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Greg Horton

Greg Horton is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Greg Horton

Appeals court OK’s pastor’s suit against Oklahoma license plate

By Greg Horton — June 17, 2013
(RNS) The pastor contends the image of the Native American compels him to be a “mobile billboard” for a pagan religion. A federal appeals court ruled the suit can proceed.

Why John Calvin is shaking things up for Southern Baptists

By Greg Horton — June 6, 2013
(RNS) Nearly 35 years after conservatives launched a takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention, a new divide over Calvinism threatens to upend the nation's largest Protestant denomination.

Churches under fire for using gun classes as outreach

By Greg Horton — December 19, 2012
PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (RNS) A few dozen churches around the country offer gun classes as a way to reach out to non-Christians and attract new members. But after the massacre at Sandy Hook, such classes are facing fierce criticism. By Greg Horton.

Okla. judge defends sentencing teenager to church even if it’s not legal

By Greg Horton — November 19, 2012

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (RNS) A district judge in Oklahoma who sentenced a 17-year-old boy to 10 years of church attendance is standing by his sentence as the right thing to do -- even if it may not have been the constitutional thing to do. By Greg Horton.

Pastor wanders streets in personal bid to understand homelessness

By Greg Horton — November 12, 2012

NORMAN, Okla. (RNS) Pastor Dustin Buff traded in his job, his house and his sense of security for a backpack, a Bible, a sleeping bag, one change of clothes, identification, and a cell phone for a 10-day personal quest to understand the plight of the homeless. By Greg Horton.


As Cornerstone wraps up, Wild Goose Festival takes off

By Greg Horton — June 21, 2012

(RNS) This summer will be the last call for Cornerstone, one of the oldest Christian music and arts festivals in the U.S. Yet as Cornerstone and its heavy metal lineup exit the stage, the young upstart Wild Goose Festival is doubling its size in only its second year. By Greg Horton.

Food Stamps a Hard Sell Among Ohio’s Amish

By Greg Horton — October 24, 2006
c. 2006 Religion News Service CLARIDON TOWNSHIP, Ohio _ Tim Taylor’s job calls for finding ways to distribute food stamps to the Amish in Geauga County. He might as well be trying to sell them cars. The horse-and-buggy crowd philosophically opposes the support program overseen by Taylor’s agency, the Geauga Department of Job & Family […]

Pastors Wonder If Flocks Can Answer `Da Vinci’s’ Gospel: With optional trims to 775 word

By Greg Horton — May 19, 2006
c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The success of “The Da Vinci Code” has led pastors and church leaders to ask concerned questions in the weeks leading up to the release of the movie version of Dan Brown’s novel. It’s the answers that are making them nervous. A lack of substantive education on church history, […]
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