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Lead an honorable life

I thought long and hard about what I could write for this column that would be relevant and impactful at this time. For several reasons, I decided to write about the value of honor - primarily because there is such a lack of honor being displayed across our nation, and because I need to do a better job at practicing what I preach.

September 12, 2011 | By Dr. Kevin L. Betton Columnist | Faith


God forgives, we can learn

Sunday marks 10 years since the horrific attacks on our nation, an event we simply call 9/11.

September 12, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Finding the allure of Jesus Christ

We live in a world of desire and are in a constant state of desire.

September 12, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Never forget terribleness of sin

Sept. 11 will never be the same in our country again. It always will stand out as the day our country was attacked by terrorists – the day thousands lost their lives and a day that causes many to realize that life is uncertain, even in the United States.

September 12, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Live life to the fullest

How do I live my life to the fullest? I live it by opening my life, the very center of my existence, to Jesus Christ by receiving the gift of salvation that he gave to me.

September 06, 2011 | By Pastor Richie Williams Columnist | Faith


Admiration of Jesus' life: One without sin

I have long wished that in heaven I might get to see the entire history of Christ's earthly life, from his birth to his ascension – viewing each and every act of obedience.

September 06, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


What do we wantfor our children

When I was growing up, like many of you, we were what I considered poor. We primarily wore hand-me-downs. At Christmas, we unwrapped one special present and then some type of new clothes – always underwear and socks.

September 06, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Are we prepared for disaster

From time to time, our area is told that a hurricane may be coming our way. We are told to make preparations and be ready in the event that it makes landfall near us.

September 06, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Big Easy pastor happily ministers in rural area

The historic Midway Congregational United Church of Christ, located on the historic Dorchester Academy campus in Midway, has a new pastor.

August 29, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


No wrong time to say right thing

In the last half of the 21st century, there was a concerted effort to control the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the two superpowers - the United States and Russia - were in a mad race to gain nuclear superiority.

August 29, 2011 | By Pastor Richie Williams Columnist | Faith


Let Jesus be seen in our living

The true Christian knows Jesus must be seen in their lives each day. But often times, Jesus is not seen in people's lives.

August 29, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Seek truth to avoid misjudging

As human beings, we love to pronounce judgment on a lot of things. What is interesting is that we like to voice our judgment on things that really don't amount to much – sometimes even arguing passionately.

August 29, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Find your spiritual gift, put it to use

I love music. I have rather eclectic tastes in music, but one thing I enjoy in all music genres is harmony.

August 29, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Distractions can cause problems

Earlier this week I went to a training event in north Georgia. As soon as I left Richmond Hill and got on I-95, the traffic began to back up.

August 22, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Rise of the idol-crushing kings

If the heart of man is, as John Calvin described it, "an idol-making factor," then the way in which those idols are destroyed should be of utmost importance to us.

August 22, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


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Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.

February 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.

February 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”

February 11, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


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


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