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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.

Sisters in dialogue

posted: 10/25/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Two women, a Christian and a Muslim, are hoping their friendship will inspire others to move past fear and get to know one another. They've started a Christian Muslim Dialogue program and are speaking at churches and mosques and to other groups about each faith's views on Jesus, women, violence and prayer and meditation.

Book is 'field guide' to seeing sacred all around

posted: 10/25/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Barbara Mahany sees the sacred almost every time she steps out her door. She finds the divine while puttering in her garden or tiptoeing outside just before dawn to look at the stars before the morning sun burns its way into the sky.

Snapshots of Jesus

posted: 10/18/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

His photographs have appeared in the glossy pages of Vogue, GQ and Elle, but after decades in the fast-paced world of fashion photography, Michael Belk gave it all up to focus on a new muse -- Jesus.

Family, ducks, Bible

posted: 10/11/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Long before the Robertson clan of A&E's Duck Dynasty achieved reality TV fame, faith played a starring role in the life of the family.

Kerusso makes items as Left Behind tie-ins

posted: 10/11/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Berryville-based Christian apparel company Kerusso is offering an exclusive line of products for the movie Left Behind, now in theaters. As the official apparel partner for the film, the company is offering T-shirts, tumblers, a hat and a pair of wristbands.

Priest ousted on complaints of misconduct

posted: 09/30/2014 2:59 a.m. Comments 2

The Rev. James Melnick has been permanently removed from ministry by Bishop Anthony Taylor of the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock over allegations of sexual misconduct with adults -- behavior the bishop referred to as predatory.

All God's creatures

posted: 09/27/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Americans love their pets. Last year, according to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners spent more than $58 billion on their pets, from buying food and supplies to paying for veterinary care and grooming. So it's no surprise that those furry, feathered and scaly friends that are lavished with such attention have a special day at church each year -- St. Francis Day.

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