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How a Supreme Court case about tire chips relates to 19th-century religious discrimination

On its surface, the latest religious freedom case before the Supreme Court is about state-funded tire shreds. A religiously affiliated preschool, Trinity Lutheran Church Learning Center, wants them for its playground in order to soften the surface children play on, but the state of Missouri says churches aren't eligible for scrap tire grants.

April 20, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


What you need to know about the Supreme Court's latest religious liberty case

The most high-profile religious liberty case before the Supreme Court in 2017 doesn't have to do with birth control access, same-sex marriage or some other hot-button issue that's typically in the news.

April 19, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


6 things God is trying to tell you when your heart is broken

There have been times in my life, and most likely in yours, when my heart felt so shattered I was genuinely surprised it kept beating.

April 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


How public figures' infidelity affects the people they serve

Scandal in the personal lives of politicians is always big news — even when the scandal is that a leader has gone to great lengths to stay out of trouble.

April 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Man cries at thought of going to Cub Scout pack meeting after surgery

One man’s feelings about Cub Scout pack meeting were revealed after coming off medication following knee surgery.

April 16, 2017 | Brooke Facer Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Set free

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

April 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


3 ways God restores our inner peace

Maintaining inner peace is a challenge. Every day we strive to balance family, work and our well-being, all while trying to keep a positive and peaceful attitude. Things seem to be going exactly how we planned, but then life throws us a curveball. Unexpected or unresolved issues surface and create uncertainty and doubt. Unfortunately, we allow the circumstances to rob us from our peace — this very thing happened to me.

April 16, 2017 | Mayra Colón FamilyShare | Faith


Choosing the date of Easter and how Western, Eastern celebrations are on the same day this year

For most premodern peoples, the entire cosmos was sacred, because it was both created by God and filled with divine power and presence. God (or the gods) had organized the heavens as markers for measuring time and as signs of divine will. This idea is reflected in the Hebrew creation story: “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” (Genesis 1:14). The “lights of the firmament” had thus been created in part so ...

April 16, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Easter -- a reminder of priorities

Easter is the most important holy day on the Christian calendar because it marks the greatest event in Christian history; the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

April 15, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


On the 500th anniversary of Reformation, reflecting on how the religious movement changed Easter

Five hundred years ago, a man named Martin Luther and his fellow reformers forever changed Christianity and the Western world. Their mounting opposition to Roman Catholic rituals, teachings and control over everyday life led to the formation of new faith groups, whose followers were collectively called Protestants.

April 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Easter show Jesus is alive

This Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. In reality we do that every time we gather for worship on Sunday.

April 14, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Think about what love is

Love is something that is talked about a lot. People love foods, cars, jobs, other people, etc. Yet, most people have no idea of what love really is or what love does.

April 13, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Viral blog post outlines the human need for suffering

Warning: The article linked to in this post includes strong language.

April 11, 2017 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


The will of God

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, humble, and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey."

April 10, 2017 | By Rev. Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Last sayings of Christ services in area

Prior to celebrating the good news of Jesus' resurrection on April 16, Christians all over the world will remember Good Friday, which is April 14. When Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, there was darkness, but on Easter Sunday, there was light.

April 10, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Support for churches holds steady, but partisan divides persist

Six in 10 Americans (59 percent) say churches and religious organizations have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country, but ...

July 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


How faith groups help expose the 'hidden figure of crime'

Bomb threats have been known to empty entire office buildings, shut down schools or bring dozens of police officers to a scene. But in some ...

July 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Unplugging and plugging in

I was slow to the smartphone party. My phone had always been for conversation and an occasional text. Then I got my first iPhone, and ...

July 12, 2017 | Brooke Romney Deseret News | Faith


A baby dies in the delivery room, ten months later the same doctor breaks down crying when he witnes

A hug expresses feelings that can’t be said out loud. This photo of a hug between a doctor and new dad went viral because ...

July 12, 2017 | Fernanda Gonzalez Casafús FamilyShare | Faith


New startup challenge combines a Silicon Valley mindset with Catholic social teachings

Pope Francis has a notable new ally in his efforts to protect the environment: a team of investors mixing a Silicon Valley mindset with concern ...

July 08, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


The rise (and fall?) of religious liberty

This week, as we celebrate our independence and liberties, it’s worth reflecting on one of the fundamental questions of freedom facing our country — contemporary ...

July 08, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Moments in nature

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

July 08, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Helping those who are in need

At the time of this writing, I am in Costa Rica.

July 07, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Trust in God, not man part 1

It is by the word of God that man will be judged.

July 06, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


The American moms: Lessons I hope my children remember when they see the American flag

"And this be our motto — 'In God is our trust!'"

July 05, 2017 | Andrea Reeve Deseret News | Faith


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