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Divine intervention

Protestant led to Orthodox priesthood

Subscriber onlyJarrod 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. Continue reading...

Sephardic Ladino language library goes digital

Subscriber onlyDevin Naar wasn't hired at the University of Washington to teach Sephardic studies. The young scholar, only in his late 20s at the time, actually went to the university in 2011 to teach modern Jewish history. Continue reading...

Papal visit begetting mass rush for tokens

Subscriber onlyWarren Royal dreamed of a classier bobblehead pope. Continue reading...

Trump lures loosely labeled 'evangelical' voters

Subscriber onlyWhen it became clear that normal venues were too small, Donald Trump met his Mobile, Ala., flock in the ultimate Deep South sanctuary -- a football stadium. Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber onlyGospel group the Craguns will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. today at Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 10325 W. 36th St. Free. (501) 225-7631. Continue reading...

'Scroll of us'

Congregation Etz Chaim invites community to restore historic Torah

Subscriber only"The Torah reveals a beautiful way to aspire to and live a life of holiness through the various religious observances, ethical standards of conduct and justice, and the bounds of a civil society that God reveals in the Torah's words," said Rabbi Robert Lennick, spiritual leader of Congregation Etz Chaim in Bentonville. Continue reading...

NWA Local Notes

Subscriber onlyFirst Christian Church of Rogers (Disciples of Christ), 905 S. 13th, presents "Discover the Purpose of your Marriage," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12. Cost is $50, lunch included. Continue reading...

Nurse gains Hutterites' trust to aid colony

Subscriber onlyA spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens. Continue reading...

Human first, then Christian

Subscriber onlyThis past weekend during worship, I opened space in the sermon for a time of question and answer with the congregation. Continue reading...

Pricking the heart

Inspired by Thistle Farms, a sanctuary for victimized women takes root in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFor 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. Continue reading...

Nurse gains Hutterites' trust to aid colony

Subscriber onlyA spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens. Continue reading...

Net's 'faux news' continues to tempt believers

Subscriber onlyIt was a story guaranteed to inspire a blitz of mouse-clicks in social media in the days just after the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision proclaiming that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Continue reading...

Religion News Briefs

Subscriber onlySkeletons could be Inquisition victims LISBON, Portugal -- Portuguese researchers suspect that a dozen skeletons found in an ancient garbage dump were Jewish victims of the Inquisition more than 400 years ago. Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber onlyMUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 600 E. 24th St., will have a pre-anniversary musical in honor of its pastor Cleo Nellum Sr. and his wife, Valary, at 6 p.m. Aug. 29. Continue reading...

Christians wrestle with thoughts on death penalty

Subscriber onlyOn Monday evening, Nov. 25, 2005, Eric Nance was executed for the brutal murder of Julie Heath, a Malvern teenager. It was the last time Arkansas administered the death penalty. On the night Nance was executed, CBS news reports that about 30 people gathered outside the governor's mansion and sang "Amazing Grace" while holding candles. I wonder if those 30 people lit candles for Julie Heath. Continue reading...

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