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Church discussion on Muslims Sunday

If you're interested in current events, the Muslim world and Muslim interaction with Christians or Americans in general, you should be at South Newport Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.

August 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


You should start each day with God

The greatest king of ancient Israel and the writer of Psalms said in chapter 5, "In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly."

August 06, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Pope Francis says these 3 words are the key to a healthy relationship; do relationship experts agree

Pope Francis was in Poland last week to spend time with the young people attending World Youth Day. On Thursday, he stepped out onto the balcony of the palace where he's staying to share a special message for engaged and married couples.

August 06, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


God will finish what he starts

A little over 10 years ago, we built our home. It was the first "brand new" house in which my wife and I have lived. With the exception of hanging ceiling fans in each bedroom, we did none of the labor. It was a turnkey job.

August 05, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


God has shown the way for man to follow

The story of how man's redemption was to occur is found in the pages of God's word. When man sinned in the Garden of Eden, God could have justly destroyed man, but instead he devised a way for man to be justified in His sight again (Genesis 3:15).

August 04, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


'These people matter': Hollywood exec prepares for an entirely new role — in ministry

The incoming leader of Prison Fellowship, a Christian ministry that helps inmates find faith and learn life skills, believes that citizens simply "can't ignore 2.2 million incarcerated people in America."

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Here's the deep history behind 'In God We Trust'

It's been 60 years since the words "In God We Trust" were added to U.S. paper currency — a decision that has, in recent years, sparked intense controversy.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is it morally wrong to gamble and play the lottery?

An Alabama pastor is speaking out against his state's apparent openness to implementing a lottery system, claiming such a prospect would "target the poor" and offer up false hope to those desperately seeking financial gain.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The major role faith and religion will play at the 2016 Olympic Games

It's no secret that the Olympic Games bring together a diverse pool of people from different ethnicities and cultures — individuals who have divergent beliefs and lifestyles, particularly when it comes to the practice of faith and religion.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How religious commitment affects people's reactions to medical advancements

Highly religious Americans are more concerned than other U.S. adults about medical advancements designed to enhance human potential, according to a new Pew Research Center report on public understanding of biomedical technologies.

August 03, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Catholic leaders speak out as controversy continues over divorced, remarried church members

As Pope Francis prepares to present his recent document on family life to church leaders in Poland this week, debates over the impact and meaning of his writings continue.

August 02, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Is this TV show a 'game changer for people with Down syndrome'?

The mother of a young man with Down syndrome who stars on A&E's "Born This Way" believes that the TV show — which offers a lens into what it's like to live with the genetic disorder — is a "game-changer" for people with disabilities.

August 02, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Country star Hillary Scott says new album was obedience to God

Hillary Scott is the seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer of the country music trio Lady Antebellum, but on Friday she will release her first Christian album.

August 02, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


School district banned band from performing iconic hymn 'Amazing Grace' — until parents got involved

An Alabama school district reversed course and overturned a short-lived ban on a public high school band's performance of "Amazing Grace" — a move that came following an outcry from frustrated parents.

August 02, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


St. Philip's calls new pastor

The congregation of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Hinesville, has called the Rev. Denise Ronn, Ph.D., to serve as priest.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


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What this guy is routinely doing next to homeless people in New York City is changing lives

A 29-year-old musician has been on a mission to help those in need, spending the last two years routinely performing next to homeless people in ...

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Target makes a big move following furor over the company's transgender bathroom policy

Target, a popular retail chain, has announced it will spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms to hundreds of its stores ...

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Expert takes aim at myths and misperceptions surrounding the refugee crisis

Matthew Soerens has worked with refugees for more than a decade without observing much controversy surrounding the people he serves and helps resettle.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'Ben-Hur' actor reveals on-set 'miracle' — and one big movie myth gets debunked

"Ben-Hur" actor Toby Kebbell recently revealed an on-set incident involving a stuntman who escaped potentially serious injuries, saying it was a "miracle."

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What makes a Christian?

Several years ago I moved to this area. I ended up in a community called The Bluff at Belle Island.

August 27, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Everyone has gifts that build the church when used

This column is not intended for true confessions, but I have one to make to you. I am artistically challenged. I can't draw. I ...

August 26, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Accept God's invitation

Invitations to events are given most every day. Graduations, weddings, parties etc.

August 25, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What inspires a burqini ban?

Five French beach towns have recently banned the burqini, a modest swimwear option associated with Muslim women. Officials have cited fears about public safety to ...

August 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Professor's new app helps atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God?

A philosophy professor has launched a new app seemingly aimed at helping atheists more easily communicate with believers about tough theological issues.

August 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired

The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case against a judge who is fighting to keep her job after publicly stating that ...

August 24, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The Bible verse that has taken a prominent place in the Olympics

Retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes recently revealed the "prayer" that she typically had in her head just before entering into tough competitions — a Bible verse ...

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This paralyzed bride proved doctors wrong when she walked down the aisle at her wedding

At age 17, Jaquie Goncher went from being an active teenager to being paralyzed from the neck down in an instant when she dove into ...

August 23, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


College students say they care about interfaith cooperation — are school leaders listening?

Vicky Gillon grew up in a Christian household and studied Islam during her senior year of high school. In her first 18 years, she learned ...

August 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line sues

A high school football coach has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired ...

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Trouble doesn't last always

This morning in my devotions, I read this passage of Scripture, "Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30 ...

August 22, 2016 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


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