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Catholics mark Thomas Merton centennial, recall sinner-turned-monk

Saturday marks the birth centennial of Thomas Merton, the bon vivant who became a Roman Catholic monk and herald of spirituality. Catholics around the world remember Merton not only for his conversion, but also for his joyful exposition of faith.

February 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Vatican to women: Plastic surgery hides natural appearance

Women should allow their bodies and faces to age naturally, a Vatican council suggested Friday, citing a woman who said plastic surgery enforces unrealistic standards of beauty.

February 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Can America's faith-based law schools restrict sexual activity to heterosexual marriage?

The travails of a Canadian Christian university's quest to establish a law school may reverberate in the United States as conflicts over legalizing same-sex marriage continue, some educators say.

February 01, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The leggings debate is a problem for men, too

This week, a Christian mother decided to give up leggings because she didn’t want any unwanted advances from lustful men who saw her in the tight-fitting clothing, which I wrote about Tuesday.

February 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Making everything super

As far as I could tell, there was only one problem with Super Bowl I.

February 01, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


God gives us all reasons to sing

Something that intrigues me is what I hear every morning as I wake up - the singing of birds.

January 31, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Keep pressing on to the goal

Paul was a man who sought to do what God wanted him to do, no matter the cost. He tried to live in a manner that brought glory to God, and pointed people to Jesus.

January 30, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Make Bible study a daily habit

Sometimes, habits are not good.

January 29, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

Nile isn’t a good speechwriter — he’s a great speechwriter.

January 29, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pastors set goals for coming year

A new year means planning, new expectations and setting goals.

January 28, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Thoughts, behavior can be conquered

Have you ever asked yourself, "Who would I like to become?" What people or events in life have hindered your reaching that goal? To achieve something, you have to remove all distractions that are blocking you from making progress. Fear stops most people from getting what they want - fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, of the unknown, of disappointment. Then, of course, the "what if" fears always fuel these hindrances.

January 27, 2015 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Listen to right one for eternal life

Many still believe the lie of Satan today; they fail to see that sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). They fail to understand that when they give in to their desires to do wrong things, they - not God - are causing the problem.

January 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


One more time around the moutain

At the beginning of a new year, many resolutions are made. If someone could find a way to fine or charge people for broken resolutions, they would quickly become very wealthy.

January 20, 2015 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


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Audio Bibles reach those in remote areas of the world who can't read

The audio Bible is often an add-on in a scripture-rich place such as America, where installing a smartphone application is a matter of a few clicks. But for believers in places where even a printed copy of the Bible isn't easily available, the evolving high-tech delivery of audio Bibles has become their first and only exposure to the holy book.

February 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


True beauty in God's sight

Recently, I was sitting at a counter in our kitchen and happened to look up at a bouquet of roses I gave my wife for Valentine's Day.

February 21, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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


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