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U.S. Olympian's roller coaster ride to Rio is a true underdog's story: 'A defining moment in my life

Frank Molinaro's journey to the Olympics has been a bit of a roller coaster ride, to say the least.

August 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Thriving in a mixed-belief marriage

I had always known that this might happen: After three years, my husband had decided that he no longer wanted to take part in our faith. Although I wasn't completely shocked by his decision, the pain and loneliness of finding myself alone in our family's spiritual practice was very real.

August 13, 2016 | Kristin Ahmed FamilyShare | Faith


Trees show how we should live our lives

The other day while I was walking, trying to get into the habit of exercise, I glanced over to my left and noticed a tall pine tree.

August 13, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Prayer still needed in our high-tech world

On a recent Saturday afternoon I went to the golf course. No one was with me. The golf course was almost empty when I got there, and by the time I finished mine was the last car in the lot.

August 12, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Hold to God's word as it is written in Bible

Mankind must have the proper disposition toward the word of God. When it is read, it should be read even as Nehemiah had it read, "So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading" (Nehemiah 8:8).

August 11, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How a simple ink pen became the gift of hope

My friend slides the slender white box across the table at a quiet Mexican restaurant. “I brought you something.”

August 11, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Christian filmmaker claims his new documentary proves God exists

Evangelist Ray Comfort is known for producing documentaries that drum up a fair bit of controversy, while also drawing attention to common theological debates.

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Harvard psychologist's assessment of the world today might shock you

Despite the hand-wringing that has unfolded in some circles over the current state of our culture — and increased fears over the Islamic State's ongoing rash of terror — a prominent psychologist says the world might not be so awful after all.

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Meet the Muslim woman who is helping save Christians' lives in the Middle East

Amid ongoing chaos in Iraq and Syria, a Muslim woman is taking a leading role with a prominent Christian charity, helping to feed and clothe displaced Christians around Iraq — a quest motivated by her intense "desire to help out."

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The murder of a French priest was tragic, but not rare in places like Africa

The murder of an 85-year-old priest at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, stunned many throughout the world who realized even houses of worship aren't off limits to terrorists.

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. Olympian Gabby Douglas' intense Christian faith — and its profound role in her quest for succes

For many athletes competing in Rio, reliance on personal faith and the quest for Olympic success go hand in hand. Gymnast Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas is certainly among those who fit into that category.

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is the pro-pot movement's quest for marijuana legalization at a tipping point?

Four in 10 Americans now hold mixed views on illegal substances, believing hard drugs should stay illegal, but recreational drugs, like marijuana, should be allowed, according to a newly released Barna Group study.

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Did you turn 50 recently? Become a grandparent? Learn to drive? There's a ritual for that

If a bomb fell on a wedding celebration before the cake was cut, would the couple still be married? This was the question posed to the Rev. Matthew Seddon and his classmates in their college course on rituals.

August 11, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Church anniversary features local speaker

The First African Missionary Baptist Church Senior Mission Ministry invites the public to come help celebrate 88 years of serving the Lord at 3 p.m. Aug. 14.

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Star Wars-themed 'Jedi' religion poses a major problem for atheists in Australia, and here's their w

Australian atheists are apparently frustrated over an old joke involving religious affiliation that has taken on a problematic life of its own.

August 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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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


CEO's father told her to fail

Have you ever considered telling your children to fail?

September 26, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Faith


Massachusetts government issues transgender guidance — and what it says about churches has some worr

Critics of a transgender rights bill signed into law by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker earlier this summer have launched full-swing into a repeal campaign to ...

September 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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


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