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God gives man light; will we ever use it?

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path ... The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." - Psalm 119:105,130

September 10, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Annulment changes give Catholics hope, but some have doubts

Changes in the way the Roman Catholic Church grants annulments — announced Monday in two documents issued "motu proprio," or on the Pope's initiative — may yield unintended consequences for the 1.2-billion-member religion, observers say.

September 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


QUIZ: Which of these 15 celebrities are Muslim?

American Muslims have seen a surge in popularity in the past four years, according to Shahed Amanullah, a former senior advisor for the U.S. State Department.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


California's Catholics continue to oppose assisted-suicide bill revived in state Assembly

After a California Assembly committee maneuvered to revive a bill legalizing assisted suicide, Roman Catholics and others opposed to the practice continued to protest the measure.

September 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


We often hear about the evangelical right. What about the evangelical left?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has garnered a lot of support from conservative and Republican voters, including many evangelical Christians. According to the latest poll numbers out of Iowa, Trump is one of the top picks from evangelical voters, right behind Ben Carson.

September 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Gospel Jam set for Saturday in Midway

Halsell Gospel will present the Lift Every Voice Gospel Jam 2015 at 6 p.m. Saturday at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

September 09, 2015 | Staff report | Faith


Christian college uses controversial moment to talk about redemption with students

Soccer players from Whitworth University, a private Christian school in Spokane, Washington, recently got a red card from school officials after an Instagram photo of the players dressed as the Jackson 5 while wearing blackface and afro wigs went viral across the Internet, according to The Washington Post.

September 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Is modesty for women only?

Two news stories have promoted immodest behavior for men.

September 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


How to use your smartphone to be more spiritually aware

Anne Steen wakes up around 5:30 every morning just to listen to the birds sing.

September 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Sins are not hidden from God's sight

Numbers 32:23 reminds us that even though we may think that our sins are kept secret and no one will ever find out, they have a way of surfacing.

September 05, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


We must be faithful with our prayers

Have you seen the movie "War Room"? We had a group of almost 70 go from our church the night it opened, and a few more have gone since then. Beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the church sanctuary, we will start a five-week Bible study by the same name.

September 04, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God has given us everyting needed for salvation

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…" (John 3:16).

September 03, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


As Rome honors Martin Luther, Catholics and Protestants enjoy thaw

Nearly 500 years after a Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther famously broke with the Vatican by nailing a list of grievances to a German cathedral door, Catholicism's headquarters city will honor Luther with a square named for him.

September 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Compromise could fix Kentucky's wedding license feud, but the Supreme Court is not yet ready to deci

When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June that same-sex marriage was a constitutional right, dissenting opinion author Chief Justice John Roberts wrote "hard questions arise when people of faith exercise religion in ways that may be seen to conflict with the new right," adding, "there is little doubt that these and similar questions will soon be before this court."

September 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


90 years later, 'Scopes Monkey Trial' resonates with evolution's supporters, critics

Nine decades after a Tennessee jury found science instructor John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, both sides can claim victory in the ensuing religious, cultural and scientific debate over the creation of Earth, observers say.

September 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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Social media connects faith leaders with believers around the world — and haters, too

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking online harassment since the founders of Facebook and Twitter were toddlers. Staff members scoured the early internet for Holocaust ...

May 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Adultery still seen as morally unacceptable as other controversial behaviors gain support

American standards for morally acceptable behavior have shifted dramatically over the past 16 years, as growing numbers of adults espouse more liberal views on gay ...

May 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith works in the real world

"And Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.'"

May 22, 2017 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Parallel empires: Trump's upcoming visit with pope is latest chapter in U.S./Vatican relationship

The significance of a global network of priests sank in for Thomas Reese on the day the president of Rwanda's plane was shot down.

May 22, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The promise of marriage

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

May 22, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Motherhood deserves more than one day of honor

The scriptures tell us, both in the 10 Commandments as well as Ephesians 6, that we are to honor our mothers. Also, this past Sunday ...

May 20, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord will steer us right

I was 17 years old, nearing the end of my senior year in high school, when I came to believe God was calling me to ...

May 19, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


The King of Kings part 2

Today we continue our study of Christ the King of Kings. In places were kings are crowned today, when the coronation day occurs normally there ...

May 18, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Amid gang violence in El Salvador, parents face ‘a terrible choice’

ZACATECOLUCA, El Salvador — Carmen de Jesus rose from her bed, night after night, to shake off her nightmares and check on her teenage daughter.

May 18, 2017 | Matthew D. LaPlante Deseret News | Faith


Woman saves a man’s life by listening to her 6-year-old grandson

We've all had experiences where we had a feeling that we should do or say something without understanding why. As an adult, we feel ...

May 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Focus on God, what he wants you to accomplish

We all face challenges in life, but the key to being successful is to stay focused on your God-given purpose, not your problems.

May 15, 2017 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


A mother's greatest priority

This Sunday is Mother's Day, a day we honor mothers for who they are and for all they do.

May 13, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Protestant Reformation was launched five centuries ago this year

This year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the most important and influential events in world history, the Protestant Reformation. Over the coming months ...

May 13, 2017 | Daniel Peterson Deseret News | Faith


The Clean Cut: Football coach surprises a mom with full ride scholarship for her son

East Carolina University football coach Scottie Montgomery sets the scene as he heads into the elementary school where Tia Chapman works, in a video from ...

May 13, 2017 | Brooke Facer Deseret News | Faith


Traveling the Luther Trail in Germany for 500th anniversary of Reformation

Stepping from a Martin Luther-focused museum built in 2015 into the Luther House, where the noted religious reformer had lived as a schoolboy from 1498-1501 ...

May 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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