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'Every soul counts': Director of Arkansas rehabilitation program to be honored for commitment to current, former inmates

Scott McLean stood at a microphone in a wooded area of Burns Park in North Little Rock last Saturday, kidding a group of former inmates and their relatives.

N.J. pastor to discuss belonging, diversity

As a child in Puerto Rico, the Rev. Eric Barreto attended school on an American military base alongside the children of soldiers who had been stationed outside of San Juan.

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Little Rock bishop lays out reasons for listing priest offenders

At Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on Sunday, parishioners listened to a recorded homily of Bishop Anthony Taylor speaking about his decision last week to release the names of 12 Catholic priests against whom "credible allegations" of sexual abuse had been made over the past 70 years.

Book of Mormon subject of LR devotional

Tad Callister, general president of the Sunday School for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, remembers the first time he read the Book of Mormon cover to cover.

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Broadcasting the Bible: Life.Church broadcasts high-tech worship in Rogers

Life Church, an Oklahoma City-based evangelical church founded by Craig Groeschel in 1996, has grown from its beginnings in a two-car garage to a multisite church spread among 10 states. Life Church Rogers, as the newest church is called, will be the 30th location. The church uses a dot in its name (Life.Church) on its signs and website.

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We gather 'together as one'; ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ interfaith event for belonging, oneness

Community members of differing faiths, cultures and traditions will gather at 6 p.m. Thursday for the annual interfaith event "Love Thy Neighbor" at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock.

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

It 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.

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

The Rev. David Dyer of Westminster Presbyterian Church handed out brand-new hymnals to his congregation July 15.

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

Humanae 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.

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Living Fit: Healthy should include body and soul

Northwest 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.

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Bound by year and with string, print copies of Arkansas United Methodist dating to 1884 remain at He...

Bound by year and with string, print copies of Arkansas United Methodist dating to 1884 remain at Hendrix College’s Olin C. Bailey...

Published: August 4, 2018

Editions of Arkansas United Methodist are shown from 1899, 1931 and 2017. After a 138-year history a...

Editions of Arkansas United Methodist are shown from 1899, 1931 and 2017. After a 138-year history as a print newspaper that pasto...

Published: August 4, 2018

A hymnal page lies among the remnants of the July 19 fire that swept through Westminster Presbyteria...

A hymnal page lies among the remnants of the July 19 fire that swept through Westminster Presbyterian Church in Little Rock

Published: July 28, 2018

With closed eyes, a wide smile and arm outstretched, Thirland McKissic, pastor of New Fellowship Bap...

With closed eyes, a wide smile and arm outstretched, Thirland McKissic, pastor of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, ta...

Published: July 8, 2017

Darrin McKissic, son of Thirland McKissic and the band director at Fort Smith Junior High School, pl...

Darrin McKissic, son of Thirland McKissic and the band director at Fort Smith Junior High School, plays “Blessed Assurance,” his g...

Published: July 8, 2017

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