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  • Oklahoma faithful observe Ash Wednesday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Oklahoma's faithful flocked to churches Wednesday to observe Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of the Christian season of Lent.

  • Senate panel kills bill that would allow use of religion to discriminate

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    A Senate panel on Tuesday killed a measure that would have allowed religion to be used as justification for discrimination. Senate Bill 1328 by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, failed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 4-5. Members of the LGBT community sought to have the measure...

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 9

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 9, 2016

  • Midwest City students' idea for future city leads to national contest

    By Joy Murphy For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    St. Philip Neri Catholic School students created “Moscovia,” a city 55 years in the future with effective solid waste management focused on recycling and energy, and they will compete in the Futures City Competition in Washington, D.C.

  • 10 things to remember when you doubt God

    Herb Scribner, FamilyShare | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    It's not surprising for believers to doubt God. It can actually be healthy. Here's what you need to remember when you do have doubt.

  • Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave school

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    A professor at an evangelical university near Chicago who got in trouble after saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God will leave the school, according to a joint statement released by Wheaton College on Saturday night. Larycia Hawkins, a tenured political science professor, had...

  • Are you meeting this awful Christian stereotype?

    Kayla Lemmon, FamilyShare | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Sometimes Christians get a bad rap -- but there are certain things we can do to make sure we don't live up to it.

  • Renovations at Falls Creek turn Baptist summer camp into year-round facility

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    The Rev. Anthony Jordan, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma executive director-treasurer, said the completed Mathena Family Event Center, Thompson Family Lodge, Jordan Welcome Center, plus a lighted concourse called Downing Way are the latest examples of more than $50 million in...

  • Reporter takes 'Box' on short adventure

    By Carla Hinton Staff Writer chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The Oklahoman's Carla Hinton helped add to the travels of teacher Deya Adams' Henry "Box" Brown miniature.

  • Obama's take on 3 key debates about Muslims in America

    Allison Pond, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    In his first appearance at a U.S. mosque, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he wanted to refute “inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" from Republican presidential candidates.

  • Oklahoma City-area religion briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area religion news in brief for Feb.6

  • Kernels of faith: Corn Bible Academy's annual fundraiser offers German food, handcrafted items in western Oklahoma

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Five Mennonite women gathered in a small kitchen in western Oklahoma more than 50 years ago, determined to cook up and sell a generous sampling of foods highlighting their German heritage. Their enterprising culinary tradition will continue at the 52nd annual German Feast & Auction on...

  • Catholic Charities to host Green Tie Gala benefiting Oklahoma City-area homeless services

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Catholic Charities invites Oklahomans to don their finest green and join them for the 34th annual Green Tie Gala at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. The Green Tie Gala includes live and silent auctions featuring...

  • Does God decide or care who wins the Super Bowl?

    By Bob Smietana LifeWay Research Facts & Trends  | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Just in time for Super Bowl 50, a new survey from LifeWay Research found most Americans are skeptical about divine intervention on the football field. They say God doesn’t determine who wins or loses. And most believe God has bigger things to be concerned about.

  • Oklahoma City-area churches will observe Ash Wednesday in traditional, nontraditional ways

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    With Ash Wednesday on the horizon, many churches across Oklahoma are preparing to host special observances and services to mark the first day of the Christian season of Lent.

  • Bible lesson for The Oklahoman

    By L.G. Parkhurst Jr. For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    L.G. Parkhurst's Bible lesson for The Oklahoman for Feb. 6.

  • German Feast & Auction planned Saturday in Corn

    Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    CORN - For folks who like German food or people hankering for good food of any type and an adventure, Corn Bible Academy is hosting its annual German Feast & Auction on Saturday at 208 N Reimer. Corn is about seven miles south of Weatherford. Among other things, the feast will feature...

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area achievers

  • Girl, 11, testifies dad beat her with frozen bacon, quoted Bible

    Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    BAY CITY, MI — Despite a few moments of crying, an 11-year-old girl remained mostly composed, testifying in a clear and confident manner that her dad beat her with frozen bacon and then quoted the Bible as the assault went on. The girl testified during the preliminary examination of Jonathan...

  • OU football: Ty Darlington receives FCA's Bobby Bowden Award

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Oklahoma center Ty Darlington was presented the Bobby Bowden Award by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at a luncheon Tuesday at the Petroleum Club. The award, named after the former Florida State coaching great, is presented annually to a Football Bowl Subdivision football player who...

  • Student makes most of experience at Oklahoma Christian University

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Oklahoma Christian University junior Aubree Hughes is all about the college experience. In her three years, she's run cross country and track for the Eagles, worked for the campus newspaper, the Talon, and been involved in leadership activities.

  • St. Olaf Choir to perform at First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    The St. Olaf Choir, led by Anton Armstrong, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 1001 NW 25.

  • Rosy outlook: Oklahoma faith community marks 25th anniversary of sanctity-of-life rally called Rose Day

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    The Rev. Anthony Jordan will be keynote speaker for Rose Day 2016, an annual sanctity-of-life rally at the Oklahoma Capitol that marks its 25th anniversary on Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma religions news and events in brief

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    Oklahoma religions news and events in brief for Jan. 30.

  • Oklahoma City church partners with Tim Tebow Foundation to host special-needs prom

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Putnam City Baptist Church will partner with the Tim Tebow Foundation to host "Night to Shine," a prom-night experience for people with special needs, ages 16 and older.