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Is the pro-pot movement's quest for marijuana legalization at a tipping point?

Four in 10 Americans now hold mixed views on illegal substances, believing hard drugs should stay illegal, but recreational drugs, like marijuana, should be allowed, according to a newly released Barna Group study.

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Did you turn 50 recently? Become a grandparent? Learn to drive? There's a ritual for that

If a bomb fell on a wedding celebration before the cake was cut, would the couple still be married? This was the question posed to the Rev. Matthew Seddon and his classmates in their college course on rituals.

August 11, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Church anniversary features local speaker

The First African Missionary Baptist Church Senior Mission Ministry invites the public to come help celebrate 88 years of serving the Lord at 3 p.m. Aug. 14.

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


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


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


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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


The rules must be followed

The Olympic Games are now in the history books. Athletes from around the world competed in the games.

September 15, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christian bakers fined $135,000 for refusing to make cake for a gay wedding fight back

The Christian owners of an Oregon bakery, who were fined $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, have filed ...

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Ex-NFL star reveals why he wore a wedding ring before he got married: 'That protected me'

Super Bowl-winning tight end Ben Utecht recently revealed he wore a wedding ring while engaged to his fiance to protect against sexual temptations.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The incredible story of one couple who lived through the 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador

In June of 2013, Jorge and Anette Dennis moved from the United States to Ecuador. They left their home to work as volunteers for their ...

September 15, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Faith


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