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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


God gives man light; will we ever use it?

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path ... The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." - Psalm 119:105,130

September 10, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Annulment changes give Catholics hope, but some have doubts

Changes in the way the Roman Catholic Church grants annulments — announced Monday in two documents issued "motu proprio," or on the Pope's initiative — may yield unintended consequences for the 1.2-billion-member religion, observers say.

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


QUIZ: Which of these 15 celebrities are Muslim?

American Muslims have seen a surge in popularity in the past four years, according to Shahed Amanullah, a former senior advisor for the U.S. State Department.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


California's Catholics continue to oppose assisted-suicide bill revived in state Assembly

After a California Assembly committee maneuvered to revive a bill legalizing assisted suicide, Roman Catholics and others opposed to the practice continued to protest the measure.

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


We often hear about the evangelical right. What about the evangelical left?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has garnered a lot of support from conservative and Republican voters, including many evangelical Christians. According to the latest poll numbers out of Iowa, Trump is one of the top picks from evangelical voters, right behind Ben Carson.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Gospel Jam set for Saturday in Midway

Halsell Gospel will present the Lift Every Voice Gospel Jam 2015 at 6 p.m. Saturday at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

September 09, 2015 | Staff report | Faith


Christian college uses controversial moment to talk about redemption with students

Soccer players from Whitworth University, a private Christian school in Spokane, Washington, recently got a red card from school officials after an Instagram photo of the players dressed as the Jackson 5 while wearing blackface and afro wigs went viral across the Internet, according to The Washington Post.

September 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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On the 500th anniversary of Reformation, reflecting on how the religious movement changed Easter

Five hundred years ago, a man named Martin Luther and his fellow reformers forever changed Christianity and the Western world. Their mounting opposition to Roman ...

April 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Easter show Jesus is alive

This Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. In reality we do that every time we gather for worship on Sunday.

April 14, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Think about what love is

Love is something that is talked about a lot. People love foods, cars, jobs, other people, etc. Yet, most people have no idea of what ...

April 13, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Viral blog post outlines the human need for suffering

Warning: The article linked to in this post includes strong language.

April 11, 2017 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


The will of God

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed ...

April 10, 2017 | By Rev. Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: How to make a difference

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

April 09, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


A tale of moguls, monks and sacred stones

VINA, California — If you’ve visited San Simeon, the mansion in Southern California built by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, you know the man never ...

April 09, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Reservations to the wrong place

The other day I was trying to make reservations for a place in south Florida to take the grandkids during spring break.

April 08, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Test your faith in hard times

Three and a half years ago I received that phone call that no parent wants to hear. "Mr. Butler, your son has been in an ...

April 07, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


The Gosepl is the power of God

All who desire to be saved must obey God, by following his will "And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not ...

April 06, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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