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Kwanzaa — a holiday for all?

Just one day after Christmas captured the hearts of Christians, children and consumers everywhere, another holiday started.

December 31, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


4 ways to KNOW God loves you

When life isn’t going the way we would like, sometimes we wonder, “Does God care? Does he love me?”

December 30, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


The unexpected voices of faith that took center stage in 2015

Every year during the holiday season, my childhood church dedicated one Sunday to a children's program. My friends and I would fill the platform at the front of the sanctuary, being careful not to crush the wings of kids dressed as angels or get poked by the shepherds' staffs.

December 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How personal stories make us better people — and the world a better place

Sometimes well-meaning efforts to help can have the opposite effect.

December 30, 2015 | Allison Pond Deseret News | Faith


You can't afford not to save for retirement and other financial lessons of 2015

Most parents can't help themselves from dispensing sage advice to their children. At best, it's an attempt to help their offspring experience the success or avoid the misery of their missteps. At worst, parents want to relive an ideal through their children.

December 30, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Is Islam a religion of peace?

There is an ongoing political and religious debate in the Western media about the true nature of Islam. Many today claim the word “Islam” means “peace,” and that Islam is therefore a religion of peace. This claim, however, is based on a misunderstanding.

December 29, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


What you need to know about the difference between religious culture and religious faith

The cultural practices of your religion and the faith and beliefs of your religion are not the same things. One evolves over time, while the other tends to remain fairly stable. What can you do when the two conflict?

December 28, 2015 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | Faith


Doctor who inspired 'Concussion' describes role faith played in his work

Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose research into how football can damage players' brains inspired the forthcoming film "Concussion," says his discovery wouldn't have happened without his faith.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Here are 10 influential religion books of 2015

Religion was a force to be reckoned with in 2015, influencing global politics in addition to popular culture. It was an important talking point in the early months of campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, as well as a key factor in reactions to the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


It is Christmastime

Christmas is a lot of fun.

December 22, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


How to see the magic of Christmas like a child

Remember the magic you used to see in Christmas as a child? If you’re like most grown-ups, you see the magic less and less with each passing year. Santa is no longer the symbol of jovial love and warmth you used to see him as, and some years you find it hard to even see the wonder behind the birth of the baby Jesus.

December 22, 2015 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Faith


CS Lewis praised this religious belief during a secret government mission

Famous author and inspirational figure C.S. Lewis was, at one point in his life, a secret government agent.

December 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The real reason you love listening to sad Christmas songs

It’s almost Christmas, and you may find yourself standing in line, trying to grab that last gift or two.

December 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


7 things you should never say to someone who’s lost a loved one

I’ll never forget the night I lost my dad. It was a couple weeks before Christmas—the tree was decorated, the lights were draped over kitchen cupboards, and a stocking hung by his bed.

December 21, 2015 | Kayla Lemmon FamilyShare | Faith


Virgin Mary called world's most powerful woman as popularity of name continues to fall

Mary, mother of Jesus, is the subject of many Christian worship services this holiday season, as congregations prepare to celebrate Christmas. She can also be found on most newsstands, after being named the world's most powerful woman by National Geographic.

December 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Lose all fear of ever feeling lost

Several years ago a friend of mine contacted me about going hunting for deer. We were in South Carolina and decided to go to the ...

January 20, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Have faith in God as he does in us

I am currently preaching a series about being faithful on Sunday mornings.

January 19, 2018 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


A crown of life awaits followers

God being true to his promises is seen throughout the Bible. It is good to look back to these as we look forward to the ...

January 18, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Why some faith leaders see net neutrality as a religious issue

Faith leaders are among those celebrating the ongoing pushback against the Federal Communications Commission's decision to repeal net neutrality policies governing the internet.

January 18, 2018 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The light and love of freedom

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

January 18, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


What are you saying to God?

Matthew 18: "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth ...

January 15, 2018 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


What does salvation mean?

In 1 Timothy 2:3, we read the following words: "This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved."

January 13, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Listening for his voice

"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink."

January 12, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Make Bible study a daily habit

The new year has started and many have made resolutions to do certain things. One that everyone should do is study their Bible every day.

January 11, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of God | Faith


Young Americans don't like politics and public protests, new survey shows

Nine days after her 15th birthday, Abby Hahn stood with her mom at last year's Women's March on Washington. Still three years away ...

January 11, 2018 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: President Thomas S. Monson — beloved adviser and friend

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

January 06, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Teaching of Plato versus Genesis

The great ancient Greek philosopher Plato (died 348/347 B.C.), student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle (who, incidentally, later become the private tutor ...

January 06, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Start the new year out right

Whether we like it or not, the new year is here. As we look back at this past year, there are probably things that we ...

January 06, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Seek the Lord for forgiveness

Well, I didn't exactly bring in the new year with a bang. It was more like a whimper.

January 05, 2018 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Look toward God every day

Look to God every day for a better life. Some just look to God when they think they need help; others only at holiday time.

January 04, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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