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Marijuana church gains IRS recognition, claims state law sanctions services

An Indianapolis church devoted to marijuana and recognized as a nonprofit religious organization by the Internal Revenue Service says Indiana's new religious freedom law sanctions its worship activities.

June 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The viral marketing stunt that’s recently scared teens and parents

Teens made headlines last week for taking part in the “Charlie Challenge,” a challenge where they were supposedly summoning a Mexican spirit, much like a Ouija board game, according to the International Journal Review.

June 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Why more young women are leaving church

An increasing number of young women are leading the millennial generation in ditching church, according to a recent study.

June 02, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: The good life

If memory serves — and let’s face it, memory’s service is becoming less and less reliable these days — I only wanted three things for my high school graduation: a really nice watch, a really good kiss and some idea what the heck I was going to do for the next 60 years or so.

June 02, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Interfaith groups working to promote global harmony

Heightened tensions between religious groups across the globe make it hard to imagine a time of peace between followers of different religions — let alone that religion can foster that peace.

June 02, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Stay the course with the Lord

"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of this world knew, for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

June 02, 2015 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes | Faith


6 life lessons from a pretzel

Friends and family are familiar with the fact that I like to use food to explain things (My former roommates are still confused at the relationship between switching yogurt brands and my English classes). But life lessons related to food have taught me some profound truths, even though they may be based on my current eating habits. Recently, I started thinking about some changes that had occured in my life. I started munching on a nearby bag of pretzels when it all came together. I paused, pretzel in hand. Suddenly a list of seven life lessons I had learned throughout ...

June 01, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: Who's feeling The Pressure?

It’s the seventh game of an NBA playoff series.

June 01, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


With Jesus, there's always room for all

Recently, I was at an outside basketball court where quite a few kids had gathered to shoot around. They decided to play a game using 10 players - five on one team against five on the other.

May 30, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Women-only mosques filling need for Muslim women in Western world

During a typical Friday prayer at mosques around the world, men and women file into their place of worship together. But once inside, they separate: The men go into the main room with the imam, and women are either placed behind the men with a divider between the two genders, or in separate rooms with speakers.

May 30, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Catholic Church responds to Ireland gay marriage vote, contemplates future

Roman Catholic bishops are voicing concern about how Ireland's gay marriage referendum will affect the stability of the family and society.

May 30, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Senate adds religious freedom amendment to new trade pact

The U.S. Senate last week unanimously passed an amendment calling on the government to weigh a nation's religious freedom picture when conducting trade deals.

May 30, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Wait on the Lord in the race of life

I have mentioned this before in this space, but I have a deep desire to "finish well" in whatever I do. Last month, I attended a "pre-retirement" seminar sponsored by our state Baptist convention. My retirement is not just around the corner, but this was advertised as an important event for all pastors "over the age of 50."

May 29, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Ex-Marine fighting court martial over displaying Bible verse at work

A Marine, given a bad conduct discharge for refusing to remove a Bible verse she displayed at her desk, is fighting the dismissal on religious freedom grounds.

May 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Three parts of the Gospel of Christ

What is the Gospel?

May 28, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Here are the two Bibles Trump will use to take the oath of office

We know which Bibles President-elect Donald Trump will use on Inauguration Day.

January 18, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


What pastors, professional athletes and other leaders can do to heal divides

Rev. Rob Schenck's quest to lead meaningful conversations on the issue of gun violence led him to a gun range. He figured that if ...

January 17, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Encourage good works

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of ...

January 16, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Leadership changes at Baptist Joint Committee, but commitment to protect religious liberty remains

Baptists have long been the dominant Protestant faith in America. The church's more prominent forbears are credited with championing the ideal of religious freedom ...

January 15, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Not knowing when the call will come

In Matthew 24:42, Jesus reminds us to be prepared spiritually because we do not know what day or hour he will return back to ...

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


Serve, accept being served

My recent surgery has made me quite uncomfortable in more ways than one. In the first place, like most men (or so I have been ...

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


Once identified as atheist, Mark Zuckerberg says ‘I believe religion is very important’

Mark Zuckerberg just gave atheism a thumbs down.

January 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Religious freedom advocates are divided over how to address LGBT rights

Major players in the ongoing battle over religious freedom and LGBT rights will meet at Yale University this weekend. They'll discuss the current state ...

January 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 4

In continuing our thoughts on the relevancy of God's word, we need to see that God's word gives purpose to this life and ...

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


Reset for the new year

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."

January 09, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Federal judge blocks Obamacare's protections for transgender patients

Three weeks before President Barack Obama leaves office, a federal judge dealt yet another blow to the president's signature policy, siding with religiously affiliated ...

January 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Maintain the giving spirit

It seems like during every Christmas season the average person possesses a spirit of giving.

January 07, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' teaches about the danger of judging

"Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them" the prequel movie to the Harry Potter series — begins innocently enough, with wizard genius Newt Scamander stepping off ...

January 07, 2017 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Faith


Moroccan saints and their shrines

A nearly universal characteristic of religion is pilgrimage to tombs of holy men and women. Jews have venerated Abraham’s tomb for nearly 4,000 ...

January 07, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


God must be the power source

I had not driven my truck since nearly a week before Christmas. First I had surgery and was not allowed to drive, and then we ...

January 06, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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