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Hollywood movie house launches free curriculum for home-school families

Pure Flix, the Christian entertainment company behind the "God's Not Dead" feature film franchise, recently unveiled a new effort to offer free educational resources to families who home-school their children.

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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 abuse. His struggles stemmed from both the pressure of success and a difficult relationship with his father. He began to loathe swimming. He constantly fought with his coach. And he stopped showing up to crucial swim practices.

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, Christian, Jewish or belief in another faith, you are more likely to have less stress and better mental health than those who do not affiliate themselves with any religious group.

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 them together: smiling, hugging or kissing.

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 more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well."

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 about Islamophobia.

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 five states and two faith-based organizations shows how far-reaching the government's interpretation of the word "sex" could be.

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 was attending Daemon College in New York and was involved in throwing shot put for track and field. Just like every college student, Sean was on his way to success. However, he had second life that he kept from the limelight.

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 LifeWay Research.

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's two main political parties, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

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

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4 ways to feel truly happy when life is crumbling apart

Life is filled with what feels like endless pitfalls, disappointments and despair. Living in a world full of corruption, dead ends and challenges makes it ...

October 18, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Faith

Prominent theologian: Trump, Clinton should drop out of the presidential race

Prominent theologian John Piper said last week that both major presidential candidates should step out of the 2016 race — a proclamation that has garnered some ...

October 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Mom of Columbine victim reveals how the 'prophetic' contents of her daughter's journals shocked her

A mother who lost her daughter in the Columbine High School massacre 17 years ago is hoping to have a big impact on America's ...

October 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'Mr. Trump has heard the gospel': 'Duck Dynasty' star reveals sharing the Bible with Donald Trump

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson is known for speaking candidly about his faith and politics, and he has sometimes come under fire for his blunt ...

October 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'I saw a bright light': Man reveals details of his harrowing near-death experience

A man who was reportedly clinically dead for eight minutes after suffering a heart attack is speaking out about his near-death experience.

October 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

The value of bridging the gap between faith-based charities and religious 'nones'

When volunteers sign up to serve food or organize a clothing drive at Rescue Mission of Salt Lake, Chris Croswhite doesn't ask them whether ...

October 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Air Force squadron commander under fire for 'Jesus' comments

A military activist group is demanding an Air Force squadron commander be punished for comments he made about his Christian faith in a recent interview.

October 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Unity can be such a great thing

Psalm 133:1 says, "How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!"

October 15, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

God is our ultimate scheduler

Well, I was supposed to have been gone all last week. I was headed to Haiti to teach in a newly formed Haitian Pastor's ...

October 14, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Bapitst Church | Faith

Churches sue Massachusetts over transgender law after government document sparks First Amendment fea

Four churches filed a lawsuit against the state of Massachusetts Tuesday, challenging regulations they say would force them to violate their faith and conscience.

October 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'I just witnessed a miracle': Tim Tebow prays over collapsed fan — and the fans go wild

When a man collapsed on Tuesday while Tim Tebow was signing autographs, the famed athlete quickly jumped into action.

October 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

The Clean Cut: Fan's tweet at Chick-fil-A demanding BBQ sauce return

The last few months have been a dark time for many Chick-fil-A customers. This summer the restaurant changed its BBQ sauce, to the dismay of ...

October 14, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Faith

How faith and morality once played a central role in Hollywood

Anyone who's well-acquainted with the contemporary Hollywood landscape knows that sex, violence and edgy content are often cause for concern among parents and entertainment ...

October 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Did Trump just lose the evangelical vote?

Donald Trump lost some support from one major group of voters who previously supported him — evangelical Christians.

October 14, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

10 reasons to keep going when you feel like giving up

Throughout my time on this earth, I have seen my life fall apart multiple times. Some instances were only minor compared to others, but regardless ...

October 13, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith

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