Together apart

Mosque, church peacefully coexist as neighbors in Muslim-majority Indonesia

Subscriber only On a tree-lined side street in the Indonesian capital sits a colonial-era Protestant church with rustic wooden pews and stained-glass windows, and an antique pipe organ built into a large wall behind the altar. Continue reading...

Sisters of Siervas rock band like 'nun' other

Subscriber onlyEleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and-white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of electric guitar and a rock 'n' roll beat. Continue reading...

NEWS BRIEFS

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Editor fired for 'racist' headline set to be priest

Subscriber onlyWithin moments, what started as an ordinary late shift in the office at ESPN turned into one of the worst nights of Anthony Federico's life. Continue reading...

Donald purports that Trump is on spiritual journey

Subscriber onlyIt's impossible to win the GOP presidential nomination without making peace with millions of evangelical Protestants. Continue reading...

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Business of living is hard

Practice self-care and love for overwhelming times

Subscriber onlyWe live in a world that has become overwhelming. Continue reading...

Local Notes

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Declaring His name in song

Young Mormon missionaries from far, wide to spread Gospel in Arkansas mission’s “Come Unto Christ” musical concert series

Subscriber onlyThe missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Arkansas Little Rock Mission will present the concert series "Come Unto Christ: A Missionary Musical Tribute" throughout the state beginning Sunday in Conway. Continue reading...

Poll: Moral laxity reason for poverty

Subscriber onlyWhich is generally more often to blame if a person is poor: lack of effort on their part or difficult circumstances beyond their control? Continue reading...

In time of calamity, faith brings hope

Subscriber onlyAs investigators try to figure out why a 64-year-old man opened fire onto an outdoor concert crowd in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing at least 58 people and wounding hundreds more, some people of faith pondered a more eternal question: Why do terrible things to happen to innocent people? Continue reading...

Facebook as modern 'Court of the Gentiles'

Subscriber onlyIn Jerusalem's ancient temple of King Herod, there was an outer courtyard in which Greeks, Romans and non-Jews could gather to pray, pose questions and debate with any religious authorities willing to do so. Continue reading...

Prayer rally, talks on healing are set

Subscriber onlyThe Victory Over Violence Prayer Rally will be held Monday at War Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Little Rock. Continue reading...

Religion Calendar

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Lectio Divina inspires

Slow, deliberate reading yields connection to God

Subscriber onlyWhen we first joined St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, one of the supports for spiritual formation was a daily email from the rector, the Rev. Lowell Grisham, called "Morning Reflections." Each email provided a list of that day's lectionary readings, along with brief reflections from Lowell. This summer, the church began inviting interested parishioners to volunteer to take turns writing them. This involves reading that day's passage from the Old Testament, some Psalms, an Epistle and a reading from the Gospel, and then writing a paragraph or two of personal reflection. I signed up to write a "Morning Reflection" about once a month, and I am finding it a very interesting experience. Continue reading...

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