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Christie Storm

Religion Editor

Religion Editor

Recent Stories by Christie Storm

Tuning in to CAROLS

posted: 12/20/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Carols are a familiar part of worship services during Advent and Christmas, and many of the most beloved Christmas carols have ancient origins or roots in other countries.

'Blue Christmas' services provide comfort

posted: 12/20/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

For those grieving the death of a loved one or struggling through divorce or job loss, Christmas can be a difficult time. Some churches in Arkansas are offering special worship services for those who find the season less than jolly.

Hanukkah events to feature mentalists

posted: 12/13/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday known as the Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Tuesday and this year's celebrations in Arkansas include public menorah lightings, latke potlucks and a number of other events.

Bishop's visit caps church anniversary

posted: 12/06/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be in Little Rock this weekend to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Christ Episcopal Church.

Cloud of witnesses

posted: 12/06/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

When Mike Skinner worships at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Springdale, he's surrounded by the saints.

Spiritually covered

posted: 11/29/2014 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Christmas is nearing and that means it's time for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's annual selection of books ideal for gift giving. This year's list includes 10 books on a variety of topics related to religion and spirituality, such as an examination of miracles, a look at the enduring popularity of C.S. Lewis and an exploration of black sacred music. That's where we'll start:

Monk's orphanage helps educate girls

posted: 11/29/2014 3:18 a.m. Comment 1

The Interfaith Center at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Little Rock recently held a series of events with Lama Tenzin Choegyal, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, to raise awareness of his work with orphans.

Church forum to confront mental illness taboos, stigma

posted: 11/29/2014 3:18 a.m. Comment 1

Park Hill Baptist Church of North Little Rock is taking on a once taboo topic for many churches -- mental health. The church is hosting a forum, "Changing Attitudes: The Church and Mental Health," at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Blessed are those who mourn

posted: 11/15/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

In a little more than a year's time Cheryl McCullough lost three loved ones. Her son, Tom, died of leukemia at the age of 45 in February 2011. Fifteen months later her beloved husband, Jack, died unexpectedly. Two weeks later her mother, Helen, passed away.

For the faithfully departed

posted: 11/01/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

The first days of November are a time when many churches remember the dead. All Saints' Day, which is today, is followed by All Souls' Day on Sunday. The first is a time to celebrate all the Christian saints, while the second is a day to remember all of the departed.


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