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These are the 14 religious holidays believers celebrate in December

December has finally arrived, and with it comes an abundance of colorful lights, vibrant wreaths and a bunch of family parties.

December 02, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Why people of faith should pay attention to the climate change conference in Paris

More than 150 world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday for the start of an international conference on climate change. Policymakers are expected to reach an agreement within the next few weeks on how to address environmental degradation by reducing greenhouse gas emission and supporting sustainable energy initiatives.

December 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Who counts as an evangelical Christian?

Since the late 1970s, evangelical Christians have been major players in national politics and hot-button social issues.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith communities can help ease racial tension in America

It's been more than a year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the small Midwestern town have quieted, but debates over the state of American race relations continue in town halls, the media and in faith communities.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Tebow’s recent breakup creates divide over chaste lifestyle

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s chaste lifestyle has been under the spotlight in recent days.

December 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Be thankful to God, bless his name

We hear the expression "God Bless America" or "God bless you" often and that's good but it's time for America and us, as a nation, to bless God.

November 30, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Jr. Columnist | Faith


The most grateful religions in America, in one chart

Most religious believers tend to be grateful every week, according to the Pew Research Center, which published a chart last Tuesday that showed the percentage of people “who feel a strong sense of gratitude at least once a week” based on their religion.

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Savannah Waycross AME District sets symposium

Each year, the Savannah Waycross District of the Georgia Annual Conference in the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gathers for the business of area churches. The business sessions include resolutions of the local congregations, and the Board of Examiners report to receive new and advance individuals who have accepted their call to public ministry. These congregations gather for fellowship, worship and training.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Faith groups react to efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S.

One day after more than two dozen governors announced they would bar Syrian refugees from living in their states, leaders from a variety of faith groups called for continued resettlement.

November 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100.

November 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Gifted musician serves two churches

The Rev. Victor Brewton Sr. is a native of Evans County. He serves as pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, as well as Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Groveland.

November 24, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


5 tips for digitizing photos

There is nothing more heartbreaking for us than to talk to someone who has spent hours and dollars digitizing their photo collection, only to find out that the files are too small or too low quality for archival purposes. They may look fine on Facebook, but when printed in a family history book or newspaper article, they look blurry or pixelated.

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor Deseret News | Faith


Fighting the "Word Thief" — Life Writing with Dementia

My father is undergoing a heroic struggle. (“Heroic is a bit strong,” he says, “but I am enjoying it.”)

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor FamilyShare | Faith


Churches should involve young adults

"Then he said to them, 'The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest'" Luke 10:2.

November 23, 2015 | By the Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Professor’s explanation of why we shouldn’t paint all Muslims with the same brush goes viral again

One year later, a professor’s call to not paint all Muslims with the same brush stroke is making headlines again.

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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How reading the Bible changed in the early 16th century during the Reformation

Editor's note: This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and this is one in a series of columns to describe the origins ...

June 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Answers are right in plain sight

There is a story in the scriptures where there were several people who decided to stop following Jesus around.

June 10, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Let the Lord help you thrive

I am exhausted. Actually, I am anticipating being exhausted. In order for you to read this column today, I've written it several days in ...

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


Follow God's commands

The Bible is God's word given to man, so that man can have salvation. It is a gift given by God, but it is ...

June 08, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


No better prayer than this

We recently observed the National Day of Prayer. For me that set a theme for the month as a time of prayer and reflection on ...

June 08, 2017 | By Pastor K.E. Brown | Faith


It’s praying time at Life United Pentecostal Church

It's praying time. Pastor Thomas Crutchfield and members of Life United Pentecostal Church (LUPC) in Hinesville, Georgia, are gearing up for their second annual ...

June 06, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Coastal Courier correspondent | Faith


Music and Spoken Word: Together we are strong

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

June 04, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Do U.S. efforts to help persecuted Christians around the world help or hurt?

Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world today, targeted by Islamic terror groups like Boko Haram and ISIS, as well as secular ...

June 03, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Family tells Washington Post how faith in God's plan helps them battle genetic disease

Butterfly babies, reported the Washington Post, is a name for infants born with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disease that makes “skin break and ...

June 02, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Leaked draft shows Trump aims to exempt religious objectors from birth-control mandate

The Trump administration may soon give religious objectors to the Affordable Care Act what they've wanted for years: an exemption to the law's ...

June 02, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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