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VIDEO: #LightTheWorld Advocates Give Over $2.3 Million Through Vending Machines @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Christmas is a time to give as Jesus gave: feeding the hungry, healing the sick, and...

VIDEO: Megan Grass “A Whole New World” live performance @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Here's a great new Latter-day Saint rising artist! Megan Grass is on the scene. Read...

Can a Woman Win the Presidency? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I will never forget the dread I felt as the results came in from the 2016 election....

The Mantle vs. The Intellect @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Mormons are told that the glory of God is intelligence. But they are also told that the...

VIDEO: Yahosh Bonner — Finding Strength in Jesus Christ | Hope Works @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Yahosh learned about his ancestors’ strength from the African American spirituals...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: November 18–24 James “Be Ye Doers of the Word, and Not Hearers Only” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  James 1: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God—Resist temptation—Be doers of...

VIDEO: Navigating Grief: The Power of Connection | Hope Works @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  How do you deal with grief? How do you comfort those who are grieving? Grief can make us...

Mormons, Shakers, & Oneida Community @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Mormons, Shakers, and the Oneida community all had unusual marriage practices. What is...

A Visionary Man @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Some people make a big deal out of the “First Vision” using the word vision,...

Mórmons no México: Uma Breve História de Poligamia, Violência, e Fé @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Nove membros de uma importante família mórmon no norte do México, todos mulheres e...

The Unwanted Leaf Poem @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The living room becomes the mudroom as the world around cozies up to autumn. Pray, is...

Macro v. Micro Issues @ Wheat & Tares
  -  11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own...

Let’s Talk About Impeachment @ Wheat & Tares
  -  So far, support for the impeachment inquiry is falling directly along party lines with...

“Mormon” as a Toxic Brand @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I was browsing through a sports site the other day when up popped an ad inviting me to...

Celebrate Christmas with #LightTheWorld 2019: One By One @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  There are several ways to participate in this year's "One by One" theme: get daily...

VIDEO: What Mormons believe about following Jesus Christ and God @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  God makes it easy for us to follow him by giving us commandments. Following the...

Joseph Smith: Habitantes da Lua @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Profeta Joseph Smith fez os seguintes comentários sobre os habitantes da Lua. Seus...

Porter & Polygamy @ Wheat & Tares
  -  In our final conversation with Dr. Alex Baugh, we talked about the lessons to be learned...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: November 11–17 Hebrews 7–13 “An High Priest of Good Things to Come” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Hebrews 7: The Melchizedek Priesthood brings exaltation and administers the gospel—It...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: November 4–10 Hebrews 1–6 Jesus Christ, “the Author of Eternal Salvation” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Hebrews 1: The Son is in the express image of the person of the Father—Christ is the...

#LightTheWorld by joining the #ChristmasJars movement! Do something kind for others anonymously! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Based on the beloved novel by Jason F. Wright, CHRISTMAS JARS shares the story of Hope...

Families First, Except …… @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I served as a Bishop for 5 years, during which time I had a very busy travel schedule...

Igreja Mórmon Sai em Defesa da Cura Gay @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias, popularmente conhecida como Igreja...

Racismo na BYU @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Meu professor de “Fundações da Restauração” justificou a proibição do...

Harold Lee: A Supremacia da Raça Branca @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Profeta Harold Bingham Lee, 11º Presidente d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos...

Autumn 2019 General Conference Open Thread @ Mormon Momma
  -  Given that this is the first post since last conference—and my general ambivalence...

Pesquisadora Mórmon Reage a Discurso de Dallin Oaks @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A acadêmica, pesquisadora, e ativista mórmon Lindsay Hansen Park reagiu publicamente ao...

Dallin Oaks: Igreja Permanecerá Homofóbica, Transfóbica @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O profeta mórmon e 1º conselheiro na Primeira Presidência  da Igreja SUD, Dallin...

The Problem of Externalized Authority: A Response to the Mormon Gender Binary @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  To all the transgender Mormons, post or present, I want to make something clear: there...

Nova Alteração por uma Igreja Mórmon Menos Machista @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias, popularmente conhecida como Igreja...

The Struggle for LDS Unity @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  A recent Sacrament meeting in my ward focused on developing unity. Unity is a topic that...

On LDS Abortion Exceptions and the Angel Mother @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  For most Latter-day Saints, the answer to the abortion question is a resounding no. Yet,...

A Didática do Medo @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O ano era 2012 e eu era recém-chegado à missão, ainda antes de terminar o primeiro...

Manual SUD Distorce Palavras de Lorenzo Snow @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O manual dominical da Igreja SUD Ensinamentos dos Presidentes da Igreja: Lorenzo...

Open Letter to Straight Latter-day Saints From a Straight Latter-day Saint @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Dear Straight Latter-day Saints, To be clear, I am one of you, both because I am...

Spring 2019 General Conference Open Thread @ Mormon Momma
  -  The rumors are swirling again! What have you heard? What will actually happen? Only time...

The Problem with Uncoupling “Jesus Christ” and “Latter-day Saints” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  I vividly remember apostle Russell M. Nelson’s April 1990 General Conference address in...

The Restoration of Hope @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  In less than a year and half, Russell M. Nelson, as president of the Church of Jesus...

LDS Institutional Integrity and the Lesson of the Great and Abominable Church @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  It’s debatable whether or not an institution is capable of integrity, considering it...

Abortion 💔 @ Mormon Momma
  -  Undoubtedly someone who reads this has had an abortion. I love you and would be honored...

Today’s Lost Generation and the Crisis of Trust @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  "Today's "lost generation" is accused of experiencing “a crisis of faith,” but to me,...

I’m Crying Over Temple Changes — In a Good Way @ Mormon Momma
  -  I’m just going to put this right here: LDS Church changes temple ceremony; faithful...

On the Excommunication of Bill Reel, the Heterodox Testimony, and the Lessons of Alma @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Another stoning has occurred in this week’s excommunication of Bill Reel, the creator...

All-In v. All-Inclusive: WWJD? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  The recent apostolic push by David A. Bednar for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of...

October 2018 General Conference @ Mormon Momma
  -  Here is your open thread to talk about all things Saturday, October 6th, General...

New LDS Curriculum in 2019 Focuses on Home Study @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The Church has announced a significant help for your personal and family gospel study....

LDS Media Talk Merges with LDS365 @ LDS Media Talk
  -   For 12 years, you’ve enjoyed articles from LDSMediaTalk.com about new LDS...

Connect with Your Family: Past, Present, and Future @ LDS Media Talk
  -  The following is from the article “Connect with Your Family: Past, Present, and...

Music Video: “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” by Rexburg Children’s Choir @ LDS Media Talk
  -   “I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me” is the first music video by the Rexburg Children...

Updated LDS Media Library App 2.0 @ LDS Media Talk
  -  The LDS Media Library app—the mobile app version of the LDS Media Library on...

Revisions Announced for LDS Hymnbook and Children’s Songbook @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Today, the Church announced plans to revise the current hymnbook and children’s...

Relatives Around Me @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Have you ever sat in a room full of people and wondered if or how you might be related to...

Ellen DeGeneres Gets It Wrong About Mormons and Teen Suicide @ LDS Media Talk
  -   On her TV show, Ellen DeGeneres recently stated that “the leading cause of death for...

Father’s Day Video: I Love Being a Dad Because… @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Enjoy this Father’s Day video, “I Love Being a Dad Because…,”...

LDS FamilySearch Database to Include Same-Sex Relationships @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The world’s largest genealogy organization is redesigning FamilySearch.org so it...

My Definition of God and a Possible Response to Homosexuality in Church Policy @ Mormon Momma
  -  Two issues many members of the church—myself included—are struggling with are gender...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...