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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


Get excited about the Lord

Did you hear that? There have been cries of joy and sighs of relief as football widows all over America rejoice that the Super Bowl is over and that football is done until fall.

February 06, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The Lord really does know best

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the Earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." - 2 Peter 3:9-10

February 05, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Think big with God this year

We have entered a new year, and God is just waiting to bless His people.

February 04, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


By taking a selfie, you could be sinning

Indonesian author and speaker Felix Siauw believes selfies are a sin.

February 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Pagan temple to rise in Iceland, the first in over 1,000 years

Devotees of Ásatrúarfélagið, an Icelandic pagan religion, expect to raise U.S. $975,000 to construct a pyramid-like pagan temple near Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. A new pagan temple would be the first in over 1,000 years of Christian worship in the country.

February 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Church, leaders serve the community

After completing over 20 years of military service, Elder Oscar R. Goosby returned home to serve in another capacity.

February 03, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Catholics mark Thomas Merton centennial, recall sinner-turned-monk

Saturday marks the birth centennial of Thomas Merton, the bon vivant who became a Roman Catholic monk and herald of spirituality. Catholics around the world remember Merton not only for his conversion, but also for his joyful exposition of faith.

February 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Vatican to women: Plastic surgery hides natural appearance

Women should allow their bodies and faces to age naturally, a Vatican council suggested Friday, citing a woman who said plastic surgery enforces unrealistic standards of beauty.

February 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Can America's faith-based law schools restrict sexual activity to heterosexual marriage?

The travails of a Canadian Christian university's quest to establish a law school may reverberate in the United States as conflicts over legalizing same-sex marriage continue, some educators say.

February 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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Why the decline in productivity is hurting wages

Terry Bishnell says her job at a food-and-drug store near Detroit has not changed meaningfully in recent memory. Products are trucked in, stocked and ultimately ...

August 29, 2016 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


Are Olympic cities better or worse after the games?

The Olympics has brought increased transformation to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, which was made up of swamps and farmland less than 50 years ago.

August 29, 2016 | Ivy Ceballo Deseret News | Faith


How this California court is giving drug-addicted parents a second chance

An innovative program in Sacramento, California, is giving drug-addicted parents a second chance to get clean while keeping their families intact.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Do teens still respect the Bible? New study reveals the answer

Do American teenagers still have reverence for the Bible? That's a central question that guided a recently released report about youths' biblical engagement.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hollywood actor isn't a fan of marriage, says it is 'unromantic' — what does the research say?

Actor Hugh Grant apparently doesn't have a high opinion of monogamy, recently telling radio host Howard Stern he doesn't believe it's practical.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian singer reveals how a shocking cancer diagnosis taught him a powerful lesson

When Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall was confronted last year with the life-changing reality that he had kidney cancer, he was absolutely taken aback.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hotel reportedly removes Bibles from rooms after atheist complaint

An atheist organization that has asked private hotels and publicly funded university-owned hotels to remove Bibles from their guest rooms has reportedly convinced the Thunderbird ...

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What this guy is routinely doing next to homeless people in New York City is changing lives

A 29-year-old musician has been on a mission to help those in need, spending the last two years routinely performing next to homeless people in ...

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Target makes a big move following furor over the company's transgender bathroom policy

Target, a popular retail chain, has announced it will spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms to hundreds of its stores ...

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Expert takes aim at myths and misperceptions surrounding the refugee crisis

Matthew Soerens has worked with refugees for more than a decade without observing much controversy surrounding the people he serves and helps resettle.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'Ben-Hur' actor reveals on-set 'miracle' — and one big movie myth gets debunked

"Ben-Hur" actor Toby Kebbell recently revealed an on-set incident involving a stuntman who escaped potentially serious injuries, saying it was a "miracle."

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What makes a Christian?

Several years ago I moved to this area. I ended up in a community called The Bluff at Belle Island.

August 27, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Everyone has gifts that build the church when used

This column is not intended for true confessions, but I have one to make to you. I am artistically challenged. I can't draw. I ...

August 26, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Accept God's invitation

Invitations to events are given most every day. Graduations, weddings, parties etc.

August 25, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What inspires a burqini ban?

Five French beach towns have recently banned the burqini, a modest swimwear option associated with Muslim women. Officials have cited fears about public safety to ...

August 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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