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Religious freedom under fire via 'anti-conversion' laws, experts say

Laws restricting religious conversion and other practices are drawing fire from religious freedom experts, who say the measures hamper societal harmony.

August 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

The new TV show about a 'pastor' that some don’t want you to watch

A new TV show debuted this summer that’s created some controversy among believers and families. It’s called “Impastor” and tells the story of a con man, Buddy Dobbs, who pretends to be a pastor, even though he has no knowledge of the Bible.

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

3 things you don't really need from a family who knows

When the Dannemiller family took up an experiment to abandon consumer culture for a year, they missed out on aspects of life many people consider necessary, according to The Huffington Post.

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith

Marching band not allowed to perform Christian hymn — crowd sings it anyway

The Brandon High School marching band in Mississippi found itself on the bench for the school’s first football game of the season after a court order kept it from performing the Christian hymn, “How Great Thou Art,” according to The Clarion-Ledger.

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Sunday School with Jimmy Carter draws hundreds

With the sanctuary and overflow room in the small Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, packed, the teacher of Sunday's Gospel lesson taught for the 689th time to a crowd diverse enough to include attendees from Guatemala and Ghana, according to CNN.

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith

Love those who don't love you to gain perspective

The late Rev. B.T. Smith made a comment once that has really stuck with me: "You have to love those who don't love you."

August 24, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackons Columnist | Faith

Did John Oliver get it right in his critique of televangelists?

On Sunday night last week, political commentator John Oliver called out televangelists who ask their followers to donate money to churches and religious organizations, according to World Religion News.

August 24, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

What does the Bible say about fantasy football?

It’s almost football season. For more than 30 million Americans, that means it’s almost fantasy football season, too.

August 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Midway musician's concert at RH church

Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church will present a gospel concert featuring "Mark and Friends" at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Main Campus Sanctuary at 12965 Highway 144.

August 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith

'Holy & Hungry' show connects faith, biscuits and gravy

Caitlin Kenzie Scott's biscuits make her soul rejoice. She smothers them with chorizo gravy and infuses apricot preserves, creating a sweet and savory medley that breathes new life into her favorite Texas-style recipe.

August 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Unity for the sake of souls that need saving

In 1 Corinthians 1:10, the Apostle Paul states, "I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought."

August 22, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

The Lord is available when you need him

It recently happened to me again. I was trying to log in on some account on the computer and typed in the wrong password. And when I tried again, it still was wrong. After the third wrong attempt, I was locked out of my account for "security reasons."

August 21, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

How Arab women are fighting negative stereotypes with art

The muzzle of a rifle peeks out from between two feet in Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat's 1994 print "Allegiance with Wakefulness." Script covering the arches, balls and heels of both feet at first evokes Quranic verses, but the work — a version of which Christie's sold for more than $110,000 in 2009 — in fact quotes from the poetry of Iranian writer Tahereh Saffarzadeh, who died in 2008.

August 20, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Faith

God's word will save you if you follow it

There are people who refuse to follow God's word. They do not listen to the directions given by God for a good life and a home in heaven.

August 20, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

How should faith–based charities spend taxpayer money? New federal regulations may please all sides

Nearly 20 years of contention over the relationship between faith-based charitable groups and federal agencies that dispense social service program grants may have moved toward agreement this week.

August 20, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

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New message from an often-read Scripture

I recently finished a sermon series from Revelation chapters 2 and 3 at my church, where I preached on the seven churches mentioned in these ...

November 13, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

6 quotes from Pope Francis’ recent interview with a newspaper made by the homeless

Pope Francis just gave a very rare interview to a newspaper that helps fund the homeless.

November 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Look to God's standard -- the Bible -- for truth

In all the teaching found in the New Testament, one does not find people being taught different ideas.

November 12, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Why people quitting their jobs can be good for the economy

Quitting equals winning — at least in a recovering U.S. labor market.

November 12, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith

Struggling veteran removes shoes, gives to man who has none

Jon M. is all he wants to be known by. That’s what he told me when he agreed to tell his story of being ...

November 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Denning Deseret News | Faith

This Michigan city just made history by voting in America's first-ever Muslim-majority council

Muslims scored a major victory in Michigan.

November 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Religious construction could be about to increase for the first time since 2002

This year has been bleak for religious construction. Industry experts predict that 9.3 million square feet of new space for churches, synagogues, temples and ...

November 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Starbucks cup complaints divide Christian community

As the pumpkin spice season comes to a close, a tempest has been brewing over Starbucks' newest coffee cup.

November 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Supreme Court takes on religious freedom challenge to Obamacare — again

For the second time in less than two years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear religious freedom challenges to the Affordable Care ...

November 10, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith

8 world religions embrace the Golden Rule

One of the most important rules parents can teach their children is colored gold.

November 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

This '90s comedy star credits God for saving him from suicide, depression and drugs

Few comedians could get much more popular than Kel Mitchell did in the 1990s.

November 09, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

From broken to mended through Jesus

There seems to be a global pandemic we are facing more and more every day. It is taking more lives that any natural disaster or ...

November 09, 2015 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith

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