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Trump's outreach to evangelicals didn't end with the election

Trump couldn't have made it to the White House without white evangelical Christians. He courted this faith group throughout his campaign, promising pro-life Supreme Court justices and religious freedom protections.

December 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Savannah Diocese honors two St. Stephen's parishioners

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer bestowed the Bishop Gartland Service Award on 103 volunteers from throughout South Georgia at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah on Nov. 20.

December 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Put all things aside and worship Jesus

"Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him" (Matthew 2:2, NLT).

December 12, 2016 | By Rev. DeRon Harper | Faith


Jesus the shepherd, and the shepherds

Ezekiel 34:2-6 records a message given to that ancient Hebrew prophet:

December 10, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


This Muslim restaurant wants to make sure ‘no one eats alone’ on Christmas

A Muslim-owned restaurant in London hopes no one has to eat alone when Christmas comes to town.

December 06, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Guard your heart, sow character and reap destiny

Mark 7: 15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

December 05, 2016 | Pastor Bernard Harper Emmanual New Covenant Ministry | Faith


10 Christmas traditions that will bring you closer to Jesus

Another year has come and gone and Christmas will soon be upon us. We’re all busy putting up Christmas trees and lights, buying endless gifts and preparing for the day when Santa Claus finally comes to town. More and more each year we see Christ being left out of Christmas. But there are things you and your family can start now to help you remember the reason for the season.

December 05, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith


Religious freedom and the defense spending bill: What will happen next?

Republican congressional leaders agreed this week to remove controversial religious freedom protections from the 2017 defense spending bill, angering many conscious rights advocates as opponents of the provision cheered the move as a victory for LGBT rights.

December 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Historic congregations contribute $1.7 million in economic impact to their community each year

Historic congregations in America's urban centers contribute around $1.7 million to their local economy each year, according to new research on the economic impact of sacred places.

December 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why some couples choose to be married at faraway sacred sites

Sarah Syer and her husband Nate hiked 62 miles to their wedding. Their car didn't break down. They didn't ascend a remote mountain peak. Instead, they planned the pilgrimage to prepare their hearts for wedded life.

December 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


LDS Church initiative encourages people of all faiths to serve others this Christmas

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched its Christmas initiative with the video "LIGHTtheWORLD." The initiative begins Dec. 1 with a worldwide day of service and encourages people everywhere to give service daily in the 25 days leading to Christmas. YouTubers like Stuart Edge, What’s Inside and Shonduras will all join in on the campaign by releasing videos in conjunction with the initiative.

November 30, 2016 | Noelle Baldwin Deseret News | Faith


Letter written by Annie Schmidt shared by mother on Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day, Michelle Schmidt, mother of Annie Schmidt, shared a letter her daughter, who recently passed away, wrote to her younger brothers when they entered high school. The letter was previously shared at Annie’s funeral service. After giving her brothers advice on the hierarchy of high school, Schmidt gave her brothers advice on how to be happy.

November 30, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Let us pray correctly

"And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities." - Isaiah 64:7

November 28, 2016 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


Two Majorcan saints with very different origins

Throughout history, some great religious leaders — like the Buddha — were raised among the elites in great cities, while others, like Jesus Christ or Joseph Smith, have but humble origins. Obscure origins can neither predict nor prevent the ultimate manifestation of spiritual greatness. The lives of the two greatest Catholic teachers from the small island of Mallorca (Majorca) off the eastern coast of Spain, Junipero Serra (1713-1784) and Raymond Lull (1232-1315), exemplify this.

November 27, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Does God want you to give tithes?

Tithing has its rewards, but how much should you give? Should you give it all?

November 24, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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Deny yourself not just during Lent

During the season of Lent, the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, many people choose to deny themselves of something that they enjoy.

March 25, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Battling for the title of Tiniest Church in America

This past week I spent way too much time online trying to track down the tiniest church in the country. America has dozens that claim ...

March 25, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Change to follow God

If a person desires to be close to God there has to be some changes made in his or her life. Many people get caught ...

March 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Designing a life

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

March 21, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Religious outreach at the State Department in flux under Trump administration

Religion has played an increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy over the last 15 years, but its status at the State Department ...

March 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Fight to keep your focus on God

My brothers and sisters, life is filled with distraction designed to get and keep believers off their game.

March 20, 2017 | By Pastor Debra 'Dee' Dyer Columnist | Faith


Religions that survived because of historical military conquests

Most modern believers see the success and spread of their religion as the result of spiritual activities such as preaching and conversion. And this is ...

March 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Finding the right eternal life

As I was scanning across some headlines on the Internet I noticed a phrase that caught my attention. The writer said, "While nobody has cracked ...

March 18, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How a church transforms immigrants and immigrants transform a church

For Catholic immigrants new to the United States, church is the only place that feels like home for a while.

March 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Know the main thing about faith

We've been wondering what happened to winter this year. It seems a bit of it has tried to sneak in on us this week ...

March 17, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


God offers salvation; man must accept

Within every person resides a soul. This soul is given by God and will live somewhere in eternity. The place, heaven or hell, is determined ...

March 16, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 14, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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