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What counts as a church? Supreme Court pension case asks important question

What counts as a church? Supreme Court pension case asks important question

A Supreme Court case about retirement benefits could hold surprising consequences for America's religious communities. In parsing the legal language, justices may need to ... Read More

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Why religious freedom is important to both Dems and Republicans in Gorsuch hearings

Republicans and Democrats had competing motives for bringing up religious freedom during last week's confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee ... Read More
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How to raise a compassionate child

How to raise a compassionate child

We all want to raise children who show compassion and kindness to others, but sometimes we expect too much, too soon. It’s natural that ... Read More
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Music and the Spoken Word: A choice we make

Music and the Spoken Word: A choice we make

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.
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Battling for the title of Tiniest Church in America

Battling for the title of Tiniest Church in America

This past week I spent way too much time online trying to track down the tiniest church in the country. America has dozens that claim ... Read More
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Music and the Spoken Word: Designing a life

Music and the Spoken Word: Designing a life

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.
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Religious outreach at the State Department in flux under Trump administration

Religious outreach at the State Department in flux under Trump administration

Religion has played an increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy over the last 15 years, but its status at the State Department ... Read More
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Religions that survived because of historical military conquests

Religions that survived because of historical military conquests

Most modern believers see the success and spread of their religion as the result of spiritual activities such as preaching and conversion. And this is ... Read More
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How a church transforms immigrants and immigrants transform a church

How a church transforms immigrants and immigrants transform a church

For Catholic immigrants new to the United States, church is the only place that feels like home for a while.
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After a centuries-long tradition, only one god-king remains

After a centuries-long tradition, only one god-king remains

In ancient times, divine kingship was a fundamental and nearly universal religious and political reality. The gods had created the cosmos, which required their constant ... Read More
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Faithfully engaging the immigration debate in the age of Trump

President Donald Trump turned campaign promises on immigration policy into executive orders during his first week in office.
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Grammy winning gospel singer Sandi Patty marks 30 years of performing with 'The Farewell Tour'

Grammy winning gospel singer Sandi Patty marks 30 years of performing with 'The Farewell Tour'

Sandra Faye “Sandi” Patty, who received Grammy awards for "More Than Wonderful" and "I've Just Seen Jesus," gained her professional nickname “The Voice” as ... Read More
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Trump's draft order on religious freedom prompts praise, concern and confusion

Trump's draft order on religious freedom prompts praise, concern and confusion

A leaked draft of an executive order on religious freedom protections has LGBT rights advocates concerned, while legal scholars disagree on whether the potential policy ... Read More
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The twilight of the Hawaiian gods came suddenly

The twilight of the Hawaiian gods came suddenly

In one sense, it’s quite wrong to say that the ancient Hawaiian religion is dead. In fact, it's undergoing something of a small ... Read More
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Hear what Chance the Rapper said about God after winning his first Grammy award

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 ... Read More
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Music and the Spoken Word: Developing grit

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.
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Do religious teachings on LGBT issues drive young people away from 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 ... Read More
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The valley of 'natural and revealed religion' in Hawaii's Valley of the Temples

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.
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Lindsey Stirling announces that she will launch 'Happiness Takes Work,' an organization for teens, l

Lindsey Stirling announces that she will launch 'Happiness Takes Work,' an organization for teens, l

In a guest blog for Virgin Records published earlier this week, Lindsey Stirling announced that she will launch an organization "focused on preparing teens for ... Read More
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From Fat Tuesday pancakes to fasting to Easter feasts: The link between Lent and food

Festive purple and yellow streamers, glittering masks and shiny table decor greeted attendees of the Cathedral Church of St. Mark's annual Shrove Tuesday feast ... Read More
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Mahershala Ali becomes the first Muslim actor to win at the Oscars

Mahershala Ali becomes the first Muslim actor to win at the Oscars

The 2017 Oscars began with a historic moment, as Mahershala Ali won the best supporting actor award for his role in “Moonlight.”
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