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Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Does 'A.D. The Bible Continues' live up to 'The Bible?'

The first episode of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new Bible miniseries, "A.D. The Bible Continues," began with a literal whisper and ended with a heavenly bang. But will it be enough to keep audiences coming?

April 08, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Can you relate to this hilarious look at people who 'quit Facebook?'



Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — they're supposed to be fun places to interact with friends or acquaintances. Well ... socially. Social media should be mostly for fun and networking. Some people, however, take things a little too seriously.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Life goes on: Why I didn't tell my dying father 'goodbye'

It was about this time of year when I saw my father for the last time.

April 07, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Kids may understand love better than you



Love can be defined in may different ways, yet, it sometimes seems like we forget how to express it to others.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Once unifying, religious freedom laws have become divisive

In the span of a week, legislation aimed at protecting individual religious freedoms — adopted by a near unanimous Congress more than two decades ago and present in 20 states — went from benign measures with broad support to being attacked as a new "license to discriminate."

April 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Passover: An ancient and modern celebration

In several weeks, the Jewish community from around the world will celebrate the commencement of Passover, one of the oldest of the Jewish festivals. The celebration is held to honor God and remember His deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptian pharaoh after 400 years of slavery. Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites, and God sent ten plagues to humble the Egyptians. The term “Passover” derives from the last plague, the night the destroying angel “passed over” all the doors that had been coated with lamb’s blood, thereby protecting the first-born sons inside. It comes from the Hebrew word ...

April 07, 2015 | Whitney Laycock FamilyShare | Faith


7 songs you didn't know were about Jesus

With the release of Sufjan Steven’s seventh studio album, “Carrie & Lowell,” all eyes are on depictions of Christian belief in popular music. Stevens has made quite the name for himself by being a critical force within the ever-fickle indie-music scene, who doesn’t shy away from inserting his religion into music.

April 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


The bold declaration of the empty tomb

I am excited about the Easter celebration. As you are reading this article, perhaps you are celebrating or preparing to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

April 06, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Easter, Passover summon faithful to worship, celebration

As Roman Catholic and Protestant observances of Good Friday coincide with the first night of Jewish Passover celebrations, even occasional worshippers are noting the season.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Lives 'resurrected' at rescue missions, reaching addicted, homeless

Easter, when the world's Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection, has an intensely personal meaning for Harold Eansor, a 69-year-old recovering alcoholic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

April 05, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Who is Jesus Christ to you?

During this time of year, we hear a lot about the one called Jesus Christ.

April 04, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The best news of all

It is Easter Week, which some traditions refer to as Holy Week. Throughout the week, perhaps you have had the opportunity to attend worships services that reflect the events leading up to Resurrection Day.

April 03, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Muslim population to pull close to Christians worldwide by 2050, survey says

Christianity’s claim as the world’s top religious affiliation may be more tenuous by the middle of this century, a report released Thursday revealed.

April 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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New image of what Jesus may have looked like as a boy surfaces in Italy

There may be no way to number the pictures of Jesus extant in the world today, but you can add one more to their ranks — a computer-generated "photo fit" image of Christ as a boy, courtesy of Italy's police.

May 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Prayer is answer to many struggles

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked way, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14

May 05, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Spirituality may be key to 'dying well,' even in a less-religious age

Longtime obituary writer Heather Lende has spent countless hours considering death. In a recent post for the "Life Handbook" section of The Huffington Post, she distilled her years of reflection into 10 pieces of advice for living, and dying, well.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Family walks from Disneyland to Disney World in honor of late daughter

It had been a challenging day for the Cobbs — one of many over the past three years.

May 05, 2015 | Sarah Gambles Deseret News | Faith


Defeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

May 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Deafeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

May 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Faith voices call for calm, unity and justice in Baltimore

In the aftermath of protests and rioting in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, faith leaders are calling for calm, unity and justice, as well as for society to address core issues of poverty and lack of opportunity.

May 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: How did my toddler grandson survive a precarious situation? God knows

At first, the screams didn’t register with me.

May 04, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Don't delay saying yes to Jesus

Walking is not necessarily one of my favorite things to do, but I realize it is good for me.

May 02, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Proverbs gives practical advice for today

I teach a Sunday-school class at our church, and we are currently studying the book of Proverbs. The other week, we were studying the first half of Proverbs 6, perhaps one of the most practical sections of the entire book. And that's saying something, because Proverbs is extremely practical by nature.

May 01, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


This baby was buried under her destroyed home but then an incredible miracle happened

Ghina Bassam must have great things to do in this life.

May 01, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


U.S. religious freedom commission calls for criminal prosecution of Islamic State

A U.S. government commission is calling for international prosecution of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, over the militant group's attacks on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.

May 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Gaining victory over sin, death through God

Solomon wrote, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

April 30, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


ValueSpeak: A wolf at the door — and in the heart

Ollie and I have a strange and wonderful relationship. I think it’s strange to have a pet that is definitionally wild. Ollie thinks it would be wonderful to eat me.

April 30, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Religious liberty issues dog Supreme Court marriage hearing

Questions of religious liberty occupied some of the discussion Tuesday as the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in several same-sex marriage cases. Justices and attorneys traded views on what a decision mandating marriage equality would mean for clerics and religiously affiliated institutions.

April 30, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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