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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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The Protestant Reformation's other great writer

In this 500th anniversary year of the Protestant Reformation, the spotlight naturally falls on Martin Luther (1483-1546). But his somewhat younger contemporary Jehan Cauvin (1509-1564 ...

September 18, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How a mean email motivated me to share love and light

About a year ago, I was asked to write a song for a convention in New Mexico called the Women of Light Convention. I spent ...

September 17, 2017 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Look up and look around

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

September 17, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Making preparations for eternity

This week Hurricane Irma impacted Florida and other places, including us here in Bryan County. Early on it looked like she could devastate us, but ...

September 16, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Reflections during the storm

As I am writing this I do not yet know the track that Hurricane Irma will take (has taken). I do not know if it ...

September 15, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Controversial questions for Catholic judicial nominee highlight complicated relationship between pol

America's Founders were clear on religion, at least when it came to job qualifications. The Constitution bans religious tests for federal officers, making personal ...

September 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


The proper way to pray?

Prayer is how man can communicate to God. It may be in times of great need or distress or in times of joy and happiness.

September 14, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The need to be appreciated

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

September 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Churches sue FEMA for recovery money after Hurricane Harvey

Three Texas churches are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, claiming that a recent, high-profile Supreme Court ...

September 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Conservative Christians and religious 'nones' fear each other, but it's more about politics than fai

NASHVILLE — Americans often meet religious difference with fear or suspicion, criticizing the moral concerns and political interests of people who don't share their beliefs ...

September 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Conservative Christians and religious 'nones' fear each other, but it's more about politics than fai

NASHVILLE — Americans often meet religious difference with fear or suspicion, criticizing the moral concerns and political interests of people who don't share their beliefs ...

September 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


How grandmothers have saved the world

We called my grandmother Nanny Flo. Her friends thought we were saying “Nanny Goat.”

September 09, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Faith leaders regroup after Trump administration's latest immigration action

Religious leaders are focused on finding long-term immigration solutions after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that a five-year-old program protecting immigrants brought to the ...

September 07, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


New teacher resources aim to help students understand religion's role in world affairs

Twenty years of teaching had taught Martha Ball to expect the unexpected, especially around seventh graders.

September 06, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


4 reasons you shouldn’t feel guilty for doubting your faith

It’s no easy trip down the road of faith, especially navigating today’s world. You’re bound to hit some bumps along the way ...

September 06, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Faith


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