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As the U.S. returns to Cuba, Christianity rises

Friday morning was a monumental moment for U.S. and Cuba relations as the U.S. raised its flag at its newly reopened embassy in Cuba, which had been closed for 54 years, BBC reported.

August 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


'Today' show host Kathie Lee Gifford explains how faith helped her after her husband's death

NFL legend Frank Gifford died last week at 84, leaving behind his wife and "Today" show host, Kathie Lee Gifford.

August 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Believe in and follow God's word

And Samuel said unto Jesse, "Are all thy children here?" And he said, "There remaineth yet the youngest, and behold, he keeps the sheep." Samuel said unto Jesse, "Send and fetch him, for we will not sit down till he come hither." And he went and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, "Arise anoint him, for this is he." - 1 Samuel 16: 11-12

August 18, 2015 | By Pastor Bernard Harper Columnist | Faith


God is calling us to share good news

After these things, the Lord appointed 70 others also, and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place where he himself was about to go. Then he said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." - Luke 10:1-2

August 17, 2015 | By Cynthia Bryant Guest columnist | Faith


This man spent an entire year taking the Bible literally. Here's what happened

What would it be like to take every commandment in the Bible literally?

August 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Failed expectations can be gifts from God

Recently, I wanted to buy a good used vehicle and checked on craigslist.org. I found what I thought matched my expectations, but I had to drive more than an hour away to see it.

August 15, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be who the Lord made you to be

I have two dogs, sisters from the same litter. They will be 9 years old in two months. They are really funny dogs. They do not look alike or act alike. In fact, any time I tell someone they are sisters, they look at me as if I have lost my mind.

August 14, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Can we change God's word to fit today?

In our world today, many say that the way moral issues are looked at must change.

August 13, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Want to see Pope Francis in your home? For $160, an official cutout can be yours

In keeping with previous papal visits, Pope Francis' U.S. visit in September has spurred a mad dash among souvenir sellers. For $160, you can order an official, life-size "cutout" of the pontiff from the group organizing one of the events in Philadelphia.

August 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Catholics, unaffiliated are big in cities, survey reveals, showing changing faith landscape

In America's largest metropolitan markets people are more likely to be either Roman Catholic or religiously unaffiliated than to hold any other faith tradition, the Public Religion Research Institute reported in an analysis released this week.

August 11, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Seattle wants to help Muslims buy homes

Seattle is taking strides to make homeownership possible for more Muslim families.

August 11, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Savoring the feeling of feeling nothing

I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit me.

August 10, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis calls for 'open doors' for divorced, remarried Catholics, but communion remains unsettl

Offering a word of encouragement to Roman Catholics who have divorced and remarried without church approval, Pope Francis may urge compassion, though his words are far from final on the issue. Catholics, as well as other Christian denominations, are divided on the question of divorce and remarriage.

August 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Making your influence count now

As I was driving down the road the other day, I looked over and saw a sign dedicating a highway for someone. I have driven down that piece of road many times and have never paid much attention to this sign.

August 08, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God wants us to change for the better

I am writing this column on the first day of school here in Bryan County. By the time you read it, they will have almost a full week behind them.

August 07, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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Music and the Spoken Word: A basket of blessings

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

November 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Roy Moore scandal illustrates risks of close relationship between religion, politics

When sexual assault allegations mounted against film producer Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood actors and executives joined together to expose more tales of abuse.

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


How to win Jesus on your side

I am intrigued by the many commercials about lotteries. The implication is that if you want to become an overnight millionaire, just go buy a ...

November 19, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God is with you even when you doubt

I must make a confession to you. I have had times of great doubt in my life. It has come as a result of my ...

November 18, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Put God first if you seek heaven

On Mt. Sinai when God gave the Ten Commandments to man, he made it plain that nothing was to come before him.

November 17, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Give thanks and honor the Lord

Often during the harvest season we want to focus more on the reaping and gathering aspect. However, today we want to focus on the one ...

November 13, 2017 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


3 religious issues to watch during the tax reform debate

Republican leaders in both houses of Congress have put forward tax reform plans, proposing major changes to corporate tax rates and deduction rules. As they ...

November 12, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: In tribute to our veterans

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

November 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


God's love leads to compassion

Forgiveness of others is not an option for a person who is a follower of Jesus Christ. One of the reasons why we ought to ...

November 11, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Johann Sebastian Bach as a Protestant composer and 'The Fifth Evangelist'

Johann Sebastian Bach was born to a musical family in Eisenach, Germany, in 1685. After holding a variety of important musical positions, he arrived at ...

November 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Don't miss out on serving him

I don't like to shop. But I like to get a bargain.

November 10, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


We all need forgiveness

Forgiveness is something all men need. Man has had a problem with sin since the time of Adam and Eve. Each person will stand in ...

November 09, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


With the threat of violence looming, are sanctuaries still a place of peace?

The Rev. Erik Richtsteig was leading Mass when a shooter entered his sanctuary June 16, 2013. He'll never forget the gunshot that followed, which ...

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


We should be thankful for all the blessings we receive

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his ...

November 06, 2017 | By Bishop Fredrick Heath Columnist | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: 'The price of mortality'

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

November 05, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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