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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


Vatican to women: Plastic surgery hides natural appearance

Women should allow their bodies and faces to age naturally, a Vatican council suggested Friday, citing a woman who said plastic surgery enforces unrealistic standards of beauty.

February 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Can America's faith-based law schools restrict sexual activity to heterosexual marriage?

The travails of a Canadian Christian university's quest to establish a law school may reverberate in the United States as conflicts over legalizing same-sex marriage continue, some educators say.

February 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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Professor's new app helps atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God?

A philosophy professor has launched a new app seemingly aimed at helping atheists more easily communicate with believers about tough theological issues.

August 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired

The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case against a judge who is fighting to keep her job after publicly stating that ...

August 24, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The Bible verse that has taken a prominent place in the Olympics

Retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes recently revealed the "prayer" that she typically had in her head just before entering into tough competitions — a Bible verse ...

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This paralyzed bride proved doctors wrong when she walked down the aisle at her wedding

At age 17, Jaquie Goncher went from being an active teenager to being paralyzed from the neck down in an instant when she dove into ...

August 23, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


College students say they care about interfaith cooperation — are school leaders listening?

Vicky Gillon grew up in a Christian household and studied Islam during her senior year of high school. In her first 18 years, she learned ...

August 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line sues

A high school football coach has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired ...

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Trouble doesn't last always

This morning in my devotions, I read this passage of Scripture, "Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30 ...

August 22, 2016 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


National Organization for Women president shocks radio host with response to abortion question

A Seattle-based radio host recently asked the head of the National Organization for Women a series of controversial questions about women's health and abortion.

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Congresswoman reveals what she believes people get wrong about faith and American politicians

A Republican congresswoman from North Carolina believes the public is often given the wrong impression about Washington, telling "The Church Boys" podcast that politicians actually ...

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Burqini bans put France's secularism in the spotlight

In response to recent terror attacks, some French leaders are taking a hard look at beach-appropriate fashion.

August 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Elderly Christian couple reportedly die just 20 minutes apart — and that's not the only shocking det

A Christian couple's six-decade love story recently came to an end with a series of events one of their sons is collectively calling a ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian church plans to drop thousands of Bibles over Syria via drone

A Swedish church is reportedly planning to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles over Syria — an effort that has sparked some controversy in recent ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Eternal life is promised to believers

We are presently in the middle of The Olympics and many of you have been watching with enthusiasm.

August 20, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Did this sheriff's controversial Facebook post about Jesus violate atheists' rights?

A Tennessee sheriff's Facebook post on Easter Sunday that proclaimed "He is risen" — a reference to the Christian belief that Jesus rose from the ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Italy adopts law that could help the poor in a big way

Italy has adopted a new set of laws to encourage people and businesses to conserve and give food to the poor — a move that proponents ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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