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School district and secularists settle school prayer lawsuit

A federal lawsuit filed against a school district in Georgia for allegedly violating First Amendment rights by allowing football coaches to lead students in prayers and include Bible passages in team materials has been settled.

July 24, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Do God's will to obtain eternal life

Jesus said, "Not everyone that saith unto me 'Lord, Lord' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father, which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils?

July 23, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools



Although credited with establishing Sears, Roebuck & Company as a leading American retailer, Julius Rosenwald's name has largely been unremembered in the decades since he died in 1932.

July 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Christian schools take stance on homosexuality policies

With same-sex marriage now legal across the country, the question has surfaced about whether religious-affiliated schools will accommodate gay or lesbian students, staff and faculty who are married.

July 22, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis taps media-savvy priest for key Los Angeles role

Father Robert Barron may be ready for his close-up. The media-savvy Roman Catholic priest whose public television series "Catholicism" drew wide acclaim, has been named one of three new auxiliary bishops for Los Angeles, arguably the world's media capital.

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


The title of Harper Lee’s new book comes from the Bible

Last Tuesday, book readers and literature enthusiasts alike celebrated across the country as “Go Set a Watchman” — the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” — hit bookshelves and was made available to the public.

July 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Jesus is best hope in world for Christians

What is hope? In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is defined as "a confident expectation that a desire will be fulfilled; wishful trust; something which one longs to see realized"

July 20, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Religious freedom experts worry about their First Amendment rights after marriage ruling

Long-held American views of religious liberty may be rapidly shifting in the wake of a June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.

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


Is religion failing? The Dalai Lama has a surprising answer

It isn't just American demographers and church planters who are concerned about the rise of the "nones," or the spiritually unaffiliated. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, isn't happy about it, either.

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


God is faithful and as assured as the sun

One time, when I was traveling by plane, we had risen above a storm system with the thick clouds below us. I had the window seat and looked out and saw the most beautiful view of the sun, shining in its brilliance.

July 18, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Muslims celebrate completion of Ramadan fasting during Eid al-Fitr

Many of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims will be spending Friday celebrating the completion of Ramadan, a month-long observance of fasting from dawn to sundown.

July 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Adventists celebrate Ellen G. White 100 years after her death

Ellen G. White, whose visions helped shape the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was remembered worldwide on the centennial of her July 16, 1915, death in northern California.

July 17, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Follow God's book, don't write your own

Man sees the need for standards in everyday life. The mechanic knows there are standard-size parts. And the seamstress knows the number of inches in a yard and understands the need for a standard of measure.

July 16, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Religion doesn't exclude scientific fact

Have you heard about the so-called war between science and religion? There are many individuals in both camps who are convinced that the two can never be reconciled. They view science and religion (and especially the religion of Christianity) as in absolute opposition to each other.

July 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What God, Lord Ganesha and green tea have in common with Katy Perry

Katy Perry has caused somewhat of an uproar in the news with her desire to purchase a former Los Angeles Catholic convent.

July 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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The Protestant Reformation's other great writer

In this 500th anniversary year of the Protestant Reformation, the spotlight naturally falls on Martin Luther (1483-1546). But his somewhat younger contemporary Jehan Cauvin (1509-1564 ...

September 18, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How a mean email motivated me to share love and light

About a year ago, I was asked to write a song for a convention in New Mexico called the Women of Light Convention. I spent ...

September 17, 2017 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Look up and look around

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

September 17, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Making preparations for eternity

This week Hurricane Irma impacted Florida and other places, including us here in Bryan County. Early on it looked like she could devastate us, but ...

September 16, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Reflections during the storm

As I am writing this I do not yet know the track that Hurricane Irma will take (has taken). I do not know if it ...

September 15, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Controversial questions for Catholic judicial nominee highlight complicated relationship between pol

America's Founders were clear on religion, at least when it came to job qualifications. The Constitution bans religious tests for federal officers, making personal ...

September 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


The proper way to pray?

Prayer is how man can communicate to God. It may be in times of great need or distress or in times of joy and happiness.

September 14, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The need to be appreciated

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

September 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Churches sue FEMA for recovery money after Hurricane Harvey

Three Texas churches are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, claiming that a recent, high-profile Supreme Court ...

September 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Conservative Christians and religious 'nones' fear each other, but it's more about politics than fai

NASHVILLE — Americans often meet religious difference with fear or suspicion, criticizing the moral concerns and political interests of people who don't share their beliefs ...

September 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Conservative Christians and religious 'nones' fear each other, but it's more about politics than fai

NASHVILLE — Americans often meet religious difference with fear or suspicion, criticizing the moral concerns and political interests of people who don't share their beliefs ...

September 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


How grandmothers have saved the world

We called my grandmother Nanny Flo. Her friends thought we were saying “Nanny Goat.”

September 09, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Faith leaders regroup after Trump administration's latest immigration action

Religious leaders are focused on finding long-term immigration solutions after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that a five-year-old program protecting immigrants brought to the ...

September 07, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


New teacher resources aim to help students understand religion's role in world affairs

Twenty years of teaching had taught Martha Ball to expect the unexpected, especially around seventh graders.

September 06, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


4 reasons you shouldn’t feel guilty for doubting your faith

It’s no easy trip down the road of faith, especially navigating today’s world. You’re bound to hit some bumps along the way ...

September 06, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Faith


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