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  • Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

    Sarah Mikati, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Pew Research Center's new report on religion in the U.S. found a decrease in Christianity and increase in unaffiliated identities. But this does not mean that religion in the U.S. is doomed. It is simply changing.

  • What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    A North Carolina church was surprised and "moved" when a homeless man donated his final 18 cents to the congregation.

  • Faith Notes: Weekend May 16-17

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Here are several faith-themed events scheduled for the weekend, May 16-17:   Saturday, May 16 — The Gospel of Grace is set for 2 p.m. at Grace Living Center, 1913 NE 50. Free event will include gospel music and poetry plus smoked brisket dinners will be sold as a fundraiser. For more...

  • Bible lesson for May 16

    By L.G. Parkhurst Jr. | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Bible lesson for May 16

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    Published: Sat, May 16, 2015


  • Salvation Army is seeking donations for young Oklahoma campers

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command is seeking donations for young campers to attend summer camp in Tahlequah.

  • Oklahoma numbers buck some U.S. trends regarding religion, study says

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Mainline Protestant churches in Oklahoma increased while evangelical congregations declined from 2007 to 2014, according to a recent religion study conducted by the Pew Research Center.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for May 16

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Religion briefs for May 16

  • Grateful grad

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    The Southern Nazarene University campus family recently celebrated the graduation of a Haitian student whose journey to the Bethany school began in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake in his native country.

  • adds Mustang and Shawnee campuses, baptizes thousands

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015 continues to expand with new church locations in Mustang and Shawnee, bringing the total number of locations to 24.

  • Texas Teen Says He Saw Jesus Before Being Revived

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Doctors can’t seem to explain it, but one Texas family is sure it was the hand of God that brought their son back to life. 17-year-old Zack Clements is a strong, healthy and outgoing high school athlete. He goes to school and plays football at Victory Life Academy in Brownwood, Texas. It was...

  • How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    In the wake of rising anti-Semitic incidents in France and elsewhere, there is an element of hope: Jewish and Muslim groups are exchanging ideas, books and films in an effort to combat this longstanding prejudice.

  • Bible-themed TV drama doubles as church sermon starter

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    The popular television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church.

  • How's your technical track record?

    Joe Walker, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    If we have established a personal history of integrity, honesty, hard work and fair play, people will tend to give us the benefit of the doubt when we occasionally fall humanly short of perfection.

  • Coffee shop helps 'street kids' become self-reliant

    Wendy Jessen, FamilyShare | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    While some of us may shy away from helping people living on the streets, owners of one coffee shop not only did something to help, they change the lives of 'street kids.'

  • Pew Report on Religion has some surprises for Oklahoma

    BY BILL SHERMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    At first glance, the Pew Research Center’s comprehensive study of religion in America released this week appears to be just more of the same – Catholics and mainline Protestants on the decline, evangelicals holding steady and None’s, those without religious affiliation, increasing rapidly....

  • The kindness of a stranger toward a single mom will leave you in tears

    Wendy Jessen, FamilyShare | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    A struggling single mother of three receives a special gift and compliment from a stranger.

  • Six Yukon-area Scouts achieve Eagle rank

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The new Eagle Scouts are members of Troop 585 in Yukon.

  • Controversial preacher returns to Oklahoma, begins monthly discussion series

    BY BILL SHERMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Bishop Carlton Pearson, long one of Tulsa’s highest profile and most controversial ministers, is back in town after living for several years in Chicago. He will hold a discussion Thursday in downtown Tulsa before a live audience with Neale Donald Walsch, author of the mega-best-selling...

  • Oklahoma House OKs resolution to reaffirm religious freedom

    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has passed a resolution calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to reaffirm the nation’s commitments to protecting religious freedom and condemning the deaths of Christians around the world. The measure’s author, Republican Rep. Sally Kern of...

  • Hobby Lobby's Barbara Green receives religious liberty award

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Barbara Green, matriarch of the Green family that founded Oklahoma City-based retailer Hobby Lobby, recently received the highest honor awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a religious liberty law firm. Green (pictured in an AP Photo) received the firm’s Canterbury Medal at the...

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Oklahomans, both faith-filled and secular, express little surprise by decline in Christian population across country

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Christianity declined in America while the religiously unaffiliated rose sharply in the same seven-year span, according to the findings of an extensive study released Tuesday by the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center.

  • Gay dads win right to baptize son

    Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    A pair of gay Florida dads will have their son baptized this summer, following a soul-searching controversy within their Episcopal church that concluded with a meeting with — and the blessing of — their local bishop, Yahoo Parenting reports. “We talked about my being a part of the baptism and...

  • Christians decline while atheists and agnostics soar, poll finds

    Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The United States is a significantly less Christian country than it was seven years ago, USA TODAY reports. That's the top finding — one that will ricochet through American faith, culture and politics — in the Pew Research Center's newest report, "America's Changing Religious...



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