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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


Religious groups in Nepal coming to grips with destruction from earthquake

Religious communities in Nepal are coming to grips with the devastation left by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has left at least 4,000 dead in the isolated Himalayan nation, according to the latest reports.

April 28, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Newborn baby becomes youngest organ donor



The news every parent dreads is hearing there is something wrong with their unborn baby. One family received this news, but turned it into something amazing.

April 28, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Boy receives postcard in the mail from his dad who died two years earlier



Losing a loved one is always difficult. Savoring memories and remembering them is important and healing.

April 28, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


5 professional athletes who stand up for their religious beliefs

Tim Tebow, who signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, is back in the NFL.

April 28, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Faith


Will international court decisions influence U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage?

The U.S. Supreme Court should consider international legal precedent when it considers whether to legalize same-sex marriage, but legal scholars differ on whether foreign court rulings favor gay marriage or not.

April 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Remember that God gives us the rain

During spring, it's not uncommon to receive a lot of rain. And it's not uncommon for us to complain about it.

April 25, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Know the goodness of the Lord

Today is my dad's birthday. He is 78 years young.

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


After flareups, religious freedom bills get cold shoulder in two states

The governors of North Carolina and Michigan, where legislators are weighing bills to strengthen religious freedom protections, are cooling to the idea after similar pushes in Indiana and Arkansas ignited controversy, media reports indicate.

April 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What do you need in life? God's word

In this life, there are many things that a person needs: a place to live, clothes, food and such things.

April 23, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


After falling 30 feet, this girl died and visited heaven. Then, another miracle happened.

When Annabel Beam was five years old, she was diagnosed with two incurable life-threatening digestive disorders — pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and antral hypomotility disorder. As a result, she spent much of her life in and out of hospitals.

April 22, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words



Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.

May 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Let grace of God be your destination

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." Billy Graham said this best.

May 19, 2015 | By Anita L. Scurry Columnist | Faith


Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.

May 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls



Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.

May 18, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


About half of atheist kids find religion later in life, report shows

The Pew Research Center released a report earlier this week that looked at the religious landscape of the United States.

May 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The difference between free speech and hate speech

The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center’s Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer 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.

May 18, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Make sure every day is Mother's Day

Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.

May 16, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.

May 16, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


What this homeless man did with his final 18 cents ‘moved’ a church

Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.

May 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Listen to God during life's trials

I have to share something with you: So far, the year 2015 has not been a good one for my health.

May 15, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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