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A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

Wal-Mart, one of America's most ubiquitous brands, will soon square off against a church in court.

February 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Follow the One who has all the answers

Man, it seems, has been looking for answers since the beginning of time.

February 12, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This beautiful cover of 'No One Is Alone' tells a story that brings us to tears



We've all felt alone at one time or another. The reality is, we never are.

February 12, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.

February 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.

February 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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


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How did the Bible influence past presidents? New effort plans to reveal the answers

Ahead of the Museum of the Bible's highly anticipated opening in Washington, D.C., next year, the organization has announced the launch of a ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Lazy and disengaged? New study on volunteerism reveals stunning details about teens and churches

A new study casts some doubts on claims that today's teens are lazy and disengaged, with the Barna Group finding that the majority of ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The single word etched on this 9/11 memorial that is sparking controversy

Controversy is brewing in the town of Owego, New York, over some of the words etched on a new monument honoring lives lost during the ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'Science Guy' Bill Nye is set to get his own talk show — here's what we know

Bill Nye achieved national fame with his popular 1990s kids show "Bill Nye the Science Guy," though, today, he's often in the news for ...

September 08, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Atheists file lawsuit to force county to remove this symbol from its official government seal

Atheist activists are suing a Pennsylvania county to force the removal of a cross that is included in the design of the local government's ...

September 08, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How a black church and a white church that segregated 170 years ago are confronting the past

The scars of our nation's history are still painfully visible in Macon, Georgia, where two houses of worship — both named First Baptist Church — stand ...

September 08, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What was Saudi Arabia's role in the rise of ISIS?

Saudi Arabian leaders are "both the arsonists and the firefighters" in the global war on terror, according to a recent article from The New York ...

September 08, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Actor Mel Gibson responds to speculation about 'Passion' sequel during surprise appearance

Rumors have been swirling for months surrounding a potential sequel to Mel Gibson's mega-popular 2004 hit film, "The Passion of the Christ."

September 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Catholic university reportedly becomes first U.S. college ever to hire Hindu priest as chaplain

Georgetown University just became the first college in the U.S. to hire a Hindu priest as a full-time campus chaplain — an intriguing move for ...

September 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How to talk about faith with someone who's been skipping church

Heather Sears took a break from church during college. She wasn't bored or lazy; she was confused, and needed time away from Sunday services ...

September 07, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Church launches 'Racists Anonymous' meetings as well as 12-step program to help 'race addicts'

Twelve-step programs typically help people overcome drug or alcohol dependency, but one North Carolina church has developed its own set of steps to combat personal ...

September 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Jewish-run summer camp includes Muslim kids — and it's making a big impact

A summer camp program in Brooklyn, New York, is trying to bridge divides by bringing together Jewish and Muslim kids to play, swim and enjoy ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Can belief in science and miracles co-exist? Scholars respond

A philosophy professor is pushing back against the notion that science and religion contradict one another — or that the two simply can't co-exist.

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hospitals that treated Pulse nightclub terror victims won't be charging patients

Two hospitals in Orlando, Florida, have announced that they will not bill survivors of the June 12 Pulse nightclub terror attack that left 49 dead ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


3 Bible verses boxer Manny Pacquiao just pointed to in defending support for the death penalty

Manny Pacquiao is known across the globe as a monumentally popular boxer, but he's also a politician who now serves as a senator in ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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