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Finding the deep things of Christ

I was recently speaking with a good friend and fellow minister who is laboring in a spiritually barren part of the country about how things were going in ministry.

September 19, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


What the Bible says about wealth

Lessons regarding wealth and prosperity are popular today, and they teach it is God's will for every Christian to be materially wealthy and that they will never have to experience any type of sickness.

September 19, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God doesn't see us as groups

Many years ago, the church I served as pastor had a number of members who were involved in "Lay Renewal."

September 19, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Take time to appreciate grandparents

Grandparents, stand up and receive your roses. Today is your day, and you deserve everything your children and grandchildren bestow upon you.

September 12, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Lead an honorable life

I thought long and hard about what I could write for this column that would be relevant and impactful at this time. For several reasons, I decided to write about the value of honor - primarily because there is such a lack of honor being displayed across our nation, and because I need to do a better job at practicing what I preach.

September 12, 2011 | By Dr. Kevin L. Betton Columnist | Faith


God forgives, we can learn

Sunday marks 10 years since the horrific attacks on our nation, an event we simply call 9/11.

September 12, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Finding the allure of Jesus Christ

We live in a world of desire and are in a constant state of desire.

September 12, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Never forget terribleness of sin

Sept. 11 will never be the same in our country again. It always will stand out as the day our country was attacked by terrorists – the day thousands lost their lives and a day that causes many to realize that life is uncertain, even in the United States.

September 12, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Live life to the fullest

How do I live my life to the fullest? I live it by opening my life, the very center of my existence, to Jesus Christ by receiving the gift of salvation that he gave to me.

September 06, 2011 | By Pastor Richie Williams Columnist | Faith


Come to National Back to Church Sunday

Lately, everything seems to be increasing except for church attendance. Unemployment is on the rise. Gas prices are skyrocketing. A trip to the grocery store can end in sticker shock. But despite the tough financial times, people just don't seem to be turning to God.

September 06, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Admiration of Jesus' life: One without sin

I have long wished that in heaven I might get to see the entire history of Christ's earthly life, from his birth to his ascension – viewing each and every act of obedience.

September 06, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


What do we want for our children

When I was growing up, like many of you, we were what I considered poor. We primarily wore hand-me-downs. At Christmas, we unwrapped one special present and then some type of new clothes – always underwear and socks.

September 06, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Are we prepared for disaster

From time to time, our area is told that a hurricane may be coming our way. We are told to make preparations and be ready in the event that it makes landfall near us.

September 06, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Come to National Back to Church Sunday

Lately, everything seems to be increasing except for church attendance. Unemployment is on the rise. Gas prices are skyrocketing. A trip to the grocery store can end in sticker shock. But despite the tough financial times, people just don't seem to be turning to God.

September 06, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Big Easy pastor happily ministers in rural area

The historic Midway Congregational United Church of Christ, located on the historic Dorchester Academy campus in Midway, has a new pastor.

August 29, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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No one was coming to this girl's birthday party. Then something amazing happened



Imagine having a child who gets rejected by her peers — on her birthday. As a parent, your heart breaks for her.

May 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Hinesville marks National Day of Prayer

Six ministers led scores of Hinesville residents in prayer on the old courthouse steps Thursday morning in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

May 11, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Faith


Military chaplains' role evolving while under fire from critics

Some 240 years after the Continental Congress authorized the presence of chaplains in the colonist's revolutionary forces, do clergy in the military still have a prayer?

May 11, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Life in Syria for Christians: teaching tolerance and harmony among the faithful

It was a chilly afternoon in January at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. In a makeshift city, thousands of Syrian families had reluctantly made their homes in tents and caravans, fleeing their country for safety. Under a cloudy and dark blue sky, I stood in front of a group of 50 kids who had gathered between several tents to attend an art and conflict-resolution workshop.

May 10, 2015 | Nousha Kabawat Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: Raising spiritual kids in a society that has forgotten how

Today's moms and dads often treat parenting like a science, studying books, blogs and articles on how to raise well-adjusted and successful children. But, according to a new book, one important aspect of childhood may be getting lost in the shuffle: spirituality.

May 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


You won't be disappointed in Jesus

On Saturday, sports fans anticipated what was promoted as "The Fight of the Century," the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

May 09, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Seek the Lord to bless our families

In three more days, we will celebrate Mother's Day. It will be one of the most-attended Sundays for worship in most churches.

May 08, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Take the path to Heaven through Christ

Man sinned in the Garden of Eden. It was the choice God's creation made.

May 07, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


It's official: Vatican to canonize missionary Junipero Serra, despite controversy

Bypassing opposition, the Vatican said Wednesday missionary Junipero Serra, who walked the length of California to establish religious outposts and evangelize the native population, will be canonized by Pope Francis on Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C., during the pontiff's American tour.

May 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What made us happy 80 years ago isn't what makes us happy today

In 1938, Mass Observation placed a small advertisement in the Bolton Evening News in Bolton, England, asking readers to respond to the simple question, “What is happiness?”

May 07, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Faith


New image of what Jesus may have looked like as a boy surfaces in Italy

There may be no way to number the pictures of Jesus extant in the world today, but you can add one more to their ranks — a computer-generated "photo fit" image of Christ as a boy, courtesy of Italy's police.

May 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Prayer is answer to many struggles

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked way, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14

May 05, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Spirituality may be key to 'dying well,' even in a less-religious age

Longtime obituary writer Heather Lende has spent countless hours considering death. In a recent post for the "Life Handbook" section of The Huffington Post, she distilled her years of reflection into 10 pieces of advice for living, and dying, well.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Family walks from Disneyland to Disney World in honor of late daughter

It had been a challenging day for the Cobbs — one of many over the past three years.

May 05, 2015 | Sarah Gambles Deseret News | Faith


Defeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

May 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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