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A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

Wal-Mart, one of America's most ubiquitous brands, will soon square off against a church in court.

February 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Follow the One who has all the answers

Man, it seems, has been looking for answers since the beginning of time.

February 12, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This beautiful cover of 'No One Is Alone' tells a story that brings us to tears



We've all felt alone at one time or another. The reality is, we never are.

February 12, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.

February 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.

February 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”

February 11, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Receive God's gift through His Son

Is the word "propitiate" a part of your vocabulary?

February 10, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


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


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ValueSpeak: Memory's rocky road

Not too long ago my 60-something friend Curtis was asked to help supervise a Cub Scout hike. Soon after the hike began, one of the Cubs — 8-year-old Josh — started shadowing Curtis, and the two quickly became good friends.

April 16, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Faith groups urge Supreme Court to uphold traditional marriage

A group of 19 religious organizations has filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Romboy Deseret News | Faith


Make your house excellent with God

"And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, and the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her. And she said to the king, 'It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.'" -1 Kings 10:4-6

April 14, 2015 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


What religious tolerance looks like in the age of RFRA

When Indiana passed the initial version of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an adaptation of the federal law passed in 1993, the backlash was tremendous.

April 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Jesus can give us newness of life

Because Jesus died for us and then rose from the grave, we also can rise up in two ways. First, we can have new and different life, but also, after we die, we can go to a new and exciting place (heaven). The Easter holy day has passed, but the effect of the actual event lives on through those who have chosen to follow Jesus.

April 11, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Cancer patient receives a 'sweet 16' surprise



Sixteen-year-old Abby Snider, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. She was unable to celebrate her fifteenth birthday, because of intensive treatements she was going through. For her sixteenth birthday, her parents wanted to do something really special for her, as Abby, like most girls her age, had been dreaming of it for years. However, due to mounting medical bills accruing over the last year, this was more of a wish than a possibility.

April 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Make the most of gift of time with God

Here in Bryan County, it is the week of spring break for our students and teachers.

April 10, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


When Orthodox Jewish husbands say 'no' to religious divorce, women languish in marital limbo

The often complicated spectre of divorce is being made even more difficult for one group of women: Orthodox Jews, whose faith requires not only a civil court divorce, but a religious decree from the husband granting his wife a divorce.

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


Why people are still talking about this theologian who plotted to kill Hitler

Seven decades after his execution for his role in a plot to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer continues to inspire Christians and others around the world with his message of spirituality and faith.

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


Spiritual maturity is a must for Christians

Maturing as a Christian helps one show Christ to the world.

April 09, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What the Bush family can teach us about religion and family life

Jeb Bush, a likely (very likely) 2016 presidential candidate, does not belong to the faith of his father. He also does not belong to the faith of his brother. Jeb Bush belongs to the faith of his wife.

April 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Yoga in school isn't religious teaching, California court rules

Teaching yoga as exercise doesn't stretch the Constitution's ban on government "establishing" a particular religion, a California court ruled last week after some parents challenged the Hindu-based system's presence in an Encinitas school.

April 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Are millennials programmed to cheat in college?

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 eighth commandment, "Thou shalt not steal."

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


'Jesus ossuary' story resurfaces during Easter

New geological evidence supposedly linking two disputed ancient Jerusalem ossuaries — burial boxes for bones — has resurrected a debate over whether the boxes labeled as containing the remains of a first-century "Jesus" and his brother "James" are relics of the messiah and his family.

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


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