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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


Inside the increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.K.

A U.K. charity monitoring anti-Semitism has found an 11 percent increase in hate incidents directed at Jews in the first six months of 2016 when compared with the same time period last year.

August 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


When someone you love won’t change, remember these 4 things

One of the hardest things to watch is when someone you love makes a mistake. I am not talking about one small mistake, but enough to change who they are. You want desperately to fix the mistakes for them, but know they need to conquer it for themselves in order to learn and grow.

August 09, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith


The 50 most charitable cities in America. Where does yours rank?

With so much negativity in the news of late, the Barna Group decided to embark on a quest to help the world remember "the reality of human kindness."

August 09, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Watering the harvest with tears

"And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it."

August 08, 2016 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


World summit to defend persecuted Christians pulls out of Russia following new religion law

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has decided to move a May 2017 summit on Christian persecution from Moscow to Washington, D.C., following Russia's passage of a controversial law curtailing evangelism.

August 08, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


You should start each day with God

The greatest king of ancient Israel and the writer of Psalms said in chapter 5, "In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly."

August 06, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Pope Francis says these 3 words are the key to a healthy relationship; do relationship experts agree

Pope Francis was in Poland last week to spend time with the young people attending World Youth Day. On Thursday, he stepped out onto the balcony of the palace where he's staying to share a special message for engaged and married couples.

August 06, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


God will finish what he starts

A little over 10 years ago, we built our home. It was the first "brand new" house in which my wife and I have lived. With the exception of hanging ceiling fans in each bedroom, we did none of the labor. It was a turnkey job.

August 05, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


God has shown the way for man to follow

The story of how man's redemption was to occur is found in the pages of God's word. When man sinned in the Garden of Eden, God could have justly destroyed man, but instead he devised a way for man to be justified in His sight again (Genesis 3:15).

August 04, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


'These people matter': Hollywood exec prepares for an entirely new role — in ministry

The incoming leader of Prison Fellowship, a Christian ministry that helps inmates find faith and learn life skills, believes that citizens simply "can't ignore 2.2 million incarcerated people in America."

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Here's the deep history behind 'In God We Trust'

It's been 60 years since the words "In God We Trust" were added to U.S. paper currency — a decision that has, in recent years, sparked intense controversy.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is it morally wrong to gamble and play the lottery?

An Alabama pastor is speaking out against his state's apparent openness to implementing a lottery system, claiming such a prospect would "target the poor" and offer up false hope to those desperately seeking financial gain.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The major role faith and religion will play at the 2016 Olympic Games

It's no secret that the Olympic Games bring together a diverse pool of people from different ethnicities and cultures — individuals who have divergent beliefs and lifestyles, particularly when it comes to the practice of faith and religion.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How religious commitment affects people's reactions to medical advancements

Highly religious Americans are more concerned than other U.S. adults about medical advancements designed to enhance human potential, according to a new Pew Research Center report on public understanding of biomedical technologies.

August 03, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas 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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