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God of judgment is also of love and mercy

I have been reading the Old Testament prophets and have been seeing a common theme.

November 07, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

None of us is as good as we actually could be

This past Saturday I spent the majority of the morning pressure-washing my home. Between the dirt and the mildew that are inevitable in this part of the world, it was badly needed.

November 06, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

This lesson about relationships will change the way you watch Disney movies

Can Disney ruin your relationship?

November 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Heaven awaits with well deserved rewards, rest

"Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the Gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest … There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labor therefore to ...

November 05, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Who is being left out of religious research?

A growing number of Americans do not affiliate with a faith community, but among those who do, belief in God is constant and the number of people who say religion is very important to them is increasing, according to a new survey released Tuesday by Pew Research Center.

November 04, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

What I learned in the aftermath of a stolen Christmas Jar

I have no idea where the time went.

November 03, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith

Twenty percent of church-goers no longer attend church after a divorce, research says

How Christian churches respond to divorce in their congregations has been top-of-mind among religious leaders and believers as the Roman Catholic Church decides whether to change its practice of banning divorced and remarried members from participating in Communion.

November 03, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

Renewing the church in challenging time

"And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord that was before the porch of the Lord." - 2 Chronicles 15:8

November 02, 2015 | By Pastor Dr. Larry Murray Columnist | Faith

What the Harry Potter series teaches us about Christian faith

In 2008, 100 Yale students lined up to apply for the new course I was offering on the Harry Potter series and Christian theology, many standing outside in subfreezing temperatures because there wasn’t enough space in the classroom.

November 01, 2015 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Faith

Send us your broken for healing, love

I have been a pastor going on 37 years, and I have to admit that it is much easier work to minister to those who seem to have it together in the spiritual realm - meaning those who are committed to following Jesus Christ and having their lives transformed, with the Christian disciplines a regular part of their lives.

October 31, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Literally count your blessings

You probably don't want to hear this, but I must offer you a warning: By next week, you will hear Christmas music, and there will be decorations all over the place.

October 30, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so

Most people don't totally understand the depth of God's love.

October 29, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

What to expect if the Fed decides to increase interest rates

Dan Wilde gave interest rates little thought when he started shopping for a new home this fall in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Interest rates had hovered near historic lows for years, and he figured correctly that securing an affordable rate would prove simple enough.

October 28, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith

Get in on 'great sheet,' lead toward botherly love

"On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour, and he became very hungry and would have eaten, but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners and let down to the earth, wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a ...

October 27, 2015 | By Pastor Thomas Crutchfield Columnist | Faith

Helping teens find their voice in faith communities

Many religious adults underestimate the contribution young people can make in their faith communities, according to Elizabeth Dabney Hochman, founding editor of KidSpirit, an online, interfaith community where 11- to 17-year-olds can read and write stories about moral questions.

October 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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7 celebrities who may surprise you with their faith in God

Entertainment is our world, so it is fun and inspirational as believers of Jesus Christ to see entertainers who also believe. Consider these celebrities from ...

November 18, 2015 | Valerie Steimle FamilyShare | Faith

Studying science at seminary: How learning about new research helps pastors preach

Casey Cole wants to be a priest. That means attending five years of seminary classes, where he studies theology, philosophy and — evolution.

November 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

World shows solidarity with Muslims, despite ISIS attack

The world went into shock Friday night as at least seven gunmen opened fire throughout the city of Paris, killing at least 129 people and ...

November 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Why some religious 'nones' still take their kids to church

Christel Manning has been on a spiritual journey in recent years.

November 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

3 signs you're in love with your sin

Some love affairs begin passionately. Others start with more subtlety. However, when you are in love with sin, there's a constant slipping down a ...

November 17, 2015 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | Faith

'...Except ye repent, ye shall likewise all perish'

And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you ...

November 16, 2015 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith

New movie tells harrowing tales of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

A new movie is bringing clergy sexual abuse into the public eye yet again, weeks after Pope Francis met with survivors of assault during his ...

November 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Top 5 regrets of those who are dying

As a chaplain, it is often my duty to minister to patients and families during and after the dying process. While every experience is absolutely ...

November 16, 2015 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | Faith

The religious practice that’s more powerful than morphine

The most effective painkiller may be something some religious believers have practiced for years.

November 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Rubio, Malala and beer — a discussion about girls’ education

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio has had a somewhat successful fall. Not only did many say he did well in the last GOP debate, but ...

November 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

The shifting spiritual practices of America's minority faiths

About two years ago, Aditya Mukerjee missed his flight. He had been detained by airport security and was asked to answer an increasingly strange barrage ...

November 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Book review: 'The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth' picture book captures the beauty of the Earth

"THE BOY WHO SPOKE TO THE EARTH," by Chris Burkard, illustrations by David McClellan, Dreamling Books, $16.95

November 15, 2015 | Rachel Chipman Deseret News | Faith

Why nuns are fun to watch on reality TV

Almost a year after a group of potential religious sisters took reality television by storm on Lifetime's "The Sisterhood," there's a new nun ...

November 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

A little sin can grow into a big problem

An incident that has happened to us in the last few months reminds me of what can happen when sin is looked at lightly, especially ...

November 14, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

New message from an often-read Scripture

I recently finished a sermon series from Revelation chapters 2 and 3 at my church, where I preached on the seven churches mentioned in these ...

November 13, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

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