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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


Jesus can turn dream into reality

The other day, I woke in the night after having a bad dream. To make a long story short, I was attacked by a couple of house cats for no apparent reason.

June 13, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Challenges of new places, experiences

By the time you read this, I will be on my way back home. I wrote it before I left.

June 12, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Word of God is divine guide for mankind

Man is not capable of finding his way to heaven without the divine guidance found in God's word.

June 11, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith




A look into the religious minorities of Iraq

When Christians return to their homes located in territories conquered by ISIS, they find the Arabic letter “Nun” painted on their door, which stands for "Nazarene" or "Christian," according to the Religion News Service.

June 09, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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Episcopal leaders vote on same-sex liturgy, revised marriage definition

Episcopal Church leaders adopted rituals for same-sex marriage ceremonies, making it the third mainline Protestant denomination in America to do so.

July 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan

Muslims throughout the world are observing Ramadan, also known as the month of fasting. Given the atrocities committed during this month by so-called Muslims, I ...

July 12, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


Faith-based prison seminaries help 'moral rehabilitation' of inmates

Darryl Waters says he was raised by devout Christian grandparents in the quaint bayou community of Gibson, Louisiana.

July 12, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Experience true freedom through Christ

Last weekend, we, as a country, celebrated our freedom.

July 11, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Pray for peace in life

It has been a few weeks since the shootings that took place in the church in Charleston. I usually write my columns four or five ...

July 10, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seventh-day Adventists affirm women in ministry, but vote down their ordination

A contentious five-year battle over the ordination of women as Seventh-day Adventist ministers ended Wednesday with a 58 percent "no" vote at the group's ...

July 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Believe in this: God's word will never change

Someone who believes in God must believe that his word is true and must be obeyed as it is given.

July 09, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


A banner Inter-dependence Day

The Fourth of July is five days behind us now, but while the scent of sulfur from the fireworks lingers, let me add a P ...

July 08, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


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