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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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Articles by Section - Faith

Savannah Waycross AME District sets symposium

Each year, the Savannah Waycross District of the Georgia Annual Conference in the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gathers for the ...

November 25, 2015 | Special to the News | Faith

Faith groups react to efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S.

One day after more than two dozen governors announced they would bar Syrian refugees from living in their states, leaders from a variety of faith ...

November 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100.

November 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Gifted musician pastors two churches, one of them in Groveland

The Rev. Victor Brewton Sr., an Evans County native, serves as pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, as well as Jerusalem Missionary Baptist ...

November 24, 2015 | By Edith Anderson In the Pulpit | Faith

5 tips for digitizing photos

There is nothing more heartbreaking for us than to talk to someone who has spent hours and dollars digitizing their photo collection, only to find ...

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor Deseret News | Faith

Contentment comes with knowing God

Twenty-four and a half years ago, my family began a 14-year adventure that was both exciting and frightening at the same time. My wife and ...

November 24, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

Give thanks every day, not just one day

The psalmist David wrote a whole lot about praising the Lord God.

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

Learn to know the enemy and how he operates

Peter wrote, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast ...

November 24, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Fighting the "Word Thief" — Life Writing with Dementia

My father is undergoing a heroic struggle. (“Heroic is a bit strong,” he says, “but I am enjoying it.”)

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor FamilyShare | Faith

Churches should involve young adults

"Then he said to them, 'The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out ...

November 23, 2015 | By the Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith

Professor’s explanation of why we shouldn’t paint all Muslims with the same brush goes viral again

One year later, a professor’s call to not paint all Muslims with the same brush stroke is making headlines again.

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Want to date someone who shares your faith? There's an app for that

Online dating is often awkward, but young Muslim singles in America may have it worse than most.

November 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Psst … there’s already a religious test for Syrian refugees

After a group of attackers spread terror across Paris last week, there’s been some debate among politicians about whether or not to allow Syrian ...

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

A man for all seasons of the heart

Thomas Moore has a new book out.

November 23, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith

U.S. Catholic leaders approve new plan to address pornography

Catholic leaders adopted a more proactive approach to pornography use during this week's fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

November 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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