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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


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


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Don't let Satan fool you

What a relief the weather has been in the early part of this week! I walked nine holes of golf late one afternoon and was ...

August 04, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Can we survive today's wickedness? Part 1

When one looks around today it seems that wickedness is on every hand. Corruption in high places, murders, rape, terrorism, these are topics that fill ...

August 03, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Serving God by suing others: Inside the Christian conservative legal movement

Roger Gannam cites the Bible to define his company's mission. That wouldn't be notable if he worked at a church or food kitchen ...

August 03, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


What does the international religious freedom ambassador do?

The United States may soon have a new ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, after the White House announced Wednesday that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback would ...

August 02, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


God is with you always, even in the valley

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and ...

July 31, 2017 | By Rev. Christopher Parks Columnist | Faith


Millennials approve of religious freedom as a choice, but don't know what it means

PRINCETON, New Jersey — Millennials accept a general view of religious freedom as being important, but they struggle to understand what religious freedom really means.

July 31, 2017 | Scott Taylor Deseret News | Faith


Playing 'chicken' with scripture

A few weeks ago on this page I wrote about goats. Last time, it was donkeys. And today, in the third and final prong of ...

July 30, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Choosing strength

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

July 30, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Benefits of spiritual training

Last week I took a cousin and her family, who were visiting, out to Ossabaw Island.

July 29, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Age brings wisdom, now share it

It's my birthday! I know this is not the time and place for self-promotion. But I am glad to celebrate another year because it ...

July 28, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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