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Christian schools take stance on homosexuality policies

With same-sex marriage now legal across the country, the question has surfaced about whether religious-affiliated schools will accommodate gay or lesbian students, staff and faculty who are married.

July 22, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis taps media-savvy priest for key Los Angeles role

Father Robert Barron may be ready for his close-up. The media-savvy Roman Catholic priest whose public television series "Catholicism" drew wide acclaim, has been named one of three new auxiliary bishops for Los Angeles, arguably the world's media capital.

July 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The title of Harper Lee’s new book comes from the Bible

Last Tuesday, book readers and literature enthusiasts alike celebrated across the country as “Go Set a Watchman” — the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” — hit bookshelves and was made available to the public.

July 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus is best hope in world for Christians

What is hope? In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is defined as "a confident expectation that a desire will be fulfilled; wishful trust; something which one longs to see realized"

July 20, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Religious freedom experts worry about their First Amendment rights after marriage ruling

Long-held American views of religious liberty may be rapidly shifting in the wake of a June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.

July 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Is religion failing? The Dalai Lama has a surprising answer

It isn't just American demographers and church planters who are concerned about the rise of the "nones," or the spiritually unaffiliated. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, isn't happy about it, either.

July 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


God is faithful and as assured as the sun

One time, when I was traveling by plane, we had risen above a storm system with the thick clouds below us. I had the window seat and looked out and saw the most beautiful view of the sun, shining in its brilliance.

July 18, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Muslims celebrate completion of Ramadan fasting during Eid al-Fitr

Many of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims will be spending Friday celebrating the completion of Ramadan, a month-long observance of fasting from dawn to sundown.

July 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Adventists celebrate Ellen G. White 100 years after her death

Ellen G. White, whose visions helped shape the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was remembered worldwide on the centennial of her July 16, 1915, death in northern California.

July 17, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Follow God's book, don't write your own

Man sees the need for standards in everyday life. The mechanic knows there are standard-size parts. And the seamstress knows the number of inches in a yard and understands the need for a standard of measure.

July 16, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Religion doesn't exclude scientific fact

Have you heard about the so-called war between science and religion? There are many individuals in both camps who are convinced that the two can never be reconciled. They view science and religion (and especially the religion of Christianity) as in absolute opposition to each other.

July 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What God, Lord Ganesha and green tea have in common with Katy Perry

Katy Perry has caused somewhat of an uproar in the news with her desire to purchase a former Los Angeles Catholic convent.

July 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Non-Muslims get a glimpse of Islam's holiest night of the year

Wrapping up the holy month of Ramadan, 1.6 billion Muslims around the world are amping up their worship during the last 10 days of the fasting observance.

July 16, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Circuit court rules contraception mandate doesn't violate religious freedom

The government's health care law mandating contraception coverage does not impinge on the religious liberty of an order of Roman Catholic nuns and Christian schools, a federal court ruled Tuesday.

July 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Pope commits to studying critiques of his criticism of capitalism

After a weeklong South American visit in which he delivered direct criticism of "unbridled capitalism," Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Monday pledging to listen to critics of his views.

July 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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Articles by Section - Faith


Allow renewal of your faith

It would be great if every follower of Jesus Christ continued to grow forward in our faith every day from the first time we accepted ...

February 18, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Q&A: Why faith groups should stay engaged in politics and public debate

Michael Wear wants to build a better relationship between faith groups and politicians because he's experienced the frustrations of the status quo.

February 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Helping other equip saints with the word

As you read these words I am in Haiti. Today is my last full day there, as we will begin our journey home tomorrow. I ...

February 17, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Courage to face the lions

The things of the Old Testament were written for learning (Romans 15:4). Daniel, a man taken from his home as a young man who ...

February 16, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Who is up for '365 Things I Love About You Challenge'?

I confess: I was irritated. I’d had a silly squabble with my wife one morning and driven to my office in a fog of ...

February 14, 2017 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Game review: Castles and Crusades handbook brings 'old school' gaming to life

The Castles and Crusades fantasy roleplaying game (RPG) is the passion of brothers Stephen and Davis Chenault. It came to life in 2003 and is ...

February 14, 2017 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


Have mercy on me

"Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…" (Hebrews 3:7-8).

February 13, 2017 | By Elder W. Pilkington Columnist | Faith


God's call to live FAT

The other day I came out of my office after hearing a profound testimony concerning being fat. There were several ladies working in our backpack ...

February 11, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religion and romance: How finding spiritual compatibility can strengthen a relationship

Imagine a new couple out on a Valentine's Day date. The young man and woman are both nervous, but the candlelit restaurant has created ...

February 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Are we zealous for the Lord?

The Apostle Paul wrote, "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant ...

February 09, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Don't fade away from God

Hurricane Matthew hit back in October. Recently I spoke to a friend whose home just began to leak. There is no doubt that the cause ...

February 09, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Anne Frank and the value of a single life

This past week, I visited the famed Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, the secret annex where 13-year-old Anne and her family hid for more than ...

February 07, 2017 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Faith


The things Trump said about God and money that you probably haven't heard

So far, President Donald Trump's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning has received a heavy amount of criticism, specifically the moment ...

February 04, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Reaching the world for Christ

In the book of Mark, chapter 16, verse 15, we are told to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."

February 04, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Everything is in the names of Jesus Christ

In his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul wrote these words about Jesus. "God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name ...

February 03, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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