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When push comes to shove, Americans prefer religious liberty over LGBT rights, poll shows

If push came to shove, American voters would support religious liberty over LGBT rights, according to a new poll from Caddell Associates cited by The Washington Examiner.

September 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


God gives man light; will we ever use it?

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path ... The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." - Psalm 119:105,130

September 10, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Annulment changes give Catholics hope, but some have doubts

Changes in the way the Roman Catholic Church grants annulments — announced Monday in two documents issued "motu proprio," or on the Pope's initiative — may yield unintended consequences for the 1.2-billion-member religion, observers say.

September 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


QUIZ: Which of these 15 celebrities are Muslim?

American Muslims have seen a surge in popularity in the past four years, according to Shahed Amanullah, a former senior advisor for the U.S. State Department.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


California's Catholics continue to oppose assisted-suicide bill revived in state Assembly

After a California Assembly committee maneuvered to revive a bill legalizing assisted suicide, Roman Catholics and others opposed to the practice continued to protest the measure.

September 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


We often hear about the evangelical right. What about the evangelical left?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has garnered a lot of support from conservative and Republican voters, including many evangelical Christians. According to the latest poll numbers out of Iowa, Trump is one of the top picks from evangelical voters, right behind Ben Carson.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Gospel Jam set for Saturday in Midway

Halsell Gospel will present the Lift Every Voice Gospel Jam 2015 at 6 p.m. Saturday at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

September 09, 2015 | Staff report | Faith


Christian college uses controversial moment to talk about redemption with students

Soccer players from Whitworth University, a private Christian school in Spokane, Washington, recently got a red card from school officials after an Instagram photo of the players dressed as the Jackson 5 while wearing blackface and afro wigs went viral across the Internet, according to The Washington Post.

September 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Is modesty for women only?

Two news stories have promoted immodest behavior for men.

September 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


How to use your smartphone to be more spiritually aware

Anne Steen wakes up around 5:30 every morning just to listen to the birds sing.

September 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Sins are not hidden from God's sight

Numbers 32:23 reminds us that even though we may think that our sins are kept secret and no one will ever find out, they have a way of surfacing.

September 05, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


We must be faithful with our prayers

Have you seen the movie "War Room"? We had a group of almost 70 go from our church the night it opened, and a few more have gone since then. Beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the church sanctuary, we will start a five-week Bible study by the same name.

September 04, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God has given us everyting needed for salvation

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…" (John 3:16).

September 03, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


As Rome honors Martin Luther, Catholics and Protestants enjoy thaw

Nearly 500 years after a Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther famously broke with the Vatican by nailing a list of grievances to a German cathedral door, Catholicism's headquarters city will honor Luther with a square named for him.

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


Compromise could fix Kentucky's wedding license feud, but the Supreme Court is not yet ready to deci

When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June that same-sex marriage was a constitutional right, dissenting opinion author Chief Justice John Roberts wrote "hard questions arise when people of faith exercise religion in ways that may be seen to conflict with the new right," adding, "there is little doubt that these and similar questions will soon be before this court."

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


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What the weather tells us

We have been experiencing the strangest weather for January that I can remember. We did have the one cold snap that lasted a few days ...

January 20, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 5

Over the past few weeks we have looked at the relevancy of God's word. Despite what some may think, it is just as needed ...

January 19, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Here are the two Bibles Trump will use to take the oath of office

We know which Bibles President-elect Donald Trump will use on Inauguration Day.

January 18, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


What pastors, professional athletes and other leaders can do to heal divides

Rev. Rob Schenck's quest to lead meaningful conversations on the issue of gun violence led him to a gun range. He figured that if ...

January 17, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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


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