• What happens after you die will surprise you

    What happens after you die will surprise you

    Tiffany Fletcher, FamilyShare | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Discover what really happens after you die and what it says about life.

  • A man braved four lanes of traffic to save the life of a stranger

    A man braved four lanes of traffic to save the...

    Tiffany Fletcher, FamilyShare | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Odis Banks was on his way to pay a bill when his day had a sudden turn of events. After waiting for five minutes in a turning lane to turn into the parking lot, he heard honking, and yelling from several drivers to “Get out the way.”

  • Public invited to 'Friend of Faith' presentation

    Public invited to \'Friend of Faith\' presentation

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Carla Hinton, religion editor of The Oklahoman, will receive the Friend of Faith award from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Oklahoma City on June 7, 2016.

  • Edmond woman graduates from U.S. Naval Academy

    Edmond woman graduates from U.S. Naval Academy

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    Jacqueline Kennedye, of Edmond, has completed four years of academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday. She is a graduate of Mount St. Mary High School in Oklahoma City.

  • Holy rollers: Churches in Oklahoma City's downtown and Midtown areas enjoy Bike to Church Sunday

    Holy rollers: Churches in Oklahoma City\'s...

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Frontline Church-Downtown was one of four churches in Oklahoma City's downtown and Midtown-areas to host Bike to Church Sunday. The churches encouraged their members to ride bicycles to church, a particularly viable option in a downtown urban setting.

  • Vacation Bible school activities are set to begin in Oklahoma City area

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    Churches have announced plans for vacation Bible school in the Oklahoma City area.

  • Oklahoma United Methodist bishop prepares for final state annual meeting before retirement

    Oklahoma United Methodist bishop prepares for...

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    The Oklahoma United Methodist Conference's annual meeting set to begin Monday will be momentous for the Rev. Robert Hayes Jr. and the Methodists he has led for more than a decade.The annual gathering will be the last such meeting for Hayes in his role as bishop.

  • Camp Anytown seeks Oklahoma City metro campers

    Camp Anytown seeks Oklahoma City metro campers

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.comm | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    Leaders with the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, which hosts Camp Anytown Oklahoma for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from across the state, hope a more central location for the camp will help draw more youths from the Oklahoma City metro area. The camp in the past has been in far eastern Oklahoma.

  • Bible lesson for The Oklahoman

    By L.G. Parkhurst Jr. For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    L.G. Parkhurst's Bible lesson for The Oklahoman for May 29.

  • A possible benefit of going to church: a chance of living longer

    A possible benefit of going to church: a chance...

    By Julie Zauzmer The Washington Post | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    A study looked at the affect of church attendance on longevity.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs

    Oklahoma religion briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    Oklahoma religion briefs for May 28.

  • When you stop wanting to go to heaven

    When you stop wanting to go to heaven

    Tiffany Fletcher, FamilyShare | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    What can you do when you stop wanting to go to heaven?

  • 11 Jewish congregations selected for "Scientists in Synagogues" initiative

    11 Jewish congregations selected for...

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    "Scientists in Synagogues" will help Jewish communities bridge the gap between science and faith.

  • Oklahoma City Symphonic band, community orchestra to perform

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will join the Oklahoma Community Orchestra for an outdoor concert June 12 at Oklahoma Christian University.

  • Sitting on this bench will change your perspective

    Sitting on this bench will change your perspective

    Tiffany Fletcher, FamilyShare | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Have you ever been lonely? Take a lesson from these kids on how to love and be loved.

  • School threatens to expel pupils with gay family members

    School threatens to expel pupils with gay...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    A Christian school in Kansas is at the centre of mounting controversy after it emerged that it reserved the right to expel students if any of their family members were gay or transgender. A so-called Statement of Understanding sent to parents who wish to send their children to the private school located in Wichita, requires them to agree that a student who attends can he asked to leave if their home life promotes anything “counter to the school’s understanding of a biblical lifestyle”. All pupils and parents are required to sign the document.

  • Courting favor: Oklahoma City nonprofit seeks funds to improve Midnight Basketball court for youths

    Courting favor: Oklahoma City nonprofit seeks...

    By Carla Hinton Staff Writer chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Saving Our Youth OKC, or SOY, is seeking money to pay for a new paved area that will serve as a basketball court for Midnight Basketball, an outreach program that has been ongoing for about 17 years at Christ Temple Community Church in northeast Oklahoma City..

  • 11 people share how they talk about faith in public

    11 people share how they talk about faith in...

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Nearly 7 in 10 Christians "agree to disagree" about religion when challenged by someone who doesn't see faith their way, according to Pew Research Center.

  • Bathing Buddha: Oklahoma City-area monastery draws crowd for ritual celebrating Buddha's birthday

    Bathing Buddha: Oklahoma City-area monastery...

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Using small ladles, people carefully poured scented water on a small statue of the baby Buddha displayed in a fountain near the altar at Buddha Mind Monastery. About 170 Oklahoma Buddhists commemorated Buddha's birthday by participating in the Buddha Bathing Ceremony. A Dharma talk and the "Sutra of Medicine Buddha" also were featured, along with a vegetarian lunch.

  • Event in Oklahoma City focuses on how churches can help domestic abuse victims

    Event in Oklahoma City focuses on how churches...

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Spiritual leaders and houses of worship often play a key role in whether religion heals or harms, experts said at the event at Oklahoma City Community College.




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