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Praying the Scriptures

Lectio divina is a deeper, contemplative reading of the Bible with guidance by the Holy Spirit

Subscriber onlyAs the season of Lent begins next week, many Christians will give up something as a gesture of penitence. Others will delve more deeply into a spiritual discipline or take up a new one, such as fasting, journal writing or a specific prayer practice. Continue reading...

'Super Bold Sunday' packs meals for needy

Subscriber onlyLast year on Super Bowl Sunday, the Rev. Luke Conway surprised his congregation at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock with a meal-packing party in place of regular morning worship services. Conway had partnered with The Pack Shack, a Rogers-based nonprofit organization, to challenge members to put their faith into action by packing meals for those in need. Continue reading...

Exhibition looks at link connecting faith, tattoos

Subscriber onlyAn exhibit exploring the intersection of faith and tattoos opens Sunday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Conway. Continue reading...

Hall of memories

LR synagogue museum uses congregation’s photos, documents, exhibits to depict tragedy, triumphs of Jewish life

Subscriber onlyAs Congregation Agudath Achim enters its 112th year of existence, members have only to walk the halls of the synagogue to relive the past. Continue reading...

Harry Connick's faith deep, not loud

Subscriber onlyHe's a Grammy-winning singer, a popular actor and a judge on American Idol. Harry Connick Jr. is known for his jazz music and his roles in movies such as Hope Floats, Independence Day and Dolphin Tale. Less known is the role his Catholic faith plays in his life and career. Continue reading...

Feast of Theophany

Orthodox Christian tradition celebrates Jesus’ baptism

Subscriber onlyAs the 12 days of Christmas come to an end, Orthodox Christians are preparing to celebrate the Feast of Theophany on Wednesday. The holy day commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, as well as the manifestation of the Holy Trinity. It also marks the beginning of Christ's public ministry. Continue reading...

Episcopalians, Baptists join to present Epiphany service

Subscriber onlyEpiscopalians in central Arkansas will participate in an Epiphany service on Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock. The Central Convocation Epiphany Service will begin at 6:45 p.m. with music by the choir of St. Mark Baptist Church of Little Rock. Continue reading...

Spotlight on 2015

Same-sex marriage legalization named top news story by Religion Newswriters Association

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage was voted as the top religion news story of the year by members of the Religion Newswriters Association. And for the third year in a row, Pope Francis was picked as the top religion newsmaker of the year. Continue reading...

Christmas rush

LR churches look forward to new faces, seekers flocking to special services on eve of holiday

Subscriber onlyChristmas Eve is a big night for churches. The reverent services of candlelight and carols often draw the largest crowds of the year as regular churchgoers and those who otherwise never attend worship gather together. Continue reading...

Advent tradition

LR churches celebrate season with England’s historical Service of Lessons and Carols

Subscriber onlyA Christmas Eve service from England has become a beloved tradition for many churches in Arkansas and around the country -- the Advent Service of Lessons and Carols. Continue reading...

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