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New Friendship Baptist pastor has a vision

Pastor Joseph Michael Morgan is a native of Shamrock, Fla., but grew up in Liberty County - and now, he is pastoring in his home area.

August 20, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Bibles and booze mix Sunday mornings at iconic Florida bar

PERDIDO KEY, Fla. - On a balmy Sunday morning at the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar, barkeeps set up their stations as churchgoers filtered in under a Jack Daniels banner.

August 20, 2012 | Melissa Nelson-Gabriel The Associated Press | Faith

Learning how to repent to God

Joel 2:12-17: "But even now," says the Lord, "repent sincerely and return to me with fasting and weeping and mourning. Let your broken heart show your sorrow; tearing your clothes is not enough. Come back to the Lord your God. He is kind and full of mercy; he is patient and keeps his promise; he is always ready to forgive and not punish. Perhaps the Lord your God will change his mind and bless you with abundant crops. Then you can offer him grain and wine. Blow the trumpet on Mount Zion; give orders for a fast and call ...

August 14, 2012 | Pastor Alan Darsey Guest columnist | Faith

American Sikhs a small, misunderstood community

Ever since they arrived in the U.S. as farmers and lumber mill workers in the late 19th century, Sikhs have struggled with how little Americans knew about the faith.

August 13, 2012 | Rachel Zoll The Associated Press | Faith

Sinclair Thorne takes on new assignment

July 15 marked the official beginning of a new assignment for Dr. Sinclair Thorne.

August 13, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Give a fish a stomach ache

When we were children in Sunday school, we heard the story of Jonah, which centered on a disobedient prophet who was swallowed by a big fish while trying to make a getaway. When adults told us that story, maybe they hoped we would be impressed by the scary cost of disobedience and not even think about disobeying our parents and teachers, let alone God.

August 07, 2012 | Dr. Peggy Rayman Guest columnist | Faith

New Bible translation is written like a Hollywood screenplay

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A new Bible translation tackles the challenge of turning ancient Greek and Hebrew texts into modern American English and then adds a twist: It's written like a screenplay.

August 07, 2012 | By Travis Loller The Associated Press | Faith

Event to honor community servant

Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has spent most of his life as a servant to his church and community. He started serving at a young age, and the years have not dampened his enthusiasm for helping others.

August 06, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Set yourself free through God

"So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed."- John 8:36

July 31, 2012 | Pastor Richard Hayes Guest columnist | Faith

Poll: Many people don’t relate to Romney’s faith

WASHINGTON - Most of America doesn't relate to Mitt Romney's religion, but that may not matter in his race against President Barack Obama.

July 30, 2012 | By Jennifer Agiesta The Associated Press | Faith

Jones Creek Baptist pastor also an author

Pastor Dr. Dennis Patterson has been a pastor for just a few months, but he is not new to the ministry.

July 30, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

The art of the sincere apology requires humility in us

How many of us, while trying to apologize, have run smack into a stone wall?

July 24, 2012 | John Scherer Columnist | Faith

Don’t give up on good work

"Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6: 8-9

July 24, 2012 | Pastor Richard Hayes Guest columnist | Faith

Volunteers give life to outreach programs

They are reaching back and helping the community. Every summer, members of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church volunteer their time to assist with two of the church's outreach programs.

July 23, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

What we overhear can be problems common to everyone

Many of us "people watchers" have an interest in what others are living, doing and, maybe most of all, going through in their lives. Many of us do that for good reason; we are facing issues ourselves, and we feel like "why is this happening to me?" or "What am I going to do?" or "I feel so lost and alone, and no one really cares."

July 17, 2012 | John Scherer Columnist | Faith

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A little sin can grow into a big problem

An incident that has happened to us in the last few months reminds me of what can happen when sin is looked at lightly, especially ...

November 14, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

New message from an often-read Scripture

I recently finished a sermon series from Revelation chapters 2 and 3 at my church, where I preached on the seven churches mentioned in these ...

November 13, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

6 quotes from Pope Francis’ recent interview with a newspaper made by the homeless

Pope Francis just gave a very rare interview to a newspaper that helps fund the homeless.

November 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Look to God's standard -- the Bible -- for truth

In all the teaching found in the New Testament, one does not find people being taught different ideas.

November 12, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Why people quitting their jobs can be good for the economy

Quitting equals winning — at least in a recovering U.S. labor market.

November 12, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith

Struggling veteran removes shoes, gives to man who has none

Jon M. is all he wants to be known by. That’s what he told me when he agreed to tell his story of being ...

November 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Denning Deseret News | Faith

This Michigan city just made history by voting in America's first-ever Muslim-majority council

Muslims scored a major victory in Michigan.

November 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Religious construction could be about to increase for the first time since 2002

This year has been bleak for religious construction. Industry experts predict that 9.3 million square feet of new space for churches, synagogues, temples and ...

November 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Starbucks cup complaints divide Christian community

As the pumpkin spice season comes to a close, a tempest has been brewing over Starbucks' newest coffee cup.

November 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Supreme Court takes on religious freedom challenge to Obamacare — again

For the second time in less than two years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear religious freedom challenges to the Affordable Care ...

November 10, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

8 world religions embrace the Golden Rule

One of the most important rules parents can teach their children is colored gold.

November 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

This '90s comedy star credits God for saving him from suicide, depression and drugs

Few comedians could get much more popular than Kel Mitchell did in the 1990s.

November 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

From broken to mended through Jesus

There seems to be a global pandemic we are facing more and more every day. It is taking more lives that any natural disaster or ...

November 09, 2015 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith

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