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Never too young or old

Recently, I have been preaching a series titled "Old Testament Heroes" at my church.

July 08, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


How to live as a successful Christian

The Apostle Paul wrote, "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing" (2 Timothy 4:6-8).

July 07, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Tim Tebow reportedly leads in-flight prayer during man's medical emergency

Former football star and TV host Tim Tebow is making headlines after reportedly leading his fellow airplane passengers in prayer after a man on his flight began experiencing a serious medical emergency.

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Everything you need to know about the Islamic celebration Ramadan

Islam is a religion with more than a billion followers. Every year Muslims observe a month of fasting called Ramadan. This is what it’s all about.

July 07, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


The Bible 'surprise' that got these translators thinking differently about how to spread the gospel

There has been an explosion of late in the use of digital Bibles, with hundreds of millions of tablets and smartphones now carrying Bible apps that offer up personal studies, daily readings and a variety of scripture translations.

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Politician who ignited controversy after taking aim at church's Ramadan sign visits mosque

A school board member in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who ignited debate after publicly criticizing a Christian church for wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan," has since apologized and visited with Muslims at a local mosque.

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pastor sets out on 'radical' mission to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 consecutive days — and

Pastor Matthew Barnett is preparing for the most "radical" experience of his life.

July 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Did Trump really just become a born-again Christian? Critics respond.

Christian psychologist Dr. James Dobson's claim last week that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently accepted "a relationship with Christ" has sent shock waves throughout the Christian and media worlds.

July 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Jewish-Iranian refugee who fled the Middle East for the U.S. is now running for Congress — and she c

Anna Monahemi Kaplan, a Jewish-Iranian refugee who has lived in America for nearly 40 years, will make history if she secures the Democratic nomination and proceeds to win the battle for New York's third congressional seat in November.

July 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


New film about Jesus and the gospel is set to portray the Bible like never before

Coming on the heels of the successes of faith-based films like "God's Not Dead," "Miracles From Heaven" and "Heaven Is For Real," a new movie slated for release later this year will portray Jesus and his disciples like never before.

July 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Legendary coach Pat Summitt felt called by God to do good work

The winningest coach in college basketball history died last Tuesday, leaving behind a legacy of determination, toughness and uncommon grace.

July 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Independence Day to be theme of majority of Protestant sermons near July 4 holiday

A majority of American pastors favor infusing church services with patriotic messages and themes when they unfold near, on or around the July 4 holiday.

July 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famous late-night talk show host reveals how a hug — and a prayer — profoundly changed his life

James Corden, host of CBS's "The Late Late Show," is an Englishman who built a robust comedy career across the pond before finding success here in the U.S.

July 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


When your patience is wearing thin

One flaw we have as human beings is that we are want-ers. We want things. Wanting is fine; it is a normal part of our makeup, but the flaw in wanting is that we want things without having to wait for them. We constantly ask God for trials to end or for new opportunities to come, and we begin to doubt our faith when nothing happens in a certain timeframe.

July 04, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


Christianity has 'grown in the shadows' inside Cuba

Christianity in Cuba has "grown in the shadows of culture for many years," but a number of organizations are working to help invigorate that growth by equipping and training pastors and churches, alike, inside the Caribbean nation.

July 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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What I learned on a trail near Machu Picchu

Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed ...

July 30, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Finish well, no matter what the race

Well, another birthday has come and gone. I remember talking to my mother on my 40th birthday. She asked me, "What does it feel like ...

July 29, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Wedding and party venue in Lithuania has a dark history many visitors know little about

It's a lush, 18-acre property adorned with flowers, bright green grass and a brick complex that hosts graduation parties and weddings, but there's ...

July 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What is right is eternal

The Old Testament holds many lessons for man today. The law of Christ is what man should be following today, but lessons can be learned ...

July 28, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Donald Trump's 'evangelical moment' during acceptance speech included this vow

It's no secret that Donald Trump's run for the White House has firmly divided some leaders in the evangelical community, with prominent Christian ...

July 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


A majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should address this issue — and it endangers

The majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should show a commitment to addressing Christian persecution across the globe, according to a poll ...

July 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What motivates evangelicals who support Hillary Clinton?

Nearly 8 in 10 white evangelical voters plan to cast ballots for Donald Trump, whether because of their political affiliation, their appreciation for his defense ...

July 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


3 key takeaways from the latest report on global religious restrictions and hostilities

Government and social interference with religious practice decreased in 2014, but people of faith faced more threats from terrorist groups, according to Pew Research Center ...

July 27, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


2016 Republican Party Platform offers praise for Israel — and see the one thing that's missing from

After much speculation surrounding proposed pro-Israel language in draft copies of the 2016 Republican Party Platform, the final version of the document, indeed, expresses "unequivocal ...

July 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is this 'God's Not Dead 2' billboard that was reportedly rejected really 'too incendiary' and 'too p

The Christian movie house that produced "God's Not Dead 2" is claiming that a billboard advertising the film's DVD release was recently rejected ...

July 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The long — and surprising — history behind the IRS ban on churches endorsing political candidates

Among the many policy positions embedded in the 2016 Republican Party Platform is a call to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a controversial Internal Revenue Service ...

July 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


5 diverse appeals to God that were just made during the Republican National Convention

As critics continue to warn that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump might face roadblocks when it comes to courting minority faiths, there's something quite ...

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Ex-police detective reveals the key fact many are missing amid ongoing terror attacks and violence

From the Orlando, Florida, terror attack to the deadly assault on police officers in Dallas, the nation continues to be rocked by an ongoing series ...

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Did the Republican Party just adopt the 'most pro-life platform ever'?

The Republican Party officially adopted the "most pro-life platform ever" last week, according to at least two conservative organizations that commented on the newly released ...

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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