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8 things to know about this year's Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the two-day Jewish New Year celebration, began Sunday. From the foods to the sounds to the tweets, the festival's messages provide Jews worldwide a chance to reflect and plan for future endeavors, according to BBC.

September 15, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Pastors in 35 states to get sabbaticals via foundation grants

Pastors in 35 states will be able to take some time off for study, reflection and personal renewal thanks to grants from an Indiana-based foundation.

September 14, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Everybody wants to meet Pope Francis on his U.S. trip, but few will get one-on-one time

Stephen Colbert, who away from the television cameras is a dedicated Roman Catholic who teaches Sunday School in his suburban New Jersey parish, wants to meet Pope Francis when the pontiff visits the United States later this month. He really, really wants to meet the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, media reports indicate.

September 14, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


New Buddhist fraternity and sorority to bring compassion and kindness to college campus

For founders of the first Buddhist Greek organization on a U.S. college campus, striving to show compassion proves more important than starting controversy.

September 14, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Don't neglect the most important thing

In just a couple of weeks, summer once again is going to come to a close, and fall is upon us.

September 12, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Headhunters help churches find pastors, staff

Garry Clemmer didn't want to go through the hassle again. Five years after an internal search to find a lead pastor for Ecclesia Hollywood, a non-denominational Christian church meeting in a purple-hued edifice visible from Santa Monica Boulevard, the group still needed to find a permanent replacement.

September 12, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Accept that everyone is a sinner

Friday marks 14 years since that fateful day.

September 11, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


When push comes to shove, Americans prefer religious liberty over LGBT rights, poll shows

If push came to shove, American voters would support religious liberty over LGBT rights, according to a new poll from Caddell Associates cited by The Washington Examiner.

September 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


God gives man light; will we ever use it?

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path ... The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." - Psalm 119:105,130

September 10, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Annulment changes give Catholics hope, but some have doubts

Changes in the way the Roman Catholic Church grants annulments — announced Monday in two documents issued "motu proprio," or on the Pope's initiative — may yield unintended consequences for the 1.2-billion-member religion, observers say.

September 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


QUIZ: Which of these 15 celebrities are Muslim?

American Muslims have seen a surge in popularity in the past four years, according to Shahed Amanullah, a former senior advisor for the U.S. State Department.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


California's Catholics continue to oppose assisted-suicide bill revived in state Assembly

After a California Assembly committee maneuvered to revive a bill legalizing assisted suicide, Roman Catholics and others opposed to the practice continued to protest the measure.

September 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


We often hear about the evangelical right. What about the evangelical left?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has garnered a lot of support from conservative and Republican voters, including many evangelical Christians. According to the latest poll numbers out of Iowa, Trump is one of the top picks from evangelical voters, right behind Ben Carson.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Gospel Jam set for Saturday in Midway

Halsell Gospel will present the Lift Every Voice Gospel Jam 2015 at 6 p.m. Saturday at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

September 09, 2015 | Staff report | Faith


Christian college uses controversial moment to talk about redemption with students

Soccer players from Whitworth University, a private Christian school in Spokane, Washington, recently got a red card from school officials after an Instagram photo of the players dressed as the Jackson 5 while wearing blackface and afro wigs went viral across the Internet, according to The Washington Post.

September 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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The Clean Cut: Goldberg machine tells endearing story with Japanese flair

Think Rube Goldberg (1883-1970), and dominoes, balls, bridges, and quirky knick-knacks are sure to come to mind. Ambitious inventors still compete today to create unique ...

April 26, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


When they knew God

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart ...

April 24, 2017 | By Pastor Bernard Harper Sr. Columnist | Faith


Easter is over, now what?

On the first Easter day, after Jesus had arisen from the grave, he appeared to his disciples and John 21 tells us that "The disciples ...

April 22, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Easter is over, now what?

On the first Easter day, after Jesus had arisen from the grave, he appeared to his disciples and John 21 tells us that "The disciples ...

April 22, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Worship for yourself and for others

Well, Easter is over. So now we move along with life, right?

April 21, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


4 simple ways to know if God is trying to talk to you through your dreams

Prayer helps us to convey to God all the positive, negative and challenging situations and feelings that arise in our lives. In fact, it’s ...

April 21, 2017 | Elizabeth González Torres FamilyShare | Faith


God's communication to man

God has always cared for his creation and has never left man to his own devices. God in the beginning spoke directly to man in ...

April 20, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How a Supreme Court case about tire chips relates to 19th-century religious discrimination

On its surface, the latest religious freedom case before the Supreme Court is about state-funded tire shreds. A religiously affiliated preschool, Trinity Lutheran Church Learning ...

April 20, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


What you need to know about the Supreme Court's latest religious liberty case

The most high-profile religious liberty case before the Supreme Court in 2017 doesn't have to do with birth control access, same-sex marriage or some ...

April 19, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


6 things God is trying to tell you when your heart is broken

There have been times in my life, and most likely in yours, when my heart felt so shattered I was genuinely surprised it kept beating.

April 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


How public figures' infidelity affects the people they serve

Scandal in the personal lives of politicians is always big news — even when the scandal is that a leader has gone to great lengths to ...

April 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Man cries at thought of going to Cub Scout pack meeting after surgery

One man’s feelings about Cub Scout pack meeting were revealed after coming off medication following knee surgery.

April 16, 2017 | Brooke Facer Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Set free

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

April 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


3 ways God restores our inner peace

Maintaining inner peace is a challenge. Every day we strive to balance family, work and our well-being, all while trying to keep a positive and ...

April 16, 2017 | Mayra Colón FamilyShare | Faith


Choosing the date of Easter and how Western, Eastern celebrations are on the same day this year

For most premodern peoples, the entire cosmos was sacred, because it was both created by God and filled with divine power and presence. God (or ...

April 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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