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Receive God's gift through His Son

Is the word "propitiate" a part of your vocabulary?

February 10, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Valentine's Day — according to kids



Kids are pretty honest and upfront about their feelings. So who better to ask about the meaning of Valentine's Day?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Weatherman turns embarrassing situation into hilarious stand-up routine



We all have times in our lives when things don't go according to plan. We lose jobs, illness befalls us or family tragedies strike. But how many of us have dealt with a train wreck on live TV?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

"American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as a patriotic sniper serving in the Iraq War, is not “just a movie." It serves as a chilling reminder of the realities of war — a war that remains an afterthought for many Americans who weren't directly involved in the action — and the hurtful feelings many Americans still hold towards Islam.

February 09, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

In the national debate over immunizing children, much has been said about "religious objections" to vaccines claimed by parents. Finding a religion whose tenets object to the practice, however, is difficult.

February 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


How to overcome past mistakes

Jay Gatsby, the main character of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby," is obsessed with the past. He longs for days when he was with the lovable Daisy Buchanan. He uses this desire as fuel to find success and wealth, hoping that he could win back Daisy. This desire almost acts like a poison, leading him down a path that eventually leads him to his death.

February 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Minister, minister, make me a match

In the fall of 1980, two young, single Catholics arrived on the campus of Georgia Tech University to begin graduate programs. Both regularly attended church services and events at the Catholic student center hoping to find connections in a new place.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history, involving centuries-old Mayan and Aztec rituals, Spanish colonizers and, surprisingly, Catholic priests.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Make the right call: Go with God

The other evening, I watched the Super Bowl with several people from our church. I wasn't a fan of either team, so I really didn't care who won.

February 07, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Get excited about the Lord

Did you hear that?

February 06, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The Lord really does know best

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the Earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." - 2 Peter 3:9-10

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


Think big with God this year

We have entered a new year, and God is just waiting to bless His people.

February 04, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


By taking a selfie, you could be sinning

Indonesian author and speaker Felix Siauw believes selfies are a sin.

February 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Pagan temple to rise in Iceland, the first in over 1,000 years

Devotees of Ásatrúarfélagið, an Icelandic pagan religion, expect to raise U.S. $975,000 to construct a pyramid-like pagan temple near Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. A new pagan temple would be the first in over 1,000 years of Christian worship in the country.

February 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Church, leaders serve the community

After completing over 20 years of military service, Elder Oscar R. Goosby returned home to serve in another capacity.

February 03, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Get your payday through Jesus

I am writing this column on payday. I know that some think we preachers talk too much about money. Some avoid church altogether because of that.

February 20, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Jesus' true love comes from forgiveness

Often times, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.

February 19, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What happens when this man gives out 'free hugs' to strangers?



Have you ever needed a hug?

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Inspirational messages ... from a dog?



We could all use a pick-me-up from time to time — a friendly smile, lunch with a friend or an encouraging word.

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: First steps are important when you're trying to catch a queen

I first noticed Anita — really noticed her — at a church Valentine’s Day dance.

February 19, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Kid President explains how to make Facebook happier — and it's hilarious



Do you fill your time with negativity — making negative comments to others on social media, complaining to others or focusing on your own faults?

February 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Hoping for one more conversation

We've lost several very good friends in the past few years, along with my mother and sister. Circumstances change with each loss, but that doesn’t mean people we have loved in our lives who have died are then gone from our thoughts. The joys of those friendships and relationships are with us as long as we have memories.

February 19, 2015 | Sherry Young Deseret News | Faith


What's love go to do with it? Everything

Michael Bolton sang that love is a wonderful thing. And it is.

February 17, 2015 | By Pastor Aaron Cowart Columnist | Faith


The only way to ensure your daughter grows up to be modest

As caring parents, we want to protect our children from any harm. We teach our children not to touch hot burners. We teach them to look both ways before crossing the street. The list of ways we teach our children to protect themselves is endless. We want them to enjoy the best lives possible.

February 17, 2015 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Faith


5 ways pastors help you get closer to God

Carlos Rodriguez is a flawed pastor, and he’s happy to have you know it.

February 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Faith, on Valentine's Day, a delicate affair

Taking Valentine's Day seriously — or finding a partner of compatible beliefs — can be equally challenging tasks for some.

February 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Spring around the corner, so it God

There is one thing I know I hate: cold weather.

February 14, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Practice love all the time

Only a day until Valentine's Day. Better place those orders, gentlemen - don't complain to me that you were not warned.

February 13, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You'll be amazed what one man did to save abandoned babies



This video is full of what the world needs more of — heart.

February 13, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

Wal-Mart, one of America's most ubiquitous brands, will soon square off against a church in court.

February 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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