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Pope Francis meets with family of college student killed in Rome

Pope Francis met Wednesday with the grieving parents of an American exchange student killed in Rome, solidifying his reputation as a man committed to comforting troubled families and communities.

July 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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 such nuptials won't be compelled to do so.

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.S. population. Today, that figure has fallen to 45 percent.

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 push for tolerance is actually breeding a society in which the exact opposite is unfolding.

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 plants are simply through producing.

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 new report on religion and the 2016 election.

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 finally made a decision that left many critics calling him a fool: he confessed.

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 eventually become a pastor, and that he often prays to have a positive impact when he performs.

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 that entraps its users.

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 on missionary work.

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 filed by two gay men.

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 list "a single First Amendment freedom."

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 spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm."

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