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Hobby Lobby' president launches a new project: a public school Bible curriculum

The Mustang, Okla., school board voted to adopt a Bible course developed by Steve Green.

New Harmony: When the 'inner desert' blossoms as a rose

I’ve spent a good deal of time lately traveling around the West. And I’ve seen many places closer to Shangri-la than the Salt Lake Valley. It’s led me believe that Brigham Young... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2014

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'Snake Salvation' co-star dies after snakebite in church service

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Jamie Coots, a 42-year-old Pentecostal preacher in Kentucky who believed handling venomous snakes was an act of faith but might also cause his death was proven right on the second point Saturday... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2014

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Same-sex marriage foes scrambling after court setbacks

Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America's most conservative states... Read more »

Feb. 15, 2014

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Poet William 'Bill' Stafford: A quiet centennial for a quiet giant

This year is the centennial of poet William "Bill" Stafford (1914-1993). So far, it has been a rather tame and soft-spoken celebration, which — I’m thinking — is the way... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Guardian ends bid to force Amish girl into chemo

A court-appointed guardian can drop her attempt to force an 11-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy, a judge ruled. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Thousands of Muslims try to flee CAR capital

Thousands of Muslims who tried to flee the sectarian violence in Central African Republic's capital were turned back by peacekeepers Friday, as crowds of angry Christians shouted "we're going to... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Pope's word to Jewish leaders: "Shalom!"

Pope Francis, who made substantial outreaches to Argentina's Jewish community in his previous role as Bishop of Buenos Aires, had a word of encouragement for American Jewish leaders visiting the... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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Hindu activist forces Indian destruction of U.S. professor's book

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An 84-year-old Indian activist who says he respects all religions has drawn global criticism after forcing the withdrawal and destruction of an American scholar's "alternative" history of the Hindu... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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Can a secular writer understand believers? A New York Times columnist has doubts

How clearly do nonbelievers see believers? That's a question posed by New York Times columnist and blogger Ross Douthat. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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Defending the Faith: A nickname, a 'slam dunk' and a chiasm

These three specimens demonstrate how close reading and analysis can deepen understanding of the scriptures and support testimonies of their truthfulness. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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Athiests and nonbelievers 'still have a place' in Utah's interfaith community

Salt Lake's interfaith community makes room for everyone, even those who do not believe in a higher power. Lacee Harris, from the Northern Ute and Piute tribes, prayed Wednesday near the Capitol... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2014

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Christian Oscars take the stage

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The Academy Awards — arguably the biggest and most recognized film awards — are just under three weeks away. But the Christian Oscars were just last week. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2014

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Books for young readers examine lives of people 'who made a difference'

Picture books that celebrate heroes and other distinguished people are excellent reading for young readers as they understand today's world. Here are a few of the recent biographical nonfiction... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2014

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Pope Francis: Call me John? It might have been, RNS says

Had he been elected to his current job eight years earlier Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio might have been known as John XXIV. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2014

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New foundation promotes religious freedom as good for business

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A leading expert on the global religious landscape has launched a new venture that will enlist business leaders and trade groups from around the world in an ambitious effort to enhance economic... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2014

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Why America's long history of protecting religion is at the center of gay marriage debate

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Defending individual conscience rights has often been divisive, whether involving military service, vaccinations, union dues or school curriculum. Today, same-sex marriage is the battleground for... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2013

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Religious vs. spiritual: Study says the truly 'spiritual but not religious' are hard to find

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New research suggests that the idea of being “spiritual but not religious” rarely plays out in the way people define spirituality and live out their faith. Rather than being at odds,... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2013

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Faith and work: Accommodating religion boosts morale and bottom line

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Private enterprise is becoming increasingly aware that accommodating the religious needs of employees can improve morale and the bottom line. Read more »

May 3, 2013

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Leaving it at the altar: Navigating interfaith marriage

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Interfaith marriages comprised 45 percent of U.S. marriages in the last decade. But the belief that "love will conquer all" often dissolves as children arrive and unanticipated life events cause... Read more »

April 12, 2013

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'The Bible' miniseries finishes strong five-week run

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Airing on History, "The Bible" topped 10 million viewers with each of its five episodes. Factoring in the people who also watched "The Bible" via DVR or re-broadcasts, more than 60 million viewers... Read more »

April 1, 2013

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Faith and family fuel Sundance 'Linsanity' documentary

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New Sundance Film Festival documentary about NBA star Jeremy Lin shows the power of faith, family and perseverance. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2013

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How divorce affects young adults' religiosity

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Divorce impacts the faith of adolescents and the spiritual health of religion, according to a new report that calls on churches to reach out to what researchers call the "broken leading edge" of a... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2013

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Religion may play more prominent role in America as baby boomers age

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A Gallup pollster predicts that religion will have a more prominent place in American society as a new generation of seniors hits retirement age in the next 20 years. His reasoning: history shows... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2012

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