New faces, new places: First Baptist-OKC names new pastor
First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City has named a new senior pastor. The Rev. Kent Berghuis (pictured) will be the new pastor of the historic church at 1201 N Robinson, Baptist New Global reported this week. Baptist News Global reported that Berghuis currently serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of... Read More
Faith Notes: Weekend, April 18-19, 2015
Here are several metro area faith-themed events and activities planned for the weekend: Saturday, April 18 OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host author Darlene Shortridge at the group’s next meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mardel, 3300 S Boulevard in Edmond. Topic will be “The Road to Self-Publishing.” For more... Read More
Senate kills bill to make Bible official Tennessee book
The Bible will not become the official book of Tennessee this year, The Tennessean reports.
Bolstered by opposition from Republican leadership, the Senate voted 22-9 to kill the Bible bill a day after it was adopted by the House.
"This isn't the time or place now in the full Senate floor to delve into that, we... Read More
Memory's rocky road
By choosing to carry the full weight of every steppingstone and stumbling block we encounter on our journey through life, we give inordinate power to the past and dissipate the energy we should be focusing on the present and the future. Read More
Faith Notes: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Here are several faith-themed events happening today in the Oklahoma City metro area and beyond: — The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with the Ambassadors Concert Choir will present “My Story, My Song: Caregiver Stories and Inspiring Songs that Provide Hope, Encouragement, Faith and Peace” at 6:30... Read More
Faith Notes: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Here are several faith-themed events happening today in the Oklahoma City metro area: — Terry Campbell of Falls City, Neb., will perform in concert at 7 p.m. at Del City First Church of the Nazarene, 4701 SE 26. The event is free. A love offering will be received. For more information, call 677-2330. — […] Read More
Oklahoma official vows to protect Bible distribution at schools
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says religious freedoms are under attack in Oklahoma and he’s telling public school districts across the state he’s ready to protect them for allowing citizens to distribute Bibles in schools.
In a letter to state superintendents on Tuesday, Pruitt says... Read More
CBMC Metro Prayer Breakfast: Gov. Fallin looks back 20 years
Gov. Mary Fallin said she could recall with clarity how good she felt after leaving the CBMC Metro Prayer Breakfast 20 years ago. The popular downtown Oklahoma City event had drawn numerous people from throughout the city and metro area to pray together and to hear the faith testimony of a Christian keynote speaker.... Read More
Faith Notes: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Here are several faith-themed events and presentations happening in the Oklahoma City metro area today: Mark Christian (pictured) will speak at 7 p.m. in the Scholar’s Room at Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. Christian’s topic will be “Islam & Christianity:... Read More
Baptist mission board president to speak in Edmond
The Rev. David Platt, a prominent Southern Baptist Convention leader, will speak at First Baptist Church of Edmond on Tuesday as part of the SBC North American Mission Board’s “Send North America” gathering designed to encourage Baptist congregations to plant churches and become missionaries in their own... Read More