Ex-atheist who wrote 'Case for Christ' to appear in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyAuthor, professor, speaker and teaching pastor Lee Strobel will be the second featured guest Tuesday at "City Center Conversations: Conversations About God, Life, and Faith in the City" at Little Rock's Statehouse Convention Center. Continue reading...

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Yemen war threatens ancient temple, other sites

Subscriber onlyMARIB, Yemen -- Along a narrow road in Yemen choked by natural gas tankers and heavily armed soldiers lies an ancient temple neglected and threatened in a nation now at war. Continue reading...

Rodney Slater to speak at Bethel AME

Subscriber onlyRodney Slater, the former U.S. Secretary of Transportation; and C. Dennis Edwards of Little Rock will speak at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 815 W. 16th St., in honor of its Men's Day on Sunday. Continue reading...

Religion Calendar

Subscriber onlyFaith United Methodist Church, 9820 W. Markham St., will have Lenten Lunch-Ins Wednesdays through March 28 at noon in the sanctuary, with a light lunch afterward in the Fellowship Hall. (501) 225-4286. Continue reading...

Faith trumps divisive politics at prayer breakfast

Subscriber onlyIn the world of woke Twitter, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is a white-supremacist, fundamentalist, homophobic NRA lackey who has tested God's patience by opposing gun control. Continue reading...

Survivor who led charge in Nassar case targets church

Subscriber onlyRachael Denhollander's children recently asked her a question that continues to show her the cost of coming forward against sports physician and convicted sex offender Larry Nassar, a campaign which has given her a platform to speak out about a sexual abuse scandal in Sovereign Grace Ministries, a network of churches mostly based across the United States. Continue reading...

Local notes

Subscriber onlySt. James United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, 5 N. Willow Ave., serves its annual "Soul Food Dinner" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Cost is $7 per plate, with proceeds going to the church's restoration fund. Continue reading...

Protect selective permeability

Our weaknesses allow God’s power to reign

Subscriber onlyI'm like you. I love to be outside. I love the trails and the rocks and the stars and the clouds. I love the smell of the forest, the sound of the river and the soft feeling of the wind in my hair. I've seen a bird's nest hanging precariously over the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a baby mountain goat asleep in the fog in the Badlands and a mama bear scratching her booty on a pine tree right off Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Richard Rohr says that creation was God's first Bible. I agree. Continue reading...

Never again

Holocaust survivor shares her story, implores Americans to be vigilant against signs of authoritarianism

Subscriber onlyIrene Butter never planned to stand in front of an audience and share the story of her childhood experience of surviving the Holocaust. Continue reading...

China all show on religious freedom

Subscriber onlyTo foreign Christians, China portrays itself as a free country. But Chinese Christians know better. Continue reading...

Jews say goodbye to flood-ravaged synagogue

Subscriber onlyHOUSTON -- Light peeking through stained glass windows illuminated the melancholy faces of the men of United Orthodox Synagogues as they put on their traditional tefillin and tallit to prepare for the temple's last morning prayer. They bowed their heads alongside the women in the congregation, separated by a cloth partition. Continue reading...

'Life and death' theology fueled Davidian crisis

Subscriber onlyThe recording tape was rolling on Feb. 28, 1993, when Branch Davidian leader David Koresh called Larry Lynch at the McLennan County, Texas, sheriff's office. Continue reading...

Religion Calendar

Subscriber onlyWard Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1301 Hanger St., will hold a Founder’s Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday with speaker Volney Parker. (501) 372-6832. Continue reading...

Local notes

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Prophet empowers women

Quran shows Islam treats women equally

Subscriber onlyIt is widely believed in the West that Islam stands in opposition to women's rights. However, even a cursory study of the Holy Quran leaves a strong impression that Islam treats women just the same as men, with love and respect, grants them equal rights and places a very high expectation on both in terms of moral and spiritual growth. The Quran promises equal reward for both. Continue reading...