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God is with us at all times

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year for most. I wonder who is more excited - the students or the teachers? I have an idea. Eight more days and Christmas is here. Can't wait.

December 18, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Heaven's blessing from God, part 1

God had given to man his word so man can know how to please God. Some find that a difficult thing to comprehend, but there is a Supreme Being, God, who created everything, including man.

December 17, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How churches can accommodate members with disabilities

Most worship services led by Pastor Don Geller border on chaos. During a recent baptism, formal prayers competed with an impromptu performance of “Jingle Bells” by two little girls and intermittent shouts from a 12-year-old boy for parishioners’ attention.

December 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Will Pentagon permanently lift its ban on beards worn for religious reasons?

A Sikh Army captain reported to work this week without a clean shave, thanks to a recently granted, although temporary, religious accommodation.

December 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


No easy fixes to improving labor market's weakest link

The 2008 recession pushed former restaurant cook Rusty Boehles out of the workforce. Since then, various opportunities cropped up as the economy recovered, but the pay was low relative to what he used to earn, or the hours were sparse. In his mid-30s, he currently works odd jobs and lives with a friend to get by.

December 16, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


9 simple ways to invite Christ into your Christmas

Christmas is a holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

December 16, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


Is your Christmas missing its 'Merry'?

Christmas is supposed to be a season of cheer, happiness, giving, magic and joy. The decorative lights, holiday concerts, neighbor gifts, aromas of baking and the excitement and thrill in children's eyes should be enough to fill you with holiday cheer.

December 16, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


1 in 4 American Muslim doctors feel discriminated against

This week has been filled with a number of different reports on anti-Muslim rhetoric, most of which have been spurred by presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who called for a shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.

December 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Peace on Earth is not assured

Christmas is probably the most celebrated holiday of the year. Billions of people set aside normal routines. For an entire month, our lives are transformed into decorating, parties, shopping, school programs, special services and more. It's interesting that the unassuming birth of one child transforms our lives like this.

December 15, 2015 | By Pastor Israel Aaron Cowart Columnist | Faith


5 shockingly insightful things One Direction has taught us

The British boy band One Direction has taken the world by storm since it burst onto the scene in 2010.

December 14, 2015 | Maureen "Mo" Elinzano FamilyShare | Faith


Indications of Christmas all around us

When Jesus met with his disciples before he ascended into heaven, he told them that he was going to give his life so they could be saved. He served them bread and wine and said that these two items would remind them of his body and blood - his body that would be crucified and his blood that would be spilt as a sacrifice for their sins.

December 12, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Prepare to worship God

Do you remember your first date? How about the first date with that very special one? Perhaps those two are one in the same.

December 11, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Help all the time, not just once a year

Once again, the holiday season has arrived. It seems that most everyone has a soft spot in their heart for their fellow man. There will be toy drives, food drives and clothing drives, all to help others. It is a great time of year. The care and love shown seems to make the world a better place - just for a few days. How great would it be if the attitude of a few weeks was seen all year long? If everyone would open their Bibles and truly follow the teachings in it, not just the verses they like, the world ...

December 10, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Trump wants to ban Muslims from America, even though they helped build his empire

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" on Monday as a response to the attacks in both Paris and San Bernardino, California, by Islamic extremists in recent weeks, according to The Huffington Post.

December 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Why some Muslims are frustrated by Obama's calls for them to end extremism

As Muslim leaders speak out against terror and violence committed by individuals and groups claiming to share their faith, some American Muslims are expressing frustration at President Obama's call for Muslims to rid their communities of violent extremists.

December 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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How reading the Bible changed in the early 16th century during the Reformation

Editor's note: This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and this is one in a series of columns to describe the origins ...

June 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Answers are right in plain sight

There is a story in the scriptures where there were several people who decided to stop following Jesus around.

June 10, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Let the Lord help you thrive

I am exhausted. Actually, I am anticipating being exhausted. In order for you to read this column today, I've written it several days in ...

June 09, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Follow God's commands

The Bible is God's word given to man, so that man can have salvation. It is a gift given by God, but it is ...

June 08, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


No better prayer than this

We recently observed the National Day of Prayer. For me that set a theme for the month as a time of prayer and reflection on ...

June 08, 2017 | By Pastor K.E. Brown | Faith


It’s praying time at Life United Pentecostal Church

It's praying time. Pastor Thomas Crutchfield and members of Life United Pentecostal Church (LUPC) in Hinesville, Georgia, are gearing up for their second annual ...

June 06, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Coastal Courier correspondent | Faith


Music and Spoken Word: Together we are strong

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

June 04, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Do U.S. efforts to help persecuted Christians around the world help or hurt?

Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world today, targeted by Islamic terror groups like Boko Haram and ISIS, as well as secular ...

June 03, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Family tells Washington Post how faith in God's plan helps them battle genetic disease

Butterfly babies, reported the Washington Post, is a name for infants born with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disease that makes “skin break and ...

June 02, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Leaked draft shows Trump aims to exempt religious objectors from birth-control mandate

The Trump administration may soon give religious objectors to the Affordable Care Act what they've wanted for years: an exemption to the law's ...

June 02, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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