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VIDEO: An AI-rendered image of Jesus Christ @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  What did Jesus really look like? Read the rest on MLH by clicking the link below.

VIDEO: Increase Your Daily Energy to Act, Love, and Lift Like the Savior @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Just like our smartphone, we start out each day charged and ready to go. However, as we...

Dear LDS Woman, on Discovering Joseph Smith Deceived Emma @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  "The gospel you’ve loved and lived seems to be crumbling in front of you. You’ve let...

Does Political Extremism Lead to Religious Extremism? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Sorry, I tried to come up with a catchier title to the post. I don’t read many...

VIDEO: BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL COME FOLLOW ME INSIGHTS! WITH TAYLOR AND TYLER (Mormon 1-6) October 26–Nov 1 | #COMEFOLLOWME @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Covering the chapters of Mormon 1-6. Read the rest on MLH by clicking the link below.

Lee Trials, Forged Scroll, Utah’s Indians @ Wheat & Tares
  -  John D. Lee was convicted in the second trial for his role in the Mountain Meadows...

VIDEO: BOOK OF MORMON insights with Latter-Day Divers 3 NEPHI 20-26 (OCTOBER 12TH-OCTOBER 18TH, 2020) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ...

BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL COME FOLLOW ME INSIGHTS! WITH TAYLOR 3 NEPHI 20-26 (OCTOBER 12TH-OCTOBER 18TH, 2020) | “God With Us” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  "God with Us" — what does that really mean? Read the rest on MLH by clicking the link...

VIDEO: #ComeFollowMe with Mormon News Report — Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 40: October 12–18 “Ye Are the Children of the Covenant” 3 Nephi 20-26 @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  3 Nephi 20: Jesus provides bread and wine miraculously and again administers the...

VIDEO: Prophecy fulfilled of Elijah’s return | #ComeFollowMe @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  180+ years ago, the prophecy of Malachi, that Elijah the prophet would return, was...

Video: Come Follow Me with Living Scriptures: 3 Nephi 27 – 4 Nephi | #ComeFollowMe @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus 3 Nephi 27 – 4 Nephi | October 19-25 Jesus...

VIDEO: With God, There Is Always Hope for Something Better | His Grace @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  After a childhood of painful abuse and neglect, Rebekah felt worthless, disgusting,...

First Presidency Letter That Never Came @ Wheat & Tares
  -  What if the following letter was read today in your Sacrament meeting? I think in my ward...

BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL COME FOLLOW ME INSIGHTS! WITH TAYLOR AND TYLER (3 Nephi 27–4 Nephi) October 19–25 | #ComeFollowMe @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -      3 Nephi 27: Jesus commands them to call the Church in His name—His...

Treasure of the Great Salt Lake @ Wheat & Tares
  -  So vibrant when varied, like a rainbow’sflanks, with scales of algae, red and...

Legalize It @ Wheat & Tares
  -  One of the first (and best) concerts I ever attended was to see Peter Tosh perform in San...

Muddled Mormon Identity @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Here’s a simple question: What does the Church stand for these days? Another way to...

John D Lee & MMM Cover-up @ Wheat & Tares
  -  John D. Lee was the only person convicted in the Mountain Meadows Massacre. ...

The Democratization of Information @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Last year my work took me to the Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA). Back in...

How Wide the Divide: The State of Latter-day Saint Politics @ Wheat & Tares
  -  In last week’s General Conference, many speakers including the First Presidency spoke...

Covenant as Adjective @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’ve been noticing a recent trend in Church parlance that’s been driving me...

Autumn 2020 General Conference Open Thread @ Mormon Momma
  -  I didn't live blog Saturday's session. Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments...

Mórmons e Dinheiro: A História Pouco Ortodoxa e Confusa das Finanças da Igreja @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias supostamente acumulou US $ 100...

Entrevista com Maurício Berger e Seguidores @ Vozes Mormons
  -  “Não estou afirmando nada”, diz Maurício Berger quando questionado se considera ser...

Divorce and Abuse Q&A with Monica Moore Smith: Hosted by Al Fox Carraway @ Mormon Momma
  -  One of my daughters, Monica Moore Smith, divorced after more than two years in an abusive...

The Indecency of Female Confession to Male Church Authority @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Some faces I can’t forget, like the girl from my freshman ward at BYU who habitually...

Falece Armand Mauss, Sociólogo Mórmon @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Faleceu hoje, aos 92 anos, Armand Lind Mauss, um dos mais influentes intelectuais...

Leonard Arrington: Política e Raça Entre Mórmons Latino-Americanos @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Escrevendo acerca da Conferência Geral SUD de outubro de 1979, Leonard J. Arrington fez...

When Jesus is Outside the Boat @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  If I’m honest, the Church itself is what propelled me to where I am now. The Church is...

Joseph Smith: O Sermão de King Follet @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Discursos de Conferências Gerais de A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos...

W. Paul Reeve: Redescobrindo os Primeiros Conversos Negros do Mormonismo @ Vozes Mormons
  -  “É impossível policiar as fronteiras raciais”, afirma o historiador W. Paul...

From Error to Apology, or The Path to Grace in a Homophobic Faith @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  The most difficult thing about apologies is that none of them are perfect, none of them...

A “Revolta Racial” em Salt Lake City Que Nunca Aconteceu @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Na esteira dos protestos em Salt Lake City, boatos circularam sobre a iminente invasão...

Revelação a Newel K. Whitney Através de Joseph, o Vidente (1842) @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Um ano antes de ditar a revelação sobre “pluralidade de esposas”, a qual...

Estátua de Brigham Young Pichada na BYU @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Na manhã de segunda-feira (15/06), seguranças da Universidade Brigham Young (BYU)...

Templo de Xangai, Um Elefante Branco? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Elefantes brancos fazem parte da realidade política brasileira. São aquelas obras...

Spring 2020 General Conference Open Thread @ Mormon Momma
  -  Saturday Morning Session Russel M. Nelson Please note that he was surprised about the...

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...

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

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...

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 real...

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. Mom:...

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: (15):...

Sass In Your Frass @ Mormon Momma
  -  Caleb (12): Mom, just so you know, I'm going into my teenage years. So it's not my fault...

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)...

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...