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Female Anglican clerics want to refer to God as 'She'

God's gender is coming under scrutiny as newly ordained female bishops in the Church of England sound a call for Anglican liturgy to refer to the deity as "she."

June 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

First Baptist Church in Ludowici celebrates retiring debt

First Baptist Church of Ludowici recently had a homecoming-and-debt-retirement ceremony to celebrate paying off the note on the building.

June 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Faith

Marijuana church gains IRS recognition, claims state law sanctions services

An Indianapolis church devoted to marijuana and recognized as a nonprofit religious organization by the Internal Revenue Service says Indiana's new religious freedom law sanctions its worship activities.

June 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

The viral marketing stunt that’s recently scared teens and parents

Teens made headlines last week for taking part in the “Charlie Challenge,” a challenge where they were supposedly summoning a Mexican spirit, much like a Ouija board game, according to the International Journal Review.

June 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Why more young women are leaving church

An increasing number of young women are leading the millennial generation in ditching church, according to a recent study.

June 02, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

ValueSpeak: The good life

If memory serves — and let’s face it, memory’s service is becoming less and less reliable these days — I only wanted three things for my high school graduation: a really nice watch, a really good kiss and some idea what the heck I was going to do for the next 60 years or so.

June 02, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith

Interfaith groups working to promote global harmony

Heightened tensions between religious groups across the globe make it hard to imagine a time of peace between followers of different religions — let alone that religion can foster that peace.

June 02, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Stay the course with the Lord

"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of this world knew, for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

June 02, 2015 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes | Faith

6 life lessons from a pretzel

Friends and family are familiar with the fact that I like to use food to explain things (My former roommates are still confused at the relationship between switching yogurt brands and my English classes). But life lessons related to food have taught me some profound truths, even though they may be based on my current eating habits. Recently, I started thinking about some changes that had occured in my life. I started munching on a nearby bag of pretzels when it all came together. I paused, pretzel in hand. Suddenly a list of seven life lessons I had learned throughout ...

June 01, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Faith

ValueSpeak: Who's feeling The Pressure?

It’s the seventh game of an NBA playoff series.

June 01, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith

With Jesus, there's always room for all

Recently, I was at an outside basketball court where quite a few kids had gathered to shoot around. They decided to play a game using 10 players - five on one team against five on the other.

May 30, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Women-only mosques filling need for Muslim women in Western world

During a typical Friday prayer at mosques around the world, men and women file into their place of worship together. But once inside, they separate: The men go into the main room with the imam, and women are either placed behind the men with a divider between the two genders, or in separate rooms with speakers.

May 30, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Catholic Church responds to Ireland gay marriage vote, contemplates future

Roman Catholic bishops are voicing concern about how Ireland's gay marriage referendum will affect the stability of the family and society.

May 30, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Senate adds religious freedom amendment to new trade pact

The U.S. Senate last week unanimously passed an amendment calling on the government to weigh a nation's religious freedom picture when conducting trade deals.

May 30, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Wait on the Lord in the race of life

I have mentioned this before in this space, but I have a deep desire to "finish well" in whatever I do. Last month, I attended a "pre-retirement" seminar sponsored by our state Baptist convention. My retirement is not just around the corner, but this was advertised as an important event for all pastors "over the age of 50."

May 29, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

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Taking a look at this month's two major Jewish holidays

October ushers in the observance of ancient and revered rituals for the Jewish community this year. The High Holy Days, or Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur ...

October 06, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Can God supernaturally heal the sick? Americans reveal where they stand

When most people get sick, they go to the doctor and seek medical attention to find healing. But it seems the majority of Americans also ...

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

This church gave $1 million to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture

Amid the media coverage surrounding the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday is an intriguing story about a ...

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Pope Francis steps into Mexican debate over same-sex marriage

Pope Francis is standing behind bishops and clergy who oppose a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico.

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

What happens to us after death?

Death is unavoidable in life. And if it happens, and has happened to every human being who has ever lived on the earth, then why ...

October 05, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith

Donald Trump's faith journey should be familiar to many Americans

Donald Trump is a talented performer, energizing his campaign stops with ad-libbed attacks on his opponents and witty one-liners.

October 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Pope Francis once again tackles transgender issues, decries 'global war against the family'

Pope Francis called for respect for gays and transgender people Sunday after earlier warning clergy during his recent three-day trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan that ...

October 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

A majority of Americans believe it would be fair for God to 'show his wrath against sin,' survey fin

A newly released LifeWay Research survey that shows Americans' complicated and "fuzzy" views on theology and the Bible also found that the majority of the ...

October 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

How Clinton's Methodist faith shapes her politics

Hillary Clinton found the Democratic Party through her Methodist faith. A youth pastor helped her get involved in issues like the Civil Rights movement and ...

October 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

What do Americans really believe about heaven, hell, God and salvation?

A new survey found Americans' views on theology, God and the Bible are complex and "fuzzy," with Lifeway Research executive director Scott McConnell saying many ...

October 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Trump once gave Romney debate's what happened four years later

During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump had to answer why he changed his longstanding allegation that President Barack Obama had been born in Kenya ...

October 04, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

A Christian and a Muslim just produced a new version of the Quran — with a twist

A Christian and a Muslim have come together to produce a unique version of the Quran — a full-text English edition of the holy book, but ...

October 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Pew survey finds no middle ground in religious freedom debates

There's little middle ground in religious liberty debates over whether wedding-related businesses must serve same-sex couples and how transgender people should choose a public ...

October 04, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Victory to those with faith

In our world today, we see much turmoil and distress that appears as if we have lost the fight of experiencing true love, peace and ...

October 03, 2016 | By Pastor Terrell Frazier Columnist | Faith

'I am Muslim. I am NYC.': City launches plan to combat anti-Muslim discrimination and Islamophobia

"I am Muslim. I am NYC."

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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