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Why Americans embrace on-screen depictions of the end of the world

American television and movie viewers love watching the world end.

June 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Limits on forgiveness

In Matthew 18, Peter asked Jesus about the appropriate number times to forgive a person when they sin against you.

June 25, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Even forgiven sins can have consequences

Well, it had to happen sooner or later.

June 24, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Who is most important in your life?

Love for family is taught in God's word, and must be practiced. However, love for God must come first.

June 23, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Q&A: How the relationship between African-American churches and social justice activism is evolving

Marla Frederick once wanted to be a lawyer. But in college, she fell in love with discussing religion, reveling in opportunities to debate with her closest friends about how Christianity applied to their lives and whether Islam was the true religion.

June 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Recognize spiritual and biological fathers

Society holds mothers in high esteem, and rightfully so. But it sometimes overlooks the very important role fathers play. Fathers are special, too, and they deserve the utmost honor and tribute.

June 21, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


5 ways to deal with extroverts at church when you are an introvert

The phrase “Better a man should be considered a fool than to open his mouth and remove all doubt” was probably referencing an extrovert from an introvert’s point of view.

June 21, 2016 | Lydia Taggart FamilyShare Publisher | Faith


House honors Liberty native

Helen Scott, a McIntosh community elder who turned 90 in December, was honored March 22 at the Georgia Capitol when state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, read House Resolution 1808 honoring her on the floor.

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Fathers become endangered species

There are 62 animals and plants on Georgia's list of endangered species.

June 20, 2016 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith


Orlando shooting illustrates how ISIS affects communities around the world

The Orlando nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIS before his killing spree. And yet officials and the man's father think he had no direct contact with the group, a conclusion that hardly matters to the Islamic State.

June 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How one journalist exposed the unbelievable origin of 'The Gospel of Jesus' Wife'

It took trips to Germany and Florida, an interpreter, dozens of phone calls, lessons on spotting forgery and a very persistent journalist, but the mystery of the so-called "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" may finally be solved.

June 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite objections

President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Wednesday morning for the fourth time during his presidency. The White House didn't allow press coverage of their chat, forcing the focus of coverage on who didn't want it to happen rather than what they discussed.

June 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


A father's faith: How modern dads pass on their religious traditions

Modern fatherhood can be at once exciting and overwhelming. Family scholars are questioning old assumptions about how dads should interact with their kids, and dozens of advice-filled articles, blogs and social media posts seem to appear daily.

June 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Jesus represents what is holy and right

Matthew 5:11 says, "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me."

June 18, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Prayer leads children to Christ

By the time you read this, I will have returned from my second trip to Haiti in the last two years. I have been honored to be asked to help start a school for pastors in the city of Leogane.

June 17, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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Everything you need to know about the Islamic celebration Ramadan

Islam is a religion with more than a billion followers. Every year Muslims observe a month of fasting called Ramadan. This is what it’s ...

July 07, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


The Bible 'surprise' that got these translators thinking differently about how to spread the gospel

There has been an explosion of late in the use of digital Bibles, with hundreds of millions of tablets and smartphones now carrying Bible apps ...

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Politician who ignited controversy after taking aim at church's Ramadan sign visits mosque

A school board member in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who ignited debate after publicly criticizing a Christian church for wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan," has since apologized ...

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pastor sets out on 'radical' mission to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 consecutive days — and

Pastor Matthew Barnett is preparing for the most "radical" experience of his life.

July 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Jewish-Iranian refugee who fled the Middle East for the U.S. is now running for Congress — and she c

Anna Monahemi Kaplan, a Jewish-Iranian refugee who has lived in America for nearly 40 years, will make history if she secures the Democratic nomination and ...

July 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Did Trump really just become a born-again Christian? Critics respond.

Christian psychologist Dr. James Dobson's claim last week that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently accepted "a relationship with Christ" has sent shock waves ...

July 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


New film about Jesus and the gospel is set to portray the Bible like never before

Coming on the heels of the successes of faith-based films like "God's Not Dead," "Miracles From Heaven" and "Heaven Is For Real," a new ...

July 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Legendary coach Pat Summitt felt called by God to do good work

The winningest coach in college basketball history died last Tuesday, leaving behind a legacy of determination, toughness and uncommon grace.

July 05, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Independence Day to be theme of majority of Protestant sermons near July 4 holiday

A majority of American pastors favor infusing church services with patriotic messages and themes when they unfold near, on or around the July 4 holiday.

July 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famous late-night talk show host reveals how a hug — and a prayer — profoundly changed his life

James Corden, host of CBS's "The Late Late Show," is an Englishman who built a robust comedy career across the pond before finding success ...

July 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


When your patience is wearing thin

One flaw we have as human beings is that we are want-ers. We want things. Wanting is fine; it is a normal part of our ...

July 04, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


Christianity has 'grown in the shadows' inside Cuba

Christianity in Cuba has "grown in the shadows of culture for many years," but a number of organizations are working to help invigorate that growth ...

July 04, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. government: Visitors to national parks can use bathrooms that 'best align with their gender ide

The U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed this week that it allows visitors to America's national parks to use restrooms that correspond with ...

July 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. government: Visitors to national parks can use bathrooms that 'best align with their gender ide

The U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed this week that it allows visitors to America's national parks to use restrooms that correspond with ...

July 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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