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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


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


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Deny yourself, serve others

As I write, we are in desperate need of rain. Grass is browning and drying up. Leaves on trees are curling up. And some garden ...

July 15, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Nearly 80 percent of white evangelical voters plan to vote for Trump, new survey says

Evangelical Christian voters are more supportive of Donald Trump today than they were of Mitt Romney at a similar point in 2012, according to a ...

July 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


One day, judgment will come

Funerals are a part of life, which seems strange in itself. Yet death happens.

July 14, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Rapper who willingly confessed to cold-case murder 17 years later reveals what drove his decision

Rapper G. Dep had a deep, dark secret that haunted him for years — a criminal act that pervasively ate away at his conscience until he ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Rapper DMX says he believes God has called him to become a pastor

Rapper DMX believes he's been called to ministry, recently telling popular New York City radio show "The Breakfast Club" that he believes he'll ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Anti-pornography group has a pointed — yet simple — message about the dangers of smut

The XXX Church — a Christian ministry devoted to combating pornography — is warning that smut "is magnetic" and that consuming it can become a dangerous habit ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian evangelist's challenge to believers seeks to 'ignite revival'

Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz is posing a challenge to Christians across America, encouraging the faithful to join her in trying to collectively "ignite revival."

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Russia's new 'big brother law' has Christians, Muslims and Jews fearing for their religious freedom

A controversial anti-terror bill that was signed into law on Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin is sparking concerns and fears over its potential impact ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian Mingle and other religious dating sites must now serve LGBT singles

Spark Networks Inc., owner of ChristianMingle.com, LDSSingles.com and other faith-based dating websites, will make its services more LGBT-friendly after settling a discrimination lawsuit ...

July 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Nearly half of all Americans can't name 'a single First Amendment freedom,' survey finds

A new survey of Americans found sweeping support for constitutional rights, including free speech and religious freedom, yet 4 in 10 respondents were unable to ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Keep standing in faith

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the ...

July 11, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


What is your perception of Jesus

For many, becoming a follower of Jesus Christ means a change of who they think Jesus Christ is.

July 09, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Never too young or old

Recently, I have been preaching a series titled "Old Testament Heroes" at my church.

July 08, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


How to live as a successful Christian

The Apostle Paul wrote, "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a ...

July 07, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Tim Tebow reportedly leads in-flight prayer during man's medical emergency

Former football star and TV host Tim Tebow is making headlines after reportedly leading his fellow airplane passengers in prayer after a man on his ...

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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