Celebrating Pascha

This year, Orthodox Christians will observe Easter, ‘the holiday of holidays,’ tonight

Subscriber onlyIt has been almost five weeks since Christians around the world celebrated Easter, but for Orthodox Christians the celebration comes at midnight tonight. Continue reading...

Hindus use Buddhist chants to cut stress

Subscriber onlyNEW DELHI -- The bank executive, the book publisher and the social worker had one thing in common: Their hectic lives in the crowded Indian capital had become so chaotic and stressful, they've turned to chanting Buddhist mantras in search of calm. Continue reading...

Anniversary of bishops' abduction elicits appeal

Subscriber onlyOnce again, the Orthodox bishops of Aleppo ventured into the dangerous maze of checkpoints manned by competing forces along Syria's border with Turkey. Continue reading...

Bible No. 6 on list of disputed books

Subscriber onlyWhat do the Bible and Fifty Shades of Grey have in common? If you said nothing, sadly, you'd be wrong. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyThe Racy Brothers will perform a gospel concert at 6 p.m. today at Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 4571 U.S. 278 E., Selma. racybrothers.com. Continue reading...

NEWS BRIEFS

Subscriber onlyCuban archbishop Ortega resigns Continue reading...

Florida bishop speaks on God's creation

Florida bishop speaks on creation

Subscriber onlyOur God is the divine author, the master designer, the giver of life," said Bishop Kenneth Carter, who leads the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He spent last weekend in Northwest Arkansas, the featured speaker for the biannual Lewis Lecture Series at First United Methodist Church in Rogers. Continue reading...

Stories matter: Might be time to renew narratives for today's world

Might be time to renew narratives for today’s world

Subscriber onlyWhen I was in college, one of my buddies bought a "Mega Memory" course from a late night infomercial. After we stopped laughing at him, a few of us were curious enough to try it out. For a couple of weeks after that, we gathered in my dorm room to listen to the tapes. We dreamed of never having to study again. It didn't quite work out like we had hoped. Continue reading...

Local notes

Subscriber onlyHope Community Bible Church in Rogers, 5214 Village Parkway, presents Justin Peters speaking at 6:45 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Continue reading...

Feast of freedom

Jews remember flight from Egypt, slavery in rituals of Passover holiday, meal

Subscriber onlyThe Jewish holiday of Passover, which commemorates the Jewish people's escape from slavery in Egypt, began at sundown on Friday. The holiday is one filled with ritual and symbolism, and it's more than a simple remembrance. Jews are meant not just to retell the story of the exodus, but to experience it as if they were actually present. Continue reading...

Author to speak about 'love flash mobs'

Subscriber onlyAs a mother with three young children, Glennon Doyle Melton found herself overwhelmed. Continue reading...

Is bipartisan, faithful friendship possible today?

Subscriber only Early in his career in Congress, Democrat Tony Hall of Ohio had his politics worked out, but he wasn't sure how to combine them with the convictions of his Christian faith. Continue reading...

NEWS BRIEFS

Subscriber onlyPope asks migrants to forgive indifference VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is asking migrants to forgive what he says are societies’ “closure and indifference” toward them. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyMUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT The Philander Smith College Collegiate Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 9820 W. Markham St. General admission is $10. For tickets, call (501) 225-4286. Continue reading...

Open for worship: New synagogue welcomes people of all faiths

New synagogue welcomes people of all faiths

Subscriber onlyRobert Lennick attached a mezuzah to the front door frame of a house in rural Lowell. Continue reading...

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