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ValueSpeak: The good life

If memory serves — and let’s face it, memory’s service is becoming less and less reliable these days — I only wanted three things for my high school graduation: a really nice watch, a really good kiss and some idea what the heck I was going to do for the next 60 years or so.

June 02, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Interfaith groups working to promote global harmony

Heightened tensions between religious groups across the globe make it hard to imagine a time of peace between followers of different religions — let alone that religion can foster that peace.

June 02, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Stay the course with the Lord

"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of this world knew, for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

June 02, 2015 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes | Faith


6 life lessons from a pretzel

Friends and family are familiar with the fact that I like to use food to explain things (My former roommates are still confused at the relationship between switching yogurt brands and my English classes). But life lessons related to food have taught me some profound truths, even though they may be based on my current eating habits. Recently, I started thinking about some changes that had occured in my life. I started munching on a nearby bag of pretzels when it all came together. I paused, pretzel in hand. Suddenly a list of seven life lessons I had learned throughout ...

June 01, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: Who's feeling The Pressure?

It’s the seventh game of an NBA playoff series.

June 01, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


With Jesus, there's always room for all

Recently, I was at an outside basketball court where quite a few kids had gathered to shoot around. They decided to play a game using 10 players - five on one team against five on the other.

May 30, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Women-only mosques filling need for Muslim women in Western world

During a typical Friday prayer at mosques around the world, men and women file into their place of worship together. But once inside, they separate: The men go into the main room with the imam, and women are either placed behind the men with a divider between the two genders, or in separate rooms with speakers.

May 30, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Catholic Church responds to Ireland gay marriage vote, contemplates future

Roman Catholic bishops are voicing concern about how Ireland's gay marriage referendum will affect the stability of the family and society.

May 30, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Senate adds religious freedom amendment to new trade pact

The U.S. Senate last week unanimously passed an amendment calling on the government to weigh a nation's religious freedom picture when conducting trade deals.

May 30, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Wait on the Lord in the race of life

I have mentioned this before in this space, but I have a deep desire to "finish well" in whatever I do. Last month, I attended a "pre-retirement" seminar sponsored by our state Baptist convention. My retirement is not just around the corner, but this was advertised as an important event for all pastors "over the age of 50."

May 29, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Ex-Marine fighting court martial over displaying Bible verse at work

A Marine, given a bad conduct discharge for refusing to remove a Bible verse she displayed at her desk, is fighting the dismissal on religious freedom grounds.

May 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Three parts of the Gospel of Christ

What is the Gospel?

May 28, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Notre Dame case raises question of who decides if a law restricts religious practice

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ruled that a privately held corporation can, on religious grounds, refuse to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees, the issue of religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's mandates may again be headed for the nation's top court.

May 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


James shares wisdom on gathering things, wealth

A man was a regular diner at a restaurant, and the owner always did his best to please him. One day, the diner complained that he received only one piece of bread with his meal, so the waiter promptly brought him four slices.

May 26, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.

May 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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What God, Lord Ganesha and green tea have in common with Katy Perry

Katy Perry has caused somewhat of an uproar in the news with her desire to purchase a former Los Angeles Catholic convent.

July 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Non-Muslims get a glimpse of Islam's holiest night of the year

Wrapping up the holy month of Ramadan, 1.6 billion Muslims around the world are amping up their worship during the last 10 days of ...

July 16, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Circuit court rules contraception mandate doesn't violate religious freedom

The government's health care law mandating contraception coverage does not impinge on the religious liberty of an order of Roman Catholic nuns and Christian ...

July 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Pope commits to studying critiques of his criticism of capitalism

After a weeklong South American visit in which he delivered direct criticism of "unbridled capitalism," Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Monday pledging to ...

July 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Choose to love like God loves

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may ...

July 14, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Japanese Buddhists celebrate Obon Festival

Japanese Buddhists around the world celebrates their ancestry Monday with the Obon Festival.

July 14, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Zion Missionary Baptist celebrating 150 years

The Zionites have been preparing for this grand celebration all year.

July 14, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The psychology behind Islamic State group's Western recruits

In the summer of 1995, Mubin Shaikh traveled throughout Pakistan, volunteering with a missionary group in the sweltering summer heat.

July 13, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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


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