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  • Robert Redford in Talks to Play Oral Roberts in Film 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)

    05/22/2014 2:49:56 PM PDT · by windcliff · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5-21-14 | Tatiana Siegel
    Jonathan Demme is set to tackle the world of evangelical ministers with the film Come Sunday and is enlisting Robert Redford to play the late Oral Roberts. The film, which will be financed and produced by Endgame Entertainment (Looper), chronicles the true story of Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, Okla., who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. He loses everything and must rebuild his church and his family and find his own personal faith. Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace) is in talks to take on the starring role of Pearson. EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS:...
  • Former Marine Dies After Saving Friend From Burning Plane In Kansas Crash

    05/14/2012 5:44:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    News on 6 ^ | May 13, 2012 | Ashlei King
    Former Marine Dies After Saving Friend From Burning Plane In Kansas Crash May 13, 2012 Ashlei King, News On 6 Austin Anderson was a recent Oral Roberts University graduate and served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps. According to Aubrey Crawford, Anderson pulled Hannah Luce from the plane, but the smoke from the fire was too much for him. He died the next morning. Elizabeth was supposed to be on the plane, but backed out because of a "bad feeling" her father had, Crawford said. Tragic news hit the Oral Roberts University campus this weekend. A former...
  • In Search of Lennon’s Lost Letter to Oral Roberts

    03/10/2011 8:09:09 PM PST · by Palter · 12 replies
    This Land ^ | 07 Mar 2011 | Lindsey Neal
    In the early 1970s, Oral Roberts’ evangelical TV program was at a peak, with an estimated 37 million viewers. After each show, the ministry commonly received upwards of 500,000 letters. One of those letters in particular has since caught the world’s attention.On Friday, January 26, 1973, Roberts stood behind the podium at the Mabee Center and held up a sheet of paper to an audience comprised of his university students and faculty. Nobody could have expected the claim Roberts was about to make.“I hold in my hand probably one of the most unique letters or documents that I’ve ever shared...
  • Oral Roberts U. president to speak at local church

    09/24/2010 3:41:51 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010 | By Mercury staff
    The president of Oral Roberts University will be speaking at 422 Church's 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services on Sept. 26. Mark Rutland is the president of Global Servants and Oral Roberts, both based in Tulsa, Okla. He came to Oral Roberts from Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God in Lakeland, Fla., where he served as president. Rutland has founded ministries in Ghana and Thailand through Global Servants and his House of Grace in Chiang Rai, Thailand, houses more than 100 girls. Rutland was educated at the University of Maryland, Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta,...

    01/12/2010 5:40:21 AM PST · by urroner · 113 replies · 2,049+ views
    The Irish Times ^ | December 19, 2009
    Oral Roberts: MANY OF America’s televangelists have had more than their fair share of scandals involving sex, fraud and extremist politics. But Oral Roberts, who has died aged 91 of complications from pneumonia, always devoted himself to money – and, occasionally, God. He even justified his love of wealth with a biblical source. At the age of 29, he was a struggling part-time preacher with church pastorates in Oklahoma, and his college studies had not brought him a degree. He told the story of how he picked up his Bible and it fell open at the Third Epistle of John....
  • Measuring Oral Roberts' Influence

    12/18/2009 7:03:30 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 10 replies · 526+ views
    Grace To You ^ | December 18, 2009 | John MacArthur
    Oral Roberts died this week and the obituaries have been abuzz with analyses of his life and legacy. The USA Today headline summed up his contributions this way: "Oral Roberts brought health-and-wealth Gospel mainstream." The Los Angeles Times gave a similar snapshot of the man: "Oral Roberts dies at 91; televangelist was pioneering preacher of the 'prosperity gospel'" But Christianity Today's lead blogger, Ted Olsen, disagreed. He responded with a post titled "Why the Oral Roberts Obituaries Are Wrong." The long subtitle at the head of Olsen's post explained: "The 'faith-healer' (who hated the term) may have done much to...
  • Hundreds wait to get into service for Oral Roberts

    12/21/2009 12:16:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies · 508+ views
    AP ^ | 12/21/2009 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    TULSA, Okla. — Hundreds of people are waiting to get into the memorial service for evangelist Oral Roberts. Among the early arrivals for the afternoon service at Oral Roberts University were husband and wife Mark and Paula Sterns, alumni who flew from Dallas for the event. Mark Sterns says Roberts changed their lives forever, adding that 19 members of their families attended the university at some point. Roberts died last week in California at age 91. Roberts chartered ORU in 1963 as a place where Pentecostals could live, study and pray together. The school became the first Pentecostal university in...
  • The Death of Oral Roberts and Dimming of American Pentecostalism

    12/16/2009 3:23:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 55 replies · 1,332+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | December 16, 2009 | David Gibson
    Pentecostals have always been the red-headed stepchildren of American Christianity -- holy rollers who were known for speaking in tongues or laughing wildly and even barking like dogs while seized by religious ecstasy, or producing miracle healings on command and handling venomous snakes without fear. All of that was made possible, of course, by calling on the Holy Spirit -- yet was too embarrassing for sober-sided mainline Protestants and even hellfire Southern Baptists, and incomprehensible to the point of batty for Roman Catholics and other high-church folks. Or at least it was until Oral Roberts came along. Roberts, who...
  • Television evangelist Oral Roberts dies at 91

    12/15/2009 2:22:10 PM PST · by DBCJR · 49 replies · 1,177+ views
    Television evangelist Oral Roberts ... has died after suffering a weekend fall. He was 91. The Oral Roberts Ministries site Tuesday stated Roberts had been admitted to hospital on the weekend after a fall and had been suffering symptoms of pneumonia. "Oral Roberts was the greatest man of God I've ever known," his son Richard Roberts, who leads the ministry, said in a statement. "A modern-day apostle of the healing ministry, an author, educator, evangelist, prophet, and innovator, he was the only man of his generation to build a worldwide ministry, an accredited university, and a medical school. His name...
  • Oral Roberts Dies at 91

    12/15/2009 1:00:47 PM PST · by mentor2k · 121 replies · 2,746+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Dec 15, 2009 | Bill Sherman
    The Rev. Oral Roberts, the internationally known television evangelist and faith healer who founded Oral Roberts University, died Monday in Newport Beach, Calif. He was ­91. According to a release, his son, Richard, and daughter, Roberta, were at his side. Funeral services are pending. The often-controversial charismatic minister built Oral Roberts University, the now-closed City of Faith Medical and Research Center and the University Village Retirement Center in Tulsa.
  • Oral Roberts has died

    12/15/2009 12:40:09 PM PST · by 2Jedismom · 27 replies · 1,548+ views
    KOTV ^ | 12/15/2009
    <p>TULSA, OK -- Dr. Oral Roberts died Tuesday in Newport Beach, California due to complications from pneumonia.</p> <p>According to a news release from the family, his son, Richard, and daughter, Roberta, were at his side. The founder of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University was 91.</p>
  • BREAKING NEWS: Evangelist and university founder Oral Roberts dead at 91, spokesman says

    12/15/2009 12:38:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 326+ views
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  • Evangelist Oral Roberts Dies At Age 91

    12/15/2009 12:36:36 PM PST · by Victory111 · 73 replies · 3,217+ views
    News on 6 ^ | 12/15/09 | News on 6
    TULSA, OK -- Dr. Oral Roberts died Tuesday in Newport Beach, California due to complications from pneumonia. According to a news release from the family, his son, Richard, and daughter, Roberta, were at his side. The founder of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University was 91. The release says there will be a private family internment and that arrangements for a public memorial service in Tulsa will be announced soon. Here is the rest of the release: "Oral Roberts was the greatest man of God I've ever known," Richard Roberts said. "A modern-day apostle of the healing ministry,...
  • Lawsuit alleges ORU funneled $1B a year

    02/07/2008 6:47:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 127+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/08 | Justin Juozapavicius - ap
    TULSA, Okla. - More than $1 billion a year was inappropriately funneled through Oral Roberts University, a lawsuit by a former senior accountant at the scandal-plagued school alleges. Trent Huddleston claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Tulsa County District Court that he discovered an "unrestricted" account used to funnel "unusually large" sums of money through the university each month — which would exceed $1 billion on an annual basis — that wasn't used for any legitimate university purpose. He says he was discharged because school officials feared he would reveal that the account existed. Huddleston, who was hired in...
  • Embattled Oral Roberts President resigns

    11/24/2007 2:18:31 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 106+ views
    AP ^ | November 24, 2007
    TULSA, Okla. - For many, the resignation of Oral Roberts University's embattled president, Richard Roberts, seemed to be a question of when, not if, amid the financial scandal that hit the school nearly two months ago. Roberts, facing accusations in the lawsuit that he misspent school funds to support a lavish lifestyle, resigned Friday. "Those who have seen what we have seen won't have any surprise about the fact that Richard has stepped down," said attorney Gary Richardson, who brought a wrongful termination lawsuit against Roberts last month on behalf of three of the university's professors. "There was no option,...
  • **ALERT** Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty steps into leadership role at Oral Roberts University

    10/17/2007 3:12:08 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 1 replies · 145+ views
    Sources close to Cross Action News confirm that due to the current situation at Oral Roberts University Victory Christian Center Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty (Tulsa, OK) will step into the role as interim President. Also confirmed is Oral Roberts himself will return to the university as Chancellor.
  • Scandal brewing at Oral Roberts

    10/06/2007 3:43:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,389+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 6, 2007 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    TULSA, Okla. - Twenty years ago, televangelist Oral Roberts said he was reading a spy novel when God appeared to him and told him to raise $8 million for Roberts' university, or else he would be "called home." ADVERTISEMENT Now, his son, Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, says God is speaking again, telling him to deny lurid allegations in a lawsuit that threatens to engulf this 44-year-old Bible Belt college in scandal.Richard Roberts is accused of illegal involvement in a local political campaign and lavish spending at donors' expense, including numerous home remodeling projects, use of the university jet...
  • Oral Roberts University Lawsuit Filed (Via

    10/02/2007 12:24:52 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 15 replies · 1,115+ views
    Breaking Headlines regarding Oral Roberts University Lawsuit. On Tuesday, three former ORU professors will announce they are suing the university for what they claim to be misuses and abuses of assets by President Richard Roberts. The lawsuit will also allege the university violated its tax status by being involved in a political race, and will address reports of sexual harassment.
  • Gingrich wants $30 million to run

    09/20/2007 8:57:56 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 87 replies · 77+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2007 | LIBBY QUAID
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he still might run for president if supporters will pledge $30 million by November. "You can't bring all your good ideas if you don't have the resources to communicate," Gingrich told reporters Thursday at a breakfast in Washington. Gingrich is holding a national Internet-based workshop next week. Afterward, his top political adviser, Randy Evans, will spend October seeing if he can generate pledges of $30 million, which Gingrich said would be needed to compete with the leader in the GOP presidential money chase, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. On Nov. 1, if the pledges...
  • Oral Roberts Breaks His Hip in Fall

    03/25/2006 4:40:24 PM PST · by Borges · 47 replies · 1,165+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 3/25/06
    OKLAHOMA CITY - University founder and evangelist Oral Roberts fell and broke his hip, Oral Roberts University officials said Friday. Roberts, 88, broke his right hip Thursday night while on the way to the kitchen at his home near Palm Springs, Calif., according to a statement released by the university. Roberts was taken in an ambulance to a hospital, where he was expected to undergo surgery. His son, Richard Roberts, was informed by a physician that the hip injury was a clean break and a full recovery is expected, the release said. Roberts is widely known for his evangelistic crusades...