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Passover: An ancient and modern celebration

In several weeks, the Jewish community from around the world will celebrate the commencement of Passover, one of the oldest of the Jewish festivals. The celebration is held to honor God and remember His deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptian pharaoh after 400 years of slavery. Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites, and God sent ten plagues to humble the Egyptians. The term “Passover” derives from the last plague, the night the destroying angel “passed over” all the doors that had been coated with lamb’s blood, thereby protecting the first-born sons inside. It comes from the Hebrew word ...

April 07, 2015 | Whitney Laycock FamilyShare | Faith


7 songs you didn't know were about Jesus

With the release of Sufjan Steven’s seventh studio album, “Carrie & Lowell,” all eyes are on depictions of Christian belief in popular music. Stevens has made quite the name for himself by being a critical force within the ever-fickle indie-music scene, who doesn’t shy away from inserting his religion into music.

April 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


The bold declaration of the empty tomb

I am excited about the Easter celebration. As you are reading this article, perhaps you are celebrating or preparing to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

April 06, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Easter, Passover summon faithful to worship, celebration

As Roman Catholic and Protestant observances of Good Friday coincide with the first night of Jewish Passover celebrations, even occasional worshippers are noting the season.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Lives 'resurrected' at rescue missions, reaching addicted, homeless

Easter, when the world's Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection, has an intensely personal meaning for Harold Eansor, a 69-year-old recovering alcoholic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

April 05, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Who is Jesus Christ to you?

During this time of year, we hear a lot about the one called Jesus Christ.

April 04, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The best news of all

It is Easter Week, which some traditions refer to as Holy Week. Throughout the week, perhaps you have had the opportunity to attend worships services that reflect the events leading up to Resurrection Day.

April 03, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Muslim population to pull close to Christians worldwide by 2050, survey says

Christianity’s claim as the world’s top religious affiliation may be more tenuous by the middle of this century, a report released Thursday revealed.

April 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Growth is a must for Christians today

It is important that children of God grow in knowledge and faith as they seek to serve God. Peter wrote: "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen" (2 Peter 3:18).

April 02, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Why one family puts down their cellphones, car keys and pens once a week

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fourth commandment, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why one family puts down their cellphones, car keys and pens once a week

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fourth commandment, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


One family's tragedy becomes another family's miracle



Have you ever had a major tragedy turn into a blessing or miracle for yourself or someone else?

April 02, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


When Hollywood puts God on screen

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the second commandment, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image."

April 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


A blindfold and hugs from strangers. It's about trust. Would you or wouldn't you?



How much do you trust people — including strangers?

April 01, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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No one was coming to this girl's birthday party. Then something amazing happened



Imagine having a child who gets rejected by her peers — on her birthday. As a parent, your heart breaks for her.

May 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Hinesville marks National Day of Prayer

Six ministers led scores of Hinesville residents in prayer on the old courthouse steps Thursday morning in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

May 11, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Faith


Military chaplains' role evolving while under fire from critics

Some 240 years after the Continental Congress authorized the presence of chaplains in the colonist's revolutionary forces, do clergy in the military still have a prayer?

May 11, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Life in Syria for Christians: teaching tolerance and harmony among the faithful

It was a chilly afternoon in January at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. In a makeshift city, thousands of Syrian families had reluctantly made their homes in tents and caravans, fleeing their country for safety. Under a cloudy and dark blue sky, I stood in front of a group of 50 kids who had gathered between several tents to attend an art and conflict-resolution workshop.

May 10, 2015 | Nousha Kabawat Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: Raising spiritual kids in a society that has forgotten how

Today's moms and dads often treat parenting like a science, studying books, blogs and articles on how to raise well-adjusted and successful children. But, according to a new book, one important aspect of childhood may be getting lost in the shuffle: spirituality.

May 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


You won't be disappointed in Jesus

On Saturday, sports fans anticipated what was promoted as "The Fight of the Century," the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

May 09, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Seek the Lord to bless our families

In three more days, we will celebrate Mother's Day. It will be one of the most-attended Sundays for worship in most churches.

May 08, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Take the path to Heaven through Christ

Man sinned in the Garden of Eden. It was the choice God's creation made.

May 07, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


It's official: Vatican to canonize missionary Junipero Serra, despite controversy

Bypassing opposition, the Vatican said Wednesday missionary Junipero Serra, who walked the length of California to establish religious outposts and evangelize the native population, will be canonized by Pope Francis on Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C., during the pontiff's American tour.

May 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What made us happy 80 years ago isn't what makes us happy today

In 1938, Mass Observation placed a small advertisement in the Bolton Evening News in Bolton, England, asking readers to respond to the simple question, “What is happiness?”

May 07, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Faith


New image of what Jesus may have looked like as a boy surfaces in Italy

There may be no way to number the pictures of Jesus extant in the world today, but you can add one more to their ranks — a computer-generated "photo fit" image of Christ as a boy, courtesy of Italy's police.

May 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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