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How living in a Muslim country strengthened my Christian faith

After studying Arabic in Amman, Jordan, I returned home with a surprising result - a love for Islam and its teachings. Living among devout Muslims undeniably strengthened my Christian faith. Here are 4 observations that helped me solidify my convictions and increase my spirituality.

December 06, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


Do you think all scientists are atheists? Here’s why you’re wrong

Scientists don’t just spend time with beakers and test tubes, but also with Bibles in the pews.

December 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


8 ways to avoid the negativity plague on social media (especially #7!)

Have you noticed negativity spreading like the plague lately? It comes through our smartphones, computers and other devices every time we open up a social media page like Facebook or Twitter.

December 03, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Finding community in Christmas

This weekend, the lights will go up onstage as my son and I perform in the holiday musical “Miracle on 34th Street.”

December 03, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Faith


The role faith plays in the fight against AIDS

Tuesday marked the 27th annual World AIDS Day, an international event that celebrates efforts to prevent the spread of HIV and provides a way to support those who continue to suffer.

December 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


These are the 14 religious holidays believers celebrate in December

December has finally arrived, and with it comes an abundance of colorful lights, vibrant wreaths and a bunch of family parties.

December 02, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Why people of faith should pay attention to the climate change conference in Paris

More than 150 world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday for the start of an international conference on climate change. Policymakers are expected to reach an agreement within the next few weeks on how to address environmental degradation by reducing greenhouse gas emission and supporting sustainable energy initiatives.

December 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Who counts as an evangelical Christian?

Since the late 1970s, evangelical Christians have been major players in national politics and hot-button social issues.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith communities can help ease racial tension in America

It's been more than a year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the small Midwestern town have quieted, but debates over the state of American race relations continue in town halls, the media and in faith communities.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Tebow’s recent breakup creates divide over chaste lifestyle

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s chaste lifestyle has been under the spotlight in recent days.

December 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Be thankful to God, bless his name

We hear the expression "God Bless America" or "God bless you" often and that's good but it's time for America and us, as a nation, to bless God.

November 30, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Jr. Columnist | Faith


The most grateful religions in America, in one chart

Most religious believers tend to be grateful every week, according to the Pew Research Center, which published a chart last Tuesday that showed the percentage of people “who feel a strong sense of gratitude at least once a week” based on their religion.

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Savannah Waycross AME District sets symposium

Each year, the Savannah Waycross District of the Georgia Annual Conference in the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gathers for the business of area churches. The business sessions include resolutions of the local congregations, and the Board of Examiners report to receive new and advance individuals who have accepted their call to public ministry. These congregations gather for fellowship, worship and training.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Faith groups react to efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S.

One day after more than two dozen governors announced they would bar Syrian refugees from living in their states, leaders from a variety of faith groups called for continued resettlement.

November 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100.

November 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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Obedience is ticket to faith

There are two virtues I think are really important in a Christian's life: faithfulness and obedience.

October 21, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The lost art of dialogue: How name-calling and labeling is hurting the religious liberty debate

Matthew Lee Anderson tries not to lose sleep over being hated.

October 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Have smartphones hijacked our spirituality?

There have been a rash of recent articles revealing what smartphones are doing to our cognitive ability.

October 21, 2017 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Faith


Let God's word be your guide

It's funny the things that we believe. I am often amazed, amused and alarmed at what some people believe the Bible teaches.

October 20, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Trust his will with all thing heart

The Proverbs writer penned these words: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways ...

October 19, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Face the sun

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

October 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


HGTV's Joanna Gaines expresses gratitude for fulfillment of 'God-sized dream'

Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” says it all started as a dream.

October 15, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Go forth with a heart of love

Most days I don't take the time to watch the morning news, though occasionally I check out the weather and top stories. The No ...

October 14, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be ready for Jesus' return

Matthew, Harvey, Irma. Columbine, Sandy Hook, and now Las Vegas.

October 13, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Don't underestimate Satan's work

Many people today say they believe in God, yet they seem not to want to believe in Satan or hell. What all must understand is ...

October 12, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Latest Trump administration action on religious freedom shrinks the distance between church and stat

The Trump administration has shown where it stands on church-state separation, encouraging deeper ties between government agencies and faith communities in an Oct. 6 memo ...

October 12, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson collaborates with Anthem Lights on new music video

Sadie Robertson, who gained fame in A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” TV show in 2012, collaborated with Christian boy band “Anthem Lights” in a new ...

October 12, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Game review: Twilight Imperium 4th edition is the best epic science fiction board game ever

Its been 20 years since the first version of Twilight Imperium was released. Over the years, it evolved into an epic and beloved board game ...

October 11, 2017 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


New health care rules will allow more employers to sidestep contraception mandate

The Trump administration on Friday announced a long-awaited change to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, expanding exemptions and accommodations to employers with religious ...

October 10, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: To become less lonely

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

October 10, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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