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Let grace of God be your destination

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." Billy Graham said this best.

May 19, 2015 | By Anita L. Scurry Columnist | Faith


Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.

May 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls



Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.

May 18, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


About half of atheist kids find religion later in life, report shows

The Pew Research Center released a report earlier this week that looked at the religious landscape of the United States.

May 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The difference between free speech and hate speech

The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center’s Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

May 18, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Make sure every day is Mother's Day

Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.

May 16, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.

May 16, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Listen to God during life's trials

I have to share something with you: So far, the year 2015 has not been a good one for my health.

May 15, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people. But in several corners of the world, Jews and Muslims are working together to combat the scourge, and those involved say they're seeing positive results:

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Bible-themed TV drama doubles as church sermon starter

The popular NBC television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church.

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Coffee shop opens its purple door to help 'street kids'



Homelessness is a world-wide problem. Once a person finds themselves in that situation, it can be difficult to get back on their own two feet again.

May 15, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: How's your technical track record?

Not too long ago my friend — we’ll call her Geri — finished taking her final college exams. She has earned her degree one or two classes at a time. Her grandchildren are very proud.

May 15, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Sin is not God's fault; He does have cure

When God created man and woman on Day Six of the creation week, he had provided all that they needed.

May 14, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Music and the Spoken Word: Breaking bread

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

February 25, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


What is a Christian to do in political arena

How do we make sense of the events taking place in our country and our world?

February 24, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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


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