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Feast of freedom

posted: 04/23/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

The Jewish holiday of Passover, which commemorates the Jewish people's escape from slavery in Egypt, began at sundown on Friday. The holiday is one filled with ritual and symbolism, and it's more than a simple remembrance. Jews are meant not just to retell the story of the exodus, but to experience it as if they were actually present.

Author to speak about 'love flash mobs'

posted: 04/23/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

As a mother with three young children, Glennon Doyle Melton found herself overwhelmed.

On Religion: Is bipartisan, faithful friendship possible today?

posted: 04/23/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Early in his career in Congress, Democrat Tony Hall of Ohio had his politics worked out, but he wasn't sure how to combine them with the convictions of his Christian faith.

NEWS BRIEFS

posted: 04/23/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Pope asks migrants to forgive indifference VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is asking migrants to forgive what he says are societies’ “closure and indifference” toward them.

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posted: 04/23/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT The Philander Smith College Collegiate Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 9820 W. Markham St. General admission is $10. For tickets, call (501) 225-4286.

Open for worship: New synagogue welcomes people of all faiths

posted: 04/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Robert Lennick attached a mezuzah to the front door frame of a house in rural Lowell.

Faith Matters: I'm offended!

posted: 04/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

I'll admit that I'm easily offended. Profanity, harsh language, sexual jokes or ridicule ... making fun of someone else because of their cultural heritage, race, gender, sexual identity, faith perspective, physical appearance or mental capacity -- all of that offends me. I was brought up to be a "nice, Southern, Christian lady," and all of the above fit into the category of what shouldn't be tolerated in my world.

Local notes

posted: 04/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTON COUNTY First United Methodist Church in Rogers, 307 W. Elm St., presents Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr., resident bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, speaking about God’s creation during the 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sunday. He presents a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and a luncheon for questions and answers Monday. His presentation is titled The Sacrament of Creation: The Whole Earth Is Full of God’s Glory.

Resurrecting peace

posted: 04/16/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

It was a typical day at the shrine around what many believe is the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem's Old City. A Greek Orthodox choir sang inside a room facing the baroque structure. But the voices were drowned out when chanting Armenian priests and monks circling the shrine raised theirs.

Hungry swarm to 'blessed mosque'

posted: 04/16/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

They line up daily by the dozens in the breezy courtyard of a mosque just outside the Iraqi city of Irbil's main bazaar -- displaced people from across Iraq, hoping for a hot meal.

Analysis contests views on texts' age

posted: 04/16/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Israeli mathematicians and archaeologists say they have found evidence to suggest that key biblical texts may have been composed earlier than what some scholars think.

On Religion: Pope's marriage text looks at real-life 'messiness'

posted: 04/16/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Imagine that there is an active Catholic layman named "Bob" and that his complicated life has included a divorce or two.

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posted: 04/16/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT The Art Porter Singers will perform a concert of classics, hymns, anthems, spirituals and popular music at 5 p.m. Sunday at Cross Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1223 S. Cross St. (501) 375-1306.

Conversion: Historic record supports stories in New Testament, author says

posted: 04/16/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

"Paul of Tarsus is the second most important person in Christianity," stated the Rev. Paul Maier, a best-selling author and professor of ancient history at Western Michigan State University in Kalamazoo. "He's the co-founder of Christianity."

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posted: 04/16/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTON COUNTY Bella Vista Assembly of God, 1771 Forest Hills Blvd., sponsors a Spaghetti Fiesta and bake sale on Friday, with servings at 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $7.50, adults; $3, children ages 5-12; and free, children younger than 4.

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