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Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.

May 22, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words

Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.

May 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith

Let grace of God be your destination

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." Billy Graham said this best.

May 19, 2015 | By Anita L. Scurry Columnist | Faith

Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.

May 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls

Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.

May 18, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith

About half of atheist kids find religion later in life, report shows

The Pew Research Center released a report earlier this week that looked at the religious landscape of the United States.

May 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

The difference between free speech and hate speech

The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center’s Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith

Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

May 18, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith

Make sure every day is Mother's Day

Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.

May 16, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.

May 16, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

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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

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

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