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New Friendship Baptist pastor has a vision

Pastor Joseph Michael Morgan is a native of Shamrock, Fla., but grew up in Liberty County - and now, he is pastoring in his home area.

August 20, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Bibles and booze mix Sunday mornings at iconic Florida bar

PERDIDO KEY, Fla. - On a balmy Sunday morning at the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar, barkeeps set up their stations as churchgoers filtered in under a Jack Daniels banner.

August 20, 2012 | Melissa Nelson-Gabriel The Associated Press | Faith

Learning how to repent to God

Joel 2:12-17: "But even now," says the Lord, "repent sincerely and return to me with fasting and weeping and mourning. Let your broken heart show your sorrow; tearing your clothes is not enough. Come back to the Lord your God. He is kind and full of mercy; he is patient and keeps his promise; he is always ready to forgive and not punish. Perhaps the Lord your God will change his mind and bless you with abundant crops. Then you can offer him grain and wine. Blow the trumpet on Mount Zion; give orders for a fast and call ...

August 14, 2012 | Pastor Alan Darsey Guest columnist | Faith

American Sikhs a small, misunderstood community

Ever since they arrived in the U.S. as farmers and lumber mill workers in the late 19th century, Sikhs have struggled with how little Americans knew about the faith.

August 13, 2012 | Rachel Zoll The Associated Press | Faith

Sinclair Thorne takes on new assignment

July 15 marked the official beginning of a new assignment for Dr. Sinclair Thorne.

August 13, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Give a fish a stomach ache

When we were children in Sunday school, we heard the story of Jonah, which centered on a disobedient prophet who was swallowed by a big fish while trying to make a getaway. When adults told us that story, maybe they hoped we would be impressed by the scary cost of disobedience and not even think about disobeying our parents and teachers, let alone God.

August 07, 2012 | Dr. Peggy Rayman Guest columnist | Faith

New Bible translation is written like a Hollywood screenplay

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A new Bible translation tackles the challenge of turning ancient Greek and Hebrew texts into modern American English and then adds a twist: It's written like a screenplay.

August 07, 2012 | By Travis Loller The Associated Press | Faith

Event to honor community servant

Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has spent most of his life as a servant to his church and community. He started serving at a young age, and the years have not dampened his enthusiasm for helping others.

August 06, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Set yourself free through God

"So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed."- John 8:36

July 31, 2012 | Pastor Richard Hayes Guest columnist | Faith

Poll: Many people don’t relate to Romney’s faith

WASHINGTON - Most of America doesn't relate to Mitt Romney's religion, but that may not matter in his race against President Barack Obama.

July 30, 2012 | By Jennifer Agiesta The Associated Press | Faith

Jones Creek Baptist pastor also an author

Pastor Dr. Dennis Patterson has been a pastor for just a few months, but he is not new to the ministry.

July 30, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

The art of the sincere apology requires humility in us

How many of us, while trying to apologize, have run smack into a stone wall?

July 24, 2012 | John Scherer Columnist | Faith

Don’t give up on good work

"Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6: 8-9

July 24, 2012 | Pastor Richard Hayes Guest columnist | Faith

Volunteers give life to outreach programs

They are reaching back and helping the community. Every summer, members of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church volunteer their time to assist with two of the church's outreach programs.

July 23, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

What we overhear can be problems common to everyone

Many of us "people watchers" have an interest in what others are living, doing and, maybe most of all, going through in their lives. Many of us do that for good reason; we are facing issues ourselves, and we feel like "why is this happening to me?" or "What am I going to do?" or "I feel so lost and alone, and no one really cares."

July 17, 2012 | John Scherer Columnist | Faith

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Why this Syrian refugee crisis looks similar to World War II

In the wake of last week's Paris attacks that left more than 120 dead and 350 injured, U.S. politicians have offered many different ...

November 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

The Statue of Liberty was originally going to be a Muslim woman

Here’s an interesting fact of the day — the Statue of Liberty was originally going to be a Muslim woman.

November 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

7 celebrities who may surprise you with their faith in God

Entertainment is our world, so it is fun and inspirational as believers of Jesus Christ to see entertainers who also believe. Consider these celebrities from ...

November 18, 2015 | Valerie Steimle FamilyShare | Faith

Studying science at seminary: How learning about new research helps pastors preach

Casey Cole wants to be a priest. That means attending five years of seminary classes, where he studies theology, philosophy and — evolution.

November 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

World shows solidarity with Muslims, despite ISIS attack

The world went into shock Friday night as at least seven gunmen opened fire throughout the city of Paris, killing at least 129 people and ...

November 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Why some religious 'nones' still take their kids to church

Christel Manning has been on a spiritual journey in recent years.

November 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

3 signs you're in love with your sin

Some love affairs begin passionately. Others start with more subtlety. However, when you are in love with sin, there's a constant slipping down a ...

November 17, 2015 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | Faith

'...Except ye repent, ye shall likewise all perish'

And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you ...

November 16, 2015 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith

New movie tells harrowing tales of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

A new movie is bringing clergy sexual abuse into the public eye yet again, weeks after Pope Francis met with survivors of assault during his ...

November 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Top 5 regrets of those who are dying

As a chaplain, it is often my duty to minister to patients and families during and after the dying process. While every experience is absolutely ...

November 16, 2015 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | Faith

The religious practice that’s more powerful than morphine

The most effective painkiller may be something some religious believers have practiced for years.

November 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Rubio, Malala and beer — a discussion about girls’ education

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio has had a somewhat successful fall. Not only did many say he did well in the last GOP debate, but ...

November 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

The shifting spiritual practices of America's minority faiths

About two years ago, Aditya Mukerjee missed his flight. He had been detained by airport security and was asked to answer an increasingly strange barrage ...

November 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Book review: 'The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth' picture book captures the beauty of the Earth

"THE BOY WHO SPOKE TO THE EARTH," by Chris Burkard, illustrations by David McClellan, Dreamling Books, $16.95

November 15, 2015 | Rachel Chipman Deseret News | Faith

Why nuns are fun to watch on reality TV

Almost a year after a group of potential religious sisters took reality television by storm on Lifetime's "The Sisterhood," there's a new nun ...

November 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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