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Americans would rather talk politics than religion if forced to commit a social faux pas

Many people prefer to avoid discussing their religious or political beliefs in polite company. But if forced to choose between the two topics, nearly 6 in 10 U.S. adults (59 percent) would feel more comfortable steering the conversation toward politics, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.

August 17, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Christian bookstore claims newspaper rejected its ad over this 'offensive' word

A Christian bookstore in Knoxville, Tennessee, is claiming a local newspaper initially declined to run its ad due to the store's inclusion of an "offensive" word.

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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


4 ways to mend your broken heart

This world is full of many instances that can cause one's heart to completely break. The death of a loved one, a spiraling relationship, a major change in your day-to-day life, or a break-up. Whatever the cause of your heartbreak, it is real and it is truly one of the most painful sensations anyone can ever feel.

August 16, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith


He's on a mission to bring the Bible to some of the most marginalized people around the globe

The Deaf Bible Society is working diligently in marginalized communities throughout the world to connect deaf people with Christian scripture, offering an app that features 20 different sign-language Bible editions, among other tools.

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis wades into transgender debate, laments 'annihilation of man as image of God'

Pope Francis has once again waded into the gender identity debate, proclaiming in a recent closed-door meeting with bishops from Poland that he opposes teaching children that "everyone can choose their gender."

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


'After School Satan' club will target school districts with evangelical Christian programs

The Satanic Temple, a group of nonbelievers who push for the further separation of church and state, wants evangelical Christianity out of public schools. But since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Christian student groups in 2001, the Satanists want their place in schools, too.

August 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Bill Nye and Ken Ham face off over sin, morality and the 'basis for why people wear clothes'

Scientist Bill Nye and creationist leader Ken Ham recently debated a seemingly curious subject during Nye's much-publicized tour of Ham's new Noah's ark theme park: the "basis for why people wear clothes."

August 16, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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 the genetic disorder.

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 to grant a permit for the construction of a mosque.

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, with four in 10 U.S. adults who attended at least one or two worship services in the last few months saying they have heard clergy speak on the topic.

August 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas 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. This trend could be bad news for faith communities.

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 its opposition by taking proponents of the practice to court.

August 15, 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


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Do Americans want pastors endorsing candidates from the pulpit? Here's the answer

A majority of Americans (79 percent) believe it's inappropriate for preachers to endorse political candidates from the pulpit, according to newly released data from ...

September 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The Democratic Party is losing its religion faster than America as a whole

The share of religiously unaffiliated voters in the Democratic Party has surged over the last 20 years, leading to a growing God gap between America ...

September 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Don't judge a book by its cover

As I was traveling down the road the other day, the radio was on and I heard a commercial that caught my ear.

September 17, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Unconditional

He was the first dog my wife and I had together. Murphy lived to be 14 years old. He made the move from Louisiana to ...

September 16, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


The rules must be followed

The Olympic Games are now in the history books. Athletes from around the world competed in the games.

September 15, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christian bakers fined $135,000 for refusing to make cake for a gay wedding fight back

The Christian owners of an Oregon bakery, who were fined $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, have filed ...

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Ex-NFL star reveals why he wore a wedding ring before he got married: 'That protected me'

Super Bowl-winning tight end Ben Utecht recently revealed he wore a wedding ring while engaged to his fiance to protect against sexual temptations.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The incredible story of one couple who lived through the 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador

In June of 2013, Jorge and Anette Dennis moved from the United States to Ecuador. They left their home to work as volunteers for their ...

September 15, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Faith


President Barack Obama just reportedly did what no president has ever done before

President Barack Obama just nominated the first-ever Muslim-American to the federal judiciary.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Has Kaepernick really converted to Islam? The controversial NFL player responds

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has denied reports that he converted to Islam as intense controversy continues to rage over his decision to ...

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hobby Lobby CEO reveals the presidential candidate he believes 'we must elect'

David Green, founder and CEO of popular arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, is supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, writing in a USA Today ...

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Kids of 9/11 victims speak out about how the terror attack changed and transformed their lives

With Sept. 11, 2016, marking the 15th anniversary since the 9/11 terror attacks, Americans are preparing to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


NFL star reveals why he'd still stand for the national anthem

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is supporting the national anthem amid continued debate over San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick's decision not to ...

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Pastor tells entire church to stay seated during national anthem: 'Stand for something'

Pastor Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore encouraged his entire congregation to stay seated while he played the national anthem during service.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Photo of this little boy praying in front of his school just went viral — here's why

A proud mother's photo of her son praying and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance outside of his elementary school has gone viral.

September 13, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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