BY BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Saturday, February 02, 2013
2/02/13 at 2:45 AM
Demographics in religious life is one topic at series
Charles Kimball, director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma, and Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center will speak at the first session of the 30th annual Interfaith Trialogue Series.
The free session will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center, 2021 E. 71st St.
The topic will be "The Data Stream of Faith," dealing with trends and demographics in religious life in America.
The Rev. Bill Crowell, Trialogue chairman and associate minister at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, will moderate.
Sessions also will held 2-4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Peace Academy, 4620 S. Irvington Ave., on "High Touch Dialogue for Today"; and Feb. 17 at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave., on "High-Tech Global Dialogue."
An anniversary dinner will be held after the final session. For reservations ($20) or more information, call 918-583-1361 or email email@example.com.
The Tulsa Library Trust's Alfred E. Aaronson Lecture Series Endowment helps fund the event.
Biblical people of color are focus of conference
Living Waters Messianic Fellowship will present its eighth annual Conference of People of Color in the Bible during Black History Month.
Sessions will be in the Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday and Feb. 19 and 26.
The series will explore what the Scriptures, archeology and ancient history say about the heritage of men and women of color in the Bible.
Catholic Inquiry Sessions to teach about the religion
St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 4001 E. 101st St., will hold the first in a series of Catholic Inquiry Sessions at 7 p.m. Tuesday, in Room E-4.
The sessions are to explain Catholicism to people who want to expand their knowledge of Catholic beliefs and practices, or who have an interest in joining the faith.
Three leaders will direct the 90-minute sessions: Ginger Mikell, Gabi Ford and Janice Todd.
Church of England's art is topic of free lecture
Clare Haynes of the University of Edinburgh and currently the University of Tulsa's visiting Rita Bell and William H. Bell professor, will give a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium on the TU campus.
Her subject will be "Resisting Affinities: The visual arts and the Church of England since the Reformation."
She is expected to talk about a quiet revolution going on in the use of art in the Church of England, which is commissioning more art than at any time since before the Reformation.
Tulsa youths attending 2-day Believe conference
Junior high school students are attending Christ in Youth's Believe conference this weekend at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center.
The two-day conference is part of a 12-city tour that offers music, drama and age-specific messages.
The main speaker is Danny Curry, spiritual development minister at Park Chapel Christian Church in Greenfield, Ind.
Artist Eric Samuel Timm will perform during main sessions.
School of Apologetics offering class on Bible
Class One of the Tulsa School of Apologetics and Practical Theology will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 12 at Church at BattleCreek, 3025 N. Aspen Ave., Broken Arrow.
Jim Burkett is director and primary instructor in the school. Class One deals with evidence for the reliability of the Bible.
For registration and details, go to tulsaworld.com/apologetics
KOTV anchor will talk about surviving cancer
LeAnne Taylor, KOTV "Six in the Morning" anchor, will share her personal story of breast cancer survival at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow's "A Healthier You" forum.
The forum will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at the church, 100 W. Albany St., Broken Arrow.
It will include a light breakfast in the church's student center, followed by presentations from three Tulsa-area medical professionals, and a question-and-answer session.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased Monday by calling 918-258-4575.
Roots & Wings conference features three speakers
First Presbyterian Church, 709 S. Boston Ave., will host its second annual Roots & Wings Mini-Conference on Friday and Feb. 9.
The conference is for children's and youth ministry leaders and workers, pastors, and anyone else interested in young people.
Three nationally known speakers will address the conference: Larry Fowler with Awana; Damon DeLillo with Mission Church in Ventura, Calif., and Gospel Light; and Denise McKinney of Metro Christian Academy.
The conference will be held from 5:30 p.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday.
Register online at tulsaworld.com/rootsandwings
Charles Kimball: He will participate in the Interfaith Trialogue Series
LeAnne Taylor: The KOTV morning anchor will take part in a health forum in BA.