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As Rome honors Martin Luther, Catholics and Protestants enjoy thaw

Nearly 500 years after a Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther famously broke with the Vatican by nailing a list of grievances to a German cathedral door, Catholicism's headquarters city will honor Luther with a square named for him.

September 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Compromise could fix Kentucky's wedding license feud, but the Supreme Court is not yet ready to deci

When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June that same-sex marriage was a constitutional right, dissenting opinion author Chief Justice John Roberts wrote "hard questions arise when people of faith exercise religion in ways that may be seen to conflict with the new right," adding, "there is little doubt that these and similar questions will soon be before this court."

September 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

90 years later, 'Scopes Monkey Trial' resonates with evolution's supporters, critics

Nine decades after a Tennessee jury found science instructor John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, both sides can claim victory in the ensuing religious, cultural and scientific debate over the creation of Earth, observers say.

September 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Are U.S. Catholics misinterpreting the pope's views on family?

Later this month, thousands of Catholics will converge on Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, celebrating family life and welcoming Pope Francis to the U.S. The event, as promotional videos illustrate, will focus on the traditional bonds between a married man and woman and their children, even as a growing number of American Catholics conceive of "family" in more fluid ways.

September 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

ValueSpeak: Working together to conquer an ogre of an auger

To be honest, when my wife, Anita, said we were going to rent an auger, I was stumped.

September 03, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith

How Muslims organizations are working together to rebuild Christian churches

In the wake of the recent string of fires that have destroyed predominantly black churches across the South, a number of Muslim organizations have come together in an effort to help rebuild.

September 03, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith

Gospel fills Hinesville's airwaves

Gospel 94.9 FM WHNL, Hinesville's first 24-hour FM gospel-radio station, is on the air.

September 01, 2015 | Tiffany King | Faith

Is the world's oldest Quran older than Muhammad?

Fragments of the oldest version of the Quran were found in Birmingham, England, last month inside another Quran from the late seventh century, BBC reported. Oxford University researchers used carbon dating to find the pages were from about 1,448 to 1,371 years ago, according to BBC.

September 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

We must learn to love and respect each other

I am excited about the possibility of and the blessings of unity (Psalm 133).

August 31, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith

Woman who devotes life to 'biking for Jesus' still at it at 65

It's hard to put an exact number on how far people must go to meet their goals and how long it'll take, but for bicycle missionary Judy Bowman, 1.8 million miles biked in 20 years has brought her close to enlightenment.

August 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith

This man’s name means 'God,' and he’s being asked to change it

Local authorities in Indonesia are asking a 42-year-old man to change his name.

August 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

World’s oldest Bible to be on display at British Museum. Here’s a sneak peek

If you’re a fan of ancient artifacts or the Bible, you may want to book a flight to Britain, as the Codex Sinaiticus, the world’s oldest copy of the bible, will be on display in the British Museum in the coming months, according to The Guardian.

August 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Become a member of the teaching cycle

In 2 Timothy 2:2, I see what I would describe as a teaching cycle, where those being taught turn around and teach others what they have learned so that they, in turn, will have the ability and knowledge to teach yet others.

August 29, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Praising God with our singing

I love to sing. I grew up going to church and singing with my parents.

August 28, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

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 players find religion helps them put sports in proper perspective.

August 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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As world reacts to Hajj stampede, public health officials work to make pilgrimages safer

For many public health officials, the news of the deaths of more than 700 Muslim pilgrims near Mecca on Thursday was tragic but unsurprising.

September 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Celebrate the new season

As I walked out of my home Wednesday morning, I was met with the crisp, cool autumn air.

September 26, 2015 | By the Rev. Ashley Morris Pastor's Corner | Faith

Darsey is enjoying honors and growth in his church

Another year, another accolade.

September 26, 2015 | By Edith Anderson In the Pulpit | Faith

Ben Carson, Donald Trump and the GOP problem with Muslims

Within the last week, two 2016 Republican presidential nominees have caused controversy over comments they made about Muslims, which may indicate the political party has ...

September 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be ...

September 23, 2015 | donald roberts FamilyShare | Faith

Strive to be perfected in God-like agape love

There is an old song that comes to mind, and I am not sure I remember all the words correctly, but in essence it says ...

September 22, 2015 | By Pastor Daisy P. Edwards Columnist | Faith

What Yom Kippur can teach non-Jews about forgiveness

For the past week, Jews across the country have been saying, "I'm sorry."

September 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Become something beautiful with God

In Romans 12, we are encouraged to be transformed.

September 19, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Was it caution or Islamaphobia that resulted in arrest of Muslim teen?

The Islamic Association of North Texas and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne don't fault school and law enforcement officials for the arrest and suspension ...

September 19, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

Get consistent with the Lord

I enjoy playing golf. I suppose it is my most-enjoyable hobby at this time in my life.

September 18, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

'90 Minutes in Heaven' and Christianity's complicated relationship to near-death experiences

Not all Christians are happy about the latest faith-based film to hit theaters.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Jewish and Islamic holidays happening at the same time offer believers a chance to reflect

This fall is a unique time for both Muslim and Jewish believers, as the two religious groups will see two of their religious holidays occur ...

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

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