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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


Popular Christian media outlet that slammed Trump now has a tough message about Clinton

Six months after The Christian Post broke tradition and officially took a fervent editorial stance during the primaries against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the evangelical news outlet is once again speaking out.

August 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Evolutionary biologist's tough words for Noah's ark theme park: 'Hard-core creationist extravaganza'

An evolutionary biologist is among the critics who have taken aim at creationist leader Ken Ham's new Ark Encounter theme park, calling the Bible-themed attraction "a hard-core creationist extravaganza replete with pseudoscience."

August 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Man sets out on 35-day quest to honor his brother's life in an incredibly creative way

Just before turning 35 last month, Jordan Richard found himself suddenly asking some deep and reflective questions about how he was living his life.

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is the death penalty in line with biblical teaching?

Is the death penalty in line with biblical teaching? That's a theological question that is increasingly dividing American Christians, particularly evangelicals.

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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Sacred spaces: How separating the sacred from the secular gives meaning for the faithful and outside

Couples murmur as they pass sculptures and paintings. Maps rustle and camera shutters click. A father whispers to his young daughter about what's on ...

September 29, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Trust the Lord with all your heart

We are taught in God's word that faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. (Heb 11:6).

September 29, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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


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