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  • Oklahoma student speaks out about being expelled from Christian college after same-sex wedding

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    hristian Minard and her longtime girlfriend, Kadyn Parks, were driving through New Mexico in March, exploring some of the state's scenery when they settled on a courthouse in Albuquerque for their marriage. Minard, 22, a student at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, said she and Parks...

  • Why I said ‘no’ to 'Shark Tank'

    Jason Wright, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    My family first discovered ABC’s “Shark Tank” two seasons ago. We’d been fishing for shows we could watch together as a family and it didn’t take long before we were hooked. (Get it? Hooked? Like a shark?)

  • Pope Francis: Immigrant Children Must Be 'Welcomed And Protected'

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Pope Francis confronted the "racist and xenophobic attitudes" that often face undocumented immigrants by addressing the thousands of unaccompanied children included in their ranks, Huffington Post reports.

  • Pro-gay backlash hits Massachusetts evangelical college

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    The accreditation of an evangelical Christian college near Boston is under review, and a city contract was lost last week, after the president of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, signed a letter asking for religious liberty protection.

  • 'Love thy neighbor': homeless shelter residents 'adopt' nearby neighborhoods

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Leslie Stickney, 42, is part of the Jesus House’s Adopt-A-Block initiative. The three-year-old project sends a group of people enrolled in the Oklahoma City homeless shelter’s sobriety program out of the shelter on Saturday mornings and into the nearby neighborhoods of Orchard Park and Westlawn...

  • Community news in brief

    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    COMMUNITY Tech center is weather ambassador NORMAN — Moore Norman Technology Center has been accepted as a partner and ambassador through the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador program. This program is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s effort to formally recognize NOAA...

  • Mid-Del teacher of the year helps students find light of confidence

    By Nasreen Iqbal, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Melissa Lightfoot, sixth-grade math teacher and Mid-Del Teacher of the Year, pays it forward.

  • Did Pope Francis really tell a 90-year-old atheist journalist that 1 in 50 priests are pedophiles?

    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    No recorder. No notes. Just a 90-year-old Italian journalist’s report that the pope told him 2 percent of priests are pedophiles, says the Washington Post. The Vatican said Eugenio Scalfari’s recent discussion with Pope Francis was a “cordial conversation to exchange ideas.” Does that mean it was...

  • New 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' trailer promotes latest biblical blockbuster

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The first trailer for "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has arrived. Will Hollywood's latest biblical film live up to the hype?

  • How different religious groups rate Obama, according to new poll

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Gallup has released a report that analyzes presidential approval rating by religious group. Muslims are President Obama's biggest fans; Mormons are the least impressed.

  • Faith groups empower religious leaders to better serve domestic violence victims

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A new survey from LifeWay Research reported on how rare it is for Protestant pastors to address domestic and sexual violence from the pulpit. Further research shows that the problem persists in other faith traditions.

  • Ministry wants to help Third World people who can't read

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Millions of people in Third World countries who suffer from poverty and disease are unable or choose not to read, members of T4 Global ministry said during a bike ride across Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Religion briefs for July 12.

  • Youth Force members build ramps for disabled Norman residents

    BY SARAH LOBBAN, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Youth Force in Cleveland County built ramps for the disabled, among other projects, this week in Norman. Youths and adults from six United Methodist churches in Oklahoma and one from Texas participated in the mission, hosted by Goodrich Memorial United Methodist in Norman.

  • Oklahoma City-area vacation Bible school listings for July 12

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Vacation Bible school listings for July 12

  • Edmond Rotary honors YMCA director

    By Carol Hartzog, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Mike Roark was given the George Mikesell Award

  • Inaugural national conference with focus on mentoring is planned in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Long Live Mentoring Conference, hosted by The Mentoring Project, will be July 25-26 in Oklahoma City.

  • Bounty of edible blessings: Oklahoma City-area churches reach out through community gardens

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Several Oklahoma City area churches, including Del City Church of Christ, Wesley United Methodist and Portland Avenue Baptist Church, reach out to the surrounding neighborhoods through community gardens.

  • Oklahoma soccer team has a ball sharing the Gospel in Brazil

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    The Oklahoma Baptist University women’s soccer team visited Brazil just days before the FIFA World Cup to compete against Brazilian soccer teams and present the Gospel to youths and families through soccer camps and door-to-door evangelism efforts.

  • World Cup final pits pope against (former) pope

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Sunday's final game is a matchup between Argentina and Germany, the native countries of the current and former popes. Who knew the World Cup would be such a rich source of religion news?

  • Edmond home to be given away as fundraiser

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    HOPE Center of Edmond and McCaleb Homes have joined forces to give away a dream home as a fundraiser. The home is near Danforth and Coltrane roads.

  • Faith can solve society's problems, survey majority says

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    "Fifty-seven percent of Americans say that religion can answer all or most of today's problems," according to Gallup, which recently released a poll on the subject.

  • Kanakuk Kamp at Faith Bible Church in Edmond brings fun with a message

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Kanakuk Kamp at Faith Bible Church in Edmond is an extension of the popular overnight camp based in Missouri.

  • Pope Francis: Don't work on Sunday

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Speaking to Catholic faithful last Saturday, Pope Francis said people shouldn't work on Sunday, reserving the time for God, friends and family.

  • Resistance builds spiritual strength

    Kris / Kristine Frederickson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Physical resistance helps individuals develop physical strength. Just as individuals benefit from physical resistance, they benefit from spiritual resistance because it helps them build greater spiritual strength.



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