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Accomplishments that are worthy of an Olympic gold medal

There was a lot to watch during this years Summer Olympics in Brazil. One event that I noted was the exciting bike race where Mara Abbott of the USA barely missed getting a medal by a few seconds.

August 18, 2016 | Sherry Young Deseret News | Faith


Popular Christian media outlet that slammed Trump now has a tough message about Clinton

Six months after The Christian Post broke tradition and officially took a fervent editorial stance during the primaries against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the evangelical news outlet is once again speaking out.

August 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Evolutionary biologist's tough words for Noah's ark theme park: 'Hard-core creationist extravaganza'

An evolutionary biologist is among the critics who have taken aim at creationist leader Ken Ham's new Ark Encounter theme park, calling the Bible-themed attraction "a hard-core creationist extravaganza replete with pseudoscience."

August 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Man sets out on 35-day quest to honor his brother's life in an incredibly creative way

Just before turning 35 last month, Jordan Richard found himself suddenly asking some deep and reflective questions about how he was living his life.

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Is the death penalty in line with biblical teaching?

Is the death penalty in line with biblical teaching? That's a theological question that is increasingly dividing American Christians, particularly evangelicals.

August 17, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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


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Church launches 'Racists Anonymous' meetings as well as 12-step program to help 'race addicts'

Twelve-step programs typically help people overcome drug or alcohol dependency, but one North Carolina church has developed its own set of steps to combat personal ...

September 07, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Jewish-run summer camp includes Muslim kids — and it's making a big impact

A summer camp program in Brooklyn, New York, is trying to bridge divides by bringing together Jewish and Muslim kids to play, swim and enjoy ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Can belief in science and miracles co-exist? Scholars respond

A philosophy professor is pushing back against the notion that science and religion contradict one another — or that the two simply can't co-exist.

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Hospitals that treated Pulse nightclub terror victims won't be charging patients

Two hospitals in Orlando, Florida, have announced that they will not bill survivors of the June 12 Pulse nightclub terror attack that left 49 dead ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


3 Bible verses boxer Manny Pacquiao just pointed to in defending support for the death penalty

Manny Pacquiao is known across the globe as a monumentally popular boxer, but he's also a politician who now serves as a senator in ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why culture war issues like same-sex marriage are missing from the presidential election

The share of Americans who support same-sex marriage continues to grow, and fewer adults see a conflict between the practice and their faith, according to ...

September 06, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Woman sues, claims officials forced her to remove headscarf for license photo

A Christian woman is suing officials in Lee County, Alabama, alleging she was forced to remove her headscarf before taking a photo for her driver ...

September 06, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Former Miss America reveals struggle with anorexia — and the moment that changed everything

Kirsten Haglund was only 19 years old when she went from "a relative unknown to one of the most recognizable faces in the country in ...

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Catholic bishops and Muslim leaders unite to decry terror, extremism and weapons of mass destruction

U.S. Catholic bishops and Shia Muslim leaders from Iran recently found common ground, taking a cohesive stand against terrorism, religious extremism and weapons of ...

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


This is what heaven actually looks like (according to people who have been there)

Whether heaven is real or not is something people will challenge until the end of time. There is nothing I could say that could really ...

September 05, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Faith


Christian leader arrested under Russia's controversial law cracking down on evangelism, report says

A Christian leader has reportedly been arrested in Russia under the country's controversial law curtailing evangelism, which took effect July 20.

September 05, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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