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Does Apple's new News app have a faith problem?

Many iPhone users woke up Wednesday morning to find a new software update (iOS 9) waiting for them.

September 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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


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Two-year-old permanently brain damaged after nearly drowning in swimming pool … until a never-befor

Two-year-old Eden Carlson was supposed to be playing with her older siblings while her mom was in the shower, but she slipped away and wandered ...

August 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Small gestures of kindness

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

August 07, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How chaplains master the art of listening

Chaplains spend thousands of hours perfecting skills that many people assume come naturally: sitting and listening. They become masters of the ministry of presence, bringing ...

August 07, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Don't be afraid to be carried

The other day, out of the corner of my eye, I saw someone get out of a vehicle and take a little girl out of ...

August 05, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't let Satan fool you

What a relief the weather has been in the early part of this week! I walked nine holes of golf late one afternoon and was ...

August 04, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Can we survive today's wickedness? Part 1

When one looks around today it seems that wickedness is on every hand. Corruption in high places, murders, rape, terrorism, these are topics that fill ...

August 03, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Serving God by suing others: Inside the Christian conservative legal movement

Roger Gannam cites the Bible to define his company's mission. That wouldn't be notable if he worked at a church or food kitchen ...

August 03, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


What does the international religious freedom ambassador do?

The United States may soon have a new ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, after the White House announced Wednesday that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback would ...

August 02, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


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