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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 sustaining attention. Rain, fertility, storms and earthquakes were all directly attributed to them. The cosmos was ordered by divinely established natural law, while mankind was ordered by divinely established social law.

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 an acclaimed gospel vocalist. However, her voice can also be heard as a fervent proclaimer of faith as she embarks on a 14-city series of concerts dubbed “The Farewell Tour."

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 simply clarifies legal gray areas or makes promises that President Donald Trump cannot legally keep.

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 revival among certain Hawaiians (although how much of this represents genuine religious conviction and how much reflects resurgent pride in ethnic identity and heritage is unclear). Some Hawaiians still gather at the remaining “heiau” or traditional temples to honor their ancestors and their ancestors’ beliefs.

March 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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 Chicago Tribune.

March 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Pick your spiritual battles

The scripture teaches us that there is a battle going on in the spiritual realm.

March 11, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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.

March 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Don't be afraid, the Lord will take care of you

I just finished reading my latest copy of Reader's Digest. One of the articles this month was entitled, "I Survived! 7 Heart-Stopping Disasters in Real Life."

March 10, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | 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 leaders.

March 10, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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.

March 10, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


What do you worship?

There is only one God, yet some make other things their "gods," putting material things above their devotion and love for the God of heaven.

March 09, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


From generation to generation

"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: No one of these shall fail, None shall want her mate: For my mouth it hath commanded, And his spirit it hath gathered them.

March 06, 2017 | By Pastor Thomas Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


Lent is to prepare for Jesus' resurrection

Lent is here. The 2017 season began on Wednesday, the first day of March.

March 06, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


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Schedule time for God

Life is always busy. Jobs, family, recreation and other things crowd schedules.

May 25, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Social media connects faith leaders with believers around the world — and haters, too

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking online harassment since the founders of Facebook and Twitter were toddlers. Staff members scoured the early internet for Holocaust ...

May 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Adultery still seen as morally unacceptable as other controversial behaviors gain support

American standards for morally acceptable behavior have shifted dramatically over the past 16 years, as growing numbers of adults espouse more liberal views on gay ...

May 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith works in the real world

"And Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.'"

May 22, 2017 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Parallel empires: Trump's upcoming visit with pope is latest chapter in U.S./Vatican relationship

The significance of a global network of priests sank in for Thomas Reese on the day the president of Rwanda's plane was shot down.

May 22, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The promise of marriage

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

May 22, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Motherhood deserves more than one day of honor

The scriptures tell us, both in the 10 Commandments as well as Ephesians 6, that we are to honor our mothers. Also, this past Sunday ...

May 20, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord will steer us right

I was 17 years old, nearing the end of my senior year in high school, when I came to believe God was calling me to ...

May 19, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


The King of Kings part 2

Today we continue our study of Christ the King of Kings. In places were kings are crowned today, when the coronation day occurs normally there ...

May 18, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Amid gang violence in El Salvador, parents face ‘a terrible choice’

ZACATECOLUCA, El Salvador — Carmen de Jesus rose from her bed, night after night, to shake off her nightmares and check on her teenage daughter.

May 18, 2017 | Matthew D. LaPlante Deseret News | Faith


Woman saves a man’s life by listening to her 6-year-old grandson

We've all had experiences where we had a feeling that we should do or say something without understanding why. As an adult, we feel ...

May 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Focus on God, what he wants you to accomplish

We all face challenges in life, but the key to being successful is to stay focused on your God-given purpose, not your problems.

May 15, 2017 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


A mother's greatest priority

This Sunday is Mother's Day, a day we honor mothers for who they are and for all they do.

May 13, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Protestant Reformation was launched five centuries ago this year

This year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the most important and influential events in world history, the Protestant Reformation. Over the coming months ...

May 13, 2017 | Daniel Peterson Deseret News | Faith


The Clean Cut: Football coach surprises a mom with full ride scholarship for her son

East Carolina University football coach Scottie Montgomery sets the scene as he heads into the elementary school where Tia Chapman works, in a video from ...

May 13, 2017 | Brooke Facer Deseret News | Faith


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