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Breaking the evangelical mold

posted: 07/30/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

It was just another day on the media circuit for Lecrae, a 36-year-old Atlanta rapper with a Grammy Award under his belt and a best-selling book to promote.

Pair fund NW children's hospital chapel

posted: 07/30/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Robin and Gary George of Springdale have donated $1 million to finance a chapel at Arkansas Children's Northwest.

Survey: Projects help sell churches

posted: 07/30/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

A new survey by LifeWay Research shows that people who don't go to church are open to helping out with community service projects or attending concerts and sports events at a house of worship.

ON RELIGION: Church defines marriage in biblical terms

posted: 07/30/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Couples looking for a wedding venue in Albuquerque, N.M., used to be able to consider the modern, high-tech facilities at Desert Springs Church. That was then, before the word "marriage" became a legal landmine.

Back to School events at church

posted: 07/30/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Saint Mark Baptist Church is hosting a "Back to School Week" featuring several free events for students, parents and law enforcement from Wednesday through Aug. 6. All events will be at the church, 5722 W. 12th St. in Little Rock.

Religion Calendar

posted: 07/30/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT St. Paul Baptist Church, 2603 Commerce St., will honor Mary Coates with a musical celebration featuring performances by local groups at 6 p.m. Aug. 6. (501) 375-0675.

University offers fall class in Jewish languages

posted: 07/30/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Hasta la vista! A Spanish term for goodbye, literally translated as "until the next sighting."

Local notes

posted: 07/30/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTON COUNTY First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, presents “Songs of Hope — Hymns of Inspiration” performed by Pamela Pittman at 3 p.m. Sunday. Sharon Golaway will provide accompaniment. A reception follows.

Stunning structures

posted: 07/23/2016 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: This is the second part in a two-part series.

Vatican steps up defense of pope's 'Joy of Love'

posted: 07/23/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican is striking back at conservative critics of Pope Francis' landmark document on family life, increasing its defense of the pope with new vigor as bishops begin implementing the document around the world.

Religion Calendar

posted: 07/23/2016 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Gospel duo Lewis and Lewis will sing during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St., Jacksonville.

On Religion: 'Utah compromise' a start, but road still bumpy

posted: 07/23/2016 3:10 a.m. Discuss

From the start, the "Utah compromise" on religious liberty and key gay-rights issues had that special sex appeal that made news.

Faith Matters: Faith Matters: Go bowling

posted: 07/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Our recent family vacation to Colorado was a madcap adventure. The weather was beautiful, and we actively enjoyed the mountains and wilderness. About half-way through our trip, I asked my youngest, "We've gone backpacking, mountain-biking, four-wheeling and whitewater-rafting -- what would you like to do next?"

Service planned to memorialize couple's ministry

posted: 07/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

J.W. Depew and his wife, Ethel, donated family inheritance and land to build a new church in the 1980s in Greenland. Today, membership of that congregation -- which has evolved into Grace Evangel Chapel -- will celebrate the couple's life of ministry. Ethel (Fulbright) Depew died in 2013 at age 85. J.W. died in February at 96. Sunday would have been their 70th wedding anniversary.

Local notes

posted: 07/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, presents “Songs of Hope — Hymns of Inspiration” performed by Pamela Pittman at 3 p.m. July 31. Sharon Golaway will provide accompaniment. A reception follows.

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