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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

Make sure every day is Mother's Day

Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.

May 16, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.

May 16, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Listen to God during life's trials

I have to share something with you: So far, the year 2015 has not been a good one for my health.

May 15, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people. But in several corners of the world, Jews and Muslims are working together to combat the scourge, and those involved say they're seeing positive results:

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Bible-themed TV drama doubles as church sermon starter

The popular NBC television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church.

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Coffee shop opens its purple door to help 'street kids'

Homelessness is a world-wide problem. Once a person finds themselves in that situation, it can be difficult to get back on their own two feet again.

May 15, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith

ValueSpeak: How's your technical track record?

Not too long ago my friend — we’ll call her Geri — finished taking her final college exams. She has earned her degree one or two classes at a time. Her grandchildren are very proud.

May 15, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith

Sin is not God's fault; He does have cure

When God created man and woman on Day Six of the creation week, he had provided all that they needed.

May 14, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

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As search efforts for Annie Schmidt conclude, family expresses gratitude, faith

Jon Schmidt, pianist and member of The Piano Guys, has called for an end to the search for his missing 21-year-old daughter, Annie.

October 27, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith

Faith and fitness: Why a workout has become a reason to go to church

People searching for a new church look for a variety of positive characteristics. They want high-quality sermons, a warm welcome and a convenient location, among ...

October 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

How to find answers to life's greatest questions

No matter how much schooling we have, not all of our questions will receive answers. There are some questions we just don’t know the ...

October 25, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith

Sunbury Missionary Baptist celebrates 150 years

The historic Sunbury Missionary Baptist Church, 512 Trade Hill Road, Midway celebrated its 150th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 16.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith

Look where he brought us from

"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: Knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ...

October 24, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith

How a Christian comedian is upending stereotypes about Muslims

Christian comedian Jeremy McLellan, from Charleston, South Carolina has struck a chord with Muslims all over the world but particularly in North America. He has ...

October 24, 2016 | Samar Warsi Deseret News | Faith

20 facts that will make you grateful for your life

People often take the small things in life for granted. Small instances like being able to take a clean shower or being free of illness ...

October 24, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Faith

Sometimes you get what you ask for

James chapter 4 reminds us as to why sometimes we don't receive things from God.

October 22, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

The season to be truly content

Can you believe it? It's only 66 days until Christmas! What? Am I jumping the gun? Have you been in a store lately? The ...

October 21, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

Christians are to be different in the world

In today's world man is getting farther and farther away from the teachings in God's word. As this is happening what should be ...

October 20, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Christian business owners take a different legal route in battle over serving gay marriages

Christian business owners are pursuing a new legal strategy to oppose laws they say would force them to use their artistic talents to promote same-sex ...

October 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'The only God': Franklin Graham responds to Donald Trump's lewd leaked audio

Reactions to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's lewd comments about women have run the gamut in recent days, with some earlier supporters now separating ...

October 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

WikiLeaks fallout: Catholics, evangelicals unite in demanding Clinton apology

The fallout continues over emails purporting to show at least one person close to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign mocking "conservative Catholicism."

October 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Christian leader breaks down cultural divide and reveals what he says 'crossed the line' this electi

Gabe Lyons is known for fostering Christian dialogue on some of the toughest sociopolitical issues. Now, he's using his voice to try to heal ...

October 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Top Clinton aides under fire over email about 'conservative Catholicism' in WikiLeaks dump

There's a message chain among the trove of hacked emails released last week by WikiLeaks that reportedly shows a key staff member for Democrat ...

October 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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