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Lutheran, LDS leaders forge common ground during regional meeting

The Rev. James Gonia and Elder Keetch found common ground during a meeting of Lutheran clergy.

LDS artist J. Kirk Richards says leaps of faith, prayer helped him find success

It’s taken more than a decade of leaps of faith, frugal living, earnest prayer and hard work, but things are working out for artist J. Kirk Richards. Read more »

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Thinking it's a joke, man hangs up on pope; gets papal hug

Hang up on Pope Francis and you might get a hug. Read more »

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Book reviews: Two novels about Mormon spy are Whitney Award finalists

Talia is 12 days into her marriage and consciously subduing her spy tendencies. She still struggles, as she makes breakfast in bed for her new husband, to compartmentalize her dangerous job and... Read more »

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200,000th digitized book milestone announced

FamilySearch recently announced the publication of the 200,000th digitized historical book online at books.familysearch.org. The books are from a variety of libraries and organizations in the U.S.... Read more »

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BYU Cougarettes, National Hip-Hop Champions, say unique standards key to success

On April 11, the Cougarettes were named the National Hip-Hop Champions at the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. Coach Jodi Maxfield believes her dancers'... Read more »

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Mormon man's half-court shot is a reminder for family that miracles happen

Alan Smith, a volunteer at the Jordan River Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, won a competition in 2006 that he called his “$50,000 Miracle.” Read more »

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Lutheran, LDS leaders forge common ground during Lutheran's regional meeting

The Rev. James Gonia, Bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Elder Von G. Keetch of the LDS Church's First Quorum of the Seventy found common ground... Read more »

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LDS sister missionaries assaulted in Chile

Two sister missionaries are recovering after men broke into their apartment at about 6 a.m. Thursday morning and assaulted and robbed them, a church spokesman said Friday. Police have arrested two... Read more »

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Pope defends soon-to-be saint vs Native American objections

Pope Francis on Saturday praised the zeal of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he will make a saint when he visits the United States this fall but whom Native Americans contend brutally... Read more »

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Q&A: David Brooks on character, sin and rumors about his religious journey

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New York Times columnist David Brooks is the most unconventional of conservatives — the kind of traditionalist who has crossover appeal to liberals and progressives. Read more »

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Faith voices call for calm, unity and justice in Baltimore

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Clergy representing many faith traditions have issued calls for calm, unity and justice in Baltimore, a city riven by rioting since the death while in police custody of Freddie Gray. Read more »

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Book review: Whitney finalist 'An Ocean atween Us' shares historical story of Atlantic crossing, coal mining

William Glover the Fourth is a teenager in a Scottish coal-mining town in the 1820s who has his eye on Lucie and plans to marry her in the historical novel “An Ocean atween Us,” the... Read more »

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ValueSpeak: How did my toddler grandson survive a precarious situation? God knows

Jon and I didn't save Will last Sunday; we only retrieved him. Someone else saved him. And God knows. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Tree veneration in India and the Bible

Studying the Hindu traditions of India can shed light on ancient rituals described in the Bible but now long dead. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Why the cartoonist of Charlie Hebdo will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad

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Renald Luzier, a cartoonist who frequently contributes to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has decided he no longer has any interest in depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Q&A: From Ferguson to Baltimore, black America’s faith is tested

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In the past week, the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, a black Episcopal priest and religion professor at Baltimore’s Goucher College, joined students as they watched, analyzed and agonized about... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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LDS Church announces open house, rededication of Montreal Temple

A seventh LDS temple will be dedicated or rededicated in 2015, the church's First Presidency announced on Friday. The Montreal Quebec Temple renovation is nearing completion, and an open house will... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Pope stokes flames ahead of US trip even as he ends problems

When Pope Francis visits the United States this fall, he can expect the same rock-star adulation that greets him wherever he goes. But his positions on hot-button issues such as the death penalty... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Spirituality may be key to 'dying well,' even in a less-religious age

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A recent conference in New York City helped participants learn to look at their own death through a spiritual lens. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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God will give you more than you can handle, I guarantee it

When I realized the simple fact that God can — and will — give us more than we can possibly bear, it got easier. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Online system will allow Mormons to pay tithing, donations and mission contributions digitally

The LDS Church now has an online donation system that members can use to pay tithing and other offerings, such as fast offerings and contributions to the humanitarian and missionary funds. Read more »

April 30, 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 30, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: A different view of the parable of the talents

"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Scott Walker plugs a Jesus devotional book, and sales skyrocket

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When Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker spoke last Saturday to an influential gathering of Christian conservatives in an Iowa church, he brought along a little reading material. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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6 things to expect in the pope’s address to Congress

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WASHINGTON — Everyone wants Congress to stop fighting and get working, and that includes Pope Francis, a top adviser said Wednesday in a preview of the pope’s upcoming U.S. trip. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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