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Ben Carson, Donald Trump and the GOP problem with Muslims

Within the last week, two 2016 Republican presidential nominees have caused controversy over comments they made about Muslims, which may indicate the political party has a Muslim problem, according to news reports.

September 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” How profound a statement this adage still is! No doubt this man must have come in contact with people of many circumstances and situations. He met the rich and successful, some of whom never smiled. And he met the poor and ridiculed, whom--with all of their difficulties and misfortunes--smiled despite everything.

September 23, 2015 | donald roberts FamilyShare | Faith


Strive to be perfected in God-like agape love

There is an old song that comes to mind, and I am not sure I remember all the words correctly, but in essence it says, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love; no, not just for some, but for everyone."

September 22, 2015 | By Pastor Daisy P. Edwards Columnist | Faith


What Yom Kippur can teach non-Jews about forgiveness

For the past week, Jews across the country have been saying, "I'm sorry."

September 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Become something beautiful with God

In Romans 12, we are encouraged to be transformed.

September 19, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Was it caution or Islamaphobia that resulted in arrest of Muslim teen?

The Islamic Association of North Texas and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne don't fault school and law enforcement officials for the arrest and suspension this week of a Muslim teen who brought a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb.

September 19, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Get consistent with the Lord

I enjoy playing golf. I suppose it is my most-enjoyable hobby at this time in my life.

September 18, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'90 Minutes in Heaven' and Christianity's complicated relationship to near-death experiences

Not all Christians are happy about the latest faith-based film to hit theaters.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Jewish and Islamic holidays happening at the same time offer believers a chance to reflect

This fall is a unique time for both Muslim and Jewish believers, as the two religious groups will see two of their religious holidays occur at the same time, according to Jewish Journal.

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Lord's Supper is to be remembered

Sept. 11 is a date that will be remembered in the United States and around the world for many years. Eventually, it will only be something that young people will read about in their history books.

September 17, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Do this today ... before you run out of tomorrows

How often do we put off something we need to do until tomorrow — a day that never seems to come?

September 17, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Does Apple's new News app have a faith problem?

Many iPhone users woke up Wednesday morning to find a new software update (iOS 9) waiting for them.

September 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Upcoming canonization of Spanish priest in America sheds insight on sainthood

The anticipated canonization of Spanish priest Junípero Serra has generated months of debate over whether his missionary work among Native Americans in 18th century California makes him worthy or not to be a saint.

September 17, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Kentucky clerk case driving wedge into conservative Christian camp

The case of a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples has not only galvanized pro and anti same-sex marriage camps but may have also created a divide among conservative Christians.

September 17, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


As High Holy Days near, some synagogues abandon 'pay-to-pray' tradition

Since the 1950s, the end of summer has signaled two things for American Jews: The advent of a worship period known as the High Holy Days, and making certain one has a reserved seat to worship during the most sacred period of the faith's annual calendar.

September 16, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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Encourage good works

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of ...

January 16, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Leadership changes at Baptist Joint Committee, but commitment to protect religious liberty remains

Baptists have long been the dominant Protestant faith in America. The church's more prominent forbears are credited with championing the ideal of religious freedom ...

January 15, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Not knowing when the call will come

In Matthew 24:42, Jesus reminds us to be prepared spiritually because we do not know what day or hour he will return back to ...

January 14, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Serve, accept being served

My recent surgery has made me quite uncomfortable in more ways than one. In the first place, like most men (or so I have been ...

January 13, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Once identified as atheist, Mark Zuckerberg says ‘I believe religion is very important’

Mark Zuckerberg just gave atheism a thumbs down.

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


Religious freedom advocates are divided over how to address LGBT rights

Major players in the ongoing battle over religious freedom and LGBT rights will meet at Yale University this weekend. They'll discuss the current state ...

January 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 4

In continuing our thoughts on the relevancy of God's word, we need to see that God's word gives purpose to this life and ...

January 12, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Reset for the new year

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."

January 09, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Federal judge blocks Obamacare's protections for transgender patients

Three weeks before President Barack Obama leaves office, a federal judge dealt yet another blow to the president's signature policy, siding with religiously affiliated ...

January 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Maintain the giving spirit

It seems like during every Christmas season the average person possesses a spirit of giving.

January 07, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' teaches about the danger of judging

"Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them" the prequel movie to the Harry Potter series — begins innocently enough, with wizard genius Newt Scamander stepping off ...

January 07, 2017 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Faith


Moroccan saints and their shrines

A nearly universal characteristic of religion is pilgrimage to tombs of holy men and women. Jews have venerated Abraham’s tomb for nearly 4,000 ...

January 07, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


God must be the power source

I had not driven my truck since nearly a week before Christmas. First I had surgery and was not allowed to drive, and then we ...

January 06, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 3

We have been discussing of the relevancy of God's word. We saw how that sin is still a problem in our world just as ...

January 05, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Living on the next level

Today's Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17(NIV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new ...

January 02, 2017 | By Pastor Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


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