Can astronomy explain the biblical Star of Bethlehem?

Bright stars top Christmas trees in Christian homes around much of the world. The faithful sing about the “Star of Wonder” that guided the wise men to a manger in the little town of Bethlehem,...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Thoughts Along the Way The strength that comes with vulnerability

If you read this column with any frequency, you know that I wonder a lot. Lately I’ve been wondering about wondering. I wonder about how wonderers engage with the world that is different from...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday – two hours instead of three – after a change announced earlier this month aimed at making worship more manageable for...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Marriott to put Bible, Book of Mormon in 300,000 rooms

Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

No more snail mail: Mormons to receive mission calls online

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The days of young Mormons anxiously waiting for letters to arrive in the mailbox telling them where they will serve their missions are over, the latest tradition fading away...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Scott Hartle becomes pastor at Lifeway Baptist Church

On July 22, Lifeway Baptist Church voted to call Pastor Scott Hartle to their church. According to a press release from the church, Hartle is returning to the ministry after recovering from a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

What’s behind the belief in weeping Virgin Mary statues?

In a Catholic parish in Hobbs, New Mexico, a statue of the Virgin Mary has been “weeping.” Onlookers have gathered out of curiosity, and also for prayer and healing. The liquid on the statue has...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Diverging values lead to Mormon retreat from Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY – For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America and the Mormon church formed an ideal pair as they helped each other expand their organizations and build their brands while...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Young Mormons drive faith’s gradual acceptance of gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormon Alex Landers supports the legalization of gay marriage, despite her religion’s opposition, for a simple reason: She has LGBTQ friends who she loves and respects, including...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Can yoga be Christian? Yes, it can

Invocations of Jesus, images of the cross and biblical scripture are unlikely to be what we envision when we think of yoga. Yoga is typically seen as either a Hindu practice or, more recently and...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. soar by 57 percent in 2017, report says

The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two...

DATE: March 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

A place of eternal torment? Never

I recently had a conversation with a woman that broke my heart. Let’s call her Ann. Ann is intelligent, inquisitive, and has a syndrome that leaves it difficult to tell by her behavior what her age...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

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