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How personal stories make us better people — and the world a better place

Sometimes well-meaning efforts to help can have the opposite effect.

December 30, 2015 | Allison Pond Deseret News | Faith


You can't afford not to save for retirement and other financial lessons of 2015

Most parents can't help themselves from dispensing sage advice to their children. At best, it's an attempt to help their offspring experience the success or avoid the misery of their missteps. At worst, parents want to relive an ideal through their children.

December 30, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Is Islam a religion of peace?

There is an ongoing political and religious debate in the Western media about the true nature of Islam. Many today claim the word “Islam” means “peace,” and that Islam is therefore a religion of peace. This claim, however, is based on a misunderstanding.

December 29, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


What you need to know about the difference between religious culture and religious faith

The cultural practices of your religion and the faith and beliefs of your religion are not the same things. One evolves over time, while the other tends to remain fairly stable. What can you do when the two conflict?

December 28, 2015 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | Faith


Doctor who inspired 'Concussion' describes role faith played in his work

Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose research into how football can damage players' brains inspired the forthcoming film "Concussion," says his discovery wouldn't have happened without his faith.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Here are 10 influential religion books of 2015

Religion was a force to be reckoned with in 2015, influencing global politics in addition to popular culture. It was an important talking point in the early months of campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, as well as a key factor in reactions to the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


It is Christmastime

Christmas is a lot of fun.

December 22, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


How to see the magic of Christmas like a child

Remember the magic you used to see in Christmas as a child? If you’re like most grown-ups, you see the magic less and less with each passing year. Santa is no longer the symbol of jovial love and warmth you used to see him as, and some years you find it hard to even see the wonder behind the birth of the baby Jesus.

December 22, 2015 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Faith


CS Lewis praised this religious belief during a secret government mission

Famous author and inspirational figure C.S. Lewis was, at one point in his life, a secret government agent.

December 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The real reason you love listening to sad Christmas songs

It’s almost Christmas, and you may find yourself standing in line, trying to grab that last gift or two.

December 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


7 things you should never say to someone who’s lost a loved one

I’ll never forget the night I lost my dad. It was a couple weeks before Christmas—the tree was decorated, the lights were draped over kitchen cupboards, and a stocking hung by his bed.

December 21, 2015 | Kayla Lemmon FamilyShare | Faith


Virgin Mary called world's most powerful woman as popularity of name continues to fall

Mary, mother of Jesus, is the subject of many Christian worship services this holiday season, as congregations prepare to celebrate Christmas. She can also be found on most newsstands, after being named the world's most powerful woman by National Geographic.

December 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


When you can't forgive

There may be times when others inflict so much hurt on you or your family that you simply can't find it in your heart to forgive them. What if these people hurt you on purpose? Your soul fills with a sadness that turns to anger. You may nurse a grudge or even spend time plotting ways to get even. You see the act of forgiveness as somehow letting the other person off the hook.

December 20, 2015 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | Faith


7 tips for curating historical family documents

There is more to preserving your family’s history than tossing it into a cardboard box and handing it down to the next generation. Without context and “curation” — the careful gathering, sifting, selection and preservation that takes place in any worthwhile collection — your family’s history can be lost to confusion or apathy as easily as it can succumb to dust or mold.

December 20, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor Deseret News | Faith


What is really important for our faith?

This week, I saw a report on what Jesus really looked like. Forensic scientists have worked with archaeologists to try to get a better idea of what he really looked like, compared to the most famous portraits we have today.

December 19, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | 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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