Hymn to Mary’s DEVOTION

During Lent, Orthodox Christians’ Akathist Hymn services pay homage to the mother of Christ and the Incarnation

Subscriber onlyNot all Christians observe the season of Lent, but for those who do, this 40-day period is often spent focusing on prayer, fasting and repentance. Continue reading...

RELIGION NEWS BRIEFS

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Black, white congregations unite in faith

Subscriber onlyMembers of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock recently concluded a series of discussions about race, faith and justice. Continue reading...

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Local Notes

Subscriber onlyBENTON COUNTY The Neighborhood Church in Bentonville, 2003 S.W. Regional Airport Road, plans open house events after the 10:40 a.m. worship services April 2 and April 9. Those looking for a church will learn the history of the church, meet staff and team leaders and learn about the vision to plant churches. Continue reading...

A Light on the Hill

Fayetteville church publishes 186 years of history

Subscriber onlyA column leading to the sanctuary of First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville bears three cornerstones. Two -- dated to 1830 and 1904 -- were saved from the early Presbyterian churches that joined together to form today's church. The third marks 1968 as that founding date. Continue reading...

Something missing

Divorce sign of brokenness of all relationships

Subscriber onlyI awoke this morning to the sound of children laughing and playing in the pool. I closed my eyes to catch a few moments more of sleep, to no avail. The voices of my grandchildren enticed me to skip sleeping in and join in the joy of all being together. Continue reading...

Walking the walk

Stations of the Cross help parishioners better relate to Jesus’ final days

Subscriber onlyEach Friday during Lent, parishioners at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith walk in the footsteps of Jesus through a devotion known as the Stations of the Cross. Continue reading...

Pope says ordaining married men an idea

Subscriber onlyPope Francis last week signaled receptiveness to appeals from bishops in the remote and overwhelmed corners of the Roman Catholic Church to combat a deepening shortage of priests by ordaining married men who are already committed to the church. Continue reading...

Church wants own law enforcers

Subscriber onlyBriarwood Presbyterian Church already has more than 4,000 members, two private schools and its own radio station. And if administrators have their way, the wealthy congregation could soon add something that no other American church has: its own police force. Continue reading...

Blogger Longenecker: Married priests no quick fix

Subscriber onlyEvery now and then, a typical Catholic asks Father Dwight Longenecker for his take on whether Rome will ever ordain more married men as priests. Continue reading...

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Moving on

Priest reflects on openness, acceptance

Subscriber onlyA little more than a decade ago, I rolled into town with little more than a directive from the Episcopal Bishop of Arkansas to plant a church in Bentonville. After signing a lease for a garage apartment overlooking the local cemetery, I shook my new landlord's hand and said, "Freddie, you are my best friend in Benton County." Freddie was, in fact, the only person I knew in Benton County, but since then, I have made many very good friends here in this beautiful corner of Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

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