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VIDEO: Did Joseph Smith’s Mother Believe He Could Have Written the Book of Mormon? (Book of Mormon Central Knowhy #555) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Lucy Mack Smith, mother of the Prophet, left behind an important history of the life of...

Don’t Miss This Come Follow Me Easter Edition (April 6-12) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Come Follow Me Don’t Miss This Easter Edition Read the rest on MLH by clicking the...

Intro to Adam-God Doctrine @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The Adam-God Doctrine is probably my most requested topic here at Gospel Tangents. ...

Book of Mormon Central General Conference Preparation, Come Follow Me Insights (Mar 30–Apr 5) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Join Book of Mormon Central’s email list here:...

Book of Mormon Central “Celebrating the Restoration Reading Plan” March 30–April 4 #HearHim by Jack Welch @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  To prepare for General Conference on April 4, 2020, Jack Welch has prepared a five-day...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: March 30–April 12 “He Shall Rise … with Healing in His Wings” Easter #GeneralConference @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  CLICK HERE to join our official Come Follow Me Facebook group!   Official Lessons...

VIDEO: Peace in Christ with Nik Day and Darla Day (thanks Hi-5 Live) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Nik Day is the musical genius behind the song PEACE IN CHRIST! He also assists with much...

Alguns Mórmons Veem Mensagem na Trombeta Caída do Anjo Morôni @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Em 18 de março de 2020, às 7:09 da manhã, moradores de Salt Lake City e condados...

VIDEO: Bishop Thom Reed shares his testimony @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Bishop Thom Reed shares his testimony of what is happening today with Covid-19 and...

VIDEO: Joy and Peace | President Russell M. Nelson @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  As President Russell M. Nelson has traveled the globe he has spoken often about finding...

VIDEO: The missionary homecoming and the bringing it on home of Alison Emma Orton @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -    Here’s the related blog post:...

VIDEO: #HearHim — A Virtual Musical Fireside with Henry Ammar, Alex Boye, Yahosh, O/B/A, and others @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Join Henry Ammar and friends Sunday, Mar 29 at 6 pm for a free, VIRTUAL musical fireside!...

What Pandemic Changes are Coming to Church? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Dave B. did a post about possible long term changes to the missionary program that could...

It’s the end of the world as we know it … and I feel fine (more or less) @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Last year my wife and I started a through hike attempt on the Appalachian Trail starting...

A Spiritual Woman of Maine @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I sat there, as I had in so many homes, trying to weasel my way into a first Mormon...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Corona? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  About 10 years ago, I was on a telepresence meeting at Amex in one of our conference...

End of the Missionary Program As We Know It? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  A lot has happened to the Church in the last few weeks: Weekly church meetings have been...

Corona Vírus: Suporte Médico Gratuito para Dúvidas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Em função da epidemia do vírus SARS-CoV2, popularmente conhecido como Corona Vírus,...

Intro to Christ's Church @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The last 3 weeks we’ve talked about the Church of Christ. The next 3 weeks we will...

Eat Your Vitamin Pills @ Wheat & Tares
  -  “Eat You Vitamin Pills” was Pres Nelson’s catch phrase when he was talking...

Stanza: The Fourth Discussion @ Wheat & Tares
  -  “The privilege of joining with God in creating life is an essential part of the plan of...

The Default Female @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I remember being told as a young girl at school that the pronoun “he” is the...

Feliz Dia Bissexto! @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Este ano é um ano bissexto e hoje é o seu dia. Celebremos! Essa data só ocorre a cada...

Crianças no Antigo Oriente Médio: Valorizadas e Vulneráveis @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Escolhas feitas por sociedades acerca do tratamento de crianças podem gerar os maiores...

As Festividades Pagãs Antigas em nossos Rituais Natalinos @ Vozes Mormons
  -  No filme A Vida de Brian (1979), Reg, interpretado por John Cleese, pergunta a outros...

Como Viemos Celebrar o Natal? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Natal é literalmente “a missa para Cristo”, o dia em que os cristãos...

Mensagem Mórmon: Pague Dízimo Mesmo que Não Tenha para as Contas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Uma mensagem natalina da principal publicação periódica da Igreja Mórmon deixa claro...

Joseph F Smith: A Igreja Não Deve Cobrar Mais Dízimos @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Presidente da Igreja Joseph F Smith profetizou, em discurso durante a Conferência...

Primeira Presidência Finge Responder Acusações Sobre Finanças @ Vozes Mormons
  -  De acordo com reportagem do The Washington Post, a “Igreja Mórmon engana membros...

Igreja Mórmon Engana Membros Sobre Fundo de 100 Bilhões @ Vozes Mormons
  -  De acordo com reportagem do The Washington Post, a “Igreja Mórmon engana membros...

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

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...

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,...

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...