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Bucking the party line

posted: 02/13/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Jim and Jeanne Slaughenhoup had a surprise for Hasan when they showed up at his Atlanta-area apartment recently.

Speaker's book asks, 'Where is God?'

posted: 02/13/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Author and religion scholar Diana Butler Bass will be the featured speaker during the "Insights: A Series of Lectures and Talks" program Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock.

On Religion: Culture, music combine to connect religions

posted: 02/13/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Like all veteran journalists who cover global religion news, Robert Moynihan of Inside the Vatican is accustomed to getting interesting emails from sources in interesting places.

Religion calendar

posted: 02/13/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT The Festival of the Senses at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, will feature a concert by pianist Neil Rutman at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Rutman will play a program of Bach, Schubert, Faure and Prokofiev. A meet-the-artist reception will follow. Admission is free. (501) 753-4281.

Praying the Scriptures

posted: 02/06/2016 2:57 a.m. Discuss

As the season of Lent begins next week, many Christians will give up something as a gesture of penitence. Others will delve more deeply into a spiritual discipline or take up a new one, such as fasting, journal writing or a specific prayer practice.

'Super Bold Sunday' packs meals for needy

posted: 02/06/2016 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Last year on Super Bowl Sunday, the Rev. Luke Conway surprised his congregation at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock with a meal-packing party in place of regular morning worship services. Conway had partnered with The Pack Shack, a Rogers-based nonprofit organization, to challenge members to put their faith into action by packing meals for those in need.

Exhibition looks at link connecting faith, tattoos

posted: 02/06/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

An exhibit exploring the intersection of faith and tattoos opens Sunday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Conway.

On Religion: 'Practicing' Christians divided on sexual mores

posted: 02/06/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

When pastors gaze out from their pulpits, they may want to imagine what would happen if they asked their flocks to respond to this statement: "As long as it's between consenting adults, any kind of sex is fine."

Religion News Briefs

posted: 02/06/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Pope salutes China in bid to mend ties VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has expressed admiration for China and has declined to criticize its longtime onechild policy in a bid to heal decades of estrangement between Beijing and the Holy See and open a new era of dialogue.

Talk and retreat set by Buddhists

posted: 02/06/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

The Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock will host a public talk, "Happiness and the Nature of the Mind," 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Hun Lye will discuss the nature of the mind and its relevance to contemporary life.

Religion calendar

posted: 02/06/2016 2:53 a.m. Discuss

SPECIAL EVENTS Asbury United Methodist Church, 1700 Napa Valley Drive, will have a free Ministry Fair from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday in Wilson Activity Center. The fair will offer information on Sunday School, volunteer opportunities, missions and classes. Brunch and refreshments will be provided. (501) 225-9231.

Reconciling in Christ: Fayetteville congregation recognized for welcome

posted: 02/06/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

"You all are a part of the Body of Christ," Anita Andres told the congregants Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. "We all are a part of God's creation."

Faith Matters: Faith Matters: Church fires with all pistons running

posted: 02/06/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

When I was in high school, my step-father -- oddly enough -- let me and my friend borrow his 1969 Jeepster Commando for a road trip. That's right, two 17-year-olds driving 500 miles to Colorado for a photography seminar.

Local notes

posted: 02/06/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON COUNTY First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, welcomes the Rev. Kris Crawford as transitional pastor during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. A reception follows.

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