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Mom saves her baby girl from the Texas floods, but what happens next proves a parent’s love will sac

Rescue and recovery efforts are still going strong in the areas where Hurricane Harvey has struck, and we’re hearing heartbreaking stories of sacrifice, love and miracles. One story that was particularly heartbreaking and miraculous was tweeted by news producer Kaitlyn Anderson.

September 01, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Faith


Man may plan; God decides

Lots of funny things happen in church. And a number of those (at least for me) have been in the baptistery.

September 01, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Why are you following God

Why do men believe the things they believe when it comes to religion? Some just do not talk about such things, while others will say, "Well, that is what my family has always done."

August 31, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Why the myth of the Protestant work ethic won't die

The idea that Protestants work harder and build stronger economies than Catholics is more than 100 years old. First proposed by German sociologist Max Weber, the "Protestant work ethic" has been disproved by economic studies, criticized by theologians and undercut by historical documents.

August 30, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Serving God also serves people

Jesus said "whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant."

August 28, 2017 | By Pastor Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: A better direction

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

August 28, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Seek eternal security with faith

I just read an article stating that 80 percent of adults in this country believe that Social Security won't be around for them when they retire.

August 26, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Nontheists struggle to stay involved in international religious freedom efforts

As the Trump administration focuses on boosting religious freedom across the globe, government officials may be overlooking a potential ally here at home: nonbelievers.

August 26, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Internal eclipses are tougher to see

Every Christmas my father would unleash his operatic voice in his signature solo: “The Holy City." And he'd always add dramatic pop to the verse that begins:

August 26, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Overcoming our own hypocrisy

I enjoy playing golf. I've always thought of myself as an athlete. I played baseball and basketball through high school.

August 25, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


God shows us the way to worship

God has given his word to mankind. "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;" (Heb. 1;1, 2).

August 24, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


A word to parents of a new middle-schooler

Middle school. There are few words in my vocabulary that elicit such a visceral reaction. Reading them together takes me right back to sweater vests, Girbaud jeans, bad bangs and a burning desire to fit in.

August 23, 2017 | Brooke Romney Deseret News | Faith


Americans under 30 are less supportive of religious freedom than other adults

Younger Americans stand out from older generations in a variety of ways, as a seemingly endless stream of commentators are happy to point out. They get married later and spend a lot of time on their smartphones. They eat too much avocado toast.

August 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Martin Luther's history-changing translation of the Bible

The oldest known translation of any part of the Bible into German — strictly, into Old High German — was done between the mid-eighth and the early ninth centuries at Mondsee Abbey, in today’s Upper Austria. Then, in the early 11th century, a Benedictine monk named Notker Labeo translated the several texts, including the Psalter, or Pslams, into Old High German. From the 11th century on, a number of partial and complete Bible translations occurred into various spoken European languages.

August 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Maturity is more than years

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

August 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


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You can't lose it all with Jesus

A couple of weeks ago, most people in this area were a little anxious as to what was going to happen with Hurricane Irma.

September 23, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Never stop paying attention

I was almost 40 when I got my first cell phone. Actually, my wife and I got one phone to share. Later, we got phones ...

September 22, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


As they grieve the loss of a loved one, families look for burial compromises

On the rare occasions when all four of Gayle Jordan's adult children are home in Tennessee, the conversation often turns to death.

September 22, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Life is easier with strong faith

Faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe ...

September 21, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


The Protestant Reformation's other great writer

In this 500th anniversary year of the Protestant Reformation, the spotlight naturally falls on Martin Luther (1483-1546). But his somewhat younger contemporary Jehan Cauvin (1509-1564 ...

September 18, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How a mean email motivated me to share love and light

About a year ago, I was asked to write a song for a convention in New Mexico called the Women of Light Convention. I spent ...

September 17, 2017 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Look up and look around

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

September 17, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Making preparations for eternity

This week Hurricane Irma impacted Florida and other places, including us here in Bryan County. Early on it looked like she could devastate us, but ...

September 16, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Reflections during the storm

As I am writing this I do not yet know the track that Hurricane Irma will take (has taken). I do not know if it ...

September 15, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Controversial questions for Catholic judicial nominee highlight complicated relationship between pol

America's Founders were clear on religion, at least when it came to job qualifications. The Constitution bans religious tests for federal officers, making personal ...

September 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


The proper way to pray?

Prayer is how man can communicate to God. It may be in times of great need or distress or in times of joy and happiness.

September 14, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The need to be appreciated

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

September 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Churches sue FEMA for recovery money after Hurricane Harvey

Three Texas churches are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, claiming that a recent, high-profile Supreme Court ...

September 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Conservative Christians and religious 'nones' fear each other, but it's more about politics than fai

NASHVILLE — Americans often meet religious difference with fear or suspicion, criticizing the moral concerns and political interests of people who don't share their beliefs ...

September 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


How grandmothers have saved the world

We called my grandmother Nanny Flo. Her friends thought we were saying “Nanny Goat.”

September 09, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


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