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Orthodox Jewish beatboxers compete on 'America's Got Talent'

Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Joshua Shlomo Mendel Leviton confused judges and audiences members when they first walked out onto the "America's Got Talent" stage. Wearing yarmulkes and other traditional Orthodox Jewish garb, they didn't look like the typical performer.

July 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pastor launches 'Doubters Club' to challenge atheists, skeptics and others with biblical debate

A Colorado pastor has launched a "Doubters Club" — a gathering that includes atheists, agnostics and those who are spiritually uncertain.

July 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Will this key line in Melania Trump's GOP Convention speech help put minority faiths at ease?

Melania Trump's highly anticipated speech before the Republican National Convention Monday night attracted both accolades and scrutiny, especially after charges of plagiarism emerged.

July 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Song instructs in way to trust the Lord

I love music. I listen to a variety of music styles. But often during the day, I listen online to a Christian station.

July 22, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Show the way to God to next generation

Parents are interested in seeing that their children are well-prepared to go out into the world.

July 21, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Creator of life-size Noah's ark replica reveals why he built the biblical structure — and what he ho

With the opening today of a new Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, individuals and families will be able to have a "life-sized Noah's ark experience."

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Actress and producer behind 'Ben-Hur' has a message amid 'violence and fear' in America

With the release of their new film "Ben-Hur" quickly approaching, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey teamed up with Christian band For King & Country to produce a new music video that they hope will send a powerful message.

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Church's bold move to help the homeless has big impact on the government, report finds

What is the true worth of a church? Sure, there's the intrinsic value that a worship community brings to parishioners, but what about the more definitive programs and financial benefits that churches bring to their communities?

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian teacher who was fired for not divorcing her husband wins wrongful termination battle. Here

A British teacher has won a court battle after being fired for refusing to separate from her husband following his arrest for secretly recording young boys — a bizarre employment case that ended in May, but is attracting renewed attention.

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pastor says 2016 presidential election is 'pulling at the very soul of our nation'

A well-known megachurch pastor is catching attention for a recent sermon during which he said that the current election cycle is “pulling at the very soul of our nation,” and urged voters to put the Supreme Court at the forefront of concern.

July 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


87-year-old man does something incredible to connect with his Alzheimer's-aflicted wife

As the old adage says: You're never too old to learn something new.

July 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Study reveals another unexpected health benefit of attending church

Church attendance may reduce the likelihood that people will harm themselves, according to a new study, published June 29 in JAMA Psychiatry.

July 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


'Sin makes you stupid': Pastor's revelation and warning about how secret sin nearly destroyed his li

A pastor who published a blog post on Relevant laying out the dire reasons why secret sins are destructive opened his piece with a stunning admission: "I resigned last week after admitting to secret struggles with alcohol."

July 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian apologist's warning to America: 'We have a deep crisis of the soul that is killing u

Famed Christian apologist and preacher Ravi Zacharias is warning that American culture is "at the cliff’s precipitous edge and the fall could be long and deadly."

July 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Midway pastor is South's first theology graduate

The Rev. Dr. Jamil el-Shair has served as the pastor of the 148-year-old Midway First Presbyterian Church for less than a year, yet he is already making history.

July 19, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 23, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


College students say they care about interfaith cooperation — are school leaders listening?

Vicky Gillon grew up in a Christian household and studied Islam during her senior year of high school. In her first 18 years, she learned ...

August 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line sues

A high school football coach has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired ...

August 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Trouble doesn't last always

This morning in my devotions, I read this passage of Scripture, "Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30 ...

August 22, 2016 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


National Organization for Women president shocks radio host with response to abortion question

A Seattle-based radio host recently asked the head of the National Organization for Women a series of controversial questions about women's health and abortion.

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Congresswoman reveals what she believes people get wrong about faith and American politicians

A Republican congresswoman from North Carolina believes the public is often given the wrong impression about Washington, telling "The Church Boys" podcast that politicians actually ...

August 22, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Burqini bans put France's secularism in the spotlight

In response to recent terror attacks, some French leaders are taking a hard look at beach-appropriate fashion.

August 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Elderly Christian couple reportedly die just 20 minutes apart — and that's not the only shocking det

A Christian couple's six-decade love story recently came to an end with a series of events one of their sons is collectively calling a ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian church plans to drop thousands of Bibles over Syria via drone

A Swedish church is reportedly planning to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles over Syria — an effort that has sparked some controversy in recent ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Eternal life is promised to believers

We are presently in the middle of The Olympics and many of you have been watching with enthusiasm.

August 20, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Did this sheriff's controversial Facebook post about Jesus violate atheists' rights?

A Tennessee sheriff's Facebook post on Easter Sunday that proclaimed "He is risen" — a reference to the Christian belief that Jesus rose from the ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Italy adopts law that could help the poor in a big way

Italy has adopted a new set of laws to encourage people and businesses to conserve and give food to the poor — a move that proponents ...

August 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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