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Renewing the church in challenging time

"And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord that was before the porch of the Lord." - 2 Chronicles 15:8

November 02, 2015 | By Pastor Dr. Larry Murray Columnist | Faith


What the Harry Potter series teaches us about Christian faith

In 2008, 100 Yale students lined up to apply for the new course I was offering on the Harry Potter series and Christian theology, many standing outside in subfreezing temperatures because there wasn’t enough space in the classroom.

November 01, 2015 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Faith


Send us your broken for healing, love

I have been a pastor going on 37 years, and I have to admit that it is much easier work to minister to those who seem to have it together in the spiritual realm - meaning those who are committed to following Jesus Christ and having their lives transformed, with the Christian disciplines a regular part of their lives.

October 31, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Literally count your blessings

You probably don't want to hear this, but I must offer you a warning: By next week, you will hear Christmas music, and there will be decorations all over the place.

October 30, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so

Most people don't totally understand the depth of God's love.

October 29, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What to expect if the Fed decides to increase interest rates

Dan Wilde gave interest rates little thought when he started shopping for a new home this fall in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Interest rates had hovered near historic lows for years, and he figured correctly that securing an affordable rate would prove simple enough.

October 28, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


Get in on 'great sheet,' lead toward botherly love

"On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour, and he became very hungry and would have eaten, but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners and let down to the earth, wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a ...

October 27, 2015 | By Pastor Thomas Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


Helping teens find their voice in faith communities

Many religious adults underestimate the contribution young people can make in their faith communities, according to Elizabeth Dabney Hochman, founding editor of KidSpirit, an online, interfaith community where 11- to 17-year-olds can read and write stories about moral questions.

October 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Preacher’s daughter proves she’s lived a life of chastity with a “Certificate of Purity”

A preacher’s daughter in Maryland celebrated her wedding day by giving her father a special gift — a certificate of purity, according to The Blaze.

October 26, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Does where you worship affect how you worship?

Sunday worship services felt a little less sacred last year at St. Vincent de Paul in Albany, New York, when a renovation project kept the sanctuary off-limits.

October 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The impact religious diversity will have on the economic growth

As businesses assess opportunities in the growing economies of China, Indonesia, India and even Africa, a new report makes a case for executives to seriously consider a factor that is often ignored: religion.

October 25, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Dying doesn't always mean losing

Last weekend, I had a friend of many years come from Indiana to visit. A while back, he was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer.

October 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God offers us a change of heart

It has happened again - a mass shooting on a school campus.

October 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


What I learned the day my life could have ended by a texting driver

Have you ever had an experience behind the wheel when the difference between life and death was thinner than an eyelash?

October 23, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Trust the Lord to lead you to happier life

Faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. "But without faith, it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6).

October 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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'A comedic force': Author Kristen Tracy puts a positive spin on twin tragedies

Kristen Tracy stops and stares as a sudden shower douses a zebra, savanna grasses swaying beneath the western Michigan wind. Today is her birthday, and ...

June 13, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


Scriptures help nurture relationships

This month, my wife and I will have been married 47 years. How about that, 47 years to my first wife and we still love ...

June 12, 2017 | By Rev. Doug Harn | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Little pieces of happiness

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

June 12, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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


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