Dangerous words

Missionaries at border spread Christianity to North Korea

Subscriber onlySOUTHERN JILIN PROVINCE, China -- To the North Koreans gathered beneath a crucifix in an apartment in this northeastern Chinese border region, she is known as "mom." She feeds them, gives them a place to stay and, on occasion, money. Continue reading...

Religion News Briefs

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Religion Calendar

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Preacher's doubts brought to life in stirring Come Sunday

Subscriber onlyA moving and intelligent drama about a schism that tore an American church apart, Come Sunday spends 106 minutes contemplating the nature of eternity. That is its accomplishment and, inevitably, something of a limitation. But for its engrossing duration, and perhaps for some time afterward, it compels the viewer to ponder the kinds of questions more often heard from a pulpit than from a movie or TV screen. Continue reading...

World wasn't ready for rock 'n' roll Christian in '69

Subscriber onlyWhen Larry Norman released Upon This Rock in 1969, its rock-star sizzle and blunt faith put the album in the soundtrack for millions of lives as the "Jesus Movement" revival surged onto the cover of Time magazine. Continue reading...

Church-state separation push has a new leader

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- One of the country's most prominent advocacy groups pushing to protect the boundaries between religion and government is getting its first new leader in a quarter-century. Continue reading...

Local notes

Subscriber onlyChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Springdale, 6738 Lynch's Prairie Court, plans its eighth annual Family History Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. More than 30 free classes for all levels of enthusiasts are planned. Continue reading...

We are family

Someday, God’s children will gather at his table

Subscriber onlyA number of years ago, I was at a funeral and overheard a woman talking with her friend. She pointed to a gentleman seated across the aisle from her and whispered, "That's so-and-so and so-and-so's boy ..." It was so Southern. For those not familiar with the culture of the South, what the woman was explaining to her friend was that the man seated near them was the son of a couple they knew. Which meant that, of course, he was one of them. Continue reading...

In 1978, 918 people died at the hands of cult leader Jim Jones, but Laura Johnston Kohl lived to tell

Subscriber onlyMore than 900 Americans followed Disciples of Christ minister Jim Jones to northwestern Guyana in the 1970s to form a Utopian society of social equality and racial harmony he called Jonestown. Continue reading...

Indian pair can reunite, court rules

Subscriber onlyIndia's Supreme Court has upheld the right of citizens to choose their spouse and convert to another religion, a landmark ruling in a case involving what conservative Hindu nationalists refer to as "love jihad." Continue reading...

As they die off, Jews who fought Nazis recall struggle

Subscriber onlyKFAR SABA, Israel -- While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying to undermine the Nazis by derailing trains, burning bridges, sabotaging communication lines and killing the occasional collaborator. Continue reading...

Graham, MacLaine agreed on religion coverage

Subscriber onlyThrough the decades, the Rev. Billy Graham was known for saying three words over and over: "the Bible says." Continue reading...

Religion Calendar

Subscriber onlyBerean Disciple Church, 4509 Rogers St., North Little Rock, will celebrate the seventh anniversary of its pastor, Billy Simmons, and his wife at 3 p.m. today. (501) 993-5276. Continue reading...

Peering through the fog

Depression issues not lack of faith

Subscriber onlyAlthough accurate numbers are hard to find, the Center for Disease Control reported in 2014 that 33,285,000 Americans reported using anti-depressants. Make that 33,285,001. Continue reading...

Local notes

Subscriber onlyTemple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, 699 N. Sang Ave., marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Israel with a service led by Rabbi Jacob Adler at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Continue reading...