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A word to parents of a new middle-schooler

Middle school. There are few words in my vocabulary that elicit such a visceral reaction. Reading them together takes me right back to sweater vests, Girbaud jeans, bad bangs and a burning desire to fit in.

August 23, 2017 | Brooke Romney Deseret News | Faith


Americans under 30 are less supportive of religious freedom than other adults

Younger Americans stand out from older generations in a variety of ways, as a seemingly endless stream of commentators are happy to point out. They get married later and spend a lot of time on their smartphones. They eat too much avocado toast.

August 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Martin Luther's history-changing translation of the Bible

The oldest known translation of any part of the Bible into German — strictly, into Old High German — was done between the mid-eighth and the early ninth centuries at Mondsee Abbey, in today’s Upper Austria. Then, in the early 11th century, a Benedictine monk named Notker Labeo translated the several texts, including the Psalter, or Pslams, into Old High German. From the 11th century on, a number of partial and complete Bible translations occurred into various spoken European languages.

August 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Maturity is more than years

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

August 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae offers prayers, hope for youths battling cancer

Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae and singer Tori Kelly recently released a music video of “I’ll Find You,” a single written in support of youths and loved ones fighting cancer. Lecrae, a Christian hip-hop recording artist, often refers to God in the lyrics while encouraging those afflicted with the disease to hold on.

August 16, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


'Take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn'

When I was a lad, our family made just one trip to California. It was in the early 1960s. We drove down to see the freshly minted 8th Wonder of the World: Disneyland.

August 15, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Don't believe everything you think

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

August 14, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How churches will celebrate God during the solar eclipse

Father James Kurzynski will greet the solar eclipse later this month with deep Roman Catholic faith and telescopes equipped to study the sun. He plans to host a viewing party with members of his western Wisconsin parish who are used to hearing about his love of the stars and sky.

August 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Two-year-old permanently brain damaged after nearly drowning in swimming pool … until a never-befor

Two-year-old Eden Carlson was supposed to be playing with her older siblings while her mom was in the shower, but she slipped away and wandered in the swimming pool. Somehow, she passed the baby gate and fell into the water.

August 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Small gestures of kindness

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

August 07, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How chaplains master the art of listening

Chaplains spend thousands of hours perfecting skills that many people assume come naturally: sitting and listening. They become masters of the ministry of presence, bringing the same professionalism to spiritual care that doctors bring to surgery.

August 07, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Serving God by suing others: Inside the Christian conservative legal movement

Roger Gannam cites the Bible to define his company's mission. That wouldn't be notable if he worked at a church or food kitchen, somewhere known for sharing the gospel with the world. But Gannam works at a law firm, suing others and representing those who have been sued.

August 03, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


What does the international religious freedom ambassador do?

The United States may soon have a new ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, after the White House announced Wednesday that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback would be put forward for confirmation.

August 02, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Millennials approve of religious freedom as a choice, but don't know what it means

PRINCETON, New Jersey — Millennials accept a general view of religious freedom as being important, but they struggle to understand what religious freedom really means.

July 31, 2017 | Scott Taylor Deseret News | Faith


Playing 'chicken' with scripture

A few weeks ago on this page I wrote about goats. Last time, it was donkeys. And today, in the third and final prong of the pitchfork, I take on chickens.

July 30, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


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20 powerful blessings to pray over your marriage

When you think about it, marriage is a miracle. Of all the billions of people in the world, you found someone who compliments you, who ...

September 25, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The Tabernacle — a beloved companion and friend

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

September 25, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


As they grieve the loss of a loved one, families look for burial compromises

On the rare occasions when all four of Gayle Jordan's adult children are home in Tennessee, the conversation often turns to death.

September 22, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


The Protestant Reformation's other great writer

In this 500th anniversary year of the Protestant Reformation, the spotlight naturally falls on Martin Luther (1483-1546). But his somewhat younger contemporary Jehan Cauvin (1509-1564 ...

September 18, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How a mean email motivated me to share love and light

About a year ago, I was asked to write a song for a convention in New Mexico called the Women of Light Convention. I spent ...

September 17, 2017 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Look up and look around

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

September 17, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Controversial questions for Catholic judicial nominee highlight complicated relationship between pol

America's Founders were clear on religion, at least when it came to job qualifications. The Constitution bans religious tests for federal officers, making personal ...

September 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The need to be appreciated

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

September 11, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Churches sue FEMA for recovery money after Hurricane Harvey

Three Texas churches are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, claiming that a recent, high-profile Supreme Court ...

September 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Conservative Christians and religious 'nones' fear each other, but it's more about politics than fai

NASHVILLE — Americans often meet religious difference with fear or suspicion, criticizing the moral concerns and political interests of people who don't share their beliefs ...

September 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


How grandmothers have saved the world

We called my grandmother Nanny Flo. Her friends thought we were saying “Nanny Goat.”

September 09, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Faith leaders regroup after Trump administration's latest immigration action

Religious leaders are focused on finding long-term immigration solutions after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that a five-year-old program protecting immigrants brought to the ...

September 07, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


New teacher resources aim to help students understand religion's role in world affairs

Twenty years of teaching had taught Martha Ball to expect the unexpected, especially around seventh graders.

September 06, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


4 reasons you shouldn’t feel guilty for doubting your faith

It’s no easy trip down the road of faith, especially navigating today’s world. You’re bound to hit some bumps along the way ...

September 06, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Faith


Ex-porn star decided to save herself for marriage; here’s exactly how she did it and why

Brittni De La Mora was attending college in Santa Barbara, California when she decided she could make a little extra money by stripping. What started ...

September 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Faith


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