BY BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Saturday, September 01, 2012
9/01/12 at 3:33 AM
Tulsa School of Apologetics, Practical Theology to begin
The Tulsa School of Apologetics and Practical Theology, designed to equip church leaders to understand and present the intellectual proofs for the Christian faith, will begin Tuesday at the Church of Battle Creek, 3025 N. Aspen Ave., Broken Arrow.
Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 4.
School director Jim Burkett said instructors will focus on the scientific, historical, philosophical and archaeological evidences for the Christian faith.
To register go to www.tulsaworld.com/apologetics
Brother of Columbine victim to speak at Metro Christian
Craig Scott, brother of Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 near Denver, will give a public talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Metro Christian Academy, 6363 S. Trenton Ave.
Scott is in Tulsa with Rachel's Challenge, a ministry built on the writings and experience of his sister. He also will present programs for students at Metro.
Rachel's Challenge has visited thousands of schools and communities, addressing more than 16 million students, educators and parents.
Metro spokeswoman Clara Warrick said Metro is the first private school in Tulsa to initiate the violence-prevention program of Rachel's Challenge.
Baptist volunteers helping victims of Hurricane Isaac
More than 75 Oklahoma Baptist volunteers left Edmond on Thursday to help victims of Hurricane Isaac in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.
"We will help serve more than 100,000 meals in the coming days with our feeding units, providing shower units for victims and volunteers, clearing debris with our chain saw teams, ministering with our chaplains and assisting with medical personnel," said Sam Porter, disaster relief director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.
"We also have a child care operation and a 'mud out' team."
'Acts of Kindness' by church will include service projects
About 200 volunteers from Redeemer Covenant Church, 5415 E. 101st St., will tackle a variety of public service projects Sunday morning, part of their "Acts of Kindness" program.
They will paint benches in Hunter Park, make blankets for children at the Laura Dester Shelter, make cookie dough for families at the Hospitality House and lead worship at several nursing homes, among other projects.