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Upcoming canonization of Spanish priest in America sheds insight on sainthood

The anticipated canonization of Spanish priest Junípero Serra has generated months of debate over whether his missionary work among Native Americans in 18th century California makes him worthy or not to be a saint.

September 17, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Kentucky clerk case driving wedge into conservative Christian camp

The case of a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples has not only galvanized pro and anti same-sex marriage camps but may have also created a divide among conservative Christians.

September 17, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


As High Holy Days near, some synagogues abandon 'pay-to-pray' tradition

Since the 1950s, the end of summer has signaled two things for American Jews: The advent of a worship period known as the High Holy Days, and making certain one has a reserved seat to worship during the most sacred period of the faith's annual calendar.

September 16, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Digital Seekers: Spiritual leaders see growth opportunity among tech's stressed workforce

Three years ago, Adam Smallcombe moved his wife and young children from their home just north of Sydney, Australia, 7,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean to a place they'd never been into a culture they didn't know.

September 16, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Your iPhone is about to get some new religious emojis

Brace yourself. New religious emojis are coming.

September 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


God can redeem any soul who seeks atonement

Today's text is from Leviticus 23:24-25 (MSG): "God said to Moses, 'Tell the people of Israel, on the first day of the seventh month, set aside a day of rest, a sacred assembly - mark it with loud blasts on the ram's horn. Don't do any ordinary work. Offer a fire-gift to God.'"

September 15, 2015 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Church celebrations planned

The Miracles of God Ministry Church of Christ Holiness unto the Lord Evangelistic Church will celebrate the founder and overseer's 13th appreciation service at 6 p.m. Saturday at 401 Smith and Cox Road NE in Ludowici.

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith


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


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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


Focus on God, what he wants you to accomplish

We all face challenges in life, but the key to being successful is to stay focused on your God-given purpose, not your problems.

May 15, 2017 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


A mother's greatest priority

This Sunday is Mother's Day, a day we honor mothers for who they are and for all they do.

May 13, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Protestant Reformation was launched five centuries ago this year

This year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the most important and influential events in world history, the Protestant Reformation. Over the coming months ...

May 13, 2017 | Daniel Peterson Deseret News | Faith


The Clean Cut: Football coach surprises a mom with full ride scholarship for her son

East Carolina University football coach Scottie Montgomery sets the scene as he heads into the elementary school where Tia Chapman works, in a video from ...

May 13, 2017 | Brooke Facer Deseret News | Faith


Traveling the Luther Trail in Germany for 500th anniversary of Reformation

Stepping from a Martin Luther-focused museum built in 2015 into the Luther House, where the noted religious reformer had lived as a schoolboy from 1498-1501 ...

May 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


The American Moms: The teacher I never got to thank

Can I tell you something? I hated high school. Like really, really hated it.

May 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Mothers, steer kids to Christ

It is the week of Mother's Day. I was curious as to the origins of this day, so I did what you do in ...

May 12, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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