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What you need to know about the difference between religious culture and religious faith

The cultural practices of your religion and the faith and beliefs of your religion are not the same things. One evolves over time, while the other tends to remain fairly stable. What can you do when the two conflict?

December 28, 2015 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | Faith


Doctor who inspired 'Concussion' describes role faith played in his work

Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose research into how football can damage players' brains inspired the forthcoming film "Concussion," says his discovery wouldn't have happened without his faith.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Here are 10 influential religion books of 2015

Religion was a force to be reckoned with in 2015, influencing global politics in addition to popular culture. It was an important talking point in the early months of campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, as well as a key factor in reactions to the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

December 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


It is Christmastime

Christmas is a lot of fun.

December 22, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


How to see the magic of Christmas like a child

Remember the magic you used to see in Christmas as a child? If you’re like most grown-ups, you see the magic less and less with each passing year. Santa is no longer the symbol of jovial love and warmth you used to see him as, and some years you find it hard to even see the wonder behind the birth of the baby Jesus.

December 22, 2015 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Faith


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


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The Light Divine in the life of Rumi

If you’ve never heard of a fellow named Rumi, be patient. You will.

November 05, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Acting on our convictions

Recently, I spoke on lessons to be learned from the life of Harriet Tubman. She was an American abolitionists, humanitarian and a scout and spy ...

November 04, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


To know the source of truth

Some 2,000 years ago Pilate, as Jesus stood trial before him, asked this most significant question: "What is truth?" Pilate was responding to Jesus ...

November 03, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Learning from the past: Part 2

Last week we began looking at some lessons from Jeremiah chapter six. Jeremiah's listeners suffered from the sin of covetousness, from the least to ...

November 02, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Video: Why rituals still matter, 500 years after the Reformation fought against them

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

November 01, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


What would Martin Luther think of today's rates of divorce and cohabitation?

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

October 31, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Q&A: Why church-state separation is good for churches

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

October 31, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


A digital 'Reformation': How the internet is impacting religious experience

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an ...

October 31, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Faith leaders raise their voices in opposing rights of Christian baker in Supreme Court case

Major religious groups, as well as nearly 1,300 individual Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders, signed on to briefs filed Monday with the Supreme Court ...

October 31, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


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