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What religious tolerance looks like in the age of RFRA

When Indiana passed the initial version of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an adaptation of the federal law passed in 1993, the backlash was tremendous.

April 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Jesus can give us newness of life

Because Jesus died for us and then rose from the grave, we also can rise up in two ways. First, we can have new and different life, but also, after we die, we can go to a new and exciting place (heaven). The Easter holy day has passed, but the effect of the actual event lives on through those who have chosen to follow Jesus.

April 11, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Cancer patient receives a 'sweet 16' surprise



Sixteen-year-old Abby Snider, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. She was unable to celebrate her fifteenth birthday, because of intensive treatements she was going through. For her sixteenth birthday, her parents wanted to do something really special for her, as Abby, like most girls her age, had been dreaming of it for years. However, due to mounting medical bills accruing over the last year, this was more of a wish than a possibility.

April 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Make the most of gift of time with God

Here in Bryan County, it is the week of spring break for our students and teachers.

April 10, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


When Orthodox Jewish husbands say 'no' to religious divorce, women languish in marital limbo

The often complicated spectre of divorce is being made even more difficult for one group of women: Orthodox Jews, whose faith requires not only a civil court divorce, but a religious decree from the husband granting his wife a divorce.

April 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Why people are still talking about this theologian who plotted to kill Hitler

Seven decades after his execution for his role in a plot to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer continues to inspire Christians and others around the world with his message of spirituality and faith.

April 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Spiritual maturity is a must for Christians

Maturing as a Christian helps one show Christ to the world.

April 09, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What the Bush family can teach us about religion and family life

Jeb Bush, a likely (very likely) 2016 presidential candidate, does not belong to the faith of his father. He also does not belong to the faith of his brother. Jeb Bush belongs to the faith of his wife.

April 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Yoga in school isn't religious teaching, California court rules

Teaching yoga as exercise doesn't stretch the Constitution's ban on government "establishing" a particular religion, a California court ruled last week after some parents challenged the Hindu-based system's presence in an Encinitas school.

April 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Are millennials programmed to cheat in college?

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 eighth commandment, "Thou shalt not steal."

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


'Jesus ossuary' story resurfaces during Easter

New geological evidence supposedly linking two disputed ancient Jerusalem ossuaries — burial boxes for bones — has resurrected a debate over whether the boxes labeled as containing the remains of a first-century "Jesus" and his brother "James" are relics of the messiah and his family.

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


WWII vet celebrates his 90th birthday with an unlikely best friend



Friends are an important part of life, regardless of how young or old you are.

April 08, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Letter to a stranger in a cemetery

Dear sir in the cemetery,

April 08, 2015 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Trying to overcome my Easter anxiety

I have always wanted to be a creative mom.

April 08, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


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Spirituality may be key to 'dying well,' even in a less-religious age

Longtime obituary writer Heather Lende has spent countless hours considering death. In a recent post for the "Life Handbook" section of The Huffington Post, she distilled her years of reflection into 10 pieces of advice for living, and dying, well.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Family walks from Disneyland to Disney World in honor of late daughter

It had been a challenging day for the Cobbs — one of many over the past three years.

May 05, 2015 | Sarah Gambles Deseret News | Faith


Defeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

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


Deafeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

May 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Faith voices call for calm, unity and justice in Baltimore

In the aftermath of protests and rioting in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, faith leaders are calling for calm, unity and justice, as well as for society to address core issues of poverty and lack of opportunity.

May 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: How did my toddler grandson survive a precarious situation? God knows

At first, the screams didn’t register with me.

May 04, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Don't delay saying yes to Jesus

Walking is not necessarily one of my favorite things to do, but I realize it is good for me.

May 02, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Proverbs gives practical advice for today

I teach a Sunday-school class at our church, and we are currently studying the book of Proverbs. The other week, we were studying the first half of Proverbs 6, perhaps one of the most practical sections of the entire book. And that's saying something, because Proverbs is extremely practical by nature.

May 01, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


This baby was buried under her destroyed home but then an incredible miracle happened

Ghina Bassam must have great things to do in this life.

May 01, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


U.S. religious freedom commission calls for criminal prosecution of Islamic State

A U.S. government commission is calling for international prosecution of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, over the militant group's attacks on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.

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


Gaining victory over sin, death through God

Solomon wrote, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

April 30, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


ValueSpeak: A wolf at the door — and in the heart

Ollie and I have a strange and wonderful relationship. I think it’s strange to have a pet that is definitionally wild. Ollie thinks it would be wonderful to eat me.

April 30, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Religious liberty issues dog Supreme Court marriage hearing

Questions of religious liberty occupied some of the discussion Tuesday as the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in several same-sex marriage cases. Justices and attorneys traded views on what a decision mandating marriage equality would mean for clerics and religiously affiliated institutions.

April 30, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Shroud of Turin, venerated as Jesus' burial cloth, on display again after 5 years

Venerated as the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, the Shroud of Turin is on public display again in Italy after a five-year absence.

April 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Quench your thirst from the living well

I was thirsty. I had just finished preaching and ministering during a three-night revival at a nearby church. Although the word went forth with power and the Holy Spirit moved so that people were healed, delivered and set free, personally, I was in a dry place.

April 28, 2015 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


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