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Divine intervention

posted: 08/29/2015 4:33 a.m. Comment 1

Jarrod Russell first visited an Orthodox Christian church about 20 years ago. For Russell, who was brought up in a Southern Baptist home, the worship service at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock was different from any he had experienced before.

Sephardic Ladino language library goes digital

posted: 08/29/2015 4:32 a.m. Discuss

Devin Naar wasn't hired at the University of Washington to teach Sephardic studies. The young scholar, only in his late 20s at the time, actually went to the university in 2011 to teach modern Jewish history.

Papal visit begetting mass rush for tokens

posted: 08/29/2015 4:32 a.m. Discuss

Warren Royal dreamed of a classier bobblehead pope.


Zig Ziglar has died

One of the world’s most famous motivational speakers has died. Zig Ziglar was 86 years old. Ziglar’s Facebook page describes him as “The Undisputed King of Motivation, Inspiration and Education.” ...


On Religion: Trump lures loosely labeled 'evangelical' voters

posted: 08/29/2015 4:30 a.m. Discuss

When it became clear that normal venues were too small, Donald Trump met his Mobile, Ala., flock in the ultimate Deep South sanctuary -- a football stadium.


posted: 08/29/2015 4:29 a.m. Discuss

Gospel group the Craguns will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. today at Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 10325 W. 36th St. Free. (501) 225-7631.

'Scroll of us'

posted: 08/29/2015 1:10 a.m. Discuss

"The Torah reveals a beautiful way to aspire to and live a life of holiness through the various religious observances, ethical standards of conduct and justice, and the bounds of a civil society that God reveals in the Torah's words," said Rabbi Robert Lennick, spiritual leader of Congregation Etz Chaim in Bentonville.

Religion: NWA Local Notes

posted: 08/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

First Christian Church of Rogers (Disciples of Christ), 905 S. 13th, presents "Discover the Purpose of your Marriage," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12. Cost is $50, lunch included.

Nurse gains Hutterites' trust to aid colony

posted: 08/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens.

Human first, then Christian

posted: 08/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

This past weekend during worship, I opened space in the sermon for a time of question and answer with the congregation.

Pricking the heart

posted: 08/22/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

For the Rev. Becca Stevens, the thistle is much more than a bothersome weed. She sees the prickly plant as a metaphor for the women she ministers to and works alongside at Thistle Farms in Nashville, Tenn.

Nurse gains Hutterites' trust to aid colony

posted: 08/22/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

A spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens.

On Religion: Net's 'faux news' continues to tempt believers

posted: 08/22/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

It was a story guaranteed to inspire a blitz of mouse-clicks in social media in the days just after the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision proclaiming that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

Religion News Briefs

posted: 08/22/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Skeletons could be Inquisition victims LISBON, Portugal -- Portuguese researchers suspect that a dozen skeletons found in an ancient garbage dump were Jewish victims of the Inquisition more than 400 years ago.


posted: 08/22/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 600 E. 24th St., will have a pre-anniversary musical in honor of its pastor Cleo Nellum Sr. and his wife, Valary, at 6 p.m. Aug. 29.

FAITH MATTERS: Christians wrestle with thoughts on death penalty

posted: 08/22/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

On Monday evening, Nov. 25, 2005, Eric Nance was executed for the brutal murder of Julie Heath, a Malvern teenager. It was the last time Arkansas administered the death penalty. On the night Nance was executed, CBS news reports that about 30 people gathered outside the governor's mansion and sang "Amazing Grace" while holding candles. I wonder if those 30 people lit candles for Julie Heath.




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