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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


Americans would rather talk politics than religion if forced to commit a social faux pas

Many people prefer to avoid discussing their religious or political beliefs in polite company. But if forced to choose between the two topics, nearly 6 in 10 U.S. adults (59 percent) would feel more comfortable steering the conversation toward politics, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.

August 17, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Christian bookstore claims newspaper rejected its ad over this 'offensive' word

A Christian bookstore in Knoxville, Tennessee, is claiming a local newspaper initially declined to run its ad due to the store's inclusion of an "offensive" word.

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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


4 ways to mend your broken heart

This world is full of many instances that can cause one's heart to completely break. The death of a loved one, a spiraling relationship, a major change in your day-to-day life, or a break-up. Whatever the cause of your heartbreak, it is real and it is truly one of the most painful sensations anyone can ever feel.

August 16, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


He's on a mission to bring the Bible to some of the most marginalized people around the globe

The Deaf Bible Society is working diligently in marginalized communities throughout the world to connect deaf people with Christian scripture, offering an app that features 20 different sign-language Bible editions, among other tools.

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis wades into transgender debate, laments 'annihilation of man as image of God'

Pope Francis has once again waded into the gender identity debate, proclaiming in a recent closed-door meeting with bishops from Poland that he opposes teaching children that "everyone can choose their gender."

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'After School Satan' club will target school districts with evangelical Christian programs

The Satanic Temple, a group of nonbelievers who push for the further separation of church and state, wants evangelical Christianity out of public schools. But since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Christian student groups in 2001, the Satanists want their place in schools, too.

August 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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No better news

It does not take a lot to amaze me, but there are some things that do.

September 30, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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


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