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Site that some biblical scholars say is the Garden of Eden just became a world heritage site

An oasis in the middle of the Iraqi desert that some biblical scholars believe is the site of — or at least the inspiration for — the Garden of Eden as described in Genesis has officially been classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Trump sparks activists' quest to register 1 million Muslims to vote. Here are the details

Muslim Americans make up around 1 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for about 3.3 million people. But despite constituting such a small sliver of the populace, Muslim advocates are looking to increase their electoral influence.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


See how this forgotten Holocaust history is being given new life

Some Jewish historians' personal stories of Holocaust plights and survival had reportedly fell into obscurity due to a language barrier, but they are now seeing new light after one man embarked on a journey to preserve and highlight the texts.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


End-times author of 'Left Behind' breaks down prophesy — and fiction

A popular author who helped invigorate pop culture interest in Christian eschatology with the release of the first book in the "Left Behind" series 21 years ago is surprised by the novel's monumental impact.

July 25, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Learn to be thankful in everything

I am sitting in my office writing this after having witnessed several hours of steady rain. I originally had plans outside that were disrupted by these showers.

July 23, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Orthodox Jewish beatboxers compete on 'America's Got Talent'

Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Joshua Shlomo Mendel Leviton confused judges and audiences members when they first walked out onto the "America's Got Talent" stage. Wearing yarmulkes and other traditional Orthodox Jewish garb, they didn't look like the typical performer.

July 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Pastor launches 'Doubters Club' to challenge atheists, skeptics and others with biblical debate

A Colorado pastor has launched a "Doubters Club" — a gathering that includes atheists, agnostics and those who are spiritually uncertain.

July 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Will this key line in Melania Trump's GOP Convention speech help put minority faiths at ease?

Melania Trump's highly anticipated speech before the Republican National Convention Monday night attracted both accolades and scrutiny, especially after charges of plagiarism emerged.

July 23, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Song instructs in way to trust the Lord

I love music. I listen to a variety of music styles. But often during the day, I listen online to a Christian station.

July 22, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Show the way to God to next generation

Parents are interested in seeing that their children are well-prepared to go out into the world.

July 21, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Creator of life-size Noah's ark replica reveals why he built the biblical structure — and what he ho

With the opening today of a new Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, individuals and families will be able to have a "life-sized Noah's ark experience."

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Actress and producer behind 'Ben-Hur' has a message amid 'violence and fear' in America

With the release of their new film "Ben-Hur" quickly approaching, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey teamed up with Christian band For King & Country to produce a new music video that they hope will send a powerful message.

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Church's bold move to help the homeless has big impact on the government, report finds

What is the true worth of a church? Sure, there's the intrinsic value that a worship community brings to parishioners, but what about the more definitive programs and financial benefits that churches bring to their communities?

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian teacher who was fired for not divorcing her husband wins wrongful termination battle. Here

A British teacher has won a court battle after being fired for refusing to separate from her husband following his arrest for secretly recording young boys — a bizarre employment case that ended in May, but is attracting renewed attention.

July 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pastor says 2016 presidential election is 'pulling at the very soul of our nation'

A well-known megachurch pastor is catching attention for a recent sermon during which he said that the current election cycle is “pulling at the very soul of our nation,” and urged voters to put the Supreme Court at the forefront of concern.

July 20, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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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


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


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