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Religious leaders ponder next steps after Supreme Court rules for same-sex marriage

As confetti and leaflets were cleared from the steps of the Supreme Court Friday after a 5-4 majority ruled in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, religious groups across the ideological spectrum reacted to the decision.

June 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Use your gifts to honor God

I heard a story one time about a church that was looking for a new pastor. When asked what they were looking for, the chairman of the search committee said that they only had two main criteria. One, they did not want a pastor who had studied Greek, and two, they did not want a pastor who had ever been to the Holy Land.

June 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Keeping God in your life, part 1

As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the Sermon on the Mount, he said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matthew 6:33-34). In this, we are told to put God first in our lives and not to concentrate all our beings on the physical things of this life.

June 25, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This Christian group won the right to uphold its faith standards at state universities in California

An evangelical Christian organization and the state universities in California have reached a compromise to allow the organization to uphold its faith standards for leadership positions and retain official status on state campuses.

June 24, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Walking into wholeness require's God's peace

In this season of life, there are many worldly events that have the potential of robbing us of our peace.

June 23, 2015 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


ValueSpeak: Accidental rudeness leads to a kind gesture

I’m not saying the young woman in the fancy sports car was rude when she cut me off in the fast-food restaurant’s drive-through line.

June 21, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Why you shouldn’t blame scripture for acts of terrorism

Earlier this week, H.A. Heller and Nathan J Brown wrote a piece for Foreign Affairs that explored whether or not an Islamic authority figure could put an end to Daesh (or, as its commonly known, ISIS).

June 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Supreme Court rules sign restrictions for churches are illegal

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that an Arizona town's restriction of signs posted by a church violated its free speech rights.

June 21, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Maintain perspective through God

On Saturday, I was on my way to conduct a wedding on Tybee Island scheduled to happen at 5 p.m. I was just a couple of miles west of the Bull River Bridge when all of a sudden, the traffic stopped.

June 20, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Trip taught gratitude to God

I returned last week from a mission trip to Haiti. When asked about the trip, my first response often has been, "It was hot." I'm so glad that I came back home to cooler temperatures.

June 19, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Pope's encyclical on environment will affect more than Catholics, faith leaders say

In a highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis this week condemned widespread disengagement with the issue of global warming, using both scientific and theological arguments, and creating an opportunity for leaders from all faiths to address what their religion teaches about caring for creation.

June 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Lord's word is sure thing in unsure world

Most everyone wants to have a sure thing that can be counted on without any worries. Things like that come few and far between.

June 18, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


The angry noise behind yoga in India

While 35,000 people will be closing their eyes and humming 'Om' in New Delhi for International Yoga Day, thousands of others in India will be angered — not calmed — by the practice.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Confidence in religion at a new low — except among Catholics, poll finds

Americans' confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm's confidence-in-institutions list.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Experiencing Ramadan in America vs. the Middle East

Jana Al-Akhras, an American-born Muslim, began fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the second grade and has managed to observe the annual practice ever since — in winter and summer, during high school soccer practices and games and through long days of classes in college.

June 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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Defending the faith: The battle between Sikh soldiers and the U.S. Army over religious rights

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi gave more than 1,000 interviews in eight years as part of his fight to help Sikh soldiers stay true ...

February 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


God's great love for all of us

In Matthew 18, Jesus tells of the shepherd who has a lost sheep and how he goes to retrieve it. Then he said, "Even so ...

February 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How Michael Novak reshaped the relationship between faith and public life

A prominent Catholic thinker and social critic died this month, inspiring reflections on how he forever altered the relationship between religion and government.

February 23, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: 'The very soul of America'

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

February 22, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Our culture actually hurting Christians

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will ...

February 20, 2017 | By Rev. Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Allow renewal of your faith

It would be great if every follower of Jesus Christ continued to grow forward in our faith every day from the first time we accepted ...

February 18, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Q&A: Why faith groups should stay engaged in politics and public debate

Michael Wear wants to build a better relationship between faith groups and politicians because he's experienced the frustrations of the status quo.

February 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Helping other equip saints with the word

As you read these words I am in Haiti. Today is my last full day there, as we will begin our journey home tomorrow. I ...

February 17, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Courage to face the lions

The things of the Old Testament were written for learning (Romans 15:4). Daniel, a man taken from his home as a young man who ...

February 16, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Who is up for '365 Things I Love About You Challenge'?

I confess: I was irritated. I’d had a silly squabble with my wife one morning and driven to my office in a fog of ...

February 14, 2017 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Game review: Castles and Crusades handbook brings 'old school' gaming to life

The Castles and Crusades fantasy roleplaying game (RPG) is the passion of brothers Stephen and Davis Chenault. It came to life in 2003 and is ...

February 14, 2017 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


Have mercy on me

"Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…" (Hebrews 3:7-8).

February 13, 2017 | By Elder W. Pilkington Columnist | Faith


God's call to live FAT

The other day I came out of my office after hearing a profound testimony concerning being fat. There were several ladies working in our backpack ...

February 11, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religion and romance: How finding spiritual compatibility can strengthen a relationship

Imagine a new couple out on a Valentine's Day date. The young man and woman are both nervous, but the candlelit restaurant has created ...

February 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Are we zealous for the Lord?

The Apostle Paul wrote, "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant ...

February 09, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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