Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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Christian nonprofits need your support at Christmas


This has been a tough year for nonprofit organizations. When hurricanes hit South Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other places, Americans responded with donations of money, goods and personal service. It was the right thing to do and it’s what Americans have always done. We are the most generous people on the planet. But here’s […]

Oklahoma needs to win TCU rematch to make the playoff


There is a lot at stake in Saturday’s game between No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 12 TCU in the Big 12 Championship game in Arlington, Texas. A win by OU (11-1, 8-1 in the Big 12) would virtually guarantee the Sooners a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff. The Big 12 was shut out […]

Why would anyone want to shop on Thanksgiving Day?


Let’s face it – buying Christmas gifts is work. Many years ago, some stores started opening at 6 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving. That is now called Black Friday. There were only two good reasons to get up that early on a holiday to go shopping. One was if you wanted an item that […]

OU clinches a spot in the Big 12 title game; WVU next


Will having a Big 12 Championship game help or hurt No. 3 Oklahoma? The Sooners (10-1, 7-1 in the Big 12), who sit alone atop the conference standings, play West Virginia (7-4, 5-3) at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in Norman. Last Saturday, OU swept past Kansas 41-3 while the Mountaineers fell to Texas, 14-28, in West […]

Guess what happened on November 16 in years past?


I landed on this planet (I was born) 64 years ago on November 16, 1953. That also happens to be Oklahoma Statehood Day because we became a state in 1907. I’ll be honest. I don’t remember anything that happened in 1953 (hey, I was a baby). But thanks to the Internet, I have found some […]

No. 3 OU could be just three wins away from the playoff


Things are looking good for No. 3 Oklahoma. By dispatching then-No. 6 TCU 38-20 Saturday night in Norman, the Sooners (9-1 overall, 6-1 in the Big 12) stand alone atop the Big 12 Conference standings. “We’re getting better and better,” said OU quarterback Baker Mayfield. “We’re getting better at the right time of the year. […]

Abortion abolitionists want to end the holocaust now


In 19th Century America, a group of Christians decided that human slavery violated Biblical principles (all men are created equal). They sought to abolish slavery immediately and that didn’t set well with many Americans who didn’t think of black people as fully human. The slave owners had come to depend upon not only the economic […]

It’s Top 10 matchup for No. 5 OU vs. No. 8 TCU


Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield came back for his senior season because he wanted to win a national championship. Mayfield and the Sooners took a big step toward that goal with a 62-52 Bedlam victory over Oklahoma State in Stillwater Saturday. But the No. 5 Sooners have no room for error in order the reach the […]

The OU Baptist Student Union had a big impact on me


In the fall of 1973, I transferred from Tulsa Junior College (now Tulsa Community College) to The University of Oklahoma. Freshmen were required to live in the dorms but since I was a sophomore transfer, I rented an apartment with a friend from my church in Tulsa. The three-story apartment house, which originally was a […]

Bedlam: Winner gets a leg up on a Big 12 title game


The eyes of the college football world will be focused in Stillwater as No. 8 Oklahoma battles No. 11 Oklahoma State in the annual in-state Bedlam game. OU and OSU are tied with TCU and Iowa in first place in the Big 12 Conference with 4-1 league records. OU and OSU are both 7-1 overall […]