Even More Islands and Atolls

Endless Prayer Loop @ Wheat & Tares
  -  A few weeks ago a young mother gave a talk in sacrament Meeting.  One item that caught...

Cedar Breaks® Band Music Building Religious and Cultural Bridges @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  This is post 13 of 13 in the series “Family-friendly entertainment” Cedar...

Dyslexia and Gospel Learning: Check out what the Church is doing to help those with dyslexia @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Do you or someone you know struggle with dyslexia? Well, check out the latest beta test...

Chronology of the LDS (Mormon) First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, 1832-2018 @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  We find some great Mormon gems on YouTube! Our latest is this video: Chronology of the...

Yanny or Laurel @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Some things are not right or wrong, but just preferences.

Adam Miller on Jarom 1:11 living with Christ in the present @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Adam Miller was at BYU previewing his book coming out this summer An Early Resurrection:...

Make me a higher law @ Wheat & Tares
  -  New International Version Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives...

Baptism As Liberation @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’m currently pretty slammed at work and home but wanted to share a couple of...

The Underground Church @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’ve been reading Greg Prince’s Leonard Arrington biography off and on. One...

Mormons Getting Lost @ Wheat & Tares
  -  So I read an entertaining account of an American tourist getting lost in Iceland —...

Ban before 1978 – Surprises @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Dr. Matt Harris is working on a book that discusses new material concerning the ban on...

Premortal Life at Intermission @ Wheat & Tares
  -  A thousand years till midnight— we hear the sets rumbling behind the curtain like...

Liar Liar @ Wheat & Tares
  -    To continue the topic of truth I started a few months ago here with  “You...

The Royal Wedding 👑 , Mormons, and Love: What we need to know (and do) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Who watched the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Did you see the...

Why Race Matters @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  I am white. I grew up in a very conservative home in a very conservative suburb of Los...

Perpetual Education Fund & Temple Patron Assistance Fund Have Sufficient Donations @ LDS Media Talk
  -  The generosity of LDS Church members and others has resulted in sufficient funds in...

LDS Store.lds.org Upgraded @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The Church’s distribution center site (store.lds.org) just got a facelift that...

LDS Church Answers Additional Questions About Ministering and Melchizedek Priesthood Quorums @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The Church sent a notice to stake and ward leaders with additional frequently asked...

Book of Mormon Experiment: Let the Book Speak For Itself @ LDS Media Talk
  -   A BYU advertising team found that the best tool for changing perceptions about the Book...

Amazon Alexa Skill: Scripture Mastery Book of Mormon @ LDS Media Talk
  -  If you have an Amazon Echo device, you can now teach it to play Scripture Mastery Book of...

Missionaries in the Mount Vernon Virginia LDS Stake (Alexandria, Virginia) celebrate Mother’s Day @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  We stopped people on the street and asked them why their Mothers' are so important to...

This Life Is Meant to Be a Kingdom, Not Just a Cross @ Things of My Soul
  -   A belief in the afterlife can have negative effects. Some people seem to disengage from...

Mother’s Day Video: More Than Enough by Shawna Edwards @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, 2018. Enjoy this Mother’s Day music video...

Join these LDS (and other Christian) influencers—help end the Global Water Crisis #FLTRmvmnt @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  “We are bridge builders and share many of the same sensibilities and values. The world...

Want to be a funny missionary? Here’s how. @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Shawn Rapier is a well-known mormon stand-up comedian, as well as a return missionary. In...

“Just a Mom” LDS Mother’s Day 2018 @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Enjoy this Mother’s Day video “Just a Mom” from The Church of Jesus Christ...

Just a Mom — Happy Mother’s Day! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  If you ever feel like you’re not enough, remember that to some you are everything....

10 Ways to Support LDS Members Going Through Divorce @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The divorce rate continues to rise in society and although the divorce rate of...

The best summary of President Nelson’s GLOBAL MINISTRY TOUR we have seen! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints visited...

10 Ways to Create a Sense of Belonging for People with Disabilities @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Young people with disabilities and their families want more than to be integrated or...

Goodbye BSA 👋! Church Announces Plan for Worldwide Initiative for Children and Youth @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  New approach to replace all existing activity programs for girls and boys, young women...

Amazon Alexa Skill: LDS Scripture Mastery @ LDS Media Talk
  -  If you have an Amazon Echo device, you can now teach it to play LDS Scripture...

Igreja SUD Restringirá Internet em Capelas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias anunciou ontem que irá restringir...

Lorenzo Snow: Socialismo Mórmon @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O então Apóstolo Lorenzo Snow, futuro Profeta da Igreja SUD, fez os seguintes...

Polygamy Culture, Pt II @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  My recent post regarding polygamy culture, followed as it was by this interview from...

Polygamy Culture @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  There’s “rape culture,” and then there’s “polygamy culture.” Most people...

Profeta Mórmon a Africanos: Dízimo Eliminará Pobreza @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Profeta Russell Nelson, Presidente d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos...

‘Paulo, Apóstolo de Cristo’ está mais à Coca-Cola que à Bíblia @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O cartaz de Paulo, Apóstolo de Cristo mostra um Paulo com olhar determinado (James...

Novos Apóstolos do Mormonismo Ilustram Crescente Alcance Global @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Em sua Conferência Geral anual, realizada de 31 de março a 1º de abril, A Igreja de...

Two Tiny Gender Changes You Might Not Have Noticed at the March-April 2018 General Conference @ Mormon Momma
  -  Large institutions move slowly. Sometimes painfully slowly. When your own impressions of...

A Ética Mórmon e o Espírito do Capitalismo @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Tivesse vivido um século mais tarde, talvez Max Weber fizesse perspicazes...

Vídeos Vazados do Novo Apóstolo Gerrit Gong @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Um membro da Igreja SUD anônimo vazou diversas gravações em vídeo e áudio de...

Profeta Nelson Anuncia Novo Chamado: Irmãos e Irmãs Ministradores @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Presidente Russell M. Nelson anuncia o abandono de um projeto eclesiástico há...

A Fantasia dos 16 Milhões de Mórmons @ Vozes Mormons
  -  É uma tradição da Igreja SUD organizar uma Conferência Geral Anual para todos os...

Spring 2018 General Conference Thoughts @ Mormon Momma
  -  Happy Easter! Due to the long lack of substantive activity here, I realize few will see...

Bolsonaro Congratula Novo Apóstolo Brasileiro @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O pré-candidato à Presidência Jair Bolsonaro ligou ontem para seu amigo de longa data...

The Bishop, the Mission President, and the Sexual Predator…Now What? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  It sounds like the lead-in to a bad joke, but the reality is, Joseph Bishop, a former LDS...

The Pedestal and Ecclesiastical Abuse @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Stake President Russell Clayton has apologized to Tiercy Hadlock in an email, copied...

My Own Bucket List @ Things of My Soul
  -   I loved the movie, "The Bucket List." I had seen it one time previously, but it was...

The Need for Charity: We Aren't as Smart as We Think We Are @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine recently said something truly profound about our tendency to judge...

November 5th and Why I Stay @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Two years ago this November 5th, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints applied...

Power and the New Class of Sinners @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Like most progressive Mormons engaging in the discussion about inclusion levels of the...

My Favorite Mathematics Curriculum @ Mormon Momma
  -  Over the years (often as a result of my overt distaste for Saxon math) I have been asked...

False Assumptions: A Response to MWS “A Protected Class of Sin” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Even though it’s more important to do right than to be right, its frighteningly...

On Forgiveness: Two Important Things @ Things of My Soul
  -   Two thoughts on forgiveness this Easter weekend:  1) We only can forgive those who...

ThyMindOMan.com – Exploring the Mind’s Relationship to God @ Temple Study
  -  “Thy Mind, O Man,” photograph of original manuscript. The Joseph Smith...

We Are More than Just Children of a King @ Things of My Soul
  -   A friend of mine said the following today, in reference to common statements about...

Being Nothing without Charity and "Being Worthy": How We Miss the Mark @ Things of My Soul
  -  I interpret the idea that we are nothing without charity as being a refutation of the...

A Beautiful Explanation of Not Judging Others @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine shared the following, and I want to share it here. It is one of the most...

Why This Mormon Rejects “Love the Sinner; Hate the Sin” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  There was a time I accepted the phrase “Love the sinner; hate the sin,” but I always...

Yes, We Are Our Brothers' and Sisters' Keepers @ Things of My Soul
  -   Remember: It was Cain (a murderer) who replied to God, when asked where Abel was, "Am I...

What Does the Sacrament Prayer Really Say: Not What We Often Teach @ Things of My Soul
  -  [quote="squarepeg"]The Sacrament Prayer says that we will always have His spirit to be...

Jesus as Advocate and Judge - and We as Advocates Only @ Things of My Soul
  -  We had a wonderful lesson in our High Priests Group, and I want to share one particular...

We Can Be "Atoners" in This Life @ Things of My Soul
  -   We talk of an infinite Atonement, but I have seen an example of how powerful a mortal,...

God Loves His Children Even as They Toddle, Falter, and Fall @ Things of My Soul
  -   We have all seen a toddler learn to walk. He takes a small step and totters. He falls....

Does God Really Direct Us Down "Wrong Roads" Sometimes? @ Things of My Soul
  -  Elder Holland gave a talk in General Conference a couple of years ago about what he...

Individual Exceptions Are between Each Person and the Lord @ Things of My Soul
  -   “There are exceptions to some rules. For example, we believe the commandment is not...

Sometimes, Our Obsession with Proper Prayer Language Is Unhealthy @ Things of My Soul
  -  I have a friend who is convinced we are wrong to pray in modern formal...

Revelation As a Process of Sifting and Winnowing @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Lord uses imperfect people…He often allows their errors to stand...

The Restoration Is On-Going, and We Can Be Restorers or Destroyers @ Things of My Soul
  -  According to Jacob 5, the tree will continue to be pruned right up until the end - and I...

We Must Be Open to People Outside Our Usual Circle of Friends @ Things of My Soul
  -   In this Church our wards and our quorums do not belong to us. They belong to Jesus...

Some Excellent, Practical Advice to Help Us Find Peace @ Things of My Soul
  -  I almost never share things here that I find being forwarded on Facebook or other...

The LDS Church Also Evolves in Its Understanding and Its Recognition of Past Mistakes @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Seventy years ago this Church was organized with six members. We commenced, so to...

Why Is the Gospel Sometimes So Hard to Find? @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine who has struggled mightily to figure out what the Gospel means to him...

Cannot Keep Track @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: How did your date go? Monica (19): Fine, but I almost called Tanner...

Partnership Is More Important than Rigid Roles @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Church has nothing to fear from the strength of women. On the contrary, it...

The Danger of Living in the Past: A Principle for Personal Consideration @ Things of My Soul
  -  I was watching a TV show with one of my daughters a while ago, and the following was a...

It Is Important to Be Interested in Many Things - and to Understand Many Perspectives @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Suppose one man likes strawberries and another does not; in what respect is the...

The Samaritans in Our Lives: Some Might Be Surprising @ Things of My Soul
  -  I gave a talk in a ward years ago about charity in which I asked the congregation to...

The Progress in Removing Rape Verse from YW Program May Not be only Personal, but Institutional @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  The “revelation of the week” is that Moroni 9:9 has been removed from the Young...

Righteous Sassing @ Mormon Momma
  -  Monica (18): I’m really good at sassing people in my head. I wish I could to it in...

Easy Date @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Sam walks into my office late Friday afternoon.] Sam: Hey, honey, do you want to go on a...

Overheard at the Boys’ Second Breakfast @ Mormon Momma
  -  Talking to his 15-year-old brother, Samson. Caleb (12): It’s called skills, bro....

Kicking It Old School @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Driving to karate with the boys. Trying to find a radio station they like.] Mom: How...

Not Getting Married Today @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: Samson, what was your favorite part about Saturday’s Warrior? [pause] Samson:...

Sass In Your Frass @ Mormon Momma
  -  Caleb (12): Mom, just so you know, I’m going into my teenage years. So it’s...

Tickets to Provo City Center Temple Open House @ Mormon Momma
  -  The Provo Tabernacle was a staple of my youth. When I was a child (pre-stake-center days)...

Mormon Hacks: Preschool Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Thanks to Common Core and other cultural problems—you know, like legal mandates that...

Simple FHE Ideas: Real Heroes @ Mormon Momma
  -  The world is full of idols, athletes, entertainers, people famous for no reason at all,...

Mormon Hacks: New Year’s 2016 Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Happy New Year! And Happy 13th birthday to Mormon Momma! If you’re looking for some...

Tolerance Is Not a Virtue @ Mormon Momma
  -  Cliff Notes version of this post: Tolerance (inclusion, acceptance, etc.) is not...

Do Mormon Women Oppose Priesthood Ordination? Redux @ Mormon Momma
  -  In October of 2013, a Pew survey made the claim that “big majority of Mormons...

The Gospel of Inclusivity and Nothingness @ Mormon Momma
  -  Last week I engaged in a libertarian-esque discussion about geopolitical borders. In the...

New Order Mormonism and the Teenage Mind @ Mormon Momma
  -  The Teenage Mind When I was in junior high, a mere 14 years old, I was positive I was in...

Same-Sex Marriage/Cohabitation Policy Clarification: Time to Fire the Legal Department @ Mormon Momma
  -  This morning the Office of the First Presidency clarified the handbook changes. These...

Nose and the Stewardship @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Upon hearing repeated snorting behind me.] Mom: Caleb, here’s some tissue. You...

Videos of 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced the availability of the videos of the...

Gratitude Precedes Zion @ Temple Study
  -  Orderville Utah, circa 1890 (click to enlarge) Note: My wife and I were asked to give...

Official Church Video on Temple Garments and Robes @ Temple Study
  -   The Church has released a new video explaining the temple garment, and the temple robes....

The Temple on Mount Zion 2014 Conference @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced a forthcoming conference, the 2014 Temple on...

LDS Women Hold and Exercise Priesthood Authority @ Temple Study
  -   LDS woman being set apart for a calling in the Church. “We are not accustomed to...

Sistine Chapel in Official Virtual Reality Simulation @ Temple Study
  -  The Vatican’s 360 degree photographic virtual reality simulation of the Sistine...

“Because of Him”: Share the Easter Message This Week @ Temple Study
  -  The Church is launching a worldwide initiative today, Palm Sunday, that will run through...

Unfreezing Our Hearts: Choosing to See the Beauty in Disney’s Frozen @ Temple Study
  -  Anna and Elsa embrace at the end of Frozen. This is a guest post by Raven Haymond, my...

Videos of Science & Mormonism Symposium Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation sponsored a conference on November 9, 2013, entitled...