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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


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


Never too young or old

Recently, I have been preaching a series titled "Old Testament Heroes" at my church.

July 08, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


How to live as a successful Christian

The Apostle Paul wrote, "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing" (2 Timothy 4:6-8).

July 07, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Tim Tebow reportedly leads in-flight prayer during man's medical emergency

Former football star and TV host Tim Tebow is making headlines after reportedly leading his fellow airplane passengers in prayer after a man on his flight began experiencing a serious medical emergency.

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Everything you need to know about the Islamic celebration Ramadan

Islam is a religion with more than a billion followers. Every year Muslims observe a month of fasting called Ramadan. This is what it’s all about.

July 07, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


The Bible 'surprise' that got these translators thinking differently about how to spread the gospel

There has been an explosion of late in the use of digital Bibles, with hundreds of millions of tablets and smartphones now carrying Bible apps that offer up personal studies, daily readings and a variety of scripture translations.

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Politician who ignited controversy after taking aim at church's Ramadan sign visits mosque

A school board member in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who ignited debate after publicly criticizing a Christian church for wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan," has since apologized and visited with Muslims at a local mosque.

July 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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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


Thriving in a mixed-belief marriage

I had always known that this might happen: After three years, my husband had decided that he no longer wanted to take part in our ...

August 13, 2016 | Kristin Ahmed FamilyShare | Faith


Trees show how we should live our lives

The other day while I was walking, trying to get into the habit of exercise, I glanced over to my left and noticed a tall ...

August 13, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Prayer still needed in our high-tech world

On a recent Saturday afternoon I went to the golf course. No one was with me. The golf course was almost empty when I got ...

August 12, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Hold to God's word as it is written in Bible

Mankind must have the proper disposition toward the word of God. When it is read, it should be read even as Nehemiah had it read ...

August 11, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christian filmmaker claims his new documentary proves God exists

Evangelist Ray Comfort is known for producing documentaries that drum up a fair bit of controversy, while also drawing attention to common theological debates.

August 11, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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


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