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Methodist newspaper in Arkansas goes digital; print edition ceased in July

Subscriber onlyIt has been 30 years since Holly Grove native Jane Dennis took over as editor of Arkansas United Methodist, but her memory of discovering a computer tucked away in a closet at the denomination's office in Little Rock is still vivid. Continue reading...

'A loss for all of us': When Little Rock church burned, generations of memories went up in smoke

Subscriber onlyThe Rev. David Dyer of Westminster Presbyterian Church handed out brand-new hymnals to his congregation July 15. Continue reading...

Humanae Vitae turns 50: Pope Paul VI’s encyclical in 1968 followed the approval of the first birth control pill

Subscriber onlyHumanae Vitae -- the encyclical issued by Pope Paul VI that reaffirmed teachings of the Catholic Church concerning marriage and family, the sanctity of life, sex within marriage and responsible parenthood -- reaches its 50-year mark Wednesday. Continue reading...

Living Fit: Healthy should include body and soul

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas' Cross Church pastor Ronnie Floyd has met and ministered to many people whose daily lives were out of balance in one or more aspects, but that can be addressed from a spiritual perspective. Continue reading...

'It's a moral crisis': Families Belong Together rally in Little Rock takes stand on treatment of children at border

Subscriber onlyArea faith leaders who have strongly opposed the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border will be among those pushing for additional change today at the Families Belong Together rally in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Southern Baptists hear Pence tout Trump feats

Subscriber onlyVice President Mike Pence touted the achievements of President Donald Trump's administration and expressed solidarity with Southern Baptists on Wednesday in his address to the nearly 11,000 delegates gathered for the last day of the denomination's annual meeting. Continue reading...

Baptist group denounces sex abuse, misconduct

Subscriber onlySouthern Baptist Convention delegates adopted resolutions Tuesday that included condemning sexual abuse and misbehavior by members of the denomination. Continue reading...

Mom of church-shooting victim tells how faith helped her heal

Subscriber onlyOnly her faith has allowed Sherri Pomeroy to begin to heal and rebuild her life after her daughter died Nov. 5 in a mass shooting at a Texas church where her husband serves as pastor. Continue reading...

Focused on mission, Southern Baptists say

Event not seen as place to solve issues

Subscriber onlySouthern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines called last month for Southern Baptists to pray for unity in the 21 days leading up to their annual gathering. Continue reading...

Southern Baptists to reflect on numbers

Subscriber onlySouthern Baptists are gathered in Dallas this week for the denomination's annual gathering and business meeting against a backdrop of concern regarding members of its leadership, a continued decline in membership and a vote to decide who will become the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Continue reading...

Finding Pearle

A museum intern’s discovery of artifacts from the life of 40-year Methodist missionary from Arkansas leads to exhibit

Subscriber onlyA Chinese-English Bible that belonged to United Methodist missionary Pearle McCain is splashed throughout with notes in the margins and additions to the text where she thought it necessary. Continue reading...

Atom and Eve: Professor who believes that God created the universe — every particle of it — shares thoughts in Little Rock

University of Oklahoma professor Michael Strauss believes that God created the universe — every particle of it

Subscriber onlyParticle physicist Michael Strauss was at one time headed to seminary school, or so he thought. Continue reading...

Opposing sides?

Science and religion come together in physicist’s City Center Conversation

Subscriber onlyExperimental particle physicist Michael Strauss has had a lifelong interest in physics, and comes across his share of people who view religion and science as unrelated topics. Continue reading...

For National Day of Prayer events, Arkansas pastor says focus will be unity

Subscriber onlyThe Rev. Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, plans to call for Americans to come together and pray for the country during the 2018 National Day of Prayer observance Thursday. Continue reading...

Little Rock ministry's video series project becomes a movie opening nationwide

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock ministry FamilyLife reaches an estimated 60,000 people each year with its "Weekend To Remember" events for couples, and its radio program, FamilyLife Today, is broadcast on about 1,100 radio stations and outlets across the country. Continue reading...

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