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Finding the deep things of Christ

I was recently speaking with a good friend and fellow minister who is laboring in a spiritually barren part of the country about how things were going in ministry.

September 19, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


What the Bible says about wealth

Lessons regarding wealth and prosperity are popular today, and they teach it is God's will for every Christian to be materially wealthy and that they will never have to experience any type of sickness.

September 19, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God doesn't see us as groups

Many years ago, the church I served as pastor had a number of members who were involved in "Lay Renewal."

September 19, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Take time to appreciate grandparents

Grandparents, stand up and receive your roses. Today is your day, and you deserve everything your children and grandchildren bestow upon you.

September 12, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Lead an honorable life

I thought long and hard about what I could write for this column that would be relevant and impactful at this time. For several reasons, I decided to write about the value of honor - primarily because there is such a lack of honor being displayed across our nation, and because I need to do a better job at practicing what I preach.

September 12, 2011 | By Dr. Kevin L. Betton Columnist | Faith


God forgives, we can learn

Sunday marks 10 years since the horrific attacks on our nation, an event we simply call 9/11.

September 12, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Finding the allure of Jesus Christ

We live in a world of desire and are in a constant state of desire.

September 12, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Never forget terribleness of sin

Sept. 11 will never be the same in our country again. It always will stand out as the day our country was attacked by terrorists – the day thousands lost their lives and a day that causes many to realize that life is uncertain, even in the United States.

September 12, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Live life to the fullest

How do I live my life to the fullest? I live it by opening my life, the very center of my existence, to Jesus Christ by receiving the gift of salvation that he gave to me.

September 06, 2011 | By Pastor Richie Williams Columnist | Faith


Come to National Back to Church Sunday

Lately, everything seems to be increasing except for church attendance. Unemployment is on the rise. Gas prices are skyrocketing. A trip to the grocery store can end in sticker shock. But despite the tough financial times, people just don't seem to be turning to God.

September 06, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Admiration of Jesus' life: One without sin

I have long wished that in heaven I might get to see the entire history of Christ's earthly life, from his birth to his ascension – viewing each and every act of obedience.

September 06, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


What do we want for our children

When I was growing up, like many of you, we were what I considered poor. We primarily wore hand-me-downs. At Christmas, we unwrapped one special present and then some type of new clothes – always underwear and socks.

September 06, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Are we prepared for disaster

From time to time, our area is told that a hurricane may be coming our way. We are told to make preparations and be ready in the event that it makes landfall near us.

September 06, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Come to National Back to Church Sunday

Lately, everything seems to be increasing except for church attendance. Unemployment is on the rise. Gas prices are skyrocketing. A trip to the grocery store can end in sticker shock. But despite the tough financial times, people just don't seem to be turning to God.

September 06, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Big Easy pastor happily ministers in rural area

The historic Midway Congregational United Church of Christ, located on the historic Dorchester Academy campus in Midway, has a new pastor.

August 29, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.

May 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


ValueSpeak: 'The forget-me-nots of the angels' on Memorial Day

It would be stretching things to suggest Memorial Day was Dad’s favorite holiday.

May 23, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.

May 22, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words



Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.

May 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Let grace of God be your destination

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." Billy Graham said this best.

May 19, 2015 | By Anita L. Scurry Columnist | Faith


Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.

May 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls



Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.

May 18, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


About half of atheist kids find religion later in life, report shows

The Pew Research Center released a report earlier this week that looked at the religious landscape of the United States.

May 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The difference between free speech and hate speech

The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center’s Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

May 18, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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