BY BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Saturday, February 09, 2013
2/09/13 at 3:17 AM
'High-Touch Dialogue' is Trialogue session topic
The second session of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice's Trialogue Series will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Academy, 4620 S. Irvington Ave.
The topic will be "High-Touch Dialogue for Today."
Speakers will be Sister Jane Comerford, director of the Osage Forest of Peace; Don Pittman of Phillips Theological Seminary; Imam Arthur Farahkhan of the Muslim American Community of Tulsa; Priscilla Galstaun of the Islamic Society of Tulsa; Joli Jensen of Congregation B'nai Emunah; and Jeanne Jacobs of Temple Israel.
A 30th-anniversary dinner will be held after the last session Feb. 17 at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave. For reservations ($20), call 918-583-1361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead pastor at Woodland Acres Baptist installed
Woodland Acres Baptist Church, 5511 S. Harvard Ave., has installed the Rev. Kriss Haymes as its lead pastor.
Haymes was minister of youth and singles at the church from 1984 until 1987 and more recently worked as a church planter, starting Living Stones Baptist Church in Broken Arrow.
Pastor chosen for First Evangelical Lutheran
Bishop Michael Girlinghouse will install the Rev. Robert P. Martin as pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1244 S. Utica Ave., at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Martin, originally from the Detroit area, is a recent graduate of Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. He and his wife, Christy Martin, have a 3-year-old son.
Earlier Sunday, Martin will conduct a service of healing with laying on of hands at the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services.
History of Christianity professor to give lecture
Author Amy Oden, dean and professor of history of Christianity at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., will speak at the 2013 Barton Clinton Gordey Series at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave.
Her topic will be "Are You Spiritual or Religious? YES!"
The free public lectures will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday.
Oden is an Oklahoma native and former faculty member at Oklahoma City University and St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo.