Even More Islands and Atolls

So Called Intellectuals @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I just finished reading a book called “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against...

To the BYU-I Student Body, on Feelings and the Quest for Truth @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Across the forty years since my conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

5 Years after “Doubt your Doubts” @ Wheat & Tares
  -  What is the legacy of Uchtdorf's "Come Join with Us" conference talk?

BYU-Idaho Devotional: Curing Doubt @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Two days ago BYU-Idaho President Henry J. Eyring (son of apostle and First Presidency...

Is there evidence of Hebrew in the Book of Mormon? Watch this video . . . @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  This video demonstrates that the Book of Mormon’s redundancies are actually...

Introspection @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’ve been working on a post about male-centered cultures where protecting men is...

T. C. Christensen’s newest movie entitled “THE FIGHTING PREACHER” out in 2019 @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  T. C. Christensen’s newest movie entitled, “THE FIGHTING PREACHER,” is based on the...

At least 20 angels visited Joseph Smith—who were they? @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  We love and admire Joseph Smith, the first prophet of this dispensation. We know that...

Random Acts expands its cast! See the familiar faces they picked up! #1000RandomActs @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Notice any fresh faces from MEET THE MORMONS or MEGAPLEX THEATERS? Read the rest on MLH...

The Bonner Family singing “CHILD OF GOD” is the perfect anthem for Jane and Emma @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  "Child of God" by The Bonner Family powerfully illustrates the soul of the Jane and Emma...

Response to “Why We Need LDS Bishop-Youth Interviews” @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Today’s guest post is from SpoonMo. In response to David Dollahite’s Opinion...

Exploring Isaiah @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Isaiah and the Restoration Most LDS wards and branches are now beginning their coverage...

The Other Side of Heaven 2: Elder Groberg discusses why he’s grateful he answered President Monson’s call to write the books @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Elder John H. Groberg talks about why he's grateful he answered President Monson's call...

Facebook Live discussing chapters 2 and 3 of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Join in as we discuss chapters 2 and 3 of the first volume of Saints: The Story of the...

The 3rd Largest Mormon Church @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Readers here are clearly aware of the LDS and RLDS Churches.  But are you aware of the...

Did you #FollowTheProphet President Nelson in Seattle? @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Did you see President Nelson in Seattle? If not, watch the two video below! Read the...

Mars Over Dunsinane @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Low you hang, rusty point, in the southeast— perhaps a distant dried and burning rose,...

Inspiration vs Intuition @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Recently in Sacrament meeting a new father told of getting inspiration from the Holy...

What are the latest Latter-day Saint (Mormon, LDS) movies on the horizon? @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Visit Jane and Emma for more information!         Read the rest on...

Coverage of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy in Saints: Pros and Cons @ Wheat & Tares
  -  One of the most anticipated questions of the new Church history series Saints: The Story...

MUST SEE PICS! The Payson Temple amidst the Bald Mountain Fire and Pole Creek Fire @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  The two fires have consumed about 80,000+ acres so far. Read the rest on MLH by clicking...

Igreja Retoma Luta Contra “Mórmon” @ Vozes Mormons
  -  “Mórmon”, ‘Mormonismo” e “SUD” são termos a serem...

The Prophet, the PoX, and the Vulnerable Seminary Student @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  June, 1828: Joseph Smith and Martin Harris take a break from translating the golden...

Unpacking the Polygamy Wound @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Most families (and most individuals) lug a couple of proverbial storage trunks around...

Protect LDS Children with Reason, Not Hunger @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  The Protect LDS Children movement aspires to eliminate closed-door, one-on-one interviews...

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...

Polygamy Culture and Temple Rites @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  In my previous discussions of polygamy culture, I mentioned that the 19th century...

Por Que o Rótulo “Seita” Atrapalha o Entendimento de Novas Religiões @ Vozes Mormons
  -  “Seitas” estão de volta ao noticiário. O documentário “Wild Wild...

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...

Qual o tamanho da Arca de Noé em Campos de Futebol? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Bíblia Hebraica reconta a estória da Arca de Noé, na qual um idoso profeta recebe...

40 Anos do Fim da Segregação Racial Mórmon @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Celebramos hoje 40 anos desde o fim oficial do racismo institucional n’A Igreja de...

Desafio de História Mórmon: Madame Pattirini @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Qual a verdadeira identidade do artista mórmon na foto abaixo, apresentando-se com o...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...