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In 1978, 918 people died at the hands of cult leader Jim Jones, but Laura Johnston Kohl lived to tell

Subscriber onlyMore than 900 Americans followed Disciples of Christ minister Jim Jones to northwestern Guyana in the 1970s to form a Utopian society of social equality and racial harmony he called Jonestown. Continue reading...

Spontaneous spiritual author sets Little Rock event

Subscriber onlyWhen spiritual fiction author Roland Merullo addresses the audience Thursday at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, instead of notes or an outline in hand he will have only a topic in mind -- his 2007 novel Breakfast With Buddha. Continue reading...

Waiting on the Son: Easter vigils are ancient services that are returning to Lutheran churches

Subscriber only"Beloved in the Lord, on this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, we are gathered here in vigil and prayer. This is the Passover of the Lord in which, by hearing His Word and celebrating His Sacraments, we share in His victory over death." Continue reading...

In North Little Rock, Baptist churches get crash course in preventing mass shootings

Baptist churches get crash course in preventing mass shootings

Subscriber onlyAbout 250 pastors, staff and members of Baptist churches attended a seminar Monday devoted to church safety and security -- hosted by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention -- at Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock. Continue reading...

No time to cry: 23rd Psalm kept Little Rock Nine’s Melba Pattillo Beals alive

Subscriber onlyBy the time she was 3, Melba Pattillo Beals knew the 23rd Psalm and the Lord's Prayer by heart. Continue reading...

Arkansas clergy members say thoughts and prayers after school shooting should be followed by action

Subscriber onlyFour days after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 people were killed, many faith leaders around the state who addressed the event with their congregations or led prayer efforts for those involved also delivered a strong political message. Continue reading...

In Little Rock talk, author shares path from atheism to strong faith

Subscriber onlyIt's hard to see your life played out on a movie screen, Lee Strobel told an audience Tuesday at the Statehouse Convention Center. Continue reading...

LR minister to lobby congressmen on poverty concerns

Subscriber onlyMalik Saafir, a minister at Little Rock's Millennium Church, will visit Washington today through Monday to meet with U.S. Sen. John Boozman about poverty at the local and global levels, and preventable and chronic illnesses. Continue reading...

Ex-atheist who wrote 'Case for Christ' to appear in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyAuthor, professor, speaker and teaching pastor Lee Strobel will be the second featured guest Tuesday at "City Center Conversations: Conversations About God, Life, and Faith in the City" at Little Rock's Statehouse Convention Center. Continue reading...

Never again

Holocaust survivor shares her story, implores Americans to be vigilant against signs of authoritarianism

Subscriber onlyIrene Butter never planned to stand in front of an audience and share the story of her childhood experience of surviving the Holocaust. Continue reading...

Visiting Mormon apostles rally missionaries

Subscriber onlyDieter Uchtdorf and Jeffrey Holland -- members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the second-highest governing level in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide -- addressed hundreds of attendees in a rare appearance Sunday at a Little Rock service. Continue reading...

Arkansas author, psalmist touring state with books

Subscriber onlyPoet, essayist and translator J. Chester Johnson knows his way around a psalm. Continue reading...

Ex-Arkansan is second female pastor in Bulgaria

Subscriber onlyWhen Goshen native Jessica Morris-Ivanova left Arkansas in 2009 for a mission in Bulgaria as part of the Church of the Nazarene, she didn't know that her brief trips to see family in America would always remain visits. Continue reading...

Series of Little Rock meetings to map out ‘journey into modern manhood’

Subscriber onlyLast month, around 50 men listened in a Little Rock conference room as author and public speaker Robert Lewis talked about what he said were some of the challenges men face in today's culture. Continue reading...

Free at last

Pathway to Freedom graduate to celebrate Christmas with family, thanks to program

Subscriber onlyLike many parents, T.J. West plans to spend Christmas with his family. Continue reading...