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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


Want to date someone who shares your faith? There's an app for that

Online dating is often awkward, but young Muslim singles in America may have it worse than most.

November 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Psst … there’s already a religious test for Syrian refugees

After a group of attackers spread terror across Paris last week, there’s been some debate among politicians about whether or not to allow Syrian refugees into the United States. States such as Alabama, Michigan, Louisiana and a wealth of others have already decided not to allow refugees.

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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Americans under 30 are less supportive of religious freedom than other adults

Younger Americans stand out from older generations in a variety of ways, as a seemingly endless stream of commentators are happy to point out. They ...

August 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Martin Luther's history-changing translation of the Bible

The oldest known translation of any part of the Bible into German — strictly, into Old High German — was done between the mid-eighth and the early ...

August 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Maturity is more than years

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

August 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Open my eyes to the beauty

In Psalm 119:18, David says, "Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law."

August 19, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Seeing physically and spiritually

I recently had eye surgery. Actually I first had it nine years ago.

August 18, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Heaven is an eternal inheritance

An inheritance is something most people are familiar with, they have received something from a loved one who has died.

August 17, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae offers prayers, hope for youths battling cancer

Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae and singer Tori Kelly recently released a music video of “I’ll Find You,” a single written in support of youths ...

August 16, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


'Take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn'

When I was a lad, our family made just one trip to California. It was in the early 1960s. We drove down to see the ...

August 15, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


No need to worry, just pray

When we think about all the things that are going on in our world today, we have a tendency to worry. We wonder what our ...

August 14, 2017 | By Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Don't believe everything you think

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

August 14, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Keeping your promises to God

A few weeks ago I was out in my boat fishing with a couple of the grand kids.

August 12, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God gives us natural urge to live

A few years back I was in the woods behind my home raking pine straw for my flowerbeds. I felt a burn on my leg ...

August 11, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


How churches will celebrate God during the solar eclipse

Father James Kurzynski will greet the solar eclipse later this month with deep Roman Catholic faith and telescopes equipped to study the sun. He plans ...

August 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Can we survive today's wickedness? Part 2

Mankind lives in a world of wickedness.

August 10, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Learn to let it go

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

August 10, 2017 | By Rev. DeRon Harper of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church | Faith


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