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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Christianity

Oral argument

Letters to the Editor

Frank Riddick
Randy Potts’ hermeneutic (Life, Greg Horton, “Walk this way,” Sept. 21, Gazette) would have to admit that murder has no conflict with Christianity.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Modern word

A Norman church hosts a progressive theologian who champions a fresh interpretation of the Bible.


Greg Horton
John Shelby Spong
7 p.m. Friday
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua, Norman
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

God and science

An SNU professor co-authors a new book exploring body and soul.


Sarah Lobban
Full Circle Bookstore
3-5 p.m. Saturday
The Physical Nature of Christian Life
1900 Northwest Expressway
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Man with a mission

Evangelical author Brian McLaren comes to town Friday as part of an effort to reframe Christian beliefs.


Greg Horton
Brian McLaren
7 p.m. Friday
Mayflower United Church of Christ
3901 N.W. 63rd
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Capitol commandments

With little fanfare, a monument of the Ten Commandments is erected outside the state Capitol.


Clifton Adcock
A large granite monument of the Ten Commandments was erected outside the Oklahoma state Capitol building today.
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Same ol’, same ol’

Letters to the Editor

Douglas Mock, Joseph Thai and Tom Boyd
Two “new” bills filed with the state Legislature recently are dog-eared twin parcels of anti-science boilerplate based on model language from the creationist Discovery Institute (in Seattle). This is an annual rite of winter: Legislative sponsors proclaim laudable goals (“academic freedom” and “critical thinking”) with a wink and nod that fool no one except perhaps innocent schoolchildren. The goal is to promote the teaching of religion as science in public school science classrooms.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's a blessing

Oklahoma’s Episcopal Diocese provides materials allowing for the blessing of same-sex unions.


Greg Horton
The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma last week published documents that allow for the blessing of same-sex unions in Oklahoma. Bishop Ed Konieczny said the materials — which include guidelines for clergy and an approved liturgy (order of service) — clearly state that the union is not a legally binding ceremony.
Friday, April 26, 2013

Pondering religious freedom

Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Concerning Hobby Lobby’s refusal to pay for emergency birth control under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Dennis Weigand (Letters to the Editor, “Questioning Hobby Lobby, May 8, Oklahoma Gazette) writes, “Is employment at Hobby Lobby conditional on agreement with the religious views of the owners? If it is not, then [Hobby Lobby’s] claim that their religious freedom would be violated by the ACA is nothing but a hollow pretense to religious superiority, taking the position that Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom is more important than the religious freedom of their employees.”
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Oklahoma’s mean Jesus


Robin Meyers
After three decades of ministry in Oklahoma City, the land of my birth and the home of so many resilient, creative and wonderful people, I have come to the conclusion that despite all our loving up on Jesus, we are not very religious.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014