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Sun of God: Their beliefs on the solar eclipse differ, but people of all faiths agree it’s heaven-sent

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On Monday, Pradeep Reddy, a pediatrician in Carbondale, Ill., will eagerly await the sight of the solar eclipse, which he expects will be an awe-inspiring scientific spectacle.

NEWS BRIEFS

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Church to appeal ruling on land sale

More Americans choosing cremations over burials

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NEW YORK -- An envelope was in Carmen Rosa's desk in her apartment in Co-op City in the Bronx -- an envelope that she had instructed her son not to open until after she died. Inside were more instructions, and they left her son, Alfredo Angueira, flabbergasted.

On Religion: Preacher/ex-ballplayer, 92, gives sermon on race

posted: 08/19/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

When the Rev. William Greason tells his own story, he stresses that God gave him the ability to throw a baseball, but that that gift wasn't what mattered the most -- because his true home was a pulpit.

Texas pastors tending to frightened illegals in their flocks

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HOUSTON -- On one of his recent visits to the home of an immigrant family, Julio Barquero asked everyone sitting in the living room to stand and join hands. They formed a circle, closed their eyes, and prayed.

Religion Calendar

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SPECIAL EVENTS Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 600 N. Cedar St., will hold a Men’s Day with speaker Tyrone Broomfield at 8 a.m., Benny Johnson at 11 and William Robinson at 3 p.m. Sunday. (501) 374-9948.

FAITH MATTERS: Reform or resurrect

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I was recently appointed the "temporary stated clerk" of the Presbytery of Arkansas. What that means is that I have transitioned from pastoral ministry to the bureaucracy of my denomination. This position fits my personality because I am on the front line to respond with needed advice and resources when a church needs assistance. And it also allows me to critique the structures of "the church" from the inside rather than pointing fingers at what "they" should -- or should not -- be doing.

Local Notes

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WASHINGTON COUNTY

Rogers church celebrates 136 years, 20 in building

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"I'm there every Sunday. I love being part of Central."

Changing troops: American Heritage Girls offers alternative to Girl Scouts

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Five years ago, Jennifer Walker and her family were new to the Benton area and she was looking for an activity she and her 6-year-old daughter could do together while serving others.

Religion News Briefs

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Mormon leader excommunicated

'Mother Mary' called to minister to women

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The subject was the Biblical book of Joshua, but the Rev. Mary Fowler sounded like she was doling out dating advice.

On Religion: Pastor/author: Mentally ill need medicine, ministry

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There was good news and bad news in LifeWay research that studied whether Protestant churches in America were ready to minister to people with mental illness.

Religion Calendar

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SPECIAL EVENTS Abundant Life Family Worship Center, 100 Southeastern Ave., Jacksonville, will hold an Ushers Anniversary Celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday with speaker Lou Turner. (501) 241-0210.

Image, visible. God, invisible.

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Members of St. Mary Catholic Church in Siloam Springs might feel just a little bit closer to their Christ this week. The church unveils three sculptures that will be dear to the hearts of members.

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