Explain your faith’s stand on gay marriage?
As is no single unified view A.M. Bhattacharyya, Hindu faith adviser of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council: Same-sex marriage has been a subject of bitter debate in different faith traditions. The Hindu views on ...
Lots of love
Her hair is the color of golden sand; his is the color of the sun mixed in dreamy curls. Her eyes are sparkly blue, deeply pure and innocent. His eyes sparkle with laughter, joy so rich and wonderful. When they call my name, I am honored. ...
Church lures worshippers with AR-15 giveaways
JOPLIN, Mo. — Some churches raffle quilts to get people through the doors. For Ignite Church, a nondenominational congregation, the lure is a couple of AR-15 rifles....
People with disabilities search for acceptance
ORLANDO, Fla. — Lindsay Graham grew up in the same church attended by her parents and grandparents, and she expected the same would be true for her children. That changed when her son, J.D., was diagnosed with autism at age 2....
Moving forward after retirement
The many books lining the shelves inside Dr. Bob Rice’s office at First Presbyterian Church of Norman are a symbol for the churches emphasis on education — something Rice is very passionate about. After nearly two decades as the head ...
We are what we say
Words can have power and influence on the ones to whom we speak… and on ourselves as the ones who speak. There is no saying more incorrect than the childhood chant that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” ...
A review following a movie’s ark
The Rev. Perry Sukstorf, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church: There has been a lot of conversation about this movie. I wanted to have a first-hand appraisal of it before I formed an opinion, one way or the other, especially since the ...
Bishop, friar meet Our Lady of Lebanon, Norman, church members
Members of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church were hosts recently to a couple of special visitors. Bishop Abdallah Zaidan of the eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon from Los Angeles, and Fr. Elias Sleiman, superior of the Lebanese ...
Methodist pastor to appeal defrocking
Frank Schaefer will appeal the outcome of a trial last year that stripped him of his life-long vocation as minister of the United Methodist Church....
St. Stephen’s welcomes pastor
The Rev. Jeannie Himes, a life-long United Methodist with 28 years of experience in ministry, has been appointed as the senior minister of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 1801 W. Brooks St....
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