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Don’t rush into your ‘day six’

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day." - Genesis 1:31

March 10, 2015 | By The Rev. DeRon Harper | Faith


People who are reminded of God take bigger risks

People who are reminded of God take bigger risks because they feel God will see them through the dangers those risks create, according to research published in Psychological Science this week.

March 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Book review: 'Maximus' is an adventure, love story in New Testament era

"MAXIMUS," by Richard L. Black, Shadow Mountain, $25.99, 464 pages (f)

March 10, 2015 | Eric Rigby Deseret News | Faith


Already viral, Salvation Army uses #TheDress to spotlight domestic violence

What was a recent viral Internet phenomenon has rapidly became a powerful symbol in the fight against domestic abuse.

March 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Spring forward!

I love Anita’s voice.

March 09, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Researchers may have found the home of Jesus Christ

Researchers may have found the home of Jesus Christ. And it isn’t your typical suburban home, according to research published in the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology.

March 07, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Lincoln's call for God to end the Civil War echoes today

Seven score and ten years ago, Abraham Lincoln offered his second inaugural address. (That's 150 years, by the way.) Contemporary scholars call it one of his most eloquent speeches, noting he needed only 10 minutes to offer profound thoughts on war, race and faith in God.

March 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


British, Canadian Muslims work to burnish image

The challenges of being a Muslim in Britain and Canada have been magnified in recent weeks with reports identifying a British-educated ISIS member as "Jihadi Johnny" and a Canadian mall allegedly being targeted for an al-Shabab attack.

March 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Looking back at 'The Bible': Why the miniseries was successful, and where it has led

Shortly before the release of the film "Son of God" in 2014, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey visited Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. During a speech to the students at the Christian university, Burnett, an accomplished television producer, discussed the opposition the married couple felt when they started pitching a miniseries based on the Bible.

March 06, 2015 | Maddie Swensen Deseret Media Companies | Faith


ValueSpeak: 'Be ye constant'

March 1 is St. David’s Day. It’s a very big day in Wales.

March 05, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


When praying for healing works — and when it doesn't

Christina Levasheff believed medicine would keep her son well. But when doctors offered no answer for Krabbe's Leukodystrophy, the genetic disease that was destroying her toddler's brain cells, she and her husband went to their knees.

March 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What’s so special about Pope Francis?

Elizabeth Stoker Bruening, a Christian ethicist and self-described “Christian socialist,” has tackled the controversy of Pope Francis’ first two years in a lengthy and unapologetically personal essay for The New Republic.

March 04, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Global theologians rally around death-row inmate, call for clemency

The impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Kelly Gissendaner has an international audience. Her transformation from convicted murderer to budding theologian is inspiring blogs, outcries from religious leaders and a social media hashtag.

March 04, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Jewish Purim celebration spans world, includes DUI caution

Beginning at sundown Wednesday Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Purim, commemorating their deliverance from an evil Persian civil servant who'd plotted their destruction.

March 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Anti-Jewish hatred highest in 7 years, while overall religious hostilities decline

Anti-Semitic attacks on Jews both here and abroad are showing some of their sharpest increases in years, two new studies indicate.

March 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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Articles by Section - Faith


The door is open, but why won't this dog come inside?



Have you ever walked into what you thought was an open door, but it was really a closed screen door or a really clean glass door?

March 25, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


First degree: How America recovered from a murder epidemic

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment: "Thou shalt not kill."

March 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Faith


OMG: Is profanity losing its punch?

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the third commandment: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord the God in vain."

March 24, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The surprising reason you're not achieving your goals



Do you have a goal or dream that isn't going anywhere? What is keeping you from achieving it?

March 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Kara Tippetts, Christian who blogged against assisted suicide, succumbs to cancer

Kara Tippetts, the Christian blogger and author who begged fellow cancer sufferer Brittany Maynard not to take her own life but let death take its course, died Sunday from breast cancer. She was 38 years old, a pastor's wife and mother of four.

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


Soul seekers: How spiritual is secular America?

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment: "I am the LORD thy God … thou shalt have no other gods before me."

March 23, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Faith


Respecting and submitting to God’s authority everywhere

In our Bible study, we have been studying a book by Watchman Née entitled, "Spiritual Authority and Submission." Née makes it clear that all authority is from God and we should submit to God's authority.

March 23, 2015 | By Dr. Alvin Jackson | Faith


ValueSpeak: The original March Madness

You’ve doubtless seen the symptomology all around you this week. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself: Eyes glazed over. Fingers trembling. Uncontrolled twitching of facial muscles and limbs. Occasional panic attacks followed by outbursts of joy and/or rage.

March 22, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Jesus loves us, for the Bible tells us so

"Jesus Loves Me," a song known far and wide, normally is considered a kids' song, but every adult should know and understand it.

March 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Through Jesus, go out like a lamb

One of the favorite sayings about the month of March is, "In like a lion, out like a lamb."

March 20, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Leading female evangelical blazes trails, builds bridges

Around 25 years ago, Karen Swallow Prior and her husband, Roy, were walking to their car in a Buffalo, New York, drugstore parking lot when they came upon two men in a heated argument.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


When weddings become protests: the debate over civil marriage in Lebanon

There was much to perplex the Greek official presiding over Samer and Eva’s wedding last summer.

March 20, 2015 | Sophie Chamas Deseret News | Faith


Be careful what you say

Are you on social media? The various methods for communicating today have multiplied - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram and on it goes. And yes, those are all spelled correctly.

March 19, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Fidelity starts outside the bedroom

There's a song in heavy rotation on the radio these days that goes something like this.

March 18, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Muslim teachers can wear headscarves, German court rules

Ending years of contention over religious garb, Germany's constitutional court has ruled in favor of Muslim teachers who want to wear a headcovering in class. Opponents maintain teachers wearing the scarves in class will violate Germany's post-war "neutrality" principles.

March 18, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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