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Pope Francis meets with family of college student killed in Rome

Pope Francis met Wednesday with the grieving parents of an American exchange student killed in Rome, solidifying his reputation as a man committed to comforting troubled families and communities.

July 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Christian denomination becomes 'largest U.K. denomination' to allow gay marriage

The U.K.-based United Reformed Church voted over the weekend to allow affiliated churches to perform and host same-sex weddings, though churches that oppose such nuptials won't be compelled to do so.

July 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: What will happen now that white Christians are no longer a majority group?

White Christians are no longer the majority faith group in America. In 2008, members of the group composed 54 percent of the of the U.S. population. Today, that figure has fallen to 45 percent.

July 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Mike Huckabee reveals the 'ironic' problem he sees in today's culture — and warns about pending Cali

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is sounding the alarm on an “ironic” problem that he believes is raging in the current culture, saying that the push for tolerance is actually breeding a society in which the exact opposite is unfolding.

July 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Deny yourself, serve others

As I write, we are in desperate need of rain. Grass is browning and drying up. Leaves on trees are curling up. And some garden plants are simply through producing.

July 15, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Nearly 80 percent of white evangelical voters plan to vote for Trump, new survey says

Evangelical Christian voters are more supportive of Donald Trump today than they were of Mitt Romney at a similar point in 2012, according to a new report on religion and the 2016 election.

July 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


One day, judgment will come

Funerals are a part of life, which seems strange in itself. Yet death happens.

July 14, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Rapper who willingly confessed to cold-case murder 17 years later reveals what drove his decision

Rapper G. Dep had a deep, dark secret that haunted him for years — a criminal act that pervasively ate away at his conscience until he finally made a decision that left many critics calling him a fool: he confessed.

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Rapper DMX says he believes God has called him to become a pastor

Rapper DMX believes he's been called to ministry, recently telling popular New York City radio show "The Breakfast Club" that he believes he'll eventually become a pastor, and that he often prays to have a positive impact when he performs.

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Anti-pornography group has a pointed — yet simple — message about the dangers of smut

The XXX Church — a Christian ministry devoted to combating pornography — is warning that smut "is magnetic" and that consuming it can become a dangerous habit that entraps its users.

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian evangelist's challenge to believers seeks to 'ignite revival'

Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz is posing a challenge to Christians across America, encouraging the faithful to join her in trying to collectively "ignite revival."

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Russia's new 'big brother law' has Christians, Muslims and Jews fearing for their religious freedom

A controversial anti-terror bill that was signed into law on Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin is sparking concerns and fears over its potential impact on missionary work.

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian Mingle and other religious dating sites must now serve LGBT singles

Spark Networks Inc., owner of ChristianMingle.com, LDSSingles.com and other faith-based dating websites, will make its services more LGBT-friendly after settling a discrimination lawsuit filed by two gay men.

July 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Nearly half of all Americans can't name 'a single First Amendment freedom,' survey finds

A new survey of Americans found sweeping support for constitutional rights, including free speech and religious freedom, yet 4 in 10 respondents were unable to list "a single First Amendment freedom."

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Keep standing in faith

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm."

July 11, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


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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


What counts as a hate crime?

New York Police Department officials have declined so far to charge the man accused of shooting an imam and his assistant in Queens on Saturday ...

August 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How we worship changes; not what we worship

Billy Graham was perhaps the most influential preacher in the 20th century. I'm not sure how many people heard him preach, but it was ...

August 19, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Partake of the living water

In the days of Jeremiah the Prophet, God's people had forsaken God. They had corrupt leadership in the nation and had failed to obey ...

August 18, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Accomplishments that are worthy of an Olympic gold medal

There was a lot to watch during this years Summer Olympics in Brazil. One event that I noted was the exciting bike race where Mara ...

August 18, 2016 | Sherry Young Deseret News | Faith


Popular Christian media outlet that slammed Trump now has a tough message about Clinton

Six months after The Christian Post broke tradition and officially took a fervent editorial stance during the primaries against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the ...

August 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Evolutionary biologist's tough words for Noah's ark theme park: 'Hard-core creationist extravaganza'

An evolutionary biologist is among the critics who have taken aim at creationist leader Ken Ham's new Ark Encounter theme park, calling the Bible-themed ...

August 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Man sets out on 35-day quest to honor his brother's life in an incredibly creative way

Just before turning 35 last month, Jordan Richard found himself suddenly asking some deep and reflective questions about how he was living his life.

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is the death penalty in line with biblical teaching?

Is the death penalty in line with biblical teaching? That's a theological question that is increasingly dividing American Christians, particularly evangelicals.

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Americans would rather talk politics than religion if forced to commit a social faux pas

Many people prefer to avoid discussing their religious or political beliefs in polite company. But if forced to choose between the two topics, nearly 6 ...

August 17, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Christian bookstore claims newspaper rejected its ad over this 'offensive' word

A Christian bookstore in Knoxville, Tennessee, is claiming a local newspaper initially declined to run its ad due to the store's inclusion of an ...

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


4 ways to mend your broken heart

This world is full of many instances that can cause one's heart to completely break. The death of a loved one, a spiraling relationship ...

August 16, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


He's on a mission to bring the Bible to some of the most marginalized people around the globe

The Deaf Bible Society is working diligently in marginalized communities throughout the world to connect deaf people with Christian scripture, offering an app that features ...

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis wades into transgender debate, laments 'annihilation of man as image of God'

Pope Francis has once again waded into the gender identity debate, proclaiming in a recent closed-door meeting with bishops from Poland that he opposes teaching ...

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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