There are not many organizations these days that are able to create coalitions that cross partisan divides. But the Rev. Clark Frailey, pastor of Coffee Creek Church (Southern Baptist) in Edmond, OK, has found a way to do that on the issue of public education in Oklahoma. The Rev. Frailey is one of the founders of Pastors for Oklahoma Kids, which has done excellent work in a short time to keep faith leaders informed about legislative matters that affect ALL our public school children and families in Oklahoma, and to advocate with legislators for public education. Pastors for OK Kids participants run the theological gamut. Gary Peluso-Verdend interviewed Frailey.
When folks from around the country think of religion in Tulsa, they are likely to think about Oral Roberts University, Victory Christian, or Rhema Bible. But many don’t know about All Souls, the largest Church in the Unitarian Universalist Association and a potent progressive spiritual force in public life in Northeast OK. A recent documentary […]
A trip to the Southern Border. A nativity display on the church lawn. A chain-link fence. An act of contrition that is misunderstood. A signboard message connecting the words “Jesus” and “Migrant.” How it all became a national story during Advent and Christmas 2018. The Rev. Chris Moore, pastor of Fellowship Congregational Church in Tulsa […]
What leads a congregation to start what became Oklahoma’s first public partnership school, and what has been their experience with the venture? The Rev. Dr. Ray Owens, senior pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Tulsa, addresses these and other matters related to the Greenwood Leadership Academy. Links mentioned in the podcast: The Metcares Foundation, Greenwood […]
Welcome to the first podcast of Committing Faith in Public! This is the podcast for people who want to be inspired by individuals and communities of faith doing good work in public. Our guests tell stories of their work to weave a more just, kind, and diversity-inclusive society. Our first guest is the Rev. Shannon […]