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Have faith to let go, let God lead

We just got back from vacation to Mexico Beach, Florida, for a week.

July 31, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

The revered Tibetan monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, died in prison in China where he was serving a 20-year sentence for alleged connections to a park bombing, The New York Times reported.

July 31, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

WASHINGTON — An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities.

July 31, 2015 | Sara Weissman Deseret News | Faith


God has given one word for all men -- his word

It has been said that with so many people in the world today, there must be many beliefs so all can follow God. That statement sounds good, but it has no biblical basis.

July 30, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

The revered Tibetan monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, died in prison in China where he was serving a 20-year sentence for alleged connections to a park bombing, The New York Times reported.

July 28, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Hospitals, care centers employ laughter as treatment for health problems

Laughter is a bright part of any day, and now hospitals and health organizations are making efforts to incorporate it into their patients' care for proven health boosts.

July 28, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Unveil and deliver truths of the Bible

One of my favorite movies is "The Book of Eli." In the movie, Denzel Washington portrays a lone, nomad warrior in a post-apocalyptic world who is told by a voice to deliver a mysterious book to a safe location on the West Coast.

July 27, 2015 | By Bishop Kevin L. Betton Sr. Columnist | Faith


New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools



Although credited with establishing Sears, Roebuck & Company as a leading American retailer, Julius Rosenwald's name has largely been unremembered in the decades since he died in 1932.

July 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Childhood pretend play connected to religious switching, study finds

A child's imagination during pretend play can take them from a walk around Mars to a picnic in Neverland. However, his or her travels don't stop there. Pretend play may also lead them on a religious journey in his or her adult life.

July 27, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Cosmic humility: The spiritual side effects of viewing Earth from outer space

Writing in Medium about a new image of Earth released July 20 by NASA scientists and dubbed the "new Blue Marble," astronaut Scott Kelly said, "There's something remarkable about a single snapshot of Earth — an intact view of our planet in its entirety, hanging in space."

July 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?'

Does requiring a group of Roman Catholic nuns to sign a piece of paper stating their objection to providing contraception coverage make them complicit in an evil act? One group says it does, and the question might soon find a nonreligious referee in the Supreme Court.

July 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

WASHINGTON — An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities.

July 26, 2015 | Sara Weissman Deseret News | Faith


Improve others' perception of us

The other day, I was talking to a neighbor whom I hadn't spoken to for a while. I asked her if she had been walking lately in this heat, and she responded with a statement that surprised me: She made a remark about me always being out there running rather than walking.

July 25, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Times may change; God doesn't

Ten years ago, this week my family moved to Pembroke. I began my job as the pastor at First Baptist Church in Pembroke, and my wife started only a week or so later as the choral music teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School. Our youngest son enrolled as a student at Richmond Hill High School, while our oldest enrolled at Georgia Southern University.

July 24, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


School district and secularists settle school prayer lawsuit

A federal lawsuit filed against a school district in Georgia for allegedly violating First Amendment rights by allowing football coaches to lead students in prayers and include Bible passages in team materials has been settled.

July 24, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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Marching band not allowed to perform Christian hymn — crowd sings it anyway

The Brandon High School marching band in Mississippi found itself on the bench for the school’s first football game of the season after a ...

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Sunday School with Jimmy Carter draws hundreds

With the sanctuary and overflow room in the small Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, packed, the teacher of Sunday's Gospel lesson taught for ...

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Love those who don't love you to gain perspective

The late Rev. B.T. Smith made a comment once that has really stuck with me: "You have to love those who don't love ...

August 24, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackons Columnist | Faith


Did John Oliver get it right in his critique of televangelists?

On Sunday night last week, political commentator John Oliver called out televangelists who ask their followers to donate money to churches and religious organizations, according ...

August 24, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


What does the Bible say about fantasy football?

It’s almost football season. For more than 30 million Americans, that means it’s almost fantasy football season, too.

August 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Midway musician's concert at RH church

Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church will present a gospel concert featuring "Mark and Friends" at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Main Campus Sanctuary ...

August 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith


'Holy & Hungry' show connects faith, biscuits and gravy

Caitlin Kenzie Scott's biscuits make her soul rejoice. She smothers them with chorizo gravy and infuses apricot preserves, creating a sweet and savory medley ...

August 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Unity for the sake of souls that need saving

In 1 Corinthians 1:10, the Apostle Paul states, "I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of ...

August 22, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord is available when you need him

It recently happened to me again. I was trying to log in on some account on the computer and typed in the wrong password. And ...

August 21, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How Arab women are fighting negative stereotypes with art

The muzzle of a rifle peeks out from between two feet in Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat's 1994 print "Allegiance with Wakefulness." Script covering the ...

August 20, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Faith


God's word will save you if you follow it

There are people who refuse to follow God's word. They do not listen to the directions given by God for a good life and ...

August 20, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How should faith–based charities spend taxpayer money? New federal regulations may please all sides

Nearly 20 years of contention over the relationship between faith-based charitable groups and federal agencies that dispense social service program grants may have moved toward ...

August 20, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


A wave of modest swimsuits is surging

As this swim season comes to an end, retail companies have seen an increase of women veering away from skimpy bikinis and sexy one-pieces, and ...

August 20, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Meet the woman who just married God as a sign of devotion to her faith

Jessica Hayes just got married in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this past Saturday.

August 20, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Youth conference at Live Oak this weekend

A youth explosion is coming to Hinesville on Friday and Saturday.

August 19, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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