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How living in a Muslim country strengthened my Christian faith

After studying Arabic in Amman, Jordan, I returned home with a surprising result - a love for Islam and its teachings. Living among devout Muslims undeniably strengthened my Christian faith. Here are 4 observations that helped me solidify my convictions and increase my spirituality.

December 06, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


Do you think all scientists are atheists? Here’s why you’re wrong

Scientists don’t just spend time with beakers and test tubes, but also with Bibles in the pews.

December 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


8 ways to avoid the negativity plague on social media (especially #7!)

Have you noticed negativity spreading like the plague lately? It comes through our smartphones, computers and other devices every time we open up a social media page like Facebook or Twitter.

December 03, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Finding community in Christmas

This weekend, the lights will go up onstage as my son and I perform in the holiday musical “Miracle on 34th Street.”

December 03, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Faith


The role faith plays in the fight against AIDS

Tuesday marked the 27th annual World AIDS Day, an international event that celebrates efforts to prevent the spread of HIV and provides a way to support those who continue to suffer.

December 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


These are the 14 religious holidays believers celebrate in December

December has finally arrived, and with it comes an abundance of colorful lights, vibrant wreaths and a bunch of family parties.

December 02, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Why people of faith should pay attention to the climate change conference in Paris

More than 150 world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday for the start of an international conference on climate change. Policymakers are expected to reach an agreement within the next few weeks on how to address environmental degradation by reducing greenhouse gas emission and supporting sustainable energy initiatives.

December 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Who counts as an evangelical Christian?

Since the late 1970s, evangelical Christians have been major players in national politics and hot-button social issues.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How faith communities can help ease racial tension in America

It's been more than a year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the small Midwestern town have quieted, but debates over the state of American race relations continue in town halls, the media and in faith communities.

December 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Tebow’s recent breakup creates divide over chaste lifestyle

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s chaste lifestyle has been under the spotlight in recent days.

December 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Be thankful to God, bless his name

We hear the expression "God Bless America" or "God bless you" often and that's good but it's time for America and us, as a nation, to bless God.

November 30, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Jr. Columnist | Faith


The most grateful religions in America, in one chart

Most religious believers tend to be grateful every week, according to the Pew Research Center, which published a chart last Tuesday that showed the percentage of people “who feel a strong sense of gratitude at least once a week” based on their religion.

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Savannah Waycross AME District sets symposium

Each year, the Savannah Waycross District of the Georgia Annual Conference in the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gathers for the business of area churches. The business sessions include resolutions of the local congregations, and the Board of Examiners report to receive new and advance individuals who have accepted their call to public ministry. These congregations gather for fellowship, worship and training.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Faith groups react to efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S.

One day after more than two dozen governors announced they would bar Syrian refugees from living in their states, leaders from a variety of faith groups called for continued resettlement.

November 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100.

November 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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Brooke Romney: It's time to trim your traditions

Holidays at our house are pretty low-key, until December rolls around. I have always been crazy about Christmas. Growing up, it was truly the most ...

November 28, 2017 | Brooke Romney Deseret News | Faith


Be one of the few who say 'thank you'

Last week, many celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. There was joy, laughter, plenty of food, parades and football. However, many people may not have stopped a ...

November 27, 2017 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: To the one in the mirror

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

November 27, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Sharing our Thanksgiving

One of the more traditional ways to show how much we are thankful is through prayer to our Heavenly Father. He is the one who ...

November 25, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Impact of the Russian religious revolution

Perhaps the most significant religious revolution of modern history was the Bolshevik Revolution, which occurred a century ago this month on Nov. 7, 1917, in ...

November 25, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Give thanks at all times

Thursday was Thanksgiving Day. What traditions do you follow at your home? Do you sit and watch the parade together? Do you view football all ...

November 24, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Always give yourself to God

The giving of gifts is about to be on most everyone's mind. Would they like this? Should I give them that? The gift just ...

November 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of God | Faith


Birth control battle continues for famous nuns

The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns famous for their fight against the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, may soon be ...

November 22, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Renew your mind

There is a question that is asked by many individuals: "Why does God let bad things happen to good people?"

November 21, 2017 | By Pastor Terrell Frazier Columnist | Faith


Q&A: Why even non-evangelicals should pay attention to evangelical politics

Frances FitzGerald has a knack for timing.

November 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: A basket of blessings

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

November 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Roy Moore scandal illustrates risks of close relationship between religion, politics

When sexual assault allegations mounted against film producer Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood actors and executives joined together to expose more tales of abuse.

November 20, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


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