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Merle Haggard turned to God more and more as he aged

Country music star Merle Haggard, who died Wednesday at age 79, made a career out of singing about drinking and prison along with paying homage to the working class. But, as illnesses like cancer caused his health to decline over the last decade, he drew closer to God.

April 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Will a visit to the Vatican help Bernie Sanders?

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Friday that he will speak at the Vatican on April 15. The Democratic presidential candidate, who is Jewish, will participate in a conference on the economic, political and cultural changes that have taken place over the past 25 years.

April 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Ask and it shall be given

Reminiscing about my childhood, I remembered all the times my siblings would put me up to ask our father for money on their behalf.

April 11, 2016 | By Pastor Sherry J. Ferrell Columnist | Faith


God allows us second chances

I am a basketball fan and do get excited when the college basketball tournament comes around each March.

April 09, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Evidence of God in spring

Spring has definitely sprung in southeast Georgia. The azaleas are almost finished blooming. Many different trees remain in full bloom. My vegetable garden is growing beautifully at this time.

April 08, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Judged by the word of God, part 2

Judgment Day is coming. Some try and avoid thinking about a day of reckoning, but it is a fact shown clearly in the Bible.

April 07, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill CHurch of Christ | Faith


Churches in Mississippi may soon have armed security guards at their doors

The Mississippi Senate passed a controversial gun law last week, which would allow guns to join Bibles and donations in the pile of what churchgoers bring to Sunday service.

April 07, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How to see life through God’s eyes

God is our Father, and because he is our Father, he sees our lives through a different perspective.

April 07, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Americans believe Christians face increasing intolerance but complain too much

Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say that Christians are facing growing intolerance, but 43 percent say they're tired of hearing complaints about it, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.

April 07, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


7 ways your faith can change your world

The scriptures teach that faith is the ability to believe in things that are not seen that are true. But they also teach that faith is much more than a belief. It is an actual power.

April 06, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


How awe-inspiring experiences bring people together

Brother Guy Consolmagno has been looking up at the stars for more than half a century, but he's still awestruck by the night sky.

April 06, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Life is a battlefield, but here is how you survive it

For most of us, it is a constant battle to overcome life’s storms and often times it’s a struggle to just stay in the boat.

April 05, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Faith after the Resurrection

Last week, we celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Out of all the Sundays of the year, Easter is perhaps the busiest. Many churches are full. Attendance is at a record high.

April 04, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


5 keys to staying strong when your friends are running from God

With almost any information in the world available at the stroke of a Google search, religious and philosophical schools of thought are more accessible than ever. Additionally, because our lives are becoming increasingly more public online, an individual's personal religious journey can also become more visible to family and friends.

April 04, 2016 | Alivia Whitaker FamilyShare | Faith


Her car plunged 40 feet off a bridge into water, and you won't believe how she survived

Morgan Lake was having a normal day. The sun was setting, and she was driving home on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The 22-year-old communications student slowed her car down on the bridge because of a bridge toll.

April 04, 2016 | Jenna Koford FamilyShare | Faith


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51 distinct ideas for celebrating the Sabbath

According to a recent study by Deseret News National, the majority of Americans believe it’s important to observe the Sabbath. In the survey, 62 ...

May 04, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


USCIRF calls for government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees

The U.S. government should do more to help families facing persecution and the threat of genocide in countries like Syria and Iraq, according to ...

May 04, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Satan's new favorite sin (it's not what you think)

Exodus 20:8, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."

May 03, 2016 | David Snell FamilyShare | Faith


Are you sold out for Jesus?

Where your treasure is there your heart is also. - Matthew 6:21

May 02, 2016 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Find answers to life's questions

Most everyone has questions that pertain to life's issues. We desire to know the best ways to raise our kids, how to have successful ...

April 30, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How religion affects U.S. foreign policy

Religion is a powerful tool in global political negotiation, but many policymakers don't acknowledge how it works to promote good in the world, according ...

April 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: Becket Fund founder has a unique solution for religious freedom debates

Religious freedom advocate Kevin Seamus Hasson wants to end ongoing conflict at the border of church and state. His proposed solution will surprise you.

April 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Forgiveness isn't for the offender

Each of us at one time or another have been the victim of someone else's bad choices.

April 30, 2016 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Getting to know Jesus

Recently I finished reading biographies of two preachers.

April 29, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Americans less likely to keep Sabbath, but majority still say it's important to society, new poll fi

The Sabbath may be losing its religious significance in the eyes of many Americans, but a majority still believe taking a day of rest benefits ...

April 29, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Judgment Day is coming

One of the most intriguing questions is, "Will there be a Judgment Day."

April 28, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How to remove your masks and live your authentic life

Finding myself after 35-plus years of hiding behind a mask was frightening.

April 28, 2016 | Norma Zaugg FamilyShare | Faith


Oprah will appear in scripted megachurch drama

A new television series about a megachurch already has a high-profile fan: Oprah Winfrey.

April 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Should your boss know that you keep the Sabbath?

Even in the midst of her day of rest, Judith Shulevitz is reminded of the work she's left undone.

April 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why your physical and spiritual workouts have more in common than you might think

A few weeks ago, I returned to the gym after what we’ll call a “personal hiatus.” It was just long enough to be awkward ...

April 28, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


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