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Valentine's Day — according to kids



Kids are pretty honest and upfront about their feelings. So who better to ask about the meaning of Valentine's Day?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Weatherman turns embarrassing situation into hilarious stand-up routine



We all have times in our lives when things don't go according to plan. We lose jobs, illness befalls us or family tragedies strike. But how many of us have dealt with a train wreck on live TV?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

"American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as a patriotic sniper serving in the Iraq War, is not “just a movie." It serves as a chilling reminder of the realities of war — a war that remains an afterthought for many Americans who weren't directly involved in the action — and the hurtful feelings many Americans still hold towards Islam.

February 09, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

In the national debate over immunizing children, much has been said about "religious objections" to vaccines claimed by parents. Finding a religion whose tenets object to the practice, however, is difficult.

February 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


How to overcome past mistakes

Jay Gatsby, the main character of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby," is obsessed with the past. He longs for days when he was with the lovable Daisy Buchanan. He uses this desire as fuel to find success and wealth, hoping that he could win back Daisy. This desire almost acts like a poison, leading him down a path that eventually leads him to his death.

February 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Minister, minister, make me a match

In the fall of 1980, two young, single Catholics arrived on the campus of Georgia Tech University to begin graduate programs. Both regularly attended church services and events at the Catholic student center hoping to find connections in a new place.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history, involving centuries-old Mayan and Aztec rituals, Spanish colonizers and, surprisingly, Catholic priests.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Make the right call: Go with God

The other evening, I watched the Super Bowl with several people from our church. I wasn't a fan of either team, so I really didn't care who won.

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


Get excited about the Lord

Did you hear that? There have been cries of joy and sighs of relief as football widows all over America rejoice that the Super Bowl is over and that football is done until fall.

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


The Lord really does know best

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the Earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." - 2 Peter 3:9-10

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


Think big with God this year

We have entered a new year, and God is just waiting to bless His people.

February 04, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


By taking a selfie, you could be sinning

Indonesian author and speaker Felix Siauw believes selfies are a sin.

February 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Pagan temple to rise in Iceland, the first in over 1,000 years

Devotees of Ásatrúarfélagið, an Icelandic pagan religion, expect to raise U.S. $975,000 to construct a pyramid-like pagan temple near Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. A new pagan temple would be the first in over 1,000 years of Christian worship in the country.

February 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Church, leaders serve the community

After completing over 20 years of military service, Elder Oscar R. Goosby returned home to serve in another capacity.

February 03, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Catholics mark Thomas Merton centennial, recall sinner-turned-monk

Saturday marks the birth centennial of Thomas Merton, the bon vivant who became a Roman Catholic monk and herald of spirituality. Catholics around the world remember Merton not only for his conversion, but also for his joyful exposition of faith.

February 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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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


This will make you rethink how you spend your minutes



One minute seems like a pretty inconsequential amount of time. But, have you ever considered what you can actually do with one minute?

March 17, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Quebec charter left a legacy of religious, racial tension

Yasmine had a generous scholarship to study in her hometown of Montréal, where her family migrated from Algeria before she was born and where many of her friends live.

March 17, 2015 | Maria Vanta Deseret News | Faith


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