Last Sunday, members of Temple Shalom observed Tu b’Shevat, to celebrate the “New Year of the Trees.” Rabbi Jacob Adler provides both ancient and contemporary historical context, and Torah instructor Miriam Klinzing guides us through the Tu b’Shevat seder, or ritual feast in honor of this Jewish Arbor Day.
In January, the United Methodist Church announced a proposed split over the issues of same-sex marriage and the role of LGBTQ+ clergy. The protocol would result in a new, more conservative "traditionalist" denomination, and offer the mainline United Methodist a way to loosen restrictions around homoseuxuality.
An upcoming University of Arkansas Honors College Signature Seminar Series will examine the relationship between church and state. Mark Killenbeck, who will lead the seminar, gives us a preview. He'll also deliver a free public preview Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Gearhart Hall Auditorium on campus.