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Is Islam a religion of peace?

There is an ongoing political and religious debate in the Western media about the true nature of Islam. Many today claim the word “Islam” means “peace,” and that Islam is therefore a religion of peace. This claim, however, is based on a misunderstanding.

December 29, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


What you need to know about the difference between religious culture and religious faith

The cultural practices of your religion and the faith and beliefs of your religion are not the same things. One evolves over time, while the other tends to remain fairly stable. What can you do when the two conflict?

December 28, 2015 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | Faith


Doctor who inspired 'Concussion' describes role faith played in his work

Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose research into how football can damage players' brains inspired the forthcoming film "Concussion," says his discovery wouldn't have happened without his faith.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Here are 10 influential religion books of 2015

Religion was a force to be reckoned with in 2015, influencing global politics in addition to popular culture. It was an important talking point in the early months of campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, as well as a key factor in reactions to the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


It is Christmastime

Christmas is a lot of fun.

December 22, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


How to see the magic of Christmas like a child

Remember the magic you used to see in Christmas as a child? If you’re like most grown-ups, you see the magic less and less with each passing year. Santa is no longer the symbol of jovial love and warmth you used to see him as, and some years you find it hard to even see the wonder behind the birth of the baby Jesus.

December 22, 2015 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Faith


CS Lewis praised this religious belief during a secret government mission

Famous author and inspirational figure C.S. Lewis was, at one point in his life, a secret government agent.

December 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The real reason you love listening to sad Christmas songs

It’s almost Christmas, and you may find yourself standing in line, trying to grab that last gift or two.

December 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Virgin Mary called world's most powerful woman as popularity of name continues to fall

Mary, mother of Jesus, is the subject of many Christian worship services this holiday season, as congregations prepare to celebrate Christmas. She can also be found on most newsstands, after being named the world's most powerful woman by National Geographic.

December 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


7 things you should never say to someone who’s lost a loved one

I’ll never forget the night I lost my dad. It was a couple weeks before Christmas—the tree was decorated, the lights were draped over kitchen cupboards, and a stocking hung by his bed.

December 21, 2015 | Kayla Lemmon FamilyShare | Faith


When you can't forgive

There may be times when others inflict so much hurt on you or your family that you simply can't find it in your heart to forgive them. What if these people hurt you on purpose? Your soul fills with a sadness that turns to anger. You may nurse a grudge or even spend time plotting ways to get even. You see the act of forgiveness as somehow letting the other person off the hook.

December 20, 2015 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | Faith


7 tips for curating historical family documents

There is more to preserving your family’s history than tossing it into a cardboard box and handing it down to the next generation. Without context and “curation” — the careful gathering, sifting, selection and preservation that takes place in any worthwhile collection — your family’s history can be lost to confusion or apathy as easily as it can succumb to dust or mold.

December 20, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor Deseret News | Faith


What is really important for our faith?

This week, I saw a report on what Jesus really looked like. Forensic scientists have worked with archaeologists to try to get a better idea of what he really looked like, compared to the most famous portraits we have today.

December 19, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God is with us at all times

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year for most. I wonder who is more excited - the students or the teachers? I have an idea. Eight more days and Christmas is here. Can't wait.

December 18, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Heaven's blessing from God, part 1

God had given to man his word so man can know how to please God. Some find that a difficult thing to comprehend, but there is a Supreme Being, God, who created everything, including man.

December 17, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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He is preparing me

"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love ...

January 18, 2016 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


National Association of Evangelicals to explore what it's like to live on a pastor's salary

The National Association of Evangelicals, which represents more than 45,000 local evangelical Christian churches, wants to help faith leaders make wise financial choices.

January 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith leaders responded to Obama's seventh state of the union address

Faith leaders, like politicians and people in the nonprofit sector, critiqued President Barack Obama's final State of the Union speech Tuesday night, noting his ...

January 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Leading fashion designer targets latest product at Muslim women

Luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana announced this week that it will begin selling designer head coverings for Muslim women, capitalizing on a growing global market.

January 17, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


This year’s Oscar nominees aren't racially diverse, but they highlight topics that are often overloo

On Monday, the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced, with much of the discussion about the nominations focusing on diversity.

January 17, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling tells the story of her journey to stardom in new book

When someone sees dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling’s book cover for the first time, one of his or her first questions is likely, “Why is ...

January 17, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Two of the most-edited Wikipedia pages are about faith

Wikipedia is getting wicked old.

January 16, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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