Even More Islands and Atolls

Mixing Money and Religion: Puritans to Today @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Bishop Bill recently posted about a meeting that Hans Mattson found unsettling when he...

Givens on Mormon Thought @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Christmas is just around the corner, which means you will be buying books as gifts,...

Dorie Wasn’t Scared..At First-Thoughts on Trial/Divorce @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Following the 2 bombs that went off in 1985, I asked Dorie Olds if she was worried for...

The Resurrection Pageant @ Wheat & Tares
  -  When end breathes fogOn clammy cheekbonesFreshly exposed—Where wisdom’s echo...

Prophet vs Profit @ Wheat & Tares
  -  A recent Mormon Stories podcast had John Dehlin interviewing Hans Mattsson, a former Area...

Voter Suppression in Rexburg @ Wheat & Tares
  -  A story from CNN caught my eye yesterday: Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith...

BYU’s Noteworthy performs “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” in their latest video @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Along with the performance, the video depicts a story of a mother and daughter struggling...

Ryan Shupe helps to #LightTheWorld by giving away free tickets to those who serve! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Ryan Shupe is teaming up with #LightTheWorld to give tickets away to all his Christmas...

Bill Reel’s Disciplinary Court @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Bill Reel published on his website a letter from his stake president informing him of a...

Experts and Sex @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Every-so-often I listen to experts lecturing on sex. When I was young, they preached that...

Religious Trauma, Transformation, and the Middle Way @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Last week, many of us here at Wheat & Tares began a dialogue about “Middle Way...

Finding Nuance at Church @ Wheat & Tares
  -  In another discussion (on Sam B’s post at BCC about Middle Way Mormons), I made the...

VIDEO: “Live” by Yahosh (from the 2017 EFY album) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  "Live" by recording artist Yahosh, from the 2017 EFY album is a call to to cherish every...

THIS IS CHURCH—New mormon.org video shows how what is preached on Sunday is practiced every day. @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Church begins on Sunday, but does it end there? Imagine if church extended beyond the...

Candidato Mórmon em Utah Apela para Antissemitismo, Livro de Mórmon @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A única judia na Câmara dos Deputados do estado de Utah acusa o candidato mórmon a lhe...

Lembrai, Lembrai o Cinco de Novembro Mórmon @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Cinco de Novembro é uma data histórica, ainda que em infâmia, para membros d’A...

Yongsung Kim — Christian and Korean Artist @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  More at http://www.mormonlifehacker.com John Dye: Okay, we’re here with Yongsung...

#LightTheWorld Home Evening Lesson: Teaching about service @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  A home evening lesson to help you Light The World! Read the rest on MLH by clicking the...

#LightTheWorld 2018 calendar: ideas on how you might serve @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  A calendar of suggestions to help you Light The World each week in the month of...

#LightTheWorld in 2018 by joining in the Worldwide Day of Service on December 1! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Join the movement to create an international day of service on December 1. Organize a...

From Acorn to Oak: President Nelson discusses the growth of the Church in South America @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  President Russell M Nelson was born in 1924. In his lifetime, the membership of The...

Favorite Halloween videos from Latter-day Saints @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Check these videos out! Which are your favorites? Read the rest on MLH by clicking the...

Depoimento de um Mórmon à Eleição do Bolsonaro @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Carta de um leitor, que desejou manter-se anônimo, sobre sua experiência mórmon do...

Como o Passado da Igreja Mórmon Molda sua Posição Atual em Imigração @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Em 24 de julho de 1847, Brigham Young e outros 146 pioneiros mórmons entraram no Vale do...

Anjo Néfi ou Anjo Morôni? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Quando Joseph Smith ditou a sua história oficial para ser publicada para a Igreja SUD e...

Escolha Não Apelidar @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Na última Conferência Geral, o Presidente d‘A Igreja (Mórmon) relembrou o...

What Was, What Is, and What Will Be when Religion Limits Itself? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  My name is Lisa Downing. I am a member of the Heath, Ward in the Heath, Texas Stake....

An LDS Trans Woman’s Response to General Conference @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Today’s guest post is written by an LDS trans woman in reaction to President...

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

Primeira Presidência: Mórmons Não Podem Ser Comunistas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Primeira Presidência d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...