Religion

Religion

Entertainment listings, April 27-May 4, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

ASIAFEST! 2017

What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.

You don't have to get religion for this 'powerful, suspenseful story'

URBANA — The center of actor Mathew Green's life while growing up in Robinson was the Methodist church.

So he feels he knows the latest character he's playing, Pastor Paul, who has grown his church from a modest church front to a megachurch.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Arcola alum not dropping the mic

BOURBONNAIS — Daneli Rabanalez Hernandez grew up with a deep love for music and found her niche at college working for a contemporary Christian radio network.

And she knows there's something more important going on during her evening programs on Shine.FM than just her behind a microphone.

"It's a ministry that God is using me for," she said.

Don Follis/On Faith: Resurrection faith is lived by faith, not by sight

Sarah Thebarge remembers very well Easter of 2006. Eleven years ago, Easter fell on April 16, just like it did this year. She went to church that Easter Sunday and then hosted a brunch for friends. Later that day she decided to do her laundry. Waiting for her whites to soak in the washing machine, she suddenly felt something wet on her T-shirt.

Clergy Corner, April 21, 2017

The murder rate is 17 times the global average, earning El Salvador the unfortunate title of most violent nation in the Western Hemisphere in 2015.

Religion calendar, April 21-27, 2017

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EVENTS

The Reluctant Townie: Musings on JC and the Easter Bunny

And to you, dear reader, I wish the happiest of Easters. May your morning be filled with sunshine, the love of kin and the unfortunate discovery of marshmallow Peeps stuffed into your shoes.

Inasmuch as it can be assumed that Jesus Christ is an eternal being hooked on the mundane soap opera of our earthly, everyday lives — do you imagine he prefers Christmas or Easter?

Clergy corner, April 14, 2017

Coming soon to a music venue near you: Garth Brooks, Tom Petty, Peter Frampton ... and VINNY SANTANELLI, senior minister of the St. Joseph Church of Christ.

Religion calendar, April 14-20, 2017

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EVENTS

Good Friday (today) services:

Don Follis: Praying to the one who will never abandon us

In "A Long Way Home — A Boy's Incredible Journey from India to Australia and Back Again," (Penguin Books, 2013), Saroo Brierley tells the story of how he got separated from his older brother Guddu in a train station in western India when he was just 5.