• This high school soccer star was told she'd never walk again. See how God helped her survive

    Herb Scribner, FamilyShare | Updated: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    Kylee Cubine of Hallsville, Texas, was in a freak accident and never thought she'd walk or play soccer again. That was until people started praying for her.

  • Canadian County undersheriff announces candidacy

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Canadian County Undersheriff Chris West announced Wednesday he is running for the county sheriff position.

  • 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 killed. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Dubbed the “Oklahoma Right of Conscience Act,” the measure would have let individuals refuse service based on religious beliefs or conscience concerning marriage, lifestyle or behavior.

  • 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 been scheduled for a disciplinary hearing in five days to determine whether she would be allowed to remain at Wheaton.

  • 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 improvements and enhancements made at Falls Creek Baptist Camp in the past 16 years.

  • 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 Saturday at Corn Bible Academy.

  • 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 international trips and NBA tickets, a wine and scotch pull and a Kendra Scott Jewelry pull. This year's honorees are Smith and Kernke funeral directors and David L. Morton, president and principal of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. Green Tie ambassador Being honored as 2016 Green Tie Gala Ambassador is Morton, a Putnam City High School graduate who began his teaching career at Christ the King Catholic School in Oklahoma City.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 schnetka, a pastry made with cream, sugar and cinnamon rolled up in rectangular-shaped dough like eclairs. German Feast & Auction When: Saturday. Silent auction, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; midday meal, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; live auction, 1 p.m.; evening meal, 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Corn Bible Academy, 208 N Reimer, Corn. Cost: $12 at the door for verenika meal.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

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

    Oklahoma City-area achievers




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