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Does 'A.D. The Bible Continues' live up to 'The Bible?'

The first episode of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new Bible miniseries, "A.D. The Bible Continues," began with a literal whisper and ended with a heavenly bang. But will it be enough to keep audiences coming?

April 08, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Can you relate to this hilarious look at people who 'quit Facebook?'



Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — they're supposed to be fun places to interact with friends or acquaintances. Well ... socially. Social media should be mostly for fun and networking. Some people, however, take things a little too seriously.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Kids may understand love better than you



Love can be defined in may different ways, yet, it sometimes seems like we forget how to express it to others.

April 07, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Life goes on: Why I didn't tell my dying father 'goodbye'

It was about this time of year when I saw my father for the last time.

April 07, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Once unifying, religious freedom laws have become divisive

In the span of a week, legislation aimed at protecting individual religious freedoms — adopted by a near unanimous Congress more than two decades ago and present in 20 states — went from benign measures with broad support to being attacked as a new "license to discriminate."

April 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Passover: An ancient and modern celebration

In several weeks, the Jewish community from around the world will celebrate the commencement of Passover, one of the oldest of the Jewish festivals. The celebration is held to honor God and remember His deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptian pharaoh after 400 years of slavery. Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites, and God sent ten plagues to humble the Egyptians. The term “Passover” derives from the last plague, the night the destroying angel “passed over” all the doors that had been coated with lamb’s blood, thereby protecting the first-born sons inside. It comes from the Hebrew word ...

April 07, 2015 | Whitney Laycock FamilyShare | Faith


7 songs you didn't know were about Jesus

With the release of Sufjan Steven’s seventh studio album, “Carrie & Lowell,” all eyes are on depictions of Christian belief in popular music. Stevens has made quite the name for himself by being a critical force within the ever-fickle indie-music scene, who doesn’t shy away from inserting his religion into music.

April 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


The bold declaration of the empty tomb

I am excited about the Easter celebration. As you are reading this article, perhaps you are celebrating or preparing to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

April 06, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Easter, Passover summon faithful to worship, celebration

As Roman Catholic and Protestant observances of Good Friday coincide with the first night of Jewish Passover celebrations, even occasional worshippers are noting the season.

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


Lives 'resurrected' at rescue missions, reaching addicted, homeless

Easter, when the world's Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection, has an intensely personal meaning for Harold Eansor, a 69-year-old recovering alcoholic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

April 05, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Who is Jesus Christ to you?

During this time of year, we hear a lot about the one called Jesus Christ.

April 04, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The best news of all

It is Easter Week, which some traditions refer to as Holy Week. Throughout the week, perhaps you have had the opportunity to attend worships services that reflect the events leading up to Resurrection Day.

April 03, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Muslim population to pull close to Christians worldwide by 2050, survey says

Christianity’s claim as the world’s top religious affiliation may be more tenuous by the middle of this century, a report released Thursday revealed.

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


Growth is a must for Christians today

It is important that children of God grow in knowledge and faith as they seek to serve God. Peter wrote: "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen" (2 Peter 3:18).

April 02, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Let grace of God be your destination

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." Billy Graham said this best.

May 19, 2015 | By Anita L. Scurry Columnist | Faith


Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.

May 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls



Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.

May 18, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


About half of atheist kids find religion later in life, report shows

The Pew Research Center released a report earlier this week that looked at the religious landscape of the United States.

May 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The difference between free speech and hate speech

The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center’s Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

May 18, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Make sure every day is Mother's Day

Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.

May 16, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.

May 16, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Listen to God during life's trials

I have to share something with you: So far, the year 2015 has not been a good one for my health.

May 15, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people. But in several corners of the world, Jews and Muslims are working together to combat the scourge, and those involved say they're seeing positive results:

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Bible-themed TV drama doubles as church sermon starter

The popular NBC television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church.

May 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Coffee shop opens its purple door to help 'street kids'



Homelessness is a world-wide problem. Once a person finds themselves in that situation, it can be difficult to get back on their own two feet again.

May 15, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: How's your technical track record?

Not too long ago my friend — we’ll call her Geri — finished taking her final college exams. She has earned her degree one or two classes at a time. Her grandchildren are very proud.

May 15, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Sin is not God's fault; He does have cure

When God created man and woman on Day Six of the creation week, he had provided all that they needed.

May 14, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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