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How to have a House Church

Subscriber onlyIf you study the seasons when the Christian church was advancing or was vibrant, it was mostly during times of opposition or persecution. In those places and periods, the church grew and multiplied; often without formal leadership, without a budget or mission statement, or even the freedom to erect houses of worship in which to assemble or pray. Continue reading...

Having no filter in cyberspace

Subscriber onlyPeople can turn on each other and life can sometimes be unfair. Continue reading...

New UA Press book showcases 184 images of state worth viewing

‘It’s All Done Gone,” will be a classic of depression era photographs of Arkansas

Subscriber onlyIT'S ALL DONE GONE: Arkansas Photographs from the Farm Security Administration Collection, 1935-1943, by Dr. Patsy G. Watkins, published by the University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 250 pages, large 8 ½ by 11 format, 184 black and white images, $29.95 cloth. Continue reading...

Scott Van Laningham retiring from XNA

SILOAM SPRINGS NATIVE, FORMER JOURNALIST, WAS PREFECT FIT TO RUN XNA

Subscriber onlyThis is more than just a tip of the old cap to a really great guy. Continue reading...

2525: If man is still alive

Subscriber onlyIn the summer of my 12th year, 1969, to be exact, a song by the American pop-rock duo Zager and Evan reached the Billboard Hot 100. It was titled "In the Year 2525" and also hit number one in the U.K. Singles Chart later that summer. Zager and Evans are the only artists ever to have a No. 1 hit on both sides of the Atlantic and never have another single hit the charts ever again. They were the ultimate "one-hit wonder." Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyIs Siloam Springs headed in the right direction? Continue reading...

40 years ago

Subscriber onlyForty years ago, in 1978, I was 16, and those were good times. Continue reading...

Faith in God

Subscriber onlyI sat in the emergency room of Washington Regional Hospital. My wife had rushed me there by car rather than by ambulance. I had passed out. Anytime you awaken flat on your face, it can cause concern. As for me, I felt fine, but my wife was alarmed. While waiting, I realized I was feeling no fear. I had peace. Why? I know Jesus! He passed through death for me and shares his life with me. I had no regrets or fears, only a task yet to finish. I joked with the staff (all excellent, by the way). Continue reading...