Finding yourself

Seminar about Enneagram to analyze personality types, how they interact

Subscriber onlySecond Presbyterian Church in Little Rock will host an Enneagram conference this fall featuring best-selling author and therapist Ian Morgan Cron and Enneagram master Suzanne Stabile, authors of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery, to be released in October by InterVarsity Press. Continue reading...

Displaced Iraqi Christians say return unsafe

Subscriber onlyAs operations to retake the militant-held city of Mosul ramp up, Iraqi Christians displaced from the area by the Islamic State group say that even if the militants are defeated militarily, the country will not be safe for minorities. Continue reading...

Warren is eager to talk 'purpose' with Phelps

Subscriber onlyThe Rev. Rick Warren has heard his share of inspiring stories about people who have read The Purpose Driven Life. Continue reading...

Media disregarded Olympians' faith

Subscriber onlyDespite the media's wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, you've likely not heard the best story of all. Continue reading...

NEWS BRIEFS

Subscriber onlyAuthor will speak at Trinity Cathedral Episcopal priest and best-selling author the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor will be the featured speaker during the “Insights: A Series of Lectures and Talks” program Sept. 8 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock. Continue reading...

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Sacred work: Celebrate spiritual aspects of life everyday

Celebrate spiritual aspects of job every day

Subscriber onlyLabor Day is coming in a week, and I wanted to take this opportunity to explore the concept of "sacred work." Labor Day was originally created to celebrate the labor movement, as well as to honor the accomplishments and contributions made to our country by workers in the labor unions. More recently, Labor Day -- like so many holidays -- has been commercialized with Labor Day sales, barbeques and beer. Somehow, the notion of work and its contribution to society has been lost. Continue reading...

Army chaplain turns journal entries into book of devotions

Army chaplain’s journal becomes book of devotions

Subscriber onlyThe United States Military is engaged in a great and noble task in Afghanistan and Iraq. Sadly, as of yet, it has not progressed as many had hoped it would. The best intentions have resulted in many deaths and not the progress or restoration of justice that was expected. Continue reading...

Respite for the soul

Senior-citizen campers enjoy peaceful escape at Vacation Bible School

Subscriber onlyOn the first night of Vacation Bible School, the giggling campers lined up in a row for a relay race. Their task? Rub their faces in a plate of Vaseline, then stick their nose to a cotton ball and carry the cotton ball hands-free to the opposite wall. Continue reading...

Lebanon's Shiites honor saints in tattoos

Subscriber onlyHamada Bayloun is not particularly religious, but across his entire upper back spreads a large tattoo of the most revered saint in Shiite Islam, Imam Ali. Continue reading...

German citizenship beckons UK Jews

Subscriber onlyUntil Britain voted to leave the European Union, Philip Levine never thought deeply about his Jewish heritage. Continue reading...

Author: Woes grow for those from Appalachia

Subscriber onlyThis was one call for water-leak help that the next-door neighbors in Middleton, Ohio, could not ignore. Continue reading...

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Is Your Church Lying to You?

Subscriber onlyIn a recent speech, Donald Trump was distracted by a baby crying somewhere in the crowd. As a pastor who has experienced firsthand what it's like to have your train of thought jump the tracks because you hear a crying infant, I immediately sympathized with him. Continue reading...

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