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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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A black and a white church are poised to serve as a major symbol of unity amid chaos in North Caroli

Amid intense protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the death of Keith Lamont Scott — an African-American man who was shot and killed by police — a ...

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Ex-NFL player's life mission dramatically changed after meeting this wounded veteran

After retiring from the NFL in 2012, David Vobora launched a successful gym where he trained Olympians and other elite athletes — until a chance encounter ...

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'American Idol' star reveals pornography addiction that nearly cost him his marriage

Jason Castro, the fourth-place finalist on the seventh season of "American Idol," recently revealed an "embarrassing" secret he's been hiding for some time: a ...

October 02, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Christian couple from “Fixer Upper” puts their heart in rebuilding Waco, Texas

Chip and Joanna Gaines have dedicated the last few years of their lives to renovating family homes in Waco, Texas.

October 02, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Answer your questions from the Bible

What is God's purpose in allowing temptations, trials, persecutions and the like to come into a Christians life?

October 01, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

No better news

It does not take a lot to amaze me, but there are some things that do.

September 30, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

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