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Kentucky Clerk Fighting Gay Marriage Has Wed Four Times
The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses has been married four times, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life. The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan... Read More
St. Gregory's University president to speak to Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council
St. Gregory's University President D. Gregory Main will speak to the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council on "Current Challenges in Public and Private Higher Education" at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Read More
Oklahoma Christian School will break ground on $4 million expansion
Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond will hold groundbreaking for a $4 million expansion of the high school Sept. 11. Read More
Pope Francis offers forgiveness, hope for 'sin of abortion'
In a letter published Tuesday, Pope Francis said he was allowing all priests to grant absolution for the “sin of abortion” if a woman repents with a “contrite heart” during the Holy Year of Mercy he has proclaimed, which runs Dec. 8 until Nov. 20, 2016. Read More
Oklahoma Conference of Churches will host art show, auction
The Oklahoma Conference of Churches will host an art show and silent auction from early Tuesday evening at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW 7. It is a fundraiser to benefit the group's work in the state's faith community. Read More
Oklahoma woman Jo Ford lives out a story of faith and family
This 81-year-old prayer warrior has faith that God's going to heal her from a stroke. She has experience that God's healed her brain tumor and helped her feed four daughters. Read More
Pope Francis to allow priests to forgive women who had abortions
Pope Francis will allow priests discretion to absolve women who have had abortions if they seek forgiveness during the upcoming Holy Year beginning Dec. 8, the Vatican announced in a statement Tuesday. "One of the serious problems of our time is clearly the changed relationship with respect to life," the pope... Read More
Is the world's oldest Quran older than Muhammad?
Fragments of the oldest version of the Quran were found in Birmingham, England, last month inside another Quran from the late seventh century, BBC reported. But it may be older than we think. Read More
This man’s name means 'God,' and he’s being asked to change it
Local authorities in Indonesia are asking a 42-year-old man to change his name. That man is Tuhan — name that, in Indonesian, means “God.” Read More
Christians cross country on bikes for faith
Jody Bowman has biked missionary trips spanning 1.8 million miles since beginning the trips in 1995, according to The Atlantic. Read More
World’s oldest Bible to be on display at British Museum. Here’s a sneak peek
The Codex Sinaiticus, the world’s oldest copy of the Bible, will be on display in the British Museum in the coming months, according to The Guardian. Read More
Oklahoma City ministry changes lives one bicycle at a time
Larry Batten, coordinator of Chain Reaction Ministries at First Christian Church of Oklahoma City, said the outreach is having a hard time keeping up with the demand for repaired bicycles. Read More
Prayer power: Faith-themed film 'War Room' focuses on prayer as a powerful weapon
"War Room" chronicles the story of Elizabeth and Tony Jordan, a fictional couple who seemingly have a wonderful life with their daughter Danielle. The couple experience a crisis that brings the film's plot to a head — and sends Elizabeth to the "war room." Read More
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Michael W. Smith talks Oklahoma City, hymns and God's sovereignty
Contemporary Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith discussed his visits to Oklahoma City and his music in a brief interview before taking the stage recently at the Good News Festival with Franklin Graham at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Read More
Homeschool choir gives Oklahoma City-area students more than a song
Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs provide choral music education in a Christian environment for families whose children are homeschooled. Read More
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L.G. Parkhurst's Bible lesson for The Oklahoman Read More
Popular Esther Women series in Oklahoma City begins new season Wednesday
Esther Women is a nondenominational Christian program in Oklahoma City, tailored for women of faith and led by former Miss America and TV news anchor Jane Jayroe. Read More
Interfaith Alliance says Ten Commandments monument should be removed from Oklahoma Capitol grounds
The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma and several other groups have asked Gov. Mary Fallin and the Legislature to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the state Capitol. Read More
Before the "dream," there was Oklahoma City
On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the historic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His words have resonated throughout several generations.  But, did you know that before he stood in Washington in front of a crowd of more than 200,000 people on that day, King... Read More

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