide. The body of Bethany Deaton was found Oct. 30, 2012, in the back seat of her minivan with the doors locked and a...

  • Days before deadline, brain cancer victim may not choose to die

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old Oregon woman who said she would end her life November 1 due to terminal and incurable brain cancer, may not do so that day, media reports indicate. Meanwhile, debate continues about her earlier decision.

  • Elton John Tells Crowd of Stars and Donors: "Pope Francis is My Hero--Make Him a Saint Already!"

    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Elton John and David Furnish threw their annual AIDS fundraiser in New York Tuesday, with Sir Elton sitting down at the piano and playing his hits for the well-heeled, formal-clad crowd at Cipriani Wall Street. (UPDATE: They raised $3.7 million.) The audience was more star studded than...

  • 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...

  • Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand'

    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared. Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design...

  • Are you an odd duck?

    Jason Wright, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    You walk in the chapel Sunday and sit by yourself. Even if you’re near someone, you still feel alone. You look around at others smiling about their weeks and high-speed downloading the delicious details of their interesting lives.

  • Haute without being too 'hot': How faith is making modest fashion trendy

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Conservative clothing lines have been featured in several recent stories about the fashion industry.

  • 3 keys to healing strained or broken relationships

    Susan Swann, FamilyShare | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Having bad feelings for others makes us feel bad ourselves. Learn 3 keys to healing strained or broken relationships.

  • Humane Society emphasizes faith connection in new video series

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Humane Society of the United States has released a new video series that explores the role religious leaders played in bringing faith to bear on animal welfare work.

  • Tulsa doctors help Iraqis displaced by ISIS

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    A team of Tulsa doctors from In His Image Family Medicine Residency returned Monday from a 10-day medical missions trip to Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, where they helped people displaced by the Islamic State, Tulsa World reports. The team partnered with World Compassion, a Tulsa-based ministry that...

  • 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 […]

  • Oklahoma City-area churches offer festivals and other fall activities

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Several Oklahoma City-area churches are hosting festivals and other fall activities



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