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How a church transforms immigrants and immigrants transform a church

For Catholic immigrants new to the United States, church is the only place that feels like home for a while.

March 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Know the main thing about faith

We've been wondering what happened to winter this year. It seems a bit of it has tried to sneak in on us this week. I actually pulled out my leather coat and wore it to church earlier this week. It was the first time I have used it since last year.

March 17, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


God offers salvation; man must accept

Within every person resides a soul. This soul is given by God and will live somewhere in eternity. The place, heaven or hell, is determined by each individual and how they live their lives (Matthew 25:46).

March 16, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


After a centuries-long tradition, only one god-king remains

In ancient times, divine kingship was a fundamental and nearly universal religious and political reality. The gods had created the cosmos, which required their constant sustaining attention. Rain, fertility, storms and earthquakes were all directly attributed to them. The cosmos was ordered by divinely established natural law, while mankind was ordered by divinely established social law.

March 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Faithfully engaging the immigration debate in the age of Trump

President Donald Trump turned campaign promises on immigration policy into executive orders during his first week in office.

March 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Grammy winning gospel singer Sandi Patty marks 30 years of performing with 'The Farewell Tour'

Sandra Faye “Sandi” Patty, who received Grammy awards for "More Than Wonderful" and "I've Just Seen Jesus," gained her professional nickname “The Voice” as an acclaimed gospel vocalist. However, her voice can also be heard as a fervent proclaimer of faith as she embarks on a 14-city series of concerts dubbed “The Farewell Tour."

March 15, 2017 | Megan Hulse Deseret News | Faith


Trump's draft order on religious freedom prompts praise, concern and confusion

A leaked draft of an executive order on religious freedom protections has LGBT rights advocates concerned, while legal scholars disagree on whether the potential policy simply clarifies legal gray areas or makes promises that President Donald Trump cannot legally keep.

March 14, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Work as a champion of Christ

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

March 13, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


The twilight of the Hawaiian gods came suddenly

In one sense, it’s quite wrong to say that the ancient Hawaiian religion is dead. In fact, it's undergoing something of a small revival among certain Hawaiians (although how much of this represents genuine religious conviction and how much reflects resurgent pride in ethnic identity and heritage is unclear). Some Hawaiians still gather at the remaining “heiau” or traditional temples to honor their ancestors and their ancestors’ beliefs.

March 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Hear what Chance the Rapper said about God after winning his first Grammy award

Chance the Rapper claimed the first award of the night at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, capturing the Best New Artist accolade, according to the Chicago Tribune.

March 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Pick your spiritual battles

The scripture teaches us that there is a battle going on in the spiritual realm.

March 11, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Developing grit

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

March 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Don't be afraid, the Lord will take care of you

I just finished reading my latest copy of Reader's Digest. One of the articles this month was entitled, "I Survived! 7 Heart-Stopping Disasters in Real Life."

March 10, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Do religious teachings on LGBT issues drive young people away from faith?

The departure of teens and 20-somethings from organized religion has become a major storyline in recent years, causing concern among parents, pastors and other community leaders.

March 10, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The valley of 'natural and revealed religion' in Hawaii's Valley of the Temples

OAHU, Hawaii — Most of us know people who say they never attend a traditional church, that their church is in nature.

March 10, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


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Focus on God, what he wants you to accomplish

We all face challenges in life, but the key to being successful is to stay focused on your God-given purpose, not your problems.

May 15, 2017 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


A mother's greatest priority

This Sunday is Mother's Day, a day we honor mothers for who they are and for all they do.

May 13, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Protestant Reformation was launched five centuries ago this year

This year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the most important and influential events in world history, the Protestant Reformation. Over the coming months ...

May 13, 2017 | Daniel Peterson Deseret News | Faith


The Clean Cut: Football coach surprises a mom with full ride scholarship for her son

East Carolina University football coach Scottie Montgomery sets the scene as he heads into the elementary school where Tia Chapman works, in a video from ...

May 13, 2017 | Brooke Facer Deseret News | Faith


Traveling the Luther Trail in Germany for 500th anniversary of Reformation

Stepping from a Martin Luther-focused museum built in 2015 into the Luther House, where the noted religious reformer had lived as a schoolboy from 1498-1501 ...

May 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


The American Moms: The teacher I never got to thank

Can I tell you something? I hated high school. Like really, really hated it.

May 13, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Mothers, steer kids to Christ

It is the week of Mother's Day. I was curious as to the origins of this day, so I did what you do in ...

May 12, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


The Clean Cut: Anthem Lights releases medley of Southern gospel favorites

In a recently released music video, vocal group Anthem Lights twists “I’ll Fly Away,” “I Saw the Light” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” to ...

May 12, 2017 | Brooke Facer Deseret News | Faith


Why religious tensions are rising in Russia

Religious freedom is under attack in Russia, as government officials — with the support of nearly half of the nation's citizens — protect the Orthodox Church ...

May 12, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The King of Kings part 1

Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. There are religions that teach that Christ has not yet set up his kingdom, yet the ...

May 11, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


A love letter from yesterday's moms to the mothers of today

Editor’s Note: This article was compiled after interviewing 8 wonderful, loving, successful older mothers and asking them questions about today’s mothers. The mothers ...

May 11, 2017 | Brooke Romney Deseret News | Faith


God has your back

Acts 23, 24 and 25: Paul had faced opposition from the moment he placed faith in Christ, at first from believers who were skeptical, then ...

May 08, 2017 | By Bishop Fredrick Heath Columnist | Faith


Trump eases political restrictions on churches with new executive order

President Donald Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer Thursday by signing an executive order addressing key concerns of his conservative, religious supporters, some of ...

May 08, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: 'See it through'

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

May 07, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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