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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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New message from an often-read Scripture

I recently finished a sermon series from Revelation chapters 2 and 3 at my church, where I preached on the seven churches mentioned in these ...

November 13, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

6 quotes from Pope Francis’ recent interview with a newspaper made by the homeless

Pope Francis just gave a very rare interview to a newspaper that helps fund the homeless.

November 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Look to God's standard -- the Bible -- for truth

In all the teaching found in the New Testament, one does not find people being taught different ideas.

November 12, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Why people quitting their jobs can be good for the economy

Quitting equals winning — at least in a recovering U.S. labor market.

November 12, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith

Struggling veteran removes shoes, gives to man who has none

Jon M. is all he wants to be known by. That’s what he told me when he agreed to tell his story of being ...

November 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Denning Deseret News | Faith

This Michigan city just made history by voting in America's first-ever Muslim-majority council

Muslims scored a major victory in Michigan.

November 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Religious construction could be about to increase for the first time since 2002

This year has been bleak for religious construction. Industry experts predict that 9.3 million square feet of new space for churches, synagogues, temples and ...

November 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Starbucks cup complaints divide Christian community

As the pumpkin spice season comes to a close, a tempest has been brewing over Starbucks' newest coffee cup.

November 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Supreme Court takes on religious freedom challenge to Obamacare — again

For the second time in less than two years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear religious freedom challenges to the Affordable Care ...

November 10, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

8 world religions embrace the Golden Rule

One of the most important rules parents can teach their children is colored gold.

November 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

This '90s comedy star credits God for saving him from suicide, depression and drugs

Few comedians could get much more popular than Kel Mitchell did in the 1990s.

November 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

From broken to mended through Jesus

There seems to be a global pandemic we are facing more and more every day. It is taking more lives that any natural disaster or ...

November 09, 2015 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith

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