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What would Martin Luther think of today's rates of divorce and cohabitation?

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an act that sparked the Protestant Reformation and changed both religion and Western society. This article is part of a package of stories exploring the Reformation's impact on the world we live in today.

October 31, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Q&A: Why church-state separation is good for churches

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an act that sparked the Protestant Reformation, changing both religion and Western society. This article is part of a package of stories exploring the Reformation's impact on the world we live in today.

October 31, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


A digital 'Reformation': How the internet is impacting religious experience

Editor's note: Oct. 31 marks 500 years since, according to tradition, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany — an act that sparked the Protestant Reformation and changed both religion and Western society. This article is part of a package of stories exploring the Reformation's impact on the world we live in today.

October 31, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Faith leaders raise their voices in opposing rights of Christian baker in Supreme Court case

Major religious groups, as well as nearly 1,300 individual Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders, signed on to briefs filed Monday with the Supreme Court, arguing that religious business owners should be required to serve same-sex couples.

October 31, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Place worries in God's hands

What do you do with your worries and problems? Do you turn them inward or turn them upward?

October 30, 2017 | By Pastor Bernard Harper Sr. Columnist | Faith


Elder Christofferson of the LDS Church applauds journalists as ambassadors of freedom

SALT LAKE CITY — Journalists play a crucial role in society as ambassadors of freedom and human rights, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said on Saturday night.

October 30, 2017 | Tad Walch Deseret News special workflow | Faith


'To see it in action is incredible' — community influencers from around the world visit Welfare Squa

While journalists from around the world gathered in downtown Salt Lake City for the Inter American Press Association General Assembly conference held Oct. 27-30, family members and friends of the journalists met at Welfare Square — a modern facility composed of a bakery, cannery, storehouse and thrift store that provides care for the poor — to learn about the LDS Church’s welfare programs.

October 30, 2017 | Marianne Holman Prescott LDS Church News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: 'Little by little'

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

October 29, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


The Anglican Church, England's unique Reformation

Editor's note: This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and this is one in a series of columns to describe the origins, nature and impact of the events and personalities of the Reformation. Previous articles are online at deseretnews.com/faith.

October 29, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


He does it because he cares

For years I owned either a cat or dog or both. But for the last few years, after the last one's death, I have neither. I do more traveling now and decided that it was much easier to keep it this way.

October 28, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Put focus on giving thanks

Halloween is next week. And beginning the day after that, the Christmas rush is on. Oh, I know it's too early. We ought to wait until the first week of December. But we have to get ahead and stay ahead of the crowd. So off we go.

October 27, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


'We are not victims': Instagram video of Elizabeth Smart sends strong message

Elizabeth Smart posted a new video on her Instagram on Thursday morning. The short clip, produced by A&E, shows the young mom who was kidnapped at the age of 14 writing “We are not victims” on a chalkboard. The currently trending hashtag “#MeToo,” a social media movement that seeks to show the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment, is shown at various points in the video.

October 27, 2017 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Know how to learn from the past

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" (Rom. 15:4).

October 26, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Faith keeps some families from embracing Halloween's tricks and treats

Like most families, Amy Brown, her husband and three kids will spend Oct. 31 eating sweets and catching up with friends.

October 25, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Return to your first love -- God

"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far ...

October 23, 2017 | By Pastor Sherry Ferrell Columnist | Faith


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Q&A: Why even non-evangelicals should pay attention to evangelical politics

Frances FitzGerald has a knack for timing.

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


Music and the Spoken Word: A basket of blessings

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

November 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Roy Moore scandal illustrates risks of close relationship between religion, politics

When sexual assault allegations mounted against film producer Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood actors and executives joined together to expose more tales of abuse.

November 20, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


How to win Jesus on your side

I am intrigued by the many commercials about lotteries. The implication is that if you want to become an overnight millionaire, just go buy a ...

November 19, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God is with you even when you doubt

I must make a confession to you. I have had times of great doubt in my life. It has come as a result of my ...

November 18, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Put God first if you seek heaven

On Mt. Sinai when God gave the Ten Commandments to man, he made it plain that nothing was to come before him.

November 17, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Give thanks and honor the Lord

Often during the harvest season we want to focus more on the reaping and gathering aspect. However, today we want to focus on the one ...

November 13, 2017 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


3 religious issues to watch during the tax reform debate

Republican leaders in both houses of Congress have put forward tax reform plans, proposing major changes to corporate tax rates and deduction rules. As they ...

November 12, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: In tribute to our veterans

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

November 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


God's love leads to compassion

Forgiveness of others is not an option for a person who is a follower of Jesus Christ. One of the reasons why we ought to ...

November 11, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Johann Sebastian Bach as a Protestant composer and 'The Fifth Evangelist'

Johann Sebastian Bach was born to a musical family in Eisenach, Germany, in 1685. After holding a variety of important musical positions, he arrived at ...

November 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Don't miss out on serving him

I don't like to shop. But I like to get a bargain.

November 10, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


We all need forgiveness

Forgiveness is something all men need. Man has had a problem with sin since the time of Adam and Eve. Each person will stand in ...

November 09, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


With the threat of violence looming, are sanctuaries still a place of peace?

The Rev. Erik Richtsteig was leading Mass when a shooter entered his sanctuary June 16, 2013. He'll never forget the gunshot that followed, which ...

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


We should be thankful for all the blessings we receive

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his ...

November 06, 2017 | By Bishop Fredrick Heath Columnist | Faith


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