'Lord's troubadour' on the road

Spiritual leader John Michael Talbot begins touring with new album, Inner Room

Subscriber onlyJohn Michael Talbot is a busy man. Continue reading...

'Terror' law limits religion in Russia

Subscriber onlyThe Mormon church reassigned 65 missionaries who were called to serve in Russia, and is renaming others "volunteers" who will focus on community service rather than converting new members, in response to sweeping anti-terrorism legislation passed in Russia this summer that included provisions banning proselytizing in public. Continue reading...

Ganesh fest honors popular Hindu god

Subscriber onlyMUMBAI, India -- The couple approached the 14-foot statue of the god Ganesh last week, hands folded, believing with all their hearts in his powers as the one who removes obstacles. Continue reading...

Open Door to start conference Friday

Subscriber onlyOpen Door Community Church in Sherwood will host its 15th annual Fall Conference starting Friday and continuing through Oct. 2. Continue reading...

Religion calendar

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Cellphones crush limits for small flock's clergy

Subscriber onlyOnce upon a time, the average-size American religious congregation had two telephones that really mattered. Continue reading...

Does bigger always mean better?

Does big always mean better?

Subscriber onlyI'm inviting Northwest Arkansas readers into a thought experiment. Most of us know our region is changing. It's changing because it's growing and diversifying. If you live in our region, you experience both the joys and challenges of such growth. On the one hand, we have access to more community resources than ever before, and we enjoy a lot of economic and cultural vitality that attends such growth. On the other hand, commutes are longer, and we are all affected by the growing pains of development. Continue reading...

Local notes

Subscriber onlyFriendship Baptist Church in Springdale, 5395 E. Robinson Ave., presents Dennis Jernigan in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Jernigan is a worship artist, author and songwriter. His songs include “You Are My All in All,” “Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus” and “Thank You.” Continue reading...

Feeding a need

The Green Groceries ministry at Little Rock’s Christ Episcopal Church helps low-income families eat fresh food from the Natural State’s bountiful harvest

Subscriber onlyTwice a month, volunteers at Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Little Rock set up shop for a fresh take on the usual food pantry. Continue reading...

Religion News Briefs

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Prison mentor plans home for freed women

Subscriber onlyKathy Kaczmarek has big plans. Continue reading...

Author: Morality mirrors paganism

Subscriber onlySexual progressives claim to be ushering in a "brave new world" of freedom. But their "new" morality is as old as the hills. Continue reading...

Satirist's fake 'news reports' mirror righteous

Subscriber onlyAnyone who visits a typical American megachurch worship service will get a quick education on the mechanics of contemporary praise music. Continue reading...

Religion calendar

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Churches absorb culture, uniformity

Love, authenticity desperately needed

Subscriber onlySince Jamestown and Plymouth Colony, our country has relied on a religious foundation. And for many years, Christianity was not only the majority religion of our nation, but -- for all practical purposes -- the state religion as well. Many yearn for a return to the days of Christian prayers in publicly funded settings and the nostalgic comfort of the assumption that every American was a Christian. Continue reading...

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