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It is more blessed to give than receive

I think one of the nicest things that the local fire departments do to bring in the spirit of Christmas is the annual visit of Santa Claus coming through the neighborhoods.

December 20, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Accept God's gift to mankind

Everyone loves gifts and during the Christmas season, many of them are exchanged. People will go into debt to buy gifts for their children, families and friends. Often, caught up in the hype of gift-giving, we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day that we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.

December 20, 2010 | By Dr. Alvin L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


Best Christmas present is free

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16

December 20, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Congregation works to keep kids warm

The members of St. Phillip's Episcopal Church believe year round in the spirit of giving, whether that means providing a meal to a homeless person or putting a shivering child in a jacket.

December 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer\ | Faith


Putting disappointment in perspective

At this time of year a person gets used to traveling down certain roads and looking for Christmas lights. Some people consistently light up their homes or lawns with these beautiful displays. This year I have noticed that some such displays are missing – my guess is that it could be because of the economy.

December 13, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What God has given

When we stop to think of all the things God has given, it really is unbelievable. His generosity toward man is immeasurable.

December 13, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What will you do with Jesus this season?

Last week I asked you to take a Christmas quiz with me. I would not do that to you two weeks in a row. But I will ask you again, how much do you know about this season? And even more, how much do you need to know?

December 13, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Radio evangelist reaches wide audience

Evangelist Marie Butler of Jesup is not your typical preacher, but she has a wide audience.

December 13, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


What kind of God is this?

I think about the love I have for my wife all the time, especially the feeling I have when I see her smile. The joy that comes over me when I am the source of that smile is overwhelming. Sometimes the hair on the back of my neck stands up when she walks into a room. It is easy to love someone this way, especially when you know that the love is reciprocal. I am sure there are some husbands who can identify with what I am saying.

December 13, 2010 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Columnist | Faith


Don't forget why you're celebrating

How much do you know about Christmas? I would like for you to take a Christmas quiz with me today. Are you ready?

December 07, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Only one way leads to Heaven

We all have ways of doing things. As human beings, created in the image of God and given the ability to make choices, sometimes we disagree. God gives us this license when it comes to earthly things.

December 07, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


You don't have to spend money to give

The scripture tells us that "it is more blessed to give than to receive."

December 07, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Remember to stay focused on Jesus

It is very easy during this time of the year to lose focus on what is important. With the pressure of society, family and friends, sometimes we find ourselves caught in a whirlwind of wants, requests and desires that blur the vision that was so clearly mapped out for us just a few months earlier.

December 06, 2010 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Special to the Courier | Faith


Church plans grand production

Christmas is almost here and people are gearing up for the holiday with a variety of festivities and activities.

December 06, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Who is it you're giving thanks to?

At this time of year, we hear a lot about the things we should be thankful for, such as family, good health, financial resources and the things we need that they buy. It is important to give thanks for the blessings of life that we receive. But there is another question that needs to be answered: Who is the recipient of our thanks?

November 29, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Military chaplains' role evolving while under fire from critics

Some 240 years after the Continental Congress authorized the presence of chaplains in the colonist's revolutionary forces, do clergy in the military still have a prayer?

May 11, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Life in Syria for Christians: teaching tolerance and harmony among the faithful

It was a chilly afternoon in January at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. In a makeshift city, thousands of Syrian families had reluctantly made their homes in tents and caravans, fleeing their country for safety. Under a cloudy and dark blue sky, I stood in front of a group of 50 kids who had gathered between several tents to attend an art and conflict-resolution workshop.

May 10, 2015 | Nousha Kabawat Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: Raising spiritual kids in a society that has forgotten how

Today's moms and dads often treat parenting like a science, studying books, blogs and articles on how to raise well-adjusted and successful children. But, according to a new book, one important aspect of childhood may be getting lost in the shuffle: spirituality.

May 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


You won't be disappointed in Jesus

On Saturday, sports fans anticipated what was promoted as "The Fight of the Century," the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

May 09, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Seek the Lord to bless our families

In three more days, we will celebrate Mother's Day. It will be one of the most-attended Sundays for worship in most churches.

May 08, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Take the path to Heaven through Christ

Man sinned in the Garden of Eden. It was the choice God's creation made.

May 07, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


It's official: Vatican to canonize missionary Junipero Serra, despite controversy

Bypassing opposition, the Vatican said Wednesday missionary Junipero Serra, who walked the length of California to establish religious outposts and evangelize the native population, will be canonized by Pope Francis on Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C., during the pontiff's American tour.

May 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What made us happy 80 years ago isn't what makes us happy today

In 1938, Mass Observation placed a small advertisement in the Bolton Evening News in Bolton, England, asking readers to respond to the simple question, “What is happiness?”

May 07, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Faith


New image of what Jesus may have looked like as a boy surfaces in Italy

There may be no way to number the pictures of Jesus extant in the world today, but you can add one more to their ranks — a computer-generated "photo fit" image of Christ as a boy, courtesy of Italy's police.

May 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Prayer is answer to many struggles

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked way, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14

May 05, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Spirituality may be key to 'dying well,' even in a less-religious age

Longtime obituary writer Heather Lende has spent countless hours considering death. In a recent post for the "Life Handbook" section of The Huffington Post, she distilled her years of reflection into 10 pieces of advice for living, and dying, well.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Family walks from Disneyland to Disney World in honor of late daughter

It had been a challenging day for the Cobbs — one of many over the past three years.

May 05, 2015 | Sarah Gambles Deseret News | Faith


Defeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

May 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Deafeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

May 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Faith voices call for calm, unity and justice in Baltimore

In the aftermath of protests and rioting in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, faith leaders are calling for calm, unity and justice, as well as for society to address core issues of poverty and lack of opportunity.

May 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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