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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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Hear what Chance the Rapper said about God after winning his first Grammy award

Chance the Rapper claimed the first award of the night at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, capturing the Best New Artist accolade, according to the ...

March 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Pick your spiritual battles

The scripture teaches us that there is a battle going on in the spiritual realm.

March 11, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Developing grit

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

March 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Don't be afraid, the Lord will take care of you

I just finished reading my latest copy of Reader's Digest. One of the articles this month was entitled, "I Survived! 7 Heart-Stopping Disasters in ...

March 10, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Do religious teachings on LGBT issues drive young people away from faith?

The departure of teens and 20-somethings from organized religion has become a major storyline in recent years, causing concern among parents, pastors and other community ...

March 10, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The valley of 'natural and revealed religion' in Hawaii's Valley of the Temples

OAHU, Hawaii — Most of us know people who say they never attend a traditional church, that their church is in nature.

March 10, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


What do you worship?

There is only one God, yet some make other things their "gods," putting material things above their devotion and love for the God of heaven.

March 09, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Lent is to prepare for Jesus' resurrection

Lent is here. The 2017 season began on Wednesday, the first day of March.

March 06, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


From generation to generation

"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: No one of these shall fail, None shall want her mate: For my mouth ...

March 06, 2017 | By Pastor Thomas Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


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