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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 of pancakes, bacon and sausage.

March 01, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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.”

February 28, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Seeing God during troubled times

Technology is marvelous. If you could go back 100 years, I am not certain that anyone then would be able to fathom what man has developed the capacity to do.

February 27, 2017 | By Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Battle Satan with prayer

As followers of Jesus Christ, we don't have to look for spiritual battles, they will come to us.

February 25, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


2 men of different faiths create translation of The Qur'an into English with reference to the Bible

Two men of faith, one Muslim and one Christian, have created a new book — a translation of The Qur'an into English, with references to the Bible.

February 25, 2017 | Carole Mikita KSL.com | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Breaking bread

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

February 25, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


What is a Christian to do in political arena

How do we make sense of the events taking place in our country and our world?

February 24, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Defending the faith: The battle between Sikh soldiers and the U.S. Army over religious rights

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi gave more than 1,000 interviews in eight years as part of his fight to help Sikh soldiers stay true to their faith while serving the U.S. Army. But on the day Army officials announced the long-awaited change, he was speechless.

February 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


God's great love for all of us

In Matthew 18, Jesus tells of the shepherd who has a lost sheep and how he goes to retrieve it. Then he said, "Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish" (Matthew 18:14).

February 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How Michael Novak reshaped the relationship between faith and public life

A prominent Catholic thinker and social critic died this month, inspiring reflections on how he forever altered the relationship between religion and government.

February 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: 'The very soul of America'

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

February 22, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Our culture actually hurting Christians

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."

February 20, 2017 | By Rev. Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Allow renewal of your faith

It would be great if every follower of Jesus Christ continued to grow forward in our faith every day from the first time we accepted Jesus to our death or his return, whichever comes first.

February 18, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Q&A: Why faith groups should stay engaged in politics and public debate

Michael Wear wants to build a better relationship between faith groups and politicians because he's experienced the frustrations of the status quo.

February 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Helping other equip saints with the word

As you read these words I am in Haiti. Today is my last full day there, as we will begin our journey home tomorrow. I was supposed to take this trip back in October, but Hurricane Matthew changed those plans.

February 17, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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Change to follow God

If a person desires to be close to God there has to be some changes made in his or her life. Many people get caught ...

March 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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.

March 21, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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 ...

March 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Fight to keep your focus on God

My brothers and sisters, life is filled with distraction designed to get and keep believers off their game.

March 20, 2017 | By Pastor Debra 'Dee' Dyer Columnist | Faith


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 ...

March 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Finding the right eternal life

As I was scanning across some headlines on the Internet I noticed a phrase that caught my attention. The writer said, "While nobody has cracked ...

March 18, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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.

March 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Know the main thing about faith

We've been wondering what happened to winter this year. It seems a bit of it has tried to sneak in on us this week ...

March 17, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


God offers salvation; man must accept

Within every person resides a soul. This soul is given by God and will live somewhere in eternity. The place, heaven or hell, is determined ...

March 16, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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 ...

March 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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.

March 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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 ...

March 15, 2017 | Megan Hulse Deseret News | Faith


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 ...

March 14, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Work as a champion of Christ

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

March 13, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


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 ...

March 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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