Cascading chimes

Change bell ringing, rhythmic peals in complex patterns, are historically played on big tower bells, but Arkansas church follows the practice with crisp hand-bell playing

Subscriber onlyA small choir at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville has been practicing the centuries-old art of change bell ringing for years, but not on the usual massive tower bells found in cathedrals. Continue reading...

Daughter's queries prompted Genesis film

Subscriber onlyAfter watching a 2014 debate between creationist Ken Ham and science educator Bill Nye, Thomas Purifoy Jr.'s daughter started asking questions. Continue reading...

Author to speak on truth at Trinity

Subscriber onlyPulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson will speak at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock as part of the church's Insights lecture series. Continue reading...

Religious voters played huge role in election, polls show

Subscriber onlyThis cartoon map of North America began appearing after the bitter "hanging chads" election of 2000, when the U.S. Supreme Court put Republican George W. Bush in the White House. Continue reading...

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M*A*S*H

Methodist actor convincing as priest

Subscriber onlyIn the "Dear Sis" episode of M*A*S*H, the frustrated Catholic chaplain at the military hospital camp near the Korean War front line writes a candid letter to his sister, a nun. Continue reading...

Small still voices: Through the Storybook Project, Arkansas inmates can interact with their children

Subscriber onlyWhen she looks at the faces of the inmates reading to their children, Pat Oplinger knows the Storybook Project of Arkansas is making a difference. Continue reading...

Holocaust survivors' recordings played

Subscriber onlyWire recordings of Holocaust survivors singing melodies at a refugee camp in France in 1946 are being heard for the first time in decades, thanks to university employees in Ohio who pieced together a device to listen to them. Continue reading...

Prioritizing religious-minority refugees not unjust

Subscriber onlyThe late 1980s were dark times for Jews trying to flee persecution in the fading Soviet Union. Continue reading...

NEWS BRIEFS

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Eros, agape, philia

Love at work

Subscriber onlyWith Valentine's Day soon upon us, I am working hard to turn my attention from the chaotic and polarizing events in our country to something more positive. While Valentine's Day focuses on romantic or "eros" love, our faith and spiritual traditions teach us there are other forms of love -- sometime called "agape love," defined by Wikipedia as "the highest form of love, charity; the love of God for man and of man for God." There is also "philia love," which is translated as "brotherly love" and defined as friendship and affection. So I would like to write about agape and philia love in the workplace. Continue reading...

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