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Confidence in religion at a new low — except among Catholics, poll finds

Americans' confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm's confidence-in-institutions list.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Experiencing Ramadan in America vs. the Middle East

Jana Al-Akhras, an American-born Muslim, began fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the second grade and has managed to observe the annual practice ever since — in winter and summer, during high school soccer practices and games and through long days of classes in college.

June 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Churches need to refocus on the individual to attract the 'nones'

Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion, one mainline Protestant thought leader said.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Use God to master art of gift-giving

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23

June 16, 2015 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Bringing men back to church

There's something — or, more precisely, someone — missing from many churches on Sunday mornings: men.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Does your child know the Bible well enough to compete in this competition?

Would you classify your child as a Bible scripture aficionado?

June 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Serving with love

New Beginnings Church in Ludowici is getting ready to deliver some love.

June 15, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The Rohingyas: A look into one of the world's most persecuted minorities

“People lost at sea” has been prominent in the news headlines in the past few days. Thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim sect, have fled persecution in what they say is their homeland in hopes of finding justice elsewhere.

June 15, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Megachurch draws $71 million in pledges for 'daring' project

An evangelical Christian megachurch has received $71 million in pledges for what it says is a "daring" project aimed at expanding its global ministry, with an estimated $7 million in cash already received.

June 14, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Evangelical leaders split over gay marriage as Supreme Court decision nears

As the Supreme Court is poised to rule on same-sex marriage, evangelical Christian leaders, once unified on the topic, are expressing opposing viewpoints, even though polls show a majority of the movement's rank-and-file oppose it.

June 14, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus can turn dream into reality

The other day, I woke in the night after having a bad dream. To make a long story short, I was attacked by a couple of house cats for no apparent reason.

June 13, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Challenges of new places, experiences

By the time you read this, I will be on my way back home. I wrote it before I left.

June 12, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Word of God is divine guide for mankind

Man is not capable of finding his way to heaven without the divine guidance found in God's word.

June 11, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith




A look into the religious minorities of Iraq

When Christians return to their homes located in territories conquered by ISIS, they find the Arabic letter “Nun” painted on their door, which stands for "Nazarene" or "Christian," according to the Religion News Service.

June 09, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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Trust in God, not man part 3

God has given man his word and it must be the thing upon which one bases his or her religious beliefs.

July 20, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Is there a religious way to get angry?

The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas spent a recent Saturday singing, chanting and marching through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, with several hundred of her neighbors ...

July 20, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


When God issues a recall, respond

Recalls, it seems they've become the norm for vehicles. Many have received notifications to immediately schedule appointments for a specific part to be re-evaluated ...

July 17, 2017 | By Pastor Kathy Paige Columnist | Faith


Why God hasn't healed you (yet)

I was on a church mission trip in Guatemala when I got sick. Most of us thought it had to do something to do with ...

July 17, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The myth of fairness

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

July 17, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Have a passion to be with God

What does it mean to have a passion for God?

July 15, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Two new coffee studies spark questions: Here's what you need to know

Two studies published by the Annals of Internal Medicine this week suggest that coffee consumption has been “associated with reduced risk for death.”

July 15, 2017 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Finding forgiveness is easy with God

Well, hello there. Did you miss me? I was on vacation last week.

July 14, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Trust in God, not man part 2

Last week we studied how man will be judged by God's word, therefore one has to determine what he or she is going to ...

July 13, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Support for churches holds steady, but partisan divides persist

Six in 10 Americans (59 percent) say churches and religious organizations have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country, but ...

July 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


How faith groups help expose the 'hidden figure of crime'

Bomb threats have been known to empty entire office buildings, shut down schools or bring dozens of police officers to a scene. But in some ...

July 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Unplugging and plugging in

I was slow to the smartphone party. My phone had always been for conversation and an occasional text. Then I got my first iPhone, and ...

July 12, 2017 | Brooke Romney Deseret News | Faith


A baby dies in the delivery room, ten months later the same doctor breaks down crying when he witnes

A hug expresses feelings that can’t be said out loud. This photo of a hug between a doctor and new dad went viral because ...

July 12, 2017 | Fernanda Gonzalez Casafús FamilyShare | Faith


New startup challenge combines a Silicon Valley mindset with Catholic social teachings

Pope Francis has a notable new ally in his efforts to protect the environment: a team of investors mixing a Silicon Valley mindset with concern ...

July 08, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


The rise (and fall?) of religious liberty

This week, as we celebrate our independence and liberties, it’s worth reflecting on one of the fundamental questions of freedom facing our country — contemporary ...

July 08, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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