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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.

Hall of memories

posted: 01/23/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

As Congregation Agudath Achim enters its 112th year of existence, members have only to walk the halls of the synagogue to relive the past.

Harry Connick's faith deep, not loud

posted: 01/09/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

He's a Grammy-winning singer, a popular actor and a judge on American Idol. Harry Connick Jr. is known for his jazz music and his roles in movies such as Hope Floats, Independence Day and Dolphin Tale. Less known is the role his Catholic faith plays in his life and career.

Feast of Theophany

posted: 01/02/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

As the 12 days of Christmas come to an end, Orthodox Christians are preparing to celebrate the Feast of Theophany on Wednesday. The holy day commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, as well as the manifestation of the Holy Trinity. It also marks the beginning of Christ's public ministry.

Episcopalians, Baptists join to present Epiphany service

posted: 01/02/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Episcopalians in central Arkansas will participate in an Epiphany service on Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock. The Central Convocation Epiphany Service will begin at 6:45 p.m. with music by the choir of St. Mark Baptist Church of Little Rock.

Spotlight on 2015

posted: 12/26/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage was voted as the top religion news story of the year by members of the Religion Newswriters Association. And for the third year in a row, Pope Francis was picked as the top religion newsmaker of the year.

Christmas rush

posted: 12/19/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Christmas Eve is a big night for churches. The reverent services of candlelight and carols often draw the largest crowds of the year as regular churchgoers and those who otherwise never attend worship gather together.

Advent tradition

posted: 12/12/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

A Christmas Eve service from England has become a beloved tradition for many churches in Arkansas and around the country -- the Advent Service of Lessons and Carols.

Gifts of spiritual reading

posted: 12/05/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

It's time for the Democrat-Gazette's annual 12 Books of Christmas -- selections ideal for gift-giving. This year's list includes books on an array of subjects, including a Jesuit prayer guide, the benefits of silence, and the star of Bethlehem. That's where we'll start:

Menorah ceremony start of Hanukkah

posted: 12/05/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

A public menorah lighting ceremony on Sunday evening will mark the beginning of Hanukkah, as Jews across the state begin the eight-day celebration of the Festival of Lights.

Welcoming Advent

posted: 11/28/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

As shoppers rush to find gift-giving bargains and cheery carols blare from mall speakers, it might seem as if Christmas is already here. But for many Christians, the celebration of Christ's birth can't begin without first immersing themselves in Advent.

United in Thanksgiving

posted: 11/21/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

In addition to turkey, dressing, and hours of football, Thanksgiving has also become a popular time for adherents of various denominations and faiths to gather together to give thanks to God.

Interfaith library finds a church home

posted: 11/14/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Interfaith Arkansas has partnered with First United Methodist Church in downtown Little Rock to open an interfaith library. The library will be housed at the church, which is at 723 Center St.

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