BY BILL SHERMAN World Staff Writer
Saturday, March 02, 2013
3/02/13 at 3:20 AM
Injured ORU graduate recovering, writing book
Hannah Luce, an Oral Roberts University graduate who was badly burned in the May 11 crash of a small airplane that killed her four companions, is making progress in her recovery, her father Ron Luce reported in his blog.
"She's endured months of real struggle and excruciating pain, but she's finally done with physical therapy," he said.
"In fact, she's exercising quite a bit and getting into really good shape. She's still feeling some nerve pain because of the skin grafts that cover 30 percent of her body."
She is starting a foundation called Mirror Tree to help people who have suffered traumatic events and are living in refugee camps around the world, he said.
She also is writing a book that details the accident and the process of recovery.
Killed in the crash were recent ORU graduates Stephen Luth, Luke Sheets and Austin Anderson, and also Garret Coble, a former instructor in the ORU College of Business.
They were flying from Tulsa to an Acquire the Fire youth event in Iowa.
Ron Luce is the founder of the ministry that sponsors Acquire the Fire youth events.
Former NFL coach Dungy to speak in Tulsa
Tony Dungy, one of three men to win Super Bowls as both a player and a head coach, will speak in Tulsa at a fund-raising dinner for Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma City.
Dungy was the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl, and coached teams that made the playoffs each of his last 10 seasons.
He is an NBC sports analyst and the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of "Quiet Strength" and "Uncommon."
The Green and Gold Gala will be held at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Tulsa Convention Center.
Cost for the Gala is $150 per ticket, which includes dinner. Of that price, $90 will go toward OBU scholarships as a tax-deductible gift to OBU. For individual tickets or tables, go to www.tulsaworld.com/dungy
Princeton professor to offer lecture at TU
John R. Bowlin, with the Department of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, will deliver the Snuggs Lecture for the Philosophy and Religion Departments at the University of Tulsa.
He will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the OneOK Room, Helmerich Hall on the topic, "Covenants and Requirements: How Grace Becomes Law."
Bowlin is the Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Associate Professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life at Princeton.
He specializes in Christian ethics, moral philosophy, social ethics and criticism, and the history of moral theology.
Rev. Goldsmith begins service at new church
The Rev. Michael Goldsmith, former senior pastor of The Assembly in Broken Arrow, will preach Sunday as the new pastor of Timber Ridge Assembly of God, 30095 S. 4120 Road in Catoosa.
An ordained Assemblies of God minister, he has a degree in biblical studies from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, and a master's degree from Oral Roberts University.
Goldsmith led The Assembly from 1998 until 2008, a period in which the church tripled in attendance to 1,500 and relocated from downtown Broken Arrow to a $10 million facility on 40 acres in south Broken Arrow.
He has been pastor and youth pastor of First Assembly of God in Siloam Springs, Ark., and active in missions.
Services times are Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.