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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


Notre Dame case raises question of who decides if a law restricts religious practice

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ruled that a privately held corporation can, on religious grounds, refuse to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees, the issue of religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's mandates may again be headed for the nation's top court.

May 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


James shares wisdom on gathering things, wealth

A man was a regular diner at a restaurant, and the owner always did his best to please him. One day, the diner complained that he received only one piece of bread with his meal, so the waiter promptly brought him four slices.

May 26, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.

May 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


ValueSpeak: 'The forget-me-nots of the angels' on Memorial Day

It would be stretching things to suggest Memorial Day was Dad’s favorite holiday.

May 23, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.

May 22, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words



Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.

May 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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


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Articles by Section - Faith


What counts as a church? Supreme Court pension case asks important question

A Supreme Court case about retirement benefits could hold surprising consequences for America's religious communities. In parsing the legal language, justices may need to ...

March 29, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Living a balanced life

On this blessed Sunday, I would like to share something the Lord placed on my heart that has been a tremendous blessing to our church ...

March 27, 2017 | By Pastor Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


Why religious freedom is important to both Dems and Republicans in Gorsuch hearings

Republicans and Democrats had competing motives for bringing up religious freedom during last week's confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee ...

March 27, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How to raise a compassionate child

We all want to raise children who show compassion and kindness to others, but sometimes we expect too much, too soon. It’s natural that ...

March 26, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: A choice we make

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

March 26, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Deny yourself not just during Lent

During the season of Lent, the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, many people choose to deny themselves of something that they enjoy.

March 25, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Battling for the title of Tiniest Church in America

This past week I spent way too much time online trying to track down the tiniest church in the country. America has dozens that claim ...

March 25, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Change to follow God

If a person desires to be close to God there has to be some changes made in his or her life. Many people get caught ...

March 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Designing a life

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

March 21, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Religious outreach at the State Department in flux under Trump administration

Religion has played an increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy over the last 15 years, but its status at the State Department ...

March 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Fight to keep your focus on God

My brothers and sisters, life is filled with distraction designed to get and keep believers off their game.

March 20, 2017 | By Pastor Debra 'Dee' Dyer Columnist | Faith


Religions that survived because of historical military conquests

Most modern believers see the success and spread of their religion as the result of spiritual activities such as preaching and conversion. And this is ...

March 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Finding the right eternal life

As I was scanning across some headlines on the Internet I noticed a phrase that caught my attention. The writer said, "While nobody has cracked ...

March 18, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How a church transforms immigrants and immigrants transform a church

For Catholic immigrants new to the United States, church is the only place that feels like home for a while.

March 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Know the main thing about faith

We've been wondering what happened to winter this year. It seems a bit of it has tried to sneak in on us this week ...

March 17, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


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