Even More Islands and Atolls

Michael Mclean on what we do when we feel nothing. A review of his faith crisis. @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Michael Mclean had a faith crisis? I grew up on his songs, and the composer and author...

Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Dieter F. Uchtdorf on belief @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Dieter F. Uchtdorf spoke at the BYU devotional this week, on the subject of doubt and...

On always being wrong . . . @ Wheat & Tares
  -  A quote from Brigham Young: “It floods my heart with sorrow to see so many Elders...

The Necessity of Doubt @ Wheat & Tares
  -  This past Sunday Elder and Sister Renlund participated in a devotional for young single...

Purity of Purpose vs. Diversity of Thought @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The increasing political polarization in our country has some interesting parallels in...

Need a lift? Listen as four talented Elders sing to a song @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Four talented Elders singing to a song written by an Elder Bromley! Check it out! Read...

Replacement Theology @ Wheat & Tares
  -  So I’m reading Jesus: First-Century Rabbi (Paraclete Press, 2014) by Rabbi David...

Crise na Igreja SUD Influencia Novos Programas? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Ontem, o Apóstolo Dale Renlund discursou, junto com sua esposa Ruth, em uma devocional...

Thomas Wayment on Bible Translations, JST @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Joseph Smith wrote Article of Faith 8: “We Believe the Bible to be the word of God as...

Brigham Young: Sinais e Símbolos da Investidura @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Presidente Brigham Young fez os seguintes comentários sobre a importância dos sinais...

Lessons in Love — Holly Richardson and the Mormon Channel discuss letting go of your idea of “the perfect life” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Have you ever had to let go of the perfect life you’d imagined? Holly had to. Read the...

“Integrity and Trust: Lessons from Watergate and Today” convened by Deseret News brings key Watergate figures Bob Woodward and Elder D. Todd Christofferson together @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  On Jan. 14, 2019 at the Newseum in Washington DC, the Deseret News will convene a...

Meridian Magazine’s “Come, Follow Me” Podcast launched @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Maurine and Scot Proctor of Meridian Magazine have spent extensive time in the Holy Land,...

Forget the Poet. Love the Poem @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I never thought I’d post the above image online. I only took it to bookmark the time I...

Punting into the Next Life @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Similar to putting hard things on a shelf, sometime we we push them clear until the next...

Purse, Bag, and Sword @ Wheat & Tares
  -  In Luke’s Gospel, during the Passover meal, there is an interesting exchange...

Joseph Smith: Ordenanças do Templo Não Devem Ser Alteradas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Profeta Joseph Smith explicou como as ordenanças do templo que ele havia instituído...

Mudanças no Papel das Mulheres Mórmons Discutidas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Artigo originalmente publicado aqui, e reproduzido com permissão da Religion Dispatches....

Father Forgive them…Not in Original Bible? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  My wife gathered the family together to go over the 1st lesson of the new Home Study...

Some of the latest footage from the Rome Italy temple!!! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Are you excited? Take a look at the latest photos and video! Read the rest on MLH by...

Reflections on how I felt when I attended the new Temple Endowment @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  My wife wrote “Sometimes a true thing can become more true. It’s one of the things I...

VIDEO: Latter-day Saint Nursery children in North Carolina saved from a ‘possum in their room @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Only in the South (North Carolina) would one have to remove a possum from the church...

Brigham Young: Sociedade de Socorro Matou Joseph Smith @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Presidente Brigham Young fez os seguintes comentários sobre a Sociedade de Socorro em...

Igreja Mórmon Cede, Muda Investidura @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja SUD confirma, com relutância, rumores de mudanças a seus rituais templários...

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...

Por Que Tantos Mórmons Mentem e Xingam nas Redes Sociais? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Por que tantos mórmons mentem e xingam outras pessoas nas redes sociais apenas por...

Utah Estado Americano #1 em Abuso Sexual Infantil @ Vozes Mormons
  -  De acordo com um estudo independente, Utah “tem um problema com abuso...

Ex-Deputado Mórmon Comemora Morte de Criança @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A criança de 7 anos de idade, Jakelin Ameí Rosmery Caal Maquin, morreu enquanto sob...

Senador Mórmon Defende Estuprador, Critica Vítima @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Senador Federal dos Estados Unidos da América Orrin Hatch, membro d’A Igreja de...

Special #LightTheWorld Tongan Tabernacle Musical Broadcast — a must see! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  This Christmas season, the Tongan community came together in a historic Tabernacle...

Susan Edwards Art joins in the #LightTheWorld movement with a beautiful painting called “Be It Unto Me” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Susan says: As the artist of this painting, “Be it Unto Me,” I think of the theme of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...