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Spiritual journey leads 3-term U.S. senator to LDS Church

Larry Pressler was confirmed by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid and baptized by Clayton Christensen.

Spiritual journey leads 3-term U.S. senator to LDS Church

The announcement was ordinary and without fanfare. Larry Pressler would be confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the weekly services of the Chevy Chase... Read more »

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Tickets sell out for 'Book of Mormon' musical's Salt Lake run

The only tickets left Monday night for the "Book of Mormon" musical's summer tour stop in Salt Lake City were for seats with partially obstructed views, but the resale market is robust. Also, the... Read more »

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BYU scholar examines third episode of 'A.D.': Creative liberties increasingly common

A.D." continues to be engaging, inspiring entertainment. But as the series proceeds, it is becoming even more important for those interested in the Bible to spend time with the text itself to see... Read more »

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Poll: LDS Church influence over Legislature 'just about right'

Just over half of Utahns believe the LDS Church has about the right amount of influence on the Utah Legislature, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll. Read more »

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Does being married bring you closer to God?

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Married mothers are more religious than single and cohabiting mothers, according to a new study from the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research. Read more »

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The best countries in the world for religious freedom

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Where does religious freedom exist across the world? Here's a look at the countries with the least (and most) religious freedom. Read more »

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Q&A: Vatican's U.N. representative brings moral voice to world body

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Unique among participants in the General Assembly's debates, the Most Rev. Bernardito C. Auza, the Vatican's U.N. representative, brings a moral voice to debates about world affairs. Read more »

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Are church youth dances outdated?

Is it time to do away with the youth dance? No. And here are some good reasons why. Read more »

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Influx of Christian programming at Easter prompts mixed reactions

A look at how "Finding Jesus," "Killing Jesus" and "A.D." fared among mainstream and Christian audiences. Read more »

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Joseph and Emma Smith as parents

Joseph and Emma Smith worked together to juggle church responsibilities and family life. Their letters provide inspiration to today's parents, who have similar struggles. Read more »

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1 millionth record added to Jewish family database on FamilySearch

The Knowles Collection, a free online Jewish genealogy database, has recently reached its 1 millionth record milestone and is now easily searchable online through FamilySearch. Read more »

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Book review: 'Gone for a Soldier' is a Civil War adventure with love, action and hope

Brothers Rulon and Ben Owen face similar but unique battles as they try to protect the land the love and the women they cherish. Both must make difficult choices in order to save themselves and the... Read more »

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Number of LDS converts, missionaries increasing; conversion rate declines

A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of proselytizing Latter-day Saints didn't lead to an... Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Orem pediatrician 'happy' to help cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu

Orem pediatrician Matthew Cornish just returned from 10 days of voluntary medical service in the recently-devastated nation of Vanuatu, a tightly-knit group of 83 Pacific islands. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Defending the Faith: The mystery of the orderliness of the universe

We take it for granted, but the fact that the universe makes sense, and that it's even, at its deepest levels, mathematically elegant, is remarkable. Is this significant? Does it point beyond... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Running for God: Why marathons are catching on among the faithful

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Long a place where believers went to sit, churches are becoming a place where people go to exercise, or to be inspired to exercise. And increasingly, that exercise is running. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Book review: 'Murder at Tophouse' has a complicated web of intrigue

Clair M. Poulson's "Murder at Tophouse" is a complicated murder mystery involving a plethora of suspects and sub-crimes. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: A modern airport and a very ancient history

Travelers to and from Israel give little thought to the history of Lod, hoping simply to get through the airport as quickly and painlessly as possible. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Salt Lake University Institute’s Excellence in Education award presented to U's Ingebretsen

Richard J. Ingebretsen was recognized with the Salt Lake University Institute of Religion’s annual Excellence in Education award at a luncheon April 10. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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'Freetown' extended another week in theaters

"Freetown," the movie about a six Liberian Mormon missionaries getting to Freetown, Sierra Leone, during a civil war, has been extended another week in theaters. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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ValueSpeak: A wolf at the door — and in the heart

Ollie and I have a strange and wonderful relationship. I think it’s strange to have a pet that is definitionally wild. Ollie thinks it would be wonderful to eat me. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Thousands of Churches to Join April 26 Stand for Marriage Sunday

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – With the Supreme Court hearing arguments concerning same-sex marriage looming on April 28, EchoLight Studios is continuing sharing the message of the erosion of... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Some Ugandan Muslims retreat in fear amid police hunt

Kassim Segawa prayed inside his local mosque near Uganda's capital but, instead of being in the company of scores of the faithful, on this day he was alone. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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