• Crystal clear Krista: Oklahoma native encourages civil dialogue through her public radio show and related projects.

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Oklahoma native Krista Tippitt, creator and host of the public radio show “On Being,” talks about her award-winning show and related projects after being presented the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

  • Oklahoma metro-area achievers

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Oklahoma metro-area achievers for Aug. 23.

  • Tours reveal Edmond's downtown history

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The Edmond Historic Preservatioin Trust will offer another tour of downtown Edmond on Sept. 20.

  • Edmond church hosts community event to fund Africa mission efforts

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Disciples4Water, a new ministry of First Christian Church of Edmond, is hosting a fundraiser and community festival on Saturday in Shannon Miller Park adjacent to the Edmond Library.

  • Oklahoma mom shares family's story in years after her daughter's death

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    In her new book “The Bittersweet Promise” (Tate Publishing, $12.99), Dawn Layne, of Moore, shares the story of how she and her family kept the faith in the aftermath of the death of her daughter Alicia, 19, in a motor vehicle wreck in 2003.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for Aug. 23

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Religion briefs for Aug. 23

  • 'Blind Side' mom to speak at Oklahoma City adoption fundraiser

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Leigh Anne Tuohy, the tough-as-nails mom portrayed in the movie “The Blind Side,” will be guest spaker at Deaconess Adoption’s annual Angels of Destiny fundraiser in Oklahoma City.

  • Faith in the summer: Oklahoma City religious groups reach out in various ways

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The dog days of summer have not kept faith groups, including the women’s ministry at Greater Marshall Memorial Baptist Church in northeast Oklahoma City and the Maryland-based American Jewish Society for Service, from reaching out to the community-at-large.

  • Oklahoma students visit the White House

    Provided by St. Mary’s Episcopal School | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Students from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Edmond were regional winners of an EPA youth award.

  • Satanist turns communion wafer over to Oklahoma City's archbishop

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The leader of an Oklahoma City satanist group, Adam Daniels, plans to stage a black Mass on Sept. 21 in a small basement theater at the Civic Center. He turned over a consecrated wafer and agreed not to use communion bread in his event. In exchange, the archdiocese agreed to drop a lawsuit filed seeking the wafer’s protection and return to the Church.

  • Tulsa minister charged in $930,000 scheme might have embezzled more

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A Tulsa minister's alleged siphoning off of nearly $1 million from a nonprofit organization he founded is among the largest embezzlements of its kind that area federal prosecutors have seen in the past few years, U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said. And the total sum the minister is charged with embezzling — $933,507 — might have been more if not for the statute of limitations, Williams said. Willard Lenord Jones, pastor of Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church and former executive director of the Greater Cornerstone Community Center, was charged last week with three counts of wire fraud and a single count of filing a false tax return. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Four Christian music festivals taking place in the next month

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Check out these Christian music festivals that continue the legacy of Woodstock in a more reserved way.

  • Lawsuit pits Catholic archbishop against satanist group over sacred item purported to be used for 'black Mass'

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City Catholic Archbishop Paul S. Coakley has filed a lawsuit alleging that a satanist group stole a sacred item from a Catholic church for use in its “black Mass” at the Civic Center Music Hall.

  • Oklahoma City archbishop sues over ‘black mass’

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Oklahoma City has sued to try to stop a group of Satanists from staging a “black mass” next month at a civic center, arguing that the group is using a communion wafer stolen from the Catholic Church. Archbishop Paul Coakley filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court. Coakley alleges that the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu and leader Adam Daniels unlawfully obtained the consecrated host to be used in the mass. A consecrated host is a wafer of bread that Catholics believe is the body and blood of Jesus. According to the lawsuit, only ordained Catholic ministers or extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion can handle the consecrated host.

  • American nuns in the spotlight amid tension with Vatican

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Americans nuns are declining in number as the Vatican continues to criticize their behavior.

  • 10 Bible verses millennials can learn from

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The Bible isn't just a 3,000 piece of text. It's got inspiring messages for all millennials.

  • God will give me two or three more years, says Pope

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Aboard the papal plane - Pope Francis on Monday publicly broached the prospect of his own death for the first time, giving himself "two or three years" but not ruling out retirement before then, reports Yahoo/AFP. Talking to reporters on a flight back to the Vatican from South Korea, the 77-year-old pontiff, who seemed in good spirits, was asked about his global popularity, which was evident again during his five-day visit. While the pope has not spoken publicly before about when he might meet his maker, a Vatican source said he had previously told those close to him that he thought he only had a few years left.

  • Raising Daddy's Girl: Edmond father shares life lessons in blog and book

    BY CARLA HINTON, Religion Editor | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Correspondents say Edmond man’s blog inspired them to be better fathers.

  • Community says farewell to old Oklahoma drive-in with evangelism effort

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Through a huge community effort led by local Christian radio station The House FM, the old Airline Drive-In in Ponca City, Oklahoma, is getting a farewell sendoff in an evangelism effort that includes free showings of the Christian-themed film, “God’s Not Dead.”

  • Stopping the violence is task at hand for Oklahoma City-area ministry

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    The Rev. Theodis Manning and his church Divine Wisdom Worship Center are hosting the 2014 “Stop the Violence Rally” from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Edwards Park in Oklahoma City. The rally was born out of the church’s Teaching And Saving Kids ministry, widely known as T.A.S.K., for those who are at risk.