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Church on wheels

Springdale megachurch delivers ministry, games, snacks via van equipped with fold-out stage

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Children came running as the brightly colored van from Cross Church entered the Eastwood Apartments parking lot. Even though rain clouds still darkened the sky to the south, the storms had cleared and the children were expecting the church team to show up as they do every Thursday evening. Continue reading...

The last goodbye

Congregation says farewell at 66-year-old Tyler Street Baptist Church

Subscriber onlyThe good times were remembered Sunday at Tyler Street Baptist Church, located in the shady Oak Forest neighborhood in Little Rock. There was laughter, hugging and joyful reunions with old friends. And there were tears as the congregation worshipped together for the last time. Continue reading...

Ladies stitch 201 dresses for Cambodian girls

Subscriber onlyAll it took was fabric and thread, a bit of handiwork -- and a lot of talk and laughter -- for a group of friends to make more than 200 dresses to send to needy girls in Cambodia. Continue reading...

Seekers of silence

Subiaco’s monks, others look for periods of quiet contemplation, listening for the voice of God

Subscriber onlyIn his book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald Whitney writes: "Many of us need to realize the 'addiction' we have to noise." Continue reading...

Camp for kids after tornado

Subscriber onlyFerncliff Camp, west of Little Rock in Ferndale, is offering an overnight camp for children from the tornado-hit areas of western Pulaski County, Mayflower and Vilonia. Continue reading...

Baptists call on a woman to fill pulpit

Subscriber onlyRobin Stepps was installed in March as pastor of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Tucker -- an unusual role for a woman in a traditional Baptist church. Continue reading...

Mission: Cambodia

Bill McDonough and Partners in Progress provide the Gospel, medical care and life jackets in Southeast Asia

Subscriber onlyBill McDonough's life story reads like a can't-put-it-down novel. It's full of travel to exotic places, delicate negotiations with foreign governments and a dash of danger. But most of all, it's a story of service to those most in need and of sharing the Gospel through actions and words. Continue reading...

Divine inspiration

Icon exhibit melds traditional, contemporary images

Subscriber onlyIn the Orthodox Christian tradition icons are known as "windows to heaven," with the art meant to draw the mind toward the divine. Artist Ludmila Pawlowska, inspired by the sacred art of her home country of Russia, has bent the rules of traditional icons in her exhibit, "Icons in Transformation." Continue reading...

Where Was God?

Film produced by Moore, Okla., pastor about that city’s 2013 tornado shares survivors’ faith

Subscriber onlyWhen the Rev. Steven Earp, pastor of Elevate Church in Moore, Okla., heard about last month's tornadoes in Arkansas his heart sank. He had seen the devastation a tornado can bring when last year's EF5 tornado tore through Moore, leaving 24 dead and more than 350 injured. Continue reading...

Christian, Jewish and Muslim women cross barriers

Subscriber onlyWhen Deb Cooper, a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock, wanted to learn more about other religions, she decided a book study at her church would be a good idea. But she thought that talking about other religions with a bunch of Christians wasn’t really the right approach. Continue reading...

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