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Christians enter season of reflection, reconciliation, forgiveness

God sent Jonah to Ninevah, to warn the citizens of God's anger and urge them to repent -- for God loved Ninevah. But Jonah did not want his enemies to escape God's wrath, so he hid from God. Continue reading...

Uphill battles produce beauty

Stay the course, take one day at a time and one day you will overtake the mightiest of hills

What is it about trekking uphill that can become so disheartening? Is it because you naturally go slower than if you were striding downhill? Maybe it's because you lose your breath and begin gasping for life's most basic element, oxygen. It could be you feel heavier than normal, as if you are carrying a gorilla on your back. Going uphill makes us feel as if we are never going to arrive because the finish line is temporarily out of sight on the other side of the hill. Continue reading...

NASCAR, NPR views crash at prayer breakfast

In terms of the worldviews that drive American life, the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast was a head-on collision between NASCAR and NPR. Continue reading...

Newly chartered church in Fayetteville

Emmanuel Lutheran Church offers worship Ash Wednesday and beyond

Tom Stockland witnessed the most moving event of his life Monday night. He and 117 other people gathered at Fayetteville’s Butterfield Trail Elementary School and passed a resolution to start Emmanuel Lutheran Church, associated with the North American Lutheran Church. They signed a charter and elected a governing council. At the end of the meeting, something special happened. Continue reading...

Local Notes

SHROVE TUESDAY Benton County St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Rogers, 824 W. Oak St., celebrates Shrove Tuesday with a pancake supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Continue reading...

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