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Mark A. Kellner
Mark A. Kellner, a national reporter for the Deseret News, has written about issues of faith and freedom since 1983, including 11 years of editorial work for the Seventh-day Adventist Church world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. From 1991 to 2014, Mark also wrote for The Washington Times, both on personal technology and also matters of faith, with a weekly column called "Higher Ground." He is the author of "God on the Internet," as well as a book in the "For DummiesŪ" series.

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Legal scholars question whether "church autonomy," which allows religious groups wide latitude over internal operations, can properly apply in civil litigation discovery. Houston's city attorney still questions...
A magistrate in North Carolina refused to perform a same-sex marriage last week, citing his religious views. Can public officials bow out when their duties and faith conflict?
Houston city attorneys are attempting to subpoena sermon texts in an ongoing battle over an "equal rights" bill that once required access to restrooms by transgendered persons.
Two days after same-sex marriage was effectively legalized in Indiana, the Catholic-affiliated University of Notre Dame said it would extend employee benefits to same-sex spouses. Other Christian schools in the...
Following Monday's Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals concerning laws banning same-sex marriage in five states, traditional marriage supporters are regrouping in the face of increasing opposition.
A growing number of non-Jews will observe Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, this year, part of a growing trend toward so-called "Hebrew Roots Christianity." Why are they doing this, and what do Jewish leader...
Brittany Maynard, age 29, has an aggressive, untreatable brain tumor. She has less than six months to live, but Maynard says she'll choose her own exit soon. Kara Tippetts, 36, is also a cancer victim, but says...
While it's legal for same-sex couples to marry in 11 states affected by Monday's Supreme Court action refusing to review several appeals, confusion over what rights remain for para-church institutions and priva...
Four Latter-day Saints from the Brazilian state of SÃo Paulo made their first-ever journey to Salt Lake City for general conference and were moved by a sermon in their native tongue.
The "selfie," taken with an iPhone or similar device, has entered the culture in recent years, But is it a good idea to snap one while on a solemn religious pilgrimage, such as the hajj, a ritual undertaken by ...