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Break free from our national offense

We live in perilous times. I grew up between the mid-1960s and the mid-1980s, times when we were taught to value the benefit and necessity of a strong national defense. The fight for freedom everywhere was a fight for our free way of life, and a strong national defense was a large part of that fight for freedom.

October 19, 2015 | By Pastor Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith

Group sets fire to Joseph's Tomb in West Bank

Increasing violence between Palestinians and Israeli forces last week led to a group of Palestinians setting fire to the compound that houses Joseph’s Tomb — a religious site in the West Bank, according to CNN.

October 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Tennessee policymakers and parents debate teaching religious doctrine in middle school

As they consider a bill that would postpone lessons on topics like the five pillars of Islam until 10th grade, Tennessee lawmakers are debating if children are mature enough to study religious doctrine in history class.

October 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

What is really important in this life?

Recently, I went to the mountains and saw this beautiful estate owned by some textile magnate who passed away several years ago. I thought how great it would be to own it and live there.

October 17, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Come home to your God

When we moved into our home nine years ago, there was an oak tree in the front yard. It was good for shade and really looked nice right in front of the house. As we moved in, the leaves were growing and greening. We really liked that tree.

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

Live better while preparing for eternity

All people can have better lives - if they want it.

October 15, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

What caretakers can do for patients struggling with their faith

Patients who hold negative spiritual beliefs, such as asserting that God is punishing them or that he's abandoned them, experience more physical pain and diminished mental health compared to their spiritually optimistic counterparts, according to a study in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health.

October 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Why faith groups can work together to combat religious violence

Johnnie Moore calls himself a generalist. His willingness to go wherever he feels God is calling him has led him to a variety of vocations in education, film production and, most recently, interfaith activism.

October 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Muslim men 4 times less likely to get hired than Catholics

Muslim men in France have a job problem.

October 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Faith under fire: How Muslims and Christians are working together to help refugees in Iraq and Syria

Sana Weaa huddles in the corner of her makeshift home in Erbil, Iraq, clutching a rosary and whispering a soft prayer for her seven children, all seeking refuge here in this camp for the displaced. It’s about 50 miles northwest of her hometown. She fled with thousands to escape the civil war and sectarian violence that’s tearing Iraq apart.

October 14, 2015 | Molly Thomas Deseret News | Faith

The brave man who may have risked his life in 1963 Germany for the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife

Hans-Ulrich Laukamp, one of the last alleged owners of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife, may have risked his life to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

October 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

'Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven' gives insight into Brandon Mull's next series

Many wonderful things have come from Brandon Mull’s imagination.

October 12, 2015 | Tori Ackerman Deseret News | Faith

Standing on shaky ground

There is sufficient evidence to support the fact that the United States of America was established on a biblical foundation.

October 12, 2015 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith

Oklahoma has become ground zero for religious expression battles

As crews quietly removed a monument of the Ten Commandments from the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol last week, another skirmish over religious expression resurfaced.

October 12, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

Assisted suicide debate pits religious teachings against personal experiences

California became the fifth U.S. state to legalize assisted suicide this week, but many faith leaders remain committed to banning the practice.

October 12, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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Listen to your calling

A while back I had two different episodes of vertigo.

March 23, 2018 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

Supreme Court considers speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers

A Supreme Court victory this term could backfire on anti-abortion rights activists in the future, according to legal experts.

March 23, 2018 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith

Companion book to Hallmark's 'When Calls the Heart' aims to edify and inspire

The new book, "When God Calls the Heart: Devotions From Hope Valley," by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox (Broadstreet Publishing Group, 176 page) offers fans ...

March 23, 2018 | Kurt Manwaring Deseret News | Faith

Follow the path God has prepared

The mystery of salvation has been revealed to man. Paul told the Ephesians of this:

March 22, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Some Christians spend Lent shaking up their social media habits

Overcoming bad online habits isn't easy, but some Christians feel their faith holds a winning strategy.

March 22, 2018 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith

Pastor abandoned as baby uses DNA kit to find her cousin more than 50 years later

Massachusetts pastor Toni DiPina was abandoned as a 9-month-old in a vacant St. Louis lot in 1963. Her name was chosen by a social worker ...

March 20, 2018 | Trent Toone Deseret News | Faith

Walthourville's Mt. Olive MBC opens hall

Pastor Frank Jones is one of the longest serving pastors in Liberty County, and is excited to see how God continues to bless his church.

March 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Faith

Stop neglecting message of salvation

"Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at anytime we should let them slip. How ...

March 19, 2018 | By Pastor Larry Murray Columnist | Faith

Music and the Spoken Word: The bedrock of lasting happiness

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

March 19, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith

Finding a remedy for brokeness

There are all kinds of reasons why people get to the point to where they feel like their lives are falling apart or they consider ...

March 17, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Armenia, the first Christian nation

Strange as it may seem to Western Christians, Armenia can claim to be the first kingdom to officially convert to Christianity.

March 17, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith

Religion comes to South by Southwest

Simran Jeet Singh spent years assuming he didn't belong at South by Southwest, one of the country's most popular celebrations of music, movies ...

March 16, 2018 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith

God is with you always

What a disastrous day it was! It was supposed to be exciting. It was the day when the renovations to our bathroom were to be ...

March 16, 2018 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

Do you know the right way to pray?

As Jesus gave instructions on prayer in what man calls his "Sermon on the Mount," Jesus showed how humility and openness is a part of ...

March 15, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

The cost of a lie

I agree with the Bible in 2 Thessalonians 2:11; the day will come when men will believe a lie before believing the truth. Of ...

March 12, 2018 | By Pastor Debra 'Dee' Dyer Columnist | Faith

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