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A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

Wal-Mart, one of America's most ubiquitous brands, will soon square off against a church in court.

February 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Follow the One who has all the answers

Man, it seems, has been looking for answers since the beginning of time.

February 12, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This beautiful cover of 'No One Is Alone' tells a story that brings us to tears



We've all felt alone at one time or another. The reality is, we never are.

February 12, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.

February 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.

February 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”

February 11, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Receive God's gift through His Son

Is the word "propitiate" a part of your vocabulary?

February 10, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Valentine's Day — according to kids



Kids are pretty honest and upfront about their feelings. So who better to ask about the meaning of Valentine's Day?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Weatherman turns embarrassing situation into hilarious stand-up routine



We all have times in our lives when things don't go according to plan. We lose jobs, illness befalls us or family tragedies strike. But how many of us have dealt with a train wreck on live TV?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

"American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as a patriotic sniper serving in the Iraq War, is not “just a movie." It serves as a chilling reminder of the realities of war — a war that remains an afterthought for many Americans who weren't directly involved in the action — and the hurtful feelings many Americans still hold towards Islam.

February 09, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

In the national debate over immunizing children, much has been said about "religious objections" to vaccines claimed by parents. Finding a religion whose tenets object to the practice, however, is difficult.

February 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


How to overcome past mistakes

Jay Gatsby, the main character of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby," is obsessed with the past. He longs for days when he was with the lovable Daisy Buchanan. He uses this desire as fuel to find success and wealth, hoping that he could win back Daisy. This desire almost acts like a poison, leading him down a path that eventually leads him to his death.

February 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Minister, minister, make me a match

In the fall of 1980, two young, single Catholics arrived on the campus of Georgia Tech University to begin graduate programs. Both regularly attended church services and events at the Catholic student center hoping to find connections in a new place.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history, involving centuries-old Mayan and Aztec rituals, Spanish colonizers and, surprisingly, Catholic priests.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Make the right call: Go with God

The other evening, I watched the Super Bowl with several people from our church. I wasn't a fan of either team, so I really didn't care who won.

February 07, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Religious groups in Nepal coming to grips with destruction from earthquake

Religious communities in Nepal are coming to grips with the devastation left by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has left at least 4,000 dead in the isolated Himalayan nation, according to the latest reports.

April 28, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Newborn baby becomes youngest organ donor



The news every parent dreads is hearing there is something wrong with their unborn baby. One family received this news, but turned it into something amazing.

April 28, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Boy receives postcard in the mail from his dad who died two years earlier



Losing a loved one is always difficult. Savoring memories and remembering them is important and healing.

April 28, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


5 professional athletes who stand up for their religious beliefs

Tim Tebow, who signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, is back in the NFL.

April 28, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Faith


Will international court decisions influence U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage?

The U.S. Supreme Court should consider international legal precedent when it considers whether to legalize same-sex marriage, but legal scholars differ on whether foreign court rulings favor gay marriage or not.

April 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Remember that God gives us the rain

During spring, it's not uncommon to receive a lot of rain. And it's not uncommon for us to complain about it.

April 25, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Know the goodness of the Lord

Today is my dad's birthday. He is 78 years young.

April 24, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


After flareups, religious freedom bills get cold shoulder in two states

The governors of North Carolina and Michigan, where legislators are weighing bills to strengthen religious freedom protections, are cooling to the idea after similar pushes in Indiana and Arkansas ignited controversy, media reports indicate.

April 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What do you need in life? God's word

In this life, there are many things that a person needs: a place to live, clothes, food and such things.

April 23, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


After falling 30 feet, this girl died and visited heaven. Then, another miracle happened.

When Annabel Beam was five years old, she was diagnosed with two incurable life-threatening digestive disorders — pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and antral hypomotility disorder. As a result, she spent much of her life in and out of hospitals.

April 22, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Pastor, administrator conference is chance to refresh

The excitement is building. Extensive planning and coordinating have gone into this conference.

April 21, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Does being married bring you closer to God?

Married mothers are more religious than single and cohabiting mothers, according to a new study from the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research.

April 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Go to the rock of Jesus to get salvation

"Truly, my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly, he is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress; I will never be shaken." - Psalm 62:1-2

April 20, 2015 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


If you wouldn't say it to someone else, why do you say it to yourself?



You know those mean, nasty, negative little things you say to yourself all day? The ones about your weight, looks or perceived failures that you berate yourself over?

April 20, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Running for God: why marathons are catching on among the faithful

At the start of the Boston Marathon next Monday, runners will congregate by a church that posts a banner with an appropriate Bible verse: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”

April 19, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Faith


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