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Church discussion on Muslims Sunday

If you're interested in current events, the Muslim world and Muslim interaction with Christians or Americans in general, you should be at South Newport Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.

August 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | 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


Here's the deep history behind 'In God We Trust'

It's been 60 years since the words "In God We Trust" were added to U.S. paper currency — a decision that has, in recent years, sparked intense controversy.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is it morally wrong to gamble and play the lottery?

An Alabama pastor is speaking out against his state's apparent openness to implementing a lottery system, claiming such a prospect would "target the poor" and offer up false hope to those desperately seeking financial gain.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The major role faith and religion will play at the 2016 Olympic Games

It's no secret that the Olympic Games bring together a diverse pool of people from different ethnicities and cultures — individuals who have divergent beliefs and lifestyles, particularly when it comes to the practice of faith and religion.

August 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How religious commitment affects people's reactions to medical advancements

Highly religious Americans are more concerned than other U.S. adults about medical advancements designed to enhance human potential, according to a new Pew Research Center report on public understanding of biomedical technologies.

August 03, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Catholic leaders speak out as controversy continues over divorced, remarried church members

As Pope Francis prepares to present his recent document on family life to church leaders in Poland this week, debates over the impact and meaning of his writings continue.

August 02, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Is this TV show a 'game changer for people with Down syndrome'?

The mother of a young man with Down syndrome who stars on A&E's "Born This Way" believes that the TV show — which offers a lens into what it's like to live with the genetic disorder — is a "game-changer" for people with disabilities.

August 02, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Country star Hillary Scott says new album was obedience to God

Hillary Scott is the seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer of the country music trio Lady Antebellum, but on Friday she will release her first Christian album.

August 02, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


School district banned band from performing iconic hymn 'Amazing Grace' — until parents got involved

An Alabama school district reversed course and overturned a short-lived ban on a public high school band's performance of "Amazing Grace" — a move that came following an outcry from frustrated parents.

August 02, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


St. Philip's calls new pastor

The congregation of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Hinesville, has called the Rev. Denise Ronn, Ph.D., to serve as priest.

August 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


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Let God flip the script of your life

Many shows on television are scripted.

August 15, 2016 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Correspondent | Faith


This elderly woman with Down syndrome is defying the odds. Here's her story

A British woman with Down syndrome who just celebrated her 75th birthday is believed to be the oldest living female in the world to have ...

August 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Mosque battle heats up as feds sue Pennsylvania township over religious discrimination claim

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit last month against a local government in Pennsylvania, alleging that officials there violated federal law by refusing ...

August 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


4 in 10 recent churchgoers have heard about religious freedom from the pulpit

Religious liberty is one of the most common political issues being addressed in churches this election season, according to a new Pew Research Center report ...

August 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why so many doctors oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide

As states across the nation consider proposals to legalize doctor-assisted suicide, a longstanding but little known group of Christian medical professionals is doubling down in ...

August 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How sites like GoFundMe affect faith communities

Crowdfunding — the use of sites like GoFundMe to raise money for medical procedures, community projects and other charitable events — is changing the way people donate ...

August 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


U.S. Olympian's roller coaster ride to Rio is a true underdog's story: 'A defining moment in my life

Frank Molinaro's journey to the Olympics has been a bit of a roller coaster ride, to say the least.

August 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Will Trump's Muslim ban extend to people of other faiths as well? Pence's latest comments spark ques

Has Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweaked his original Muslim immigration ban to now include people of other faiths as well?

August 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Thriving in a mixed-belief marriage

I had always known that this might happen: After three years, my husband had decided that he no longer wanted to take part in our ...

August 13, 2016 | Kristin Ahmed FamilyShare | Faith


Trees show how we should live our lives

The other day while I was walking, trying to get into the habit of exercise, I glanced over to my left and noticed a tall ...

August 13, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Prayer still needed in our high-tech world

On a recent Saturday afternoon I went to the golf course. No one was with me. The golf course was almost empty when I got ...

August 12, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Hold to God's word as it is written in Bible

Mankind must have the proper disposition toward the word of God. When it is read, it should be read even as Nehemiah had it read ...

August 11, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christian filmmaker claims his new documentary proves God exists

Evangelist Ray Comfort is known for producing documentaries that drum up a fair bit of controversy, while also drawing attention to common theological debates.

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


How a simple ink pen became the gift of hope

My friend slides the slender white box across the table at a quiet Mexican restaurant. “I brought you something.”

August 11, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Harvard psychologist's assessment of the world today might shock you

Despite the hand-wringing that has unfolded in some circles over the current state of our culture — and increased fears over the Islamic State's ongoing ...

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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