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Who is being left out of religious research?

A growing number of Americans do not affiliate with a faith community, but among those who do, belief in God is constant and the number of people who say religion is very important to them is increasing, according to a new survey released Tuesday by Pew Research Center.

November 04, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


What I learned in the aftermath of a stolen Christmas Jar

I have no idea where the time went.

November 03, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Twenty percent of church-goers no longer attend church after a divorce, research says

How Christian churches respond to divorce in their congregations has been top-of-mind among religious leaders and believers as the Roman Catholic Church decides whether to change its practice of banning divorced and remarried members from participating in Communion.

November 03, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Renewing the church in challenging time

"And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord that was before the porch of the Lord." - 2 Chronicles 15:8

November 02, 2015 | By Pastor Dr. Larry Murray Columnist | Faith


What the Harry Potter series teaches us about Christian faith

In 2008, 100 Yale students lined up to apply for the new course I was offering on the Harry Potter series and Christian theology, many standing outside in subfreezing temperatures because there wasn’t enough space in the classroom.

November 01, 2015 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Faith


Send us your broken for healing, love

I have been a pastor going on 37 years, and I have to admit that it is much easier work to minister to those who seem to have it together in the spiritual realm - meaning those who are committed to following Jesus Christ and having their lives transformed, with the Christian disciplines a regular part of their lives.

October 31, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Literally count your blessings

You probably don't want to hear this, but I must offer you a warning: By next week, you will hear Christmas music, and there will be decorations all over the place.

October 30, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so

Most people don't totally understand the depth of God's love.

October 29, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What to expect if the Fed decides to increase interest rates

Dan Wilde gave interest rates little thought when he started shopping for a new home this fall in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Interest rates had hovered near historic lows for years, and he figured correctly that securing an affordable rate would prove simple enough.

October 28, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


Get in on 'great sheet,' lead toward botherly love

"On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour, and he became very hungry and would have eaten, but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners and let down to the earth, wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a ...

October 27, 2015 | By Pastor Thomas Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


Helping teens find their voice in faith communities

Many religious adults underestimate the contribution young people can make in their faith communities, according to Elizabeth Dabney Hochman, founding editor of KidSpirit, an online, interfaith community where 11- to 17-year-olds can read and write stories about moral questions.

October 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Preacher’s daughter proves she’s lived a life of chastity with a “Certificate of Purity”

A preacher’s daughter in Maryland celebrated her wedding day by giving her father a special gift — a certificate of purity, according to The Blaze.

October 26, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Does where you worship affect how you worship?

Sunday worship services felt a little less sacred last year at St. Vincent de Paul in Albany, New York, when a renovation project kept the sanctuary off-limits.

October 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The impact religious diversity will have on the economic growth

As businesses assess opportunities in the growing economies of China, Indonesia, India and even Africa, a new report makes a case for executives to seriously consider a factor that is often ignored: religion.

October 25, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Dying doesn't always mean losing

Last weekend, I had a friend of many years come from Indiana to visit. A while back, he was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer.

October 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Can we survive today's wickedness? Part 1

When one looks around today it seems that wickedness is on every hand. Corruption in high places, murders, rape, terrorism, these are topics that fill ...

August 03, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Serving God by suing others: Inside the Christian conservative legal movement

Roger Gannam cites the Bible to define his company's mission. That wouldn't be notable if he worked at a church or food kitchen ...

August 03, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


What does the international religious freedom ambassador do?

The United States may soon have a new ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, after the White House announced Wednesday that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback would ...

August 02, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


God is with you always, even in the valley

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and ...

July 31, 2017 | By Rev. Christopher Parks Columnist | Faith


Millennials approve of religious freedom as a choice, but don't know what it means

PRINCETON, New Jersey — Millennials accept a general view of religious freedom as being important, but they struggle to understand what religious freedom really means.

July 31, 2017 | Scott Taylor Deseret News | Faith


Playing 'chicken' with scripture

A few weeks ago on this page I wrote about goats. Last time, it was donkeys. And today, in the third and final prong of ...

July 30, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Choosing strength

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

July 30, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Benefits of spiritual training

Last week I took a cousin and her family, who were visiting, out to Ossabaw Island.

July 29, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Age brings wisdom, now share it

It's my birthday! I know this is not the time and place for self-promotion. But I am glad to celebrate another year because it ...

July 28, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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