Sun of God: Their beliefs on the solar eclipse differ, but people of all faiths agree it’s heaven-sent

Subscriber onlyOn Monday, Pradeep Reddy, a pediatrician in Carbondale, Ill., will eagerly await the sight of the solar eclipse, which he expects will be an awe-inspiring scientific spectacle. Continue reading...

NEWS BRIEFS

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More Americans choosing cremations over burials

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- An envelope was in Carmen Rosa's desk in her apartment in Co-op City in the Bronx -- an envelope that she had instructed her son not to open until after she died. Inside were more instructions, and they left her son, Alfredo Angueira, flabbergasted. Continue reading...

Preacher/ex-ballplayer, 92, gives sermon on race

Subscriber onlyWhen the Rev. William Greason tells his own story, he stresses that God gave him the ability to throw a baseball, but that that gift wasn't what mattered the most -- because his true home was a pulpit. Continue reading...

Texas pastors tending to frightened illegals in their flocks

Subscriber onlyHOUSTON -- On one of his recent visits to the home of an immigrant family, Julio Barquero asked everyone sitting in the living room to stand and join hands. They formed a circle, closed their eyes, and prayed. Continue reading...

Religion Calendar

Subscriber onlySPECIAL EVENTS Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 600 N. Cedar St., will hold a Men’s Day with speaker Tyrone Broomfield at 8 a.m., Benny Johnson at 11 and William Robinson at 3 p.m. Sunday. (501) 374-9948. Continue reading...

Reform or resurrect

‘Church’ strayed from calling

Subscriber onlyI was recently appointed the "temporary stated clerk" of the Presbytery of Arkansas. What that means is that I have transitioned from pastoral ministry to the bureaucracy of my denomination. This position fits my personality because I am on the front line to respond with needed advice and resources when a church needs assistance. And it also allows me to critique the structures of "the church" from the inside rather than pointing fingers at what "they" should -- or should not -- be doing. Continue reading...

Local Notes

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Rogers church celebrates 136 years, 20 in building

Subscriber only"I'm there every Sunday. I love being part of Central." Continue reading...

Changing troops: American Heritage Girls offers alternative to Girl Scouts

Subscriber onlyFive years ago, Jennifer Walker and her family were new to the Benton area and she was looking for an activity she and her 6-year-old daughter could do together while serving others. Continue reading...

Religion News Briefs

Subscriber onlyMormon leader excommunicated Continue reading...

'Mother Mary' called to minister to women

Subscriber onlyThe subject was the Biblical book of Joshua, but the Rev. Mary Fowler sounded like she was doling out dating advice. Continue reading...

Pastor/author: Mentally ill need medicine, ministry

Subscriber onlyThere was good news and bad news in LifeWay research that studied whether Protestant churches in America were ready to minister to people with mental illness. Continue reading...

Religion Calendar

Subscriber onlySPECIAL EVENTS Abundant Life Family Worship Center, 100 Southeastern Ave., Jacksonville, will hold an Ushers Anniversary Celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday with speaker Lou Turner. (501) 241-0210. Continue reading...

Image, visible. God, invisible.

Sculpture from Spain commissioned for Siloam Springs church

Subscriber onlyMembers of St. Mary Catholic Church in Siloam Springs might feel just a little bit closer to their Christ this week. The church unveils three sculptures that will be dear to the hearts of members. Continue reading...

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