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These are the 14 religious holidays believers celebrate in December

December has finally arrived, and with it comes an abundance of colorful lights, vibrant wreaths and a bunch of family parties.

December 02, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Why people of faith should pay attention to the climate change conference in Paris

More than 150 world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday for the start of an international conference on climate change. Policymakers are expected to reach an agreement within the next few weeks on how to address environmental degradation by reducing greenhouse gas emission and supporting sustainable energy initiatives.

December 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Who counts as an evangelical Christian?

Since the late 1970s, evangelical Christians have been major players in national politics and hot-button social issues.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith communities can help ease racial tension in America

It's been more than a year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the small Midwestern town have quieted, but debates over the state of American race relations continue in town halls, the media and in faith communities.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Tebow’s recent breakup creates divide over chaste lifestyle

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s chaste lifestyle has been under the spotlight in recent days.

December 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Be thankful to God, bless his name

We hear the expression "God Bless America" or "God bless you" often and that's good but it's time for America and us, as a nation, to bless God.

November 30, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Jr. Columnist | Faith


The most grateful religions in America, in one chart

Most religious believers tend to be grateful every week, according to the Pew Research Center, which published a chart last Tuesday that showed the percentage of people “who feel a strong sense of gratitude at least once a week” based on their religion.

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Savannah Waycross AME District sets symposium

Each year, the Savannah Waycross District of the Georgia Annual Conference in the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gathers for the business of area churches. The business sessions include resolutions of the local congregations, and the Board of Examiners report to receive new and advance individuals who have accepted their call to public ministry. These congregations gather for fellowship, worship and training.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Faith groups react to efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S.

One day after more than two dozen governors announced they would bar Syrian refugees from living in their states, leaders from a variety of faith groups called for continued resettlement.

November 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100.

November 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Gifted musician serves two churches

The Rev. Victor Brewton Sr. is a native of Evans County. He serves as pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, as well as Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Groveland.

November 24, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


5 tips for digitizing photos

There is nothing more heartbreaking for us than to talk to someone who has spent hours and dollars digitizing their photo collection, only to find out that the files are too small or too low quality for archival purposes. They may look fine on Facebook, but when printed in a family history book or newspaper article, they look blurry or pixelated.

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor Deseret News | Faith


Fighting the "Word Thief" — Life Writing with Dementia

My father is undergoing a heroic struggle. (“Heroic is a bit strong,” he says, “but I am enjoying it.”)

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor FamilyShare | Faith


Churches should involve young adults

"Then he said to them, 'The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest'" Luke 10:2.

November 23, 2015 | By the Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Professor’s explanation of why we shouldn’t paint all Muslims with the same brush goes viral again

One year later, a professor’s call to not paint all Muslims with the same brush stroke is making headlines again.

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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Raising children the right way

Psalm 127:3 reminds us that children are a gift from the Lord, but with these gifts come awesome responsibilities.

May 27, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Lindsey Stirling talks overcoming anorexia, receives Billboard Music Award

Lindsey Stirling has been busy.

May 27, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Sin draws us to itself

I recently bought a new car. My Impala had been good to me, but after eight years it was time to say goodbye.

May 26, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Muslim man, Jewish woman pray together at vigil after Manchester attack

Twenty-two people died and 59 others were injured in a bombing at the Manchester Arena earlier this week.

May 26, 2017 | Herb Scribner News Division | Faith


Schedule time for God

Life is always busy. Jobs, family, recreation and other things crowd schedules.

May 25, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Social media connects faith leaders with believers around the world — and haters, too

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking online harassment since the founders of Facebook and Twitter were toddlers. Staff members scoured the early internet for Holocaust ...

May 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Adultery still seen as morally unacceptable as other controversial behaviors gain support

American standards for morally acceptable behavior have shifted dramatically over the past 16 years, as growing numbers of adults espouse more liberal views on gay ...

May 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith works in the real world

"And Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.'"

May 22, 2017 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Parallel empires: Trump's upcoming visit with pope is latest chapter in U.S./Vatican relationship

The significance of a global network of priests sank in for Thomas Reese on the day the president of Rwanda's plane was shot down.

May 22, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The promise of marriage

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

May 22, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Motherhood deserves more than one day of honor

The scriptures tell us, both in the 10 Commandments as well as Ephesians 6, that we are to honor our mothers. Also, this past Sunday ...

May 20, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord will steer us right

I was 17 years old, nearing the end of my senior year in high school, when I came to believe God was calling me to ...

May 19, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


The King of Kings part 2

Today we continue our study of Christ the King of Kings. In places were kings are crowned today, when the coronation day occurs normally there ...

May 18, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Amid gang violence in El Salvador, parents face ‘a terrible choice’

ZACATECOLUCA, El Salvador — Carmen de Jesus rose from her bed, night after night, to shake off her nightmares and check on her teenage daughter.

May 18, 2017 | Matthew D. LaPlante Deseret News | Faith


Woman saves a man’s life by listening to her 6-year-old grandson

We've all had experiences where we had a feeling that we should do or say something without understanding why. As an adult, we feel ...

May 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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