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Ex-Muslim breaks silence on nearly being beheaded for converting to Christianity in Tulsa
An ex-Muslim who was nearly beheaded after his conversion to Christianity has been denied legal recourse against the church that publicized his baptism despite a secrecy agreement he said they made because he feared for his safety. District Court Judge Daman C. Cantrell granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed... Read More
How to successfully raise God’s children
By remembering our children are really God's children, we can learn how to raise them as He would. Read More
Restoration work has begun on Jesus' tomb
Repair and restoration on the site where Jesus Christ is thought to have been buried and resurrected will take around nine months. Read More
Pope says Church should ask forgiveness from gays for past treatment
Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them.   Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, he also said the Church should ask forgiveness for the way it has treated women,... Read More
Brexit is the latest example of political events inciting apocalyptic predictions
Political unrest in the European Union might sound familiar to fans of the "Left Behind" book series. Read More
World-famous drummer explains how he has maintained the 'essence of purity in an un-pure world'
Internationally known as "The Minister of Groove," drummer Daniel Donnelly has made a name for himself over the past three decades, but now he says he's on a mission for God. Read More
Oklahoma Muslim leaders say 'sanctity of life' outranks faith stance against homosexuality
Religious leaders of two of the largest Islamic faith communities in Oklahoma said homosexuality is considered a sin in Islam but Muslims joining forces with the LGBTQ community in the wake of the shootings in Orlando, Fla., is not surprising. Read More
Why Americans embrace on-screen depictions of the end of the world
The apocalypse is everywhere in contemporary entertainment, appearing in shows like "The Walking Dead" and "The Leftovers." Read More
A Born-Again Donald Trump? Believe It, Evangelical Leader Says
Has Donald Trump become a born-again Christian? Read More
Ball is in their court: Youth basketball program at northeast Oklahoma City church gets new playing surface thanks to donor
Saving Our Youth, or SOY, a youth basketball program at Christ Temple Community Church in Oklahoma City, has a new playing surface thanks to an anonymous donor. Read More
Breaking bread: Camp Chaverim youths get a taste of Jewish Sabbath tradition in Oklahoma City
The enticing smell of fresh-baked bread fills the hallways and rooms at Temple B'nai Israel in Oklahoma City each Friday during the summer. Youths at Camp Chaverim — from the tiniest preschooler to the oldest teen — know the scent is linked to the Jewish Shabbat or Sabbath. Read More
Workshop attendees are urged to take stand against 'Islamophobia'
About 55 metro residents and nonprofit leaders attended “Impact of Islamophobia in the Work of Nonprofits,” hosted by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits in partnership with the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma chapter (CAIR-OK). Read More
Oklahoma City-area vacation Bible schools
Vacation Bible schools continue in the Oklahoma City metro area. The following Bible school activities (free unless otherwise noted) are among those planned. Read More
Bible lesson for The Oklahoman
L.G. Parkhurst's Bible lesson for The Oklahoman for June 25. Read More
Edmond man writes guide for church-based recovery ministries
Creating a faith-based recovery ministry is challenging but filled with rewards for churches and the communities they serve, according to Charles W. "Chuck" Robinson III, an Oklahoma man and former recovery pastor who has written "Loving the Addict in Your Pew: A Roadmap for Building a Church-based Recovery Ministry," Read More
Oklahoma religion news in brief
Oklahoma religion news in brief for June 25. Read More
Carrier church is among sites to land on National Register
Carrier Congregational Church, northwest of Enid, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places Read More
Volunteers work to rehabilitate Oklahoma City homes
Homes in northeast Oklahoma City’s Culbertson’s East Highland and northwest Oklahoma City’s Classen Ten Penn are getting fresh coats of paint, exterior repairs and landscaping from Catholic Heart Work Camp youth volunteers. Read More
Norman Notes
Norman Notes for June 24, 2016 Read More
Q&A: How the relationship between African-American churches and social justice activism is evolving
Marla Frederick is a professor of African and African-American studies and religion at Harvard University. Read More

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Jun 27A new cancer center in northwest Oklahoma City fulfills a long-held...

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Ball is in their court

Jun 23Youth basketball program at northeast church gets new court thanks...

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Breaking Bread

Jun 23Youths at Camp Chaverim participate in the making of challah bread....

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Protecting Houses of Worship

Jun 17Oklahoma City Police Capt. Wade Gourley discusses steps houses of...

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Candlelight vigil, march held in OKC following Orlando shooting

Jun 12Several hundred Oklahomans gathered to show solidarity Sunday...