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Don't talk yourself out of going to church

I hear it all the time: "I am spiritual. I just don't go to church." Or, "I believe in God. I just can't handle how church people act." They are some of the most common explanations people offer to me when I ask them about their spiritual lives. Another version of this is: "Why do I need to go to church? God loves me as I am. I can worship Him (Actually, they seldom use that phrase.) and I can experience Him anywhere."

February 14, 2011 | By Rev. Dr. Tim Byler Correspondent | Faith


Make the most important decision of your life

There was a time when I could eat anything, at any time and lots of it, without any repercussions at all. In high school, I probably consumed 3,000 or more calories a day during basketball season.

February 07, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


When caring means more

Recently, my wife and I went out to eat at a restaurant in the Savannah area. After being seated, the waitress said to us, "Today, I am going to be taking care of you."

February 07, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God has the answers for you

Man, it seems, has always been looking for answers since the beginning of time. Some have sailed the oceans to search for new lands just to get an answer to the question, "What is out there?" Others have searched the world over to find the answer to the questions of life.

February 07, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Military background helps pastor train men of God

Pastor Richard Williams Jr. served 29 years training soldiers in the military. Now he is training men and women for the kingdom of God.

February 07, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Black History Month, church participation intertwined

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson started National Negro History Week to educate the American people about African-Americans' cultural backgrounds and notable achievements. This action led to what we currently celebrate as Black History Month.

February 07, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Everyone wins with Souper Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers fans will be drawn together tonight thanks, in part, to the legendary smorgasbords that have come to be associated with Super Bowl parties. At gatherings around the country, sports enthusiasts will huddle around wide-screen televisions, savoring pizza, nachos and wings along with every last play in the big game.

February 07, 2011 | Frenchi Jones | Faith


Young author looks to bring people to God

In a lot of ways Retha Rowe is like any other high school junior: She likes to hang out with her friends, she likes to sing, likes to play the guitar and she likes dancing with her Wii.

February 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Faith


Repent to change your mind and ways

A little more than a month ago, I happened to be in the Atlanta area on Christmas day, celebrating with my dad. And it snowed!

January 31, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


A look at Heaven from God's book

The Bible is a one of the great blessings mankind has been given. It covers the entire spectrum of man's life.

January 31, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Losing is -- and is not -- everthing

Like many of you, I have a favorite professional football team, and then I have teams that are my next favorites and then those I enjoy seeing lose.

January 31, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Old church has a new pastor

One of the oldest churches in Liberty County, the Walthourville Baptist Church, was founded in 1809 as the North Newport Baptist Church.

January 31, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Is that a rock in your hand?

Our society seems to like people being exposed. Television shows and tabloids grow as they parade the darkest sins of people in front of us.

January 31, 2011 | By Rev. Rich Wright Columnist | Faith


Remember God, He will remember you

Today is a special day in my family. It is my daughter-in-law's birthday. In fact, it is her first birthday as my daughter-in-law.

January 24, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't fear a life of transformation

I recently finished a book that indicated Christians are no different from non-Christians except that Christians have the hope of eternal life.

January 24, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.

February 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.

February 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”

February 11, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Receive God's gift through His Son

Is the word "propitiate" a part of your vocabulary?

February 10, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Valentine's Day — according to kids



Kids are pretty honest and upfront about their feelings. So who better to ask about the meaning of Valentine's Day?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Weatherman turns embarrassing situation into hilarious stand-up routine



We all have times in our lives when things don't go according to plan. We lose jobs, illness befalls us or family tragedies strike. But how many of us have dealt with a train wreck on live TV?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

"American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as a patriotic sniper serving in the Iraq War, is not “just a movie." It serves as a chilling reminder of the realities of war — a war that remains an afterthought for many Americans who weren't directly involved in the action — and the hurtful feelings many Americans still hold towards Islam.

February 09, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

In the national debate over immunizing children, much has been said about "religious objections" to vaccines claimed by parents. Finding a religion whose tenets object to the practice, however, is difficult.

February 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


How to overcome past mistakes

Jay Gatsby, the main character of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby," is obsessed with the past. He longs for days when he was with the lovable Daisy Buchanan. He uses this desire as fuel to find success and wealth, hoping that he could win back Daisy. This desire almost acts like a poison, leading him down a path that eventually leads him to his death.

February 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Minister, minister, make me a match

In the fall of 1980, two young, single Catholics arrived on the campus of Georgia Tech University to begin graduate programs. Both regularly attended church services and events at the Catholic student center hoping to find connections in a new place.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history, involving centuries-old Mayan and Aztec rituals, Spanish colonizers and, surprisingly, Catholic priests.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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