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'Lord's troubadour' on the road

posted: 09/24/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

John Michael Talbot is a busy man.

'Terror' law limits religion in Russia

posted: 09/24/2016 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The 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.

Ganesh fest honors popular Hindu god

posted: 09/24/2016 3:23 a.m. Discuss

MUMBAI, 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.

Open Door to start conference Friday

posted: 09/24/2016 3:21 a.m. Discuss

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

Religion calendar

posted: 09/24/2016 3:21 a.m. Discuss

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On Religion: Cellphones crush limits for small flock's clergy

posted: 09/24/2016 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Once upon a time, the average-size American religious congregation had two telephones that really mattered.

Faith Matters: Does bigger always mean better?

posted: 09/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

I'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.

Local notes

posted: 09/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Friendship 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.”

Feeding a need

posted: 09/17/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

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

Religion News Briefs

posted: 09/17/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

LR Buddhist group lists talk schedule

Prison mentor plans home for freed women

posted: 09/17/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Kathy Kaczmarek has big plans.

Commentary: Author: Morality mirrors paganism

posted: 09/17/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

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

On Religion: Satirist's fake 'news reports' mirror righteous

posted: 09/17/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

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

Religion calendar

posted: 09/17/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

Faith Matters: Churches absorb culture, uniformity

posted: 09/17/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Since 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.

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