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Faith Matters: Prophet Muhammad builds allegiences with justice, honesty, truth

Subscriber onlyIn my last column, we saw Muhammad (Peace be on him.) and his early followers suffering inhumane atrocities at the hands of Meccans -- so much so, that at last, he risks his life to flee from their clutches. According to Arab customs, however, by leaving his tribe and abandoning his clan, he became fair game for attack by his enemies. Continue reading...

Faith Matters: 'Christian' actions today might mystify faithful of future

Subscriber onlyI have a friend who is a Dudeist minister. Dudeism -- or the Church of the Latter-Day Dude -- is a religion inspired by the Coen brother's film "The Big Lebowski." There is even a religion called Jediism, "based on the real life issues and philosophies that are at the source of the Star Wars myth." And don't get me started on Pastafarianism. Continue reading...

Fellowship Bible Church: Springdale congregation celebrates 50 years of fellowship and Bible

Subscriber only"Our name says it all: Fellowship Bible Church," said the Rev. Brad Arnold, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Springdale. "We're big on fellowship, and we're big on the Bible." Continue reading...

Sikhs: Persecution rising in Afghanistan

Subscriber onlyAfghanistan's once-thriving Sikh community is dwindling fast as many choose to leave the country of their birth to escape what they say is growing intolerance and discrimination. Once boasting as many as 100,000 members in the 1990s, Afghanistan's Sikh population, according to community leaders, has fallen to an estimated 2,500. Continue reading...

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