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Thanksgiving all year

posted: 11/18/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Thanksgiving is Thursday, but volunteers at the food pantry of Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock have been handing out food associated with the day of gratitude and abundance for three weeks.

Guards, concealed guns deployed to protect churches

posted: 11/18/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Before the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, there was the church massacre in Charleston, S.C. It was enough to make the Rev. John Darsey think that his young Georgia church needed a security plan -- one that involved defenders with firearms.

NEWS BRIEFS

posted: 11/18/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

EPA gives grant to state nonprofit

On Religion: Sheepdog Seminars teach churches about security

posted: 11/18/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

When Jimmy Meeks reached Sutherland Springs, Texas, First Baptist Church was screened off as a crime scene as experts investigated the Sunday morning massacre that claimed 26 lives.

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posted: 11/18/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

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Don't shatter dreams

posted: 11/18/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

As I write this sentence, I am sitting in a narrow glass-enclosed section of the Starbucks on Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. It is a favorite place, a protected location amidst the bustle of heavy foot traffic, Uber drivers and bike couriers. There is a similar space in Fayetteville: a front corner chair at Mama Carmen's, also glass-enclosed, in which I am re-typing my notes for this column. Both spaces offer calm in the midst of movement, quiet access to chaos.

Local Notes

posted: 11/18/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

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We shall overcome

posted: 11/11/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

OAK CREEK, Wis. -- The worshippers, hundreds of them, had gathered Sunday for the afternoon meal in the vast, bright dining hall at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, just as they do every Sunday.

Religion News Briefs

posted: 11/11/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Reconciliation topic of assembly

Musician to play benefit for family-help groups

posted: 11/11/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock musician and songwriter Jason Truby has written the title track to the 1999 movie The Matrix Reloaded soundtrack and is a former guitarist for the rock group P.O.D., but there is one thing he never wants to see on the list of things he has done.

On Religion: Use of 'Christianese' divides believers, others

posted: 11/11/2017 1:52 a.m. Comments 3

After the stunning news from First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, House Speaker Paul Ryan joined the online chorus of Americans offering support.

Religion Calendar

posted: 11/11/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 1700 S. State St., will celebrate its 148th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday with guest Brian Dodson. (501) 374-0485.

Peace, love, safety

posted: 11/11/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Perhaps you've heard of Roy Sullivan. He was a park ranger at Shenandoah National Park for 35 years. Roy Sullivan has the unique distinction of being the only human being in recorded history to be struck by lightning seven times -- and survived. What are the odds? But even more interesting was what happened on Saturday morning, June 25, 1977. Sullivan was fishing for trout when he was struck by lightning as he stood in the river. As he staggered to shore with his clothes smoldering, HE WAS ATTACKED BY A BEAR! That was a very bad day -- even for him.

Local Notes

posted: 11/11/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

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