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Finding Pearle

posted: 05/19/2018 2:50 a.m. Discuss

A Chinese-English Bible that belonged to United Methodist missionary Pearle McCain is splashed throughout with notes in the margins and additions to the text where she thought it necessary.

Evangelical journalist finds his calling in D.C.

posted: 05/19/2018 2:49 a.m. Discuss

It was the morning after another revelation about President Donald Trump and a $130,000 payment to a pornographic film star, and dozens of reporters crowded into the White House Rose Garden seeking answers. When one of them shouted a question about the payment, the president simply walked away.

On Religion: Author: Gen. Lee accepted defeat as God's will

posted: 05/19/2018 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Soon after the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to Union forces, Gen. Robert E. Lee wrote to one of his spiritual advisers while wrestling with the pain of this great defeat, but also with a lesson that he had learned.

Franklin Graham shares some lessons from 'America's Pastor'

posted: 05/19/2018 2:48 a.m. Comment 1

Before the 2016 elections, Billy Graham's son went to the evangelist's mountain home, seeking advice before a 50-state tour to pray with Christian voters.

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Faith Matters: Dawn to dusk

posted: 05/19/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

During the first 13 years of his ministry, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be on him.) emphasized the oneness of God, and emanating therefrom, the equality of mankind. He taught them ways to worship God and perform deeds that endear one to him. Thus, taking care of the poor and the downtrodden, the orphans and the slaves -- that had the characteristics of the Prophet himself -- became part and parcel of the nascent Muslim culture. Islam struck at the core motive force of the then-Arabian society in which power, prestige and the right to exploit the weak belonged to those who could snatch it. Muslims were, therefore, subjected to extreme violence and persecution. The prophet taught them perseverance in the face of such tyranny. That was their recipe for self-purification and spiritual enlightenment.

Atom and Eve: Professor who believes that God created the universe — every particle of it — shares thoughts in Little Rock

posted: 05/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Particle physicist Michael Strauss was at one time headed to seminary school, or so he thought.

Magazine: Bible a 'book you don't have to read'

posted: 05/12/2018 1:49 a.m. Comment 1

It's a sign of the times when a major magazine can tell its readers it's okay to ignore the Bible.

High church Catholics meet high fashion at the Met

posted: 05/12/2018 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Vatican officials lingered over images of Balenciaga evening coats, Madame Gres capes and the Schiaparelli gown embroidered with the keys of St. Peter -- pieces that clearly referred to the familiar silhouettes of their ecclesiastical and monastic garments -- but passed on the more risque looks.

On Religion: Churches wrestle with divorce, domestic abuse

posted: 05/12/2018 1:48 a.m. Discuss

It's a fact of life for clergy: They never know when ordinary conversations will turn into potentially tense encounters that some believers consider "counseling."

Religion News Briefs: Activist speaks about new book

posted: 05/12/2018 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Activist and lecturer John Dear will speak about his latest book, They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 12415 Cantrell Road, after which he will be sign books.

Religion Calendar

posted: 05/12/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

For Women’s Day, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 600 N. Cedar St., North Little Rock, will have a brunch at 10 a.m. May 19 and services at 8 a.m. with guest Barbara Butler and at 11 a.m. with guest Christine Dotson Jones May 20. The theme is “Women of Faith: It’s Your Time. It’s Your Season.” (501) 374-9948.

Local notes

posted: 05/12/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Glory Bound Baptist Church in Goshen, 430 Oxford Bend Road, presents several guest speakers through the month. The Stevens Family from Oklahoma speaks at the 11 a.m. morning service Sunday; a speaker from Gideon's International for the morning and 6 p.m. evening services May 20; and Larry Mitchell at the morning and evening services May 27.

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