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Category: Biblical Studies Stories

  • OC alumni and students in Acappella bring “Good News” to prisoners


    Oklahoma Christian University is proud of its extensive ties with Christian signing group Acappella. The group enjoyed a special experience performing for the second year in a row for an audience hungry for the Good News. Acappella performed at the Grimes Correctional Facility in Newport, Arkansas this week. “While it was bittersweet to see familiar faces from our prior visits, there's a sweet, sweet spirit in that place,” bass singer and OC employee Wes McKinzie said. A member of ...

  • Families from 43 countries attend Global Reunion 2014 at OC


    For the ninth year in a row, OC will host missionary and military families returning to the United States at Global Reunion 2014. The camp has doubled in size in the last two years with 150 participants from 43 countries on campus from July 23-27.  The camp is for children aged 13 and older who are known as Third Culture Kids, though parents are allowed to attend sessions as well. Directors Kent and Nancy Hartman, missionaries-in-residence at OC, give tools and resources to families that ...

  • OC up for 'Favorite College' honors in Readers' Choice Awards


    Oklahoma Christian University is a top 5 finalist in the “Favorite College” category in The Oklahoman’s Readers’ Choice Awards. You can vote for Oklahoma Christian once a day by going to http://newsok.com/readerschoice and clicking on the “Just For Fun” category tab toward the bottom of the page. It’s another chance to rally around our alma mater! Voting closes at midnight on Monday, June 23. Recognized as one of the best universities in the western...

  • OC faculty present at 2014 Christian Scholars Conference


    Members of the Oklahoma Christian University community participated in the 2014 Christian Scholars Conference last week at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Known as the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference, professors, graduate students and professionals present more than 100 peer-reviewed and generative sessions to advance scholarship, collaboration and engaged dialogue.  This year’s conference theme was "Leadership in the Academy, Religion and Civil Life." Key ...

  • OC launches 'grand experiment' with new campaign


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) kicked off June with a new fundraising initiative. “Thrive: The Complete Campaign” will raise approximately $30 million to fund near-term, high-impact projects in around 30 strategic areas by May 31, 2017. Unlike most university fundraising campaigns, Thrive had no silent phase and will be public from start to finish. “This is an exciting grand experiment,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Most ...

  • Salvador Cariaga: Turning tragedy into triumph


    Oklahoma Christian University graduate Salvador Cariaga (83) is the executive director of ministries for Shepherd’s Hill International. OC president emeritus Mike O’Neal (68) is on the board of trustees for the ministry, which includes the Give A Goat initiative in Salavdor’s home country, the Philippines. On November 7, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane, claiming almost 4,000 lives and injuring more than 12,000 people. In the ...

  • Peters picked for Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Dr. Doug Peters will be the first Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching in the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University (OC). Peters has 27 years of experience in ministry and preaching, including the last 13 years as the pulpit minister for North Davis Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas. He also has served churches in Abilene, Texas; Houston, Texas; and Birmingham, Alabama. Peters has been a guest preacher and teacher in more than 60 ...

  • Oklahoma Christian honors outstanding faculty, staff

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – At its spring commencement ceremony, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) presented four faculty members with awards for their outstanding accomplishments, service and leadership. Heath Jones and Jeff Simmons received OC’s Faculty Leadership Award; Jeff Price received the Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching Award; and Richard Wright received the Jack and Barbara Rowe Distinguished Scholar Award. Jones is a professor of music at Oklahoma Christian, where he ...

  • OC awards degrees at Spring Commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 198 undergraduate degrees and 39 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on April 25-26.The undergraduate ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Friday in OC’s Payne Athletic Center. The graduate ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.The undergraduate degree candidates, including 21 graduates from OC’s Honors Program, come from 28 states and 11 countries. They majored in...

  • OC expands to five colleges, appoints new deans


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will expand from three to five colleges beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year. OC’s five academic colleges will be the College of Biblical Studies, the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Natural and Health Sciences. “Our academic and leadership teams have been planning, praying and discussing how to build on OC’s ...

  • OC hosts noted authors for intergenerational faith event


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Two leading experts in spiritual development will be the featured speakers at the third-annual Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on April 1. John Westerhoff, author of the classic book, Will Our Children Have Faith?, and Holly Allen, author of Intergenerational Christian Formation: Bringing the Whole Church Together in Ministry, Community and Worship, will share their insights at this special event, which is free and open...

  • Renowned scholar N.T. Wright to speak at OC


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – One of the world’s premier theologians will speak at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) March 24-25.  N.T. Wright is a best-selling, award-winning author and professor who holds dual doctorates from Oxford University. He will lead a panel discussion on March 25 titled “Paul and the Faithfulness of God.” The event begins at 10 a.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.oc.edu/ntwright....

  • OC Olympic Connections


    Oklahoma Christian University is a destination point for students from all over the world who seek a quality education. In fact, students from 57 countries are currently enrolled at OC. Below is a list of the nations that competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics that have students at OC, along with the medal count for those nations. And while you're in the Olympic spirit, check out features about OC alumni Jennifer Ma and Jeff Bennett. Ma was a chief designer of the opening and closing ceremonies ...

  • OC maintains affordability with 2014-15 pricing


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After keeping undergraduate prices flat for three years, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has announced a small increase for 2014-15. OC’s cost of attendance will move to $25,790 per year (including tuition, room and board). That will represent a 3.26 percent increase over 2011-12, the last time Oklahoma Christian raised prices. Oklahoma Christian’s approach contrasts with the nationwide trend; according to the College Board, the average cost of ...

  • Oklahoma Christian hosts pioneers of integration


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host two members of the “Little Rock Nine” for a special event that is free and open to the public on Feb. 24. Carlotta Walls LaNier and Terrence Roberts were two of the nine teenagers who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 25, 1957. They were confronted by a hostile crowd and escorted by the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division on that historic day. “In the midst of one of ...