Richard Mize column: Journalist-seminarian's worlds collide at Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity helps seminary student meet his social service requirement.
by Richard Mize Published: February 9, 2013

“We believe in the liberty of conscience, the responsibility of every believer to work out his or her own salvation, and the obligation of faithful men and women to become partners with God in building the kingdom. We take the Bible seriously, not literally, and believe that in our time the church must recover, above all, its radical hospitality — welcoming all persons into her midst, without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical abilities.”

And here's a little about Phillips Theological Seminary, 900 N Mingo Road in Tulsa, which has origins in Enid at long-closed Phillips University. About Phillips:

“Phillips Theological Seminary is a graduate seminary, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), dedicated to preparing women and men for varied Christian ministries in church and society. We are a community of teachers and learners seeking to be faithful to God through disciplined, reasoned, and reflective study of scripture, religious tradition, and human experience. We exist primarily to serve the church's need for an educated ministry. ...

“We offer a unique brand of theological education in this region of the country: the tandem of ecumenical theological education and denominational formation in partnership with various Christian denominations. In addition, we welcome students who are not pursuing ministerial degrees but who want to explore and deepen their faith by taking specific courses in our curriculum. Furthermore, as an ecumenically oriented seminary, we employ faculty and staff and welcome students from over 20 denominations.”


by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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