Chinese government continues to remove crosses from churches

Subscriber onlyAlong the valleys and mountains hugging the East China Sea, a Chinese government campaign to remove crosses from church spires has left the countryside looking as if a typhoon had raged down the coast, decapitating buildings at random. Continue reading...

Church series will present five authors

Subscriber onlyFive nationally known authors and religion scholars will be featured during the second season of theological discussions hosted by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Trump stumped by Jesus' question to disciples

Subscriber onlyIt was a tricky question when Jesus asked his disciples: "Whom say ye that I am?" Continue reading...

NEWS BRIEFS

Subscriber onlyDiversity of Islam gist of Koran show WASHINGTON — The Koran, revered by Muslims, is the centerpiece of a first-of-its-kind exhibition in the United States as the Smithsonian displays manuscripts from one of the top Koran collections. Continue reading...

Religion calendar

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Life of Jesus stands as example of love

Life of Jesus stands as example of love

Subscriber onlyThe unspeakable tragedy at the Pulse club in Orlando quickly returned to our public discourse a phrase that was very popular a year ago in the wake of the marriage equality ruling by the Supreme Court -- love wins. "Love wins" is a phrase I've said or typed countless times. For me, it's become shorthand for an optimistic view of the future in which understanding, grace and patience will be much more common than arguments, judgment and competition. Continue reading...

Local notes

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON COUNTY Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, 2901 E. Zion Road, Suite 17, has called the Rev. Richard A. Solberg as interim pastor. A reception to honor his 49th year of ordination is planned for 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Continue reading...

Evangelicals in U.S. finding righteous solidarity is on increasingly shaky ground

Subscriber onlyPastor Richie Clendenen stepped away from the pulpit, microphone in hand. He walked the aisles of the Christian Fellowship Church, his voice rising to describe the perils believers face in 21st-century America. Continue reading...

Dead tiger cubs latest blow to Buddhism

Subscriber onlyThe contents of the freezer at the Tiger Temple were gruesome: 40 dead tiger cubs. At another temple, a police raid seeking to arrest a popular abbot accused of accepting $40 million in embezzled money was thwarted live on TV. Day by day, Thailand has followed details of gripping temple scandals that many say are shocking but not entirely surprising. Continue reading...

2 popes to attend function

Subscriber onlyRetired Pope Benedict XVI will mark his 65th anniversary as a priest with a June 28 Vatican ceremony attended by Pope Francis amid fresh confusion over the roles played by the current and emeritus pontiffs. Continue reading...

Christian Scientist sets talk on prayer

Subscriber onlyFirst Church of Christ Scientist of North Little Rock/Sherwood will host a free public talk, "Counteracting Terrorism, the Global Reach of Prayer," at 10:30 a.m. June 25 at the Argenta Branch Library, 420 Main St., North Little Rock. Continue reading...

Incoming Oklahoma bishop has a lot to build on

Subscriber onlyWhen the newly elected bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa visited his future residence, one of the first things he checked out was the garage. Continue reading...

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Memories of a lifetime swing through park

Subscriber onlyA few weeks ago, I was in Little Rock spending time with my 4-year-old grandson, Kennedy. Morning showers kept us indoors. After our nap, the sun was shining bright, the air was clean and it was just the right temperature for a walk to the neighborhood park. Continue reading...

Local notes

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON COUNTY Caudle Avenue Baptist Church in Springdale, 404 Caudle Ave., hosts a block party beginning at 4 p.m. today. The party includes a bounce castle, games, treats and a free meal at 5 p.m. Continue reading...

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