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His $100 donation was reportedly rejected by this children's home — then, this happened

A Christian-owned children's home is landing in the headlines after refusing to accept a $100 donation from an atheist group — a decision that sparked a viral crowdfunding campaign that has now raised more than $25,000.

August 31, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How worship attendance shifts over time

Half of Americans attend church regularly, but the composition of this group is unstable, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

August 31, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Little kid saved his allowance for seven months — and what he did with it is incredible

Many kids use their allowances to buy candy, toys or video games, but one little boy just saved up his money to do something incredible.

August 30, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Air Force officer reportedly kept an open Bible on his desk for years, and now he's under fire

An Air Force official is under fire for keeping an open Bible at his workstation, with at least one activist demanding he be punished as a result.

August 30, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why running is essential to some people's spiritual life

For many, running is sweaty and uncomfortable, and it's a type of exercise to be avoided at all costs. But some people view it in a very different light: as a spiritual discipline.

August 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Should marijuana be legal — or at least more accessible? Government's latest move sparks debate

Marijuana proponents have had momentum of late, believing the debate over legalization is at a "tipping point," but U.S. officials just dealt a major blow to their quest to seek government reclassification of the drug.

August 30, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Meet the wealthy businessman who's helping Muslim women by paying off 'burkini' fines

With the so-called "burkini" sparking ever-growing controversy in Europe, French authorities have begun fining women for wearing the modest swimwear in public.

August 30, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why the decline in productivity is hurting wages

Terry Bishnell says her job at a food-and-drug store near Detroit has not changed meaningfully in recent memory. Products are trucked in, stocked and ultimately sold using the same technologies and processes that have been in place for several years.

August 29, 2016 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


Are Olympic cities better or worse after the games?

The Olympics has brought increased transformation to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, which was made up of swamps and farmland less than 50 years ago.

August 29, 2016 | Ivy Ceballo Deseret News | Faith


How this California court is giving drug-addicted parents a second chance

An innovative program in Sacramento, California, is giving drug-addicted parents a second chance to get clean while keeping their families intact.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Do teens still respect the Bible? New study reveals the answer

Do American teenagers still have reverence for the Bible? That's a central question that guided a recently released report about youths' biblical engagement.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hollywood actor isn't a fan of marriage, says it is 'unromantic' — what does the research say?

Actor Hugh Grant apparently doesn't have a high opinion of monogamy, recently telling radio host Howard Stern he doesn't believe it's practical.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian singer reveals how a shocking cancer diagnosis taught him a powerful lesson

When Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall was confronted last year with the life-changing reality that he had kidney cancer, he was absolutely taken aback.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hotel reportedly removes Bibles from rooms after atheist complaint

An atheist organization that has asked private hotels and publicly funded university-owned hotels to remove Bibles from their guest rooms has reportedly convinced the Thunderbird Executive Inn in Glendale, Arizona, to do just that.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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 New York City.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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Researchers study how routine 'date nights' impact married couples — here are the results

Just how important is it for couples to go out on routine date nights?

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why this theologian is warning about a change to Bible language

Some of the changes made in the latest — and final — edition of the English Standard Version Bible are creating some controversy among those who see ...

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian author: Trump 'stands against everything Christianity believes'

Christian author Philip Yancey recently issued a harsh rebuke of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying the businessman "stands against everything Christianity believes."

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Mike Pence reveals how he once walked away from his faith — and discusses praying with Trump

Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence revealed that he once walked away from his Christian faith before later rediscovering it in college.

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Prominent theologian says secularism, not religion, is set to decline — but is he correct?

Prominent pastor and theologian Timothy Keller has written a new book that targets skeptical people who have some serious questions about Christianity.

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian rapper's tweet about Kaepernick and recent police shootings stirs controversy

Popular Christian rapper Lecrae — a performer who has been increasingly vocal about police brutality and race relations of late — is once again speaking out.

September 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The incredibly touching moment 400 students serenaded a cancer-stricken teacher with hymns

A cancer-stricken teacher died just days after hundreds of students showed up outside of his home to serenade him with Christian worship music.

September 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Does holding prejudiced views against Muslims, gays or women make someone a 'bad person'?

Does holding prejudiced views automatically make someone a bad person?

September 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


World-famous exorcist dies at age 91 — here's his story

A world-famous priest who served as one of Rome's most sought after exorcists for more than 30 years has died.

September 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Divorce and the 'structure of family life' impact religious devotion, study finds

Americans raised by divorced parents are less likely to be religiously affiliated later in life, according to a new survey from PRRI and Religion News ...

September 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


There's yet another twist in this public school lawsuit over a live nativity

An ongoing legal battle over a live nativity scene in a public high school's 2014 Christmas show just took another intriguing turn.

September 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Where is compassion?

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

September 26, 2016 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Famous Christian singer worries about the impact of entertainment on youths — so he's taking action

Popular Christian singer Luke Smallbone believes that too many people today are being negatively affected by the entertainment they're consuming.

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


New research explores the unpopularity of Muslims and atheists

Nearly half of Americans say atheists (40 percent) and Muslims (45.5 percent) contradict their vision of the United States, according to new research on ...

September 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Conservative activists launch petition against NCAA over transgender bathroom dispute

A conservative, pro-family organization is taking aim at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's decision to pull championship events out of North Carolina — a decision ...

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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