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Twenty percent of church-goers no longer attend church after a divorce, research says

How Christian churches respond to divorce in their congregations has been top-of-mind among religious leaders and believers as the Roman Catholic Church decides whether to change its practice of banning divorced and remarried members from participating in Communion.

November 03, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Renewing the church in challenging time

"And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord that was before the porch of the Lord." - 2 Chronicles 15:8

November 02, 2015 | By Pastor Dr. Larry Murray Columnist | Faith


What the Harry Potter series teaches us about Christian faith

In 2008, 100 Yale students lined up to apply for the new course I was offering on the Harry Potter series and Christian theology, many standing outside in subfreezing temperatures because there wasn’t enough space in the classroom.

November 01, 2015 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Faith


Send us your broken for healing, love

I have been a pastor going on 37 years, and I have to admit that it is much easier work to minister to those who seem to have it together in the spiritual realm - meaning those who are committed to following Jesus Christ and having their lives transformed, with the Christian disciplines a regular part of their lives.

October 31, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Literally count your blessings

You probably don't want to hear this, but I must offer you a warning: By next week, you will hear Christmas music, and there will be decorations all over the place.

October 30, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so

Most people don't totally understand the depth of God's love.

October 29, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What to expect if the Fed decides to increase interest rates

Dan Wilde gave interest rates little thought when he started shopping for a new home this fall in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Interest rates had hovered near historic lows for years, and he figured correctly that securing an affordable rate would prove simple enough.

October 28, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


Get in on 'great sheet,' lead toward botherly love

"On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour, and he became very hungry and would have eaten, but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners and let down to the earth, wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a ...

October 27, 2015 | By Pastor Thomas Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


Helping teens find their voice in faith communities

Many religious adults underestimate the contribution young people can make in their faith communities, according to Elizabeth Dabney Hochman, founding editor of KidSpirit, an online, interfaith community where 11- to 17-year-olds can read and write stories about moral questions.

October 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Preacher’s daughter proves she’s lived a life of chastity with a “Certificate of Purity”

A preacher’s daughter in Maryland celebrated her wedding day by giving her father a special gift — a certificate of purity, according to The Blaze.

October 26, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Does where you worship affect how you worship?

Sunday worship services felt a little less sacred last year at St. Vincent de Paul in Albany, New York, when a renovation project kept the sanctuary off-limits.

October 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The impact religious diversity will have on the economic growth

As businesses assess opportunities in the growing economies of China, Indonesia, India and even Africa, a new report makes a case for executives to seriously consider a factor that is often ignored: religion.

October 25, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Dying doesn't always mean losing

Last weekend, I had a friend of many years come from Indiana to visit. A while back, he was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer.

October 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God offers us a change of heart

It has happened again - a mass shooting on a school campus.

October 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


What I learned the day my life could have ended by a texting driver

Have you ever had an experience behind the wheel when the difference between life and death was thinner than an eyelash?

October 23, 2015 | Jason Wright 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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