Names are important
Names are important. Take the name given to you at birth. There is power and recognition regarding your name — who you have become, your personality, character, choices, flaws, your experience, example, authority, business and even your ...
Is premarital sex still considered a sin?
Deuteronomy prescribed stoning for a non-virgin bride. We’ve dropped that practice, but is premarital sex still a sin? The Rev. Penny Ellwood, United Methodist Resurrection: Setting aside for a moment the voice of my mother, which rings ...
Bean dinner raises $6,500 for Variety Care
The Annual Benefit Bean Dinner, sponsored by the Christian Men’s Fellowship (CMF) of First Christian Church of Norman, served almost 900 people at this year’s dinner on Jan. 28. Funds raised from the dinner were $6,500 for the Medication ...
One Night in a Box tonight
Community Action Ministries will host its 10th annual One Night in a Box event at 7:30 tonight at University Christian Church, 616 Bud Wilkinson Drive. The fundraiser requires youth to spend one night living in a cardboard box to ...
Lenten services to begin Wednesday
The Norman Ministerial Fellowship announces the upcoming Lenten services for the Norman community. Services begin at noon Wednesday and will be held in various churches each Wednesday through April 16....
Buddha’s birth and the Hindu tradition
How do you reflect upon the birth of the Buddha into a Hindu family? Lama Chuck Stanford, Rime Buddhist Center: It is true that the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was born into a royal family that practiced and studied the Vedic tradition ...
Church: A stepping stone?
In the weeks before Christmas something remarkable happened in Norman. A small coalition of Christian churches — the Quakers, St. Stephens Methodist, United Church of Norman UCC and First Presbyterian Church in Norman — co-sponsored an ad ...
Our Lady of Lebanon welcomes new priest
Parishioners at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic church have waited five months for their new priest to arrive. Tied up obtaining visas and paperwork, Fr. Fadi Matni arrived in Norman last week and was received with open arms by his ...
Interpreters make music for the deaf with their hands
AKRON, Ohio — American Sign Language interpreter Dorothy Jackson has known for nearly 60 years that God hears the voice of the deaf. “God hears them. He hears their hands,” she said of the deaf community’s language....
Does God resemble us?
The Bible says we are created in God’s image, but how could he be something we resemble? The Rev. Duke Tufty, Unity Temple On the Plaza: I believe the image of God put forth in religious books is a fabrication from the mind of man. A wise ...
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