Redeemed inmates are released to sing

Subscriber onlyAs he strokes the keys, Maurice Castillo remembers. Continue reading...

Modern mystery surrounds discovery in Jerusalem dig

Subscriber onlyAn enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts. Continue reading...

Mr. Rogers: His neighborhood was safe, loving

Subscriber onlyAmerica was divided, tense and angry in 1969, when Fred Rogers faced a U.S. Senate subcommittee poised to grant President Richard Nixon his requests for deep budget cuts for public broadcasting. Continue reading...

Let the sun shine in

Lutheran church creating its own energy

Subscriber onlyOne Northwest Arkansas church is doing its part to reduce its carbon footprint and make smart energy consumption choices that benefit the environment -- and save the church money. Continue reading...

Praying better days are ahead

Nothing in Bible says cage children

Subscriber onlyThe Bible has been quoted a lot in politics to support government policies that would make Jesus sick to his stomach. Self-righteous, hateful, mean-spirited leaders make policies that shock us, and then they use the policy as a bargaining chip to say, "OK, we'll do something a little more humane if you give us what we want (like a ridiculous and expensive wall)." And then they say that the Bible tells us to be lawful. But Jesus said, "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness." (Matthew 23: 27-28) Continue reading...

Local notes

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Faithists reborn

New York Kosmon Temple ditches Christianity, takes up forgotten 'bible' from 1800s written by dentist

Subscriber onlyThe New York Kosmon Temple has no stained-glass windows, crucifixes or sounds of gospel ringing from its doors. A banner with a shot of pink hangs outside the church with the cryptic message: "Faithists meet here." Small crystals jingle when the front doors swing open. Continue reading...

Orthodox Jewish comic demystifies his faith

Subscriber onlyThe conundrum of Jewish comedy today is this: How does a sensibility that has long benefited from its outsider status adjust to a world where it has not only assimilated into popular culture but also helped define it. Continue reading...

Religion News Briefs

Subscriber onlySynagogue wants ownership ruling Continue reading...

Four schools of thought emerge from cake ruling

Subscriber onlyThe Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America has long been a touchstone for gay spirituality, so it wasn't surprising that actor Andrew Garfield celebrated winning a Tony Award in the play's revival with remarks mixing faith and politics. Continue reading...

Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel was voice for millions

Subscriber onlyGena Turgel, who was half of an oft-told love story born in the Holocaust and whose barracks mates at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp included Anne Frank, died on June 7. She was 95. Continue reading...

Calendar

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Let's do it

Share with others what you have

Subscriber onlyI'm not sure I've ever met a family as in need of a vacation as we were. Continue reading...

Local notes

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Baptist group denounces sex abuse, misconduct

Subscriber onlySouthern Baptist Convention delegates adopted resolutions Tuesday that included condemning sexual abuse and misbehavior by members of the denomination. Continue reading...

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