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Catholics, unaffiliated are big in cities, survey reveals, showing changing faith landscape

In America's largest metropolitan markets people are more likely to be either Roman Catholic or religiously unaffiliated than to hold any other faith tradition, the Public Religion Research Institute reported in an analysis released this week.

August 11, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Seattle wants to help Muslims buy homes

Seattle is taking strides to make homeownership possible for more Muslim families.

August 11, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Savoring the feeling of feeling nothing

I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit me.

August 10, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis calls for 'open doors' for divorced, remarried Catholics, but communion remains unsettl

Offering a word of encouragement to Roman Catholics who have divorced and remarried without church approval, Pope Francis may urge compassion, though his words are far from final on the issue. Catholics, as well as other Christian denominations, are divided on the question of divorce and remarriage.

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


Making your influence count now

As I was driving down the road the other day, I looked over and saw a sign dedicating a highway for someone. I have driven down that piece of road many times and have never paid much attention to this sign.

August 08, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God wants us to change for the better

I am writing this column on the first day of school here in Bryan County. By the time you read it, they will have almost a full week behind them.

August 07, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


U.S. churches split over divestment from Israel

The leadership of three major U.S. churches took on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last week, voting on resolutions to support the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanction movement.

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Bosnian Muslim-Christian relations improve 20 years after Srebrenica massacre

Twenty years ago Saturday, Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic was reassuring Muslim Bosnian civilians their lives would be protected by handing out candy while laughing with his soldiers in Srebrenica, Bosnia — a town that had been declared a United Nations safe haven during the Bosnian War.

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


God has given one word and it must be followed

In Christ, man can gain victory over sin and a home in heaven.

August 06, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pope Francis not the vacationing type, Vatican observers note

International leaders often take time off during the summer months. President Barack Obama is heading to Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast Saturday for a 15-day break, Boston.com reported.

August 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Become a humble servant

"Then his disciples began arguing about which of them was the greatest. But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side. Then he said to them, 'Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me also welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest.'" - Luke 9:46-48 (NLT)

August 04, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


More Russians have qualms about religion, poll reveals

Russians' views on whether religion benefits them and their society have changed dramatically over the past 25 years, a new poll from a state-owned research firm reveals.

August 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Two Sudanese pastors face 'final' hearing Aug. 5, as nation continues anti-Christian attacks

The Republic of Sudan's government is expected to hold a "final hearing" for two Christian pastors Aug. 5, media reports indicate. The case, which might result in death sentences for the pair, is the latest in a series of crackdowns on Christians there.

August 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Religious tolerance in the U.A.E.

As the second Catholic church opens in Abu Dhabi, leaders of the United Arab Emirates are being praise for their religious tolerance.

August 03, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Don't be complacent with this world

Being complacent is dangerous. People can be so pleased with where they are in life that it can prevent them from attaining higher goals or being prepared for the unexpected.

August 01, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Is there too much faith in college football?

College football is having a crisis of faith. Public schools across the country have long allowed chaplains to access their locker rooms as coaches and ...

August 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Watch children facing spiritual dangers

Being a parent is a seemingly never-ending task. Children require attention all the time. They are worth all the trouble they put a parent though ...

August 27, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This is even more evidence that Jesus may have had a wife

Did Jesus have a wife? It’s a question experts, researchers and believers have debated for years.

August 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


New stock index tracks 'Catholic Values' in investments

While global stock markets continued their gyrations Monday, a new stock index has focused on another type of bottom-line: Catholic values.

August 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Religious freedom under fire via 'anti-conversion' laws, experts say

Laws restricting religious conversion and other practices are drawing fire from religious freedom experts, who say the measures hamper societal harmony.

August 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The new TV show about a 'pastor' that some don’t want you to watch

A new TV show debuted this summer that’s created some controversy among believers and families. It’s called “Impastor” and tells the story of ...

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


3 things you don't really need from a family who knows

When the Dannemiller family took up an experiment to abandon consumer culture for a year, they missed out on aspects of life many people consider ...

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Marching band not allowed to perform Christian hymn — crowd sings it anyway

The Brandon High School marching band in Mississippi found itself on the bench for the school’s first football game of the season after a ...

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Sunday School with Jimmy Carter draws hundreds

With the sanctuary and overflow room in the small Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, packed, the teacher of Sunday's Gospel lesson taught for ...

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Love those who don't love you to gain perspective

The late Rev. B.T. Smith made a comment once that has really stuck with me: "You have to love those who don't love ...

August 24, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackons Columnist | Faith


Did John Oliver get it right in his critique of televangelists?

On Sunday night last week, political commentator John Oliver called out televangelists who ask their followers to donate money to churches and religious organizations, according ...

August 24, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


What does the Bible say about fantasy football?

It’s almost football season. For more than 30 million Americans, that means it’s almost fantasy football season, too.

August 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Midway musician's concert at RH church

Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church will present a gospel concert featuring "Mark and Friends" at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Main Campus Sanctuary ...

August 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith


'Holy & Hungry' show connects faith, biscuits and gravy

Caitlin Kenzie Scott's biscuits make her soul rejoice. She smothers them with chorizo gravy and infuses apricot preserves, creating a sweet and savory medley ...

August 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Unity for the sake of souls that need saving

In 1 Corinthians 1:10, the Apostle Paul states, "I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of ...

August 22, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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