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Jesus can turn dream into reality

The other day, I woke in the night after having a bad dream. To make a long story short, I was attacked by a couple of house cats for no apparent reason.

June 13, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Challenges of new places, experiences

By the time you read this, I will be on my way back home. I wrote it before I left.

June 12, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Word of God is divine guide for mankind

Man is not capable of finding his way to heaven without the divine guidance found in God's word.

June 11, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith




A look into the religious minorities of Iraq

When Christians return to their homes located in territories conquered by ISIS, they find the Arabic letter “Nun” painted on their door, which stands for "Nazarene" or "Christian," according to the Religion News Service.

June 09, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Vatican bank's profit soars after cleanup, but is it still needed?

The Vatican bank, subject of scandal in recent years, has found that cleaning up its business is good for the bottom line. The bank, formally known as the Institute for the Works of Religion reported a $76 million profit for the past year, more than 23 times its 2013 earnings of $3.15 million.

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


Variety of faiths praise Abercrombie ruling upholding ban on religious discrimination

A Supreme Court ruling requiring employers to accommodate workers who wear articles of clothing for religious reasons is a victory for more than just the young Muslim woman who wanted to work at Abercrombie & Fitch, several activist groups said.

June 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Female Anglican clerics want to refer to God as 'She'

God's gender is coming under scrutiny as newly ordained female bishops in the Church of England sound a call for Anglican liturgy to refer to the deity as "she."

June 07, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What we do, we do out of love like Jesus

We are wrapping up a long and arduous week at my church. Vacation Bible school comes to an end today. What a week! Last year, we had

June 05, 2015 | ByPastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Project leaders wanted

The Operation Christmas Child Roadshow will host a project-leader seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at First Baptist Church, 9184 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.

June 05, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Faith


Young people are the world’s hopes for knowing God

When a couple decides to become parents, there are a lot of things to consider.

June 05, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Parents should be models of good behavior

As I recently sat at my desk, I looked up at a calendar and saw a picture of a mother goose with her little goslings swimming after her. The caption read simply, "Follow me."

June 05, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Marijuana church gains IRS recognition, claims state law sanctions services

An Indianapolis church devoted to marijuana and recognized as a nonprofit religious organization by the Internal Revenue Service says Indiana's new religious freedom law sanctions its worship activities.

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


The viral marketing stunt that’s recently scared teens and parents

Teens made headlines last week for taking part in the “Charlie Challenge,” a challenge where they were supposedly summoning a Mexican spirit, much like a Ouija board game, according to the International Journal Review.

June 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: The good life

If memory serves — and let’s face it, memory’s service is becoming less and less reliable these days — I only wanted three things for my high school graduation: a really nice watch, a really good kiss and some idea what the heck I was going to do for the next 60 years or so.

June 02, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


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How to meet people's needs

There is a story in Matthew 14 about Jesus feeding the 5,000.

July 04, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The best news in the best country

In two days, we will celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States. Many of us are convinced that ours is the greatest nation on Earth.

July 03, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


This beautiful song reminds us who we must thank for our country's freedom this Independence Day



As we go about our 4th of July activities this year, let's take the time to remember that the freedom we celebrate is not free. It was bought with bravery, love and sacrifice. Many men, women and children throughout history have fought hard, cried bitterly and prayed fervently for the freedom we so often take for granted.

July 03, 2015 | Emily Sanders FamilyShare | Faith


At 150 years, The Salvation Army finds balance between service and sermons

On Sunday, thousands of Christians are expected to march along the Mall in London, past Buckingham Palace, sounding drums and tambourines, trumpets and tubas.

July 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


It's extremely hard to end your marriage in the Philippines

It’s extremely hard to end your marriage in the Philippines.

July 02, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Wrestling with relationships

It started out normally enough.

July 02, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


In light of Pakistan heatwave, what are the exceptions to Ramadan?

This past week, over 1,000 people in Pakistani died from a major heatwave that struck the country, CNN reported. Another estimated 14,000 people were hospitalized due to the sweltering heat.

July 02, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Keeping God in your life, part 2

Last week, we began looking at how man is to keep God in the proper place in life.

July 02, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Have faith in God for peace of mind

We are living in a very chaotic world and complex times, but the "good news" is that God is still in charge.

June 29, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


French have more favorable attitudes toward Muslims post-Charlie Hebdo

The cold, January day that two Muslim shooters stormed the office of French magazine "Charlie Hebdo", killing 12 people and injuring 11, France united under the tragedy they called their 9/11.

June 28, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


We are all part of God's family

The other day, I was returning home from a trip and turned on the radio. A song that caught my attention went something like this: "Long as I got King Jesus, I don't need nobody else."

June 27, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religious leaders ponder next steps after Supreme Court rules for same-sex marriage

As confetti and leaflets were cleared from the steps of the Supreme Court Friday after a 5-4 majority ruled in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, religious groups across the ideological spectrum reacted to the decision.

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


Use your gifts to honor God

I heard a story one time about a church that was looking for a new pastor. When asked what they were looking for, the chairman of the search committee said that they only had two main criteria. One, they did not want a pastor who had studied Greek, and two, they did not want a pastor who had ever been to the Holy Land.

June 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Keeping God in your life, part 1

As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the Sermon on the Mount, he said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matthew 6:33-34). In this, we are told to put God first in our lives and not to concentrate all our beings on the physical things of this life.

June 25, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Many Muslims who observe Ramadan struggle with poverty

As Muslims around the world welcome the holy month of Ramadan, observers say one of the objectives of fasting is to feel with the poor. However, for many Muslims around the world, they don't need to attempt to feel with the poor — they are poor.

June 25, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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