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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 for refusing to stop praying at the 50-yard line after each game.

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | 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 to appreciate religious diversity but had few opportunities to experience it.

August 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas 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 30:5 NLT.

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


National Organization for Women president shocks radio host with response to abortion question

A Seattle-based radio host recently asked the head of the National Organization for Women a series of controversial questions about women's health and abortion.

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Burqini bans put France's secularism in the spotlight

In response to recent terror attacks, some French leaders are taking a hard look at beach-appropriate fashion.

August 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Congresswoman reveals what she believes people get wrong about faith and American politicians

A Republican congresswoman from North Carolina believes the public is often given the wrong impression about Washington, telling "The Church Boys" podcast that politicians actually get along "much better than the press acknowledges."

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Elderly Christian couple reportedly die just 20 minutes apart — and that's not the only shocking det

A Christian couple's six-decade love story recently came to an end with a series of events one of their sons is collectively calling a "beautiful act" of God.

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian church plans to drop thousands of Bibles over Syria via drone

A Swedish church is reportedly planning to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles over Syria — an effort that has sparked some controversy in recent days.

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Eternal life is promised to believers

We are presently in the middle of The Olympics and many of you have been watching with enthusiasm.

August 20, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Did this sheriff's controversial Facebook post about Jesus violate atheists' rights?

A Tennessee sheriff's Facebook post on Easter Sunday that proclaimed "He is risen" — a reference to the Christian belief that Jesus rose from the dead — will reportedly cost his county $41,000.

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Italy adopts law that could help the poor in a big way

Italy has adopted a new set of laws to encourage people and businesses to conserve and give food to the poor — a move that proponents say will help cut down on waste while simultaneously assisting those in need.

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What counts as a hate crime?

New York Police Department officials have declined so far to charge the man accused of shooting an imam and his assistant in Queens on Saturday with a hate crime, noting they need more information about what motivated the attack.

August 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How we worship changes; not what we worship

Billy Graham was perhaps the most influential preacher in the 20th century. I'm not sure how many people heard him preach, but it was surely in the millions.

August 19, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Partake of the living water

In the days of Jeremiah the Prophet, God's people had forsaken God. They had corrupt leadership in the nation and had failed to obey God when it came to religion.

August 18, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Accomplishments that are worthy of an Olympic gold medal

There was a lot to watch during this years Summer Olympics in Brazil. One event that I noted was the exciting bike race where Mara Abbott of the USA barely missed getting a medal by a few seconds.

August 18, 2016 | Sherry Young Deseret News | Faith


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Muslim teen is on a quest to create a hijab-themed emoji — here's her story

A Muslim teen has issued a passionate appeal to the organization that oversees the creation of emojis, proposing a number of symbols that represent her ...

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


4 responses to Tim Kaine's claims about Genesis 1, gay marriage and the Catholic Church

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine ignited a firestorm with his claim that he believes the Catholic Church will eventually abandon its current opposition to ...

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Has this pastor 'discovered the secret' to reaching millennials?

Some churches in the District of Columbia have uncovered the "secret" to reaching millennials — or so proclaims the headline of a recent Washington Post story.

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The answer is at your fingertips

As human beings we are always wanting answers to a variety of life's questions. It's kind of like a slogan used several years ...

September 24, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Listen to God

Recently I was sitting in a football stadium when my phone rang. Honestly, the only reason I knew that it rang was that I felt ...

September 23, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


God's way leads to heaven

God's word teaches that a person can know what is right and what is wrong. When Jesus was on the earth, there were those ...

September 22, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What an autistic boy typed on his iPad shocked his mother — and sparked questions about heaven

When Tahni Cullen saw what her 7-year-old son had typed on his iPad, she was absolutely stunned.

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. Civil Rights Commission chairman says religious freedoms 'stand for nothing except hypocrisy'

The nation's top agency tasked with monitoring, enhancing and making recommendations on civil rights policies released a controversial new report on Thursday proclaiming that ...

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Economic impact of religion: New report says it's worth more than Google, Apple and Amazon combined

If U.S. religion was its own country, it would be the 15th largest economy in the world, according to a new study that presents ...

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Here's how the U.S. government plans to tackle religious discrimination in public schools

In the midst of a presidential campaign where religion — particularly Islam — has been a major point of discussion, the U.S. Department of Education has ...

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Homeless shelter is about to open a restaurant — here's the inspiring reason why

A homeless shelter in Maryland is preparing to launch a community bistro and coffee shop that will do much more than simply feed hungry patrons ...

September 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What I've learned in the 10 years since my sister's suicide

On a summer morning 10 years ago, I woke up early, sick with worry. “Call Megan,” were the words spoken to my mind.

September 21, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Faith


10 Bible verses to give you encouragement and direction as a wife

Being a wife is not an easy task, especially when you are a mother as well. The feeling of failure as you and remember all ...

September 21, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith


Hollywood movie house launches free curriculum for home-school families

Pure Flix, the Christian entertainment company behind the "God's Not Dead" feature film franchise, recently unveiled a new effort to offer free educational resources ...

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Atheist activists go after football chaplains at public universities

With football season heating up, atheist activists are once again taking aim at chaplaincy programs, urging public universities to abandon them.

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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