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Why you shouldn’t blame scripture for acts of terrorism

Earlier this week, H.A. Heller and Nathan J Brown wrote a piece for Foreign Affairs that explored whether or not an Islamic authority figure could put an end to Daesh (or, as its commonly known, ISIS).

June 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Supreme Court rules sign restrictions for churches are illegal

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that an Arizona town's restriction of signs posted by a church violated its free speech rights.

June 21, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Maintain perspective through God

On Saturday, I was on my way to conduct a wedding on Tybee Island scheduled to happen at 5 p.m. I was just a couple of miles west of the Bull River Bridge when all of a sudden, the traffic stopped.

June 20, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Trip taught gratitude to God

I returned last week from a mission trip to Haiti. When asked about the trip, my first response often has been, "It was hot." I'm so glad that I came back home to cooler temperatures.

June 19, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Pope's encyclical on environment will affect more than Catholics, faith leaders say

In a highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis this week condemned widespread disengagement with the issue of global warming, using both scientific and theological arguments, and creating an opportunity for leaders from all faiths to address what their religion teaches about caring for creation.

June 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Lord's word is sure thing in unsure world

Most everyone wants to have a sure thing that can be counted on without any worries. Things like that come few and far between.

June 18, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


The angry noise behind yoga in India

While 35,000 people will be closing their eyes and humming 'Om' in New Delhi for International Yoga Day, thousands of others in India will be angered — not calmed — by the practice.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Confidence in religion at a new low — except among Catholics, poll finds

Americans' confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm's confidence-in-institutions list.

June 18, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Experiencing Ramadan in America vs. the Middle East

Jana Al-Akhras, an American-born Muslim, began fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the second grade and has managed to observe the annual practice ever since — in winter and summer, during high school soccer practices and games and through long days of classes in college.

June 17, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Churches need to refocus on the individual to attract the 'nones'

Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion, one mainline Protestant thought leader said.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Use God to master art of gift-giving

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23

June 16, 2015 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Bringing men back to church

There's something — or, more precisely, someone — missing from many churches on Sunday mornings: men.

June 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Does your child know the Bible well enough to compete in this competition?

Would you classify your child as a Bible scripture aficionado?

June 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Serving with love

New Beginnings Church in Ludowici is getting ready to deliver some love.

June 15, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The Rohingyas: A look into one of the world's most persecuted minorities

“People lost at sea” has been prominent in the news headlines in the past few days. Thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim sect, have fled persecution in what they say is their homeland in hopes of finding justice elsewhere.

June 15, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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This Muslim restaurant wants to make sure ‘no one eats alone’ on Christmas

A Muslim-owned restaurant in London hopes no one has to eat alone when Christmas comes to town.

December 06, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Guard your heart, sow character and reap destiny

Mark 7: 15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him ...

December 05, 2016 | Pastor Bernard Harper Emmanual New Covenant Ministry | Faith


10 Christmas traditions that will bring you closer to Jesus

Another year has come and gone and Christmas will soon be upon us. We’re all busy putting up Christmas trees and lights, buying endless ...

December 05, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith


Religious freedom and the defense spending bill: What will happen next?

Republican congressional leaders agreed this week to remove controversial religious freedom protections from the 2017 defense spending bill, angering many conscious rights advocates as opponents ...

December 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Historic congregations contribute $1.7 million in economic impact to their community each year

Historic congregations in America's urban centers contribute around $1.7 million to their local economy each year, according to new research on the economic ...

December 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why some couples choose to be married at faraway sacred sites

Sarah Syer and her husband Nate hiked 62 miles to their wedding. Their car didn't break down. They didn't ascend a remote mountain ...

December 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


LDS Church initiative encourages people of all faiths to serve others this Christmas

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched its Christmas initiative with the video "LIGHTtheWORLD." The initiative begins Dec. 1 with a worldwide day ...

November 30, 2016 | Noelle Baldwin Deseret News | Faith


Letter written by Annie Schmidt shared by mother on Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day, Michelle Schmidt, mother of Annie Schmidt, shared a letter her daughter, who recently passed away, wrote to her younger brothers when they ...

November 30, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Let us pray correctly

"And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from ...

November 28, 2016 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


Two Majorcan saints with very different origins

Throughout history, some great religious leaders — like the Buddha — were raised among the elites in great cities, while others, like Jesus Christ or Joseph Smith ...

November 27, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Does God want you to give tithes?

Tithing has its rewards, but how much should you give? Should you give it all?

November 24, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


10 sayings you should never believe about marriage

According to a report from the Pew Research Center, there are a rising amount of people in America who never have and never will get ...

November 24, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


11 tips for when your spouse is obsessed with watching the big game

It’s that time for sports to dominate the American television landscape again.

November 23, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Thanksgiving is due

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

November 21, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Celebrate Thanksgiving first

The holiday season is in bloom. You cannot enter a store without seeing the decorations or hearing the music.

November 18, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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