September 02, 2014


As evangelist opens US crusade, zeal and questions

MIAMI -- By the time the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke edges toward the stage, anticipation in the thundering arena is swelling. The crowd of thousands has been told of his decades of preaching in Africa, the tens of millions of souls he has saved, the countless healings for which he has been a conduit and the modern-day Lazarus he saw risen. The floor is vibrating with the thumping of bass, fog blows into the air, sleek videos play on huge screens, and each speaker who comes to the microphone stokes the fires of excitement.

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Hickory Hill Park to host The Hackets

Hickory Hill Park in Hot Springs, will present a gospel music concert at 7 p.m. today featuring The Hacketts from Dermott. The Hacketts were formed in 1996, and have produced many recordings over the years including, “Our Father’s Songs,” a compilation of all original songs. The group travels throughout Arkansasand surrounding states sharing their music ministry.

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Church Digest

Cedar Glades Baptist Cedar Glades Baptist Church, 300 Gum Springs Road, will hear interim Pastor Terry Coleman speak on "Lessons from Esther About Courageous Choices" at 11 a.m. Sunday. For information, call 760-4988. Center for Spiritual Oneness Center for Spiritual Oneness, 300 Oaklawn, corner of 3rd Street, will hear Shirley Washam speak on "What Sin?" at the 10:30 a.m. service. For information, call 276-6984.

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Third Baptist Church celebrates 100 years

MALVERN -- Third Baptist Church, 817 N. Main St., will celebrate 100 years of service in September. The church was founded Sept. 3, 1914, and will celebrate its anniversary the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

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