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Break free from our national offense

We live in perilous times. I grew up between the mid-1960s and the mid-1980s, times when we were taught to value the benefit and necessity of a strong national defense. The fight for freedom everywhere was a fight for our free way of life, and a strong national defense was a large part of that fight for freedom.

October 19, 2015 | By Pastor Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Group sets fire to Joseph's Tomb in West Bank

Increasing violence between Palestinians and Israeli forces last week led to a group of Palestinians setting fire to the compound that houses Joseph’s Tomb — a religious site in the West Bank, according to CNN.

October 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Tennessee policymakers and parents debate teaching religious doctrine in middle school

As they consider a bill that would postpone lessons on topics like the five pillars of Islam until 10th grade, Tennessee lawmakers are debating if children are mature enough to study religious doctrine in history class.

October 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


What is really important in this life?

Recently, I went to the mountains and saw this beautiful estate owned by some textile magnate who passed away several years ago. I thought how great it would be to own it and live there.

October 17, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Come home to your God

When we moved into our home nine years ago, there was an oak tree in the front yard. It was good for shade and really looked nice right in front of the house. As we moved in, the leaves were growing and greening. We really liked that tree.

October 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Live better while preparing for eternity

All people can have better lives - if they want it.

October 15, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What caretakers can do for patients struggling with their faith

Patients who hold negative spiritual beliefs, such as asserting that God is punishing them or that he's abandoned them, experience more physical pain and diminished mental health compared to their spiritually optimistic counterparts, according to a study in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health.

October 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why faith groups can work together to combat religious violence

Johnnie Moore calls himself a generalist. His willingness to go wherever he feels God is calling him has led him to a variety of vocations in education, film production and, most recently, interfaith activism.

October 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Muslim men 4 times less likely to get hired than Catholics

Muslim men in France have a job problem.

October 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Faith under fire: How Muslims and Christians are working together to help refugees in Iraq and Syria

Sana Weaa huddles in the corner of her makeshift home in Erbil, Iraq, clutching a rosary and whispering a soft prayer for her seven children, all seeking refuge here in this camp for the displaced. It’s about 50 miles northwest of her hometown. She fled with thousands to escape the civil war and sectarian violence that’s tearing Iraq apart.

October 14, 2015 | Molly Thomas Deseret News | Faith


The brave man who may have risked his life in 1963 Germany for the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife

Hans-Ulrich Laukamp, one of the last alleged owners of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife, may have risked his life to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

October 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


'Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven' gives insight into Brandon Mull's next series

Many wonderful things have come from Brandon Mull’s imagination.

October 12, 2015 | Tori Ackerman Deseret News | Faith


Standing on shaky ground

There is sufficient evidence to support the fact that the United States of America was established on a biblical foundation.

October 12, 2015 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith


Oklahoma has become ground zero for religious expression battles

As crews quietly removed a monument of the Ten Commandments from the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol last week, another skirmish over religious expression resurfaced.

October 12, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Assisted suicide debate pits religious teachings against personal experiences

California became the fifth U.S. state to legalize assisted suicide this week, but many faith leaders remain committed to banning the practice.

October 12, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Game review: Flatline simulates hospital ER with cooperative dice rolling

Flatline by Renegade Games is a cooperative dice game that simulates working together in an emergency room situation aboard a spaceship. The intense dice rolling ...

June 21, 2017 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


'Look good, feel good, do good': DIY refashion blogger Sarah Tyau on motherhood, dreams, faith

Sarah Tyau sat behind the steering wheel of her car, angry at God. It was just past 4 on a Thursday afternoon, and after dropping ...

June 20, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


27 lessons learned from being 27

Recently, I turned 28 years old. This is somewhat of a freaky experience for someone who still feels like they should be 12. But I ...

June 20, 2017 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Ministry allows Christians to worship in the wild of national, state parks

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Utah — The short, black cross is almost an afterthought, wheeled out of a supply closet moments before introductions begin. Its arrival ...

June 20, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


God is light for us

"Now the message that we have heard from his Son and announce is this: God is light, and there is no darkness at all in ...

June 19, 2017 | Pastor Alan Darsey | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: A father's legacy

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

June 17, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Careful little mouth what you say

There is a children's song that we used to sing in Sunday school that says, "Be careful little eyes what you see and be ...

June 17, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How clergy can help congregants make peace with death

Confronting sickness and death is part of a faith leader's job description. Members of the clergy sit with congregants during chemotherapy treatments and pray ...

June 17, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Keep the Sabbath holy

Summer officially begins next week, but here in Southeast Georgia it is safe to say that we are already there. The temperature, humidity and thunderstorms ...

June 16, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Democrats and Republicans unite in prayer after Alexandria shooting

A shooting on Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, has brought a flood of prayers from politicians and communities who are united in faith following the ...

June 16, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Things we need to consider

The prophet Haggai proclaimed God's message to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high ...

June 15, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Woman glorifies God following deadly shark attack

The brutal shark attack that took Tiffany Johnson’s right arm has given her an unshakeable testimony in God. Without his help, she wouldn’t ...

June 15, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


'A comedic force': Author Kristen Tracy puts a positive spin on twin tragedies

Kristen Tracy stops and stares as a sudden shower douses a zebra, savanna grasses swaying beneath the western Michigan wind. Today is her birthday, and ...

June 13, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Scriptures help nurture relationships

This month, my wife and I will have been married 47 years. How about that, 47 years to my first wife and we still love ...

June 12, 2017 | By Rev. Doug Harn | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Little pieces of happiness

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

June 12, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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