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Senate adds religious freedom amendment to new trade pact

The U.S. Senate last week unanimously passed an amendment calling on the government to weigh a nation's religious freedom picture when conducting trade deals.

May 30, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Wait on the Lord in the race of life

I have mentioned this before in this space, but I have a deep desire to "finish well" in whatever I do. Last month, I attended a "pre-retirement" seminar sponsored by our state Baptist convention. My retirement is not just around the corner, but this was advertised as an important event for all pastors "over the age of 50."

May 29, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

Ex-Marine fighting court martial over displaying Bible verse at work

A Marine, given a bad conduct discharge for refusing to remove a Bible verse she displayed at her desk, is fighting the dismissal on religious freedom grounds.

May 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Three parts of the Gospel of Christ

What is the Gospel?

May 28, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Notre Dame case raises question of who decides if a law restricts religious practice

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ruled that a privately held corporation can, on religious grounds, refuse to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees, the issue of religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's mandates may again be headed for the nation's top court.

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

James shares wisdom on gathering things, wealth

A man was a regular diner at a restaurant, and the owner always did his best to please him. One day, the diner complained that he received only one piece of bread with his meal, so the waiter promptly brought him four slices.

May 26, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith

Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.

May 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

ValueSpeak: 'The forget-me-nots of the angels' on Memorial Day

It would be stretching things to suggest Memorial Day was Dad’s favorite holiday.

May 23, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith

Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.

May 22, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words

Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.

May 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith

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Faith leaders call on Obama, Congress to reject controversial religious liberty report

A diverse group of religious leaders, including the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' ad hoc committee on religious liberty and the ...

October 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

4 ways to feel truly happy when life is crumbling apart

Life is filled with what feels like endless pitfalls, disappointments and despair. Living in a world full of corruption, dead ends and challenges makes it ...

October 18, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith

Prominent theologian: Trump, Clinton should drop out of the presidential race

Prominent theologian John Piper said last week that both major presidential candidates should step out of the 2016 race — a proclamation that has garnered some ...

October 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Mom of Columbine victim reveals how the 'prophetic' contents of her daughter's journals shocked her

A mother who lost her daughter in the Columbine High School massacre 17 years ago is hoping to have a big impact on America's ...

October 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'Mr. Trump has heard the gospel': 'Duck Dynasty' star reveals sharing the Bible with Donald Trump

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson is known for speaking candidly about his faith and politics, and he has sometimes come under fire for his blunt ...

October 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'I saw a bright light': Man reveals details of his harrowing near-death experience

A man who was reportedly clinically dead for eight minutes after suffering a heart attack is speaking out about his near-death experience.

October 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

The value of bridging the gap between faith-based charities and religious 'nones'

When volunteers sign up to serve food or organize a clothing drive at Rescue Mission of Salt Lake, Chris Croswhite doesn't ask them whether ...

October 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Air Force squadron commander under fire for 'Jesus' comments

A military activist group is demanding an Air Force squadron commander be punished for comments he made about his Christian faith in a recent interview.

October 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Unity can be such a great thing

Psalm 133:1 says, "How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!"

October 15, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

God is our ultimate scheduler

Well, I was supposed to have been gone all last week. I was headed to Haiti to teach in a newly formed Haitian Pastor's ...

October 14, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Bapitst Church | Faith

Churches sue Massachusetts over transgender law after government document sparks First Amendment fea

Four churches filed a lawsuit against the state of Massachusetts Tuesday, challenging regulations they say would force them to violate their faith and conscience.

October 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'I just witnessed a miracle': Tim Tebow prays over collapsed fan — and the fans go wild

When a man collapsed on Tuesday while Tim Tebow was signing autographs, the famed athlete quickly jumped into action.

October 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

The Clean Cut: Fan's tweet at Chick-fil-A demanding BBQ sauce return

The last few months have been a dark time for many Chick-fil-A customers. This summer the restaurant changed its BBQ sauce, to the dismay of ...

October 14, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Faith

How faith and morality once played a central role in Hollywood

Anyone who's well-acquainted with the contemporary Hollywood landscape knows that sex, violence and edgy content are often cause for concern among parents and entertainment ...

October 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Did Trump just lose the evangelical vote?

Donald Trump lost some support from one major group of voters who previously supported him — evangelical Christians.

October 14, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

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