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Wedding and party venue in Lithuania has a dark history many visitors know little about

It's a lush, 18-acre property adorned with flowers, bright green grass and a brick complex that hosts graduation parties and weddings, but there's a dark history that plagues the site: It was the scene of thousands of grisly murders.

July 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What is right is eternal

The Old Testament holds many lessons for man today. The law of Christ is what man should be following today, but lessons can be learned from studying the Old Testament.

July 28, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Donald Trump's 'evangelical moment' during acceptance speech included this vow

It's no secret that Donald Trump's run for the White House has firmly divided some leaders in the evangelical community, with prominent Christian voices doubling down on their stances for — and against — the businessman.

July 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


What motivates evangelicals who support Hillary Clinton?

Nearly 8 in 10 white evangelical voters plan to cast ballots for Donald Trump, whether because of their political affiliation, their appreciation for his defense of Christianity or their dislike of Hillary Clinton.

July 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


A majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should address this issue — and it endangers

The majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should show a commitment to addressing Christian persecution across the globe, according to a poll commissioned by Open Doors USA.

July 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


3 key takeaways from the latest report on global religious restrictions and hostilities

Government and social interference with religious practice decreased in 2014, but people of faith faced more threats from terrorist groups, according to Pew Research Center's latest report on global religious restrictions and hostilities.

July 27, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


2016 Republican Party Platform offers praise for Israel — and see the one thing that's missing from

After much speculation surrounding proposed pro-Israel language in draft copies of the 2016 Republican Party Platform, the final version of the document, indeed, expresses "unequivocal support" for the Jewish state and removes past calls for a two-state solution.

July 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is this 'God's Not Dead 2' billboard that was reportedly rejected really 'too incendiary' and 'too p

The Christian movie house that produced "God's Not Dead 2" is claiming that a billboard advertising the film's DVD release was recently rejected, with the advertising company purportedly calling it “too political” and “way too incendiary."

July 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The long — and surprising — history behind the IRS ban on churches endorsing political candidates

Among the many policy positions embedded in the 2016 Republican Party Platform is a call to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a controversial Internal Revenue Service regulation that has come under fire from churches and religious freedom advocates in recent years.

July 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


5 diverse appeals to God that were just made during the Republican National Convention

As critics continue to warn that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump might face roadblocks when it comes to courting minority faiths, there's something quite interesting unfolding at the Republican National Convention last week.

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Ex-police detective reveals the key fact many are missing amid ongoing terror attacks and violence

From the Orlando, Florida, terror attack to the deadly assault on police officers in Dallas, the nation continues to be rocked by an ongoing series of deadly violence.

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

Does Hollywood demean — or misrepresent — Christianity?

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Did the Republican Party just adopt the 'most pro-life platform ever'?

The Republican Party officially adopted the "most pro-life platform ever" last week, according to at least two conservative organizations that commented on the newly released document detailing the GOP's 2016 guiding principles.

July 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Power to change starts from within

The Apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation."

July 25, 2016 | By Pastor Debra 'Dee' Dyer Columnist | Faith


Here's how the Vatican's mobile medical unit is helping the poor in Rome

The Vatican continues its efforts to help the poor and downtrodden through the donation of a mobile medical unit that is now traveling around Rome to offer free health care to people in need.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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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


Meet the Muslim woman who is helping save Christians' lives in the Middle East

Amid ongoing chaos in Iraq and Syria, a Muslim woman is taking a leading role with a prominent Christian charity, helping to feed and clothe ...

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The murder of a French priest was tragic, but not rare in places like Africa

The murder of an 85-year-old priest at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, stunned many throughout the world who realized even houses of worship aren't ...

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


U.S. Olympian Gabby Douglas' intense Christian faith — and its profound role in her quest for succes

For many athletes competing in Rio, reliance on personal faith and the quest for Olympic success go hand in hand. Gymnast Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas is ...

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 06, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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