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Saints on standby

posted: 01/14/2017 2:18 a.m. Discuss

For Laura Humphries, St. Mary Magdalene is like a friend she can turn to in a time of need.

Respect symbols, Hindus ask marketers

posted: 01/14/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Bathroom mats. Toilet seats. Shoes. Dog tags.

Tiny piece of Jewish history to go home

posted: 01/14/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

It is perhaps the most significant artifact documenting the arrival of Jews in the New World: a small, tattered 16th-century manuscript written in an almost microscopic hand by Luis de Carvajal the Younger, the man whose life and pain it chronicled.

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posted: 01/14/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

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Faith Matters: State's LGBQ parents face discrimination by health department

posted: 01/14/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: The Rev. Lowell Grisham, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, contributed to this column.

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posted: 01/14/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

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Reeling in the faithful

posted: 01/07/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

The Rev. Roderick Dwayne Belin, a senior African Methodist Episcopal Church leader, stood before a gathering of more than 1,000 ministers in a drafty Marriott ballroom in Naperville, Ill., last month and extolled the virtues of a Hollywood movie.

Scholars: Abbey's 'holy grail' of books at risk

posted: 01/07/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

It was filthy, cramped and in major disarray, but when art historian Eva Lindqvist Sandgren entered the library in Altomuenster Abbey, off-limits to all but the German monastery's nuns for more than five centuries, she immediately knew she was looking at a major treasure.

Positivism tradition is fading fast

posted: 01/07/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Neighbors from surrounding apartment buildings toss empty beer bottles through a gaping hole in the roof of the once-majestic church. Pigeons roam the cavernous nave, their excrement piling up on the floor. A watchman guards treasures from the thieves who prey on the city's derelict buildings.

Author Metaxas speaks at Harding

posted: 01/07/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series at Harding University in Searcy will feature Eric Metaxas as speaker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The lecture by The New York Times best-selling author will be held in Benson Auditorium. The event is free. No tickets are necessary.

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posted: 01/07/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

Faith Matters: Scripture: 'Love keeps no record of wrongs.'

posted: 01/07/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

My wife is terrific. She is funny, gracious and patient. Most of all she puts up with my madcap schemes and harebrained adventures. If I'm working on some crazy new invention, planning a high-risk vacation or throwing spears in the backyard, she is always encouraging (if not shaking her head in amusement). She didn't bat an eye when I drug home a 33-year old sports car that "just needs a little work."

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posted: 01/07/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

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