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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


Jesus gave greatest example of living for God

Christ was different from men; he was totally submissive to God.

June 16, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How rising interest rates can help the economy and consumers

Interest rates could soon begin to climb. And, odd as it may sound, this could ultimately prove a net positive for the typical American consumer.

June 15, 2016 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


How a smile at Wal-Mart saved my day

A few days ago I woke up with a vision for the day as wide as the Grand Canyon. I had energy, big goals and hope in my heart.

June 15, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Marking the anniversary of the Charleston church shooting with words and action

Nine men and women died in a Charleston church nearly a year ago, after a gunman opened fire during a Bible study on June 17.

June 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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Christian denomination becomes 'largest U.K. denomination' to allow gay marriage

The U.K.-based United Reformed Church voted over the weekend to allow affiliated churches to perform and host same-sex weddings, though churches that oppose ...

July 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: What will happen now that white Christians are no longer a majority group?

White Christians are no longer the majority faith group in America. In 2008, members of the group composed 54 percent of the of the U ...

July 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Mike Huckabee reveals the 'ironic' problem he sees in today's culture — and warns about pending Cali

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is sounding the alarm on an “ironic” problem that he believes is raging in the current culture, saying that the ...

July 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Deny yourself, serve others

As I write, we are in desperate need of rain. Grass is browning and drying up. Leaves on trees are curling up. And some garden ...

July 15, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Nearly 80 percent of white evangelical voters plan to vote for Trump, new survey says

Evangelical Christian voters are more supportive of Donald Trump today than they were of Mitt Romney at a similar point in 2012, according to a ...

July 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


One day, judgment will come

Funerals are a part of life, which seems strange in itself. Yet death happens.

July 14, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Rapper who willingly confessed to cold-case murder 17 years later reveals what drove his decision

Rapper G. Dep had a deep, dark secret that haunted him for years — a criminal act that pervasively ate away at his conscience until he ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Rapper DMX says he believes God has called him to become a pastor

Rapper DMX believes he's been called to ministry, recently telling popular New York City radio show "The Breakfast Club" that he believes he'll ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Anti-pornography group has a pointed — yet simple — message about the dangers of smut

The XXX Church — a Christian ministry devoted to combating pornography — is warning that smut "is magnetic" and that consuming it can become a dangerous habit ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian evangelist's challenge to believers seeks to 'ignite revival'

Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz is posing a challenge to Christians across America, encouraging the faithful to join her in trying to collectively "ignite revival."

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Russia's new 'big brother law' has Christians, Muslims and Jews fearing for their religious freedom

A controversial anti-terror bill that was signed into law on Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin is sparking concerns and fears over its potential impact ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian Mingle and other religious dating sites must now serve LGBT singles

Spark Networks Inc., owner of ChristianMingle.com, LDSSingles.com and other faith-based dating websites, will make its services more LGBT-friendly after settling a discrimination lawsuit ...

July 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Nearly half of all Americans can't name 'a single First Amendment freedom,' survey finds

A new survey of Americans found sweeping support for constitutional rights, including free speech and religious freedom, yet 4 in 10 respondents were unable to ...

July 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Keep standing in faith

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the ...

July 11, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


What is your perception of Jesus

For many, becoming a follower of Jesus Christ means a change of who they think Jesus Christ is.

July 09, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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