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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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President Barack Obama just reportedly did what no president has ever done before

President Barack Obama just nominated the first-ever Muslim-American to the federal judiciary.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Has Kaepernick really converted to Islam? The controversial NFL player responds

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has denied reports that he converted to Islam as intense controversy continues to rage over his decision to ...

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hobby Lobby CEO reveals the presidential candidate he believes 'we must elect'

David Green, founder and CEO of popular arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, is supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, writing in a USA Today ...

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Kids of 9/11 victims speak out about how the terror attack changed and transformed their lives

With Sept. 11, 2016, marking the 15th anniversary since the 9/11 terror attacks, Americans are preparing to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


NFL star reveals why he'd still stand for the national anthem

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is supporting the national anthem amid continued debate over San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick's decision not to ...

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pastor tells entire church to stay seated during national anthem: 'Stand for something'

Pastor Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore encouraged his entire congregation to stay seated while he played the national anthem during service.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Photo of this little boy praying in front of his school just went viral — here's why

A proud mother's photo of her son praying and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance outside of his elementary school has gone viral.

September 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Prayer and Pledge: Boy running late stops to honor God and country

Royce Thompson, a kindergartener in Sante Fe, Texas, was walking into his elementary school when he heard a nearby class reciting the pledge of allegiance ...

September 12, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Faith


The who, what, how and when of church hunting

American adults are highly mobile, moving from state to state for work, marriage or to retire with an ocean view. This mobility affects their spiritual ...

September 12, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


'Constantly consumed by horror': Archbishop of Canterbury's candid comments on homosexuality

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivered some candid comments about the Anglican Communion's intense internal disagreements over same-sex marriage during a session at the ...

September 12, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Who people of faith plan to vote for in 2016

More white Protestants plan to vote for Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton, but the Republican presidential candidate fares poorly among Catholics and black Protestants, according ...

September 11, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pornography study yields shocking results about divorce — here's why some aren't buying it

A new study found watching pornography part way through one's marriage can potentially double the chances of divorce, with people who don't attend ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How did the Bible influence past presidents? New effort plans to reveal the answers

Ahead of the Museum of the Bible's highly anticipated opening in Washington, D.C., next year, the organization has announced the launch of a ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Lazy and disengaged? New study on volunteerism reveals stunning details about teens and churches

A new study casts some doubts on claims that today's teens are lazy and disengaged, with the Barna Group finding that the majority of ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The single word etched on this 9/11 memorial that is sparking controversy

Controversy is brewing in the town of Owego, New York, over some of the words etched on a new monument honoring lives lost during the ...

September 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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