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He was the first dog my wife and I had together. Murphy lived to be 14 years old. He made the move from Louisiana to Georgia in 1986, and then to Indiana in 1991. He was there to greet our two sons when we brought them home. He was truly part of the family.

September 16, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

The rules must be followed

The Olympic Games are now in the history books. Athletes from around the world competed in the games.

September 15, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Christian bakers fined $135,000 for refusing to make cake for a gay wedding fight back

The Christian owners of an Oregon bakery, who were fined $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, have filed a reply brief in court, arguing that the government violated their religious beliefs.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Ex-NFL star reveals why he wore a wedding ring before he got married: 'That protected me'

Super Bowl-winning tight end Ben Utecht recently revealed he wore a wedding ring while engaged to his fiance to protect against sexual temptations.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

The incredible story of one couple who lived through the 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador

In June of 2013, Jorge and Anette Dennis moved from the United States to Ecuador. They left their home to work as volunteers for their church. Though they knew this move would be a life-changing event, they could have never predicted what was to come or just how deeply it would affect them and their relationship with God.

September 15, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Faith

President Barack Obama just reportedly did what no president has ever done before

President Barack Obama just nominated the first-ever Muslim-American to the federal judiciary.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Has Kaepernick really converted to Islam? The controversial NFL player responds

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has denied reports that he converted to Islam as intense controversy continues to rage over his decision to sit during the national anthem.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Hobby Lobby CEO reveals the presidential candidate he believes 'we must elect'

David Green, founder and CEO of popular arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, is supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, writing in a USA Today op-ed that he believes Trump will protect religious freedom.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Kids of 9/11 victims speak out about how the terror attack changed and transformed their lives

With Sept. 11, 2016, marking the 15th anniversary since the 9/11 terror attacks, Americans are preparing to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

NFL star reveals why he'd still stand for the national anthem

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is supporting the national anthem amid continued debate over San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner."

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Pastor tells entire church to stay seated during national anthem: 'Stand for something'

Pastor Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore encouraged his entire congregation to stay seated while he played the national anthem during service.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Photo of this little boy praying in front of his school just went viral — here's why

A proud mother's photo of her son praying and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance outside of his elementary school has gone viral.

September 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Prayer and Pledge: Boy running late stops to honor God and country

Royce Thompson, a kindergartener in Sante Fe, Texas, was walking into his elementary school when he heard a nearby class reciting the pledge of allegiance. He stopped to join in and then said a short prayer.

September 12, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Faith

The who, what, how and when of church hunting

American adults are highly mobile, moving from state to state for work, marriage or to retire with an ocean view. This mobility affects their spiritual lives, forcing churchgoers to find a new place to worship and influencing how they choose it, according to a new Pew Research Center report on church hunting.

September 12, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

'Constantly consumed by horror': Archbishop of Canterbury's candid comments on homosexuality

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivered some candid comments about the Anglican Communion's intense internal disagreements over same-sex marriage during a session at the Greenbelt Christian festival in the U.K.

September 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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Faith and fitness: Why a workout has become a reason to go to church

People searching for a new church look for a variety of positive characteristics. They want high-quality sermons, a warm welcome and a convenient location, among ...

October 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

How to find answers to life's greatest questions

No matter how much schooling we have, not all of our questions will receive answers. There are some questions we just don’t know the ...

October 25, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith

Sunbury Missionary Baptist celebrates 150 years

The historic Sunbury Missionary Baptist Church, 512 Trade Hill Road, Midway celebrated its 150th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 16.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith

Look where he brought us from

"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: Knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ...

October 24, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith

How a Christian comedian is upending stereotypes about Muslims

Christian comedian Jeremy McLellan, from Charleston, South Carolina has struck a chord with Muslims all over the world but particularly in North America. He has ...

October 24, 2016 | Samar Warsi Deseret News | Faith

20 facts that will make you grateful for your life

People often take the small things in life for granted. Small instances like being able to take a clean shower or being free of illness ...

October 24, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Faith

Sometimes you get what you ask for

James chapter 4 reminds us as to why sometimes we don't receive things from God.

October 22, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

The season to be truly content

Can you believe it? It's only 66 days until Christmas! What? Am I jumping the gun? Have you been in a store lately? The ...

October 21, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

Christians are to be different in the world

In today's world man is getting farther and farther away from the teachings in God's word. As this is happening what should be ...

October 20, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Christian business owners take a different legal route in battle over serving gay marriages

Christian business owners are pursuing a new legal strategy to oppose laws they say would force them to use their artistic talents to promote same-sex ...

October 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'The only God': Franklin Graham responds to Donald Trump's lewd leaked audio

Reactions to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's lewd comments about women have run the gamut in recent days, with some earlier supporters now separating ...

October 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

WikiLeaks fallout: Catholics, evangelicals unite in demanding Clinton apology

The fallout continues over emails purporting to show at least one person close to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign mocking "conservative Catholicism."

October 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Christian leader breaks down cultural divide and reveals what he says 'crossed the line' this electi

Gabe Lyons is known for fostering Christian dialogue on some of the toughest sociopolitical issues. Now, he's using his voice to try to heal ...

October 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Top Clinton aides under fire over email about 'conservative Catholicism' in WikiLeaks dump

There's a message chain among the trove of hacked emails released last week by WikiLeaks that reportedly shows a key staff member for Democrat ...

October 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Faith leaders call on Obama, Congress to reject controversial religious liberty report

A diverse group of religious leaders, including the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' ad hoc committee on religious liberty and the ...

October 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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