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Staying strong in faith means walking narrow path

Since the start of Lent, the 40-plus-day journey many Christians take leading up to Easter, many ministers, priests, spiritual leaders and faith-based counselors have fielded questions from people who are seeking help with faith issues in their lives.

March 12, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Spiritual leaders gather for renewal

Each year, clergy members come from near and far for a time of fellowship and spiritual renewal. On Feb. 6-9, pastors and ministers from various cities and towns in Georgia met in Macon for the annual ministers conference of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia.

March 06, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


'Double-mindedness' part of faith

Lent started recently and we're well on our way to the celebration of Easter, but there still are many Christians who struggle with faith issues in their lives. We live in an age of fast-track mentality, media frenzies and "hurried child syndrome." What do we find so attractive about this type of lifestyle, quick results and instant gratification? Is this truly the way we are meant to live, driven by habit and trendiness?

March 06, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Give and it shall be given

Today's Scripture is "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." Luke 6:38 (KJV)

March 06, 2012 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Get a regular checkup with the Lord

The other day, I had my yearly physical checkup at with my family doctor. The good news is that all signs point to a healthy future, but the bad news is that I will have to go through it again next year.

March 05, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Do what is best for the children

I remember the conversation well.

March 05, 2012 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Will we study, follow God's instructions?

Who does man think he is when he tries to dictate to God?

March 05, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Forgiveness is for all who will receive it

When Jesus was on the cross, he prayed, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

February 27, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Experience God's grace

Much is said about the grace of God in our world today, but it seems that grace is treated more like a commodity than an experience.

February 27, 2012 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


God uses storms to help us grow

God's desire for all young people is that they enjoy life - but without sin.

February 27, 2012 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Parents need to guide children to God

God's desire for all young people is that they enjoy life - but without sin.

February 27, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Lent is period for repentance, reflection

The 2012 Lent season began Feb. 22, on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a 40-day period before Easter that begins on Ash Wednesday. During this 40-day period, Sundays are not counted because they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

February 27, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Struggles with faith common this time of year

Last week, we observed Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent in the Christian calendar. It occurs 46 days before Easter each year and derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of believers as a sign of repentance to God, according to www.stbarnabaschelsea.org. The ashes used to mark the sign of the cross on each worshipper's forehead commonly are gathered after the burning of the previous year's palm branches from Palm Sunday. Those receiving the sign of the cross are encouraged to wear it until it wears off as ...

February 27, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Getting back to our mission

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to receive a substantial inheritance?

February 21, 2012 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Live, laugh and love after Valentine's Day

Last week, sweethearts around the nation celebrated the most romantic of holidays - Valentine's Day. The origin of St. Valentine's Day is uncertain. It's been said that it was named after a Roman Empire-era priest named Valentine, who supposedly defied the emperor's orders to outlaw marriage so more soldiers could enlist in the Roman army. The emperor supposedly believed married men made poor soldiers, according to www.linguatics.com.

February 21, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


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Want to see Pope Francis in your home? For $160, an official cutout can be yours

In keeping with previous papal visits, Pope Francis' U.S. visit in September has spurred a mad dash among souvenir sellers. For $160, you can ...

August 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Catholics, unaffiliated are big in cities, survey reveals, showing changing faith landscape

In America's largest metropolitan markets people are more likely to be either Roman Catholic or religiously unaffiliated than to hold any other faith tradition ...

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


Seattle wants to help Muslims buy homes

Seattle is taking strides to make homeownership possible for more Muslim families.

August 11, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Savoring the feeling of feeling nothing

I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit ...

August 10, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis calls for 'open doors' for divorced, remarried Catholics, but communion remains unsettl

Offering a word of encouragement to Roman Catholics who have divorced and remarried without church approval, Pope Francis may urge compassion, though his words are ...

August 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Making your influence count now

As I was driving down the road the other day, I looked over and saw a sign dedicating a highway for someone. I have driven ...

August 08, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God wants us to change for the better

I am writing this column on the first day of school here in Bryan County. By the time you read it, they will have almost ...

August 07, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


U.S. churches split over divestment from Israel

The leadership of three major U.S. churches took on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last week, voting on resolutions to support the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and ...

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Bosnian Muslim-Christian relations improve 20 years after Srebrenica massacre

Twenty years ago Saturday, Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic was reassuring Muslim Bosnian civilians their lives would be protected by handing out candy while ...

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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