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When you stop wanting to go to heaven

Heaven is the place where God dwells and where we can rest from all our cares after we die. Many of us long to go there to find our perfect place of peace. But what happens when that desire fades and heaven is no longer your goal? What causes the change and how can you desire heaven again?

May 26, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


11 Jewish congregations selected for "Scientists in Synagogues" initiative

Eleven synagogues from across the U.S. and Canada have been selected to take part in a new program aimed at better integrating scientific study with the Jewish faith.

May 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Sitting on this bench will change your perspective

Children naturally look for ways to help others and a buddy bench is the perfect way for them to do some good for their peers.

May 24, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


11 people share how they talk about faith in public

Nearly 1 in 4 Christians avoid discussing their faith when they meet people who might disagree with them, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.

May 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Going to church could help people live longer

Fitting a worship service into your weekly schedule could extend your life, according to a new study on church attendance and mortality published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine (paywall.)

May 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Fulfilling a promise he made in the second grade had his grandparents in tears

Stefun Darts was an ambitious second-grader when he made the promise to pay off his grandparents’ mortgage so they would no longer have to work to live. Nearly a decade and a half later, Stefun is making good on his promise.

May 19, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


What's lost when people stop talking about faith in public?

Kimmy Ertel-Waterman was shy growing up, but she embraced life as a Christian missionary in Romania, seeking out opportunities to share her faith with strangers in a foreign language. She says she gained confidence during her 18 months of service.

May 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Listen to what a teen with autism said when he finally got a voice

The world is a beautiful place with beautiful experiences to offer. Each person will experience life differently because of the unique set of weaknesses, trials and experiences we each are given.

May 19, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Supreme Court sends birth control mandate challenge back to lower courts

The government gets to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of religious nonprofits. Those religious objectors won't face heavy fines for refusing to provide coverage. And a potentially deadlocked Supreme Court won't have to settle a contentious battle pitting religious freedom against the Affordable Care Act's birth-control mandate.

May 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why what others think doesn’t matter

If you are anything like me, when someone compliments you and praises your accomplishments, it puts a huge smile on your face and makes your heart happy.

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


5 simple ways to become more like Jesus

"What would Jesus do?" This question has been asked for centuries. Mothers have used it on their children, preachers have used it in sermons and children have even used it on their peers.

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Faith leaders question how to address gun violence in churches

The Rev. Rob Schenck believes all life is sacred. He built his ministry and his reputation around anti-abortion activism, preaching from picket lines in front of abortion clinics.

May 17, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Are you living what you believe? Play this game to find out.

Hanging on the wall in our guest room is a framed message that simply says “Believe.” A friend gave it to me a few years ago. I thought it a worthy message to share with other friends and family who come to visit our home.

May 14, 2016 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Faith


How states respond to government officials who won't perform same-sex weddings

After same-sex marriage was legalized in June 2015, state lawmakers across the country have had to decide what to do with government officials and employees who refuse to participate in same-sex ceremonies on religious grounds.

May 12, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


London elects first Muslim mayor as Europe struggles with Islamophobia

British Labour Party leader Sadiq Khan stressed housing and transportation in his campaign for mayor of London, but it was his religion that took center stage among voters who elected the city's first Muslim mayor last week.

May 12, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Articles by Section - Faith


Did you ever notice this hiding in your favorite books?

There are some stories that never leave us, but what is it about them that continues to capture our hearts? In some of the most ...

June 28, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


Apocalypse when? How teachings on the end of the world affect modern faith groups

The world didn't end during the early years of the Christian community, despite the apostle Paul's imminent predictions.

June 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How to successfully raise God’s children

I will be the first to admit that on any given today, I promptly forget that my children are really God’s children. And in ...

June 27, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Restoration work has begun on Jesus' tomb

After months of careful research and years of conflict, the restoration of Jesus' tomb within the walls of Jerusalem's Old City officially began last ...

June 27, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Brexit is the latest example of political events inciting apocalyptic predictions

Great Britain's exit from the European Union will have far-reaching financial and political implications. But some observers are more concerned with its potential apocalyptic ...

June 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


World-famous drummer says he's on a mission for God

Internationally known as "The Minister of Groove," drummer Daniel Donnelly has made a name for himself over the past three decades, performing alongside famed musicians ...

June 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why Americans embrace on-screen depictions of the end of the world

American television and movie viewers love watching the world end.

June 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: How the relationship between African-American churches and social justice activism is evolving

Marla Frederick once wanted to be a lawyer. But in college, she fell in love with discussing religion, reveling in opportunities to debate with her ...

June 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


5 ways to deal with extroverts at church when you are an introvert

The phrase “Better a man should be considered a fool than to open his mouth and remove all doubt” was probably referencing an extrovert from ...

June 21, 2016 | Lydia Taggart FamilyShare Publisher | Faith


Orlando shooting illustrates how ISIS affects communities around the world

The Orlando nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIS before his killing spree. And yet officials and the man's father think he had ...

June 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How one journalist exposed the unbelievable origin of 'The Gospel of Jesus' Wife'

It took trips to Germany and Florida, an interpreter, dozens of phone calls, lessons on spotting forgery and a very persistent journalist, but the mystery ...

June 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite objections

President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Wednesday morning for the fourth time during his presidency. The White House didn't allow press coverage ...

June 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


A father's faith: How modern dads pass on their religious traditions

Modern fatherhood can be at once exciting and overwhelming. Family scholars are questioning old assumptions about how dads should interact with their kids, and dozens ...

June 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How rising interest rates can help the economy and consumers

Interest rates could soon begin to climb. And, odd as it may sound, this could ultimately prove a net positive for the typical American consumer.

June 15, 2016 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


Marking the anniversary of the Charleston church shooting with words and action

Nine men and women died in a Charleston church nearly a year ago, after a gunman opened fire during a Bible study on June 17.

June 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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