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Maintain perspective through God

On Saturday, I was on my way to conduct a wedding on Tybee Island scheduled to happen at 5 p.m. I was just a couple of miles west of the Bull River Bridge when all of a sudden, the traffic stopped.

June 20, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Trip taught gratitude to God

I returned last week from a mission trip to Haiti. When asked about the trip, my first response often has been, "It was hot." I'm so glad that I came back home to cooler temperatures.

June 19, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

Pope's encyclical on environment will affect more than Catholics, faith leaders say

In a highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis this week condemned widespread disengagement with the issue of global warming, using both scientific and theological arguments, and creating an opportunity for leaders from all faiths to address what their religion teaches about caring for creation.

June 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Lord's word is sure thing in unsure world

Most everyone wants to have a sure thing that can be counted on without any worries. Things like that come few and far between.

June 18, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

The angry noise behind yoga in India

While 35,000 people will be closing their eyes and humming 'Om' in New Delhi for International Yoga Day, thousands of others in India will be angered — not calmed — by the practice.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Confidence in religion at a new low — except among Catholics, poll finds

Americans' confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm's confidence-in-institutions list.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Experiencing Ramadan in America vs. the Middle East

Jana Al-Akhras, an American-born Muslim, began fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the second grade and has managed to observe the annual practice ever since — in winter and summer, during high school soccer practices and games and through long days of classes in college.

June 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Churches need to refocus on the individual to attract the 'nones'

Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion, one mainline Protestant thought leader said.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Use God to master art of gift-giving

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23

June 16, 2015 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith

Bringing men back to church

There's something — or, more precisely, someone — missing from many churches on Sunday mornings: men.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Does your child know the Bible well enough to compete in this competition?

Would you classify your child as a Bible scripture aficionado?

June 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Serving with love

New Beginnings Church in Ludowici is getting ready to deliver some love.

June 15, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

The Rohingyas: A look into one of the world's most persecuted minorities

“People lost at sea” has been prominent in the news headlines in the past few days. Thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim sect, have fled persecution in what they say is their homeland in hopes of finding justice elsewhere.

June 15, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Megachurch draws $71 million in pledges for 'daring' project

An evangelical Christian megachurch has received $71 million in pledges for what it says is a "daring" project aimed at expanding its global ministry, with an estimated $7 million in cash already received.

June 14, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Evangelical leaders split over gay marriage as Supreme Court decision nears

As the Supreme Court is poised to rule on same-sex marriage, evangelical Christian leaders, once unified on the topic, are expressing opposing viewpoints, even though polls show a majority of the movement's rank-and-file oppose it.

June 14, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

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'Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but...': Officer's incredibly kind gesture goes viral

When a police officer pulled Mark Ross and a friend over for speeding, Ross knew he was in big trouble.

October 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Kaepernick's national anthem protest is 'dumb and disresp

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't mince words in a recent interview with Yahoo! news anchor Katie Couric, saying athletes' decisions to protest ...

October 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Q&A: How culture wars eventually bring Americans closer together

Culture wars bring out the worst in Americans. They've led citizens to accuse Thomas Jefferson of being a traitor and Catholics and Mormons of ...

October 12, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

New study marks question: Is birth control linked to depression?

A newly released study found a potential link between depression and hormonal contraceptive use among women, though experts are cautioning doctors and patients alike to ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Trump and Clinton respond to Muslim woman's 'Islamophobia' question during fiery debate

Among the many topics addressed at Sunday night's second presidential debate was Islamophobia and the plans both candidates have to remedy the negative treatment ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Atheist group sues over Christian cross image in this veterans memorial

A secular activist group has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey borough, alleging that a display featuring the silhouette of a soldier praying before ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Trump nabs majority of evangelicals, while Clinton grabs plurality of atheists and agnostics, poll s

At this point in the 2016 presidential campaign, it appears Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has some notable advantages over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'We can't talk about Jesus': Legendary NFL star warns America is becoming 'more and more immoral'

NFL hall of famer and TV analyst Terry Bradshaw is worried about America, telling "Fox & Friends" he believes the country is becoming "more and more ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

When asked who they'd choose for president, the largest share of pastors had a surprising response

Many pastors don't yet know who they'll be voting for when election day rolls around next month, according to a new poll from ...

October 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Kentucky governor reportedly told preachers to ignore IRS regulations banning churches from endorsin

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was reportedly captured on video telling a group of preachers to ignore Internal Revenue Service regulations that ban churches from endorsing ...

October 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Why some Christians are arguing 'Hillary Clinton is the best choice for voters against abortion'

When it comes to elections, many Christians tend to opt for candidates who oppose abortion, though some progressive Bible-believers are making an entirely different case ...

October 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

An open letter to those whose world is falling apart

If you’re reading this right now, you are most likely suffering from a painful experience in your life, hurt that is so tremendously heavy ...

October 11, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith

Famous pastor's church won't be using the line 'all lives matter' — here's why

Famed Christian pastor Carl Lentz said his church, Hillsong Church NYC, has no intention of using the tagline "all lives matter" — a popular and controversial ...

October 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Actor Mark Wahlberg records video about his Catholic faith: 'The anchor that supports everything I d

Actor Mark Wahlberg recently shared his deep Catholic roots in a video message he recorded for a Catholic organization that helps cultivate new priests.

October 10, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

A county in Washington state could embrace heroin injection centers — but not everyone is on board

With the heroin epidemic raging across America, a county in Washington state is proposing an effort that is sure to spark controversy: government-run injection centers ...

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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