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VIDEO: What Porcupines Teach Us About Boundaries | Henry Ammar | TEDxStGeorgeSalon @ Mormon Life Hacker
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VIDEO: Building a Connection Between Faith and Media | 2022 Concordia Annual Summit @ Mormon Life Hacker
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I Guess They Don’t Like Us @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Matt Bowman, LDS historian and emerging public intellectual, has a piece in the...

FAITH MATTERS GATHERING IN OCTOBER | Salt Lake City @ Mormon Life Hacker
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VIDEO: A Boat Crash Changed My Life | Then It Hit Me #1 With Richie Norton @ Mormon Life Hacker
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Two Members of the Black 14 Are Honored at BYU and Visit Church Headquarters @ Mormon Life Hacker
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Come, Follow Me Insights resource guide for Isaiah 50-57 | Taylor and Tyler | Book of Mormon Central @ Mormon Life Hacker
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Fun Tour of the Restoration (Mormon schisms) @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Did you know there are over 500 Mormon Denominations?! Rick Bennett won’t cover...

VIDEO: David Archuleta – Faith In Me @ Mormon Life Hacker
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Come Follow Me | BOM-BITES Episode #642- Isaiah 30 @ Mormon Life Hacker
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Accessing the Power of Prayer @ Mormon Life Hacker
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Come Follow Me with Living Scriptures | Isaiah 50-57 @ Mormon Life Hacker
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Facing Death @ Wheat & Tares
  -  This week I faced death, not mine, but on somebody else’s face. I was in Hawaii on...

What Do I Do with Jesus? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Today’s guest post is from Simon C. It was mid-March 2020 here in the UK when the...

LDS and Pro-Choice: Consent to Sex is Not Consent to Pregnancy @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The discussion about abortion should start earlier in the conception process. Unwanted...

Mormon Prosperity Gospel and King David. @ Wheat & Tares
  -  There are several versions of the prosperity gospel, but this essay talks only about the...

Are Women Quiet Quitting Church? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The Internet is abuzz about “quiet quitting”.  While summer of 2021 saw “the great...

The Mormon Murder Moment @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I just finished watching another docuseries in which a Mormon murder is examined, The...

Long Live the King @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Thoughts on gerontocracy, from an article having nothing to do with the Church. At the...

Mormon Violence & Peace (Patrick Mason) @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Patrick Mason holds the Leonard Arrington Chair in Mormon Studies at Utah State...

‘Bons Samaritanos’ e a História Complexa por Trás da Expressāo @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Terry Giles “Bom samaritano” é um rótulo frequentemente usado para descrever...

Kate Holbrook (1972-2022) @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Com pesar, noticiamos o falecimento da historiadora Kate Holbrook, ocorrido no sábado...

LDS Church Should Throw Its Resources into Making Mandated Reporting Universal in US @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  ...If the LDS Church wants me to believe its rhetoric about ending child abuse, it can...

The Strength of Serious Doubt, Difficult Questions, and Disagreement with the LDS Church @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  ...Although I’ll never relinquish questioning as a vehicle for learning or cease to...

Por Que Religião é Mais do Que Crença — Uma Defesa do Mormonismo Cultural @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Matthew Bowman Há muitos termos para se referir a pessoas que frequentam as reuniões...

O Que é Um Templo Santo dos Últimos Dias? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Taylor Petrey Os templos d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias,...

Igreja SUD Demite Funcionário em SP, Justiça Ordena Reintegraçāo @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Funcionário afirma que sua demissāo foi motivada por homofobia. A Associaçāo...

Pela Bandeira do Paraíso, de Jon Krakauer, Ganha Adaptação na Tela, Renova Polêmicas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Um dos livros mais populares e incômodos sobre mormonismo das últimas décadas, Pela...

Ending the Objectification of Exalted Women: Joseph Smith’s Antidote to Literal Offspring Theology @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  LDS women deserve a better theology than the current literal offspring theology that...

Políticos ‘Lavam as Mãos’ e Culpam Outros Desde a Crucificação de Jesus @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Tony Keddie O ato de lavar as mãos recebeu uma cobertura substancial no ano passado...

Do You Hear in General Conference what LGBTQIA Members Hear? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  GENERAL CONFERENCE IS upon us. Many LDS are preparing to hear the admonition, advice, and...

Igreja Mórmon Anuncia Doação Bilionária @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias anunciou, às vésperas de sua...

On Being Heavenly Mother’s Daughter in an Era of Retrenchment @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  IN MY FOUR DECADES as a Latter-day Saint, I’ve not known a man who craved a...

Heavenly Mother Reportedly on the Outs with Priesthood Authorities @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  A FEW WEEKS BACK, I offered the closing prayer in my ward’s sacrament meeting and...

Will the LDS Church Ever Be Less Patriarchal? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  LAST SUNDAY NIGHT, a cute set of young male missionaries, along with a brother from our...

The Economist: O Mormonismo Conseguirá Prosperar Como Fé Global? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Os problemas que afetam o progresso d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos...

Em Comunidades Polígamas, Raízes Profundas de Desconfiança Definem Hesitação Para Com Vacinas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Cristina Rosetti Desde o início da pandemia do COVID-19, a Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos...

LDS Women [don’t really] Have Priesthood Authority @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  As an active LDS woman of a mature age, I’ve participated in many lessons on the LDS...

LDS LGBT+ Youth are Watching: A Gay Man’s Reminder to Speak Up @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  GUEST POST: Growing up in primary, it was ingrained in me that I always needed to live...

On Elder Holland, the BYU Speech, and Error @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  FROM THE POST: Many LDS rank Elder Holland as their favorite apostle because he has...

Spring 2021 General Conference Open Thread @ Mormon Momma
  -  I will live blog as I…feel like it. Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments...

The Question of Absolute Compliance @ Mormon Momma
  -  There's an old humorous saying: Catholics claim the pope is infallible, but no one...

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...

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...

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...

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

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):...

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...