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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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TV host reveals why she saved sex until marriage — and how she lives her 'faith in the spotlight'

It's rare to find a well-known media personality who openly discusses abstinence, which is why "Inside Edition" correspondent Megan Alexander's candid approach to ...

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

After crash, Hoboken residents ponder God and fate

HOBOKEN, N.J. — In the basement of Hoboken Gospel Chapel three blocks from the train terminal, about a dozen church members sat at bingo tables ...

October 09, 2016 | Chris Sagona Deseret News | Faith

Priest who was killed by terrorists on track for beatification after Pope Francis calls him a martyr

Pope Francis has greenlit a preliminary sainthood investigation into the Rev. Jacques Hamel, the priest who was killed on July 26 by Islamic terrorists during ...

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Researchers explored more than 1,100 church budgets — and here's what they discovered

A new study analyzing the budgets of 1,159 U.S. churches with at least 2,000 weekly attendees found that nearly half of their ...

October 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Colin Kaepernick announces plans to donate $100K every month for nearly a year

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has announced plans to give $100,000 every month to community organizations.

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Taking a look at this month's two major Jewish holidays

October ushers in the observance of ancient and revered rituals for the Jewish community this year. The High Holy Days, or Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur ...

October 06, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Can God supernaturally heal the sick? Americans reveal where they stand

When most people get sick, they go to the doctor and seek medical attention to find healing. But it seems the majority of Americans also ...

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

This church gave $1 million to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture

Amid the media coverage surrounding the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday is an intriguing story about a ...

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Pope Francis steps into Mexican debate over same-sex marriage

Pope Francis is standing behind bishops and clergy who oppose a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico.

October 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

What happens to us after death?

Death is unavoidable in life. And if it happens, and has happened to every human being who has ever lived on the earth, then why ...

October 05, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith

Donald Trump's faith journey should be familiar to many Americans

Donald Trump is a talented performer, energizing his campaign stops with ad-libbed attacks on his opponents and witty one-liners.

October 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Pope Francis once again tackles transgender issues, decries 'global war against the family'

Pope Francis called for respect for gays and transgender people Sunday after earlier warning clergy during his recent three-day trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan that ...

October 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

A majority of Americans believe it would be fair for God to 'show his wrath against sin,' survey fin

A newly released LifeWay Research survey that shows Americans' complicated and "fuzzy" views on theology and the Bible also found that the majority of the ...

October 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

How Clinton's Methodist faith shapes her politics

Hillary Clinton found the Democratic Party through her Methodist faith. A youth pastor helped her get involved in issues like the Civil Rights movement and ...

October 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

What do Americans really believe about heaven, hell, God and salvation?

A new survey found Americans' views on theology, God and the Bible are complex and "fuzzy," with Lifeway Research executive director Scott McConnell saying many ...

October 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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