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Hollywood actor isn't a fan of marriage, says it is 'unromantic' — what does the research say?

Actor Hugh Grant apparently doesn't have a high opinion of monogamy, recently telling radio host Howard Stern he doesn't believe it's practical.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian singer reveals how a shocking cancer diagnosis taught him a powerful lesson

When Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall was confronted last year with the life-changing reality that he had kidney cancer, he was absolutely taken aback.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hotel reportedly removes Bibles from rooms after atheist complaint

An atheist organization that has asked private hotels and publicly funded university-owned hotels to remove Bibles from their guest rooms has reportedly convinced the Thunderbird Executive Inn in Glendale, Arizona, to do just that.

August 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What this guy is routinely doing next to homeless people in New York City is changing lives

A 29-year-old musician has been on a mission to help those in need, spending the last two years routinely performing next to homeless people in New York City.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Target makes a big move following furor over the company's transgender bathroom policy

Target, a popular retail chain, has announced it will spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms to hundreds of its stores — a move that comes following furor over the store chain's transgender bathroom stance.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Expert takes aim at myths and misperceptions surrounding the refugee crisis

Matthew Soerens has worked with refugees for more than a decade without observing much controversy surrounding the people he serves and helps resettle.

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'Ben-Hur' actor reveals on-set 'miracle' — and one big movie myth gets debunked

"Ben-Hur" actor Toby Kebbell recently revealed an on-set incident involving a stuntman who escaped potentially serious injuries, saying it was a "miracle."

August 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What makes a Christian?

Several years ago I moved to this area. I ended up in a community called The Bluff at Belle Island.

August 27, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Everyone has gifts that build the church when used

This column is not intended for true confessions, but I have one to make to you. I am artistically challenged. I can't draw. I can't paint. I don't work well with clay. I've never considered the possibility of sculpting. To be honest, I don't even take very good pictures.

August 26, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Accept God's invitation

Invitations to events are given most every day. Graduations, weddings, parties etc.

August 25, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Professor's new app helps atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God?

A philosophy professor has launched a new app seemingly aimed at helping atheists more easily communicate with believers about tough theological issues.

August 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What inspires a burqini ban?

Five French beach towns have recently banned the burqini, a modest swimwear option associated with Muslim women. Officials have cited fears about public safety to justify the policies, noting that the burqini is an unwelcome reminder of the threat of Islamic terror.

August 25, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired

The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case against a judge who is fighting to keep her job after publicly stating that her Christian faith prevents her from performing same-sex marriage ceremonies.

August 24, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The Bible verse that has taken a prominent place in the Olympics

Retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes recently revealed the "prayer" that she typically had in her head just before entering into tough competitions — a Bible verse that she said helped to calm and prepare her: Philippians 4:13.

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This paralyzed bride proved doctors wrong when she walked down the aisle at her wedding

At age 17, Jaquie Goncher went from being an active teenager to being paralyzed from the neck down in an instant when she dove into a pool and broke her neck.

August 23, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


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Atheist activists go after football chaplains at public universities

With football season heating up, atheist activists are once again taking aim at chaplaincy programs, urging public universities to abandon them.

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Swimmer Michael Phelps contemplated suicide but was rescued by his faith in God

After the 2012 London Summer Olympics concluded, Michael Phelps, the most decorated and legendary Olympian of all time, was quietly struggling with depression and substance ...

September 21, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


Research proves believing in God improves your mental health

Researchers have found that there is a direct correlation between good mental health and believing in a higher power. Whether you are Buddhist, Catholic, Muslim ...

September 20, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith


Columbine victim Rachel Scott's faith is still changing lives: 'Bringing light into a really dark si

Rachel Joy Scott's story continues to captivate audiences nearly two decades after her tragic murder at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

September 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How religion can help couples manage marital stress

After she discovered her husband’s affair, Stacey Greene went through dozens of family photo albums and pulled out every picture showing the two of ...

September 20, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Faith


'We are at a breaking point': Egyptian Christians speak out about violence and discrimination

Difficulties for Egypt's Christian minority persist, with a recent New York Times story diving deep into the country's sectarian strife.

September 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Worry less and pray more

"But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much ...

September 19, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


CNN host confronts Trump spokeswoman over Islamophobia claim

CNN host Jake Tapper confronted Katrina Pierson, spokeswoman for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, last Tuesday, openly pushing back after she made an on-air claim ...

September 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Latest Obamacare lawsuit shows reach of the transgender rights debate

The transgender debate has never been confined to public restrooms. And a recent federal lawsuit filed against the Department of Health and Human Services by ...

September 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How faith set me free from my heroin addiction

In 2012, Sean O’Brien, a then 18-year-old college freshman from Sparta, New York, was living a life that many college students dream of. He ...

September 19, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


Unconstitutional? Charter school gets sued over history course some say is too religious

A First Amendment watchdog group is suing an Arizona charter school over the claim that one of its history classes illegally promotes religion.

September 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Do Americans want pastors endorsing candidates from the pulpit? Here's the answer

A majority of Americans (79 percent) believe it's inappropriate for preachers to endorse political candidates from the pulpit, according to newly released data from ...

September 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The Democratic Party is losing its religion faster than America as a whole

The share of religiously unaffiliated voters in the Democratic Party has surged over the last 20 years, leading to a growing God gap between America ...

September 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Don't judge a book by its cover

As I was traveling down the road the other day, the radio was on and I heard a commercial that caught my ear.

September 17, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Unconditional

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 ...

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


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