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Christie Storm

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Pause for reflection

posted: 09/05/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

It had been years since the Rev. Debbie Freeman had taken a sabbatical.

9/11 gathering to foster unity

posted: 09/05/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

For the fourth year in a row, the Interfaith Center and the Arkansas House of Prayer are hosting a prayer event meant to foster interfaith relations.

Divine intervention

posted: 08/29/2015 4:33 a.m. Comment 1

Jarrod Russell first visited an Orthodox Christian church about 20 years ago. For Russell, who was brought up in a Southern Baptist home, the worship service at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock was different from any he had experienced before.

Pricking the heart

posted: 08/22/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

For the Rev. Becca Stevens, the thistle is much more than a bothersome weed. She sees the prickly plant as a metaphor for the women she ministers to and works alongside at Thistle Farms in Nashville, Tenn.

Back-to-school blessing

posted: 08/15/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

As students prepare for the first day of school -- some with excitement, some with trepidation -- churches are offering prayers and support, including the increasingly popular blessing of the backpacks.

LR rabbi joins NAACP Washington march

posted: 08/08/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Rabbi Barry Block of Congregation B'nai Israel in Little Rock is joining rabbis from across the country this month in the NAACP's 860-mile march from Selma, Ala., to Washington.

Lessons through a lens

posted: 08/01/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Summertime and movies seem like a natural pairing, offering respite from the heat and a couple of hours of entertainment. At some Little Rock churches, movies offer more than laughter and tears. They can be a source of theological lessons.

Bless this food ...

posted: 07/18/2015 4:36 a.m. Discuss

Ah, the potluck -- that beloved tradition of church fellowship. Just the thought conjures up images of tables filled with prized family dishes like chicken spaghetti, broccoli and cheese casserole and scrumptious cakes and pies of all types.

Working toward 'loving disagreement'?

posted: 07/11/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Although same-sex marriage is now legal in the United States, the issue is far from settled within some of the nation's denominations. Some are standing firm in their opposition to gay marriage, while one voted after the court's decision to officially sanction such unions.

State gets first Jewish studies program

posted: 07/11/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Beginning next month, students at the University of Arkansas will be able to pursue a minor in Jewish studies. The new interdisciplinary program is part of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Berryville products get War Room tie-in

posted: 07/04/2015 2:02 a.m. Comment 1

Christian apparel company Kerusso has landed another movie deal.

Nonprofit to include foster care

posted: 07/04/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries has been ministering to children in Arkansas since 1894, and now the nonprofit organization is adding a foster care ministry.

After ruling, religious resistance still firm

updated: 06/27/2015 3:13 a.m. Comment 1

The three largest religious bodies in Arkansas say Friday's Supreme Court ruling hasn't altered their opposition to same-sex marriage.

Southern Baptists face challenges of a new era

updated: 06/14/2015 4:44 a.m. Comments 7

Southern Baptists will discuss the pending Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage and join together in prayer and worship during their annual meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.

Keeping the faith

posted: 06/13/2015 1:57 a.m. Comment 1

The Rev. Ronnie Floyd has logged a lot of mileage since his election as president of the 15.7- million-member Southern Baptist Convention last June.

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