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We serve a God of fresh starts

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

January 04, 2016 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Why many Americans fear Islam and what Muslims can do about it

Ken Chitwood grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by religious diversity. His high school social crowd included Jews, evangelical Christians, Mormons and Muslims.

January 04, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Queen Elizabeth II speaks about Jesus Christ in Christmas message

The British monarchy recently released a video of Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas speech. The Telegraph posted the video on Facebook, calling it “one of her most overtly religious addresses to the nation in recent years,” and it has been viewed more than 2.7 million times.

January 04, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Are religious families happier families?

Religions play a role in the lives of people all over the world. Besides the beliefs, customs and way of life that comes with adhering to a religion, it seems that it can also have a positive effect on marriages and families.

January 03, 2016 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


11 quotes to encourage you to let go and enjoy life

In the hustle and bustle of everyday, days can run together and become bland. Then, when you least expect it, years have passed, and all you have is regrets. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Even during the hardest of trials, there is always something positive that you can hold on to.

January 03, 2016 | Jessica Blain FamilyShare | Faith


Book review: Historical romance ‘Doing No Harm’ features finding love while helping Scottish refugee

"DOING NO HARM," by Carla Kelly, Sweetwater Books, $8.99, 318 pages (f)

January 03, 2016 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News | Faith


Kwanzaa — a holiday for all?

Just one day after Christmas captured the hearts of Christians, children and consumers everywhere, another holiday started.

December 31, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


4 ways to KNOW God loves you

When life isn’t going the way we would like, sometimes we wonder, “Does God care? Does he love me?”

December 30, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


The unexpected voices of faith that took center stage in 2015

Every year during the holiday season, my childhood church dedicated one Sunday to a children's program. My friends and I would fill the platform at the front of the sanctuary, being careful not to crush the wings of kids dressed as angels or get poked by the shepherds' staffs.

December 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How personal stories make us better people — and the world a better place

Sometimes well-meaning efforts to help can have the opposite effect.

December 30, 2015 | Allison Pond Deseret News | Faith


You can't afford not to save for retirement and other financial lessons of 2015

Most parents can't help themselves from dispensing sage advice to their children. At best, it's an attempt to help their offspring experience the success or avoid the misery of their missteps. At worst, parents want to relive an ideal through their children.

December 30, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Is Islam a religion of peace?

There is an ongoing political and religious debate in the Western media about the true nature of Islam. Many today claim the word “Islam” means “peace,” and that Islam is therefore a religion of peace. This claim, however, is based on a misunderstanding.

December 29, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


What you need to know about the difference between religious culture and religious faith

The cultural practices of your religion and the faith and beliefs of your religion are not the same things. One evolves over time, while the other tends to remain fairly stable. What can you do when the two conflict?

December 28, 2015 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | Faith


Doctor who inspired 'Concussion' describes role faith played in his work

Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose research into how football can damage players' brains inspired the forthcoming film "Concussion," says his discovery wouldn't have happened without his faith.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Here are 10 influential religion books of 2015

Religion was a force to be reckoned with in 2015, influencing global politics in addition to popular culture. It was an important talking point in the early months of campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, as well as a key factor in reactions to the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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EPA enlists faith groups in quest to reduce food waste

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to put faith communities — and their canned-food drives, potlucks and volunteer teams — to work to save the environment.

January 24, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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