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Put focus on giving thanks

Halloween is next week. And beginning the day after that, the Christmas rush is on. Oh, I know it's too early. We ought to wait until the first week of December. But we have to get ahead and stay ahead of the crowd. So off we go.

October 27, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


'We are not victims': Instagram video of Elizabeth Smart sends strong message

Elizabeth Smart posted a new video on her Instagram on Thursday morning. The short clip, produced by A&E, shows the young mom who was kidnapped at the age of 14 writing “We are not victims” on a chalkboard. The currently trending hashtag “#MeToo,” a social media movement that seeks to show the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment, is shown at various points in the video.

October 27, 2017 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Know how to learn from the past

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" (Rom. 15:4).

October 26, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Faith keeps some families from embracing Halloween's tricks and treats

Like most families, Amy Brown, her husband and three kids will spend Oct. 31 eating sweets and catching up with friends.

October 25, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Return to your first love -- God

"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far ...

October 23, 2017 | By Pastor Sherry Ferrell Columnist | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The still, small voice of conscience

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

October 23, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


10 prayers that changed the course of history

Jean-Pierre Isbouts, a California college professor, has been sifting history searching for prayers. They’re everywhere — from the soaring lyrics of King David to the chants of the Navajos.

October 23, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Obedience is ticket to faith

There are two virtues I think are really important in a Christian's life: faithfulness and obedience.

October 21, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The lost art of dialogue: How name-calling and labeling is hurting the religious liberty debate

Matthew Lee Anderson tries not to lose sleep over being hated.

October 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Have smartphones hijacked our spirituality?

There have been a rash of recent articles revealing what smartphones are doing to our cognitive ability.

October 21, 2017 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Faith


Let God's word be your guide

It's funny the things that we believe. I am often amazed, amused and alarmed at what some people believe the Bible teaches.

October 20, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Trust his will with all thing heart

The Proverbs writer penned these words: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:1-3).

October 19, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Face the sun

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

October 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


HGTV's Joanna Gaines expresses gratitude for fulfillment of 'God-sized dream'

Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” says it all started as a dream.

October 15, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Go forth with a heart of love

Most days I don't take the time to watch the morning news, though occasionally I check out the weather and top stories. The No. 1 reason that I don't even want to turn the television on is because of the commercials.

October 14, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Learning from the past: Part 2

Last week we began looking at some lessons from Jeremiah chapter six. Jeremiah's listeners suffered from the sin of covetousness, from the least to ...

November 02, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Video: Why rituals still matter, 500 years after the Reformation fought against them

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

November 01, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


What would Martin Luther think of today's rates of divorce and cohabitation?

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

October 31, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Q&A: Why church-state separation is good for churches

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

October 31, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


A digital 'Reformation': How the internet is impacting religious experience

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

October 31, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Faith leaders raise their voices in opposing rights of Christian baker in Supreme Court case

Major religious groups, as well as nearly 1,300 individual Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders, signed on to briefs filed Monday with the Supreme Court ...

October 31, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Place worries in God's hands

What do you do with your worries and problems? Do you turn them inward or turn them upward?

October 30, 2017 | By Pastor Bernard Harper Sr. Columnist | Faith


Elder Christofferson of the LDS Church applauds journalists as ambassadors of freedom

SALT LAKE CITY — Journalists play a crucial role in society as ambassadors of freedom and human rights, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the LDS Church ...

October 30, 2017 | Tad Walch Deseret News special workflow | Faith


'To see it in action is incredible' — community influencers from around the world visit Welfare Squa

While journalists from around the world gathered in downtown Salt Lake City for the Inter American Press Association General Assembly conference held Oct. 27-30, family ...

October 30, 2017 | Marianne Holman Prescott LDS Church News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: 'Little by little'

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

October 29, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


The Anglican Church, England's unique Reformation

Editor's note: This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and this is one in a series of columns to describe the origins ...

October 29, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


He does it because he cares

For years I owned either a cat or dog or both. But for the last few years, after the last one's death, I have ...

October 28, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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